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Forum: Folding Bikes 05-17-08, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By af895
Brompton in Ottawa, Canada?

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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 02-12-06, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By af895
I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all...

I had trouble getting Wiegel Framesaver at all because of shipping regulations (flammible?).
I ended up using Boiled Linseed Oil. Works GREAT. Dries to something resembling hard cheese. Seems to be...
Forum: Touring 02-09-06, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,566
Posted By af895
I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like...

I've made and used the Pepsi-can stove but like the durability of the Trangia and have since switched. A Trangia-mini packs in it's own cook-pot with a skillet as lid. Good for 1-2 people - go with a...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 02-08-06, 06:40 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 16,197
Posted By af895
http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg ...

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/B67.jpg

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/bike/big/side_colourized.jpg

Honey B67 on KHS F20 Westwood. The more Proofide you rub in, the darker the Honey coloured Brooks...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-29-06, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By af895
I thought I replied to this already...? Yes,...

I thought I replied to this already...?

Yes, you can cut the wire. I've done this to run the wire down the inside of a stem & steerer tube for a cleaner install.

See:...
Forum: Touring 01-29-06, 07:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,421
Posted By af895
Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring. ...

Topeak Morph pump. No substitute for touring.
Search the forum on it - you'll turn up a lot of threads.
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-29-06, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By af895
YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect...

YES. You can cut the wire and splice a disconnect in.
One of my rainy-day projects: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=134260

The cable on the VDO uses a single central conductor and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-29-06, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 611
Posted By af895
CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on...

CAUTION when putting a cordless cycle-computer on a 20" wheeled folding bike: The distance between the transmitter and computer is MUCH greater than on a conventional bike. You may experience lost...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-29-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 728
Posted By af895
KHS folders accomodate a conventional front...

KHS folders accomodate a conventional front derailleur clamped to the seat-tube.

Google "e-type derailleur" for an option that works with any bike. You'd have to factor that cost into the price of...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 01-29-06, 09:48 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 17,202
Posted By af895
Wurm, B72, B66 and B67 all share the same...

Wurm,
B72, B66 and B67 all share the same leather: 210x260mm. I went with the B67 and love it. I'm sure the others are equally comfortable. Mine's angled up quite a bit too....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-29-06, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By af895
Better is a subjective term. Some people would...

Better is a subjective term.
Some people would say external bearing bottom-brackets are a solution looking for a problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-28-06, 11:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By af895
Heh. I was riding in the downtown core last...

Heh.

I was riding in the downtown core last August and came to a corner where a bunch of cops were standing around, some kind of traffic watch.

One of them says, "hey! is that a Bike Friday?"...
Forum: Living Car Free 01-28-06, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,362
Posted By af895
The American way of life is a threat to the...

The American way of life is a threat to the American way of life.
Forum: Winter Cycling 01-28-06, 07:07 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 76,661
Posted By af895
+40F (about +5C) *beautiful* sunny blue sky...

+40F (about +5C)
*beautiful* sunny blue sky here in Eastern Ontario, Canada! :D

Did a quick 6km jaunt around the neighborhood wearing...

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Microfiber short sleeved polo shirt.
Long...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-28-06, 06:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,406
Posted By af895
Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use...

Found links for modifying a lock-ring tool to use without a chainwhip:
http://www.mark-ju.net/bike_ride/equipment/hypercracker.htm
http://ohmelovelo.dnsalias.org/tools/tools.html

For on-bike,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-28-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By af895
I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it...

I'd disassemble it and figure out what made it tick before putting ANY force on it. :)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-28-06, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,616
Posted By af895
Sajikumar, I did this myself last year after...

Sajikumar,
I did this myself last year after asking the folks here if there were any issues to consider.
The short answer is: go for it.

The only hardware on my bike that used Philips (star)...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-27-06, 10:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,225
Posted By af895
Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how...

Meridebikes: I LOVE that tuxedo jersey. Dunno how often I'd wear it but I want one. :)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-27-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 420,304
Posted By af895
Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you...

Bikerjohn: Doesn't LOOK low-end! Where did you find that and what's the brand/model?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-27-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 899
Posted By af895
This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano...

This thread discusses PowerLinks and Shimano chains, FWIW: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=133545
Forum: Touring 01-25-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 994
Posted By af895
Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your...

Thought I'd post some pics of France to whet your appetite. ;)

http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/French_swan.jpg
http://www.ncf.ca/~af895/LJ/gallery_1/alley.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling 01-25-06, 03:55 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 2,930
Posted By af895
If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines,...

If, instead of candy bars & tabloid magazines, every grocery store checkout in North America had bins of Livestrong bracelets, I wonder how long it would be until a cure for cancer was found, on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-25-06, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By af895
Stargazer48, Don't get too caught up in the...

Stargazer48,
Don't get too caught up in the weight of a bike. Anything south of 30lbs is fine. A 17lb bike that breaks at the first curb is not a bike you'll be happy or confident with.

Most of...
Forum: Touring 01-25-06, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 994
Posted By af895
I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular...

I'm going to go ahead and make the unpopular statement that it's likely much safer to cycle-tour Western Europe than most of the US on account of one issue: driver attitude.
Most of my experience is...
Forum: Folding Bikes 01-24-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By af895
To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained...

To date, I've seen one folder locked up - chained to a rack in front of a popular pub in the heart of the city core. (it was a Dahon Impulse D6)

I bought a folder in part because I don't want to...
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