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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-26-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,576
Posted By Winfried
Just use a carton box, ideally the one used by...

Just use a carton box, ideally the one used by Brompton if you're flying from a city that has a dealership.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-08-16, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 533
Posted By Winfried
I have an Alfine 11 on a big bike, and, besides...

I have an Alfine 11 on a big bike, and, besides the weight on the rear wheel, the IGH does add a bit of drag compared to the same type of bike with a derailleur, but nothing major. The bike is still...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-06-16, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Winfried
Thanks much. Considering the awkward fold,...

Thanks much.

Considering the awkward fold, with the chain left on the outside, it's just as well it was discontinued:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LenLBq3bmU

Reminds me of the Dutch-made...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-06-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Winfried
Identifying this Ridgeback folder?

Hello

I saw a Ridgeback folder on a trip recently in London.

https://goo.gl/photos/b5FR6u1wNsgQwZeTA

Does someone know more about it?

Thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-06-16, 12:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By Winfried
Link?

Link?
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-30-16, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Winfried
About the anti-rotation washers: 1. Do they fit...

About the anti-rotation washers:
1. Do they fit any dropout?
2. Are they needed because the gears in the hub rotate around the central axis, hence the need for those washers to keep it from...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-30-16, 02:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By Winfried
Out of curiosity, how do I install an IGH on a...

Out of curiosity, how do I install an IGH on a bike that either is single speed, or has a derailleur?


Check overlocknut distance (OLD) to make sure the gear hub will fit
Find a way to tune...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-29-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,141
Posted By Winfried
The frame on the Birdy doesn't fold. But a bit on...

The frame on the Birdy doesn't fold. But a bit on the expensive side.

As for mini-vélos, I understand that the horizontal tube is fine for Asian riders but often too short for Western riders.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-24-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,184
Posted By Winfried
Cheaper Bromptons. Good news :-)

Cheaper Bromptons. Good news :-)
Forum: Europe 06-06-16, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Winfried
I also intend to hit the Cycle Revolution exhibit...

I also intend to hit the Cycle Revolution exhibit (https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/cycle-revolution) at the Design Museum before it folds at the end of the month.

(For some reason, hitting...
Forum: Europe 06-06-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By Winfried
Bike-related things to see in London?

Hello,

Shortly, I'll be in London for a week, and was wondering what bike-related things would be interesting to see, such as the so-called Cycle Superhighways...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-04-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
It's not just the fabric + needle: If the...

It's not just the fabric + needle: If the fabric's too thick, you need a more powerful sewing machine.

I bought the fabric (1x1.50m) from a small store that makes/sells kites, but obviously, it...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-04-16, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
Problem solved: It only took a bit of spinnaker...

Problem solved: It only took a bit of spinnaker sail (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinnaker), which is cheap, light, strong, and easy to sew even when just starting with a sewing machine:

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Forum: Folding Bikes 06-03-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By Winfried
More models from the actual manufacturer (In...

More models from the actual manufacturer (In pre-Brexit Europe, can be ordered from Spain (https://www.facebook.com/ori.bikes.spain/)):
Products | ORi Life Style Folding Bikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-01-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
I'll give sewing a try. If that fails, I'll just...

I'll give sewing a try. If that fails, I'll just pay someone to do it for me.

Thanks.

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Edit: I'd like to find/order the same type of fabric. The Dahon cover has no info about it: If you...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-01-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
But then, I'll have to either carry those...

But then, I'll have to either carry those cardboards with me or try to find some when I board a bus.

An opaque fabric solves the problem.
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-31-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,907
Posted By Winfried
For almost two years, I've been using ATF in my...

For almost two years, I've been using ATF in my Alfine 11 instead of the super expensive oil sold by Shimano*. No problem so far.

*...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-31-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
I'd rather something opaque so people (bus...

I'd rather something opaque so people (bus drivers…) can't see that it's a bike.

For some reason, folding bikes are considered by bus companies as regular bikes, and thus require paying extra,...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-31-16, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Winfried
[Brompton] Dahon-like carry on cover?

Hello

I like the Dahon carry on cover better than the one that comes with the Brompton because the former is much lighter and more compact:
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However, it's meant for much bigger bikes, so...
Forum: Touring 05-30-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,540
Posted By Winfried
I don't use helmets, but I can recommend the...

I don't use helmets, but I can recommend the Fulap (http://www.spaddeville.com/ukcollection.html) as rain cape: Light, waterproof enough to ride hours under heavy rain, quick drying:...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-27-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,975
Posted By Winfried
Apparently, it's only available for the Asian...

Apparently, it's only available for the Asian market?

Here's an FB page from the Philippines:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.696736483776289.1073741850.690985067684764&type=3
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-25-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,187
Posted By Winfried
Considering that, unlike other folderss, a folded...

Considering that, unlike other folderss, a folded Brompton can be rolled without any problem, that BF prototype has no competitive advantage. Besides, the titanium version of the Brompton is even...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-24-16, 03:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 36,435
Posted By Winfried
Not just in N.A. : I happen to use the Brompton...

Not just in N.A. : I happen to use the Brompton to travel, and finding even inner tubes is impossible outside major cities, where Brompton retailers (http://www.brompton.com/Find-a-Store) can be...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-22-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By Winfried
I found a much simpler solution: Just ask a...

I found a much simpler solution: Just ask a retailer to give you the original box Bromptons come in. It only takes a couple of couple of minutes to remove the clamps, and possibly remove the left...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-14-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,061
Posted By Winfried
The cheapest is the China-assembled World Speed @...

The cheapest is the China-assembled World Speed @ 1.200€. The European-assembled models sell for over 2K€.



I beg to differ: Unlike the Brompton, the two, 5kg bags it'll carry sit on the front...
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