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Forum: Folding Bikes 07-18-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,490
Posted By 2_i
I am looking for an email receipt, but curiously...

I am looking for an email receipt, but curiously cannot find it. To the best of my memory I ordered the bag directly from Thailand. Regarding Ebay, there is VincitaUSA, but they typically carry...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-17-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,490
Posted By 2_i
Another option lighter than B&W is Vincita B132B...

Another option lighter than B&W is Vincita B132B (https://www.vincita.co.th/collections/brompton-bags/products/b132b-soft-transport-bag-for-brompton-bike) . The bag is a bit clumsy, which is evident...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-12-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By 2_i
In my tests the interference is produced by the...

In my tests the interference is produced by the headlamp driven by a dynamo rather than the dynamo itself. To suppress it, you need to mount ferrite clamp-on beads, see here...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-11-16, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By 2_i
While this is generally true, people do take...

While this is generally true, people do take their more valued 2-wheelers into their offices. One that folds can take less space. One case when I saw a folder being folded was in a line to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-09-16, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 995
Posted By 2_i
During morning commute in China nonelectric bikes...

During morning commute in China nonelectric bikes are a minority - 75% or so can be electric. If you want to compete in the market there, you better have electric models.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 07-05-16, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By 2_i
I leave the computer on, but I made hard to...

I leave the computer on, but I made hard to remove it. To remove my computer, you need to turn it by 45 deg or so. I attached a piece of an L-bar, with a hose clamp, that gets in the way of turning...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-05-16, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By 2_i
To second Trevtassie's post, when in Japan, I was...

To second Trevtassie's post, when in Japan, I was pondering buying such a kickstand, but upon careful examination of its details I realized that it was meant for rear triangle/chainstay peculiarities...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-30-16, 02:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,159
Posted By 2_i
These foam 3M spoke reflectors...

These foam 3M spoke reflectors (https://www.amazon.com/Salzmann-Scotchlite-Spoke-Reflector-Bicycle/dp/B00DNG8DSY) are very good. For a while they were inexplicably expensive in the US while dirt...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-28-16, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By 2_i
Mirrycycle Incredibell Duet...

Mirrycycle Incredibell Duet (http://www.mirrycle.com/item/incredibell-brass-duet/) is of similar size, out of brass, has rotary mechanism and is far cheaper :rolleyes:
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-26-16, 11:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,663
Posted By 2_i
You can put a dedicated cover over a folded...

You can put a dedicated cover over a folded Brompton that keeps the bottom with the wheels on the rack exposed. It looks then as inside a bag but rolls fine. Leaving the zipper partially open on...
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-24-16, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By 2_i
Easy, easy... In China you can get a 6-speed...

Easy, easy... In China you can get a 6-speed Dahon for around 900 yuan.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-04-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By 2_i
It has been quite challenging to fit a particular...

It has been quite challenging to fit a particular BB dynamo to a particular bike, because of the differences in chainstays and bridge. Union had several versions of their BB dynamo to facilitate the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-29-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By 2_i
You could put a power diode in series for the...

You could put a power diode in series for the start. It would shave off 0.6V and you could see where this was going.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-26-16, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By 2_i
Generally all dynamo lamps can be powered by DC,...

Generally all dynamo lamps can be powered by DC, but they may utilize just one direction of AC for charging a standlight capacitor. So in the end, when you power them with DC, you should test the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 05-22-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,738
Posted By 2_i
When riding in France, Google Maps insisted on...

When riding in France, Google Maps insisted on sending me into agricultural roads in bike setting, muddy, overgrown with grass. These would be fine for a short hop but not for long-distance riding. ...
Forum: Commuting 05-05-16, 08:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,694
Posted By 2_i
US is ranked...

US is ranked (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2228rank.html) #18 (http://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=18) in terms of obesity in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-05-16, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,454
Posted By 2_i
Of course things evolve with time, but ~2y ago at...

Of course things evolve with time, but ~2y ago at my location in Guildford I could never find an available bike. They seemed all taken out or maybe damaged.
Forum: Commuting 05-05-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,694
Posted By 2_i
You must be joking! Germany is organized around...

You must be joking! Germany is organized around the idea of decentralization, in that life in a small village can run its course just as well as in a large urban area. Germany is infested with...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-03-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By 2_i
You cannot test everything in the world. You...

You cannot test everything in the world. You check what others have to say (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/434434-new-merc-first-impressions-dilemmas-advice-sought.html) and look for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-02-16, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By 2_i
It is good to beat the bush as something may come...

It is good to beat the bush as something may come out :thumb:. Still, it is not a loud choir of objections over here to my quip :lol:
Forum: Folding Bikes 05-01-16, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,940
Posted By 2_i
This...

This (http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1029677-time-sell-flamingo-brompton-esque-folder.html) and other threads on actual experiences with some Brompton clones, spanning the time from the...
Forum: Commuting 04-28-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,694
Posted By 2_i
I started myself riding in Germany. Following...

I started myself riding in Germany. Following the stay I was hooked and could not stop. As to the sport type riders, they come out Sunday morning, so if you are not out there yourself you may miss...
Forum: Commuting 04-24-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By 2_i
In my experience Shiftmate walks over time. I...

In my experience Shiftmate walks over time. I found it an OK solution for a while but over time it becomes cumbersome, i.e. something more permanent needs to be sought. Still the many available...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-22-16, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By 2_i
I prefer more pins, particularly in the middle,...

I prefer more pins, particularly in the middle, of the VP Vice pedals
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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 04-03-16, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By 2_i
It is obviously not possible to give a...

It is obviously not possible to give a pronouncement that applies to every case of a broken lever, but in near absolute majority of cases (say 99%) the breaking is an evidence that the user does not...
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