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    Chain tool. Duct tape. Cable ties.

    Chain tool.
    Duct tape.
    Cable ties.
  2. There seem to have been a lot of DT customers...

    There seem to have been a lot of DT customers with less than ideal experiences, here's something to redress the balance.
    I'm in the UK and bought my bike from Yan through eBay. It needed setting up...
  3. Sorry that I can't post a picture of this, but my...

    Sorry that I can't post a picture of this, but my IXFS has a pretty chunky spacer on the non-drive side of the rear axle - it's easily 5mm wide.

    On the other side there is nothing so that the...
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    32mph on my Bickerton. Regularly hit 28mph or...

    32mph on my Bickerton.

    Regularly hit 28mph or 29mph. It's surprisingly stable.
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    You realise this thread is two and a half years...

    You realise this thread is two and a half years old?

    If it's any help I paid 30 for mine in rideable condition (tires with tread and tubes that held air!), but without a bag (Ikea blue bags make...
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    I think there must be more than just Brompton. ...

    I think there must be more than just Brompton.

    The Mu Uno is quoted as being 26cm wide (by Dahon). I have an IXFS and according to the D/T website it is 30cm wide so should just scrape in too.
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    This is very interesting. So apart from the...

    This is very interesting.

    So apart from the Brompton, what else is lees than 30cm/12" wide?

    I think the Dahon Mu uno is 1cm narrower than the Brompton (but this is relying upon the...
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    Whether to choose Marathon Plus depends on how...

    Whether to choose Marathon Plus depends on how and why you use your bike.

    I was getting a puncture every one to two weeks. Getting a puncture meant I would almost certainly miss the train and end...
  9. If I'm understanding RHM's response correctly I...

    If I'm understanding RHM's response correctly I carried out a similar fix when I noticed excessive flex of the swing arm under higher pedal loadings.

    I cut rings (one for each side) that had the...
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    Let me complete that final sentence for you; ...

    Let me complete that final sentence for you;

    Instead of protesting, y don't u guys try to vote ur politicians out of the office. We did with ours, that's y obama is in the office after two terms...
  11. +1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus. +1 for slime. ...

    +1 for Schwalbe Marathon Plus.

    +1 for slime.

    I used to get a puncture every fortnight on average when running my previous tyres at 85psi. Since the use of Marathon plus and slime I've had none...
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    The cables and outers have been kept well lubed...

    The cables and outers have been kept well lubed with teflon spray.

    The shifting is smooth and without resistance - my problem is that the "clicks" on the gripshift between gears are becoming...
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    Thanks for the tip - I think you're quite right,...

    Thanks for the tip - I think you're quite right, I found this;

    SunRace stuff is "plug & play" compatible with Shimano components, as is (obviously) the 1:2 ratio SRAM stuff (Rocket and Attack...
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    Downtube gripshift losing resistance

    I have a DT IX FS and have always been pleased with the Sun Race shifter and derailleur - solid reliable shifts even in the worst of conditions, although a bit agricultural. I particularly liked the...
  15. I replaced the Kendas on my DT IX FS after about...

    I replaced the Kendas on my DT IX FS after about 1,000 miles - they had plenty of tread left but I was getting punctures on a regular basis, which is no fun to repair in the dark, cold and wet winter...
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    That's interesting Jur - what pressure were you...

    That's interesting Jur - what pressure were you running the Marathon Plus tyres at? And what pressure do you run other tyres at?

    I'm interested because the Plusses have a very full and rounded...
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    Hmm - for me this was nearly a very timely...

    Hmm - for me this was nearly a very timely discussion!;)

    I've been running by Dt IX FS on the stock Kenda kwests for almost a year and have racked up 1,000 miles. So far this has been strictly my...
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    Have you tried dismantling the pedal? It...

    Have you tried dismantling the pedal?

    It could just be that a bit of grit has found its way into the pedal - this happened to me. Removed the grit, another dab of lithium grease, reassembled and...
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    Downtube IXFS

    Just after i received the bike I stripped down everything with a bearing in it and repacked it with high grade lithium grease.



    The BB developed an annoying and worsening...
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    tootshoe

    tootshoe?

    Is that like special footwear you can use instead of a bell to warn errant pedestrians of your presence?

    Reckon I need one (or a pair) cos I broke the ding a ling bell on my Downtube....
  21. How about doing a dummy run? At the moment you...

    How about doing a dummy run?

    At the moment you have these concerns that the public transport you are going to be taking will be so crowded that it would prohibit taking even the smallest folding...
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    That's very interesting BB49 - I had never given...

    That's very interesting BB49 - I had never given it much thought and have done a bit of googling. So the size of the contact patch doesn't change with diameter providing none of the other parameters...
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    That's true enough Sammy, and agree with you that...

    That's true enough Sammy, and agree with you that it has come into common usage in place of twit for people whose parents are below the 500k mark. :)

    But I guess the poster's offense came from...
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    I think you may be confusing t w a t with twit? ...

    I think you may be confusing t w a t with twit?

    In my dictionary it's a slightly more polite version of the c word (if that doesn't sound ridiculous).

    All the best,

    R
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