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    Not for weight nor longevity (although longevity...

    Not for weight nor longevity (although longevity would be much better I expect), but just because.
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    My previous prices paid were $105 and $80 for the...

    My previous prices paid were $105 and $80 for the 58t and 42t respectively. I rejected their 1st offer. The 58t I had made 4mm thick for added stiffness, the 42T is 3.2mm thick. There are no ramps...
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    I am looking at getting some titanium chainrings....

    I am looking at getting some titanium chainrings. I have previously bought a 42T and a 58T ring. I designed them to be turned over, so you get double mileage out of them. I put the 58T on my Brompton...
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    Great build! I am taken by the cable housings......

    Great build! I am taken by the cable housings... white, plain plastic, or something more special?

    And how's the frame size?
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    Pine Cone... what front hub do you have? That is...

    Pine Cone... what front hub do you have? That is a very good-looking hub. I am looking for a disc brake hub.
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    RJDennis' box was missing for 2 weeks!! It just...

    RJDennis' box was missing for 2 weeks!! It just passed into the NY center this morning.

    I think they fumbled the NJ destination in China, and it ended up in Mongolia or Tierra Del Fuego or some...
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    Are there still interested parties for a next...

    Are there still interested parties for a next batch? I did q quick scan of this thread and identified these possible interested members:

    maunakea (post #75 )
    12boy (post #121 )
    spudman1 (post...
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    There is quite a problem with the front derailer...

    There is quite a problem with the front derailer bracket on small-wheelers. On the development frame I left it off due to experience with this problem. On this batch I decided to chance it but their...
  9. Thread: Clean lube?

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    Coat it with wax.

    Coat it with wax.
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    Is that a compact crankset? I'm worried the front...

    Is that a compact crankset? I'm worried the front derailer won't reach. A compact will give rather low gearing, with the small wheels a bigger one may be more appropriate...
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    Here is an article on tyre research which I...

    Here is an article on tyre research which I believe to be the last word.

    The Tire Pressure Revolution, by Jan Heine | Road Bike Rider
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    The most important factor in tyre speed is tyre...

    The most important factor in tyre speed is tyre loss, not width or pressure. Tyre losses are from squirming rubber (not a big factor in BAs with its almost smooth tread) and tyre casing suppleness,...
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    I think Big Apples will be faster. Kenda Kwest is...

    I think Big Apples will be faster. Kenda Kwest is a good one but BAs are better. Don't be tempted to pump them over 50psi.
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    Pine Cone: The headset in the plastic bag in your...

    Pine Cone: The headset in the plastic bag in your photo has the cartridge bearing included.
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    Can you make an estimate of the width of the rim?...

    Can you make an estimate of the width of the rim? I would be very surprised if the rims this being an eBike couldn't accommodate Big Apples. The biggest problem is likely not the rims but the frame...
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    From your description the braze on bracket is too...

    From your description the braze on bracket is too far out-board, right? I have to admit, I forgot to specify the chainline issue. I have a 109.5mm road bottom bracket. Maybe a triple BB would work...
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    Wow, that is superb! The black and silver is...

    Wow, that is superb! The black and silver is working very well.

    How easily did the crown ring and the headset cups go in? They have tightened up the tolerances, on my development frame the cups...
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    Mine too. I am blown away by the improvement of...

    Mine too. I am blown away by the improvement of this batch on the development frame. Everything is better. They improved their quality, no question.
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    Sounds like a bargain.

    Sounds like a bargain.
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    That 8.4kg Hasa Ti folder makes a bit of a...

    That 8.4kg Hasa Ti folder makes a bit of a mockery of the Helix inventor's claim to be the world's lightest folding bike.
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    Hasa has a full carbon folder for a LOT less....

    Hasa has a full carbon folder for a LOT less.
    www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/hasa-full-carbon-folding-foldable-bike-9-speed-20/MINIMAX-C

    They also have a full Ti folder at 8.4kg...
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    I built my 1st wheel from Sheldon Brown's site. I...

    I built my 1st wheel from Sheldon Brown's site. I strongly recommend using it.
    to wheelbuild.html
  23. Thread: Birdy thread

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    Not sure a 2nd chainring will work. The...

    Not sure a 2nd chainring will work. The chainguard is important with the Birdy or the chain will fall off during folding.
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    I read his statement as meaning, it happens to...

    I read his statement as meaning, it happens to all *types* of bikes, ie folders as well as plain big-wheelers.
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    You are just lucky. Absence of evidence isn't...

    You are just lucky. Absence of evidence isn't proof of course.

    The 1st time I encountered it was on a cycling tour in Tasmania. My wife was riding a OEM Dahon of which I had replaced the front...
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