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    You might consider getting first a toss-away bike...

    You might consider getting first a toss-away bike or renting to give yourself time for picking the ultimate one. Also contact ADFC Dortmund. I am sure they can give you good suggestions.
  2. Nowadays, I try to ride TopContact Winter during...

    Nowadays, I try to ride TopContact Winter during winters for as long as I can, because they minimize for me the need to swap tires, They are OK for short patches of ice and for mixed surface. ...
  3. I now do most of the winters on the Continental...

    I now do most of the winters on the Continental Top Contact Winter tires. They have no studs, but a rubber composition and threads that keep them grippy even to some extent on pure ice. However,...
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    Never needed to service a headset and never owned...

    Never needed to service a headset and never owned a CK headset. From Sheldon Brown "Headsets are pretty durable, and hardly ever need to be serviced if your bicycle has a front fender."
  5. I cannot see a thing on that page, besides top...

    I cannot see a thing on that page, besides top ribbon. Win 8.1+FF 42.0. Count me out :twitchy:
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    I recognize the bottle cage and in my experience...

    I recognize the bottle cage and in my experience it is atrocious. In fact, I bought it discounted at 15% or so of the original price. Other than for pondering what makes good and what bad design,...
  7. Older TA indeed had M23-1.0 threads, but TA...

    Older TA indeed had M23-1.0 threads, but TA Zephyr, at least towards the end of its production had already M22-1.0. There is a VAR puller with 22/23 on the two sides. I normally put self-extracting...
  8. Yes, combined personal* and others experience +...

    Yes, combined personal* and others experience + understanding what makes a good tool. That tool is designed to strip as many crank threads as possible.

    *Threads stripped in my TA Zephyr at the...
  9. Stripping threads in cranks is a topic of its...

    Stripping threads in cranks is a topic of its own. There was a parallel thread discussing Park Tool, with posters asking about examples of poor design. I strongly suspect that, per crank, their...
  10. You cannot helicoil a crank. There are indeed...

    You cannot helicoil a crank. There are indeed dedicated tool sets for rethreading, by Var, by Stein and by Cyclus. They cost more than a typical crankset and even better bike shops will rarely have...
  11. I own the top one of those. They are marketed...

    I own the top one of those. They are marketed for regional markets only. To the extent that I know the Dahon is not in charge of their production - they are just marketed under the Dahon name and...
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    In China it is very common to see a passenger...

    In China it is very common to see a passenger sitting on the rear rack and, in fact, many bike have a cushion seat attached to the rack, such as here:

    Cushion Seat

    There may be more sturdy...
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    Currently we use Abus Granit X-Plus 1060 chain...

    Currently we use Abus Granit X-Plus 1060 chain with our Brompton and take it along with the bike onto trips. However sturdy and convenient, it is on the heavy side. A chain lock is a bit wasteful...
  14. If it is of any help, I customized the velcro...

    If it is of any help, I customized the velcro straps for use with my Bike Friday, in terms of the stretches of loops and hoops. I sewed the ends of those straps around the frame, to make them stay...
  15. KCNC and Wellgo are Taiwan as well. Homework??

    KCNC and Wellgo are Taiwan as well. Homework??
  16. Generally expect quality issues. If they can...

    Generally expect quality issues. If they can afford it, Chinese themselves try to stay away from Chinese goods produced for Chinese market. There are products that turn out OK but identifying them...
  17. Hmm... tell that to the opticians. When the...

    Hmm... tell that to the opticians. When the made-in-Japan titanium frame of my glasses broke, during a visit to Japan, I found out that the only way to get it fixed was to ship it to the US, where...
  18. Isn't Perfect typically the Enemy of Good?

    Isn't Perfect typically the Enemy of Good?
  19. That was quite a while ago, but I had very good...

    That was quite a while ago, but I had very good experiences dealing with B&M customer service directly. They did not mind, in particular, me opening and meddling with their taillight when it made...
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    Poll: You mean I should put all of this in my pocket...

    You mean I should put all of this in my pocket for riding :p ?!
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    You might be able to tighten the nut on the...

    You might be able to tighten the nut on the Presta head to squeeze the washer inside and enhance the grip of the latter. Like others, I have normally used a Presta head with a Dunlop valve. In the...
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    Poll: The primary cases I use are from Ultimate Add-Ons...

    The primary cases I use are from Ultimate Add-Ons, which I supplement with lower-quality Ebay purchases. I stick velcro hooks to the back of my phone so that I actually don't need to close the pouch...
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    Is the back padded well? The concern might be...

    Is the back padded well? The concern might be obviously of the bike protrusions prodding the back. The lack of wheels at the bottom is a bit of an issue as it is unlikely to have the bike as the...
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    Zefal Dooback mounted reversely on M-bars, both...

    Zefal Dooback mounted reversely on M-bars, both left and right here.
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    Saddles in our household invariably end up with...

    Saddles in our household invariably end up with their outer layer out of the Gorilla tape :innocent:
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