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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By Barchettaman

I have a folding bike and also ride an e-bike...

I have a folding bike and also ride an e-bike with the Bosch mid mounted motor.

You definitely donīt want to be using the Bosch MMM for a folding bike application, itīs just too bloody heavy.
...
Forum: Commuting
05-21-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,641
Posted By Barchettaman

Get a cheap rucksack. Get a cheap...

Get a cheap rucksack.

Get a cheap waterproof hi-viz rucksack cover.

Use an inner bag if itís pouring down.

Job done!
Forum: Commuting
05-19-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,770
Posted By Barchettaman

OP here. Iíve now done about 750km on the...

OP here.

Iíve now done about 750km on the thing.

For an urban commute with riding on shared bike/pedestrian paths, a 16mph assistance cut-out feels about right, safety-wise.

It would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 02:13 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,480
Posted By Barchettaman

Iíd consider a Tern Node if you can test one. ...

Iíd consider a Tern Node if you can test one.

Iím a fan of folders with bigger wheels. The Node has 24Ē rims.

My folder is a Dahon Espresso, 26Ē rims, rides pretty much like a normal hybrid,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By Barchettaman

Consider: what you need it for (long/short...

Consider:

what you need it for (long/short commutes, on/off road)

where you will (need to) store it at home and at your destination

whether you have to lift it a lot

what your budget is.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Barchettaman

It comes with its own foldaway case. A bag...

It comes with its own foldaway case.

A bag in a bag:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Barchettaman

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,142
Posted By Barchettaman

What, mine? i bought a Dahon Espresso and...

What, mine?

i bought a Dahon Espresso and swapped in a new drivetrain, wheelset, tyres, brakes and handlebars.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Barchettaman

I found this for Ä27 shipped so will give it a...

I found this for Ä27 shipped so will give it a go.

Itís a bit too big but at that price I canít complain.

Iíll post photos when it arrives if anyone is interested.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Barchettaman

Suitcase for 26Ē folder?

Anyone successfully used one? Which would you recommend?

My Dahon Espresso has pretty skinny tyres so that might help!

Thanks in advance for all and any advice!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,142
Posted By Barchettaman

Sorry, that should read Magura! this thread...

Sorry, that should read Magura!

this thread may be of interest:

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/917870-conversion-dahon-espresso-drops-sti-s.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,142
Posted By Barchettaman

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My Dahon Espresso rides pretty well. It has a 2x10...
Forum: Commuting
04-17-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,770
Posted By Barchettaman

I have a set of Big Apple-style tyres that I got...

I have a set of Big Apple-style tyres that I got a few years ago for very little money, that Iíll throw on I think.

They are a hoot to ride. Super things.
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,988
Posted By Barchettaman

I bought a folding bike 18 months ago, Itís...

I bought a folding bike 18 months ago,

Itís a larger-wheeled model, I donít need a small fold.

i ended up using it so much that Iíve pimped it with lightweight components and a 105...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,359
Posted By Barchettaman

Haha! Small world. We were in Seehofstrasse, and...

Haha! Small world. We were in Seehofstrasse, and are now just outside town up in Nieder-Erlenbach.

Hope you get on with the Decathlon one, or whatever you decide. The kids absolutely loved being...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,359
Posted By Barchettaman

The Decathlon one will be fine. We put our...

The Decathlon one will be fine.

We put our two in a RŲmer Sulky, which they loved. Not at the same time, I hasten to add!!

Whilst available second hand in Germany I would be surprised if you...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,770
Posted By Barchettaman

Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is...

Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is a reasonable justification for getting one.

My best time on my drop bar commuter bike was 29mins, and that was taking loads of risks and I was a...
Forum: Commuting
04-14-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,770
Posted By Barchettaman

Iíve crossed over to the dark side (e-bike content)

So, after 6 1/2 years of my 25km commute (often twice a day) I have bowed to the inevitable, followed my wifeís example and got a Pedelec.

Itís restricted to 16mph so I still get some exercise...
03-19-19, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7,318
Views: 1,911,254
Posted By Barchettaman

^ That is a parts-bin special, a Swiss-made...

^ That is a parts-bin special, a Swiss-made ĎTitaní with fluted Oria tubing, running 2x10 Shimano 105.

The BB is swiss threaded which is a complete PITA. I ended up using a Ďrescueí square taper...
03-19-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 7,318
Views: 1,911,254
Posted By Barchettaman

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03-18-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 730
Posted By Barchettaman

What a beauty! Remarkable condition. Mine is...

What a beauty! Remarkable condition.

Mine is running a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain, thread here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/955071-oops-accidental-merckx-corsa-extra-purchase.html):...
03-18-19, 12:07 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,043
Posted By Barchettaman

I got one - a Cube Reaction, lightly-used, for...

I got one - a Cube Reaction, lightly-used, for €900 (they retailed at €2000).

The electric assist cuts out at 16.5 mp/h, I seem to spend most of the road rides just above this threshold so it's a...
03-07-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By Barchettaman

Making a ghetto 'sub compact' out of an old triple

Anyone done this?

i need lower gearing on my commuter (currently 46/36).

I have an old 52/42/30 triple and BB sat here. Could I take off the big ring, swap in some singlespeed bolts and ride it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barchettaman

I was a bit cramped so fitted a cheap extender...

I was a bit cramped so fitted a cheap extender from China. Does the job!

Also, I wasnít getting on with the bullhorns so swapped in a cut down flat bar and some Ergon grips. Itís much better now.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,343
Posted By Barchettaman

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01-09-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,043
Posted By Barchettaman

They are everywhere you look on the roads of...

They are everywhere you look on the roads of Stuttgart.

Here in Frankfurt theyīre becoming much more popular.

Theyīre wonderful things and hilarious to ride. Anything that gets people out of...
01-09-19, 03:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Barchettaman

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All done. The singlespeed crank fouled the NDS BB cup - it sat too far inboard -...
11-21-18, 03:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks, will try!

Thanks, will try!
11-21-18, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 249
Posted By Barchettaman

Stopping rubber Ergo grips slipping

My kid has rubber Ergo-style grips on his commuter bike.

They are a friction fit and keep rotating round the bar to 'point' downwards, rather than just above the horizontal.

Any tips for...
11-16-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks chaps. Will proceed with the Ofmega, as...

Thanks chaps. Will proceed with the Ofmega, as soon as the threadless ST BB has arrived.

The BB is Swiss-threaded and I canít find them anywhere, so I went with one of the threadless ones.

Iíll...
11-16-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 340
Posted By Barchettaman

Would this crankset be OK for a 1x road conversion?

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks. Cheap? Dunno, £20? Iím thinking...

Thanks.

Cheap? Dunno, £20? Iím thinking maybe one of those big market-style bags from Sports Direct in the UK would work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-18, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Barchettaman

Bag Ďhackí for a 26Ē folder?

Morning all,

Apparently the ĎDimpaí storage bag from IKEA is a perfect fit for a Brompton, and costs £3. Who knew? Well, not me anyway!

Does anyone know of a cheap, bigger zip-bag that would...
09-25-18, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

I had an online chat with the seller, seemed a...

I had an online chat with the seller, seemed a decent bloke so I bought it! Here we go...
09-23-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

That does look lovely. Just out of interest,...

That does look lovely.

Just out of interest, what would you say the max. tyre clearance is? Could I get a 700c/28 under the fork crown and rear brake bridge?
09-22-18, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

It does seem to me that I could build it it up...

It does seem to me that I could build it it up into a really, really lovely bike.
09-22-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

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09-22-18, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

Ports look plastic to me: ...

Ports look plastic to me:

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09-22-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

Good point! Will do.

Good point! Will do.
09-22-18, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

Iíll drink to that!

Iíll drink to that!
09-22-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 844
Posted By Barchettaman

Koga Miyata Exerciser - thoughts?

For sale near me is this Koga Miyata frame set plus random parts.
...
09-20-18, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Barchettaman

Iíve just been round it again, the spoke tensions...

Iíve just been round it again, the spoke tensions seem pretty even so I think I got lucky this time.

thanks for the information!

Simon
09-19-18, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

Thanks Bob, all interesting stuff. Letís hope...

Thanks Bob, all interesting stuff.
Letís hope the BB I have ordered works. The crankset will sit 5mm more inboard so that should be plenty.

Frustratingly, I could have used that Italian-threaded...
09-18-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

Iíll stick the UN91 on the Bay as I have no use...

Iíll stick the UN91 on the Bay as I have no use for it.
09-18-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

Oops sorry, I misread! Well, looks like the...

Oops sorry, I misread! Well, looks like the mystery is solved and the correct BB ordered!
cheers all
Simon
09-18-18, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

36 x 24T 70 on the drive side cup, thatís...

36 x 24T 70 on the drive side cup, thatís Italian, right?
09-18-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

Nope, standard BSA! Maybe the un91 BB has Italian...

Nope, standard BSA! Maybe the un91 BB has Italian threading?
09-18-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Barchettaman

Sorted it today, it was actually a 559/26Ē...

Sorted it today, it was actually a 559/26Ē wheelset so I used one of the kidís 26Ē bikes and retensioned the wheel ghetto-style, with the brake blocks!

Both wheels are running perfectly true and...
09-18-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

The BB I wanted to use was a Shimano UN-91,...

The BB I wanted to use was a Shimano UN-91, spindle length 108mm

it had a cup diameter of 35.7mm

The one that came out had a cup diameter of 34,6mm.


Thoughts?
09-18-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 289
Posted By Barchettaman

Weird square taper diameter issue!

Hi all,

Todayís job was swapping in a new 50/34 crankset.

I couldnít get the FD to shift into the big ring, no problem, Iím sure thereís a new BB in the parts bin.... go to fit it but the...
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