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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,431
Posted By CHenry

Perhaps I was not clear to your reading. My...

Perhaps I was not clear to your reading. My comment about chain wrap pertained to an actual 54-22 double, not to the Schlumpf Mountain Drive. Having owned a Brompton with such a driveset now 10...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,431
Posted By CHenry

The Schlumpf Mountain drive is 1: 2.5 so the...

The Schlumpf Mountain drive is 1: 2.5 so the two-chainring equivalent might be 54/22. Does the tensioner even have the capacity for that much chain wrap? The Schlumpf is best used with the BSR rather...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 16,640
Posted By CHenry

A few: 1.The H&H titanium racks (sold at...

A few:

1.The H&H titanium racks (sold at NYCE, and elsewhere) are very nice and light. Mainly it makes a better rolling platform, but it is a good rear rack when you may need one. You can add it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 24,431
Posted By CHenry

Probably not worth it. You would be better off...

Probably not worth it. You would be better off and less bothered to sell your bike--they sell pretty well--and start over with a six speed, one in a color you prefer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,384
Posted By CHenry

If it were one of mine, I would probably apply...

If it were one of mine, I would probably apply synthetic polymer car wax to the post and buff it back to a shine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-17, 05:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

PW bottom brackets are benchmark quality, but...

PW bottom brackets are benchmark quality, but that explains only part of their pricing. They choose a premium niche in the market. They build brackets compatible with nearly every brand made, both...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

I get that, salvage bikes can have corrosion...

I get that, salvage bikes can have corrosion problems, but for bikes that are not neglected, that are cleaned when dirty, that are maintained and stored dry and out of the weather, frozen seatposts...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 09:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

I doubt corrosion is a significant issue. I...

I doubt corrosion is a significant issue. I suspect their motive is costs reduction. If you check their catalog, Shimano is producing only one model of square-taper cartridge bottom bracket, with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

Grease either way. Aluminum alloy seatposts in...

Grease either way. Aluminum alloy seatposts in steel frames don't seem to be corroding away at significant rates.
And I haven't seen where alloy housings or the mounting rings are corroding badly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 09:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

Forged part, or sintermetal? I wonder.

Forged part, or sintermetal? I wonder.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,291
Posted By CHenry

Agreed, the F.A.G. product is both low-cost and...

Agreed, the F.A.G. product is both low-cost and evidently low-quality. I would also prefer Shimano, from my experience, but correct sizing is an issue. The clearance on the M6R I have needing the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,572
Posted By CHenry

Where are the reports of significant structural...

Where are the reports of significant structural rust on maintained and used Bromptons? Except for the issues of surface rusting in the early versions of the raw lacquer-finished bikes, I haven't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-17, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,889
Posted By CHenry

The issue is finding better-quality 1.125 inch...

The issue is finding better-quality 1.125 inch threaded headsets. The Brompton ones are cheap, not sealed bearings. If you buy the ultralight Ti bike option, they use an alloy-bodied headset,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-23-17, 06:00 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,626
Posted By CHenry

I recommend you get a six for hills, and consider...

I recommend you get a six for hills, and consider the -12% chainring (44t instead of 50t) option. Another option would be the Schlumpf Mountain Drive, which when engaged gives you an additional bank...
07-23-17, 05:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 721
Posted By CHenry

For a hybrid build, your hubs are fine. I have...

For a hybrid build, your hubs are fine. I have had good performance from Velocity A23 rims on my hybrid (running 32c tires), using a 3-cross 32h lacing pattern. You might want some drive-side dish on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-17, 05:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,553
Posted By CHenry

The Swift will fit in a Samsonite 30-inch...

The Swift will fit in a Samsonite 30-inch hardside case, without too much disassembly, but it will fit inside only one way. Once you learn how, it is much quicker the second time. (I figured this out...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,572
Posted By CHenry

If you are looking for a folder that has some...

If you are looking for a folder that has some suspension capability, the Reise and Muller Birdy is well regarded. It is expensive, as you would expect on a bike as well featured as it is, but it has...
06-03-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By CHenry

Look into Jones Loop bars or Jones H-bars. I use...

Look into Jones Loop bars or Jones H-bars. I use a loop bar, it has a comfortable backsweep but not straight like Albatross or North Road. It has a 31.8mm diameter mount. I also recommend getting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,697
Posted By CHenry

Suggestions for improvements? As others said...

Suggestions for improvements? As others said above, a 135 mm rear dropout width and an Alfine 11 option, an all-titanium frame and a carbon bar and stem, hydraulic disc brakes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-14, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,363
Posted By CHenry

They need a separable driveside rear triangle if...

They need a separable driveside rear triangle if they want to put belts on the NWT. It's do-able different ways (S&S-type sliding collar, separable bolt-on horizontal rear dropouts that when unbolted...
11-29-11, 10:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,514
Posted By CHenry

Maybe French Gray as an alternative? If you...

Maybe French Gray as an alternative?

If you want the look of gun bluing, a very dark powder finish or lacquer over metallic would be better protection. Even the firearms industry is turning to...
07-31-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,529
Posted By CHenry

Just swipe the little vacuum transport canister...

Just swipe the little vacuum transport canister next time you're at the bank drive-in.
07-31-11, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By CHenry

Just make sure the rims have a rim braking...

Just make sure the rims have a rim braking surface. Disc-only wheels and rims won't work for your purposes.
07-31-11, 06:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By CHenry

Nice build. Do you like the disc front/linear...

Nice build. Do you like the disc front/linear rear arrangement?
07-31-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,400
Posted By CHenry

I changed a 559 ETRTO wheeled bike to a 584 ETRTO...

I changed a 559 ETRTO wheeled bike to a 584 ETRTO (650B). It is a tourer with canti/linear brake posts. I had to change the brakesets to ones that had more adjustability, and am now using Paul...
07-30-11, 05:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,914
Posted By CHenry

What is your intended purpose? The strongest...

What is your intended purpose? The strongest wheels are often built for touring tandems and also for DH racing.

Cost-no-object for hubs, Phil Wood. You can go all the way to 48h IIRC with his...
07-30-11, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By CHenry

Whatever floats your boat. The OP was...

Whatever floats your boat.

The OP was interested in suggestions about wheels that would work for him, within his limitations of budget, features and quality. Your reply seems more about what...
07-30-11, 05:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,601
Posted By CHenry

I have had good luck removing fairly deep...

I have had good luck removing fairly deep scratches from alloy seatposts by water-wet sanding by hand with #600 emery paper followed by metal polish. Some seatposts are anodized, so you might want to...
Forum: Commuting
07-30-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,343
Posted By CHenry

I have had good performance from Panaracer Urban...

I have had good performance from Panaracer Urban Max and Panaracer RiBiMos. Both are in the 32mm width.
07-30-11, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,462
Posted By CHenry

I would agree with what was written above, about...

I would agree with what was written above, about going with a cx bike from the start, provided it isn't devoid of practical fittings like bottle bosses and some means to attach a rack, the sorts of...
07-30-11, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By CHenry

A nice way to up-sell. I am sure it must work for...

A nice way to up-sell. I am sure it must work for you in your business. But it seems more or less like asking the barber if you need a haircut, except you get to ply a safety and longevity angle.
...
07-30-11, 09:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 760
Posted By CHenry

Open Pros are plenty strong enough for the weight...

Open Pros are plenty strong enough for the weight of the OP. You are over-selling the need for heavier rims unless the OP wants to run wider tires or do off-street riding.

The Open Pro/Ultegra...
07-28-11, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 635
Posted By CHenry

You might try a cyclocross with a flat bar and...

You might try a cyclocross with a flat bar and MTB drivetran, 700c wheels and either linear or canti brakes (or disc brakes.) I have one built on a steel Ritchey BreakAway cross frame and it is a lot...
07-28-11, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By CHenry

What is the kickstand frame part made of, stamped...

What is the kickstand frame part made of, stamped sheetmetal or is it cast metal? Is it thin enough to be bent to the curve of your frame chainstay?
07-28-11, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By CHenry

You weren't offering any helpful advice, only...

You weren't offering any helpful advice, only your criticism of his choice of work. Obviously if the OP can't manage the repair, he should return the fee, but what he needs is to know how to sort...
07-28-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,262
Posted By CHenry

Did you try to set up the rear derailleur cable...

Did you try to set up the rear derailleur cable with the shifter at the least tensioned position and the derailleur at low normal (assuming this is the de-tensioned position, otherwise, top-normal)...
07-28-11, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By CHenry

I am assuming you have brake mounting posts for...

I am assuming you have brake mounting posts for mounting linear brakes. If not, you will need an adapter device that mounts to the fork crown hole and to the rear brake mount or you will need a...
07-17-11, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,059
Posted By CHenry

I ordered individual spokes from a LBS for a...

I ordered individual spokes from a LBS for a small wheel build I did. They were Union brand, straight gauge stainless. Not expensive. I was able to get the exact number plus a few spares without...
07-17-11, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,709
Posted By CHenry

It would be an odd part with very few...

It would be an odd part with very few applications, thus expensive. Hiding the expander bolt flush below the bar space is possible. Finding buyers is the problem.
07-03-11, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By CHenry

Changing right vs left is pretty simple with...

Changing right vs left is pretty simple with cantis; the front cable hanger is centered so the approach angles ought to be the same right or left. For the rear brake, the cable will have to go to the...
06-04-11, 10:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By CHenry

Most people upgrading in this product range will...

Most people upgrading in this product range will be upgrading a whole bike, so instead of parting out the bike, they will sell or trade it whole. That doesn't help you much when all you want are...
05-14-11, 07:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,277
Posted By CHenry

Check the tightness of the bottom bracket...

Check the tightness of the bottom bracket bearings. I have had the experience of flex of the bottom bracket under load on some bikes causing just enough twist that the outer chainring and chain can...
05-14-11, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By CHenry

You might have to drill a hole somewhere in your...

You might have to drill a hole somewhere in your seat post to do this. Most rail clamps on "micro-adjusting" seat posts are solid metal at the top. The exception is the old- school straight pipe seat...
01-30-11, 07:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,116
Posted By CHenry

If you normally oil your chains (vice dry...

If you normally oil your chains (vice dry waxing), leave the factory lube on and add lube later as needed. You should not remove the factory lubricant unless you plan to switch to a dry wax lube...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,197
Posted By CHenry

They sell their bikes anyway without replacable...

They sell their bikes anyway without replacable hangers, and the NWT is one of the most popular models.
07-12-09, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By CHenry

See if this...

See if this (http://harriscyclery.net/itemdetails.cfm?id=1396) would work.
07-12-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By CHenry

Chris King makes that size headset.

Chris King makes that size headset.
Forum: Touring
06-30-09, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,470
Posted By CHenry

You have a better chance of your frame cracking...

You have a better chance of your frame cracking whilst on tour. Rolhoff hubs are tough. Once a year oil changeout is about it.
05-09-09, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,501
Posted By CHenry

Is the chain the correct length or is it too...

Is the chain the correct length or is it too long? In your high gear, if there is too much chain length, a short derailleur like the Vx may not be able to take up all the slack. You will get a dip in...
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