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Posted By ijsbrand

It is a surprisingly good saddle. But at some...

It is a surprisingly good saddle. But at some point, I reckon personal to the cyclist, some of the stitchings on show will wear through and it will look battered. I have a couple of thousand...
08-20-18, 02:53 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 7,116
Posted By ijsbrand

Looking at the stats, wearing a bicycle helmet is...

Looking at the stats, wearing a bicycle helmet is extremely dangerous (https://twitter.com/TheRaceRadio/status/1029868269363064833?s=19).

Or is it the other way around, and would good...
08-10-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260
Posted By ijsbrand

They were made in Dieren, the Netherlands, as...

They were made in Dieren, the Netherlands, as well, at the Gazelle factory. And Gazelle brought them out under their own label too, as the Gazelle Sprinter Race. Mine is made from Reynolds 531...
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Views: 1,575
Posted By ijsbrand

VSF bikes typically have far longer top tubes...

VSF bikes typically have far longer top tubes than other brands. If you cannot test ride one, going for a smaller size than you indicated might be smart.
02-09-18, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,528
Posted By ijsbrand

Drum brakes were the deluxe option at the time....

Drum brakes were the deluxe option at the time. Those would make the bike HFL 100 more expensive.
01-27-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By ijsbrand

Shimano says it cannot be overhauled, but there...

Shimano says it cannot be overhauled, but there are videos and step by step guides online that show it can be done. Slowly and carefully.

This guide I like best....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By ijsbrand

A firm called Miyata began to make bikes again a...

A firm called Miyata began to make bikes again a couple of years ago in Japan. The original one disappeared. Those new Miyata bikes I have seen online were very expensive, and only available in...
09-15-17, 04:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,988
Posted By ijsbrand

Keeping score of the distances I rode, ever since...

Keeping score of the distances I rode, ever since the first long rides as a 14 year old, so I'd have known my Eddington Number for sure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-17, 09:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By ijsbrand

Yes, is sticks out, and it looks ugly, especially...

Yes, is sticks out, and it looks ugly, especially when the bike is not carrying a load there.

However, I tend to roll my folders a lot too -- when going into buildings, or stations, or trains --...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-17, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,577
Posted By ijsbrand

Got the Freepack Meta Two very cheap last year,...

Got the Freepack Meta Two very cheap last year, since I think that model has been discontinued?

It is amazing, on the one hand, really high quality gear. Huge attention is given to detail.

But,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,591
Posted By ijsbrand

1.84 is not tall where I live, that is even below...

1.84 is not tall where I live, that is even below average.

The things to look for are seatpost length -- and with a 58 cm - 60 cm length you ought to be good, unless you are.a real storch -- and...
07-25-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By ijsbrand

Could be a Sprinter (hi ten) or a Sprinter Race...

Could be a Sprinter (hi ten) or a Sprinter Race (straight Reynolds 531) from the 1970s, purely judging by the brakes. I have such an old Sprinter Race, and it is my favourite everyday ride. It has...
05-21-17, 04:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,605
Posted By ijsbrand

The Michelin Dynamic Classic tyres do not seem to...

The Michelin Dynamic Classic tyres do not seem to have any useful puncture protection.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-17, 05:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,761
Posted By ijsbrand

How does it ride? Compared to a Brompton?

How does it ride? Compared to a Brompton?
05-01-17, 02:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,112
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/projectfietsje-februari-c....

http://eamelje.net/pics/projectfietsje-februari-c.jpg

My bog standard Batavus Champion, in its late 1980s design. Just an old bike, nothing vintage or classic about it. Posted, not to bring the...
04-22-17, 04:42 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 83,254
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/PSX_20170329_114329.jpg ...

http://eamelje.net/pics/PSX_20170329_114329.jpg

It's even called Touring...

My Koga Miyata Gents Touring in winter dress. 1979 made frame, 1980 model.
04-20-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,973
Posted By ijsbrand

Suffering as I am from colour blindness, I...

Suffering as I am from colour blindness, I actually could do a scientific blind test on this.
03-30-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 629
Views: 202,559
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/PSX_20170329_114329.jpg ...

http://eamelje.net/pics/PSX_20170329_114329.jpg

My Koga Miyata Gents Touring in winter dress. 1979 made frame, 1980 model.
03-30-17, 03:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,961
Posted By ijsbrand

A rear fender makes a bike more aerodynamic. ...

A rear fender makes a bike more aerodynamic.

The front fender would too, if it was as long as a rear fender.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-17, 05:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ijsbrand

Thank you for offering. Once I knew the thickness...

Thank you for offering. Once I knew the thickness of the original shim, I could order one from a webshop in my own country. That has just arrived, and it seems to do the trick. Will report back after...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-17, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ijsbrand

Also, the shim seems to be thicker at the top...

Also, the shim seems to be thicker at the top than at the bottom. And though we're talking about a tenth a of millimeter here, it might explain why there is so much leeway far above it, on the saddle.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-17, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ijsbrand

Turns out there already is a plastic shim sitting...

Turns out there already is a plastic shim sitting in the seat tube. One that seems to be manhandled too. The top of the seat tube is not completely round anymore either, but pinched more ovally.
...
03-21-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,765
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/IMG_20161008_164421222_HDR...

http://eamelje.net/pics/IMG_20161008_164421222_HDR-e1481066254171.jpg

My Raleigh Triathlon, that got upgraded from 6 indexed speeds to 8. Could have gone for 9 or 10 too, but 8 is plenty.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ijsbrand

I know what a shim is and does. The question was...

I know what a shim is and does. The question was if a steel Dahon Boardwalk came with one originally.

And to answer my own question: apparently they did...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-17, 09:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By ijsbrand

Too flexy seatpost on a Dahon Boardwalk

Have been trying to bring a neglected Dahon Boardwalk back to life. And something has struck my about that bike. Its seatpost flexes a lot more while pedalling than I have ever experienced on any...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-16, 07:17 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,268
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/41dshUQ22pL.jpg My...

http://eamelje.net/pics/41dshUQ22pL.jpg

My Wenger, with bike specific tools. It has proven to be very useful, mostly for solving other people's problems. I basically hope to never use it for my...
12-06-16, 05:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,404
Posted By ijsbrand

The one bike I do not tire on, the 1988 Raleigh...

The one bike I do not tire on, the 1988 Raleigh Triathlon. If only because I cannot ride it for half of the year because the roads are too wet then.
...
11-27-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By ijsbrand

If you are real, and not a troll, please explain...

If you are real, and not a troll, please explain why you'd want to go to Scandinavië now per se, when the days are getting shorter still, limiting daylight to only several hours a day, if any? With a...
11-10-16, 06:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,131
Posted By ijsbrand

Same reason as why bikes do not come with...

Same reason as why bikes do not come with tenders, luggage carriers, or lights pre-installed. The olde bike seen just as sports equipment versus bike as a serious and useful means of daily transport...
10-30-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,993
Posted By ijsbrand

Have a Zéfal HPX 2, a HPX 3, and a HPX 4....

Have a Zéfal HPX 2, a HPX 3, and a HPX 4. However, my current favourite is the Park Tools PMP-5. Despite that it demands a trick or two more before it is ready to pump. Especially when you need to...
10-24-16, 02:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,863
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/2016_koga-gt.jpg My...

http://eamelje.net/pics/2016_koga-gt.jpg

My ever so slightly modernized Koga Miyata Gents Touring.
08-17-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,395
Posted By ijsbrand

Any of the higher end road bikes Koga made...

Any of the higher end road bikes Koga made together with Miyata while their cooperation lasted. My 1980 Gent's Racer was a sub 10 kg bike, even at the time, and it takes 28 mm tyres.
...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-16, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,981
Posted By ijsbrand

Black 45 mm wide long boards, with 37 mm tyres --...

Black 45 mm wide long boards, with 37 mm tyres -- yes I often have to brush off the dried sand bits from the fenders some time after a ride in the rain. But it really works. It's my bad weather bike....
07-12-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,176
Posted By ijsbrand

The Tern/Biologic tool. As it has a usable 15 mm...

The Tern/Biologic tool. As it has a usable 15 mm wrench, all other multifold lack. You use its sleeve for extra leverage.

http://eamelje.net/pics/2016_tern-tool.jpg
04-27-16, 11:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By ijsbrand

My 1981 Batavus Sprint. Bought in 1981 too, when...

My 1981 Batavus Sprint. Bought in 1981 too, when I turned 14. It was my first vacation bike as well, but it could develop a nasty shimmy with a heavy load. So I got a better bicycle for vacations.
...
Forum: Commuting
03-21-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,763
Posted By ijsbrand

As an all year round commuter, on both IGH and...

As an all year round commuter, on both IGH and derailleur bikes, I have long ago come to the conclusion the weather and the traffic are both far bigger factors in travel time and/or effort than...
02-01-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,290
Posted By ijsbrand

Electro magnetic wheels...

Electro magnetic wheels (http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/electromagnetic-wheels-are-the-new-frontier-of-mechanical-doping-claims-gazzetta-dello-sport/). Battery in the bottle holder or the seat tube,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 11,324
Posted By ijsbrand

UCI has acknowledged her name is on the frame of...

UCI has acknowledged her name is on the frame of that bike, which makes any excuse not really that plausible.

Also, she climbed 10 seconds faster than anyone else in the Koppenbergcross...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-15, 04:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,661
Posted By ijsbrand

Nonsense. Though adding a disc brake does add...

Nonsense. Though adding a disc brake does add some trouble -- as it does on any bike.

Like the TS I too wanted a Clubman type of bike. It wasn't available then, so I refurbished a 1980 Gazelle...
12-20-15, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By ijsbrand

Read it, and reviewed it...

Read it, and reviewed it (http://boeklog.info/2013/01/01/bike/) [in Dutch], and was not too impressed. Far more a book full of advertorials from bike brands and firms like Campagnolo than something...
12-19-15, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,145
Posted By ijsbrand

The rules about HC races are that they cannot be...

The rules about HC races are that they cannot be longer than 200 km, and that stage races may not take more than five days.

Which makes it impossible for ASO to organize a Tour de France or a...
12-12-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,363
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/2015_magere-brug-adam.jpg...

http://eamelje.net/pics/2015_magere-brug-adam.jpg

Philips SafeRide on the front, B&M Secula on the fender.
11-04-15, 12:44 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,651
Posted By ijsbrand

The six years I had to ride 17 km to school in...

The six years I had to ride 17 km to school in the morning, and 17 back in the afternoon.

Had my first cycling vacation at age 16, and conquered every top in the Ardennes with a 42 x 21 as my...
10-26-15, 12:41 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,345
Posted By ijsbrand

http://eamelje.net/pics/2015_herbst-2.jpg A...

http://eamelje.net/pics/2015_herbst-2.jpg

A quicky to the shops, through the woods, on ye olde Batavus Sprint in its current incarnation as a singlespeed.
10-18-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,651
Posted By ijsbrand

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/faZ7lGzuejVn2pSK...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/faZ7lGzuejVn2pSKFBJl4yishH4OWBJIL8-bsuUyNnE

This one, a 1988 Raleigh Triathlon. It has the long wheelbase, and the possibility to mount either 28 mm or even 32 mm...
08-01-15, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,771
Posted By ijsbrand

Greg van Avermaet lead the race, when he was...

Greg van Avermaet lead the race, when he was sweapt of the road by a motorbike of the organization. His bike frame broke, so he could not continue.

The Yates brother who won was still chasing Van...
08-01-15, 03:52 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 107,227
Posted By ijsbrand

It is stiffer than any other steel bike I own....

It is stiffer than any other steel bike I own. Therefore, I would not want to ride it on anything less than 28 mm tyres. 32 mm probably would be even nicer. And there's room for those.

It came, of...
07-30-15, 12:21 PM
Replies: 664
Views: 107,227
Posted By ijsbrand

New for me, a 1988 Raleigh Triathlon. Positioned...

New for me, a 1988 Raleigh Triathlon. Positioned at the time to non-cyclists -- so Raleigh claimed to have made it extra stable.
...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,153
Posted By ijsbrand

Pre 1982 both chromed forks and stays were...

Pre 1982 both chromed forks and stays were common, on the higher end Koga Miyatas at least.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/hMt_xEmmDFvnZkN7mRz3gRNZeuQ-p7L3YuxvW2-Zn3k=w801-h962-no
06-24-15, 08:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,806
Posted By ijsbrand

Over the decades, fashions change in whether you...

Over the decades, fashions change in whether you should grind or spin. In the 1970s and 1980s, and even later grinding big gears was en vogue [Read Tim Krabbé's The Rider, watch cycling classics from...
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