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06-27-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Hisamatsu

Went to my LBS to see if they had the same brake...

Went to my LBS to see if they had the same brake caliper to replace and quoted me $98 special order. I'm going to give the $10 aftermarket piston.
06-25-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Hisamatsu

Just past the 2 year mark 3 months ago. When...

Just past the 2 year mark 3 months ago.

When I bought the new bike the piston never really fully reset, but close enough it still worked so I shrugged it off. Problem probably already started...
06-24-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Hisamatsu

Shimano Piston partially broken

https://i.imgur.com/zwMHADV.jpg

The right piston of my front Shimano BR-RS805 would not fully reset flush. Took it apart to find the ceramic pieces crumbling internally. No wonder it would not...
Forum: Commuting
06-02-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Hisamatsu

I have had 3 kryptonites. The slide cover is just...

I have had 3 kryptonites. The slide cover is just plastic which can easily break if dropped on. Had one new lock that came with it broken. The Abus has cover that automatically springs close which...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cWXz82bA0g ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cWXz82bA0g

Yea, you slip the brompton frame into the pocket/sleeve

Wish they just integrated the mount into the bottom with a plate of some sort. Inconvenient...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Hisamatsu

Isn't the housing used to protect against the...

Isn't the housing used to protect against the elements? Keyhole cover springs close and plastic housing protects against corrosion?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Hisamatsu

someone else mentioned that it seems data for...

someone else mentioned that it seems data for Abus locks got inputted wrong on the chart, their values were swapped.

charts says 230s for grinder and 124s for handsaw, but probably meant 124s on...
Forum: Commuting
05-15-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By Hisamatsu

Abus Granit X-Plus 54 vs Kryptonite New York Lock

https://i.imgur.com/Hlbrlov.jpg
https://www.bikeradar.com/features/the-best-bike-locks-d-locks-foldable-locks-and-chain-locks-tested


Abus Granit X-Plus



13mm shackle
Handsaw 124 sec
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/814x873/unnamed_554a1f7eb9abd500abd12838ae2353dc7e247cdb.png

Vincita has a revised version coming out in a month which has an extra sleeve...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/ahxqegi_29ff80bc8e4fa726f75f42e4a2f43ac896c2c2c2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/AHxQEGI.jpg

Anyone tried attaching something like this to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Instead of putting my brompton in the hotel...

Instead of putting my brompton in the hotel shower I just use my waterbottle and squirt water on it then dry off with a towel.

My bag has been soaking wet many times while traveling. Hasn't rot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Yea, removing the wheels was kinda of a pain,...

Yea, removing the wheels was kinda of a pain, didn't know they cut down on the amount of velcro in newer version.

Have you washed your bags? I've only lightly cleaned with a damp cloth on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-18, 03:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

I'm assuming you used schedule40 pvc? I...

I'm assuming you used schedule40 pvc?

I thought about using https://formufit.com/ schedule 80 pvc, they have nice colors, which is stronger so I could use thinner tubes. Didn't like how heavy it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-18, 04:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

You can leave the wheels on, but it is advise by...

You can leave the wheels on, but it is advise by Vincita to remove. Wheels are the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) thing broken from luggage. I took mine off...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-18, 10:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

I don't remove the wheels. As a Brompton it...

I don't remove the wheels. As a Brompton it already folds up neatly

TSA inspect when they are confused what the xray shows. Most likely the pictures give enough insight to what is inside. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

You can read my previous comments in this thread...

You can read my previous comments in this thread about how well the bag has kept up checking it with airlines....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-18, 12:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

I strap & anchor the Brompton to the bottom of...

I strap & anchor the Brompton to the bottom of the frame pipe I made. Prevents it from moving or bouncing around.

Another thing I do is put a printed page inside the bag showing what is inside,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-18, 12:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Each trip I take 2 Bromptons, I've gone on 2 more...

Each trip I take 2 Bromptons, I've gone on 2 more trips since last reported, so total of 8. Only 1 of the Vincita bag had the frame bent on a flight, it is thin metal tubes so I don't expect it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-17, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Hisamatsu

I like their sizing. ...

I like their sizing.

https://www.montonsports.com seems to be China based and sell direct. Wonder if the stuff for sale on aliexpress are real or fakes using their brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Hisamatsu

Looking for stuff for my SO, she is pretty short...

Looking for stuff for my SO, she is pretty short 4'9" & 26" inseam. Even XS Izumi stuff like tights are on the long side. Chinese budget stuff on alixpress sizing can go super small; US small is like...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 934
Posted By Hisamatsu

What are some quality Asian brand cycling apparel?

Big cycling apparel names like Pearl Izumi, Louis Garneau, Castelli etc... are mostly all US/UK western based companies. I'm in the US so I guess that's mostly what I see in stores.

But, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By Hisamatsu

Do you know what the difference between the...

Do you know what the difference between the Classic and Aeron is? They look very similar.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,847
Posted By Hisamatsu

Wiggle dhb Aeron Deep Winter Bib Tight

Does anyone have a dhb Aeron Deep Winter Bib Tight (http://www.wiggle.com/dhb-aeron-deep-winter-bib-tight-1/)? Is there something better at this price point?

Also looking for a women version of it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-17, 10:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UXCELL-4-Pcs-White...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UXCELL-4-Pcs-White-1-25-Single-Wheel-Light-Duty-Swivel-Plate-Plastic-Caster/32796518096.html

Wonder how well smaller caster wheels would perform. Even more weight...
10-19-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,198
Posted By Hisamatsu

Use some zip ties, sugru or epoxy putty?

Use some zip ties, sugru or epoxy putty?
10-19-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,198
Posted By Hisamatsu

Cygolite must be popular. I've had 4 of them...

Cygolite must be popular. I've had 4 of them stolen off my bike the past 3-4 years when I forget to take them off while locked up at places.

Got the new 150 lumen model, and my eyes... esp riding...
10-18-17, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By Hisamatsu

Anyone using a Coros helmet with a WT-100 walkie talkie addon?

Haven't seen anyone reviewed the WT-100 (https://www.coros.com/products/linx-walkie-talkie-wt-100) yet. Curious if anyone has tried.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-17, 03:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Off yer bike ...

Off yer bike


https://www.nycewheels.com/off-yer-bike.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-17, 06:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

There are two sizes for farpoint55. Their M/L...

There are two sizes for farpoint55. Their M/L (55L) size doesn't fit carry-on dimensions, but their S/M (52L) does. The Iceland airline lady after giving us a weird look about our vincita bag asked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-17, 08:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Backpacks are Osprey farpoint 55. Went to Japan,...

Backpacks are Osprey farpoint 55. Went to Japan, Vietnam, Chile and South Korea with them and works great. Velcro ripped off on one of the bag and Osprey did repairs free of charge and shipping.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-17, 12:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

I see those wheel set on ebay for like $15-20,...

I see those wheel set on ebay for like $15-20, might try them when I return.

Leaving in a few hours, all packed up ready to ride to airport.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-17, 12:59 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Yea, those wheels are heavy duty and hefty. I...

Yea, those wheels are heavy duty and hefty. I went to the hardware store briefly looking for something lighter but haven't found any. Leaving in a couple days, so no time to search further, but plan...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 17,482
Posted By Hisamatsu

I didn't know Brompfication production got...

I didn't know Brompfication production got halted, why is that?

Mods I have are ergon grip, mks qr pedals, Nov magnetic clamps, Brompfication easy wheels, Minimod x-roller, 38T sugino chainring...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-17, 01:21 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

With nude cases baggage handler probably thinking...

With nude cases baggage handler probably thinking "WTH is this, looks flimsy, guess i'll be tiny bit more gentle".

This blogger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

I already have some corrugated plastic boards cut...

I already have some corrugated plastic boards cut to fit the brompton using Aphek's template/guide (https://ahpekbiker.blogspot.my/2015/03/brompton-accessories-15-packing.html) for my original plan...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

My thought on the frame is if stuff is stacked on...

My thought on the frame is if stuff is stacked on top or dropped on it will take the pressure and absorb impact. I'm planning on padding the sides more with clothing. Frame could also be used with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-17, 05:05 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,733
Posted By Hisamatsu

Some updates on the Vincita bag. Minor thing,...

Some updates on the Vincita bag.
Minor thing, but I notice the Vincita logo was crooked and not aligned straight on one of my bags. https://i.imgur.com/d1CrSH8.jpg

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Building a frame for the...
10-02-17, 01:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Hisamatsu

Kryptonite New-u 2017 design refresh

https://kryptonite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115008922788
https://kryptonite.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115008766967

Evolution mini-5 & mini-7 got upgraded to be more secure. Now double...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-17, 03:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,439
Posted By Hisamatsu

Ouch, the poor guy had to spend 2 days in the...

Ouch, the poor guy had to spend 2 days in the hospital after it broke off.

Almost like the horror thoughts Chinese carbon bikes might fail while riding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-17, 10:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,439
Posted By Hisamatsu

When I registered my Bromptons online via their...

When I registered my Bromptons online via their website it mentioned
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-17, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,439
Posted By Hisamatsu

https://brompton.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203...

https://brompton.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203295741-100-mile-check-up
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,439
Posted By Hisamatsu

Interesting, I bought two 2017 Brompton this year...

Interesting, I bought two 2017 Brompton this year two weeks apart. Only one of them is affected by the BB recall.

Guess I can get it replaced when I come in for the free 3month/100mile tuneup...
09-26-17, 08:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

I would ask the police for assistant first. If...

I would ask the police for assistant first. If they are too busy go with a group of friends not to beat them up or anything, but for safety in numbers/intimation. Arm yourself with video cameras....
09-25-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

Doubt carriers will sell only $1/month service...

Doubt carriers will sell only $1/month service for trackers. Best bet would be a feature/bundle option to entice people to over with phone plans. Maybe T-Mobile and their uncarrier push might do...
09-25-17, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

You can just open the Tile up and insert a new...

You can just open the Tile up and insert a new watch battery for a buck. Not suppose to, but you can.

Maybe some day mobile carriers will offer some plans that can be used cheaply for trackers. I...
09-25-17, 01:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

Initially he wanted to confront the individual...

Initially he wanted to confront the individual himself to get the bike back, but it was safer with police presence.



That is worse case scenario, but knowing it is there at least gives you...
09-25-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

They track you already in so many ways. Even cars...

They track you already in so many ways. Even cars without any electronics they can track. Cameras on highway record your licences plate number as you pass and kept in database, mean for red light...
09-25-17, 05:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

That is one of the common replies people give...

That is one of the common replies people give when I ask this question. Hence, I said "set aside common theft avoidance, deterrence practices & locking techniques". Other ones are just don't leave...
09-25-17, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By Hisamatsu

GPS theft trackers, why isn't it more common these days?

We all know if a thief really wants your bike they can defeat any locking method or security system. No lock can survive more than a couple minutes of a portable angle grinder, they don't carry bolt...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By Hisamatsu

How heavy is the lightskin seatpost? ...

How heavy is the lightskin seatpost?


https://www.nycewheels.com/lightskin.html Seems to be for the telescoping seatpost. Do they not sell the std/extended sizes?
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