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09-28-10, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By danoulz

People's Design Award (vote now !) :)

FYI: :thumb:

http://media.peoplesdesignaward.org/2010/nominations/2283/798/bendablebike.jpg

http://peoplesdesignaward.cooperhewitt.org/2010/nominee/2283
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09-27-10, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

Yes, it's a regular 2-way road (2 normal-size...

Yes, it's a regular 2-way road (2 normal-size lanes). It can be a total mess though, because vehicles can park on either side of the road, pretty much on the full stretch expect for the bends....
09-27-10, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By danoulz

Thanks for your comments ! :) Remember, this...

Thanks for your comments ! :)

Remember, this video is shot in England, where we drive on the "wrong" side of the road, and where cars can park on the actual road (typical village lanes where 2...
09-27-10, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

I have been thinking: maybe you are not aware...

I have been thinking: maybe you are not aware that cars in a typical UK village actually park *on the road*, there is no parking strip in between the walkway and the actual road lane, so cars occupy...
09-27-10, 12:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you refer to when...

I'm not sure what you mean. Do you refer to when the traffic is at a standstill in the video ? In that case, there is no "flow of traffic" per say, as it's a gridlock (there is in fact no oncoming...
09-26-10, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

Or until you wipe-out on a manhole cover during a...

Or until you wipe-out on a manhole cover during a wet autumn shopping trip ;)
09-26-10, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

Maybe ;)

Maybe ;)
09-26-10, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

Yes, it's the cheap "Mini DVR MD-80"...

Yes, it's the cheap "Mini DVR MD-80" camcorder.
09-26-10, 03:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

My camera is not helmet-mounted: it is simply...

My camera is not helmet-mounted: it is simply attached to the frame of my Brompton folding bike, at about 1 meter high (to be precise, it is attached to the handle of the standard Brompton front...
09-26-10, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

Thanks for the comments ! Well, I wish I (or...

Thanks for the comments !

Well, I wish I (or other riders) had more time and material to put into this sort of project, as I am sure the message could be delivered in more effective and creative...
09-23-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By danoulz

You can buy the much cheaper MD80 mini DVR cam...

You can buy the much cheaper MD80 mini DVR cam from eBay :) (including all the "sports" attachments)
Forum: Commuting
09-23-10, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By danoulz

Fair point. I would normally avoid cross-posting...

Fair point. I would normally avoid cross-posting at all cost, but some forum users only check for "New Posts" in specific forum sections, so I thought I should post the message in relevant discussion...
09-23-10, 09:32 AM
09-23-10, 09:31 AM
Forum: Commuting
09-23-10, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 349
Posted By danoulz

A fun little video I made to promote cycling...

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6Zx-BmhQQ
09-23-10, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 777
Posted By danoulz

A fun little video I made to promote cycling...

:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6Zx-BmhQQ
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,832
Posted By danoulz

SRAM Powerlink for Brompton chain (photos)

Hi !
I recently serviced my 2006 Brompton M6R+, and in the process I managed to damage (slightly, but worryingly nonetheless) a chain link by forcing too much with the chain extractor. :(

Anyway,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,821
Posted By danoulz

Here's a close-up of the Powergrip mounted on the...

Here's a close-up of the Powergrip mounted on the pedal cage:

http://daniel.weck.free.fr/MKS_Ezy_Esprit_Superior/IMG_0273.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,821
Posted By danoulz

Removing the Brompton folding pedal was more...

Removing the Brompton folding pedal was more problematic, due to having to source a 24mm box spanner (or a socket thin enough to fit). Anyway, after a couple of trials it finally came off.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,821
Posted By danoulz

Taking the fixed plastic Brompton pedal off was...

Taking the fixed plastic Brompton pedal off was easy, using a 15mm spanner.

http://daniel.weck.free.fr/MKS_Ezy_Esprit_Superior/IMG_0269.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 03:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,821
Posted By danoulz

Here is the kit I received: ...

Here is the kit I received:

http://daniel.weck.free.fr/MKS_Ezy_Esprit_Superior/IMG_0267.jpg

I used the washers although it was not strictly necessary.

The pedal is small, light, and the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-10, 03:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,821
Posted By danoulz

Brompton with Powergrips and MKS Ezy Esprit Superior removable pedals (photos)

Hi !
I took the plunge and decided to invest in good quality detachable pedals. I was fed-up with the creaky noises coming from the heavy alloy+plastic Brompton folding pedal, and to be honest the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-10, 11:48 AM
03-07-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By danoulz

There's a whole thread on this topic here: ...

There's a whole thread on this topic here:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles/1172-home-made-pedelec-pedal-torque-sensor.html#post62512

Cheers, Dan
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-10, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,988
Posted By danoulz

I love the engineering / problem solving that...

I love the engineering / problem solving that went into that project, well done !!!! :)
I DIY'ed my electric Brompton but the end-result is a Human-Powered-Vehicle with assistance for the hills (or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-06-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,035
Posted By danoulz

Looks less fussy than the Mobiky Genius: ...

Looks less fussy than the Mobiky Genius:

http://www.my-mobiky.co.uk/

http://www.my-mobiky.co.uk/Images/MainImage.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-07-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By danoulz

My winter cycling gear review

Hello all !

It's cold, dark, windy and raining here in the UK. Although every cyclist has to deal with these conditions, I decided to post in the "Folding Bikes" thread as tend to choose my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-09, 03:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,435
Posted By danoulz

I find the long black extension on the "pro"...

I find the long black extension on the "pro" version to be a useful feature: it dries the chain as it exits the bath thanks to a series of tight rubber flaps (=> no splashes all over the place). The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-09, 03:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,435
Posted By danoulz

Short review: Barbieri "bath" chain cleaner

Hi !

I suspect that a few folding-bike owners live in city flats or other confined spaces, with no easy access to a place where the bike can be jet-washed, or even just thoroughly cleaned-up (due...
11-23-09, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,542
Posted By danoulz

Hi, a 260rpm hub motor laced into a 16" or 20"...

Hi, a 260rpm hub motor laced into a 16" or 20" wheel will give you approximately 25km/h assisted power (within legal 250W-continuous requirements). 190rpm is the norm for 26" wheels. Cheers, Daniel
11-23-09, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,094
Posted By danoulz

Here's how I made my battery case: ...

Here's how I made my battery case:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles/4769-diy-stage-5-prepping-fitting-electricals-photos.html#post60345

Cheers, Dan
11-05-09, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,030
Posted By danoulz

Fine if you combine the signal from a...

Fine if you combine the signal from a conventional cadence sensor (Hall-effect + ring of rare magnets) with that of the torque-sensing device. You'd need to be able to program the controller though....
11-04-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,030
Posted By danoulz

Lightbulb I've revived a thread on Pedelecs.co.uk, which...

I've revived a thread on Pedelecs.co.uk, which should provide some info (with lots of photos of existing systems):
...
11-04-09, 04:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,025
Posted By danoulz

They're expensive: ...

They're expensive:

http://www.google.co.uk/products?q=photochromic+polarized&oe=utf-8&sa=N&lnk=next&start=10

http://www.cyclestore.co.uk/images/products/large/8597.jpg
...
11-03-09, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,025
Posted By danoulz

Good tip ! Thanks :)

Good tip ! Thanks :)
11-03-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,025
Posted By danoulz

Good point, two dedicated pairs of glasses might...

Good point, two dedicated pairs of glasses might be better than one that tries to meet all my requirements at the same time.
Thanks !
Dan
11-03-09, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 13,025
Posted By danoulz

Advice for cycling glasses (polarized photochromic)

Hello !

Today, I cycled on dark country lanes + semi-lit traffic roads, and wish I had my glasses not only because of the flying nocturnal insects, but also to help distinguishing road asperities...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,012
Posted By danoulz

I can't find it. Already sold maybe ? Do you have...

I can't find it. Already sold maybe ? Do you have the eBay link please ?

I will eventually sell my Merc frame (black), as I am already using parts of it for experimenting with e-bike / pedelec...
10-18-09, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By danoulz

Smile Here's some interesting GPS tracking data: ...

Here's some interesting GPS tracking data:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles/4825-diy-stage-8-continuous-improvements-2.html#post61464

The electric motor assistance shuts-down...
10-13-09, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By danoulz

Smile I think I nailed it now :) The layout is...

I think I nailed it now :) The layout is fantastic, it works really well for me ! See here:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 621
Posted By danoulz

e-Brompton project completed ! :)

I don't like to cross-post, but some of you may not read the E-Bike threads, so here it is:

Build log, with lots of photos !
...
10-09-09, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By danoulz

My e-Brompton is complete ! :) See here for...

My e-Brompton is complete ! :)

See here for the build log, with plenty of close-up photos:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles/4786-diy-stage-7-first-ride.html#post60641
...
10-01-09, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By danoulz

Smile I've just received the battery from China. Again,...

I've just received the battery from China. Again, I do not want to cross-post so here is the link to the Pedelec forum:
...
09-21-09, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,176
Posted By danoulz

Smile Begining of an e-Brompton DIY project

I don't want to cross-post, so here's the link to the Pedelec forum thread:

http://www.pedelecs.co.uk/forum/electric-bicycles/4682-diy-stage-1-received-bafang-tongxin-kits-photos.html#post59183
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,133
Posted By danoulz

BBB Ergo grips and bar-end combo, on my Brompton:...

BBB Ergo grips and bar-end combo, on my Brompton:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=584704
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,575
Posted By danoulz

There are shorter grips available, which need no...

There are shorter grips available, which need no cutting. I don't know how much they cost though.

http://www.bbbparts.com/grips_twistfixm_bhg15.php

:thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,575
Posted By danoulz

I find the grips softer than the bar-ends, but...

I find the grips softer than the bar-ends, but the bar-ends are rubbery and soft nonetheless, not hard. Maybe this varies depending on the temperature ? Or maybe you have a different model.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,575
Posted By danoulz

Jur, I enjoyed reading your cycling stories,...

Jur, I enjoyed reading your cycling stories, thanks for sharing ! :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 04:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,575
Posted By danoulz

Armed with a fine saw, cutting the unwanted...

Armed with a fine saw, cutting the unwanted material only took a few
seconds:

EDIT: There are shorter grips available, which need no cutting. I don't know how much they cost though.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-09, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,575
Posted By danoulz

Review, Photos of Brompton with BBB Ergoset Handlebar Grips + Bar ends

Hi all,

The Ergon grips + bar-ends combo is highly rated for the Brompton as it meets the
size and folding requirements:

http://www.ergon-bike.com/gb/en/product/gc2

However, I wasn't...
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