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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,268
Posted By LittlePixel

Hi - it's a rare size and you will probably have...

Hi - it's a rare size and you will probably have some trouble replacing like for like.

However, the next ISO size up - ISO451 will fit the bike just fine (just 5.5mm bigger at the brakes), and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-17, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,708
Posted By LittlePixel

As others have said -clipless pedals and skinnier...

As others have said -clipless pedals and skinnier wheels could help. Skinnier wheels = better for riding but less stable when wheeling around folded. The only other possible help if you're just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-17, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,133
Posted By LittlePixel

I have MKS pedals on both my folders, and on my...

I have MKS pedals on both my folders, and on my full size old Peugeot. I actually rotate the two sets of pedals between the three bikes - I have an SPD-style clippy pair and a more day-to-day caged...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-18-16, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,771
Posted By LittlePixel

I had a TSR 21 and can report the same feeling of...

I had a TSR 21 and can report the same feeling of underwhelm - it 'felt' fast on the flat, but ultimately I felt tireder after a ride than seemed correct (this doing a 2 way 10 mile commute - mostly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-16, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,679
Posted By LittlePixel

I have one fitted to my 16" wheeled (iso 349)...

I have one fitted to my 16" wheeled (iso 349) brompton and it's really nice.
A problem you may have is that a lot of these hubs are configured for larger rims, and as such the automatic shifting...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By LittlePixel

It's a Riese and Muller 'Birdy' bike - an older...

It's a Riese and Muller 'Birdy' bike - an older welded model, from before they hydroformed the frame.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-16, 03:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,975
Posted By LittlePixel

I would find a way to mount it to the front bag...

I would find a way to mount it to the front bag mounting boss
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-16, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By LittlePixel

I love how this thread quickly devolved into...

I love how this thread quickly devolved into socio-political theory! ;)

I too find the presenter moronic but thought there was enough of interest despite him to post a link.

The man no-one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-19-16, 03:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By LittlePixel

I have these and as far as I can tell the yellow...

I have these and as far as I can tell the yellow plastic clip is a 'designed by lawyer' thing to protect them from any liability should the pedals release accidentally. It's clearly an afterthought,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-16, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,566
Posted By LittlePixel

BBC Brompton Documentary on iPlayer

If you're in the UK, or know a bit about IP spoofing then I'd recommend this 'At the Bicycle Factory' documentary that aired a few days ago - lots of Brompton love to be had:

BBC iPlayer - Inside...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,440
Posted By LittlePixel

Real apocalypse Bromptons have cooler bar...

Real apocalypse Bromptons have cooler bar configurations
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-16, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,267
Posted By LittlePixel

I'll just leave this here: ...

I'll just leave this here:

https://ufbusa.ishopserver.com/Sites/11/Images/PICT0027.jpeg

The Ultimate Folding Bike (https://ufbusa.ishopserver.com/)

(some say it's vapourware but there must...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-16, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,864
Posted By LittlePixel

'Peanut' extenders are just a similar but...

'Peanut' extenders are just a similar but different pair of extenders to the 'aberhalllo' ones pictured in my first post but the basic function is the same - Made by Syntace they don't have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-16, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,864
Posted By LittlePixel

Schwinnsta The QR bolt / handle goes in the top...

Schwinnsta The QR bolt / handle goes in the top of the Brompton stem - like this (though these were 'peanut' extenders I used prior to the better aberhallo)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-16, 04:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,864
Posted By LittlePixel

If you use something like this Satori Aberhallo...

If you use something like this Satori Aberhallo stem - (usually used to add reach, but
positioned 'straight up' it will add around 2" of extra height to the Brompton stem)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,578
Posted By LittlePixel

It's a Ridgeback Stowaway - which in itself is an...

It's a Ridgeback Stowaway - which in itself is an odd choice of name since 'Stowaway' a time-worn Raleigh trademark going back to the Twenty folders in the late sixties.

It's a Brompton clone of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-15, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,836
Posted By LittlePixel

Yup - got your email and have just replied... ...

Yup - got your email and have just replied...
huw
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-21-15, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,836
Posted By LittlePixel

Hi Barnstormer I have a black S-type stem...

Hi Barnstormer

I have a black S-type stem from my Mercton (merc frame, brompton everything-else) going spare.
I changed to a clear-lacquer H-type stem for a little more height a couple of years...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-15, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By LittlePixel

SJS Cycles in uk have a lot of parts for all...

SJS Cycles in uk have a lot of parts for all bikes, and do a comprehensive set for Bromptons and other small-wheelers - and can ship to mainland Europe.
SJS Cycles Online Bike Shop for Touring,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By LittlePixel

Velocity Aeroheads / Aeroheats

Velocity Aeroheads / Aeroheats
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-15, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By LittlePixel

Raleigh was like the VW Group of its day and...

Raleigh was like the VW Group of its day and bought up pretty much all of its competitors over the years, then badge-engineered the bikes so you could get a Triumph, Rudge, Philips, BSA or Raleigh...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,277
Posted By LittlePixel

Love it. And I feel your pain with the Automatix....

Love it. And I feel your pain with the Automatix. I have one on my Brompton and it still shifts too low after several attempts to fix it. Fun to take apart as long as you're ready to find the spring...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-15, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,625
Posted By LittlePixel

Love it - super clean build (apart from the stock...

Love it - super clean build (apart from the stock stem - which I know are pretty hard to replace - 1" Aheads are lick rocking-horse p.)
I was thinking about the same Paul extender / 451 combo for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-15, 02:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By LittlePixel

BruceMetras - sorry for appropriating your photo...

BruceMetras - sorry for appropriating your photo without a credit; I thought I'd pulled it from a more official source. [have amended caption, but can remove image if preferred]
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-15, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2,342
Views: 374,971
Posted By LittlePixel

Little cross-post for downtubers - Yan and myself...

Little cross-post for downtubers - Yan and myself are happy to reveal the new Downtube branding

Post with details here...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By LittlePixel

Well Yan and myself had a bit of a talk behind...

Well Yan and myself had a bit of a talk behind the curtains about those early ideas, which resulted in me volunteering to work up a less generic and more folder-appropriate direction, which Yan was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,597
Posted By LittlePixel

Would look better with all-black rims and disk...

Would look better with all-black rims and disk brakes. Just sayin'.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-02-15, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By LittlePixel

You could get some Velocity Aerohead rims (19mm -...

You could get some Velocity Aerohead rims (19mm - v.light) and just spoke them with less spokes sourced from wherever you want. Worked great on my B build.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,360
Posted By LittlePixel

Yan - I think it's a misleading logo for your...

Yan - I think it's a misleading logo for your company as a maker of small-wheeled bikes—It looks like you make aerodynamic carbon track bikes.
And I agree it looks generic, like you bought a logo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-15, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,452
Posted By LittlePixel

@virtualchuta...

@virtualchuta (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/virtualchuta-323831.html) Like all things everything ends up on ebay eventually - setting up saved searches or RSS feeds of searches might help you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-15, 04:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,452
Posted By LittlePixel

virtualchuta Never had a proper steel frame to...

virtualchuta Never had a proper steel frame to compare but I believe it is a saving, though not madly significant.
Pic here: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3022/3093828174_21aea31d32_o.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-15, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,452
Posted By LittlePixel

You used to be able to buy frames but they seemed...

You used to be able to buy frames but they seemed to pull back on this a little lately. My 'Mercton' (Flamingo 'Merc' alloy frame with Brompton forks, stem and seatpost) is testament and at the time...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-15, 04:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,506
Posted By LittlePixel

smallwheeler - yes like that but perhaps with...

smallwheeler - yes like that but perhaps with less gold and pink bling ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-20-15, 07:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,506
Posted By LittlePixel

Upright riding position = more wind resistance =...

Upright riding position = more wind resistance = more drag = slower.
Time to fit a S-type stem with my Aberhallo stem hack and then you can get down in the drops and add about 10mph...
Sorted.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-15-14, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,314
Posted By LittlePixel

approves!

approves!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-09-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,940
Posted By LittlePixel

Curious Stem is the "Aberhallo" hack - as...

Curious Stem is the "Aberhallo" hack - as preluded by me - at least on the Brompton (tootles own trumpet!)
It's basically an adjustable stem attatchment that allows fitting of non standard bars if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-14, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 627,973
Posted By LittlePixel

mulleady - I remember.. A nice day for sure. ...

mulleady - I remember.. A nice day for sure. mconlonx - Handlebars are just North Road bars, fitted upside down with road tape fietsbob jur - yes was running fixed at time so no need for rear brake....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-30-14, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By LittlePixel

Put 451 rims with cream-wall Primo Champ tyres on...

Put 451 rims with cream-wall Primo Champ tyres on it. And respray the frame to get rid of the 'urban' gfx and it could be quite a sweetie.
Maybe some matt/gloss varnish fun a la their 'Bad Boy'...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 627,973
Posted By LittlePixel

And oh - did someone say 'Brompton' a few posts...

And oh - did someone say 'Brompton' a few posts back? Here's mine for those that ain't seen it. 9kg. Old pic - now has raw stem and SRAM automatix 2 speed....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-14, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 627,973
Posted By LittlePixel

That is actually one of Tony Rentschler's builds...

That is actually one of Tony Rentschler's builds (Brooklyn)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-14, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,665
Posted By LittlePixel

The thing you have on your side is they're very...

The thing you have on your side is they're very common in London and most places will be familiar with them. Definitely carry a lock just in case and a slipover bag for stealth is a good trick but...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 115,927
Posted By LittlePixel

Yeah Jur - it's a lovely machine - I think what...

Yeah Jur - it's a lovely machine - I think what really makes it is the lovely uncluttered swan-neck stem and integrated clamp - so much less visual noise than with a straight 'pipe' with your normal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 115,927
Posted By LittlePixel

@dezzie...

@dezzie (http://www.bikeforums.net/member.php?u=362777) - sounds interesting- they're selling for quite a lot again (mainly to shoreditch media types) down here in london - maybe they need a quick...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 115,927
Posted By LittlePixel

Oh and PS - my new...

Oh and PS - my new ride-to-work-along-the-canal-or-chuck-it-on-the-train bike - bargain echobay TSR27.
In battleship grey.
391650
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-14, 06:21 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 115,927
Posted By LittlePixel

Ok so I made some slim mudguards for my Mercton...

Ok so I made some slim mudguards for my Mercton last summer; Recipe went something like this:

1) Buy some black PVC pipe - mine was about 2mm thick and maybe 2" round - sink tubing basically.
2)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-14, 09:38 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 115,927
Posted By LittlePixel

Just seen this Jur - what amazing 'never need...

Just seen this Jur - what amazing 'never need another bike again' project. [envy]
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-22-14, 06:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,440
Posted By LittlePixel

Resurrecting this thread as I have a new option...

Resurrecting this thread as I have a new option for tanwall/gumwall/amberwall 349s. Comets seem basically dead in this colorway unless you score some NOS somewhere.
Looking at pimped Korean...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,641
Posted By LittlePixel

On a Raleigh 20 you need to remove/move the rear...

On a Raleigh 20 you need to remove/move the rear seat/chain stay bridges and get a longer fork.
Makes for a nice - and cheaper - ride than an Airnimal.
Mine is running a 7 speed Shimano 110 gruppo....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-14, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,142
Posted By LittlePixel

Spray paint / powder coating is your friend

Spray paint / powder coating is your friend
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-14, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By LittlePixel

The photo is of a proper steel Brompton - you can...

The photo is of a proper steel Brompton - you can tell by the junction on the seat post where the suspension block hits the tube - it's a lot more elaborate on a real B - if Alu that part would be...
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