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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By 12boy

Some years ago I chanced on a blog by an...

Some years ago I chanced on a blog by an architect, James Black who had a steel Swift fixed gear bike. I found it to be very appealing, but the steel version was more expensive than the Al ones...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,503
Posted By 12boy

Glad to see someone mentioned a Xootr Swift. I...

Glad to see someone mentioned a Xootr Swift. I have one, and it is a fine machine although not suitable for many foldings in a day as with getting on and off buses, trains etc.. I would have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,503
Posted By 12boy

As far as I know there is nothing that will...

As far as I know there is nothing that will fold small, cost less than 2k and do well on mud and gravel type situations. As far as the Brompton handle bars being wrong they can be replaced with a...
05-05-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,323
Posted By 12boy

Straight paraffin wax will flake off very easily....

Straight paraffin wax will flake off very easily. Mix oil, grease, or beeswax with the wax to increase adherence. Yellow wax toilet rings are very sticky...used to be beeswax but who knows...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,257
Posted By 12boy

I have a 58/38 chain ring combo using a 110...

I have a 58/38 chain ring combo using a 110 cranks which has the drillings for a 3rd chain ring, say 22 teeth. I did have it set up with the 38 on the outside but the angle of the 58 caused some...
04-30-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,186
Posted By 12boy

Let people know you are coming up behind them and...

Let people know you are coming up behind them and hopefully they will let you know they heard you. A little common courtesy is a good thing. Having said that I try to be alert when walking and riding...
04-30-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,969
Posted By 12boy

Lots of dogs like a greet, even more would like...

Lots of dogs like a greet, even more would like some meat. In a pinch some cheese will do. just make sure the meat ain't you.
Actually you shouldn't feed other folks dogs, but for many running...
04-15-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,323
Posted By 12boy

The thing about headwinds is you can feel like...

The thing about headwinds is you can feel like uphill when going downhill. There is a point, especially when going uphill where it isn't fun any more and you can hurt yourself. As was said...
04-15-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,454
Posted By 12boy

A good steel bike that fits perfectly and does...

A good steel bike that fits perfectly and does what it was made to do well is what I want. Have a couple AL bikes that are nice but if someone offered me a fair price i would sell them. The three...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,060
Posted By 12boy

Thanks, rode it some 20 miles a few days ago with...

Thanks, rode it some 20 miles a few days ago with no hand probs at all. When I have a couple of idle hours I will install some Dia Compe road brake levers with the little thing that flips out to act...
03-29-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By 12boy

Found a site called "Mombat" which indicated m400...

Found a site called "Mombat" which indicated m400 frames with 3.8 series frames were mpade in 93. I couldn't find anything in the 93 or 94 catalogs with a level top tube, though. Thanks for your...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-27-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,060
Posted By 12boy

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03-24-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By 12boy

Help dating this 'Dale

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03-16-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,414
Posted By 12boy

I would pick a price range and ride as many bikes...

I would pick a price range and ride as many bikes as can be found in that range, even if you have to go to other towns. Write down what you like or dislike about each one and then go back to your lbs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,346
Posted By 12boy

In anticipation of a fall trip to Albuquerque, ...

In anticipation of a fall trip to Albuquerque, the goat head capital of the world, I had the LBS apply a tubeless tire sealant, like Stan's to my marathon tubes. Worked like magic... I didn't ...
03-02-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

Another view. Needs to be reorganized a bit since...

Another view. Needs to be reorganized a bit since there are way too many wrenches.
03-02-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

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03-02-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

That is a homemade toolbox that stands open on a...

That is a homemade toolbox that stands open on a bench orcloses for easy transport.
03-02-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

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03-02-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

That is a dyi tool roll which can be augmented...

That is a dyi tool roll which can be augmented with an inner tube
03-02-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,679
Posted By 12boy

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02-28-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,604
Posted By 12boy

It's not a hobby...more like a religion. I have...

It's not a hobby...more like a religion. I have spent some money on my bikes, but less than 5k I would guess in 50 years, including all the ones I have fixed up and given to frinds and family....
02-24-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,697
Posted By 12boy

I use a diy tool roll with a Lezyne pump, zip...

I use a diy tool roll with a Lezyne pump, zip ties, cut down 15 mm wrench, screwdriver, tire irons, 4, 5 and 6 mm allens, Park patch kit and a bit of blue paper shop cloth. If i am going out of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-23-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 646,325
Posted By 12boy

Sorry, I don't recall. We have a vendor here...

Sorry, I don't recall. We have a vendor here that specializes in bolts and fasteners and I have replaced most of my bike bolts with hard steel black Allen heasd bolts. Don't seem to rust more...
02-23-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By 12boy

Buying a saddle is always risky if you cannot try...

Buying a saddle is always risky if you cannot try it out. One general rule is the more upright the riding position the wider the saddle, the more bent over the narrower. If there is any way to try...
02-20-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,207
Posted By 12boy

I would replace the cables and cable housing in...

I would replace the cables and cable housing in case you havent planned on that already.. The rear brake cable in particular. Sure is a beauty, thoigh.
02-17-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 481
Posted By 12boy

That sure looks like a chain ring nut. Perhaps a...

That sure looks like a chain ring nut. Perhaps a nut holder for chain rings would work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-17-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,725
Posted By 12boy

Just curious here.....I understand that steel is...

Just curious here.....I understand that steel is more prone to rust in areas close to the ocean. Unless it is an alloy formulated to be unaffected by salt, isn't AL also affected? Maybe neither is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-16-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,125
Posted By 12boy

Those look like cottered cranks. Consult Sheldon...

Those look like cottered cranks. Consult Sheldon Brown for great advice on them and Raleigh folders in general.... a great source of knowlege.
02-15-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 729
Posted By 12boy

This is solid advice. I have 6 bikes and I have...

This is solid advice. I have 6 bikes and I have those critical dimensions the same on all them of them. It isn't easy, at least in these parts, to find high quality small bikes, most being made for...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,951
Posted By 12boy

You didn't say how much you need to carry....

You didn't say how much you need to carry. Backpacks are a sweaty mess in warm weather but a large saddlebag like a minnehaha medium might do you ok, especially if you added a front handle bar bag...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 294,010
Posted By 12boy

Velo Orange Campeur and Polyvalent are well...

Velo Orange Campeur and Polyvalent are well reviewed. I have an 82 Holdsworth Special that will take 35 mm tires and is very comfortable. There are many 80s Japanese road bikes with low trail,...
Forum: Commuting
02-14-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By 12boy

Nice review....thanks for taking the trouble to...

Nice review....thanks for taking the trouble to do it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,257
Posted By 12boy

I am glad you love your B. I find mine to be a...

I am glad you love your B. I find mine to be a keeper too. I do have an 8000 ft hill in my backyard and while my most recent setup is a 2 speed 12/16 with a 58 tooth chainring sometimes a lower...
02-11-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,043
Posted By 12boy

I have 5 velo orange model 6 saddles. This is...

I have 5 velo orange model 6 saddles. This is the narrow one. I also have a B17 narrow and a regular B17. This because I have 7 or so bikes I ride regularly as the mod strikes me.These are used...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-06-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By 12boy

Bromptons are not made for deep mud, gravel,...

Bromptons are not made for deep mud, gravel, roots, large stones etc. My swift with 2" tires is a little better but litle wheel bikes are not mtn bikes or much good in loose gravel. People ride them...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By 12boy

When I worked I had a locker and shower for the...

When I worked I had a locker and shower for the last 20 years. I would run by clothes, neatly pressed on hangars once a week. I used a trunk bag on a rear rack for food, tool kit and bringing home...
02-06-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By 12boy

If your current bike is in good shape try getting...

If your current bike is in good shape try getting some light tires for it. If you have typical heavy knobbies you will be surprised what a difference it will make. Your local bike shop (LBS) will...
02-05-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By 12boy

Apart from handmade steel frames I understand...

Apart from handmade steel frames I understand most frames are made in Taiwan or the RPC these days. Most have large obvious welds which may seem ugly to some but should be stronger than theybwould...
02-04-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By 12boy

I would examine the inside of the frame as best...

I would examine the inside of the frame as best I could. If it seems ok then treat the inside with one of the many framesaver products available such as boiled linseed oil, Boeshield, Weigl frame...
02-01-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,210
Posted By 12boy

Nice frames if tight geo, fast riding and tires...

Nice frames if tight geo, fast riding and tires 28 mm or less is what you want. Current trends to larger tires and longer wheel base are not what those frames are for. At the risk of sacrilege,...
02-01-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By 12boy

I have heard of putting a spacer between the BB...

I have heard of putting a spacer between the BB and the frame on the drive side. I assume this is a cartridge BB. If it is a loose bearing BB, some spindles are asymmetrical and you may have...
01-31-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By 12boy

Bear in mind that many of these bars result in a...

Bear in mind that many of these bars result in a shortened distance between saddle and handgrip area, which also provides for a more upright position. That is why some flip moustacjhe bars so as to...
01-31-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 914
Posted By 12boy

Any bolt that wil fit through the clamp and come...

Any bolt that wil fit through the clamp and come out with enough threads to hold a nut will do. If the nut side is too roundy file it flat and throw on a washer and a nut. Then save your pennies and...
01-31-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,672
Posted By 12boy

Waxing is good. Waxing with a crockpot is easy. I...

Waxing is good. Waxing with a crockpot is easy. I use canning wax and add some stuff to it, as pure paraffin wax will fall off the chain as it is brittle. I last used a toilet bowl wax sealer, cost...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,632
Posted By 12boy

Linberl is on the money with the Aber Hallo and...

Linberl is on the money with the Aber Hallo and the different bars in terms of adjusting reach. Of course try the saddle as far forward as the rails permit. Your info doesn't state where you are,...
01-29-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,386
Posted By 12boy

All my bikes are niche bikes..and I have been...

All my bikes are niche bikes..and I have been lusting after a fat bike which would be nice in the winter. Actually ridden at this point are a Brompton, Xootr Swift, Surly Steamroller, 82 Holdsworth...
01-27-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By 12boy

I don't quite get it...you put the cone on the...

I don't quite get it...you put the cone on the axle stub and the stub in the drill chuck and then set the drill on, using the sandpaper on the cone, much like a lathe? Perhaps keeping the other one...
01-26-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By 12boy

That is excellent. BTW, my LBS chased some...

That is excellent. BTW, my LBS chased some threads for me and said the chasing is done withe the arm still on the spindle, so there is no need to use the 3arm puller first.
01-26-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 653
Posted By 12boy

I would like to see how you resurface cones....

I would like to see how you resurface cones. Ever try headsets or bottom brackets? If there is an easy and accurate way to do this it would be good to know, especiaaly when rebuilding dumpster...
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