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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-15-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 31,647
Posted By biker101

A simple DIY solution, "hacking" a seatpost rack....

A simple DIY solution, "hacking" a seatpost rack. See:
http://mybikesite.org/#CarrierBlockMount
...
02-06-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By veganbikes

I would replace the brakes with something like...

I would replace the brakes with something like the TRP Spyres, you will get a bigger pad and dual piston actuation. Those tiny BB5 pads and other similar tiny pads just don't give you much real...
02-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 354
Posted By HillRider

Yes they do but Shimano sells equivalent rotors...

Yes they do but Shimano sells equivalent rotors with 6-bolt mounting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,035
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to...

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to the parts :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 845
Posted By tuleggi

You can find them in Netherland but it seems they...

You can find them in Netherland but it seems they finished the production so I guess they are the last stocks. This part seems holding well, it´s a tube inside another tube, so quite solid, and on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,027
Posted By rhenning

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended...

Winfred the pedal makers law firms recommended having them so they cannot get legally in trouble if a pedal comes loose and someone gets injured. They can say did you use the clip??. Roger
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,541
Posted By 2_i

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to...

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to right, they are the earlier Litepro, the more recent Litepro, Ridea and CM Wasson. Then there is Litepro B-Series with modified Suntour triple mounted....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,819
Posted By 2_i

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my...

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my Brompton. I even used them today when swapping tires for the studded ones :D. As to their use on BYB, I have no clue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,819
Posted By 2_i

They play analogous role to cable releases on...

They play analogous role to cable releases on most bikes, e.g., those with V-brakes. They allow you to temporarily shorten the cable housing so that you can spread the brake pads farther apart and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,680
Posted By Pinigis

I prefer the term “personal mobility device”. It...

I prefer the term “personal mobility device”. It seems to baffle them.
12-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By dsaul

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet...

Brompton frames are made with a mixture of fillet brazed joints and brazed lugs. In terms of strength, fillet brazing and TIG both produce a joint that is stronger than the parent tubes, when done...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,180
Posted By Jipe

Yes, a short reach is too short to reach the...

Yes, a short reach is too short to reach the Brompton rim from the fork caliper hole, if the reach would be long enough, it wouldn't be a short reach.

The Cane Creek eeBrake has normally a top...
09-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By 2_i

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve...

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve that does not use the hose anymore. The traditional one, with a hose, is shown below. Otherwise utilitarian bikes tend to uphold local traditions and...
09-29-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Trevtassie

Nah, the original version of the dunlop valve had...

Nah, the original version of the dunlop valve had a simple spike with two holes, that a little rubber tube slipped over. The tube acted as a one way valve, blocking the holes and also sealed the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 325
Views: 78,957
Posted By MezzoLew

The only place where you can buy them in the UK...

The only place where you can buy them in the UK is on the auction sites (eBay - search for "Mezzo D9"... there are 5 at the moment there) or Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree

There is a rather nice...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,646
Posted By driftwork

I've tried out the Ori before and didn't really...

I've tried out the Ori before and didn't really like the ride as much as the Brompton and definitely not as much as I liked the Tikit. Also, I met the Ori folks at their booth at the Taipei...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By BromptonINrio

i regret folow sturmey archer path. Its...

i regret folow sturmey archer path.
Its draggy, fragile, and hard to find parts in south america.
​​​​​​

If only i could back in time i would go titanium rear triangle 135 path and nexus...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,364
Posted By pierro78

sorry I don't know by the way I find that...

sorry I don't know

by the way I find that the gear range is quite good for the city with its 9/13/17T rear cog ... but it seems to me there is a kind of "hole" between the longest and medium gear...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By Blackstrida_A_

No. Why? Simply because most people...

No.

Why?
Simply because most people noticed in time that it is impossible to use a two - side mounted gear hub on a single - side frame.



Me neither, but there is definitely no way to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By 2_i

Relative to other alu guards, this one is light....

Relative to other alu guards, this one is light. You mount it with the same hardware as regular rings. Since you should have the original bolts for the triple, you should have no problem there. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 74,548
Posted By BromptonINrio

they said it inteferes with long arm vbrake...

they said it inteferes with long arm vbrake mrcanisms.
very specific problem, as dahons uses normal vbrakes
01-24-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You don't want to do anything to make the nipples...

You don't want to do anything to make the nipples more difficult to turn later.

Put enough tension in the wheel (110 kgf rear drive side) and it will stay true until crashed or bent on a road...
01-22-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 943
Posted By cyccommute

There are better products out there. Linseed oil...

There are better products out there. Linseed oil works okay if you dip the spokes and let them dry. Trying to apply it while transferring a rim is not as easy. Ideally, you loosen one spoke at a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By sweeks

Looks like the difference is 5mm: Chart...

Looks like the difference is 5mm: Chart (http://www.shimano.com/publish/content/global_cycle/en/us/index/tech_support/tech_tips.download.-Par50lparsys-0015-downloadFile.html/08) Hub Dimensions.pdf)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-01-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,617
Posted By residuenyc

Zipties work fine. Mine have held up for several...

Zipties work fine. Mine have held up for several years. The disadvantage, other than aesthetics, is that the frame stays with the bag.
10-31-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By angerdan

cateyeamerica.com/small-parts/for-safety-lights...

cateyeamerica.com/small-parts/for-safety-lights (https://www.cateyeamerica.com/small-parts/for-safety-lights)
cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD155-R/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By WeeBike

The front hub is a SA X-FDD 6 volt 3 watt and yes...

The front hub is a SA X-FDD 6 volt 3 watt and yes I did widen the fork to 100mm.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,303
Posted By wqlava1

A full size bike is about 105cm long from dropout...

A full size bike is about 105cm long from dropout to dropout. You just need to have bars not too long when turned sideways ( drops are narrower), take off both wheels, drop the saddle with a QR, take...
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