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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-18, 08:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

These from when I ditched camping kit, notice I...

These from when I ditched camping kit, notice I needed only the T-bag, its not as stuffed and no rack box, so ditching camping kit roughly halved my luggage.

Brompton fits in B&B rooms easily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-18, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

You missed a bit ...

You missed a bit
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-18, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Sorry didn't do tracking these routes are roughy...

Sorry didn't do tracking these routes are roughy accurate from memory, places I slept easily found.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

I have so many front wheels I am dismantling them...

I have so many front wheels I am dismantling them for free wheel rims.....

https://media1.tenor.com/images/d074788ed52c82fac36d12353a7493ce/tenor.gif?itemid=8093524
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

My Schlumpf came direct from Schlumpf, I emailed...

My Schlumpf came direct from Schlumpf, I emailed with Florian to tune my solution, from Switzerland in 2008.

Channell passed away a couple of years ago. I bought Brompton from him 2011 and 2015....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Apologies on some image upload issues, I had to...

Apologies on some image upload issues, I had to change from copy/paste to download/upload. Hopefully fixed now, any bugs let me know.

That is a 56T chainring with 56T guard. The 2007 vintage SRAM...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Wow, sorry, I had to edit all my posts to move...

Wow, sorry, I had to edit all my posts to move from copy/paste of images into uploads.

I have a 2008 vintage 56T Schlumpf Mountain Drive. At that level with the SRAM I have a low enough if I'm...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Hmmm, looked ok for me but tried in incognito...

Hmmm, looked ok for me but tried in incognito browser and yuk, yes you're right, thanks for letting me know i'll edit it up better. Will take me a while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 05:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

thanks browser crashed, deleted a bad post....

thanks browser crashed, deleted a bad post. Should all be good now?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

What I am working on next: - All tents get...

What I am working on next:

- All tents get condensation is a fact. I'd had one wet condensation night in the Tarptent Notch in a July night, and one wet condensation night in the Tarptent Protrail...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Next day. The weather forecast was showing...

Next day.

The weather forecast was showing rain coming from the north so I was going south. I had behind me a "rest day" so in front of me could be a higher mileage day. The day after was going to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Next day I figured I'd find my day down south...

Next day I figured I'd find my day down south like Morecambe but my legs were complaining, I guess I'd had a rushed fast earlier day trying to get my tent sealed and dried before night. So this day...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Next day: ...

Next day:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

At this point I discovered that Google Maps...

At this point I discovered that Google Maps counts cycling as mountain biking, so off-road. There is no setting to say, no offroad, I want metalled roads. So at this point the bike directions from...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

So having spent a day sitting out rain, next day...

So having spent a day sitting out rain, next day I figured in my mind I could do this:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

September Day 1

So a little lighter than the July trip as one less pole and not the pad chair kit
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Septermber trip. - Tent: Tarptent Protrail...

Septermber trip.

- Tent: Tarptent Protrail (https://www.tarptent.com/product/protrail/)
- I removed the Thermarest chair conversion kit and to sit up behind the trekking pole.

This removed:
-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 03:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

So in this trip the major decisions were to: -...

So in this trip the major decisions were to:
- camp, using a dual-wall Tarptent Notch
- take a camping stove

The only issue was really heat. I was fine though, I bike often so physical strength...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

No condensation here either due to keeping the...

No condensation here either due to keeping the tent better in a breeze plus the morning sun was on it early.

Day 4

I work in USA and this day was July 5th, back to work day after July 4th...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Day 3 ...

Day 3

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,157
Posted By NigelHealy

Brompton bike touring with Tarptent

Hi I did two UK bike camping trips with Brompton this year, using two different Tarptents, weather was very different, in one I had to compete with heat, another compete with rain.


- Bike is...
11-28-12, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By NigelHealy

Reecharge no-load drag?

Does anyone who owns and fits a Reecharge to a dynohub comment on the added drag when its not powering something?

I'm interested in fitting one to complement carrying a USB battery so hub charges...
11-28-12, 10:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,162
Posted By NigelHealy

I'm asking in this thread and starting new thread...

I'm asking in this thread and starting new thread on the Reecharge issues.

I am interested in using power from my SON Dynohub to charge stuff, it is primarily for emergency off-grid situations...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-12, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,734
Posted By NigelHealy

So coming up to the next UK Brompton tour, it...

So coming up to the next UK Brompton tour, it might actually not be a bike tour as my kit seems to be approach the size/weight I could do backpacking instead. I got some new shoes, some Inov8 Roclite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-12, 12:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,734
Posted By NigelHealy

The UK has a decent rail service which gets you...

The UK has a decent rail service which gets you within Brompton distance that would be a heck of a trip, you'd need 6 weeks to see everything. There are UK "go everywhere" type cards I've seen,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-04-12, 12:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,734
Posted By NigelHealy

shrinking the camping gear to not use the Brompton T-bag

Booked my next UK trip using airmiles, there for 2 weeks in September. :thumb:

The bike is ready so looking at camping gear. I really want to do the next one using just the Brompton S-bag +...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-12, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,436
Posted By NigelHealy

Own 3 Bromtons, one with a rack. When you don't...

Own 3 Bromtons, one with a rack. When you don't have a rack you can sometimes miss one if you need spill-over capacity. The front pannier system is so much better you use that til its stuffed, so the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By NigelHealy

the bike won't get used much, it doesn't do a...

the bike won't get used much, it doesn't do a compact fast fold.

Challenge why you need a folder and not just better plan your train choices?

A Brompton can do touring, it will fold small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-12, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,285
Posted By NigelHealy

Tip: Brompton spill-over daysack

For those who are sometimes wanting more luggage capacity for a Brompton, which doesn't require permanently adding a rack, here is a relatively low-cost and multifunctional solution, not just for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-12, 07:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,734
Posted By NigelHealy

I did plenty of testing of my Touring Brompton...

I did plenty of testing of my Touring Brompton over Christmas - New Year period, a few hundred miles and no mechanical issues. Its not the fastest bike but its probably the best touring bike I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-12, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 29,090
Posted By NigelHealy

why this hub for London. Its essentially flat...

why this hub for London. Its essentially flat there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-12, 02:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,734
Posted By NigelHealy

The bike is ready. Looking after the body and...

The bike is ready. Looking after the body and planning the trip is next. My camping gear is in UK, I'm in USA, so what to do.... could buy USA camping gear (Tarptent?) .... or visit UK, do next...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-12, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

I did the same route today, but instead of a...

I did the same route today, but instead of a S6L-X/BWR-44T/SON, I did it on a S6R/SRAM/SchlumpfMD-56T. The elapsed time was higher. So even so closer gears to be nearer to ideal cadence, and a higher...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-12, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,979
Posted By NigelHealy

On M-bar, if the Ergon bar-ends when unfolded are...

On M-bar, if the Ergon bar-ends when unfolded are horizontal, then they'll fit during fold but tilt the bike to the left as you fold then under.
On S-bar, loads-a-room.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,393
Posted By NigelHealy

I've shuffled parts round and fitted the...

I've shuffled parts round and fitted the Schlumpf, replaced worn chain and sprockets, so the 3 Bromptons project is complete.

This is as they are today
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,979
Posted By NigelHealy

I'm not using P-bars for exactly that reason....

I'm not using P-bars for exactly that reason. S-bars is lower than M-bars but brakes right by hands. Even with hands on the bar-ends shown I can touch the levers a little.
I don't know why Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-11, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 724
Posted By NigelHealy

Video of How to Fit a Tire (example - Marathon Plus)

I've encountered cyclists struggling to fit tires, particularly the stiffer Marathon Plus, and also for Brompton where the size of the depth from top of rim to the bottom of the well is relatively...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

A Speed Drive with the BWR makes a good idea, as...

A Speed Drive with the BWR makes a good idea, as does either the High Speed Drive or Mountain Drive with the older SRAM. The BWR shown here is on the flat in upshift but if you had a Speed Drive with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 11:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

That is the SON lighting system option, which is...

That is the SON lighting system option, which is the SON front hub and the B+M front light and a Brompton-specific rear light. I bought a S6L in October this year with SON and moved its wheels to a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 11:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,979
Posted By NigelHealy

The Brompton extended its wheelbase by an inch in...

The Brompton extended its wheelbase by an inch in late 2003, a few months after I got my first Brompton.

The current frame+Sbar produces the same geometry as a roadbike when comparing the grip...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 08:16 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,874
Posted By NigelHealy

FYI this is the described Nexus 8 with the...

FYI this is the described Nexus 8 with the 39T/53T front mech vs a Shlumpf on the 6speed SRAM (upto 2008).

http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m421/NigelHealy/Brompton/Alpine16spvsSchlumpfSRAM.jpg...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,979
Posted By NigelHealy

Ultimate Brompton touring machine?

So I've been tweaking this over 8 years and this is the current version

http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m421/NigelHealy/Brompton/IMG_0526.jpg


S- bar for lower body posture, a little...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

This model has Ti so it will be springier than...

This model has Ti so it will be springier than steel, but I have the stiffest suspension block. So I was forced up to Marathon Plus reluctantly via punctures from anything less, the wheels came with...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-11, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

Here...

Here http://s334.photobucket.com/albums/m421/NigelHealy/Brompton/To%20the%20coast%20December%2028th%202011/
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-11, 11:59 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 27,874
Posted By NigelHealy

So the front derailleur, I've fit that in the...

So the front derailleur, I've fit that in the past, I got an adapter from Steve Perry, I don't think it will be produced to the same volume as the made-in-China Dahon type, but I paired with a Campag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-11, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By NigelHealy

I have taken a Xootr Roma through as hand-luggage...

I have taken a Xootr Roma through as hand-luggage many times, no issues. I'd not take a Brompton (my folding bike) because I'd doubt I could get it through consistently and by the time I include...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-11, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,544
Posted By NigelHealy

Brompton BWR 6speed 66miles 7000ft climb - about 2mph slower than roadbike

I've today done a regular route I do approx weekly, instead of a roadbike but on a Brompton S6L-X. This is a S2L-X from 2006 with the transmission from a 2011 S6L.

route -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-11, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By NigelHealy

The fenders would be a really good idea, it helps...

The fenders would be a really good idea, it helps keep gunk off the bike, making it last longer. The front wheel is a biggest culprit usually, flicking up dirt onto the drivetrain like the chainring....
12-20-11, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 717
Posted By NigelHealy

What is the history of the faces carved in Old La Honda?

I bike on Old La Honda fairly often, the west side from Skyline down towards the sea is getting quite worn out in places. Near the top is some faces carved in the rock. What is the history of these?...
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