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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-11, 06:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 792
Posted By >>ECB<<

Evolve Trikes

This has been making the rounds on the 'bent sites, but I hadn't seen it here yet. So, I thought I'd post it up.

http://www.bentrideronline.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/a7-300x194.jpg...
07-28-11, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By >>ECB<<

Velocity Aerohead O/C offset?

Lately, I've been interested in getting a Velocity Aerohead O/C (in a 622 BSD) for a wheelbuilding project. The problem I'm running into is that the numbers on the rim's lateral offset are not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,257
Posted By >>ECB<<

If you've got a rail-type saddle, you can loop...

If you've got a rail-type saddle, you can loop zip ties around them, then hang the Superflash from the ties by its belt clip. An X-actoed section of a ballpoint pen cap can also be zip-tied to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-11, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By >>ECB<<

How to "fold" a Brompton

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, .... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSPp6nniTM8

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By >>ECB<<

No experience here, but the first kit you mention...

No experience here, but the first kit you mention (a.k.a. the Nano) was reviewed by A to B in their June 2007 issue.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By >>ECB<<

Thanks for the link. What the pic shows is...

Thanks for the link. What the pic shows is actually a SON XS, not the SON 20R (a.k.a. SONdelux). The SONdelux has a hub body that "wraps around" the internal dynamo widgetry, in order to save weight....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-10, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By >>ECB<<

SON20R / SONdelux for narrow forks?

I'm looking into getting a SON-hub-based lighting system for my Brompton. While I know the SONXS is available in a narrow-axle version, I'm wondering if the SONdelux can also be had with a 74mm axle....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-23-10, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,772
Posted By >>ECB<<

I've been using a Selle-Anatomica Titanico on my...

I've been using a Selle-Anatomica Titanico on my M3L for over 2 1/2 years now. It is most comfortable saddle I have personally ridden; the cutout performs as advertised. Plus, it's their Watershed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-10, 09:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,523
Posted By >>ECB<<

One problem with the Pro Shock, though...it takes...

One problem with the Pro Shock, though...it takes a 1 1/4" headset, while the B takes 1 1/8". :(

ECB
Forum: Recumbent
06-13-10, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By >>ECB<<

After looking at the pics from that day, I'd say...

After looking at the pics from that day, I'd say that feeling was justified. ;)

http://blog.makezine.com/162388357_1e253f8f85.jpg

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-10, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,694
Posted By >>ECB<<

The stock BB on the Brompton has a 119 mm...

The stock BB on the Brompton has a 119 mm spindle.

However, as one who's tried swapping cranksets around on my M3L, I must caution you that the stock Stronglight cranks are surprisingly light....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-10, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,699
Posted By >>ECB<<

Folding Optima Baron lowracer at Spezi 2010

This has been burning up the recumbent boards...and when you take a look, you'll see why.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyVb9cZRD1E

My take? The folding speed and folded size would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-10, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,046
Posted By >>ECB<<

You've probably tweaked the fender stays on one...

You've probably tweaked the fender stays on one side. Press slowly but firmly on the stays in the opposite direction, until they bend back to where they should be.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-10, 09:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 39,045
Posted By >>ECB<<

It would probably be a lot simpler if you could...

It would probably be a lot simpler if you could go with a pre-existing option.

Out of curiosity, how big/small a bag are you looking for? The Carradice Original, Brompton C, and Brompton S bags...
01-17-10, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By >>ECB<<

Looking at my zero-drop Stratos bars, I'm seeing...

Looking at my zero-drop Stratos bars, I'm seeing the exit hole on the outside of the bars. To make them work with interrupters, you'd have to snake the cable underneath-and-around the bar as it goes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-10, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 847
Posted By >>ECB<<

Bluing on Brompton Ti posts: durability problems?

For some time, I've used an Evolution telescoping post on my M3L, to get the seat height I need. (I'm just outside the standard post's range, and the extended post is way too long. )
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,640
Posted By >>ECB<<

Nice looking mod. Looks like it would cut down on...

Nice looking mod. Looks like it would cut down on tire/fender clearance, though.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-09, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,013
Posted By >>ECB<<

I like the fact that they have a motor that will...

I like the fact that they have a motor that will work with the narrow front fork spacing folders use (unlike the Brompton Nano, which requires a new 100 mm OLD fork).

The big stumbling block for...
11-26-09, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By >>ECB<<

A T-Day puzzler to ponder....

Let's suppose I have a bike with a flip-flop rear wheel--fixed on one side, free on the other--with a single chainring up front. The fixed sprocket and freewheel are both identically sized; that is,...
11-10-09, 10:10 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,898
Posted By >>ECB<<

+1. I went from ALE singles to these Wabi-sold...

+1. I went from ALE singles to these Wabi-sold Exustars, and the difference is night-and-day. The doubles are so solid-feeling and secure, they make the ALEs feel like rubber bands in comparison....
11-07-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By >>ECB<<

I used these back when I lived in northern...

I used these back when I lived in northern Minnesota:

http://calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=28&idproduct=735

Very effective, highly recommended.

ECB

P.S. No...
10-31-09, 06:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,943
Posted By >>ECB<<

I've been riding around in a pair of Kursks for a...

I've been riding around in a pair of Kursks for a few weeks, and I'm a bit disappointed.

1) The stiffness of the soles is oversold, IMO; they flex a lot off the bike, and hot-foot me on the bike....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-09, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,168
Posted By >>ECB<<

It's the Sillgey Piccolo...

It's the Sillgey Piccolo (http://www.thebikebiz.com/Sillgey_Piccolo_p/bk-trk-sil01.htm). It's not a folder like the Dahon mini-velos, though.

ECB

NOTE: no affiliation with TBB or Sillgey on my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-09, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By >>ECB<<

Found the link: they apparently still do have...

Found the link: they apparently still do have them.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b17s124p128

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-09, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,624
Posted By >>ECB<<

Martin Bronsdon, on the Yahoo BromptonTalk list,...

Martin Bronsdon, on the Yahoo BromptonTalk list, did them. Sign up for the list (if you haven't already), and search for "Bronsdon clip."

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-09, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By >>ECB<<

Absolutely. That's what I did with my M3L; the...

Absolutely. That's what I did with my M3L; the mount has been 100% troublefree ever since.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,945
Posted By >>ECB<<

Something I'm curious about--what's that...

Something I'm curious about--what's that cut-down-circle, galvanized-steel-looking thing on the left stay, with the screw through the middle? A generator mount, maybe?

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-09, 08:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By >>ECB<<

Looks like toe-clip overlap might be a problem....

Looks like toe-clip overlap might be a problem. ;)

ECB
06-25-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By >>ECB<<

Thanks for the advice, dedhed. What I actually...

Thanks for the advice, dedhed. What I actually wound up doing was something much simpler.

I started by pulling the clamp completely off the grip. This exposed the hard plastic tab that sticks out...
06-23-09, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 704
Posted By >>ECB<<

Replacing Ergon grip clamp?

The other day, I destroyed the clamp on my left-hand GP1 Leichtbau; I overtightened the 4 mm screw and pulled the threaded anchor right out of the plastic. :mad:

So, while I'm waiting for a...
06-21-09, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By >>ECB<<

Thanks for the link. Here's what I've got so...

Thanks for the link. Here's what I've got so far....

1) I've measured the 30T ring I took off of the RS4x double. Since Rotor uses a 4-bolt pattern, I took my calipers to the outermost points of...
06-21-09, 12:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By >>ECB<<

Rotor crank BCDs?

Dear all,

I have a Rotor RS4x double crankset, which I would like to install a 46T ring on. However, Rotor's website doesn't list 46T under the available sizes for their double. Now, Rotor does...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-09, 08:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,651
Posted By >>ECB<<

Selle An-Atomica's Titanico. I haven't found any...

Selle An-Atomica's Titanico. I haven't found any other saddle that works as well for me; I've got one on my Brompton, and another on my fixed-gear.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-09, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,366
Posted By >>ECB<<

That's a sharp-looking build; good job. :thumb: ...

That's a sharp-looking build; good job. :thumb:

Only thing I would suggest is that you might want some sort of chain retention setup in the front. IME, a chain will always derail from a single...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-09, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By >>ECB<<

Very nice! What shop did you get them through, if...

Very nice! What shop did you get them through, if you don't mind my asking?

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-09, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By >>ECB<<

That's exactly what I mean. :) ECB

That's exactly what I mean. :)

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By >>ECB<<

Here's what I'm getting at: If you measure a...

Here's what I'm getting at:

If you measure a 50T ring, it will have a diameter of about 200 mm. This means that, if the ring is just swaged on, it will have to resist bending over a length of 100...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By >>ECB<<

Sorry; I thought of taking a pic of the damage,...

Sorry; I thought of taking a pic of the damage, but didn't get around to it before carting the B off to the LBS.



As it is, I probably will have to install a new ring/crank; the mechs who...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-09, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,452
Posted By >>ECB<<

Luggage room gorillas bent my Brompton's chainring (again)

When I flew to and from Phoenix last year, I carried my M3L in a big no-name ballistic nylon bag, with no special padding. The result? On my flight back, I got a bent chainring, a tweaked stem, and a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-09, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,379
Posted By >>ECB<<

Calhoun Cycle specifically warns against doing...

Calhoun Cycle specifically warns against doing this: (http://www.calhouncycleshopcast.com/?s=kojak&submit=Go)



ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-09, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By >>ECB<<

Good point. I've added a pic of the offending...

Good point. I've added a pic of the offending area, and the scrapes that resulted when I tried the fold. I'd add more, but I'm off to work.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-09, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By >>ECB<<

Believe me, I wouldn't dare try such major...

Believe me, I wouldn't dare try such major surgery on the triangle myself. While that area is actually fairly beefy-looking (given the huge-diameter chainstays, and equal-sized chainstay brace), the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-09, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By >>ECB<<

In general, I use a Dimension cage on the right...

In general, I use a Dimension cage on the right (with Power Grip) and the stock Brompton folding one on the right. For the moment, I've got the Dimension cages left and right on the Rotor; I don't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-09, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,083
Posted By >>ECB<<

Afternoon with a Rotorized Brompton: a cautionary tale (long)

Intro

For some time, I've been fixated on the idea of installing a Rotor crankset on my M3L. For those who aren't familiar with them, Rotor's RS4x cranksets have their right crankarms mounted on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-09, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,451
Posted By >>ECB<<

The link isn't working for me... but yep, that's...

The link isn't working for me... but yep, that's the one. (http://www.velo-orange.com/quickerpropump.html)

I've not tried getting to super-high PSIs with it, as I'm running my yellow labels at 80....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-09, 06:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,451
Posted By >>ECB<<

I replaced my Zefal with a Quicker Pro pump; it...

I replaced my Zefal with a Quicker Pro pump; it has a gauge, and is much more effective at airing up the tires.

The Quicker Pro won't fit on the triangle, so I'm using a Twofish Pump Block to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-28-09, 08:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,916
Posted By >>ECB<<

+1 on the bar ends. While it does take some...

+1 on the bar ends. While it does take some fiddling to get the stubbies adjusted right (they need to clear both the wheel and the ground in the folded position), the end result is well worth it.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-09, 10:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,284
Posted By >>ECB<<

Looks like they also lost the forward-folding...

Looks like they also lost the forward-folding saddle feature on going to that version.

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-15-09, 10:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,284
Posted By >>ECB<<

You're thinking of Schlumpf...

You're thinking of Schlumpf (http://schlumpf.ch/antriebe_engl.htm).

ECB
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-14-09, 06:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,284
Posted By >>ECB<<

Notice how that front sprocket seems to be...

Notice how that front sprocket seems to be eccentrically mounted, though? I suspect there's more going on there than meets the eye....

ECB
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