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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,476
Posted By lubloi

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust...

Clear coats do not protect the frame from rust the same way paint does, primarily because there is no primer. Salty water will seep through microcracks in the clear coat and cause 'rust snakes' under...
10-09-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By lubloi

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have...

I always drill two holes on bikes that don't have any drain holes. Better to let the water out.
10-02-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,155
Posted By lubloi

The 1985 GranTourer is now rideable. Some details...

The 1985 GranTourer is now rideable. Some details need more attention (e.g. ugly cable stop on downtube). I was planning to build 650b wheels for this bike but I couldn't find rim brake compatible...
09-11-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,155
Posted By lubloi

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted...

Yeah, zero rust on the chrome. I've always wanted to have a bike with chrome socks, and now I finally found one. Not sure about the brakes yet, I have a set of old dual-pivot sidepull Altenburger...
09-11-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,155
Posted By lubloi

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas,...

Since you can never have too many Koga Miyatas, when I saw an ad for a GranTourer frameset for about 40 euros, I didn't hesitate. It's a 66cm frame - finally a bike in my size! Paint is excellent...
04-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By lubloi

Cartridge BBs are generally considered to be...

Cartridge BBs are generally considered to be non-servicable, they are simply replaced when they develop play or when they grind. They typically last decades and tens of thousands of kilometers. If...
03-19-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By lubloi

That's not an oil hole, just a ventilation hole....

That's not an oil hole, just a ventilation hole. To do proper maintenance you'll have to take the hub apart (there are videos and blog posts that show you how to do this, just google 'torpedo 3 gang...
10-23-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,273
Posted By lubloi

Very jealous.

Very jealous.
07-11-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,410
Posted By lubloi

My latest project, a Dancelli MTB from 1989...

My latest project, a Dancelli MTB from 1989 according to the Shimano date codes on the derailers. I gave it a very thorough overhaul, replaced the rear hub and the broken shifters, added riser bars...
06-14-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,267
Posted By lubloi

Apart from high quality modern tires, what also...

Apart from high quality modern tires, what also makes a big difference is ensuring that the spokes are properly tensioned.
05-23-20, 12:16 AM
Replies: 940
Views: 266,410
Posted By lubloi

Nakita conversion

A really nice bike to ride, 13.5 kg as shown. Tange double butted mtb tubing, a mix of Alivio and LX components. This conversion only cost about 30 euros for the bars, fenders, and new...
05-17-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 40,155
Posted By lubloi

Three Koga's in my shed, first my Adventure from...

Three Koga's in my shed, first my Adventure from around 1992. This is a high-mileage bike, many parts are no longer original because they wore out. The bike is a bit too small for me but it used to...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By lubloi

No replies so far. I am not really familiar with...

No replies so far. I am not really familiar with the US market - perhaps they have some nostalgia value there - but in Europe I do not think there is any value. Crude, department store level bikes...
04-19-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,251
Posted By lubloi

It's almost out of the question that you would...

It's almost out of the question that you would have to remove the crank to remove the chain guard. Looking at the pictures, I am 100% certain this chain guard is vertically split, i.e. it consists of...
03-10-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,651
Posted By lubloi

It doesn't matter much what material the bike is...

It doesn't matter much what material the bike is made from. Although if you're looking at new bikes, I don't think you'll find any quality bikes other than aluminium ones. New steel children's bikes...
01-09-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,782
Posted By lubloi

Museum and chapel at Ghisallo in Italy:...

Museum and chapel at Ghisallo in Italy: https://www.museodelghisallo.it/en/. Amazing place. The chapel looks like a cross between a church and a bicycle shop, because it's full of the bicycles...
01-03-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By lubloi

If you put on a new chain and the new chain...

If you put on a new chain and the new chain starts skipping under load, then the cassette is toast. I find it difficult to visually assess cassette wear, what I usually do is that I compare the shape...
12-12-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By lubloi

Wonderful bike by the way. I love Koga Miyatas....

Wonderful bike by the way. I love Koga Miyatas. There are three Koga's in my family's fleet. This may have something to do with the fact that even though I don't live there anymore, I grew up in the...
12-12-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,941
Posted By lubloi

I would keep the 3x7 setup. I doubt that 1x11 is...

I would keep the 3x7 setup. I doubt that 1x11 is useful for commuting. With the 20KM commute your friend is going to do 800 km a month. That means 2-4 chains and probably 2 cassettes per year. There...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 50,075
Posted By lubloi

After a few hundred kilometers, some of which on...

After a few hundred kilometers, some of which on rocky trails that the Dahon was completely unsuitable for, the crank bearings developed play, and when I took them apart, the cones turned out to be...
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