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06-25-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By fietsbob

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now ...

Riding off on my trouble free Brompton, now :rolleyes:
06-25-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By fietsbob

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V...

Modulator noodles , come on entry level bike V brakes for casual users.
housing sits and pushes against a spring, then the spring sits against the shoulder, of the noodle,
rather than the...
06-25-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 490
Posted By fietsbob

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in...

Like 2nd post, I'd add a flat washer to fill in the gap, so you bend the aluminum frame, as little as possible,

when the axle nut is tightened.

nothing dramatic just add the washer between lock...
06-25-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By fietsbob

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t he top...

As said above, In indexing, like STI, t
he top pulley has to float sideways, so as to align over the cassette cog ,
because the indexing is not 100% on, every time, even if the derailleur hanger...
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By fietsbob

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air...

For my 50th year , I had a down filled air mattress under me , camping .. on that tour..
06-25-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By fietsbob

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal ...

If the seat post is round , you can get a metal seat post to to insert in the frame,

just for placing in the repair stand clamp..

Then put the carbon one back in when you are finished..
06-25-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By fietsbob

with no round tubes , you would have a repair...

with no round tubes , you would have a repair service stand like this (https://www.parktool.com/product/team-issue-repair-stand-prs-22-2?category=Portable) ..
...
06-25-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,256
Posted By fietsbob

its some of it , Maybe not the central...

its some of it ,


Maybe not the central focus.. teaching how to present the feature gains in the more costly model ,
can be construed any way you choose..


A European bike shop may have ...
06-25-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By fietsbob

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make...

Now Rohloff has an electronic shifter they make ..
it has been designed to interface with Bosch Mid Drive electric motors..
in eBikes ...
motor pauses power, momentarily, for gear shift.
06-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By fietsbob

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did...

You can put on shorter pads if you wish, I did so on my 16" wheel Bike Friday..

The stock pads came from the makers of the brakes, with the part.

and no one had any profit motive, in...
Forum: Foo
06-25-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 274
Posted By fietsbob

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same...

Just don't leave the bottle opener in the same place , so they cannot open them..
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By fietsbob

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in...

Seen; LBS has had a fat tire tadpole trike , in the shop in Astoria it's not kept in stock all the time .

there is a fat tire, sit up higher, Delta , there, at the moment..
06-25-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,256
Posted By fietsbob

'Trek University' has a number of modules that...

'Trek University' has a number of modules that teach young people in the stores, the product line
(and upselling ).
Forum: Recumbent
06-25-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 231
Posted By fietsbob

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2...

Rear only, for the gearing , 20" for the 2 front wheels.. typical tadpole layout .. ?
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By fietsbob

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support...

Birkenstock, for the comfortable arch support .. resoled with a vibram outsole..
06-25-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By fietsbob

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet...

Arch supportive insoles .. like superfeet ..(?) have a variety of arch heights..

then once you have the insoles, go try on shoes.. in person..
06-25-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 406
Posted By fietsbob

I relocated..

I relocated..
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By fietsbob

Romania ..

Romania ..
06-24-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 261
Posted By fietsbob

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I...

I buy Tacx pulleys they're nylon.. and quieter I have them on
chain tensioners.. & friction shifted derailleurs

BITD pulleys were just round , because chain side plates were bigger than chain...
06-24-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By fietsbob

I already had 160 discs front and rear my...

I already had 160 discs front and rear

my rear hub R'off, 4 bolt 160 disc made by avid (wet weather transportation bike)

I changed from a BB7 caliper , to Hy Rd... (406 wheel Bike Friday )
...
06-24-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By fietsbob

Generally product service flows back upstream , ...

Generally product service flows back upstream , beginning from the retail shop end,

because of automated assembly machines , some consideration ..

So just to replace is fast , ...
06-24-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By fietsbob

I have used the PCS 9 ...

I have used the PCS 9 (https://www.parktool.com/product/home-mechanic-repair-stand-pcs-9?category=Portable) , head sticks, in rotation, a bit..

because it uses a tapered interface .. ...
06-24-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By fietsbob

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian...

Asian companies make parts that fit Italian frames, by doing such things as

threaded BB in that 70 wide BB shell threaded 36mm by 24tpi..

so you can put a non Italian crank on an Italian ...
06-24-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By fietsbob

You can try it..

"speeds" is width .. all chains on bicycles are 0.5" pitch..
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,103
Posted By fietsbob

add a chaincase..

add a chaincase..
06-24-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By fietsbob

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.

separate , un bolt it . buy a new stem.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,103
Posted By fietsbob

the ^^above^^ is a good idea , get a cover made...

the ^^above^^ is a good idea , get a cover made that is easy to bring along and fast to install.


Vague recollection of a plastic 'caterpillar' .. open to the inside covering the other 3 sides...
06-24-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By fietsbob

OK .. the old pads were hard as a brick, the new...

OK .. the old pads were hard as a brick, the new ones are not , but will age that way over time.

you just are experiencing the age difference in the rubber of the pads..


My guess .
06-24-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By fietsbob

DIY any? you can cradle the top tube from...

DIY any? you can cradle the top tube from underneath simpler than trying to make a clamp to grip the seat post,,
06-24-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By fietsbob

you took it off yet for more inspection than...

you took it off yet for more inspection than posting pictures?
06-24-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 234
Posted By fietsbob

single wall rim a rubber rim strip covers the...

single wall rim a rubber rim strip covers the spoke heads, your tape job did similar..

on a double wall rim the spoke head is recessed ,
then the rim strip has to span that hole over the...
06-24-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By fietsbob

Its not winter, anymore, and things warmed up..

Its not winter, anymore, and things warmed up..
06-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 775
Posted By fietsbob

"sidewalks roll up at night" and traffic drops...

"sidewalks roll up at night" and traffic drops off a lot, here.. (I actually live in Oregon)
06-24-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,489
Posted By fietsbob

go highlands ... a Kilt and 'commando' ..

go highlands ... a Kilt and 'commando' ..
06-24-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Posted By fietsbob

a 2 finger long pull lever will feel firmer...

a 2 finger long pull lever will feel firmer than a 3~4 finger lever, and mini (8 cm) V brakes will feel firmer
than long (11 cm) arm brakes .

then there is the rim clearance...
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,884
Views: 1,987,922
Posted By fietsbob

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/6191...

https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/61910223_1268385816652303_8344860283461697536_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_oc=AQmmRTuv6fvFyO4ZWx6sMc9l9TCnxG9UvWgICnWG693h2OKKMpmqoZ1wuqHN7xLbhBc&_nc_ht=scontent...
06-23-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,209
Posted By fietsbob

and being of parents in high mountains has a ...

and being of parents in high mountains has a heart that would to move lower oxygen less dense air..

Bolivia Bhutan , Nepal, Tibet..
06-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By fietsbob

all else fails... you just replace it steel...

all else fails... you just replace it steel stanchions will rust.. over exposure time..

.. a rigid suspension corrected fork makes sense..

other than the headset and hub, no moving parts..
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By fietsbob

Re twitchy-ness By now , as a local low...

Re twitchy-ness By now , as a local low speed user of folding small wheel bikes..

Brompton about a 35 mm trail, front mass , of mt gear in the front bag or panniers on my...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By fietsbob

I have an Ixon IQ 4 AA battery powered .....

I have an Ixon IQ 4 AA battery powered .. rechargeable or not.. being German made it does not flash ..




...
06-23-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 807
Posted By fietsbob

I think Sedis Sport went away when Sram took...

I think Sedis Sport went away when Sram took over Sachs and that broke up the Fichtel-Sachs group of companies
and the other companies went bankrupt , and so forth..
06-23-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 33,519
Posted By fietsbob

2, 1922 Gibson mandolins A style .. 1 F style...

2, 1922 Gibson mandolins A style .. 1 F style from Czech builder in a fiberglass case made in Scotland..

And a Carbon fiber mandolin made partially in Rhode Island, and finished in Vermont..
06-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By fietsbob

My 1st (used) Brompton had a 20 spoke front...

My 1st (used) Brompton had a 20 spoke front wheel..

Aaron in Seattle , drilled 16 holes in a 32 hole R'off in between the original .. laced to a 48 spoke rim ..

sets of 3 .. ...
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By fietsbob

I'm not talking about your favorite find. ...

I'm not talking about your favorite find. , but virtual bivvy bags, with hoops just to keep the fabric off your face..
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,103
Posted By fietsbob

Gates carbon belt drive....

Gates carbon belt drive. (https://www.gatescarbondrive.com/)
Forum: Touring
06-23-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,200
Posted By fietsbob

I would not want a 1 person tent that is super...

I would not want a 1 person tent that is super light but you have to leave the tent to sit up,
and put your shoes on..
06-23-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By fietsbob

I even like the newer S-A 3 speed better that...

I even like the newer S-A 3 speed better that the older AW3...
Forum: Commuting
06-23-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 476
Posted By fietsbob

Lay them down sideways (less frontal area) .. ...

Lay them down sideways (less frontal area) .. Slow down , ( less air resistance , proportional to speed ) ..
06-23-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By fietsbob

want to come shopping for your bike out here?

want to come shopping for your bike out here?
Forum: Foo
06-23-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,613
Posted By fietsbob

On board camera images almost in distinguish...

On board camera images almost in distinguish able from playing a video game on that track ..

not that I play an F1 video game..
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