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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-17, 05:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

Only a minute portion of bikers is active on an...

Only a minute portion of bikers is active on an international internet-forum on biking.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-17, 05:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

Most bike manufacturers are not eager to share...

Most bike manufacturers are not eager to share this type of statistics.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 05:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,853
Posted By George3

See also this topic: Can a Brompton hold up to...

See also this topic: Can a Brompton hold up to all-weather, daily, rough riding?

http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1112898-can-brompton-hold-up-all-weather-daily-rough-riding.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

We are not talking about some innocent surface...

We are not talking about some innocent surface rust on something like a garden gate pole. IMO the combination of rust hidden inside and outside a folding bike frame tube at a critial location could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 01:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,853
Posted By George3

http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/65/28/33/brompt10....

http://i45.servimg.com/u/f45/16/65/28/33/brompt10.jpg


Another case of rust on a Brompton, due to overload, maltreatment, traffick accident, wear, or inadequate rust protection, or a combination...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

Read this topic:...

Read this topic: http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1107912-suggestions-new-bromton-model.html



I 've had a non-folding steel bicycle, that was produced about 1980. That bike was so well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 09:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

Brompton fails at rust protection

That is because under water is les exposure to oxygen than out in the air, which is necessary for corrosion. And even under water steel will rust eventually, unless it is well protected


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,853
Posted By George3

Rusty Brompton fail

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5294/5401533870_3b988c9455.jpg

Another rust failure of a Brompton.

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=43390.0
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-17, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,845
Posted By George3

Steel Brompton bikes are poorly protected from rust

I think that the steel parts of Brompton folding bikes are very poorly protected from rust, which can eventually cause a life threatening frame rupture. Rust on a Brompton can especially occur in...
07-23-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,416
Posted By George3

What do you mean?

What do you mean?
07-23-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,416
Posted By George3

Video: Urological Conditions and Cycling: Is...

Video: Urological Conditions and Cycling: Is Cycling Safe?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUzP3MGyGO8
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 205,947
Posted By George3

With all respect, maybe you judge me even more,...

With all respect, maybe you judge me even more, than I judge others. I am OK, that you express your honest feelings. But wouldn't it be a solution, if you would skip my posts?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 959
Views: 205,947
Posted By George3

Did I break any of the forum rules? Is there a...

Did I break any of the forum rules? Is there a topic about this way of discussing on this forum? Are you a moderator or admin?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Someday I may forget to do that.

Someday I may forget to do that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Thanks for the suggestion. But I don't think that...

Thanks for the suggestion. But I don't think that is the case.

Thanks for all the replies of other members.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-17, 05:55 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,654
Posted By George3

Might be, but the saddle of this mini-bike seems...

Might be, but the saddle of this mini-bike seems to be placed more to the rear (than on the Brompton), which may cause ramping going uphill with a heavy backpack.
06-07-17, 03:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,259
Posted By George3

Heat stroke looks innocent or even lazy to...

Heat stroke looks innocent or even lazy to bystanders, but can kill easily, especially if you are older, or having cardiac issues. So heat stroke should be prevented at all cost.

There for reduce...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

Much better.

Much better.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

I mean the bright orange color is not attached to...

I mean the bright orange color is not attached to the rear end of the luggage in this picture. That is unsafe.

And if you wear a yellow reflective vest, it is still possible that a car that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

But here the color is not attached to the rear...

But here the color is not attached to the rear end of the luggage, and is not reflective. So IMO it is not safe either.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 08:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

True, but if a car crosses behind your folding...

True, but if a car crosses behind your folding bike in the dark in busy traffick, it could touch the last inch of dark extending luggage, which might even cause a fatal bike crash.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-06-17, 08:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

Unsafe. A red flag is not high-viz, nor...

Unsafe. A red flag is not high-viz, nor reflective at night.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-17, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

Extended luggage should better be covered with a...

Extended luggage should better be covered with a combination of fluorescent and reflective material, especially in the dark.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-17, 02:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,861
Posted By George3

If you would use instead an old sleeping bag,...

If you would use instead an old sleeping bag, sleeping pad or clothing, spare bags, spare tire, shoes, gloves, food, rope, etc. for padding, you might carry much more functionality for the same (or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,654
Posted By George3

If the wheel base is too short, the bike will...

If the wheel base is too short, the bike will dangerously ramp uphill, esp. for longer riders with a heavy backpack.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-17, 12:40 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,654
Posted By George3

I haven't read the hole topic, but IMO a wheel...

I haven't read the hole topic, but IMO a wheel size under 16" is unsafe on the streets, because of potholes, unexpected kerbs in the dark, etc. Potholes and kerbs can even be hidden by snow or water...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-17, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Would this be the solution? ...

Would this be the solution?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/56/a4/00/56a4007d9f57ecc02c39bf8b28f786b6.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Thanks for your reply. I hope that Brompton will...

Thanks for your reply. I hope that Brompton will develop a solution for this problem. Another thread on this issue:
http://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/943214-novel-brompton-injury-mode.html
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Thanks. I wore low cut shoes. I will try to tie...

Thanks. I wore low cut shoes. I will try to tie them more tighly with the laces around my feet, leaving less space to hook my shoes under the mini wheels. I found another discussion on heel strike:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,979
Posted By George3

Shoes hook under mini-wheels of Brompton

My shoes get stuck under the front small wheels of my Brompton. I will explain this. Sometimes the sides of my shoes hook under the front mini-wheels (Eazy-wheels) of my 2005 steel Brompton, when I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-17, 04:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,762
Posted By George3

As long as you are not hoarding with other types...

As long as you are not hoarding with other types of possessions, having a spare folding bike is often wise. Because the main folding bike can get broken, and the spare bike can have different...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-17, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By George3

If you put a folding bike in a garbage bag, you...

If you put a folding bike in a garbage bag, you better attach the bike to the inside of the building, with some sort of lock IMO. Or else someone could dump the garbage bag diligently in a garbage...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,180
Posted By George3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AgZniGNRw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7AgZniGNRw
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 09:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Thanks for your feedback. I am not traumatised....

Thanks for your feedback. I am not traumatised. If you would study accident statistics, you might conclude that many people behave reckless in traffic.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

Thanks. Victory on the wobble at last! I'm not...

Thanks. Victory on the wobble at last! I'm not hop sensitive, as long as it won't break my spokes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

I have now 3 mm hop (radial), and 1 mm wobble...

I have now 3 mm hop (radial), and 1 mm wobble (lateral). That is about the best I can do, I guess, since my time is limited. And the V-brake is not touched by the wobble.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

Thanks for your useful advice. I have replaced...

Thanks for your useful advice. I have replaced the missing spokes now, since I had read elsewhere, that one can safely replace five missing spokes. Opinions differ obviously.

And I have...
05-30-17, 04:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By George3

Beater bikes

The complete guide to beater bikes ~ Better By Bicycle (http://www.betterbybicycle.com/2014/09/the-complete-guide-to-beater-bikes.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 03:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Thanks for your honesty. The culture of webforums...

Thanks for your honesty. The culture of webforums differs quite a bit, as you will know. New forum members are not allowed to write as outspoken and often as 'older' members on this forum? Are that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

I have now replaced the five mssing rear spokes...

I have now replaced the five mssing rear spokes of my 2005 Brompton. But I find it hard to true my rear Brompton wheel. It is a struggle.

How much wobble (in inches or mm's) is acceptable,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 12:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Admitttedly adding smelly rags is extreme, but it...

Admitttedly adding smelly rags is extreme, but it depends on the calculated risk how crazy one would go. Could one afford buying another bike or not? How long and how often should one leave his...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Or make your bike as ugly as you can with paint,...

Or make your bike as ugly as you can with paint, tape, dirt, rope, litter, dirty (smelly) ragged frayed clothing, reflective material, ragged bags, etc. Combine this with a lock that is well tested...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

Can I bend rear spokes?

That makes sense. But now I have bought the new rear spokes, and will struggle first with them, and see how that works out. Is it a problem if I bend the new spokes a bit, to get them in place?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

I will give it a try. I'll see from there.

I will give it a try. I'll see from there.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-17, 06:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By George3

I second that.

I second that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 01:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

You keep it rolling on the mini wheels, with the...

You keep it rolling on the mini wheels, with the cover?

Large shops ok, but my dentist wil not be happy with it. And I try to keep him happy. Cinemas are too cramped, dance clubs won't allow it....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,198
Posted By George3

Steel cables are good for towing and hoisting,...

Steel cables are good for towing and hoisting, but are not safe for theft prevention.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,788
Posted By George3

Or army-dump-shops and army surplus web-shops ...

Or army-dump-shops and army surplus web-shops



How can you do that without hanging too much weight on the seat post?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-17, 08:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 71,122
Posted By George3

This combined shoulder strap and carrier handle...

This combined shoulder strap and carrier handle seem to be handy. But this girl would be much safer, if she would hold the banister on the stairs. ...
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