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Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,441
Posted By MovingViolation

IIRC PowerPod is based in Lovely Flat Florida. In...

IIRC PowerPod is based in Lovely Flat Florida. In flat terrain doing TT/Triathlon type training, I’m sure it’s plenty good for steady state and interval training.

I live in a place with rolling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By MovingViolation

Interesting comments! Yes, suspension blocks...

Interesting comments!

Yes, suspension blocks (I use the firm one) obviously smooth out the ride somewhat.

However I've noticed that I'm more irritated by high frequency road buzz (e.g. chip...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-19, 03:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,687
Posted By MovingViolation

Electronic Shifting FTW! Did you split the...

Electronic Shifting FTW!

Did you split the electronics cabling with a connector so as to maintain separability?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 11:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,225
Posted By MovingViolation

Small-Wheeled Bike Saddle Recommendations

I've just upgraded my Brompton with a Brooks Cambium saddle. I get on well with Brooks B17, but had swapped for a while to the standard Brompton saddle to get something more resistant to the elements...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,687
Posted By MovingViolation

Thanks Berlinonaut! I think I'll go with the...

Thanks Berlinonaut!

I think I'll go with the Click-box Rohloff and stick to Moulton for the stylish bit. Definitely some style points for riding one of these in Taiwan and Japan :). In fact I now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-19-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,687
Posted By MovingViolation

Adapting a Moulton SST for Touring?

Hope some of you guys can help me out with some questions that I'm mulling over.

To set the stage:

I got into cycling nearly 3 years ago with a Brompton S purchase. Found out I loved pedalling...
02-04-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,025
Posted By MovingViolation

OP: Breath deeply. Then Google Red Pill and...

OP: Breath deeply. Then Google Red Pill and follow your nose up and down various rabbit holes. We humans are the product of a very long period of evolution. Things start to make a bit more sense when...
10-05-18, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,393
Posted By MovingViolation

Another one to check out: Diadora Vortex Pro....

Another one to check out: Diadora Vortex Pro. Double Boa closure and I find them comfortable on long rides.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-02-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,856
Posted By MovingViolation

Bingo. Itís a Craptonne of money to pay for an...

Bingo. Itís a Craptonne of money to pay for an opportunistic quick hack attempt to jump on the gravel bike bandwagon.

Paging Jan Heine! :roflmao:
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,856
Posted By MovingViolation

Agreed certainly Re Indonesia. Was painting...

Agreed certainly Re Indonesia.

Was painting with a (very) broad brush. In my Jkt days knew an Indonesian Chinese girl whose family made a point of living bang on the water in a mansion in Pluit so...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,856
Posted By MovingViolation

Best lock up your accordions then! See more...

Best lock up your accordions then!

See more in Asia, but still (and always will be) a very very niche product. The expat enclave where I live is strictly BSOs, real mountain bikes, and road bikes....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-18, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,856
Posted By MovingViolation

To coin a phrase, "Bah Hia!" :D From what...

To coin a phrase, "Bah Hia!" :D

From what I've seen of the beast in question, you would likely have come off worse than it.

Yep... we had a thread about this and related issues a while back. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-18, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,875
Posted By MovingViolation

Totally OT, but kudos for the doubly-evocative...

Totally OT, but kudos for the doubly-evocative nick!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,758
Posted By MovingViolation

Well I don't think this instance was exactly a...

Well I don't think this instance was exactly a case of "Nothing personal, strictly business." :D

I've lived out East for a long time now. It looks like a typical case of <irony> Confucian Family...
04-23-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,011
Posted By MovingViolation

OP: Re Acid Reflux: Sorry to be a scold, but...

OP: Re Acid Reflux:

Sorry to be a scold, but go google Barrettís Oesophagus and Oesophageal Cancer. One of the most aggressive tumors out there and the operation itself has a significant mortality...
04-20-18, 02:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,011
Posted By MovingViolation

Good luck with your physical! Regarding...

Good luck with your physical!

Regarding ketosis and general low carb weight loss:

May I suggest that later when you have more time you look into this more deeply. Could start by googling Ivor...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 08:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,953
Posted By MovingViolation

Selamat Pagi! Thanks! So far I've...

Selamat Pagi!

Thanks!

So far I've experimented with out-front barfly mount and with chest harness (suboptimal on road bike because pic becomes very boring when get into the drops on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-18, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,953
Posted By MovingViolation

OP: Thanks for the excellent posts!...

OP:

Thanks for the excellent posts! Especially the logistical details.

Could you please describe your video rig?

I'm just starting to get into making ride videos and am particularly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-11-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,947
Posted By MovingViolation

MKS makes (certain) stuff that is NJS certified....

MKS makes (certain) stuff that is NJS certified. They're not going to put their name on dangerous crap even when manufacturing consumer products to a price. Also they're Japanese. Seriously... that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 10:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,778
Posted By MovingViolation

I believe that one of the stated aims for the new...

I believe that one of the stated aims for the new Potenza groupset was to get Campagnolo into the OEM groupset game in a bigger way. If so, would make perfect sense to manufacture Potenza in Taiwan...
Forum: Touring
02-06-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,042
Posted By MovingViolation

OP: Would be worth googling around to find people...

OP: Would be worth googling around to find people who tour with small wheeled bikes: Moulton, Birdy, etc.

Panniers which work with these bikes must (by definition) be small. And I've definitely...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-18, 10:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,982
Posted By MovingViolation

Just forked out for ENVE carbon (duh) road bars +...

Just forked out for ENVE carbon (duh) road bars + matching ENVE stem to go on my BMC Roadmachine (it's an 02 bike model which came without the integrated carbon bar/stem) and took them on their first...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-18, 02:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,725
Posted By MovingViolation

Interesting to hear this. Scuttlebutt used to be...

Interesting to hear this. Scuttlebutt used to be that Yksions had positively dangerously terrible grip in the wet. Have things improved greatly since then?

I've had nothing but good experiences...
01-26-18, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,423
Posted By MovingViolation

I still see Tianjin Flying Pigeon and Shanghai...

I still see Tianjin Flying Pigeon and Shanghai Phoenix cargo bikes in Hong Kong. Gas pipe, single speed, rod brakes. Just the thing for lugging gas cylinders, or just about anything you might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,217
Posted By MovingViolation

A bit more into drop bars / road bikes these...

A bit more into drop bars / road bikes these days, but started out with Brompton -> Tern Verge X20 -> Moulton SST and one thing kind of lead to another.

Still have them all and they all get some...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-18, 09:32 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 386,217
Posted By MovingViolation

ttakata73: Very interesting! I've noticed...

ttakata73:

Very interesting! I've noticed this bike path before (can't remember whether was out the window landing/taxiing or from an AOT limo) and wondered what the deal was.

I wouldn't mind...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-18, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By MovingViolation

Let me put in a good word for Boyd Johnson's 44mm...

Let me put in a good word for Boyd Johnson's 44mm disc brake wheels (I went with the White Industries CLD hubs option). I've been running them tubeless with 25mm Schwalbe Pro 1 tyres and Orange...
Forum: Touring
01-18-18, 06:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,682
Posted By MovingViolation

Carbs. Actually not just carbs. Insulogenic...

Carbs.

Actually not just carbs. Insulogenic foods --> messes with appetite / satiety hormones, and keeps body mostly in energy storage (presence of elevated serum insulin) mode.

(I highlight...
01-13-18, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2,584
Views: 157,369
Posted By MovingViolation

Australian living in Hong Kong here. Got back...

Australian living in Hong Kong here. Got back into cycling last year in Hong Kong and have been out on the roads in Brisbane on trips back there.

Hong Kong drivers aren't great... but they're more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,007
Posted By MovingViolation

Had no trouble following the online instructions...

Had no trouble following the online instructions to partially disassemble my Tern Verge X20 and fit it into the recommended Samsonite F'lite 31.

Given that I also own the Brompton case, perhaps...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 08:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,409
Posted By MovingViolation

It's what you see on a BoA brazed tubes...

It's what you see on a BoA brazed tubes construction non 'hairpin' (SST/TSR/Esprit) space frame Moulton. Hairpin construction models would seem to be TIG welded as opposed to brazed. How it's done,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,409
Posted By MovingViolation

Bingo. Massively generalising here: --...

Bingo.

Massively generalising here:

-- The Japanese love BoA Space Frame Moultons because of the artisanal nature of their manufacture and their status as a piece of frozen-in-time engineering...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,409
Posted By MovingViolation

Thanks. I guess there's nothing for it but to...

Thanks. I guess there's nothing for it but to visit BoA one day and do some test rides on the various models!
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-25-17, 03:39 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 25,409
Posted By MovingViolation

Could you please elaborate further? I appreciate...

Could you please elaborate further? I appreciate that it's difficult to describe subjective impressions.

Given that the point of a space frame is to provide vertical/lateral/torsional rigidity...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

The decline of English industrial mojo cf. (say)...

The decline of English industrial mojo cf. (say) Germany is fascinating in itself and prompts many diverting historical and sociological musings.

However, in the case of Moulton, I'm going to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 05:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

Happy to oblige!

Happy to oblige!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-27-17, 05:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

You're pretty much correct. The big arguments for...

You're pretty much correct. The big arguments for disc brakes are (1) wet weather and (2) carbon rims. Whether or not carbon rims are 'necessary' for most riders is a separate debate -- in fact it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-26-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

Not being a Mainland Chinese Billionaire putting...

Not being a Mainland Chinese Billionaire putting in an order for 100 Double Pylons so that I can pile them up in my front driveway to gain big face, I doubt anyone at Pashley would listen to me :)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-16, 07:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

Many thanks for your comments! I will definitely...

Many thanks for your comments! I will definitely take my time experiencing and learning more before making any changes to my initial gearing setup. I hadn't considered bullhorn bars before but am now...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-24-16, 01:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,103
Posted By MovingViolation

Resurrecting this thread because I'm about to...

Resurrecting this thread because I'm about to take delivery of an SST frame with 53/39T, 11-32T SRAM Apex setup. So ~23-91GI.

It's my first Moulton, so haven't quite made up my mind what...
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