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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By cyclistjohn

Hello Chop!, yes! We're camping in...

Hello Chop!,

yes!

We're camping in France with 2 Brompton M6L's now, currently in Brax, near Toulouse, so have to get in touch when we're back, & hopefully meet up if you do go to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-12, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 679
Posted By cyclistjohn

Take a look here: http://www.long-john.com ...

Take a look here:

http://www.long-john.com

He's probably busy renovating his boats :)
12-15-09, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By cyclistjohn

I can understand the boredom - I don't know how...

I can understand the boredom - I don't know how folk cope with trainers :)

Cheap is the problem :)

Do you have a smart mobile phone? There are several mouse/keyboard apps for iPhone, for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-09, 05:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,825
Posted By cyclistjohn

Ouch! Sorry to see that. I hope she's recovering...

Ouch! Sorry to see that. I hope she's recovering quickly & no lasting problems. It was a very blustery day around here, so I wonder if head or cross winds were significant? Hopefully someone can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-08-09, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,825
Posted By cyclistjohn

Are you sure it's the shifters rather than *when*...

Are you sure it's the shifters rather than *when* to shift wrt whether derailleur or hub, or maybe even adjustment of gears?

The Brompton shifters are easy to operate as they don't need any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,756
Posted By cyclistjohn

In case my experience is any use - I've fitted...

In case my experience is any use - I've fitted Brompton's BWR 6 speed (Sturmey Archer 3 hub * 2 derailleur) to a year old M3L, & found it relatively straightforward. The supplied instructions are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-09, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,044
Posted By cyclistjohn

Really, 33 to 99 inches is a bind? I've been...

Really, 33 to 99 inches is a bind?

I've been riding a M3L for a year, & having ridden a BWR with the above range, find it copes admirably with most topography, & is reliable & relatively...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-09, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,687
Posted By cyclistjohn

http://www.brompton.co.uk/page.asp?p=3067 ...

http://www.brompton.co.uk/page.asp?p=3067

"Why aren't there more gears on your bikes? Why do you use hub gears?"
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By cyclistjohn

It's hard to say without some pictures :-) ...

It's hard to say without some pictures :-)

You could try 'U' bolts - exhaust (do you call them "mufflers"?) clamp type bolts. Probably not really very aesthetic, but if you're just experimenting,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-09, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By cyclistjohn

Luckily our man in London, Boris, is a keen...

Luckily our man in London, Boris, is a keen cyclist :-)

TFL sent me this link today - hope you find it interesting Folder Fanatic:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 12:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

Talking of which, I just spotted this: ...

Talking of which, I just spotted this:

http://hubstripping.wordpress.com/

"The steel chain fades away......"

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 02:29 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

Have you got a photo of that, by chance please? ...

Have you got a photo of that, by chance please?

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 02:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

Ok, will do, as your explanation certainly seems...

Ok, will do, as your explanation certainly seems plausible, & I like the sound of those 1000's of miles, since that's how many I cycle :)

Now, having no experience with wax, can you point me to an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 02:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

It's probably worth a fortune by now :) Let...

It's probably worth a fortune by now :)

Let us know how you get on with it please, EvilV.

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 02:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,517
Posted By cyclistjohn

HTH, John

HTH,
John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 12:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By cyclistjohn

What tyre on your Birdy, out of interest please,...

What tyre on your Birdy, out of interest please, & is it 355?

I mostly ride my recumbent in summer, wearing just sandles, shorts, tee shirt, & I've come off it several times, almost always on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-09, 12:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By cyclistjohn

I can't see a 349, can you post a link please? ...

I can't see a 349, can you post a link please?

http://www.schwalbetires.com/durano

lets us add comments, & it seems there's more 349 users upset about no Stelvios!

I actually carry one as a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 12:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

Because of the grit problem I have tried running...

Because of the grit problem I have tried running chains dry-ish but in winter for example, the plates stick together & the chain just won't go over the sprocket (SA3 hub). On Simple Simon's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 04:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,385
Posted By cyclistjohn

Yes, I've done that too, but there's often 30 kph...

Yes, I've done that too, but there's often 30 kph + winds here, so that's weather dependent!


Good idea!

Re' "theft deterrent", on a couple of bikes I now have one pedal a MKS with removable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 04:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By cyclistjohn

I think that's true of any small wheel (depending...

I think that's true of any small wheel (depending to a large extent on the tyre fitted though)? A few weeks ago, I just could not avoid riding into a Stelvio sized parallel channel at the edge of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 02:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,273
Posted By cyclistjohn

Having ridden about 4000 miles in a year on a SA3...

Having ridden about 4000 miles in a year on a SA3 hub, I don't feel it's inefficient compared to a derailleur, & it's much easier to keep the transmission clean, especially if going lightish off road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 02:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,424
Posted By cyclistjohn

Interesting. I don't find that riding my...

Interesting. I don't find that riding my Brompton, & I now take corners faster after recently fitting 140 mm. cranks. I'm slowly increasing speed, & take one corner at 17 mph, pedaling through it, as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 02:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,385
Posted By cyclistjohn

I agree. As I never ride my Downtube IXFS,...

I agree.

As I never ride my Downtube IXFS, I'm donating it to my sister, so have fitted a kickstand to that. I had to extend it a couple of inches, but as it's mounted higher up, it's more stable...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-09, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By cyclistjohn

http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/magazine/399/44...

http://www.exacteditions.com/exact/magazine/399/442

for $32 if an electronic version is acceptable, & no waiting time :)

Excellent journal, often with folder content.

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By cyclistjohn

Agreed, but I suppose in a way it's true to the...

Agreed, but I suppose in a way it's true to the mag's title, ie., which doesn't actually mention folders :)

They have always, but more so now, written about "green" issues & multi-modal transport...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-09, 02:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,806
Posted By cyclistjohn

Hello SesameCrunch. It was a racing...

Hello SesameCrunch.

It was a racing certainty you'd enjoy it, all of the Nordic Countries are well worth visiting, enjoyed especially by bicycle :)

What do you think of these long daylight...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-09, 11:39 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,326
Posted By cyclistjohn

Agreed, that's the problem usually. Thanks...

Agreed, that's the problem usually.

Thanks for posting that, as although it would wreck the fold, I was contemplating fitting drops to a Brompton (fitted with Stelvios, except I've now discovered...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By cyclistjohn

I doubt it. How can you conclude...

I doubt it.





How can you conclude that from looking at his picture?

I've ridden a Brompton for a couple of miles with > 20 Kg's. on the front carrier, & often carry around 11 Kg's at the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-28-09, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,372
Posted By cyclistjohn

In issue 72 (July 2009) of A2B, there's an update...

In issue 72 (July 2009) of A2B, there's an update on the IT-chair, & news that Steve Parry is building a similar implementation.

John
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-23-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,173
Posted By cyclistjohn

Agreed! After sitting on my Mk.1 Rido...

Agreed!



After sitting on my Mk.1 Rido blue & yellow saddle for several hundred miles, I decided gel isn't essential on a saddle, & that saddle is now on my Strida.

I now have a Mk.2 Rido,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-09, 03:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By cyclistjohn

Interesting, thanks. Is that for cosmetic...

Interesting, thanks.

Is that for cosmetic reasons, paint wearing or some such? Unless the child is exceptionally heavy, it's hard to imagine any problems with it, & every report I've read is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-09, 01:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,173
Posted By cyclistjohn

Try this one: ...

Try this one:

http://mantasaddle.biz/index.php/frontpage.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By cyclistjohn

They don't take up much space, so always worth...

They don't take up much space, so always worth hanging on to :)

Like many parts of a Brompton, pedals are standard 9/16" thread, so those pedals will fit just fine. I have a MKS promenade...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By cyclistjohn

You could try your local branch: ...

You could try your local branch:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/brompton/suspension-block-assy-ec008832?query=birdy%20suspension

They also sell Birdy folders, so may be able to order a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-09-09, 01:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By cyclistjohn

No, the dealer replaced it. Apparently there are...

No, the dealer replaced it. Apparently there are some problems with 2008 steering on some MuSL's. The play was severe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-08-09, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By cyclistjohn

The "nonstandard" parts is IMHO a non issue. The...

The "nonstandard" parts is IMHO a non issue. The parts which are "nonstandard" tend to be in the same vein as other manufacturer's "nonstandard" parts, ie. frame, handlebars, etc. Brompton bicycles...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-09, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclistjohn

Something like this (110 bcd here) maybe?

Something like this (110 bcd here) maybe?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclistjohn

I don't understand what you mean there :-( ...

I don't understand what you mean there :-(

2) If the ring did get bent, it could be replaced separately.

Yes, that's partly what I was getting at in my post :-)

........
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,128
Posted By cyclistjohn

Does it actually matter? An interestig...

Does it actually matter?

An interestig article on wheel "flex":

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/rinard/wheel/index.htm



John
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 06:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,071
Posted By cyclistjohn

Agreed. Most "drivers" I encounter are just...

Agreed.

Most "drivers" I encounter are just too lazy to even slide their fingers over to the indicator stalk to signal!

I wear a mirror all the time I'm riding (that way I have a mirror on any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-09, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By cyclistjohn

That's really depressing ECB! As the chain's...

That's really depressing ECB! As the chain's enclosed, any chance of pic's to highlight where it got bent?

How about a smaller, say 44 teeth chainring, just for your trips, to bring it further...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-09, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,671
Posted By cyclistjohn

Will 140 mm. do? :) Here's a M3L with 140's...

Will 140 mm. do? :)

Here's a M3L with 140's I fitted recently.

I rode a similar Brompton earlier in the morning with the standard 170's, then this one later, & I felt a considerable difference....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-09, 03:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By cyclistjohn

Hard to say from that pic', but here's the one I...

Hard to say from that pic', but here's the one I have.

As you can see, small spade connectors.

Had it about a year but as yet unused. Hopefully yours will be more efficient as rotating this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,520
Posted By cyclistjohn

Really? What exactly is a "regular"...

Really?

What exactly is a "regular" Brompton?

I occasionally (when I've repaired it eg.) ride a MuSL.

Is a Brompton 2009 BWR a "regular" Brompton in your view?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-09, 04:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By cyclistjohn

Do you have a division of "Wal-Mart" up there? ...

Do you have a division of "Wal-Mart" up there?

There's one in the UK, selling these, which I use from time to time.

I wouldn't pump them to > 85 psi, but as they're 1/2 the price of others,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-09, 03:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,085
Posted By cyclistjohn

Thanks for posting that, very interesting. ...

Thanks for posting that, very interesting.

It might be worth looking at back issues of A2B magazine to see if there are others who specialise in such mod's.

Any chance of another pic' that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-09, 05:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,942
Posted By cyclistjohn

My brother in law is today in Barcelona buying a...

My brother in law is today in Barcelona buying a Dahon Cadenza. He's 6' 2", & I suppose just doesn't like the idea of himself on a small wheeler. I've ridden a Cadenza for several miles, & after a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-09, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,926
Posted By cyclistjohn

Is it this one? http://www.quickex.com/ ...

Is it this one?

http://www.quickex.com/

Can you actually pump the tyres to 100 + psi with it?

I think I'm becoming a wimp, as it's hard work getting to 100 + even with a "dynamite plunger"...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-09, 05:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,825
Posted By cyclistjohn

I have 406 mm. Stelvios on a Dahon Hammerhead &...

I have 406 mm. Stelvios on a Dahon Hammerhead & rode several hundred miles before getting a puncture on a canal towpath (a frequent source sadly, but in Summer, the local one is what I imagine the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-09, 02:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 28,571
Posted By cyclistjohn

Hi nekohime. Take a look here: ...

Hi nekohime.

Take a look here:

http://www.senzumbrellas.com/nl/nieuws/

Try to watch the videos to see there's no Mary Poppins effect :-)

I have one of these & they can be used riding the...
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