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08-29-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,208
Posted By Fenway

Nicely done. I wish I had known Dutch Bike Bits...

Nicely done. I wish I had known Dutch Bike Bits had those steel Pashley/Raleigh cotterless (cottered in appearance) crank army when I had purchased my chaincase years ago such that I wouldn't have...
12-27-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,208
Posted By Fenway

When the nut is taken off to remove the wheel the...

When the nut is taken off to remove the wheel the bracket comes off as well. Usually I have to unscrew the two sides of chain case to take the wheel off. It's a real pain compared to the modern...
11-14-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,208
Posted By Fenway

I took a stainless steel L shaped shelf bracket...

I took a stainless steel L shaped shelf bracket and drilled holes in it to create a mounting bracket sandwiched between the kickstand plate. It was a lot of trial and error to get the alignment of...
05-20-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,665
Posted By Fenway

Reflectalite has screw in LED bulb replacements...

Reflectalite has screw in LED bulb replacements and a voltage regulator which will work just fine with your lights and hub.
LIGHT BULBS FOR CYCLE LIGHTS (http://www.reflectalite.com/lightmodel.html)...
04-13-16, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,955
Posted By Fenway

If it is latex paint a hair dryer will remove the...

If it is latex paint a hair dryer will remove the paint from the frame by causing the paint to expand and separate from the surface. Ammonia based household cleaners (cleaning wipes might be easiest)...
04-13-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,830
Posted By Fenway

http://i.imgur.com/38CP6aQ.jpg Raleigh Sprite...

http://i.imgur.com/38CP6aQ.jpg
Raleigh Sprite 27" 10 speed turned into a SA 3 speed.
04-09-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

Tested my bike today with the 6v 1.8w GH-6...

Tested my bike today with the 6v 1.8w GH-6 Dynohub. While the lights initially wouldn't kick on at walking speed (as they do with a modern 6v 3.0w dynamo hub), at riding speed the tail light was...
04-09-16, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Fenway

Tested my bike today and had the same...

Tested my bike today and had the same observations. While the lights initially wouldn't kick on at walking speed, at riding speed the tail light was at full brightness and the headlight at either...
04-08-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,014
Posted By Fenway

Rust is a cancer. If it isn't removed or...

Rust is a cancer. If it isn't removed or neutralized it will continue to degrade the integrity of the afflicted surface.
04-08-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

I haven't taken a test ride with the lights yet...

I haven't taken a test ride with the lights yet due to a spate of garbage weather and on the one nice day, doing final adjustments prior to a planned test ride, I managed to drop a spanner on the...
04-02-16, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

Long end is on the drive side to pick up the...

Long end is on the drive side to pick up the extra thickness from the chain wheel.

Upgraded 'Winston' with more modern and ergonomic components now that he is my primary commuter bike. Gold lined...
03-19-16, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Fenway

Well I went ahead and bought an IQ-X. Doesn't...

Well I went ahead and bought an IQ-X. Doesn't turn on at walking speeds, but is very bright (can't tell if at full capacity) when I give the generator wheel a spin. Will post some pictures and a...
03-16-16, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By Fenway

Busch & Müller Onefive On a 1.8W GH-6 Dynohub?

Does anyone know if it would be a good idea to run Busch & Müller's new Onefive (LED light designed for 1.5w dynohubs) on an old Sturmey Archer GH-6 Dynohub (6v 1.8-2.0w @ .3amps)? Or would I be...
12-19-13, 09:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,896
Posted By Fenway

Their website is back up with full...

Their website is back up with full support/downloads and the facebook/twitter pages are now updated regularly again. "Happy holidays to all and thank you for continuing to support CONTOUR. It has...
11-22-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,896
Posted By Fenway

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/contour-...

http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/news/article/contour-action-cameras-on-the-rebound-38797/
Contour action cameras on the rebound?
By BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/author/BikeRadar/) |...
11-21-13, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,896
Posted By Fenway

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/contour-saved-by-...

http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/contour-saved-by-clarke-capital-buyout
Contour saved by Clarke Capital buyout

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Forum: Commuting
09-19-13, 08:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,325
Posted By Fenway

I'd recommend one of the Amphipod Xinglet jogging...

I'd recommend one of the Amphipod Xinglet jogging cross belts. It's the same kind of reflective harness/belts that police wear for motorcycle/traffic directing duty. Very lightweight, reflectively,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-13, 07:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,155
Posted By Fenway

It sounds like the derailleur simply needs to be...

It sounds like the derailleur simply needs to be adjusted a bit more. If you watch enough YouTube videos you should be able to figure out how to adjust the limiting screws to get everything in proper...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By Fenway

The "strap" is an easily replaceable item. ...

The "strap" is an easily replaceable item.

Dahon safety Latch $3 + shipping from:
http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/special.htm
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 28,581
Posted By Fenway

Citizen Bikes are of a better quality than...

Citizen Bikes are of a better quality than department store and no name imported junk. They are functional and well made, albeit of heavy construction and bottom tier components. The hinge and fold...
04-18-13, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,224
Posted By Fenway

The only readily available blinking dynamo light...

The only readily available blinking dynamo light is Planet Bike's Blaze Dynamo http://ecom1.planetbike.com/3048.html
I am not aware of any dynamo blinking taillights. The lymotec Lyt is likely the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,818
Posted By Fenway

I have one of the older Flyby Shuttles from REI...

I have one of the older Flyby Shuttles from REI and it has Dahon markings on it. The newer ones are Tern models.
03-29-13, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,012
Posted By Fenway

Number of bikes you currently own + the one you...

Number of bikes you currently own + the one you just need/want to buy
03-20-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,651
Posted By Fenway

http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/index.h...

http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/index.html

A cotter press will make your life much easier. A suitable clamp can accomplish the same thing if you are lucky.
03-17-13, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By Fenway

Cost wise helmets all provide the same amount of...

Cost wise helmets all provide the same amount of basic impact protection with some of the more expensive ones providing additional coverage at the back of your head or drag protection for less stress...
03-13-13, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,458
Posted By Fenway

The years of production I'm referring to had...

The years of production I'm referring to had quality control and were before Raleigh turned into a profit from volume of sales monstrosity vs. profit from sales of a quality product. ~1930-late 1950s...
03-12-13, 08:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,458
Posted By Fenway

My point is that with today's technology it...

My point is that with today's technology it should be both easier and cheaper to replicate the quality of the past, rather than spending more money for what is comparatively an inferior product.
03-12-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,458
Posted By Fenway

No forged dropouts, eccentric threading, lamp...

No forged dropouts, eccentric threading, lamp brackets, etching & stamped logos, gold box lining, metal pulleys & fulcrum stops, ornate cutouts, brass headbages.... yeah I think I'll pass.

Why is...
01-16-13, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,210
Posted By Fenway

There are two options for providing power to the...

There are two options for providing power to the lights a "bottle" generator on a bracket or a hub generator built into a wheel. One you have that power source any modern production lights are wired...
12-07-12, 09:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,691
Posted By Fenway

See this link for details and a comment thread...

See this link for details and a comment thread unfortunately full of victim blaming auto-snobs.
http://bostonbiker.org/2012/12/06/cyclist-killed-on-comm-ave-by-semi-truck/
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-14-12, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,846
Posted By Fenway

The Giants have a better frame hinge than the...

The Giants have a better frame hinge than the Cell.

The small thumbnails showing the Giant Subway depict internal cable routing and Herbie chaingliders covering the chainline to internaly geared...
11-12-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 72,370
Posted By Fenway

No pictures of gruel yet? No R/C Cola & Moon...

No pictures of gruel yet? No R/C Cola & Moon pies? What is this a classy establishment?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-12, 06:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,892
Posted By Fenway

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-efUOob94G-I/UJx...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-efUOob94G-I/UJxLe8lSuvI/AAAAAAAAAxI/uVfn5Iy8qTE/s400/IMG_1001.JPG...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,892
Posted By Fenway

If you can spare the extra cash, you should go...

If you can spare the extra cash, you should go for the Origami Crane over the Citizen Miami. They are the same style, but the Crane is lighter aluminum, folds more compactly, and has better hinges....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,892
Posted By Fenway

I can tell you from comparing those photos to my...

I can tell you from comparing those photos to my Citizen Tokyo, that the Citizen is much better made. The cleanliness of the welds and overall finish isn't even remotely close between them.

Though...
10-27-12, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By Fenway

There are formulas for converting the units. For...

There are formulas for converting the units. For Lux the distance part of the unit of measurement is usually taken at 10 meters.
10-27-12, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,976
Posted By Fenway

If seems too good to be true, and the only point...

If seems too good to be true, and the only point of contact is overseas, guess what? IT IS!

While many products are made in the same factories with a different label, one has no way of knowing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-26-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,736
Posted By Fenway

Check on this one: ...

Check on this one:
http://dahonbikes.com/mainnav/specials/eezz.html

The EEZZ appears to be a Western replacement for the Curl.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,146
Posted By Fenway

The 16" Citizen Tokyo might be a little too small...

The 16" Citizen Tokyo might be a little too small if you are taller than 5'-8" for full leg extension, in which case I recommend the 20" Miami. I also must add that they don't fold as compactly as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-12, 08:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,799
Posted By Fenway

Not much different than a Raleigh 20". You'd be...

Not much different than a Raleigh 20". You'd be better off buying a new Citizen, Origami, or GreenZone folder than that.
10-24-12, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Fenway

Wouldn't this create issues with fog and...

Wouldn't this create issues with fog and condensation on the paving surface making it slippery?
10-14-12, 07:27 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

Lightly sanding the inside edge of the chaincase...

Lightly sanding the inside edge of the chaincase should allow the cover to pop in.
10-13-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,215
Posted By Fenway

Those sub $30 lights are all at German legal...

Those sub $30 lights are all at German legal minimums for illumination (10 lux @ 10 meters) as shown on the first picture here http://www.bumm.de/innovation-original/lichtvergleich-scheinwerfer.html...
10-09-12, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,870
Posted By Fenway

SNELL & CPSC. Though those standards are...

SNELL & CPSC.

Though those standards are primarily evaluating the helmet's ability to absorb impact from a fall or lower speeds. The hard shell multi-sport helmets (skiing & skating), such as...
09-21-12, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

You can usually find those clips sold as "lawn...

You can usually find those clips sold as "lawn mower throttle clips" in various hardware stores.
Forum: Commuting
09-12-12, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15,596
Views: 12,008,816
Posted By Fenway

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EXoSiA2DYWg/UFF...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-EXoSiA2DYWg/UFFBIk_YTsI/AAAAAAAAAsE/TE3E_ZTXhUk/s800/IMG_0946.JPG
Finally got around to adding a full chaincase.
09-12-12, 08:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,208
Posted By Fenway

Added one of DutchBikeBits' Hesling chaincases....

Added one of DutchBikeBits' Hesling chaincases. Required some modification to enlarge the crank arm opening for clearance and custom anchor bracket due to the presence of a kickstand plate. ...
08-29-12, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

Phil Wood oil seems to self clean better by...

Phil Wood oil seems to self clean better by allowing grit to flow out while still maintaining lubrication and maintains its consistency over time. When I tried using 30W motor oil, it had a tendency...
08-28-12, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,351
Posted By Fenway

Sheldon Brown recommend Phil Wood Tenacious Oil...

Sheldon Brown recommend Phil Wood Tenacious Oil and after using it for a year in the oil ports of various Raleigh's I swear by the stuff.
08-24-12, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,639
Posted By Fenway

Civia's Linden grips are quite lovely and are...

Civia's Linden grips are quite lovely and are available in brown and black. I highly recommend them.
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