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08-10-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 214
Posted By tomtomtom123

I just use an elastic string tied in a loop,...

I just use an elastic string tied in a loop, running through one of those button spring drawstring clips. It cost less than $1 to make myself. I wrap it around the brake lever and pull the string...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By tomtomtom123

Well, it's not really a folding bike. Only the...

Well, it's not really a folding bike. Only the handle post folds. It seems similar to the old model but with additional features like the foot platform, wheel guard, rohloff, maybe a stiffer frame....
08-03-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By tomtomtom123

Maybe try 3d printing your own plugs for your...

Maybe try 3d printing your own plugs for your custom diameter.
08-03-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By tomtomtom123

I go low. Minimum on 110bcd if 33t. If you want...

I go low. Minimum on 110bcd if 33t. If you want smaller chainring you'd need another crank with smaller BCD. Or going with triple with a triplizer ring from ta or stronglight for 110bcd which allows...
08-02-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 603
Posted By tomtomtom123

FC-4703 is around $80-85 around here. TA and...

FC-4703 is around $80-85 around here.

TA and Stronglight both make 5 bolt 74/110/130 BCD chainrings that could work. The chainline may come out a little different than the original, but you could...
08-02-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By tomtomtom123

I'm talking about a respirator to better protect...

I'm talking about a respirator to better protect yourself. Not a mask. I wear something on my face whenever I am near people. Many people are not compliant with local rules on distancing. As I'm most...
08-01-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By tomtomtom123

Smallest chainring for 110bcd is 33t. To go lower...

Smallest chainring for 110bcd is 33t. To go lower you need smaller BCD. The grx with the 46/30 actually could probably go down to 26 or 28 but Shimano doesn't make them. It uses uncommon BCD and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-20, 06:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By tomtomtom123

Here is Ridea's adapter for Dahon. FDSD2 ...

Here is Ridea's adapter for Dahon. FDSD2
https://www.rideabikes.com/product/bicycle/city/dahon/components---accessories/front-derailleur-adapter...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By tomtomtom123

Ohhhh the ridea cranks look nice. Narrow 148mm q...

Ohhhh the ridea cranks look nice. Narrow 148mm q factor with 74/130 BCD double in any length. Option for titanium spindle.
https://www.rideabikes.com/product/bicycle/road/cranks/es-series/es-r5-mt
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 711
Posted By tomtomtom123

I wonder if the curvy shape of the vertical...

I wonder if the curvy shape of the vertical bracket would get in the way of attaching a chain catcher. Also the flat front surface of the braze on mount might be problematic for the curved nuts that...
07-30-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By tomtomtom123

It's fairly normal to shim the BB cups to adjust...

It's fairly normal to shim the BB cups to adjust the left and right crank arms to get them symmetric. One thing you could do is to measure your front chain line and crank symmetry first before...
07-30-20, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By tomtomtom123

What is the BCD of your crank? Going from 11-32...

What is the BCD of your crank? Going from 11-32 to 11-34 means wider stepping. How many speed is the cassette? You would get more functional gearing and a wider range if you lowered your small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,432
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't think it's a question of too much weight,...

I don't think it's a question of too much weight, although the maximum I would carry is maybe 18-20kg if you include the weight of the bags. I prefer to pedal over 76rpm because it doesn't feel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,432
Posted By tomtomtom123

Most gear range calculators are too high because...

Most gear range calculators are too high because their tire diameters are oversized. For my 406x2.1 tires, I use 1580mm circumference in my calculations, which is 503mm or 19.8" diameter. I sit on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,432
Posted By tomtomtom123

Also the product photos of your specific bike...

Also the product photos of your specific bike seems to show that it already has a braze on mount for the FD, and if you do have it then you don't need to worry about getting an adapter. However if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,432
Posted By tomtomtom123

Is the Rd total chain wrap capacity 41t? You...

Is the Rd total chain wrap capacity 41t? You could exceed it as long as you make the chain long enough to get to big-big, and allow the small-small to drag. This means you won't be using the...
07-22-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By tomtomtom123

Disinfection by steaming may work if done...

Disinfection by steaming may work if done correctly but I just leave my respirators in a paper bag in a dry place for 5 days before reusing, because it's the least risk of damage and I have more...
07-20-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 325
Posted By tomtomtom123

As others have said, changing from 27 to 30 max...

As others have said, changing from 27 to 30 max cog is 30/27 = 11.1% step. It's like 1 gear. If you want even lower, you could also decrease the size of your chainrings. Also as others have said, the...
07-18-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you look for the exploded EV drawings, you can...

If you look for the exploded EV drawings, you can check to see if part numbers of the cogs match with a different cassette that has 11,13 or 11,12,13 to the part numbers on your cassette. If they do...
07-18-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By tomtomtom123

If you're referring to the dual drive, sometimes...

If you're referring to the dual drive, sometimes the tab that goes under the shift pin head gets a little bent and instead hits the wider head when trying to push the button on the box. It helps if...
07-18-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 383
Posted By tomtomtom123

Would it help if you replaced the screws with DIN...

Would it help if you replaced the screws with DIN 912 or 913 with hex socket, like what SRAM uses?
07-14-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 472
Posted By tomtomtom123

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio...

Internal gear hubs have a max torque/gear ratio recommendation. I don't know what it would be for your hub but the inter8 manual says:
TO ENSURE SAFETY
For Installation to the Bicycle, and...
07-14-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By tomtomtom123

When I have longer rides on paths with close...

When I have longer rides on paths with close proximity to people or with plans to walk into enclosed spaces on the way, I wear a silicone half face respirator with exhalation valve and one way flow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,448
Posted By tomtomtom123

The roundabouts here are usually in higher...

The roundabouts here are usually in higher traffic areas so there is an elevated sidewalk with a bike lane around it. Usually if there is a bike lane on the road leading up to the intersection, maybe...
07-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By tomtomtom123

I don't have experience with this but I think...

I don't have experience with this but I think it's probably the length of the skewer and not width of the dropouts. the more important dimension is the minimum length that you can trim the skewer to,...
07-13-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,122
Posted By tomtomtom123

Just tape a giant cardboard to the front of your...

Just tape a giant cardboard to the front of your bike.
07-11-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By tomtomtom123

I wouldn't imagine that you'd get good grip with...

I wouldn't imagine that you'd get good grip with brake pads/blocks if the rim wall surface were curved. Most of the disc brake rims that I've seen are really curvy. Although some models that are...
07-11-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,771
Posted By tomtomtom123

https://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ

https://youtu.be/bzE-IMaegzQ
07-11-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,216
Posted By tomtomtom123

UPF standards vary. There is an American and an...

UPF standards vary. There is an American and an Australian version. I think both only test new, unworn, unwashed, unstretched fabric, so the rating can be misleading for normal use. There is a...
Forum: Foo
07-11-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By tomtomtom123

I noticed that some of the restaurants around...

I noticed that some of the restaurants around here have an ashtray container that have water inside of it, so the ash that drops through the grill of the tray will fall into the water.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,835
Posted By tomtomtom123

No. Because the respirator is on my face between...

No. Because the respirator is on my face between the time that I step out of the apartment until I return, since I usually ride for the purpose of going into an enclosed space filled with people...
07-11-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 895
Posted By tomtomtom123

The chain does look shorter than I would use,...

The chain does look shorter than I would use, maybe add 2 more links, but I don't think it's short enough to cause serious problems, there "appears" to still be a bend in the RD, so at least it...
07-11-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By tomtomtom123

You need to provide more details. What kind of...

You need to provide more details. What kind of BB, shell, crank, chainring, what type of spacers, on the spindle or the BB, which type of spider, which side of spider, dropout width, measured chain...
07-09-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,502
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think it's a bit misleading to compare only the...

I think it's a bit misleading to compare only the rate of death per million population. Death would depend on the relative aging of the country's population, the availability of intensive care in...
07-09-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 983
Posted By tomtomtom123

I use a hex skewer bolt and a hexlox. Although...

I use a hex skewer bolt and a hexlox. Although it's expensive and easily defeated if you think about it (I can think of 3 ways in under 15 seconds), the typical person who's never seen the hexlox...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,737
Posted By tomtomtom123

I think health insurance doesn't work when...

I think health insurance doesn't work when overseas for an extended period, so I didn't have health insurance for 6 years since I was traveling through multiple countries. I bought travel insurance...
07-09-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 234
Posted By tomtomtom123

Why do you need to replace your 2x shifter? Can't...

Why do you need to replace your 2x shifter? Can't you continue to use it? Is there a problem with mixing your old 2x shifter with the new right side shifter?

I thought 3x shifters sometimes don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By tomtomtom123

Some cables aren't supposed to be lubricated...

Some cables aren't supposed to be lubricated because they already have a coating.

You should learn how to adjust your derailleurs yourself so that you don't have to ask someone else to do it every...
07-08-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 909
Posted By tomtomtom123

66 meters cost about $10 including shipping from...

66 meters cost about $10 including shipping from industrial supply dealers.
07-08-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By tomtomtom123

I have a Feedback Sports Range torque wrench that...

I have a Feedback Sports Range torque wrench that goes from 2-10Nm. It's fairly compact and usable. 10Nm is kind of difficult with the short length of the wrench but doable. It does teaches you a...
07-07-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By tomtomtom123

For touring you'd need wide gear range and I...

For touring you'd need wide gear range and I don't think a 1x would give that to you. Let's say that you use an 11 to 46t cassette, that's only 418%. Then your stepping between gears is huge, and you...
07-06-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,317
Posted By tomtomtom123

Luckily in Europe where the majority of people...

Luckily in Europe where the majority of people have and use bicycles, there are many companies who stock and sell almost everything that you will ever need, and at cheaper prices than Amazon. Where I...
07-06-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 275
Posted By tomtomtom123

It would help if you gave more details with...

It would help if you gave more details with numbers. What is:

offset between the left and right crank arms
chainline at the midpoint between your double chainrings or the middle chainring of a...
07-06-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By tomtomtom123

You could do it yourself for free, maybe 15...

You could do it yourself for free, maybe 15 minutes for first time doer. The cable costs between $2 cheap steel uncoated to $6 Shimano optislick coated depending on brand and quality. You just need...
07-06-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By tomtomtom123

The product description of the tesa 4289 says...

The product description of the tesa 4289 says that it leaves no residue, but I haven't attempted to take it off so I don't know. Although I have used it to strap some steel rods together and there...
07-06-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 359
Posted By tomtomtom123

The spindles aren't symmetric and some specific...

The spindles aren't symmetric and some specific Shimano BB have longer left side, so you'll have to measure both sides of both spindles to find out the final asymmetric q-factor for both sides.
If...
07-05-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By tomtomtom123

Aren't you only getting 503% range with very big...

Aren't you only getting 503% range with very big steps?
You'd get closer stepping for example like 11-34 36/22. And then you have a couple of options for mixing your own cogs. I have 10 speed...
07-05-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 421
Posted By tomtomtom123

Did you look at the compatibility chart? Shimano...

Did you look at the compatibility chart? Shimano specs website is a useful resource that you should always look at whenever you have questions.

The chart shows rear derailleur 6700 and 4700 using...
07-05-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By tomtomtom123

No they're $3.

No they're $3.
07-05-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By tomtomtom123

I thought the newer 4 bolt asymmetric chainrings...

I thought the newer 4 bolt asymmetric chainrings have a little curved tab on one of the flanges to force you into one position only so that it's not possible to install it 180 degrees rotated.
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