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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-10, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,770
Posted By Lewis Butler

Yes, swaged at one end and flared at the other....

Yes, swaged at one end and flared at the other. Hard anodised I believe and graduated with height markings.


I've been hoping this superlight experiment will allow Brompton to lighten their...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-10, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,770
Posted By Lewis Butler

To quote Henry Royce "The quality is remembered...

To quote Henry Royce "The quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten".
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-10, 04:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,535
Posted By Lewis Butler

I can tell you from experience (3 months touring...

I can tell you from experience (3 months touring in European springtime) that Cotton Duck IS waterproof enough.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,535
Posted By Lewis Butler

The Carradice SQR system is very nice.... but I...

The Carradice SQR system is very nice.... but I completely understand you want to use what you've already bought...

just so you know, I have a very light weight backpack shaped so that it's off my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-10, 04:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,535
Posted By Lewis Butler

Nice bike Sammyboy. I can't see the Ortlieb...

Nice bike Sammyboy. I can't see the Ortlieb office bag 2 working for you, but if you can do a test fit your plan with larger skate wheels might work. If you do try it, one way or another would you be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-10, 02:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,674
Posted By Lewis Butler

I quite like the Brompton-branded Stronglight, I...

I quite like the Brompton-branded Stronglight, I think it has a sophisticated sheen, but if you don't like it fair enough.

Be super careful if you replace just the bottom bracket as the standard...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-10, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,674
Posted By Lewis Butler

Easiest way to save weight would to be pulling...

Easiest way to save weight would to be pulling off the plastic chainguard.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-10, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By Lewis Butler

To be honest I could never see myself going...

To be honest I could never see myself going touring again without my mobile phone, and I have met people out there with GPS units....

Never mind the rice cooker, I think the most exciting thing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-10, 11:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By Lewis Butler

To be honest I could never see myself going...

To be honest I could never see myself going touring again without my mobile phone, and I have met people out there with GPS units....

Never mind the rice cooker, I think the most exciting thing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-01-10, 03:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,493
Posted By Lewis Butler

I think Peter White Cycles, the SON distributor...

I think Peter White Cycles, the SON distributor for the USA has the best info on this:
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ewerk.asp



There is a Shimano Dynohub, 74mm OLD, 8mm diameter axle that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-10, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Lewis Butler

Maybe only 2 as nutty as you and I ?!?

Maybe only 2 as nutty as you and I ?!?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 661
Posted By Lewis Butler

Radio interview I did on folding bikes

I was recently interviewed for a local community radio station on the topic of folding bikes, hope you find it interesting.

http://podcast.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2010-01-11-70612.mp3
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-07-10, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Lewis Butler

Looking at the real 2010 brochure...

Looking at the real 2010 brochure http://clients.squareeye.com/uploads/brompton/2010/brochure.pdf

the Schwalbe Marathon tyres are still available as is the clear lacquer :-)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-04-09, 03:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,368
Posted By Lewis Butler

I was thinking the same. Very quiet in these...

I was thinking the same. Very quiet in these parts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-03-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,807
Posted By Lewis Butler

How about coming at this problem from the other...

How about coming at this problem from the other direction? Keep the existing fork and find a 74mm OLD hub brake that will work. I know Greenspeed have a modified Sturmey Archer drum brake that fits...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Lewis Butler

I'm glad to hear you've had good experiences. I...

I'm glad to hear you've had good experiences. I have tried to push these tyres hard and had them slip in the wet (but on 700c wheels, I stress).
Everything I read here is very positive, I'm keen to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-09, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Lewis Butler

They're not dropping Schwalbe, just rationalising...

They're not dropping Schwalbe, just rationalising the range of tyres they offer. The Schwalbe Kojak is their new top-end tyre and if you don't want to spring for that then the green label Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-09, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,055
Posted By Lewis Butler

Sorry Folder Fanatic, we discussed this here: ...

Sorry Folder Fanatic, we discussed this here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?593501-Brompton-new-specs-for-2010&highlight=
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-09, 01:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,593
Posted By Lewis Butler

As a long-time Brompton rider I was so struck by...

As a long-time Brompton rider I was so struck by this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m29V31VgfI) video showing the Tikit being packed to go in a suitcase.

For me, this illustrates an important...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-09, 01:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By Lewis Butler

Are you reading this, Len? (I seem to remember...

Are you reading this, Len? (I seem to remember that he used to be an active member on bikeforums.net)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By Lewis Butler

I wonder why Len doesn't have just one point of...

I wonder why Len doesn't have just one point of contact on the Internet to promote his wares. Just doing a quick Google his UFB site (http://www.ufbusa.com/) is a real mess, plus we have this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-09, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,914
Posted By Lewis Butler

Really nice, Sam. Any chance you could make...

Really nice, Sam.

Any chance you could make an extended version with non matching extremities? I'd like to see mainframe, rear triangle, front forks & stem all different colours :-)

Also any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By Lewis Butler

Modern Schwalbe presta tubes come with something...

Modern Schwalbe presta tubes come with something very similar to these. Something that screws onto the valve stem but is also an adapter. Your LBS will surely have some lying around that they can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-21-09, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,900
Posted By Lewis Butler

I find that the stock rollers that a Brompton...

I find that the stock rollers that a Brompton comes with stick out too far & I catch my heels on them. The Brompton EZY wheels stick out much less and I don't have a heel strike issue (that might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-09, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By Lewis Butler

It'll be a bit less than this, my fully loaded...

It'll be a bit less than this, my fully loaded 2002 Brompton T6 weights 14Kg packed.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By Lewis Butler

According to Wikipedia he holds a CBE which is...

According to Wikipedia he holds a CBE which is one step down from being an actual Knight.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,326
Posted By Lewis Butler

This page states "a special edition was also...

This page states "a special edition was also produced in CTC (Cyclists Touring Club) colours", has anyone seen one of these? Have pictures to share maybe?

Also I wasn't aware that the Neobike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-09, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Lewis Butler

The titanium posts I've seen have looked fairly...

The titanium posts I've seen have looked fairly tatty with scratches and scuffs.

If Brompton is also having issues sourcing them then it seems like a good idea to replace with an aluminium post....
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-09, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,359
Posted By Lewis Butler

The loss of the Marathon tyre is a bit sad. ...

The loss of the Marathon tyre is a bit sad.

But the 'O bag' has been a long time coming in my view.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-09, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By Lewis Butler

On my extra long seatpost i have used the old...

On my extra long seatpost i have used the old mounting from a Vistalite Cuelite, the superflash sits nicely into the rear of the Brompton Pentaclip stopping it rotating if accidentally knocked:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-09, 01:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 676
Posted By Lewis Butler

I'm pretty sure this is an Velocity Aerohead OC...

I'm pretty sure this is an Velocity Aerohead OC rim. Yes I've seen one but not in this size.

Your local Velocity dealing bike shop should be able to help you track one down.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-09, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 572
Posted By Lewis Butler

If you're a season ticket holder and have the...

If you're a season ticket holder and have the hundred quid to drop, fantastic. You'll easily save money on the few taxi's you'd get in the year and maybe even be a brommie convert by 2010!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-02-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By Lewis Butler

I use removable MKS clipless pedals as I find I...

I use removable MKS clipless pedals as I find I do remove the left hand one when bagging my Brompton.

I'd like to say that eggbeaters aren't all that cheap but the other points invisiblehand make...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-09, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

That's the Brompton design, other than maybe...

That's the Brompton design, other than maybe putting a noodle into the brake line I'm going to leave well alone on my bike.

I'd be interested to see your welded on cable stops though, Len Rubin...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-09, 11:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

Interesting you ask, ECB. These parts were...

Interesting you ask, ECB. These parts were floating around on the bottom of my bike box when I took delivery of it. I e-mailed Brompton tech support as I wasn't sure, here is their response:

"This...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-09, 03:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

I haven't tried skidding, being new to fixed it...

I haven't tried skidding, being new to fixed it just seems like a way to trash tyres and look cool doing it. am I wrong?

Backpedaling feels good, I have been learning to ride backwards :-)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-09, 04:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

Hi Pixel, I'm using at 110mm spaced hub too so no...

Hi Pixel, I'm using at 110mm spaced hub too so no cold setting here. After reading your comments about having to dish your wheel I thought I'd try to avoid that.

The beautiful thing about Phil...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-09, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

Seems to be straight enough, I haven't had any...

Seems to be straight enough, I haven't had any chain-drops whilst riding.



Fast and fun. Given it's winter here in Melbourne I'm getting wet on my commute :-(
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-22-09, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

Update with some photos: ...

Update with some photos:
http://www.humanpowered.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/8232024.jpg

One unexpected result of running Stelvios & no mudguards is that when the bike is parked it can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

Seem to be working just fine.

Seem to be working just fine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-09, 04:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,828
Posted By Lewis Butler

The Brompton Fixie Project

http://www.humanpowered.com.au/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/Brompton-Fixie2-300x200.jpg

So the time has finally come to unveil the bike I've been dreaming about for the last year or so. Taking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-09, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 28,389
Posted By Lewis Butler

I'm going to disagree here, Chucky, I'm glad that...

I'm going to disagree here, Chucky, I'm glad that Brompton are pushing the envelope with the Ti parts, not that I'm into buying them, but to say they're as useless as a 700c wheel is a bit much.

I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,754
Posted By Lewis Butler

Things are moving forward at Brompton; you can in...

Things are moving forward at Brompton; you can in 2009 get wheels with machined rim sidewalls, butted spokes and sealed bearing hubs, you can get aluminium alloy headsets & a choice of frame...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-09, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lewis Butler

It's steel for sure, no aluminium alloy mainframe...

It's steel for sure, no aluminium alloy mainframe here, I guess that's how they keep the cost down.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-05-09, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lewis Butler

Aussie Dollars

Aussie Dollars
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-09, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lewis Butler

It is way cool the one I was riding is a bit like...

It is way cool the one I was riding is a bit like this one, but with a rack.
http://www.cyclelink.com.au/images/eco%201.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-09, 02:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lewis Butler

Yep, I'm talking about 'V-brakes'. Most sets of...

Yep, I'm talking about 'V-brakes'. Most sets of pads come with conical washers that allow toe-in.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-09, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,779
Posted By Lewis Butler

Reveiw: Dahon Eco 1

A cheap urban bike– The Dahon Eco 1 – a fold too far?
As I ride a folding bike on a daily basis (a Brompton) and have a white singlespeed that comes out on special occasions the Dahon Eco 1 was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-09, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,970
Posted By Lewis Butler

Folding pedal needs 24mm socket, the other side...

Folding pedal needs 24mm socket, the other side is just a standard 15mm but suggest you use a special pedal wrench to save the skin on your knuckles.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-16-09, 02:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,116
Posted By Lewis Butler

Sturmey Archer

Sturmey Archer
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