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11-09-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Geepig

Loves it when someone looks at ALL the available...

Loves it when someone looks at ALL the available data :)
10-08-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Geepig

I used to worry a bit about bending spokes, until...

I used to worry a bit about bending spokes, until I started doing 36 spoke 20" wheels with aluminium rims.
10-01-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,776
Posted By Geepig

And it is so much easier and therefore cheaper to...

And it is so much easier and therefore cheaper to mail folding ones.
09-26-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 961
Posted By Geepig

What I do is go to my local DIY store and choose...

What I do is go to my local DIY store and choose an appropriate roll of galvanized pipe hanger strapping plus some nuts, bolts of washers to match the rack and lamp mountings. If you have a hammer, a...
09-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 735
Posted By Geepig

If this were just a hacking around bike I would...

If this were just a hacking around bike I would just reuse the spokes, but I would still leave the decision about their condition until I had them all off and could inspect the ends.
09-19-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Geepig

If you are using cheaper foldable tires it helps...

If you are using cheaper foldable tires it helps if you unfold them and keep them somewhere warm for a while so that they have a chance to unkink a bit.

When fitting, they might be difficult to...
09-19-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By Geepig

Unless you need to have a bike to fit some kind...

Unless you need to have a bike to fit some kind of class regulations, forget what other people might call it and have fun playing around with parts to see if they work for you. In the late 1970s my...
09-15-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By Geepig

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to...

As Charles Bukowski once said: "We are here to laugh at those who use Shimano, and live our lives with Microshift so well that Death will tremble to take us."
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-26-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Well I am back, because I have actually done some...

Well I am back, because I have actually done some things on my folders as opposed to my other bikes.

I have a notebook in my warsztat where I have been developing a list of things I would like to...
08-11-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By Geepig

If this is a recent thing it might also be worth...

If this is a recent thing it might also be worth considering the health side. As we grow older our joints wear and become prone to different conditions like arthritus, which can change how we...
08-11-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Geepig

If those are round tubes you might be able to...

If those are round tubes you might be able to find some cable clamps so that you can run the cables/pipes together down the same side, with the clamps further from the hinge. You could experiment by...
08-11-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 578
Posted By Geepig

Not well if they are inside the tube or clamped...

Not well if they are inside the tube or clamped close to the fold, as they need a certain amount of freedom. If the hinge is on the right, they need to be on the left and allowed to turn through an...
08-09-21, 02:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,912
Posted By Geepig

While I was at university I picked the lock of a...

While I was at university I picked the lock of a dusty, abandoned bike in one of the university bike sheds, put a new chain and a new tube in, then rode that around. At the end of every semester I...
08-09-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By Geepig

Predom/Romet/Universal bikes from the cheaper end...

Predom/Romet/Universal bikes from the cheaper end generally had two piece cranks, where the crank on the chainwheel side is friction welded to the spindle while the crank on the other side is held in...
08-04-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Geepig

Very, very nice! :) But my serious question...

Very, very nice! :)

But my serious question is whether it is more or less ecological than the masking tape and the paper bag I purchased screws and stuff at my local DIY store that I currently use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 350,974
Posted By Geepig

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1424x1200/20210524_172806_d2f9a028f4e710f66d5d161b8d424840ebdc80fe.jpg
Zenit relaxing into its role of farm bike

I have since swopped the...
07-26-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By Geepig

I am a bit confused here, because if the limit...

I am a bit confused here, because if the limit screws are properly set then it should go into all the gears otherwise how can you set them properly?

So does it not go in only while while riding?...
07-09-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,285
Posted By Geepig

If the stem is rusted in then getting anything in...

If the stem is rusted in then getting anything in there that is robust enough to pull the stem out could be difficult.

Is the hole into the BB big enough to fit a washer that will slide up inside...
07-07-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 938
Posted By Geepig

Have you considered getting a set of bicycle tire...

Have you considered getting a set of bicycle tire plugs?
07-07-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Geepig

Once you have removed the handlebars and that top...

Once you have removed the handlebars and that top nut, then that spacer is there so that when you tighten the top nut it does not affect the adjustment of the headset nut beneath it. Sometimes...
06-28-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Geepig

I use wood bleach to remove the rust without...

I use wood bleach to remove the rust without touching whatever coating remains, and then spray a clear coat on - but I am interested to know more about the plating options one can achieve at home.
06-27-21, 11:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,737
Posted By Geepig

If possible, the cable from the shifter on the...

If possible, the cable from the shifter on the left hand end of the bar should curve round to go down the right side of the frame to minimise the curve in the cable, especially when you are turning...
06-24-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By Geepig

So stop reading the horror stories, the authors'...

So stop reading the horror stories, the authors' only care for your likes not your life. Look at the stories this way - how many cyclists die on the road every year through all kinds of accidents?...
06-24-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,397
Posted By Geepig

Who needs reams of data when they could have...

Who needs reams of data when they could have something as fun as this! OK, if you were doing a ton of wheels then the computer version would be handy, but I repair things for the pleasure of handling...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Yes, very much so - or at least I get regular...

Yes, very much so - or at least I get regular reports about it from wifie as it is one of her oldest friends who has it and rides it regularly. Being that it is in the city and we now spend most time...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

We are having a verandah, or ‘ganek’ as they call...

We are having a verandah, or ‘ganek’ as they call it here, built on the back of the cottage, which is nice, but at the moment the power cable to the barns is down and probably will be for a month or...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-21, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 683
Posted By Geepig

Those bars look very handsome, really like you...

Those bars look very handsome, really like you have a little bull :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Thanks, Juan, I am really pleased that you have...

Thanks, Juan, I am really pleased that you have enjoyed our story! I like my bikes to be practical and something which the average person the street can see and not be so overwhelmed by technology...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

We had a plan to visit the ruins of a renaissance...

We had a plan to visit the ruins of a renaissance castle on the side of a lake, about a half hour’s drive north of here. First, though, we planned to visit some friends for coffee, in their apartment...
06-10-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 946
Posted By Geepig

The choices we make are not all defined by our...

The choices we make are not all defined by our bikes, so my 'bike' toolboxes travel around the farm, around the village and beyond, finding their use in many circumstances - gas pipes in a cottage, a...
05-28-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By Geepig

To bring the coaster brake back from the...

To bring the coaster brake back from the mountains, where apparently anyone who has a bike with such a brake is forced to go, here is the mountain-free zone where I ride.
...
05-26-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By Geepig

While riding?

While riding?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

We loaded our computers and other things in our...

We loaded our computers and other things in our car and headed back to the city for two days, with lists of all the things we needed to buy or collect - as well as a task list for me to get on with...
05-21-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Geepig

Because tubes need protection from damage by the...

Because tubes need protection from damage by the spokes, while tubeless set-ups need to provide a seal from the spokes. There are lighter and heavier tapes and bands to protect the tube, some of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,541
Posted By Geepig

Austin Healey Sprite sigh...

Austin Healey Sprite

sigh...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-21, 06:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Well, with some of my other projects out of the...

Well, with some of my other projects out of the way, or at least on hold, it came time to do something about BSO. I have been looking forward to riding a bike with rear suspension since I first saw...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 350,974
Posted By Geepig

Ah, it is always good to see a Fuji still out and...

Ah, it is always good to see a Fuji still out and about!
04-27-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Geepig

The solution is a lot more leverage, with...

The solution is a lot more leverage, with something to securely support what you are trying to loosen and your tool. Impact drivers, while they have their uses, are brutish devices that dissipate...
04-21-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,394
Posted By Geepig

I have a Falcon derailleur on the back of one of...

I have a Falcon derailleur on the back of one of my 24" bikes, but the gear hub itself is Suntour.

If only one cone comes off the axle then that is good - unless you need to replace the cones. If...
04-18-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By Geepig

I also have a low (wifie: 'What happened to the...

I also have a low (wifie: 'What happened to the coffee table?") bench to reduce the bending, and with coaster brakes any way is 'up'. But a good stand is a lovely thing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,012
Posted By Geepig

Well, what with the improvements in the weather...

Well, what with the improvements in the weather and the actual rideability of Zenit, I thought it was time to make some kind of trip in its new field of action. Luckily wifie agreed with me, dug out...
04-12-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Geepig

From my end of the bike market, with the tired...

From my end of the bike market, with the tired cheap folders, de-tensioning is essential as you want to find which nipples have seized before you have a wobbly hub hanging from a half set of...
04-12-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,851
Posted By Geepig

What is way too much hassle is a strange thing -...

What is way too much hassle is a strange thing - it is very easy to get in too deep and give up, but then if one is going to have a race bike then hassle is the name of the game.

I hope your...
04-12-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By Geepig

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair...

OMG, that is SO funny, I nearly fell off my chair laughing!

As a mechanic I remember many odd things on new cars from the factory, as an engineer I saw many a strange thing happen on a production...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 350,974
Posted By Geepig

I have a new bike, although not so 'new' as well...

I have a new bike, although not so 'new' as well worn. It is a Romet Wigry, and on its 20" wheels it seems tiny compared to my Romet Jubilats.

...
03-31-21, 12:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Geepig

I no longer own a torque wrench, so I have not...

I no longer own a torque wrench, so I have not paid attention to what torque is required. What I can say is that if you increased the torque in 1 NM increments until the bars stopped moving the...
03-30-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By Geepig

That is an approved method where I come from,...

That is an approved method where I come from, when your sprocket side Velosteel coaster brake cone comes loose during a wheel out operation far from home. This weekend I have to refit a bicycle wheel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,592
Posted By Geepig

Very, very elegant, but how about leaning it...

Very, very elegant, but how about leaning it against that tree next time ;)
03-29-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 812
Posted By Geepig

I suppose whether one fits a QR or not depends on...

I suppose whether one fits a QR or not depends on how the bike is to be ridden. My folks were not into family rides, so I needed a bike that could safely smack into things as I rode along an...
03-28-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,830
Posted By Geepig

No, just that you should TREAD carefully....

No, just that you should TREAD carefully....
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