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Forum: Folding Bikes
11-23-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By Winfried

At least some of Dahon's use 74mm front hubs, so...

At least some of Dahon's use 74mm front hubs, so there might be one that also uses disk brakes, but only experts of the brand would know.
...
11-22-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,519
Posted By Winfried

Bumping an old thread. I have a couple of...

Bumping an old thread.

I have a couple of questions (for the HS11 rim brakes, FWIW):

1. Is this Torx 25 screw used just to adjust the reach (short/long fingers) intially once and for all, or...
11-19-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,060
Posted By Winfried

Since the hubs are compatible, it was a snap...

Since the hubs are compatible, it was a snap swapping the 8R31 for the C6001.

Thanks to its needle bearings, I confirm the latter runs better, especially the previously crappy 4th gear, even while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Winfried

Using Marathon Plus tires, the few "punctures" I...

Using Marathon Plus tires, the few "punctures" I had were actually old patches that were no longer airproof → Get good quality patches.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By Winfried

Don't you have Shimano inline quick release brake...

Don't you have Shimano inline quick release brake cable adjusters (https://www.cyclebasket.com/m9b0s313p2890/Shimano_SMCB90_Inline_Quick_Release_Brake_Cable_Adjusters) on your Brompton for precisely...
10-14-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the input. The bike already has a...

Thanks for the input. The bike already has a dynohub, and I don't want to bother building a new wheel.

Thanks also about the lever that needs to be changed too.
10-13-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Winfried

Are Shimano Roller Brakes 100% upward-compatible?

Hello,

A friend of mine rides a Dutch bike. The front brake is getting old and squeals when braking, even after adding some Shimano grease.

I can't read the model, and it might be a 41 or 45,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-22, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

Aren't you the clever one It makes a lot of...

Aren't you the clever one

It makes a lot of sense to use the ubiquitous 305 over the very limited 349.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-04-22, 01:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

€850...

€850 (https://www.decathlon.fr/p/velo-pliant-ultra-compact-fold-light-1-seconde-vert/_/R-p-306555)

Watch your pants.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By Winfried

Is the Dahon Curl actually for sale? After all...

Is the Dahon Curl actually for sale? After all these years, I've yet to see one on the road.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

If not, you could have typed it like I just did ...

If not, you could have typed it like I just did

https://tinyurl.com/3wffe6tr
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

They did it to get a more compact fold while...

They did it to get a more compact fold while still folding the usual way (front wheel on the left).

Side effect: The derailleur can't be replaced with a gear hub.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

The tweet is clickable.

The tweet is clickable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

Edit: Since BF doesn't seem to like Twitter… ...

Edit: Since BF doesn't seem to like Twitter…

https://tinyurl.com/3wffe6tr

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Source...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-22-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,637
Posted By Winfried

New folder from Decathlon

Looks like France's Decathlon (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decathlon_(retailer)) is working on a folder that could be nice competition for Brompton

Too bad it folds the usual way and leaves the...
09-21-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Winfried

The cranks get stuck when the user rides uphill....

The cranks get stuck when the user rides uphill. Turning the motor off and on doesn't solve the problem. Enviolo says the N330 isn't a good choice for use "with a powerful motor" (it's just a 250W...
09-21-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Winfried

It's 135mm. There's no need for a front...

It's 135mm.

There's no need for a front derailleur since it has a Bafang mid-drive.

I'll read up on those types of derailleurs and shifters.

Thank you.
09-21-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 158
Posted By Winfried

Replacing Nuvinci gear hub with derailleur?

Hello,

I'd like to remove the Harmony + Nuvinci N330 on a cargo trike with disk brakes front+rear, and replace it with a plain 3-8 speed derailleur.

I've never done this before.

1. Does any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Winfried

I got an 18 inch wheel, three-speed EVO, and...

I got an 18 inch wheel, three-speed EVO, and didn't like the way it rides + lack of frame-mounted bag. I'm not the only one to have been disappointed.

Also, most people buy the single-speed since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 340
Posted By Winfried

If no reply, you could ask again in the forum: ...

If no reply, you could ask again in the forum:

Strida Forum ? Index page (http://www.stridaforum.com/forum/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 767
Posted By Winfried

I'm surprised Strida is still in business,...

I'm surprised Strida is still in business, considering how few I can spot on the road.

Do we know where Strida makes most of its sales, and who buys them?
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Winfried

https://www.swytchbike.com/p/swytch-ebike-conversi...

https://www.swytchbike.com/p/swytch-ebike-conversion-kit-for-brompton/
09-02-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Winfried

Thanks for the info. So there's no reason to...

Thanks for the info. So there's no reason to worry the charger is underpowered for that battery.

Yes, the battery is fully charged.

She doesn't shift: The Harmony autoshifter...
08-31-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Winfried

Question [Bafang + Nuvinci] Cargo bike seizes up in hills

Hello,

Remotely, I'm trying to help a non-techie who bought a Dutch-made used cargo trike in good condition from a bike shop.

1. It has a Bafang M400 mid-drive (MM G33.250, 36V 250W 14A; It's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 91,866
Posted By Winfried

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x460/leverage_design_brompton_block_bd49f78dabab57d4989d87854abb457d6e43c93e.png...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By Winfried

Incidently, are you happy with that (LitePro?...

Incidently, are you happy with that (LitePro? TWTOPSE? Other?) luggage block?
08-03-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,425
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, is it possible to just replace...

Out of curiosity, is it possible to just replace the plain bearings found in lower-end Nexus with needle bearings found in higher-end Nexus, or at worst, change the bearings + gears?

Are the...
07-25-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Winfried

Thanks, I'll investigate.

Thanks, I'll investigate.
07-21-22, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Winfried

Thanks. I might even need to get a different...

Thanks. I might even need to get a different controller if it turns out the original controller can't be connected or won't talk to a foreign battery.
07-20-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Winfried

What's FME? "Frequently (especially with...

What's FME?

"Frequently (especially with OEM's) is the connectors for controller and battery.": Not sure I understand.
07-20-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By Winfried

Question [SOLVED] [newbie] Use any battery with same voltage?

Hello,

If the e-bike maker can't provide a replacement for weeks or even months… can I use any other battery as long as the voltage is the same?

Can the software/BMS tell I'm not using the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By Winfried

Climb on a bathroom scale with/without them and...

Climb on a bathroom scale with/without them and substract?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By Winfried

I've read+heard multiple testimonies of people...

I've read+heard multiple testimonies of people complaing that recent HS11 aren't as good (cheaper design → need frequent bleeding), but a 2013 set might still use the old one.

Here's how to tell a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 244
Posted By Winfried

Toe overlap on the front fender on Montagues is a...

Toe overlap on the front fender on Montagues is a known issue.

There might be a third-party, clip-on alternative.
06-25-22, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Winfried

Thank you. So it's only needed (convenient,...

Thank you.

So it's only needed (convenient, rather) if you take a hub completely apart for a thorough cleaning + lubricating.
06-24-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By Winfried

[Gear hub] Shimano alignment tool TL-8S30

Hello,

Out of curiosity, what is the Shimano alignment tool TL-8S30 (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Shimano/TL-8S30-Alignment-Tool-for-Inter-8-Internally-Geared-Hubs-p28719/) for?

Is it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 884
Posted By Winfried

I was just looking at their USA...

I was just looking at their USA (https://usa.dahon.com/collections/bikes)/Europe (https://eu.dahon.com/bikes-category/bikes/) sites today, and found nothing interesting.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,257
Views: 602,480
Posted By Winfried

FWIW: https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/190

FWIW:
https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hub/190
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-22, 04:05 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 101,773
Posted By Winfried

Oribike no longers manufactures a front rack/low...

Oribike no longers manufactures a front rack/low rider to carry a pair of panniers. Would a third-party solution work on that fork that requires removing the wheel for folding?

Alternatively,...
06-01-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Winfried

It's not mine. I asked because I read other...

It's not mine. I asked because I read other people having issues with mid-drive and Enviolo hubs.

I also read from another user that the cables used by Enviolo aren't as strong as those from eg....
06-01-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,900
Posted By Winfried

Hello, Gates confirmed CDC and the new...

Hello,

Gates confirmed CDC and the new CDN/CDX aren't compatible.

While cogs and chainrings are available, lthe 120T CDC belt is no longer manufactured and is nowhere to be found — in Europe,...
05-31-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By Winfried

Enviolo + mid-drive = bad?

Hello,

Looks like someone isn't happy (https://gofile.io/d/Z4Ll8o) with his brand new cargo bike powered by an Enviolo 380 gear hub and Bosch Cargo Line 4 Cruise mid-drive motor, although he was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Winfried

You should have the ERD from the rim...

You should have the ERD from the rim manufacturer.

Then, look up the hub here, and it'll tell you what spoke length to use depending on the lacing:

https://kstoerz.com/freespoke/hubs

I can...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 947
Posted By Winfried

From Tern, there's also the Trolley Rack...

From Tern, there's also the Trolley Rack (https://www.ternbicycles.com/gear/471/trolley-rack).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-24-22, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Winfried

As SRAM (which bought Sachs in 1997) stopped...

As SRAM (which bought Sachs in 1997) stopped manufacturing gear hubs in 2017…it won't be easy finding cogs for that hub:

"Sachs/SRAM IGH parts are no longer made. You can still find spares online,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Winfried

Here's the conversation : ...

Here's the conversation :

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1184394-nokon-elite-bamboo-cable-housing-folders.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-22, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 784
Posted By Winfried

Out of curiosity, what advantage does this kind...

Out of curiosity, what advantage does this kind of housing offer compared to the usual stuff?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Winfried

Thanks much. So I rode back all the way to...

Thanks much.

So I rode back all the way to the bike shop accross town. Turns out there was significant play between the nut and locknut.

Lesson learned: After replacing the bearings, even when...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Winfried

I pull the front brake tight, and push the bike...

I pull the front brake tight, and push the bike forward. I can feel some play with my hands on the handlebar, or touching the nut + locknut while pushing the bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-20-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Winfried

Yes, a skinny spanner, and a regular...

Yes, a skinny spanner, and a regular adjustable/crecent wrench.

No Brompton user in the audience who could confirm that small play should not be there on a well adjusted bike?
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