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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-29-14, 05:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 33,928
Posted By alienbogey

What is your experience regarding the Zefal...

What is your experience regarding the Zefal mirror with regard to the fold and then packing it around?

I much prefer a bike mounted mirror, but haven't yet found one that would work with the fold...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-14, 10:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

Nope, they're very, very quiet, in fact I can't...

Nope, they're very, very quiet, in fact I can't hear them at all, either riding the bike or hand pedaling it with my ear close to the cogs.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-14, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,046
Posted By alienbogey

The Bromfoot plastic protector for the folding...

The Bromfoot plastic protector for the folding pedal will keep the pedal from scratching the frame. I wish I'd known about it before getting a few scratches from the over-folded pedal. The Bromfoot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-14, 11:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,244
Posted By alienbogey

I came across this on BikeFun's site: ...

I came across this on BikeFun's site:

BIKEfun???? (http://www.bikefun.com.tw/admin/news/front/news.php?id=574)

Keep scrolling down, you'll see there's even a little windshield for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-14, 01:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

I've indulged my Brompton again by replacing the...

I've indulged my Brompton again by replacing the OEM tension arm assembly and cogs with parts from BikeFun of Taiwan.

OEM:
...
08-04-14, 03:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 829
Posted By alienbogey

Tour de Blast Question

Can anyone tell me if the Tour de Blast route from Toutle to the Johnston Ridge Observatory has cell service or not?

Coverage all the way? Part way? None?

Thanks.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-30-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,498
Posted By alienbogey

I don't believe I'm snugging them down any harder...

I don't believe I'm snugging them down any harder than I did the OEM clamps, but I'm certain that they're not loosening over the course of rides of up to 40 miles at a time.

Perhaps your...
07-29-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,910
Posted By alienbogey

I, too, would be interested in a front wheel,...

I, too, would be interested in a front wheel, disc brake version.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-14, 09:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

Thanks for the suggestion. I do feel the rear...

Thanks for the suggestion. I do feel the rear bag swaying when there's a fair amount of weight in it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-29-14, 09:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,498
Posted By alienbogey

I like my Bompfication clamps and they've never...

I like my Bompfication clamps and they've never loosened on their own.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-14, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

I've made some changes to my Brompton. ...

I've made some changes to my Brompton.

First, to my surprise the front bag almost shook loose from it's mount at high speed over rough road. I modified the front brass mount:
...
07-19-14, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By alienbogey

I've had Hilltopper kits on my wife's and my bike...

I've had Hilltopper kits on my wife's and my bike for almost a year now. No complaints, work great.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-14, 11:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,284
Posted By alienbogey

Okay, PM sent.

Okay, PM sent.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-14, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,284
Posted By alienbogey

No, I didn't mean that I'd failed in trying to...

No, I didn't mean that I'd failed in trying to contact you (Bikegang), but that I'd failed in trying to contact Bikefun.

I appreciate the offer of assistance, and I suppose I could order from you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-15-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,284
Posted By alienbogey

If anyone can figure out how to order from...

If anyone can figure out how to order from Bikefun please post it. They have several Brompton things I'd like to order, but I can't break the code.

I've sent three emails to their "email us at...
07-14-14, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,728
Posted By alienbogey

I think people are being rather pessimistic about...

I think people are being rather pessimistic about the availability of less-expensive but decent kits. It appears to me that the Hilltopper kit (http://www.electric-bike-kit.com/hill-topper.aspx)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-14, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,487
Posted By alienbogey

This 5 Speed Rear Hub for Brompton ?

While randomly searching for upgrades for my Brompton I came across this eBay listing...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-14, 11:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

Unfortunately, no. It's a bluetooth speaker....

Unfortunately, no.

It's a bluetooth speaker.

The olive drab color is Brompton's Raw Lacquer.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-14, 10:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/B...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/BBayBridge_zps3fa05104.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/BBayBridge_zps3fa05104.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-14, 01:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/B...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/BSunset_zps01b73159.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/BSunset_zps01b73159.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-07-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,417
Posted By alienbogey

FWIW, my Brompton has its simple bushing...

FWIW, my Brompton has its simple bushing suspension and I find that it really adds to the comfort of the ride.

When I ride my full-size hybrid (with front suspension but not rear), I'll...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-14, 10:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

Oh, over-engineering on my part, basically. ...

Oh, over-engineering on my part, basically.

A fair amount of wood needed to be removed to slip the wood block onto the bag mount, and I didn't want the holes for the brass rods to be too close to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-14, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/B...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/BThreadFBag1_zpsbeef535d.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/BThreadFBag1_zpsbeef535d.jpg.html)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-14, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

It's a military surplus canvas-and-leather bag—a...

It's a military surplus canvas-and-leather bag—a Romanian ammunition bag or something like that. I carry water bottles in it. I made an adapter block out of cherry to slide onto the stock Brompton...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,673
Posted By alienbogey

Showing Off My Brompton (Update 7/28/14)

I've had my Brompton almost a year and I'm so pleased with it that I can't help showing it off:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,637
Posted By alienbogey

I have a B17 for mine and a cover for the B17...

I have a B17 for mine and a cover for the B17 when transporting the Brompton. If it's raining or threatening rain I leave the cover on while riding—simple.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-14, 11:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,544
Posted By alienbogey

I went to Clever Cycles completely decided on...

I went to Clever Cycles completely decided on British Green - then I saw the raw lacquer and that's all I wanted.

Well worth the extra $$, at least to me.
03-30-14, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By alienbogey

Well, I'm embarrassed to say that it was simply...

Well, I'm embarrassed to say that it was simply lack of proper maintenance on my part.

I cleaned and lubed the chain and all cogs and joints and the problem went away.
03-28-14, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,439
Posted By alienbogey

Brompton Two Speed Rear Problem

I have a six month old Brompton 6 speed with the two speed Sturmey-Archer (I believe) rear hub and 3 speed rear derailleur. Yesterday it developed a problem for the first time.

When riding, if I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

Actually, I'm one of the pilots, and the seat on...

Actually, I'm one of the pilots, and the seat on the left is mine. ;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-13, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

B-737 ...

B-737

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/BPicforK5_zps8b9286b0.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/BPicforK5_zps8b9286b0.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-19-13, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/B...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/BromptonJNU_zps2537b7c4.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/BromptonJNU_zps2537b7c4.jpg.html)

Juneau, Alaska, USA
11-11-13, 11:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,775
Posted By alienbogey

Once I started riding my bike a lot I thought I...

Once I started riding my bike a lot I thought I needed padded shorts. They drove me insane and to this day my toes curl at the memory of the discomfort they caused.

For me, the solution was a...
11-11-13, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,336
Posted By alienbogey

I'm not sure about arthritis but I have a 10 mile...

I'm not sure about arthritis but I have a 10 mile cycling knee as the result of a basketball injury about 18 years ago. When cycling my knee starts to complain at 10 miles every time, if I go 20...
11-10-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,259
Posted By alienbogey

I've had a Clean Republic kit for several months...

I've had a Clean Republic kit for several months now and have been very happy with it. I asked them one question after purchase and got a prompt reply.

FWIW.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-13, 01:08 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/p...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/photo_1-3_zps6b818484.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/photo_1-3_zps6b818484.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-07-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/p...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/photo_2-2_zps54551e43.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/photo_2-2_zps54551e43.jpg.html)
11-03-13, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By alienbogey

IIRC here are at least two outfits, NYCycles...

IIRC here are at least two outfits, NYCycles (sp?) and Freedom Bikes (?) that are making e-kits for the Brompton, which is widely regarded as a very high quality folder, if not the best, with the...
11-03-13, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,910
Posted By alienbogey

Assuming I understood the Kickstarter page...

Assuming I understood the Kickstarter page correctly, the concepts I like are putting the battery into the hub itself, which of course means that you're not searching for place somewhere on the frame...
11-03-13, 09:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,355
Posted By alienbogey

Overprotectiveness? A coworker recently told...

Overprotectiveness?

A coworker recently told me that his boys, aged approximately 7 and 4, aren't allowed to run unless they put their helmets on. Yes, THEY HAVE TO WEAR HELMETS IN ORDER TO RUN,...
10-06-13, 09:11 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 61,669
Posted By alienbogey

I got this Brompton a week ago to take on trips. ...

I got this Brompton a week ago to take on trips.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/file_zps2a749721.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/file_zps2a749721.jpg.html)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-13, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 323,478
Posted By alienbogey

Brompton at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit): ...

Brompton at BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit):

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/photo-2_zpscf402e9a.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/photo-2_zpscf402e9a.jpg.html)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-02-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,134
Posted By alienbogey

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/f...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/file_zps0042d9a5.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/file_zps0042d9a5.jpg.html)
10-02-13, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,068
Posted By alienbogey

The Chicken Littles have been squawking about...

The Chicken Littles have been squawking about Peak Oil for decades so I suppose it's no surprise that they're now squawking about Peak Coal.

Climate change/global warming? 15,000 years ago Iowa...
10-01-13, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By alienbogey

Hmm, I posted it under "Electronics, Lighting &...

Hmm, I posted it under "Electronics, Lighting & Gadgets" because 1) I suppose you could call it a gadget and 2) I couldn't find a more appropriate forum for it.

The mods are more than welcome to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By alienbogey

OBTW, the shop I bought it from, Clever Cycles in...

OBTW, the shop I bought it from, Clever Cycles in Portland, Oregon, said that they could tell which craftsman built the bike by the look of the brazing. They also said that a signature of the...
10-01-13, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,667
Posted By alienbogey

I've been very pleased with Cyclemeter, but they...

I've been very pleased with Cyclemeter, but they recently changed the appearance to match IOS7, so it looks like complete crap now along with the rest of IOS7.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-01-13, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By alienbogey

Thanks for the kind words. It has rained so...

Thanks for the kind words.

It has rained so hard in our neck of the woods that all I've been able to do so far is ride it round and round our kitchen table, but I'm now on my first trip with it.
...
10-01-13, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By alienbogey

Repurposed Seat Bag

I recently treated myself to a new Brompton and was looking for a small seat bag to carry flat-fixing tools, another layer, etc. I was lusting after an Acorn but despaired of waiting months for the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-13, 09:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,377
Posted By alienbogey

Got a Brompton!

I can't resist showing off my new Brompton:

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b35/alienbogey/file_zps2a749721.jpg (http://s16.photobucket.com/user/alienbogey/media/file_zps2a749721.jpg.html)

My...
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