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06-13-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By 2_i

I rode occasionally shaft bikes, either Mobikes...

I rode occasionally shaft bikes, either Mobikes or city share bikes. In the share system they were often a better choice than chained bicycles, as they were easier to propel. The chains in the share...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,325
Posted By 2_i

Google "joseph kuosac handlebar for bromptons"...

Google "joseph kuosac handlebar for bromptons" for additional options. You can find them for reasonable prices on Ebay.
06-13-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By 2_i

In China they are all single speed and have no...

In China they are all single speed and have no lights. I noticed some electric ones, but did not try them. My good Bologna experience was with the company below. Within the basic price they provided...
06-13-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By 2_i

I have a Mobike account tied to a Chinese SIM,...

I have a Mobike account tied to a Chinese SIM, but for some reason that SIM did not want to work in Italy, even though it works fine in US. In any case, I have been riding Mobikes in China and they...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By 2_i

Where is the picture?? I tried a couple of...

Where is the picture?? I tried a couple of browsers with just some residue showing in one.
Replies: 2
Views: 1,490
Posted By 2_i

Sounds like complete mess and it is difficult to...

Sounds like complete mess and it is difficult to give advice as company-dealer-customer relations differ with locations. From skimming the web they sell in the US, though, and seem to have a good...
06-11-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,125
Posted By 2_i

Worx Hand Cleaner...

Worx Hand Cleaner (https://worx.ca/product/worx-biodegradable-hand-cleaner) is gritty, like soil, and does wonders. You can use it many times a day when necessary without experiencing any harshness...
06-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,127
Posted By 2_i

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much...

Wow, I am sorry about that. They were very much pioneers, with the operation conceived by students out of Peking University in my memory. Mobike only came next. Are they dead all around the world? Of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By 2_i

I transported Boardwalk-type Dahons in Brompton's...

I transported Boardwalk-type Dahons in Brompton's B&W case (https://www.b-w-international.com/product/foldon-case/) with dimensions at the border of airline limit 25x24x13. There was a significant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By 2_i

Indeed, I have a hard time seeing how a 2012 bike...

Indeed, I have a hard time seeing how a 2012 bike can be 19y old in 2019. Somehow I cannot square it :bang:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By 2_i

Weight for the sake of weight is like art for the...

Weight for the sake of weight is like art for the sake of art - not really practical. To use a bike in real life you need a bell, strap to hold folded bike together, lights, fenders, rack, bottle...
Forum: Commuting
06-03-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,753
Posted By 2_i

When riding in Amsterdam as a tourist I found...

When riding in Amsterdam as a tourist I found navigating the bike paths a challenge. The traffic is so dense that you have to plan ahead when you want to change lane. When you slow down you risk...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,179
Posted By 2_i

How is the fold with those bars?

How is the fold with those bars?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-02-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 942
Views: 198,643
Posted By 2_i

Was that one of these villages losing people so...

Was that one of these villages losing people so that only some elderly remained? I vaguely remember stories of remaining inhabitants making figures, particularly of children, so they would not feel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2_i

Here...

Here (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/building_materials/bm/menus/cs/corrosion.html?perpage=all&pageno=1) you have an aircraft supplier page with all the three products listed. T9 is quite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2_i

My 21y old is a Trek, but original by now is only...

My 21y old is a Trek, but original by now is only the frame and fork, though other parts may still pop here and there on other bikes.

In my observation even a meager carbohydrate film on steel...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2_i

If you do not want the frame to rust, maintain...

If you do not want the frame to rust, maintain it. Electrolysis removes the rust, provided all areas can be reached during its application, but on its own provides no maintenance. Frame Saver is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By 2_i

Well, in the the thread about cable rubbing, you...

Well, in the the thread about cable rubbing, you can see chain rusting on the OP's Brompton, with photo reproduced below, seemingly revealing lack of any chain maintenance there. In this context, I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,753
Posted By 2_i

There are 3 hinges rather than 2 and the...

There are 3 hinges rather than 2 and the drivetrain stays exposed in the folded bike. For the price, though, the bike would be worth a consideration.

Incidentally, if every folding bike gets...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,404
Posted By 2_i

I use the same protective mixture on any exposed...

I use the same protective mixture on any exposed part of a frame and any component as on the chain. My impression is that it protects better than paint. It does not last as long as paint but not as...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By 2_i

Is the folded bike size increased for you because...

Is the folded bike size increased for you because of the triple? Does the folded bike lock fine? At some point I tried to limit any increase in the width of the folded bike due to the front triple,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-26-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By 2_i

If the friend were to stay with double then the...

If the friend were to stay with double then the cheap SP8 adapter should be enough and still preferred over the K-Series. If the friend ever went to go to triple then the Birdy one would be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,627
Posted By 2_i

Our Dahons have steel frames (don't buy no alu)...

Our Dahons have steel frames (don't buy no alu) and the Dahon's site (https://dahon.com/whats-in-a-frame/) lists Boardwalk, Speed P8 and Vybe C7S as having steel frames.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,627
Posted By 2_i

When I was in such a situation, I told them and...

When I was in such a situation, I told them and they built my BF in a matter of days. It arrived 2 days before my departure.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,102
Posted By 2_i

So are you supposed to slip some Brompton bag...

So are you supposed to slip some Brompton bag frame into a pocket with the bottom? Indeed, this is not convenient. Maybe they worry that the bag's bottom is not stiff enough for attaching the mount...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,102
Posted By 2_i

This is definitely an idea. I rode with the...

This is definitely an idea. I rode with the folded bag strapped to the rear carrier and sticking out transversely, but this was only for a couple of kilometers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By 2_i

I have been overtaking people on road bikes while...

I have been overtaking people on road bikes while riding a loaded Brompton, so a blanket statement about folding bikes being significantly slower than road does not apply. Given that a folding bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,102
Posted By 2_i

:lol: We are clearly talking about different...

:lol: We are clearly talking about different amounts of mud calling for a cleaning. In my case there might be so much packed that wheels could only turn if you pushed them hard and a squirt bottle...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,102
Posted By 2_i

No, I have not yet. I guess you have done more...

No, I have not yet. I guess you have done more travel with yours than I. My suggestion would be to pick a warm sunny day and put the bag under a shower. I have done the last few times with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

I use Ritchey adjusting barrels...

I use Ritchey adjusting barrels (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UWJSPS), see the photo, for the rear cog shifter and front triple shifter. I put a heat shrink over the barrel for the rear in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By 2_i

I have no independent knowledge on that attitude,...

I have no independent knowledge on that attitude, but it sounded plausible. My reason for communication there was on the bag design and what I learned was by the way of diversion in the discussion -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By 2_i

Of course the post is useful! However, when I...

Of course the post is useful! However, when I fold the Brompton and care about the width for packing, on the drive side it is pretty much the pedal, not folding in a stock Brompton, that defines the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-06-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By 2_i

A would-be manufacturer of bags for Brompton...

A would-be manufacturer of bags for Brompton described the process as follows. (That description might explain why the design tends to be stuck in the ruts for a while.) Thus, you perfect your bag...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By 2_i

So why compare them if this is so obvious??

So why compare them if this is so obvious??
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By 2_i

One has fenders and is capable of carrying...

One has fenders and is capable of carrying luggage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,895
Posted By 2_i

We bought few Vincita products...

We bought few Vincita products (https://www.vincita.co.th/collections/brompton-bags) in the past and they have been reasonable. Maybe one point to note is that the bags carrying Brompton logo in the...
05-05-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,705
Posted By 2_i

I am late to the party, but hopefully can still...

I am late to the party, but hopefully can still contribute. Below is my set. The rightmost one is German and as portable as VAR but easier to use and pushed out VAR from my carry-along tool set.
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05-05-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 2_i

Auto parts stores usually have air hoses by foot....

Auto parts stores usually have air hoses by foot. It is usually good to call around to make sure that they have the inner diameter you need - for a pump it should be 3/16" but check to be sure. Ebay...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,303
Posted By 2_i

Thanks! I think I'll go for it. While it does not...

Thanks! I think I'll go for it. While it does not fold like the BF rack, there is no real need for the rack to fold for packing, since it may be combined with a wheel and other stuff in the process.
05-03-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By 2_i

I attach a plate out of alu to a mount and cover...

I attach a plate out of alu to a mount and cover it with velcro. Phone gets velcro on the back and can be used on any mount on any bike including QR ones for rental bikes. Pouch against rain and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,711
Posted By 2_i

Just got a marketing email from NYCe Wheels,...

Just got a marketing email from NYCe Wheels, first since early December. They seem to be getting then back on-line. I have not check their phone, though. Only a few weeks ago it was permanently busy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,303
Posted By 2_i

[left] @Pine Cone...

[left]

@Pine Cone (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/pine-cone-73109.html), what brand is the rack on your BF? Thanks
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,292
Posted By 2_i

I had a double derailleur mounted for shifting...

I had a double derailleur mounted for shifting 24-34-50. I had to modify the cage a bit. It worked but was not very stable. The derailleur was stretched to the limit and the shifting was easily...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

OK here are 2 kickstands deployed. The Kamoya is...

OK here are 2 kickstands deployed. The Kamoya is activated in difficult situations, heavy T-bag possibly combined with inconvenient alignment with a slope.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

It is raining cats and dogs here today and during...

It is raining cats and dogs here today and during the day I am at work, but I will try something. There is a post there...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

Correct I use Suntour XC Pro, but I...

Correct


I use Suntour XC Pro, but I tweaked the cage a bit using a stainless steel soldering kit and pieces of stainless steel to improve shifting. I added a piece of sheet steel to the inner...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By 2_i

There is no particular difficulty there that I...

There is no particular difficulty there that I know of:

Special Parts Dahon Tern and others (http://www.thorusa.com/accessories/dahonchainguards.htm)
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By 2_i

Are you folding the bike in the correct order?...

Are you folding the bike in the correct order? The cables might seem too short if you proceed out of step. While I have not played with brake cables, I have with shift and I suspect that there is a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

The weight of course matters. My practical...

The weight of course matters. My practical solution has been, like with a suitcase weight, to make the bike very rollable. I decided against a number of aftermarket options that could save weight,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,885
Posted By 2_i

:thumb: I use 2 types of mechanical...

:thumb:



I use 2 types of mechanical coupling between different pieces, tripod thread + velcro. Phones have velcro on their backs and so have power banks and pouches protecting from rain. The...
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