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03-18-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,151
Posted By Numerozero

I'm also in Vancouver, though that shouldn't...

I'm also in Vancouver, though that shouldn't affect the time required : )

45-75 minutes, including a test ride, invoicing, and writing doiwn all the bolt torque settings on the invoice. As I work...
02-14-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 619
Posted By Numerozero

I've bought these to retrofit Grip Shifts for...

I've bought these to retrofit Grip Shifts for older clients with arthritis. They're.... OK. Actuation pressure is higher than Shimano units. So I would not use then again for arthritic customers....
02-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 390
Posted By Numerozero

One of Canada's major LBS wholesaler, Live To...

One of Canada's major LBS wholesaler, Live To Play, sells Sunrace 11T replacement jockey wheels:

https://livetoplaysports.com/en/catalog/?product_details=255437-01g

Your LBS should be able to...
01-20-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,710
Posted By Numerozero

I read somewhere General Motors requested...

I read somewhere General Motors requested Phillips screws to cam out to prevent assembly line workers from over-tightening fasteners.

Here in Canada Robertson heads (a Canadian invention!) are...
01-20-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,749
Posted By Numerozero

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function...

I switched from regular Wera to Holding Function hex heads, sockets, and Torx heads. It solves a problem I DO have - dropping fasteners and then wasting time looking for them. I run a shop and time...
11-18-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By Numerozero

It’s 130 BCD. You need a wider than normal BB...

It’s 130 BCD. You need a wider than normal BB because the crank is pretty “flat”. Never noticed any excessive Q factor; I think it works out to be average.

BTW no squeaking either.
11-16-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By Numerozero

I have a pair on my Xootr Swift folding bike,...

I have a pair on my Xootr Swift folding bike, which is only used for reasonably flat Last Mile trips on/off the bus racks. As such, it only has 3 speeds (SRAM DualDrive IGH - I don’t like derailleurs...
10-23-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By Numerozero

Angle Grinder in Benchtop Holder

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For brake housing. $25 CAD ($19 USD). Saves my...
08-16-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Numerozero

Ive ordered twice now from bike-components.de in...

Ive ordered twice now from bike-components.de in Germany. Seven days to my door. Shipping is 20 Euros (about $30 CAD) for a lot of weight. Overall cheaper prices too. They discount Park Tool,...
07-08-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 754
Posted By Numerozero

Ergon Grips

And also a pair of Ergon grips.
06-11-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By Numerozero

Just read the article, no neef to register or...

Just read the article, no neef to register or give your email n
05-26-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By Numerozero

Same here. Bought one for $8, rode it, and...

Same here. Bought one for $8, rode it, and realized I didn’t notice my saddle anymore. Sold the SLR. OF course, everyone’s butt is different. I get a lot of questions about it from other bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-22-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,017
Posted By Numerozero

Paid $300 CDN ($227 USD) for mine, but that one...

Paid $300 CDN ($227 USD) for mine, but that one on Facebook has been serviced. So $325 USD sounds in the ballpark.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,224
Posted By Numerozero

Protecting the SRAM DualDrive Clickbox

I installed a SRAM DD on my Xootr Swift. No cassette, just the three internal gears. It’s geared as per Sheldon Brown’s suggestion - low gear is for going up hills, so I spin out going down- which...
01-22-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,693
Posted By Numerozero

My PW-3 is Thicker

My PW-3 looks different from yours, and from the current version. Note how the areas around the openings are thicker. Anyone else have a PW-3 like mine?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 787,547
Posted By Numerozero

Tern Cargo Rack on Xootr Swift?

I have that rack but on a different bike. However, eyeballing it, I’ll guess that it should work. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 787,547
Posted By Numerozero

Fenders for Xootr Swift

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Dahon Mariner fenders over 35-406 Kojaks. ...
12-24-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Numerozero

Definitely Park Tool's latest Big Blue Book of...

Definitely Park Tool's latest Big Blue Book of Tool Repairs, 4th Edition. Just came out on October 2019:


https://www.parktool.com/product/big-blue-book-of-bicycle-repair-4th-edition-bbb-4
Forum: Touring
12-13-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,390
Posted By Numerozero

Unior Tools are represented in Canada by NRG...

Unior Tools are represented in Canada by NRG Enterprises. You can download their catalogue here: NRG (http://www.nrgenterprises.com)

The funny thing is that due to Park Tool's "exclusive (?) use...
12-05-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Numerozero

Sorry for the duplicate pictures. Grr. And of...

Sorry for the duplicate pictures. Grr. And of course a couple now are on EBay (they weren’t there when I looked yesterday).

Thanks everyone.
12-05-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,252
Posted By Numerozero

Shimano Freehub Tool Does Not Match Model Number TL-FH40

I just acquired this Shimano tool. Oddly, the model number stamp on the top is offset from center. “SHIMANO” and “FREE HUB” are readable, but what seems to be “TL-FH40 FREE HUB” is offset.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,130
Posted By Numerozero

The inner plastic liner is what keeps the water...

The inner plastic liner is what keeps the water out, not the outside links.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,130
Posted By Numerozero

I wonder if that could be due to the design of...

I wonder if that could be due to the design of the links. Do you mind telling us which model/vendor you bought from? I’m about to order some so it seems it’ll be better to not order the one that you...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 787,547
Posted By Numerozero

You’ll have to remove the fenders first. And, if...

You’ll have to remove the fenders first. And, if you have a rack, also that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,067
Posted By Numerozero

+1 on the Tern Cargo rack. Not cheap nor light,...

+1 on the Tern Cargo rack. Not cheap nor light, but very practical. I use it with the Tern Konti cargo basket and also panniers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By Numerozero

I was kidding. Of course one doesn’t “need” that...

I was kidding. Of course one doesn’t “need” that Abbey ensemble. I only posted it as it was released just a few days ago. And $1,350 USD... yikes.

However, I do love my Wera ¼” ratchet, as it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By Numerozero

I prefer this tool kit:...

I prefer this tool kit:...
11-01-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Numerozero

A done deal:...

A done deal: https://www.theverge.com/2019/11/1/20943318/google-fitbit-acquisition-fitness-tracker-announcement
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,630
Posted By Numerozero

At least it doesn't have a history of failing.

At least it doesn't have a history of failing.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 886
Posted By Numerozero

Xootr folding bikes recommends applying Boeshield...

Xootr folding bikes recommends applying Boeshield T-9, wipe excess off, and let it dry overnight. Not saying that applies to your Dahon though. Seems to work without being a greasy mess.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,374
Posted By Numerozero

Example of Ti Not Being Titanium

I bought an "Acceoffix" titanium spindle bottom bracket off Chinese Ebay seller. Says comes with "two kinds of TI bolt, black or silver".

Picture shows damage to bolt when my hand slipped while...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-10-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,130
Posted By Numerozero

I measure 2.62 mm for genuine Jagwire lube liner...

I measure 2.62 mm for genuine Jagwire lube liner (purchased from Bike 24 in Germany). However, since the liner flexes, take that as only an...
09-30-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,776
Posted By Numerozero

Problem Solvers bought Frame Savers last month,...

Problem Solvers bought Frame Savers last month, so that should make it distributed much more widely:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,130
Posted By Numerozero

I bought my Downtube 8FH off a seller who was...

I bought my Downtube 8FH off a seller who was selling it because he couldn't get the S-A 8-speed rear IGH to shift properly. Said he took it to three different bike shops. The problem is that folders...
09-10-19, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,149
Posted By Numerozero

One main advantage of running a higher voltage is...

One main advantage of running a higher voltage is lower current draw. Higher current means higher heat. Heat is bad for electronics and permanent magnets.

Voltage drops as the battery discharges....
09-10-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,589
Posted By Numerozero

Grin Technologies says...

Grin Technologies says (https://www.ebikes.ca/learn/connectors.html#xlr):

"The XLR plug has been used in audio equipment for decades and is available in various pin configurations. In the ebike...
09-10-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By Numerozero

Looks like Pedro's has just come out with Version...

Looks like Pedro's has just come out with Version II of that tool:

https://pedros.com/products/tools/pedal-crank-and-bottom-bracket/bb-socket-holder-ii/...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,871
Posted By Numerozero

I also have a S-A 8 speed hub on my Downtube 8FH...

I also have a S-A 8 speed hub on my Downtube 8FH and love it. After I bought it I figured out why the previous owner sold it - poor shifting. The problem is that, first, the X-RF8 was a dog. Yan,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-07-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By Numerozero

Anyone Used These 74mm to 100mm Axle OLD Converters?

There's a Kinetix (rim and hub) 20" front wheel I'm interested in, except it's 74mm OLD for a Dahon. I need 100mm for the Xootr Swift. Would these thingees convert a 74mm OLD to 100mm OLD? Has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,678
Posted By Numerozero

"But I couldn't find wider rims with 28 holes...

"But I couldn't find wider rims with 28 holes that matches the Novatec hub that I have. I want between 20-25mm inner widths. 19 is acceptable but is the minimum for the Big Ben Plus 55mm (2.15")...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,901
Posted By Numerozero

My two Downtube bikes are also 30.4mm. Downtube...

My two Downtube bikes are also 30.4mm. Downtube sells a 500mm seatpost but nothing longer. Keep in mind that at 600mm you’re increasing the torque load at the bike insert end by 600/500 = 20% more....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-16-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,989
Posted By Numerozero

Folded Xootr

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,989
Posted By Numerozero

Buy a Xootr Instead

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Xootr Swift
I would buy the used Xootr that’s on...
08-02-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Numerozero

Nearly every LBS in the lower mainland is a Live...

Nearly every LBS in the lower mainland is a Live to Play Sports dealer. None of them stock Sturmey Archer parts. Just ask them to order what you need.
08-01-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By Numerozero

Actually, the largest Canadian wholesaler,...

Actually, the largest Canadian wholesaler, livetoplaysports, recently picked up Sturmey-Archer. They carry 5-speed and 8-speed hubs and parts. Have a look at the listings on their site.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 787,547
Posted By Numerozero

Another Measurement

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Outside distance varies due to slanted faces....
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3,958
Views: 787,547
Posted By Numerozero

Xootr Swift Pivot Hole Inside Diameter

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07-21-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By Numerozero

Luna Cycle DC Switch

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Luna Cycle DC switch in Hammond plastic case. The...
07-19-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,954
Posted By Numerozero

This is Rivendell Bikes Grant Peterson's opinion:...

This is Rivendell Bikes Grant Peterson's opinion:

"This style was and is still the simplest, strongest, most crap-and-bad adjustment tolerant style of bottom brackets. They’ll go on and on even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-18-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,281
Posted By Numerozero

It might be cheaper and simpler to just buy a new...

It might be cheaper and simpler to just buy a new wheel from Dahon - they're very reasonably priced.
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