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04-07-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By keyven

Cateye Volt 400 vs Volt 400 Duplex Helmet Light

Hi guys, does anyone know if the spare battery "CATEYE BA-3.4MAH RECHARGEABLE BATTERY - VOLT 400 and 800" can be used with a "CATEYE VOLT 400 DUPLEX HELMET LIGHT"?

It definitely works with a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,481
Posted By keyven

Hard to argue with that, but also hard to argue...

Hard to argue with that, but also hard to argue that Bromptons hold their value EXTREMELY well if they're taken care of. And in this weird economic climate, I can arguably sell a used 2017 Brompton...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By keyven

Changing my Cannondale Synapse 2017 Carbon Ultegra Disc Wheelset

Hi guys, I need some advice to narrow down my choices. One of the more glaring weakness I've seen on some reviews is my bike's wheelset that it comes with.

Here in Singapore it's always warm to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By keyven

Brompton 2014 M6R, Left shifter seems to be "locked up"

I'm not sure what happened exactly, but after about 2 months of not riding my B, I found the left shifter (the one that shifts between two gears) is firmly stuck and refuses to budge.

It was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-18-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,890
Posted By keyven

Thanks for the informative reply. I'm still...

Thanks for the informative reply. I'm still holding hope that I can install a less racing-oriented tyre and one that's more off-road. Do you know what's the widest tyres (or model) that can be used?...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,890
Posted By keyven

Is anyone riding the R20 Birdy?

Just wondering if anyone is riding the R20 Birdy with 20" wheels? What do they think of it, and how much difference does it feel compared to the earlier models?
06-01-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By keyven

Best Roof Rack for one MTB + one Road Bike?

Price isn't that much of an issue, but this is my very first roof rack and I'm wondering if anyone here has advice on a brand+model that allows me to securely carry a 700c Road Bike and a 27.5" MTB...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,613
Views: 769,992
Posted By keyven

Such is the risk of being a backer. I've been...

Such is the risk of being a backer. I've been burned as well in other crowdfunding, and although I didn't invest a cent in the Helix, I do hope it succeeds.
Hopefully it will pave the way for better...
01-14-18, 07:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By keyven

Thanks for the advice. Will do!

Thanks for the advice. Will do!
01-13-18, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,855
Posted By keyven

Storing water bladder in freezer (how long is safe?)

I generally keep my bladder in there for a week or two max but it's been several months since I last used it - should I take it out and wash it or leave it?

Would there a rough time limit before...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-19-17, 02:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,254
Posted By keyven

Here in Singapore dockless bike sharing has done...

Here in Singapore dockless bike sharing has done pretty well, and understandably so.

Singapore has great infrastructure for bike-sharing - almost every sidewalk has a slope on both ends (it's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-05-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 38,743
Posted By keyven

Dino Kiddo isn't cheap - my carbon seatpost was...

Dino Kiddo isn't cheap - my carbon seatpost was from J&L (ebay) and cost less than US$100.

I'm relatively short and light so I'm not too worried about carbon failure from overextension of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By keyven

Interesting. Will check it. Thanks!

Interesting. Will check it. Thanks!
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By keyven

Yes the 6 speed wheel is complete with everything.

Yes the 6 speed wheel is complete with everything.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-17, 11:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By keyven

Thanks for the reply... just taking it slow since...

Thanks for the reply... just taking it slow since I got other bikes to tide me over.

Looks like all I will need is the chain pusher, derailleur spring and dog leg and barring anymore surprises,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-17, 01:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,114
Posted By keyven

Converting a Brompton from 3 to 6 Speed

I've owned Bromptons since 2014, with 3 bikes at my max. All of the bikes are 2014 Bromptons.

Since then I've collected a TON of spare parts (both original and third party), and I'm hoping I will...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,215
Posted By keyven

As an ex-blader who spent hours trying out...

As an ex-blader who spent hours trying out 72/76/78/80mm inline skate wheels in various configurations because I already had most of the sizes, you need to consider factors like heel strike, ease of...
Forum: BMX
03-16-17, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,189
Posted By keyven

BMX Shoes Recommendations?

Looking into getting a pair of comfy BMX-riding shoes... what kind of options would be great? I mostly ride street - just a casual pair for riding.

Who's happy with theirs? Thanks for any advice.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By keyven

Installed a 165mm FSA MegaExo SL-K Crankset for...

Installed a 165mm FSA MegaExo SL-K Crankset for my S2E-X and very happy with that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-12-17, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,547
Posted By keyven

Haha I suspect I'll be in the same boat! I'm...

Haha I suspect I'll be in the same boat! I'm almost 40 so I'm slowly training my body for the abuse and hopefully I'll avoid that :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-08-17, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,547
Posted By keyven

Just got a regular BMX (Kink Whip 2017) when just...

Just got a regular BMX (Kink Whip 2017) when just a month ago I would never even considered one. I have two Bromptons (one of which I was initially thinking of converting), but the frame alone is...
Forum: Commuting
02-06-17, 01:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,488
Posted By keyven

That was my thinking... used to have the...

That was my thinking... used to have the Automatix S2 on my Dahon... pretty good but for its low shifting range (8mph)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-17, 01:50 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 43,747
Posted By keyven

Agree with jur and a few others about Brompton. ...

Agree with jur and a few others about Brompton.

- One thing that few people will complain about a Brompton is reliability. It has been proven over and over again and while some people may not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-17, 01:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,107
Posted By keyven

My S2E-X Brompton is about 18lb. It started life...

My S2E-X Brompton is about 18lb. It started life in 2014 as a 28lb M6R, and has been shedding weight ever since.

2-speed with a 39T chainring for ultra casual riding capable of tackling the most...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-16, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By keyven

Newer Brompton come with 3/32" chains, but I...

Newer Brompton come with 3/32" chains, but I think pre-2012 or something 1 and 3-spds were standard 1/8", while 2 and 6-spds were 3/32".
12-28-16, 02:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,383
Posted By keyven

I still find my Catseye Bell to be amazing both...

I still find my Catseye Bell to be amazing both in value and alerting others to my presence. Not sure what the fuss is all about.

https://www.bike24.com/p242389.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-22-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 25,610
Posted By keyven

I dispute this - you can't claim to know if...

I dispute this - you can't claim to know if biking fanatics in Spain or Sri Lanka or Taiwan do not care for folders.

It may be true in your region, but Asia LOVES folders - and we have far more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-16-16, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,938
Posted By keyven

It is... with the prices about 50% or less that...

It is... with the prices about 50% or less that of Amazon. And I wouldn't be surprised many of Amazon's products are sourced from there...
11-06-16, 11:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,800
Posted By keyven

I've got the Cygolite 680 and that's a great...

I've got the Cygolite 680 and that's a great medium range light... wow the price drop on the 800 sounds good. The mount is not very good though.
11-06-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,089
Posted By keyven

The world is so diverse I can't imagine why...

The world is so diverse I can't imagine why there's even arguments that INSIST one way MUST be better than the other. Ugh.

Surely a MUP in a small town cannot be compared to that in a medium sized...
11-02-16, 01:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By keyven

I've bought a number of them from China sites......

I've bought a number of them from China sites... mostly garbage but cheap and fun.

Europeans and Americans are paying waaaayyyyy too much for it. Like 100-200% more.

Maybe 500% after a certain...
11-02-16, 01:07 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,204
Posted By keyven

I agree with Dave. I wouldn't say...

I agree with Dave.

I wouldn't say Humankind's current conditions are unarguably "an unqualified success", but it is pretty incredible what we've accomplished, even if they come with their own set...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-16, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,602
Posted By keyven

I'm using the Tange - Chris King might be...

I'm using the Tange - Chris King might be overkill.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-31-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,425
Posted By keyven

I had the SRAM Automatix installed on my Dahon MU...

I had the SRAM Automatix installed on my Dahon MU Uno a few years ago which I heard shifts between gears at "too low speeds" at default. Which is quite true because at around 8mph it would switch,...
10-28-16, 03:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,041
Posted By keyven

I am a driver (and cyclist) who gets mad at...

I am a driver (and cyclist) who gets mad at 'dangerous bikers" running red lights.

- They make cyclists in general look bad.
- They may influence others or kids to think "this is okay to do".
-...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-16, 02:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,501
Posted By keyven

1. S2E-X and M3E here. The S2E-X is about 8kg so...

1. S2E-X and M3E here. The S2E-X is about 8kg so it's my go-to bike for running around town and multi-modal. The M3E - probably soon to be M6E - is my goto for longer rides and maybe touring. The Ti...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-16, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By keyven

IMO I love my Catseye Volt 800 that is mounted on...

IMO I love my Catseye Volt 800 that is mounted on the original Brompton front reflector's mount. It's takes a little bit of very basic "Macguyvering" to do.

Ignore the picture's "metal" mount. Use...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-23-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

Thanks... hope I can find similar.

Thanks... hope I can find similar.
10-23-16, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,652
Posted By keyven

You're oversimplifying it. There have been many...

You're oversimplifying it. There have been many times when the sun has gotten into my eyes unexpectedly. It could be fine one minute and the clouds shift and a ray of light hits the area.

A&S too...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

He did not give much reasons other than the...

He did not give much reasons other than the suspension is not meant to absorb major bumps or off-road riding, but mostly to smooth the ride on roads and such.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

What did you use to fit the thudbuster into the...

What did you use to fit the thudbuster into the 34.9mm seatpost diameter? Looks like an adaptor of sorts? I've been interested in that for a while and I might well get that if I ever pick up a Birdy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 07:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

Yeah the Jetstream was definitely in my radar....

Yeah the Jetstream was definitely in my radar. And far cheaper than a Birdy to boot.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

He only represents Pacific Cycles (mostly). He...

He only represents Pacific Cycles (mostly). He had nothing in his stable to recommend.

He said to use an MTB.
10-20-16, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,311
Posted By keyven

In theory, it's a "scary thought" but in a...

In theory, it's a "scary thought" but in a practical sense it has an infinitesimal chance of happening. It sure makes for a great scaremongering news article though. Just like how the Tesla...
10-20-16, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,590
Posted By keyven

Same here - love the Volt 800!

Same here - love the Volt 800!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

My friend and I brought 2 Bromptons (with...

My friend and I brought 2 Bromptons (with Marathons and Kevlar tyres) to a pretty rough beginner's trail. The bikes held up pretty well and we had fun. The aftermath, not so much :trainwreck:
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

Sounds awesome! What kind of trails can you...

Sounds awesome! What kind of trails can you normally ride (comfortably) on that?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

I went into a local shop and was essentially told...

I went into a local shop and was essentially told by the helpful storeperson that I should not bother with a Birdy if I intend to do a fair bit of off-road. Which was one of the major reasons I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-16, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,280
Posted By keyven

Dunno about the winter tires but the hinge clamp...

Dunno about the winter tires but the hinge clamp upgrade is ALWAYS my first when I get a new Brompton.

Unless you don't intend to take advantage of the Brompton's superb fold regularly, the hinge...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-16, 03:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,937
Posted By keyven

Really appreciate your answer. Your Kangaroo...

Really appreciate your answer. Your Kangaroo Island trip looked awesome! The pearl-white Birdy is a VERY close second to my favorite color - orange.

I would absolutely love to do that one day, but...
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