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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-01-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 364,890
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

forest folder, forty winks

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 364,890
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Gravel riding on Bickerton ;)

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 03:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,850
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I didn't need a folder either, but I had Raleigh...

I didn't need a folder either, but I had Raleigh and Moulton small-wheelers as a kid so was familiar with them and liked the aesthetics.

I feel they are particularly suitable for shorter cyclists...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-14, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,355
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Hehe!

Hehe!
06-13-14, 04:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Very good advice. All vehicles should have...

Very good advice. All vehicles should have mirrors, period. It's the single best investment in security you can make.

I am bald so need something on my head anyway, it might as well be a helmet...
06-13-14, 04:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 670
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Tweedlove

The Big, Little Festival of Bikes - TweedLove Festival by mattwragg - Pinkbike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-14, 03:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,200
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Two folding bike specifics: You can fold the...

Two folding bike specifics:

You can fold the bike before locking, especially if space is limited. This can also fill up the lock more if using a U-lock to make getting tools in more difficult.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-14, 01:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,212
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

The classic GDR folder must be the old 'MIFA...

The classic GDR folder must be the old 'MIFA Klapprad'. Some nice examples with a lot of charm to be had, although I doubt it was 'really good' from any design or technical viewpoint.

If it's just...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,046
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I use these on my Bickerton - and occasionally as...

I use these on my Bickerton - and occasionally as backup on my other folders: milli twin white - twin pack - electron (http://www.electronlights.co.uk/lights/twin/milli--twin--white) and have been...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-14, 02:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,109
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Surely a clear coat of varnish. Perhaps the decal...

Surely a clear coat of varnish. Perhaps the decal was under that clear coat to start with?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-02-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,036
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

^ A narrower tyre on the front than a 1 1/2"...

^
A narrower tyre on the front than a 1 1/2" would help a lot, but the Racer was the narrowest I could readily obtain. I did hold the mudguard in place after fitting the wheel and, though pretty...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-14, 11:38 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,036
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

15mm with Marathon Racer 305 x 40.

15mm with Marathon Racer 305 x 40.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-14, 02:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,036
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Well it's good to see some real upgrades to the...

Well it's good to see some real upgrades to the construction as opposed to my modding and tinkering! I wonder what the future holds for these wonderful bikes.

I still love mine, very zippy machine...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-14, 12:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 16,036
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Sterling work with the hinge cpg, looks bombproof.

Sterling work with the hinge cpg, looks bombproof.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-13, 02:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,904
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

While researching trailers I did come across some...

While researching trailers I did come across some blog posts about pulling a Travoy with a Brompton - reports seemed very positive.

In the end I went with the bombproof small Carry Freedom Y-Frame...
11-25-13, 03:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

A baseball cap helps, means the hood moves with...

A baseball cap helps, means the hood moves with your head.

Thin windblocker skullcaps work really well though - under a helmet/cap or on their own.
11-11-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,913
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

You could use that helmet to brush snow off the...

You could use that helmet to brush snow off the bike before setting off :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-13, 05:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,316
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Hugely undervalued bikes still :) for...

Hugely undervalued bikes still

:) for buyers, :( for sellers

I hope it finds the right owner in the end.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-01-13, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,316
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Sadly missing a few things here and there...

Sadly missing a few things here and there (fenders, decals, bag); the prices sound realistic.

I'd be more concerned to find a good home for it rather than let it go as a cheapo to trash. They are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-13, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,930
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I actually DRIVE A CAR about 28 miles to work and...

I actually DRIVE A CAR about 28 miles to work and 28 back every day, a main country road, no traffic snarls - and that journey takes 45 minutes. Doing 25 in 90 on a folder is no mean feat, you must...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-13, 12:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,930
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

If that's your speed on that folder, it just...

If that's your speed on that folder, it just proves my suspicion that equipment plays no more than a tangential role.

That's quick.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Does any municipality, anywhere in the world,...

Does any municipality, anywhere in the world, actually clear cycle paths properly (I imagine perhaps the Netherlands, but I'd love to hear of more)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Our winters aren't too severe - the last ones...

Our winters aren't too severe - the last ones have been colder, but even extreme cold here is maybe -4F night and mornings, and 10F during the day. So almost certainly 'mild' weather for many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-13, 03:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

The fair/wet weather folder goes into storage and...

The fair/wet weather folder goes into storage and the winter folder comes into play.

I had a real blast cycling in the snow and ice last year, tbh honest I enjoyed it more than the 'good' weather....
10-16-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,401
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

^ just reading that gives me cold feet!

^
just reading that gives me cold feet!
10-16-13, 05:36 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,401
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

No laughing here. Even an hour on the bike with...

No laughing here. Even an hour on the bike with cold toes is no joke. Good call about loosening straps if you use them - that's one thing I do remember from way back when, they tend to lead to cold...
10-15-13, 04:01 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 22,401
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

LaCrosse Alpha Camp Moc, or Hampton as it is...

LaCrosse Alpha Camp Moc, or Hampton as it is known now - quite a handy boot and fairly low-profile, flexible neoprene material. Below 20F I got cold toes, otherwise great general purpose boot for...
09-25-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,455
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Cycling-specific rain pants should fit the bill...

Cycling-specific rain pants should fit the bill surely? I use these http://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Products/Men/Men-s-Steam-Pants-black-S-Short.html. Just wear layers beneath to get as warm as you want.
09-16-13, 04:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,822
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

That's about when I put on a jacket. I feel the...

That's about when I put on a jacket. I feel the cold more than most. Even the lightest windproof makes a big difference.

Re. trousers - I think the degree of windproofing plays a far bigger role...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-13, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,429
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I had an 'Eighteen' when I was a kid - my first...

I had an 'Eighteen' when I was a kid - my first bike with a freewheel hub.

Gotta love the original Ever Ready battery lights on the first pic!
09-09-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

The wind is the real problem I find - something...

The wind is the real problem I find - something that blocks the wind especially in the knee and crotch area is essential. I used thermal underwear with wind protection, rain pants would do the same...
09-04-13, 02:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,901
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

If you can live with hi-vis: My British police...

If you can live with hi-vis: My British police surplus cycling jacket (waterproof, breathable, inexpensive) did well last winter - pretty substantial and much roomier than other cycling jackets I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-13, 01:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

From a cycling point of view at least, I'm...

From a cycling point of view at least, I'm looking forward to winter. I had such a blast last time around in the snow and ice! The winter folder is equipped with Schwalbe Marathon Winter tyres and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-13, 12:24 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,387
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

The more I see Bromptons and read about the...

The more I see Bromptons and read about the ingenious folding, the iconic design, the cachet, the esprit de corps, the art, the elegance, the sheer perfection, the more I long for a Jifo.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-13, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,499
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Looks like it stopped just long enough for you to...

Looks like it stopped just long enough for you to snap a photo!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

The SLS shifter is an little gem, inexpensive but...

The SLS shifter is an little gem, inexpensive but beautiful finish and function.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 03:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,696
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

If my experience of going abroad as a student and...

If my experience of going abroad as a student and looking for a bike is anything to go by, people will be falling over their own feet to help you out with a used bike. You will then be offered one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 03:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

5/16 x 26tpi unless anyone proves me wrong...

5/16 x 26tpi unless anyone proves me wrong...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 01:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,696
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Most European companies circumvent this duty by...

Most European companies circumvent this duty by buying unpainted frames in China and assembling in Europe.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 01:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,696
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

'The fastest folding bike in the world!', they...

'The fastest folding bike in the world!', they call it :)

Better get a good helmet!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 12:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,036
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

A small to middling rucksack bungeed into a wire...

A small to middling rucksack bungeed into a wire basket on the rear carrier is a simple, safe way of carrying stuff - maybe the easiest solution at short notice.

Front racks are practical, but not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,722
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Probably halfway across the world from you, but...

Probably halfway across the world from you, but in stock: http://www.derfaltradshop.de/epages/61212349.sf/en_GB/?ViewObjectID=6924411

(a 'real' bike shop and reputable place to buy)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-13, 12:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,318
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

What a fantastic job you've done on that - very...

What a fantastic job you've done on that - very pretty skinny frame too, looks far finer in black. Nice touch that you kept the original chainguard.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-13, 08:51 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,387
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

On paper it folds considerably smaller than 'the...

On paper it folds considerably smaller than 'the British bicycle', maybe any measurements should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Not that I'm in the market for one, but if I were the combination of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-13, 07:36 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,387
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I actually quite like the 'high-tech' look of the...

I actually quite like the 'high-tech' look of the Jifo/MINT fold.

A black or grey frame would keep the folded bike looking a little more homogenous and simple.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 42,387
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

A new Jifo can be turned up online in Europe for...

A new Jifo can be turned up online in Europe for less than EUR 500 now, pretty much what you might expect to pay for any adequate bike. Goes without saying that that seems a rather good deal...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-13, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Ah, I thought the hub shell was always the same,...

Ah, I thought the hub shell was always the same, just the innards different. I almost killed poor Ciwan. So much to learn...

With the nuts themselves it's a nuisance that nobody seems to publish...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-13, 01:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Maybe others can clarify. I'd be surprised if it...

Maybe others can clarify. I'd be surprised if it didn't fit a regular Brompton hub. Are they that exotic?

As you know mine lives in a 74mm Dahon hub, in a Bickerton fork...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-13, 01:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

I ordered this one recently:...

I ordered this one recently: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/schmidt-allen-key-fitting-front-quick-release-skewer-for-75mm-oln-brompton-hubs-prod19064/
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,699
Posted By Elvis Shumaker

Sounds like monkey business to me :eek: Ever...

Sounds like monkey business to me :eek:

Ever thought of getting one of those quick release skewers that fasten with an allen key?

3 GBP for a set of two complete fastenings doesn't sound...
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