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01-17-15, 08:36 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By caotropheus

"Free Ride"

This is an article published by the BBC about those how really love cycling

BBC News - The team that has to cycle hundreds of miles to compete (http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30838464)

You...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 893
Posted By caotropheus

traffic droid

Take a look at this fellow's videos

SonofthewindsInc - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-XAlsu4ObCUzWQ5e8z5hhw/videos)

No doubt he invests a lot of time and effort in his venture...
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05-22-13, 08:45 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 4,762
Posted By caotropheus

Why the war between drivers and cyclists?

Check this out

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22614569

Road taxes for cyclists?

"The "war" between cyclists and motorists was played out in Toronto, where Mayor Rob Ford ordered the...
07-27-12, 10:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,637
Posted By caotropheus

Nice article this one ...

Nice article this one

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18921784
08-06-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,079
Posted By caotropheus

Volta a Portugal - online streaming

Greetings ladies and gentleman


Please allow me to leave here details and a link for online streaming for the Volta a Portugal. Sorry that comments are in Portuguese, but at least you can enjoy...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 196
Posted By caotropheus

Frightening, what do you think?

For those how park their cars illegally in Vilnius cycling lanes! Please, Mayor Arturas Zuokas come and help implement safe cycling commuting in my town...

...
Forum: Commuting
06-10-11, 12:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,746
Posted By caotropheus

This issue is getting attention overseas was...

This issue is getting attention overseas was well.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13730774

It seems the problem is not just confined to New York!

Nice display of acrobatics.
Forum: Commuting
07-20-10, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By caotropheus

Short BBC report on London's bicycle "superhighways"

Nice report that shows some difficulties and points of view on bicycle commuting in big urban centers.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-10648330
05-04-10, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By caotropheus

BBC documentary on bicycles and business

Very interesting this two part documentary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0074d4p

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p007bzhd
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-11-09, 06:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 15,614
Posted By caotropheus

have you tried a pair of these...

have you tried a pair of these (http://www.parktool.com/products/detail.asp?cat=17&item=TL%2D5) ?
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-22-09, 10:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By caotropheus

Yah, you wish!... But up until now the bicycle is...

Yah, you wish!... But up until now the bicycle is showing up the other way around. How did you defined it? "darn bling"!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-21-09, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By caotropheus

Totally agree with chucky and vince. Beside, if...

Totally agree with chucky and vince. Beside, if there are no pedals or human powered mechanism, it is not a bicycle, so what is the point to introduce the thing as a bicycle?!
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-09, 09:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,699
Posted By caotropheus

Nice handlebar you've got there. It gives lots of...

Nice handlebar you've got there. It gives lots of character to the bicycle. Hope to see the finished product soon. :thumb::speedy:
Forum: Touring
11-17-09, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,037
Posted By caotropheus

Salsa Gordo is bomb proof ...

Salsa Gordo is bomb proof

http://www.salsacycles.com/images/zoom_rimGordo.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-13-09, 03:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,230
Posted By caotropheus

This would be nice :D:thumb: ...

This would be nice :D:thumb:


http://www.airnimal.eu/Images/Rhino/RhinoBlack.jpg
11-06-09, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 638
Posted By caotropheus

bicycle: a XIX century solution for a XXI century problem!

The ideia is nice indeed, but not mine.

You can listen to part of the program "One Planet" of the BBC World Service about some of the issues we discuss throughout the forum about the use of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-02-09, 12:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,438
Posted By caotropheus

Totally agree about the girl observation, not so...

Totally agree about the girl observation, not so much about the bicycle preference!

Rafael, anyhow, for a long time I haven't seen you around here, welcome back!
Forum: Touring
10-31-09, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By caotropheus

Any long cage dérailleur will do. Shifting...

Any long cage dérailleur will do. Shifting depends on the shifter, not the dérailleur. The dérailleur is nothing but a spring with a couple of jockeys. If you cannot find a 7 speed indexed shifter,...
Forum: Touring
10-25-09, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 955
Posted By caotropheus

Probably starting with a 90's MTB! don't you...

Probably starting with a 90's MTB! don't you think? You can replace parts later on, like hubs rear cassette, shifters, crank, etc., as much as you wich, or as long as the money lasts.
Forum: Touring
10-07-09, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By caotropheus

I work outdoors the all day long and I always...

I work outdoors the all day long and I always take my 2 dogs with me. The two beasts are very active running/walking distances well above 25 km/day. One of my main concerns is to provide water to my...
Forum: Touring
09-23-09, 09:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,604
Posted By caotropheus

Since I am Portuguese and I live in Israel,...

Since I am Portuguese and I live in Israel, choosing an itinerary for my trip is easy: from home to home, making at the same time the north part of the Mediterranean. I would say Israel, Jordan,...
08-28-09, 04:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By caotropheus

Work of a genius!

The fellow who planned and executed this project, is a genius!

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/contest/grocerygetter/DavidMahan.htm
Forum: Touring
08-25-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,263
Posted By caotropheus

Downtube or barend shifters, not indexed, but...

Downtube or barend shifters, not indexed, but friction, of course. Friction shifters always work and never get damage from prolonged used, on contrary to indexed shifting. Also friction shifters...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-09, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,219
Posted By caotropheus

I referred this idea in one of my previous posts....

I referred this idea in one of my previous posts. Taking my children's 20 inch mountain bicycle and make a similar conversion, but what sort of father would steal his 7 years old son bicycle to play...
07-13-09, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,313
Posted By caotropheus

If you stop pedaling it will stop!

Enjoy

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8147104.stm
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-09, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,459
Posted By caotropheus

And how many bones haven't yet been broken !

And how many bones haven't yet been broken !
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-05-09, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By caotropheus

Do you want to keep the 26 inch wheel size?

Do you want to keep the 26 inch wheel size?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-09, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,434
Posted By caotropheus

Not yet, but I am planning to make a statistical...

Not yet, but I am planning to make a statistical test comparing several bicycles. I have a nice 400 m bit of road with a smooth slope nearby my place and I intend to take there several bicycles to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-09, 12:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By caotropheus

The possibilities are endless...well, almost! ...

The possibilities are endless...well, almost!

I suggest you start here

http://www.bikefriday.com/node/1667
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-09, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,822
Posted By caotropheus

Sorry for the dumb question, but the type of...

Sorry for the dumb question, but the type of bicycle you're looking for is not a BMX ?! (high BB, long cranks, 20 inch off road wheels, off road geometry compact frame, etc...)
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-09, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,360
Posted By caotropheus

I am forced to agree with Jur and Trakhak. No...

I am forced to agree with Jur and Trakhak. No dough the differences one might feel are mostly suggestion. Anyhow and because I am strongly affected by suggestion, steel is real and titanium maybe,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-09, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By caotropheus

grift You're a genius!:thumb: Looking foward...

grift

You're a genius!:thumb: Looking foward to see the finished machine! :giver:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By caotropheus

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=list&C...

http://aebike.com/page.cfm?PageID=30&action=list&Category=650&brand=421&modelid=11784&type=T
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By caotropheus

Two aspects on this type of BB. First if you can...

Two aspects on this type of BB. First if you can get an old Mavic cartridge BB from the 80's it used a similar principle with a threaded BB and two threaded rings to lock it against the BB shell.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-27-09, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,443
Posted By caotropheus

I used a Tange BB with steel cups and forced the...

I used a Tange BB with steel cups and forced the 24 TPI threads in the 26 TPI Raleigh BB shell and it worked. Truvativ have a BB with aluminum removable shells, probably they can be forced as well...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-25-09, 06:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,552
Posted By caotropheus

:thumb: Thank you very much! :D

:thumb: Thank you very much! :D
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-24-09, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,803
Posted By caotropheus

The chain tensioner I have is a Da Bomb Rl - 2 ...

The chain tensioner I have is a Da Bomb Rl - 2

http://www.vorb.org.nz/rez_viewattach.php?id=89030&mode=&TB_iframe=false

in a single speed mountain bicycle and I do not recall any sort of noise....
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-22-09, 10:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,552
Posted By caotropheus

Agree with you. Well on my limited 54...

Agree with you.



Well on my limited 54 kg weight, if I remove 5lb, people will think that I arrived from a 2 dimension universe !
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-09, 07:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,552
Posted By caotropheus

You have said it all and you couldn't be more...

You have said it all and you couldn't be more right. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-09, 10:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,552
Posted By caotropheus

Please, help me understand here something. Twelve...

Please, help me understand here something. Twelve thousand USD for a Brompton want to be? And people believe this non-sense? Wait a minute, wait a minute, this is a oax, right? These are for sure a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By caotropheus

I have a better idea! :D 2: Take the Sachs...

I have a better idea! :D

2: Take the Sachs hub and Deore front hub out of the 507 rims and relace them into 451 rims and build a R20 with 3x7, leaving me with a spare SA 8 spd hub to gently offer...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-09, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By caotropheus

Go for the 17 mm rim tape.

Go for the 17 mm rim tape.
Forum: Touring
05-13-09, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By caotropheus

So far, for tubes with schrader valves I use...

So far, for tubes with schrader valves I use cheapo tubes and I have nothing to complain.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-09, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 680
Posted By caotropheus

I have some trouble to find 451 mm tubes in...

I have some trouble to find 451 mm tubes in Israel. So, for my R20 I am using a 355 mm tube (Schreader valve) on a 451 mm rim and a 451 x 1 1/8 tyre. I can find tubes this size in every bike shop and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-09, 06:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By caotropheus

I heard a similar comment "But isn't this bicycle...

I heard a similar comment "But isn't this bicycle for children?! Aren't those wheels for children's bicycles?!"

Thse were comments from an adult.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-09, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 875
Posted By caotropheus

You mean, folding road bicycle, right?

You mean, folding road bicycle, right?
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By caotropheus

:eek: Indeed you should feel guilty !... If...

:eek: Indeed you should feel guilty !...

If you think you no longer need your Dahon Speed TT, I am willing to receive it !
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-09, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,961
Posted By caotropheus

First of all, lucky little me, I would not need...

First of all, lucky little me, I would not need such long seatpost and stem. And this build is giving me ideas!...:D
Second, a question. Do you consider 451 mm wheels?

Cheers
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-20-09, 05:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 25,580
Posted By caotropheus

Absolutely amazing! And what are those...

Absolutely amazing!

And what are those brakes? Any link?
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