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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By Geepig

Because discs are nowhere near as good as coaster...

Because discs are nowhere near as good as coaster brakes ;)

There is actually a whole ongoing battle on the subject of disc/no-disc, but as an R&D engineer I have yet to see any convincing data...
01-15-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 797
Posted By Geepig

Ultimately, with tools,it is what you get to do...

Ultimately, with tools,it is what you get to do with them that is the greatest thing. I have a cheap 1/4" sliding T-bar, Snap on extensions and cheap set of hex bit sockets, and a tobacco tin of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By Geepig

I do like the use of cable disk brakes on here...

I do like the use of cable disk brakes on here over rim brakes or hydraulic disks - first because there is a pleasing symmetry in the repeated circles when folded, no fussy mechanism around the...
01-13-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Geepig

That is indeed another good choice, although...

That is indeed another good choice, although getting up from low levels can be a problem for some. For me step-thrus make sense because reliably swinging my leg high enough to clear the rear wheel is...
01-12-21, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,306
Posted By Geepig

Always remember that, with no local community and...

Always remember that, with no local community and no cycling friends, you are always at least one step ahead of me - because I don't speak the local lingo either.

And you have an apron!

But...
01-12-21, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By Geepig

All the coaster brakes I strip have grease that...

All the coaster brakes I strip have grease that has turned to what looks like brown varnish inside them, the heat of the brake cooking off the lighter elements quicker than normal. Thin layers of old...
01-12-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By Geepig

Ride your choice of bike set up the way you like....

Ride your choice of bike set up the way you like.

I ride step-thru folders, ridden by men and women, and my usual ride has a set of BMX style handlebars and off-road tires because I still like to...
01-08-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 512
Posted By Geepig

After a long day at a computer I find an hour in...

After a long day at a computer I find an hour in the garage cleaning wheels or regreasing hubs very therapeutic.
01-07-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 671
Posted By Geepig

Oops indeed... Is it steel or some other...

Oops indeed...

Is it steel or some other metal?

One of the options is to grind, a bit brutal, might be to grind away the whole clamping part to recreate a traditional tube + separate clamp...
12-31-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,784
Posted By Geepig

Thank you. When I used to live in the UK...

Thank you.

When I used to live in the UK they would trim the hedges with a tractor-based cutter, and if the hedge had a lot of blackthorn it did happen that I got more than one puncture on the...
12-30-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By Geepig

Yup indeed, undo the pin plate and the balls will...

Yup indeed, undo the pin plate and the balls will fall out, in pure Suntour fashion. However, that does not mean it is the way to remove it - first it is important to check whether that first...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 292,176
Posted By Geepig

Winter wheels on, slightly lost in the forest....

Winter wheels on, slightly lost in the forest. The coaster brake was taking up to 200 m to re-engage after braking until I gave it a rebuild. Today I did some impressive sideways slides on the steep...
12-19-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,320
Posted By Geepig

A good mechanic can do the most with the least,...

A good mechanic can do the most with the least, and therefore will work on anything equally, whether the bike is top of the line or chain store. The client is the most important component, because...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-18-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

Tigger mostly lives in a bicycle rack outside our...

Tigger mostly lives in a bicycle rack outside our block, unless there are frosts or snow, so that I can just run away from my desk, unlock it and ride into the distance. It spent some weeks locked to...
12-18-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Geepig

Is this terminal? << possibly Will it get...

Is this terminal? << possibly

Will it get worse? << probably

If so, is my deralleur in danger? << possibly

Is there anything that can be done? << always!

I would say that the first thing...
12-17-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 642
Posted By Geepig

Expensive is of course a relative term, and so...

Expensive is of course a relative term, and so everything I take off a bike is evaluated for future use ;)
12-15-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 597
Posted By Geepig

An old single bed mattress or sheet of foam? Just...

An old single bed mattress or sheet of foam? Just don't let the neighbours see it...
12-09-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By Geepig

Another option is to buy an almost trashed bike...

Another option is to buy an almost trashed bike similar to your own, and then experiment. I bought one last week for about 15 dollars, delivery included - everything but the frame is a bit bent, but...
12-07-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 553
Posted By Geepig

Would this be by this by drilling and threading...

Would this be by this by drilling and threading the holes, or drilling and adding threaded pop rivets? It is something I need to consider for my bikes as well.

Ah ha, a rivet nut, or rivnut, I...
Forum: Foo
12-01-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By Geepig

One careful owner

I wonder if I should ask for a discount?
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11-25-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By Geepig

Well, that must have been a bit of a surprise, I...

Well, that must have been a bit of a surprise, I might have said a few naughty words myself.

If that were mine I would first like to clean back the paint to see how far it has actually spread -...
11-24-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,108
Posted By Geepig

I ride a coaster brake every day, but I would...

I ride a coaster brake every day, but I would like to find one with 3 speeds so I can do hills easier.

I used to borrow my stepmother's bike when I was a lad simply to have fun with the coaster...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 721,453
Posted By Geepig

So we have arrived at a definition of why a...

So we have arrived at a definition of why a folder: it takes us pretty much everywhere, and when it cannot then we can take it instead.
;)
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-20-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

This week I decided that the back ache I was...

This week I decided that the back ache I was getting from bending over my current 40 cm (15 inch) high workbench was too much of a nuisance. It was so low that I was already doing some work on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 292,176
Posted By Geepig

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Tigger the Romet Jubilat ready to go home after a morning in the forest...
11-11-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By Geepig

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a...

Enjoying cheap is an artform in itself. I have a cheap bike with a coaster brake that often refuses to re-engage drive after using the brake, so I often have to push it and pedal for up to 200 m...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-06-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

When we bought a new front basket to make Blue...

When we bought a new front basket to make Blue more useful, we used a shop we happened to come across while visiting a convenient 24h pharmacy, standing outside at 2 metre intervals until we each got...
11-03-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 832
Posted By Geepig

To me it looks like something hit that, maybe...

To me it looks like something hit that, maybe during the accident, enough to damage the paint and outer surface of the metal.
If you have some bikes available, you could try tapping the area on this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-03-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,731
Posted By Geepig

It might be to discourage the kind of person who...

It might be to discourage the kind of person who joins forums to spam them. It is a nuisance, but 10 posts soon come and go with a bit of interaction.
Anyway, 'never heard of or seen' is like the...
10-21-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 19,963
Posted By Geepig

I did do without a car for about a decade, but...

I did do without a car for about a decade, but then family started getting older and getting back to visit the villages where they still have family was difficult. Now my car sits outside all week,...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-17-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,846
Posted By Geepig

Welding, like anything, can be an art, the only...

Welding, like anything, can be an art, the only prequisite for art is the element of original thought. A trade or craft is nothing to be ashamed off, quite the opposite - if you can achieve a high...
10-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By Geepig

Well, my wife can always find more uses for the...

Well, my wife can always find more uses for the other sizes, for me to tackle things around the home...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 388,038
Posted By Geepig

True, for that you need a Wigry folder: Romet...

True, for that you need a Wigry folder: Romet Wigry offroad

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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

While the metallic red on Tigger is in fairly...

While the metallic red on Tigger is in fairly good condition, having lived most of its life at the back of the garage, it was also way too nice. Blue was nice too, but the name on the downtube was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-28-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

Tigger and Blue - the cheapskates guide

Many eons ago my wife purchased two bicycles for us from a local supermarket. She then decided that she could not ride them. Dust settled. Rust fettled.

This is their story.

They sat at the...
09-27-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Geepig

I began on a trike, I can end on one

I began on a trike, I can end on one
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,990
Posted By Geepig

I find them more fun, particularly standard ones,...

I find them more fun, particularly standard ones, because no one cares what brakes or wheels you have, no one challenges you, and you can just chuck your shopping in the basket, step through and you...
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