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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, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Geepig

If anyone enjoys taking things apart and...

If anyone enjoys taking things apart and rebuilding them then I find racing and renovating clunkers both offer copious opportunity. I am midway thru rebuilding half a dozen BBs for the latter reason,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

The weather had been cold all week, but on...

The weather had been cold all week, but on Saturday it rose to about 6 degrees centigrade and the wind dropped to almost nothing, much better than the snow that had been predicted earlier. Tigger was...
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...
01-14-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 315
Posted By Geepig

My newbie question is should the spokes be the...

My newbie question is should the spokes be the same dimensions on each side?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By Geepig

One day they may create the equivalent of the...

One day they may create the equivalent of the dual pivot on side pull calliper rim brakes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-14-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By Geepig

Look, forget the Brompton, just fly into Poland,...

Look, forget the Brompton, just fly into Poland, buy one of my affordable Romet Jubilats, travel around Europe with it, then sell in the local Polish ghetto wherever you finish before you fly out....
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...
01-14-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 206
Posted By Geepig

I am currently renovating a few sets of 20-25...

I am currently renovating a few sets of 20-25 year old plastic bodied pedals. I have chucked one that was clearly smacked hard into something, enough to split the core. Other than that it is strip,...
01-14-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Geepig

I have an 800 g tub of Liten ŁT-43 P, made/sold...

I have an 800 g tub of Liten ŁT-43 P, made/sold by Orlen - and only 17 złoties at my local store here in Poland. It is blue and seems to work.
01-14-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,784
Posted By Geepig

The latter is no longer a tube, but a linked set...

The latter is no longer a tube, but a linked set of patches ;)
01-14-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By Geepig

Is it really good practice to keep removing and...

Is it really good practice to keep removing and replacing parts that should remain snug in place? OK, I can understand it if you plan to use a frame intensely for, say, five years - but if your bike...
01-13-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 848
Posted By Geepig

'Stretch' has a wider meaning than you are...

'Stretch' has a wider meaning than you are allowing, try out: Cambridge dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/stretch).

I have a good memory, but a restricted recall that...
01-13-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 413
Posted By Geepig

It depends on where they crack, there are threads...

It depends on where they crack, there are threads on here where people have welded the rear of their frames, but I am not sure whether they would do the same for the headstock.
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...
01-13-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,141
Posted By Geepig

I have a bottle of hypoid gear oil that I often...

I have a bottle of hypoid gear oil that I often soak freewheels in that I am not going/able to take apart, and my wife knows when I have been playing with that as it has a noticeable smell. It is...
01-12-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By Geepig

I have just bought 3 more Romet Jubilat folders,...

I have just bought 3 more Romet Jubilat folders, making 5. They were so cheap I am more worried about having to replace the lock.
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, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By Geepig

This thread seems to be wobbling a bit. Is...

This thread seems to be wobbling a bit.

Is the chain rubbing on part of the drop out or the base of the seat stay? I only ask because if the chain is kissing the fender mount or the edge of the...
01-12-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 479
Posted By Geepig

I began on a trike as well, so learned the...

I began on a trike as well, so learned the pedalling bit without falling over. When I got my first bicycle my dad pushed me a few feet and I was away. Then he sold or gave away the trike - which was...
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...
01-11-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Geepig

Very true, but I still ask my wife to leave the...

Very true, but I still ask my wife to leave the garage first ;)
01-11-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Geepig

I only meant that, although I am no SA expert, I...

I only meant that, although I am no SA expert, I remember NIG and pre-NIG AWs.
01-11-21, 03:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By Geepig

I buy a second bike with everything I need on it,...

I buy a second bike with everything I need on it, then sell whatever is unwanted. I now have a set of winter wheels, a spare set of coaster hub internals as well as a ready set of bolts from such...
01-08-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By Geepig

Ah, but which AW.... ;) Do you have a...

Ah, but which AW.... ;)

Do you have a picture that shows the hub body and the end you are stripping?
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.
01-08-21, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 542
Posted By Geepig

I have 24 inch wheels, so less torque available...

I have 24 inch wheels, so less torque available...
01-08-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By Geepig

I can see I am going to have to play with some of...

I can see I am going to have to play with some of that kit, it looks fascinating :)

Do you have to measure the tension at an exact distance from the rim or hub? I have always wondered, as I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By Geepig

The more gears one has the more weight there is...

The more gears one has the more weight there is to lug around when folded and a higher risk of something going wrong. There is also our tendency to err on the side of too much.

I have mostly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-08-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

I have been following the sales and auctions of...

I have been following the sales and auctions of cheap bikes and parts on the Allegro, Olx and ebay sites, not just for things to buy but to learn more about the Romet range and as a source of...
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...
01-07-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,061
Posted By Geepig

Mmmm.... does that area around the hole include...

Mmmm.... does that area around the hole include the operator?

I suppose it might be handy to sand any seams first, if they might interfere with the patch.
01-07-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Geepig

Good, I look forward to it, I always enjoy...

Good, I look forward to it, I always enjoy hearing about older equipment :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,715
Posted By Geepig

Very nice - and you could also add some thick...

Very nice - and you could also add some thick corrugated cardboard on either side if required for a specific journey.
01-05-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By Geepig

Also - have you had the rear wheel off for any...

Also - have you had the rear wheel off for any reason recently? Strapped down in/on a vehicle?
01-05-21, 01:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,794
Posted By Geepig

OK, this is not much help at the side of the...

OK, this is not much help at the side of the road, but during the winter I take my wheels and tires indoors to warm up, especially if it is a new tire. As someone else pointed out, second time around...
01-05-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,025
Posted By Geepig

Overspray is nice, all done from spray cans. ...

Overspray is nice, all done from spray cans.

I just picked up three bikes, and one had a rear basket with some heavy electrical wiring twisted on to it in the form of a loop, presumably to keep...
01-04-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 477
Posted By Geepig

That depends how small your wheel is. My 24"...

That depends how small your wheel is. My 24" wheel bike uses an 18t sprocket, while the 20" wheel versions have the 16t sprocket.
01-04-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 649
Posted By Geepig

There is nothing like building out a frame for...

There is nothing like building out a frame for yourself :)

Can I ask what you plan to use the bike for? I have two identical 1970s design folding shopper bikes in my garage, one which is becoming...
01-04-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 343
Posted By Geepig

Does the cable enter and exit the frame in a...

Does the cable enter and exit the frame in a flexible housing? If so, can you move the housing so as to potentially replace it?

If you disconnect both ends of the cable, is there any movement in...
01-04-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 722
Posted By Geepig

In what way does the shop keep them 'wet'? Is it...

In what way does the shop keep them 'wet'? Is it open sided or does it lack sufficient ventilation? I was just wondering whether there was a way of storing them so they dry quicker?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,458
Posted By Geepig

Work has progressed well on my workbench,...

Work has progressed well on my workbench, especially as I have had a few days off. Some time ago I found another old cupboard door at one of our local dumpsters, which I have been using as a...
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 535
Posted By Geepig

I have a 20 year old Suntour freehub from a...

I have a 20 year old Suntour freehub from a child's bike that has every sign of being jumped. At the moment I have it soaking in hypoid gear oil, mostly because it is too cold to mix oil and grease....
12-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 902
Posted By Geepig

If there is a sharp turn, maybe compressionless...

If there is a sharp turn, maybe compressionless is not the answer?
12-30-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 4,784
Posted By Geepig

Very true and very good advice. I think part...

Very true and very good advice.

I think part of the problem is that it is easy to make panic assessments once out of our comfort zones. So, if you do not believe in patched tubes then why carry...
12-30-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By Geepig

And you were saying... ;)

And you were saying... ;)
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...
12-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Geepig

It is always worth considering that unless it is...

It is always worth considering that unless it is some super dooper special bike, it is not worth wasting your storage space on. I had a sweet bike in the 1970s, I didn't keep it but could pick up...
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