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04-22-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By 2_i

I know, but in an indexed system every ring other...

I know, but in an indexed system every ring other than the inner should have those. Maybe there is something particular about the specific crankset. In any case, without modifications the derailleur...
04-18-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By 2_i

How did you attach the chain to the post? Did you...

How did you attach the chain to the post? Did you drill small holes for the nails? The chain's steel must be quite hard. Otherwise very cool!
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,027
Posted By 2_i

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano...

My attire for rougher weather is the Tucano Urbano Magic Parka (https://www.amazon.de/-/en/Tucano-Urbano-Magic-Mens-Parka/dp/B07P66PW9Y/). When it starts raining you just move a few zippers, without...
04-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By 2_i

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The...

This is insulting, maybe a provocation. The usual problems in getting the beads have to do with skills of the operator who may then seek some outside to blame for. My common exercise is to put...
04-10-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,240
Posted By 2_i

Accidental and out of sight damage is more likely...

Accidental and out of sight damage is more likely along the down tube, where well more is going on mechanically and where the route is closer to the ground. If you carry the bike on a car rack, then...
04-09-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By 2_i

My years of research and testing invariably land...

My years of research and testing invariably land the lamp in front of the rack, right above the tire :D. If reaching for the switch there is too much bother, I put one under the finger on the...
04-09-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 660
Posted By 2_i

I have the 2.5l one from Harbor Freight...

I have the 2.5l one from Harbor Freight (https://www.harborfreight.com/25-liter-ultrasonic-cleaner-63256.html) and am absolutely thrilled with it. I just use water with some Simple Green added and...
04-03-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,150
Posted By 2_i

After you remove the bolt, you start riding, but...

After you remove the bolt, you start riding, but gently. At the moment you sense that the crank starts to loosen, you stop and walk the bike back. It works 100% of time. Yes, you always hear advice...
02-23-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By 2_i

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex...

The grease I am using is the synthetic Motorex 2000 (https://www.motorex.com/en-us/bike-line/bike-line-assortment/bike-grease-2000/). Among its benefits is that does not liquefy with temperature. It...
02-23-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By 2_i

Dualco here too and no problems either.

Dualco here too and no problems either.
02-23-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By 2_i

Oh, yeah? So this must be why hoards of Finns are...

Oh, yeah? So this must be why hoards of Finns are also jogging at -20C or strolling with children?
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,627
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to...

Thanks for the transcription and finding links to the parts :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By 2_i

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around...

Sure, but when it gets narrow, i.e., around turns, you can tilt the bike more, so it occupies less horizontal space. I've been in a situation where I needed to carry a full-size bike 3F up on a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-21-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,563
Posted By 2_i

Brompton is easier to carry over stairs when it...

Brompton is easier to carry over stairs when it is not folded, than folded, but you then use both hands to grab it. It is best to have the rest of any load on your back as counterbalance. Within this...
01-19-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By 2_i

I only use unprotected ones. Those with...

I only use unprotected ones. Those with protection will often fail to fit into spaces, so are in practice less versatile. The typical protection acts as a fuse against high current. Sometimes there...
01-13-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By 2_i

The blue Schwalbe ones are manufactured by the...

The blue Schwalbe ones are manufactured by the same company as those Presta/Schrader featured in the photo above :).
01-12-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By 2_i

Shenzen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen)...

Shenzen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen) is one of the main manufacturing hubs in the world, a city of 20 million or so people, the Chinese counterpart to Hong-Kong. I suspect that numerous...
01-12-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 709
Posted By 2_i

I bought that gauge in the past, based on the...

I bought that gauge in the past, based on the positive reviews. It released so much air in the measurement that the pressure after the measurement was significantly different than before. The head is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,446
Posted By 2_i

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to...

Below is a photo of 4 adapters. From left to right, they are the earlier Litepro, the more recent Litepro, Ridea and CM Wasson. Then there is Litepro B-Series with modified Suntour triple mounted....
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-09-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,261
Posted By 2_i

A friend who ships fragile instruments...

A friend who ships fragile instruments recommended using foam that comes in bags and expands and sets to the shape of the shipped item. It basically amounts to making custom shaped foam. He was...
01-08-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By 2_i

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double...

Older TA chainrings in my stock lack that double feature. Going back to the original general question, the TA chainrings are manufactured very precisely from the harder 7075 alloy. They have superior...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,517
Posted By 2_i

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my...

Sure, I have two of the Shimano ones on my Brompton. I even used them today when swapping tires for the studded ones :D. As to their use on BYB, I have no clue.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 19,517
Posted By 2_i

They play analogous role to cable releases on...

They play analogous role to cable releases on most bikes, e.g., those with V-brakes. They allow you to temporarily shorten the cable housing so that you can spread the brake pads farther apart and...
01-01-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,911
Posted By 2_i

My setup consists of Aftershokz Sportz Titanium...

My setup consists of Aftershokz Sportz Titanium w/mic, Victure Player and Sangean DT-180 Radio. The bone conduction headset is wired which I favor for the sake of duration of power. Also good radio...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-28-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,261
Posted By 2_i

I did it on domestic flights as a try and do not...

I did it on domestic flights as a try and do not want to repeat it. You dangle a heavy object with sharp protruding edges above passenger heads, at times at the edge of your reach. The risks are far...
12-25-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By 2_i

Amps in tens are completely irrelevant for bike...

Amps in tens are completely irrelevant for bike lights, so you can safely disregard those Amp numbers. The only potential application for high current for a single cell would be to power a high...
12-25-20, 02:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,846
Posted By 2_i

Higher capacity is better since you need to carry...

Higher capacity is better since you need to carry fewer batteries to get a given runtime. However, brands that have no reputation to defend commonly inflate claimed capacities, sometimes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By 2_i

The important Brompton dealer in Seattle is...

The important Brompton dealer in Seattle is Electric & Folding Bikes NW. I think they were one of the two first dealers in the US, though presumably under different ownership and name then. They...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By 2_i

I have done it tons of times and it takes me...

I have done it tons of times and it takes me about 2h pretty consistently. It is the last thing you want to do after a long travel. If you have some sort of bare bones bike that's not useful for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-17-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By 2_i

I have 3 folders: Bike Friday New World Tourist,...

I have 3 folders: Bike Friday New World Tourist, Dahon Boardwalk type and Brompton. I have been taking along all 3 in connection with work as means of local transport. All are steel. Of the 3, only...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By 2_i

The folders are complicated because of the...

The folders are complicated because of the folding. They have proprietary features and must be build to high precision. Hinges and clamps increase weight that works against portability. The market is...
12-15-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,445
Posted By 2_i

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson...

I got to this by accident, but the general lesson I got was of using commercial equipment as a starting point and building upon it to get where one wants. My accident was of a bike shop ruining my TA...
12-14-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,445
Posted By 2_i

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day...

A photo, reasonably up to date, is below. The day I put the quad on, I actually needed to use both the top and bottom rings. It was a mild, but windy weather as I was riding to my work and a heavy...
12-02-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By 2_i

Most likely you clamp the cable end incorrectly....

Most likely you clamp the cable end incorrectly. It is easy to get confused. Incidentally, when the cable is relaxed a sharp angle causes no damage. It is at high tension when sharp angles and any...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,840
Posted By 2_i

The tolerances for having the bike still fold...

The tolerances for having the bike still fold like a Brompton are very tight. The hook off the front wheel must grab the chainstay behind the pusher. To the extent that I can tell, the particular...
11-11-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 713
Posted By 2_i

You can put there a longer bolt and a locknut...

You can put there a longer bolt and a locknut outside. Your problem is nearly non-issue unless you are going for some esthetics. You just need to put some axle there in place and there more and less...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-11-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By 2_i

It is fine for them to touch. This is something...

It is fine for them to touch. This is something you can regulate rotating the position of levers around the handlebars and also the angle of the handlebars. Having the levers stick out more to the...
09-29-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By 2_i

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve...

No, you show a picture of a new improved valve that does not use the hose anymore. The traditional one, with a hose, is shown below. Otherwise utilitarian bikes tend to uphold local traditions and...
09-29-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By 2_i

We took a bike along to Europe on Delta as...

We took a bike along to Europe on Delta as checked luggage. This wa few weeks before they officially announced no surcharges for bikes, and they already charged us nothing as it fitted our checked...
09-27-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 782
Posted By 2_i

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in...

The Dunlop/Woods thread is identical to that in Presta. I pumped tires with Dunlop valves numerous times using Presta pump heads both screw on and clamp on. Given that the connections to the pump are...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-25-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By 2_i

While I alternate between different bikes, the...

While I alternate between different bikes, the decision of taking the Brompton or not does depend on any weather conditions. I have studded tires for Brompton and they can be useful when it is...
09-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By 2_i

Vaude is a German company. In the German...

Vaude is a German company. In the German language a bike rain cape is called Fahrrad Regenponcho that then gets translated by Amazon into poncho. There is also this one...
09-23-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,735
Posted By 2_i

Vaude ponchos...

Vaude ponchos (https://smile.amazon.com/VAUDE-Cover-Poncho-Lemon-Small/dp/B0086T0E3A) should be good quality. As others, I tend to go with a larger size than nominally suitable for me.

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-23-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By 2_i

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the...

Yes, the ferrule can be outright loose on the cable. The tension in the cable will push the ferrule snug with the end of the cable housing. You just do not want the ferrule slip off completely from a...
09-20-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By 2_i

I do that too, but it is not always...

I do that too, but it is not always straightforward and certainly not an option for many riders who change cables themselves. Tinning of stainless cables demands the use of acid and is helped by...
09-20-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,394
Posted By 2_i

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time....

+1. I reuse cables and housings all the time. However, this is not done indiscriminately. While I try to treat the cables and housings gently, not always all goes according to plans. I examine the...
09-20-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 576
Posted By 2_i

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front...

Yes. You only need a clamp-on stop for the front derailleur. You also need to zip tie the housings so that it does not run loose, but for the trials you only need this one stop. If you start with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 783
Posted By 2_i

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any...

Brake cables are standardized. Basically any brake cable you get will fit. There will be 2 different ends on the replacement cable to match 2 standards for the ends. You cut off the one that you do...
09-13-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By 2_i

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because...

I had a mamchari in Japan, inheriting it because it was in a desperate shape, nobody wanted to invest in it and I took a pity on it and also needed a bike. As others have said these are sturdy and...
09-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By 2_i

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two...

Sorry about that. We have two Selle TRKs on two folders and they work fine for us, but we are relatively light. For the trainer you might go with an overbuit saddle as the weight is then not an...
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