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05-05-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By 2_i

TA Axix has quite good sealing and replacement...

TA Axix has quite good sealing and replacement seals can be bought if they fade out. A radical backup solution is to go with ceramic bearings that become more tolerable cost-wise if bought from...
05-04-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By 2_i

Traditionally Phil Wood BBs lacked any sealing,...

Traditionally Phil Wood BBs lacked any sealing, other than in the cartridge bearings themselves, apparently being meant for Sunday fair-weather riders. I see that now that now they came up with...
05-04-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By 2_i

https://www.xxcycle.com/shimano-bb-un300-mountain-...

https://www.xxcycle.com/shimano-bb-un300-mountain-bike-crankset-bsa-68-1225-mm-d-nl,,en.php
05-02-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 547
Posted By 2_i

I stick with Worx Natural Hand Cleaner...

I stick with Worx Natural Hand Cleaner (https://www.amazon.com/Worx-All-Natural-Hand-Cleaner-Powdered/dp/B00ANU35DG).

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04-30-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

xxcyle (https://www.xxcycle.com/) has a...

xxcyle (https://www.xxcycle.com/) has a reasonable selection of dynamo lamps, quick delivery times and low shipping rates. My last item came in under a week time, for $5 shipping.
04-30-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 129
Posted By 2_i

Chain width changes with the number of speeds in...

Chain width changes with the number of speeds in the rear. The cage of the front derailleur may be adjusted to accommodate the different width and it should be particularly important for triple...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By 2_i

Again posting of the same question on multiple...

Again posting of the same question on multiple forums, disrespecting people's efforts who will be likely repeating the same advice. Thereafter it goes to the next level of mess, where advice received...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-28-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,540
Views: 428,821
Posted By 2_i

You need to bolt the tool to the BB spindle, to...

You need to bolt the tool to the BB spindle, to keep it in place. This VAR tool (https://www.vartools.com/en/bb-tool-for-shimano-and-isis-drive-var-p34.php) comes with all provisions there and for...
04-24-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,435
Posted By 2_i

The circuit is on the wacko side, but if this...

The circuit is on the wacko side, but if this setup works for you in practice, there may be no reason to change it.
04-24-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By 2_i

I utterly hate the under the bottom bracket...

I utterly hate the under the bottom bracket routing of exposed cables. Basically you subject them to operate in the state of pushing against sand paper. It has been the location for me where troubles...
04-23-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,656
Posted By 2_i

I thought I'd contribute a photo of my tube...

I thought I'd contribute a photo of my tube repair items that were not mentioned so far. I buy the glue in larger cans and dilute it when necessary. For road use I pour the glue in small glass vials...
04-22-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By 2_i

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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...
04-22-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 363
Posted By 2_i

I freely mix rings between brands. There is a...

I freely mix rings between brands. There is a strategy in finding optimal orientation of the adjacent rings for upshifts. I necessary, I tweak the derailleur's cage. I do not understand the ramp...
04-22-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By 2_i

Bone conduction is a superior solution, but for...

Bone conduction is a superior solution, but for more money.
04-21-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 679
Posted By 2_i

Actually, the right mounting for the rear tire is...

Actually, the right mounting for the rear tire is to have it opposite to the 'rotation' direction, so if you misoriented the rear tire you may have it 'right' now :D. I try to watch the direction...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-21-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By 2_i

Thanks for the link. It is a good review. The...

Thanks for the link. It is a good review. The problem that I see with the Brompton luggage is that there is none that has some capacity and is as practical off the bike as on the bike. For larger...
04-19-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,241
Posted By 2_i

Same here with IQ-X. I stay away from overly...

Same here with IQ-X. I stay away from overly fancy, overly specialized lamps/devices that can easy stumble.



Isn't using just stainless steel nuts simpler? I normally replace anything that can...
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: Folding Bikes
04-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,177
Posted By 2_i

I am glad to hear that this is of practical...

I am glad to hear that this is of practical utility. The typical expectation is that the market will weed out poor products, but this does not quite work here. One may ask a broader question why this...
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...
04-14-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By 2_i

My incident was of two kids that wanted to ride...

My incident was of two kids that wanted to ride but needed to fix a flat tire first. I equipped them with materials and tools for the task, but also prepared a third younger kid with a camera,...
04-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 836
Posted By 2_i

I have all kinds of rim and tire combinations,...

I have all kinds of rim and tire combinations, including the dreaded Matrix rims and some overfilled with rim tape as well as new studded tires. The most challenging I found the small 16" wheels and...
04-13-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By 2_i

I have not watched it. I am sure they have a...

I have not watched it. I am sure they have a better equipment than I at home and no safety corners are cut. They have pretty large items that they need to clean and it is doubtful these can be put...
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...
04-13-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By 2_i

At an instrumentation branch of my work they...

At an instrumentation branch of my work they commonly use alcohol in the ultrasonic cleaners when cleaning their instrument components.
04-10-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,241
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...
04-10-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By 2_i

I normally extend the front fender so that it...

I normally extend the front fender so that it runs past the lamp in the front of the rack. The rack helps in the extension as the fender extension can be tied to it. However tyrion does not use a...
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: 661
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,950
Posted By 2_i

No Zoom blessing + Paypal donation! One can see...

No Zoom blessing + Paypal donation! One can see why Poland is ravaged now by Covid in spite of those sacraments...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,249
Posted By 2_i

If it is flat, then 6 or 7 is plenty.

If it is flat, then 6 or 7 is plenty.
04-05-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,204
Posted By 2_i

I got this digital torque adapter...

I got this digital torque adapter (https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Tool-M206-Digital-Adapter/dp/B00EDEDKHE/). Its use is straightforward unlike that of some baffling torque wrenches I got in the...
04-04-21, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By 2_i

The posts stay on and other people with the...

The posts stay on and other people with the problem at hand will be reading how to solve it ;).
04-04-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
Posted By 2_i

There is KlickFix Mini Mount...

There is KlickFix Mini Mount (https://www.amazon.com/Rixen-Kaul-KLICKfix-Mini-Mount/dp/B0043G7KWS).
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,540
Views: 428,821
Posted By 2_i

Most likely you will not be able to prevent the...

Most likely you will not be able to prevent the mounting finger from rotating in that adapter. Even if you initially have some success, the tab that acts against rotation will soon shear off. Maybe...
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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By 2_i

My bread and butter problem in winter is to get...

My bread and butter problem in winter is to get out of a ditch in the snow. My lowest gears are primarily for this purpose and they allow to apply the torque very precisely without losing grip. If...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-02-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By 2_i

No matter what gear changing arrangement you...

No matter what gear changing arrangement you have, it will most likely be impossible to change the gear on a very steep slope up, so you have to prepare yourself dropping as much down as you need...
03-28-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By 2_i

In my experience the custom cassettes never...

In my experience the custom cassettes never worked as smoothly as those off the shelf. I would suggest an experiment of unpinning the cogs and then stacking them without actually swapping any cog....
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,177
Posted By 2_i

I already wasted my time and money once and will...

I already wasted my time and money once and will not waste it again on a V4 prototype. My equipment needs to be bombproof just like the original Brompton is. Clean threads around hinges?! You must be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-24-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By 2_i

The problem is that you need to get again those...

The problem is that you need to get again those special cogs every time you replace the chain. An issue with chainrings, when going with non-Brompton, is the potential lack of a chainguard.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,540
Views: 428,821
Posted By 2_i

I have a Kamoya kickstand for Brompton. It is an...

I have a Kamoya kickstand for Brompton. It is an overthought, overengineered product that is useless in practice. I also have the said Kamoya suspension for Brompton. It works reasonably, but then...
03-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By 2_i

I buy only tubes with replaceable valves so that...

I buy only tubes with replaceable valves so that I do not need to toss a tube because of a bad valve. The rubber in the gasket that seals the valve is actually thin and fragile and go bad before the...
03-16-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By 2_i

If you ever get that Victure camera, please post...

If you ever get that Victure camera, please post your impressions. We have their mp3 players too and they have been pretty good. The only negative was their switching on when plugged in for...
03-14-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By 2_i

If we turn to the crashes by others, I have this...

If we turn to the crashes by others, I have this very talkative friend. To avoid going berserk, I ride behind him enough so that the words become indiscernible. He just needs the presence of...
03-11-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,319
Posted By 2_i

I entangled a shoelace so badly around the pedal...

I entangled a shoelace so badly around the pedal and crank that the only way out was to lean to the side and fall to the ground to get the mess resolved. These days I stop turning cranks the moment...
03-09-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,966
Posted By 2_i

The linked ad for Lidl also lists foam spoke...

The linked ad for Lidl also lists foam spoke reflectors for a sensible price, nearly as low as normal for EU.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By 2_i

My main folding bike rolls like a suitcase when...

My main folding bike rolls like a suitcase when folded. As long as I move within an infrastructure friendly towards handicapped people, its weight is about as important as paint finish.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 20,412
Posted By 2_i

As I have different male and female threads in...

As I have different male and female threads in the vicinity that match or just minimally mismatch and I tried to couple those that mismatched just a bit, my advise is of not going for it with the...
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