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Posted By HK 45

So the fact that I wrote to him about the issue...

So the fact that I wrote to him about the issue isn't an indication that I would have a problem with what he sent? I just wrote that email because I felt like talking to him about it and I was...
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Posted By HK 45

So you're telling that it's ok for me to order...

So you're telling that it's ok for me to order one thing and receive another? I don't think that I should have to mention the fact that I don't want 180 mm spokes, I thought the fact that I ordered...
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Posted By HK 45

Bad service from Thor USA and paypal

I ordered some spokes from Thor USA and received the wrong sizes, emailed him and he basically said I should use them even if they're 2mm shorter than I had ordered, I guess that's how he builds...
01-18-15, 09:05 AM
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Posted By HK 45

Spoke lenghts

What should I do in this situation? Should I try to make the spokes that were sold to me work?
Forum: Touring
06-28-14, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By HK 45

I have a Downtube 8fs that I've carried in a...

I have a Downtube 8fs that I've carried in a suitcase before, both weight and size of the suitcase were withing regulations

So I honestly don't get why you would have any issue getting a folding...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-14, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 334,136
Posted By HK 45

Well I finally managed to remove the pivot bolt...

Well I finally managed to remove the pivot bolt today after heating it up with a butane torch before applying pressure, looks like they dip them in loctite at the factory.


It's identical to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-21-14, 03:36 PM
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Posted By HK 45

Ah thanks, didn't notice that's what it was since...

Ah thanks, didn't notice that's what it was since it's already disassembled and I could see plastic parts. He also goes on about some other parts in the minis suspension.

I've been trying to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-20-14, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,319
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Posted By HK 45

Couldn't see anything about the pivot itself,...

Couldn't see anything about the pivot itself, only saw him adding a piece of rubber to the spring section.


8FS suspension springs are beefier so I don't really have a problem there.


This...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-14, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2,319
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Posted By HK 45

Anyone know of any suitable replacement for the...

Anyone know of any suitable replacement for the suspension pivot of a 8fs model?

I ask because I've noticed a bit of flex on the lower part of the bike and it seems the pivot is the cause of it,...
Forum: Touring
04-13-14, 02:47 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By HK 45

I use Nokia maps

I use Nokia maps
04-13-14, 02:33 AM
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Posted By HK 45

Are you using a dishing tool or going by the...

Are you using a dishing tool or going by the frame?

if you're going by the frame, you should ensure that the frame is properly aligned. Take a wheel that you know has correct dishing and check it....
04-13-14, 02:26 AM
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Posted By HK 45

I've bought BB7 disc brakes for the same price...

I've bought BB7 disc brakes for the same price that they're selling online before.

They're prices are up there with US online stores ones, probably much cheaper than europeans are used to.
04-13-14, 02:21 AM
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Posted By HK 45

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't trust that.

Yeah, I certainly wouldn't trust that.
Forum: Touring
04-05-14, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,135
Posted By HK 45

It's all urban legend until it happens to you. I...

It's all urban legend until it happens to you. I haven't had any sort of problems with my bikes other than dropping a chain on my spokes and ripping my pants to pieces or getting them stuck on the...
Forum: Touring
04-05-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,135
Posted By HK 45

Disc breaks heat up the hubs and that leads to...

Disc breaks heat up the hubs and that leads to the grease failing which leads to more wear on your bearings.

Each has it's own plus and con

Personally I use disc brakes on the front and V...
04-05-14, 04:29 PM
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Posted By HK 45

I decided to go with a 170mm FSA Tempo Tripple...

I decided to go with a 170mm FSA Tempo Tripple crank after finding a site that listed some info on it

Bolt Circle Diameter (BCD) The middle and outer ring are 130mm BCD, inner is 74mm.

BB...
04-05-14, 02:33 AM
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Posted By HK 45

The ones I found before were mtn bike tripples,...

The ones I found before were mtn bike tripples, particularly the alivio which didn't clearly state if it was the octalink or the square model but it definitely wasn't 130BCD.


The crank is for...
04-04-14, 08:42 PM
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Posted By HK 45

Crankset 130BCD for Shimano UN55 BB (68 x 115mm)

I'm looking for a replacement crankset that will work with some parts that I already have on the bike but it's a real headache looking for something specific using amazon or ebay. Anyone know of any...
Forum: Touring
02-14-14, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,133
Posted By HK 45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiB9kUPRXZ4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiB9kUPRXZ4
Forum: Touring
02-11-14, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By HK 45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXOcV7E30QM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXOcV7E30QM
02-09-14, 11:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,341
Posted By HK 45

First step is deciding how much power you need,...

First step is deciding how much power you need, the beam angle and what battery you prefer.

Here's some beamshots to help
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02-09-14, 11:16 PM
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Views: 804
Posted By HK 45

Empire Cycles Unveils the World's First 3D-Printed Titanium Bike Frame

http://www.renishaw.com/en/first-metal-3d-printed-bicycle-frame-manufactured-by-renishaw-for-empire-cycles--24154
Forum: Touring
02-06-14, 06:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By HK 45

I second this, Dr Bronners is a favorite for...

I second this, Dr Bronners is a favorite for anyone that goes camping, specially the pepermint since it has a nice tingle

I buy mine in bars and dissolve whatever I need into liquid.
...
02-01-14, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By HK 45

A battery has a working range or specific voltage...

A battery has a working range or specific voltage that it shouldn't go over or under, this varies from battery types.

read this ...
01-31-14, 01:06 PM
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Views: 1,047
Posted By HK 45

If you want cheap lights that are pretty good,...

If you want cheap lights that are pretty good, check home depot for Defiant lights but they might be sold out in your area. Not the best quality or waterproofing but it's hard to beat them for the...
Forum: Touring
01-27-14, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By HK 45

I use the MSR packshower since I can use it for...

I use the MSR packshower since I can use it for many things.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-14, 09:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By HK 45

Finding a good bike at that price range leaves...

Finding a good bike at that price range leaves you with looking at craigslist for used bikes.

I owned a 16 inch wheeled citizen bike and it developed a crack at the seatpost after some very light...
Forum: Touring
01-24-14, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,916
Posted By HK 45

If you're only charging usb devices then using a...

If you're only charging usb devices then using a 12V battery is extremely inefficient and heavy.

There are plenty of Li ON battery banks out there that can be charged from a USB port and can...
Forum: Touring
05-11-13, 03:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,134
Posted By HK 45

As a general rule try your best to blend in...

As a general rule try your best to blend in wherever you may be at, that means clothing and whatever else you can do. Don't ever look like a tourist or people will try their best to rip you off,...
Forum: Touring
04-22-13, 01:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,323
Posted By HK 45

Depends on what type of camping you're doing?...

Depends on what type of camping you're doing? Campgrounds or stealth camping?

Stealth camping as it implies relies on stealth so you're camp should be somewhat hidden from prying eyes and the...
Forum: Touring
04-18-13, 06:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,900
Posted By HK 45

There are radios that can be charged on 5v and...

There are radios that can be charged on 5v and there are battery packs that can be charged with 5v and then it'll supply you with 12v or more to charge whatever you need. Only reason to want...
Forum: Touring
04-17-13, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By HK 45

Your best bet is dehydrated food and calorie...

Your best bet is dehydrated food and calorie dense food.

http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/highest-calorie-foods.php

Parmesan/cheddar, cocoa and peanuts are among my favorites
04-16-13, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,647
Posted By HK 45

I have this one and my only complaint is that it...

I have this one and my only complaint is that it erases everything when the battery dies, granted I left it without a battery for quite a while so I don't know if there is any feature to preserve the...
04-14-13, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 948
Posted By HK 45

Maybe he's using the drill as a generator? ...

Maybe he's using the drill as a generator?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoA9PEP9Pzs
04-13-13, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By HK 45

There's about a 1000 lights out there, though the...

There's about a 1000 lights out there, though the fact that you want a rechargeable battery pack will limit you as will the ability to mount on a helmet. You could also just buy a helmet that comes...
Forum: Touring
03-03-13, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By HK 45

I have a kit that cost something like $30 for the...

I have a kit that cost something like $30 for the solar panel, $15 for a 4x18650 battery box with 3 amp cable and $20 for 4 18650 batteries.

If you need it for 4 days, you could probably get away...
Forum: Touring
12-07-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,236
Posted By HK 45

Bring an e-reader with you (plenty of books with...

Bring an e-reader with you (plenty of books with small weight and size penalty), bring a notebook with pen to practice drawing, bring a deck of cards, bring a PSP or something like it that uses very...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-12, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2,319
Views: 334,136
Posted By HK 45

Nice looking bikes. :thumb: How does the...

Nice looking bikes. :thumb:

How does the triple crank perform on them?

Might want to try asking Yan about the forks.
10-25-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,078
Posted By HK 45

Not familiar with a lot of the US based vendors,...

Not familiar with a lot of the US based vendors, but I think Orbtronics is one and Callie might be another

I use these ...
10-25-12, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 528
Posted By HK 45

1) I wouldn't buy e-bay batteries, unless they...

1) I wouldn't buy e-bay batteries, unless they come from a reputable seller and I wouldn't buy any trustfire brand batteries or anything with the word fire in the name of the battery.

2) Not...
Forum: Touring
10-17-12, 07:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,990
Posted By HK 45

Best part is they have multiple uses ;) ...

Best part is they have multiple uses ;)

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10-04-12, 12:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,262
Posted By HK 45

Yeah NIMH's are among the safest if you use a...

Yeah NIMH's are among the safest if you use a good charger and the most forgiving if you do mess up. I just place mine in the charger and forget about them without worry. If you use a fast charger or...
10-03-12, 11:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,262
Posted By HK 45

Nothing wrong with rechargeable in general, but...

Nothing wrong with rechargeable in general, but you gotta be careful with battery chemistry, lithium or Lions are among the most powerful ones and the ones you gotta be real careful with.

Eneloops...
10-03-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By HK 45

I honestly would love to see that. How can...

I honestly would love to see that.

How can he keep the cables from entangling all over the wheel or the battery holder itself and how waterproof is it?
10-03-12, 10:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,262
Posted By HK 45

I suggest using eneloops AA or AAA since you...

I suggest using eneloops AA or AAA since you don't know a lot about rechargeable.

The 26650 cell is a very powerful lion battery and very dangerous cell if you don't know what you're doing. Read...
Forum: Touring
08-09-12, 12:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 749
Posted By HK 45

accessing money on tour

What method do you use when you want to access money on tour?

I ask because I'm trying to figure out what would be the safest method to have around $10,000 accessible while I'm touring Europe...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-12, 07:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,817
Posted By HK 45

Downtube 8fs riding every day that weather...

Downtube 8fs riding every day that weather permits and 5 miles around the block at night.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-03-12, 07:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,505
Posted By HK 45

I guess that would be another exception,...

I guess that would be another exception, especially at his height.

Here's what I was talking about with the wheels.

http://www.downtube.com/product546.html...
08-03-12, 12:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,132
Posted By HK 45

If you want to use AA/AAA batteries to recharge...

If you want to use AA/AAA batteries to recharge electronics, this little device is pretty much the greatest deal out there

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004B9ZK4M/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

You...
Forum: Touring
08-02-12, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By HK 45

Looks like a bad idea A solar panels is much...

Looks like a bad idea

A solar panels is much lighter by itself and you can get a steripen to filter the water

I personally use an MSR miniworks
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