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by steelframe
22 Nov 2019, 7:59pm
Forum: Health and fitness
Topic: Using a Brompton as a home exercise bike
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Using a Brompton as a home exercise bike

Kurtkinetics offer a small wheels adaptor for their trainers that is compatible with Brompton wheels: https://www.kurtkinetic.com/small-wheel-adapters

Or - as Brucey said - use a roller like these https://www.elite-it.com/en/products/ho ... rs/rollers. Many model should fit.
by steelframe
4 Nov 2019, 8:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4110

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

the 'simple indisputable fact' ignores the fact that having ridden x-thousand miles on a derailleur transmission, you are left with little more than a heap of valueless scrap metal. If you do the same thing with a Rohloff, you are left with a Rohloff hub, which is worth something (quite a substanti...
by steelframe
29 Oct 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]
Replies: 15
Views: 537

Re: Organisations (mis-)using your data . . . [ er, probably ]

As for the rest of your post utterly ludicrous. Indeed, now we know his opinions are based on some crackpot extreme political beliefs rather than anything to do with hubs or cycling, it's easily ignored. Is that really the case? I’d agree that nationalism and racism are too often the sources of muc...
by steelframe
27 Oct 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior
Replies: 109
Views: 4110

Re: Why the Rohloff Speedhub is (secretly) inferior

I am also convinced by the Rohloff hub and run several of them, dating from early 2000s until relatively recent, each w/o any issues. It is no doubt expensive but on the other hand I do not see any alternative that would deliver the same value in terms of gear range, low maintenance, usability and b...
by steelframe
27 Oct 2019, 12:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bicycle light for night use
Replies: 82
Views: 3220

Re: Bicycle light for night use

So, if I can overcome this slight irritation and accept this- I am wondering what front dynamo lights you good folks would suggest? As far as I am aware, the pashley front dynamo only pushes out around 2.4w- I'm afraid that my understanding of dynamos and ratings is basically zilch- with this very ...
by steelframe
22 Oct 2019, 8:38am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Baseball cap helmet

Oh, just found that on their Indigogo-page they even warn regarding fake-sellers: FAKE SELLERS We’ve heard from several backers about fraudulent copycats stealing our ads and trying to sell the Park & Diamond helmet for a very low price. These sites are NOT AUTHORIZED SELLERS and have NO HELMETS...
by steelframe
22 Oct 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 987

Re: Baseball cap helmet

I suspect that this is a fake website. The original product is on indigogo and has not been finalized / delivered yet as far as I know: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/park-diamond-foldable-bike-helmet/x/14750908#/ They got ~2.500.000€ in funding from backers so it would be very strange if they s...
by steelframe
23 Sep 2019, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Brompton development over the years

.....I agree that the 3-speed with 50t/13t is too long from factory. I'd recommend swapping the 13t sprocket from factory for a 14t, much better.... I have 46t/15t as my idea is that when there is a choice between the following, you lose more time walking up hills than you gain pedaling down instea...
by steelframe
23 Sep 2019, 7:31am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Brompton development over the years

I’ve just bought a new Brompton M3L after never having owned one before, so nothing to compare it to. I’m liking it so far but I find it’s a bit over geared. Spend most of my time in 2nd gear, changing down to 1st for rises and drags. I’m not sure I’d be able to climb a substantial hill on it. I’ve...
by steelframe
21 Sep 2019, 9:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18512

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

I find it interesting that a similar approach to the cyclemaster has not yet been commonly seen with e-bikes/e-bike conversions, i.e. with the whole kit (including the batteries) contained within the wheel structure. The Kopenhagen Wheel does this (though I'd say it has been overtaken by more recen...
by steelframe
21 Sep 2019, 4:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18512

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

Wanderer was one of the four companies which formed the 'Auto Union' - DKW, Wanderer, Horsch and Audi. The four circles of the current Audi logo represent these four companies which formed Auto Union, Audi being the only one of the four to survive World War II. Sort of; DKW survived the war, set up...
by steelframe
21 Sep 2019, 4:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...
Replies: 557
Views: 18512

Re: Vintage Bicycle Advertisements; good, bad. ugly...

it is for uberlandfarhten, apparently. (stop sniggering at the back). https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-R_88a6MEb1Q/UfkD_mbBUOI/AAAAAAAAJKs/ohe8EbeyWVA/s1600/wanderer60.jpg In fact the advertisment says the opposite: The bike is NOT intended for "Überlandfahrten" but for city traffic. It says: &...
by steelframe
13 Sep 2019, 10:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton development over the years
Replies: 21
Views: 1443

Re: Brompton development over the years

Was told by a fellow who named his son 'Brompton': That fellow was me (https://www.bikeforums.net/20731074-post11.html) but my son is not named Brompton - he calls them "clown bikes" :) The titanium forks and rear triangle went from Asia-built to British-built and the superlight model dro...
by steelframe
25 Aug 2019, 10:46am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?

I can second the piggybacks - that's what I am using for my USB-charger, too. Makes it possible to swap the charger in between bikes as well.

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by steelframe
24 Aug 2019, 5:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Schmidts K179 dynamo hub - what connector?

Does anyone know what electrical connector the Schmidts K179 dynamo hub uses? I am trying to wire it to the Ewerk, but there does not seem to be a suitable connector, as the spade connectors that come with Ewerk seem miles too small. Classically the SON uses 4,8mm connectors but for the eWerk there...