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by steelframe
22 Oct 2019, 8:28am
Forum: Helmets sub-forum
Topic: Baseball cap helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 1020

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: 1463

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: 1463

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: 19009

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: 19009

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: 19009

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: 1463

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: 474

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: 474

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...
by steelframe
3 Aug 2019, 8:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Planning a train journey from Germany to Netherlands
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

Re: Planning a train journey from Germany to Netherlands

as ICE trains don't accept bikes. This has changed recently and is no longer true. Some of the newest ICEs do, but currently this is only a fraction of the ICEs. With the ICEs you do have however to reserve a place for a bike in advance and as there are only about eight spots for the whole ICE they...
by steelframe
31 Jul 2019, 8:18am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: The Iron Curtain Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 2214

Re: The Iron Curtain Trail

If you are interested in the iron curtain trail I would highly recommend "The cyclist who went out in the cold" by Tim Moore - a very good read, as funny as informative. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0224100203 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5YVpF6PPm8 https://road.cc/content/review/222750...
by steelframe
12 May 2019, 7:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brompton tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 779

Re: Brompton tyres

I’d like fatter tyres and a softer ride. I’d be grateful for recommendations. Thanks The fattest tires available for the Brompton are Greenspeed Scorchers (40/349). They are not cheap and a very (!) tight fit on the rear frame but fast and comfy. In the uk, Westcountry recumbents carry them: http:/...
by steelframe
16 Mar 2019, 12:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: What folding bike for target price £400 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

Re: What folding bike for target price £400 ?

Comments appreciated I know somebody who is thinking of buy a bicycle to be pooled among various individuals. Target price is £400 They are toying between a second-hand Brompton at least 3 speed Or Raleigh Stowaway 7 https://www.raleigh.co.uk/stowaway-7-stw720bk There is no useful answer possible -...
by steelframe
13 Dec 2018, 10:37am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

Thank you all for your suggestions. Indeed the price difference is not as big as it seems on the first look. So I conviced myself to order the ctc-jersey, only to discover in the fine print: We only ship to UK addresses. https://shop.cyclinguk.org/kit-terms-postage-and-returns :| So doomed for now. ...
by steelframe
9 Dec 2018, 10:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: ...why it's so difficult to find the Cycling UK shop?

At least CUK are now selling nice retro winged wheel patches suitable for saddlebags/panniers/etc. again; not quite as cool as the vintage ones, but they'll do the trick... A slightly connected question: I've been leasurely looking for a woolen cycling jersey for quite some time that would not put ...