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Prz

Member since Oct 2017 • Last active May 2019
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    It took me quite a long time to gather all the parts and find time to assemble everything, but here it finally is.

    Maybe I will add some cheap CX tyres to ride it sooner than next December.
    Fun fact, either Stronglight chainring or Novatec cog is slightly oval, as chain changes its tension slightly when pedalling.

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    Finished my project for winter riding, late for this winter but maybe I will also mount normal CX tyres and ride it throughout the year as well.

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    Indeed doesn't look the best. I will check that out.

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    I am considering buying a used Brompton for both commuting and travelling, I travel a lot to sightsee both by plan and by train/car, so it would be very nice being able to enjoy riding and save on public transport there. Is there anything particular I should make sure before buying a used one? Can you have a look at this, is there anything catching your attention that I should inspect in person? https://www.olx.pl/oferta/rower-brompton­-white-black-okazja-CID767-IDz1U1m.html#­ffd2ca89f1

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    I have a pleasure that about 5 of 17 km commute are along the seaside, just a few trees and bushes separating me from this beach. Could be twice as much but in the next city the surface is terrible, instead of tarmac on the bike lane there is pavement with rounded edges, very uncomfortable, so I ride on the roads there instead.

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    I haven't ridden it with fully loaded basket at night yet, for visibility it's fine as is now. B&M makes a mount that can be attached to mudguard mount on the fork, but I think it would be even less visible there. I will see later how to solve it, maybe will look for another light with more convenient mounting.
    Though my N+1 makes me think now about swapping it for a Brompton for both commuting and travelling that I do a lot.

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    Time to finally show off my new commuter. I was initially considering either a steel-framed gravel or a folder, but a Black Friday deal made me want to try a belt drive with Nexus 8 IGH, despite alloy F&F. So far so good, very dependable, zero maintenance and with Conti Winter tyres only black ice was a problem throughout winter. Also very happy with a switch from rack and pannier to Wald basket, so much more functional. Longboards are also so much better than Bluemels on my previous one.

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    Marathon GG 35 doesn't fit under guards so I doubt Vittoria could sadly.
    I remember test at bicyclerollingresistance had some strange results with Marathon 32, was it just a faulty piece or it really worse than the wider ones?

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    Throughout winter I have used Continental Top Contact Winter 37 mm, but now trying to mount my Marathon GGs 35 mm from previous bike front fork doesn't clear them with mudguards. Any recommendations what should I go for? It's IGH belt-driven bike, so I want to be safe from hassle with punctures, but at the same time remain quick. 32 mm Marathons? 37 mm Conti Contact Speed?

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