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Re: another Strida SX

Postby Thamar on Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:27 pm

Can't always charge them at work, and I would forget them I think ;)

But the broken rear light, it was only the clip, is reused. I've taken apart the rear reflector (removed the reflecting red part), and glued the back of the light on it with Tec7. I don't think it'll fall of, ever. :D The rear light itself also doubles as a reflector.
I also have one of those cheaper decathlon-thingies hanging on my backpack, just in case.

As for the front lights, did an order on aliexpress just the other day. Let's wait and see what China can offer us for about €3 :D
The Sigma light wasn't the smartest choice, and I don't think it can handle being taken off and on the mount all the time...
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Re: another Strida SX

Postby Thamar on Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:00 pm

So, a little update.

This week the folding bike really showed a great advantage over all other commuters on the train!
Train stopped at regular station, but the doors didn't open, pushing the button didn't help. After 30 seconds it just drove of to the second station of the city, 5 km's further.
That's where the folding bikes come in really handy, the other people had to wait 10 minutes for a train in the other direction. There where a lot of pissed people waiting there ;)
At least I got to work in time, barely and sweaty but in time.

Rear light still hasn't fallen of, wished I did the same with the tripcomp... Oh well, it isn't a big loss actually. I won't be replacing it.

Must say that after about a month my pace is really picking up, it's strange that you pass other cyclists with ease.
The folding and unfolding process is getting smoother by the day. Who knows, maybe one day I'll be able do an all in one ninja move with it :lol:
Saw a strida-colleague here in my city, in his late 50's with a Strida3. He really loved the bike. And also saw a black one at the station, in a distance.
You see a lot of people with a Brompton here, man am I happy that the Strida is such an ease to walk around with, even on stairs...

A set of Schwalbe MP tires is on it's way from Germany, a lot cheaper then here...
I'll be mounting that set, and keep the innova's as spare tires.
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Re: another Strida SX

Postby Thamar on Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:08 am

Schwalbes are in and have been mounted.

Haven't ridden them yet, but when you compare both tires, you clearly notice that the Schwalbes are more ridged, the sidewalls and overall tire don't flex that much.
Also replaced the innertubes with Schwalbes.

I'll be keeping the Innova's as spares, you never know what happens.
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Re: another Strida SX

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:03 pm

Thamar wrote:...but when you compare both tires, you clearly notice that the Schwalbes are more ridged, the sidewalls and overall tire don't flex that much.


Correct, just the profile patterns of these tyres are looking similar but the rubber material is softer and in fact different (!?).
However, in future we will have to live with the Innova.

Strange that the Innova, type IA-2241-01, can't be found in the 2014 catalogue...
http://www.innovatires.com/download.php
There's the type IA-2084N, which is 0,1 inch smaller; does that mean the 1,35" version will be produced exclusively for Ming?
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Re: another Strida SX

Postby Thamar on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:29 pm

The first fall with the strida is a fact. Got caught in between a tramtrack, damn I hate those things.
I think it has been at least 10 years since it last happened to me. Oh well, nothing to bad, I'm not hurt except for my ego :lol:
And the bike has some battlescars, nothing serious actually, just some scratches since I wasn't riding that fast...


As for the rest, the only things done are some basic maintenance.
Inflated the tires last tuesday, it had been about a month since I last did it and they went from 6.5bar to 5bar.
And some minor brake adjustments, rear brake wasn't catching that good anymore.

The only upgrade I got was one for myself, rainpants and decent winter-outdoor-rain-coat. 8)
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Re: another Strida SX

Postby carllracsr on Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:19 am

@ Thamar,

I had some near fall encounter with my SX during my daily rides at the Park connectors and Parks.
Last Sunday, during my early morning ride to Sembawang Park here in Singapore ,upon reaching the seaside, there is a composite timber planks beside the beachfront ,where I always take a short break and view the scenery.
Composite timber planks are not real timber but made to look timber, rot free and can withstand the rain and sun. But moist leaves and fruits and seeds droppings on the said planks are slippery and can be very dangerous specially when cycling over the said leaves and seeds , something that I had experienced in some of my rides but luckily managed to scape from near disaster fall.

Minor falls and scratches are always part of cycling but we must try to be always aware of what type of paths we are riding to avoid such accidents.
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