Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Video on Brompton corporate growth

I found this video Hub Video Productions on Brompton's strategy for corporate growth.  This is definitely Will Butler-Adams' influence on the company, which should help keep Brompton from being phased out in the future.  As an employee in a manufacturing facility, I understand Will's utilization of metrics to drive production.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Chain mystery solved, solution is not

So I figured out what is going on with my chain... the front brake cable is pushing the cable when I'm folding it. Here's a video of it:

I conducted a FaceTime session with Al from Portapedal and showed him what was going on. He suggested that perhaps the brake cable needs to be twisted so that it will bend closer to the fork.  I'm still working on it...haven't really had time to give it the proper attention. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Need advice - Chain falls of chainring after unfolding

OK y'all, I need some help.  Ever since I've installed the standard size chainring (and installed a longer chain with 100 links) I've had trouble with the chain falling off the chainring when unfolding "briskly". That is, unfolding fast in one motion.  This doesn't happen every time, but probably about 2/3rds of the time.  The B never did that with the original (reduced) chainring.  Any ideas?

Al from Portapedal said that I might be a tired (worn) chain tensioner and is going to be sending me one to see if it helps.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Gopro Hero 3 Low Light Test

I decided to take a training ride out on the bike path at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  It was just about sunset, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to see how the new Gopro handles low-light situations.  I also mounted it on front luggage block with a hack I posted about here.  The field of view had a very high contrast, so it was unrealistic to expect miracles here.  But I think it looked OK for what it is, and the mounting hack worked a lot better with the smaller mass of the new Gopro.  I'll be testing this out a little more to see if it'll work for the Brompton US Championship.