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09-26-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By tcs

In the 1990s the Chinese began undervaluing their...

In the 1990s the Chinese began undervaluing their cycling products and manufacturing services and 'dumping' product on the West.

The EU investigated and countered with tariffs on imported Chinese...
09-26-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By tcs

Different countries have different 'made in' laws...

Different countries have different 'made in' laws and regulations. Some places don't care; the US and many of its citizens have had a serious jones about 'Made in America' since the 1880s.

So...
09-25-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By tcs

Coldset that to 135mm.

Coldset that to 135mm.
09-24-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,413
Posted By tcs

You missed these; they only made 1000. Walmart...

You missed these; they only made 1000. Walmart exclusive.

https://www.velonews.com/news/road/the-schwinn-collegiate-makes-a-triumphant-return/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Might look for a used Dahon Ciao or a new Dahon...

Might look for a used Dahon Ciao or a new Dahon Briza (back in stock soon).
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,609
Posted By tcs

(Hey, we all know what it's like on Bike Forums:...

(Hey, we all know what it's like on Bike Forums: resurrect an old thread, and everybody is all 'Why didn't you start a new one?" Start a new thread, and it's "There's already been a thread on this -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Dahon has offered 24" and 26" wheel folders for...

Dahon has offered 24" and 26" wheel folders for many years. They have begun offering a 650B wheel folder. They have in times past offered 700C wheel folding bikes, but they haven't sold well. ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Ladies and gentlemen, the Tuck folding bicycle,...

Ladies and gentlemen, the Tuck folding bicycle, with folding wheels:

https://www.tuckbike.com/


This is actually not a new idea. From 1878:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

There's the Fubi three-speed from Finland. ...

There's the Fubi three-speed from Finland.

https://fubifixie.com/product/fubi-folding-bike/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Pacific Cycles also offers a 'big' wheel folder,...

Pacific Cycles also offers a 'big' wheel folder, the IF Mode.

https://youtu.be/746Et3-h5oA
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Hmph. Is that French contribution to the world of...

Hmph. Is that French contribution to the world of folding bikes, Mobiky, now out of business?

Mobiky in Paris:
https://youtu.be/44tDMs9_1-8



To be noted here: According to information @...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,209
Posted By tcs

Just one hundred years too late! Peugeot...

Just one hundred years too late! Peugeot produced their 'Captain Gerard' folding bike for a quarter-century or more (~1896~1920) in both consumer and military trim. I believe this was the world's...
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

A valid and pertinent comment, but I asked what...

A valid and pertinent comment, but I asked what the cyclists in those historical pictures would themselves at the time would have said they were doing, not what anyone would (re)define it as today.
...
Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

I wonder what they called what they were doing at...

I wonder what they called what they were doing at the time?

Ian Hibell on the way back from Machu Picchu in the 1970s:
...
Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

The modern promoters of 584/650B, Heine, Pacenti...

The modern promoters of 584/650B, Heine, Pacenti and Petersen, all owned tire molds in that then-rare size. Genie's out of the bottle now, though.
08-29-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By tcs

FWIW, the EU CEN standard, EN1078, is less...

FWIW, the EU CEN standard, EN1078, is less demanding than the CPSC. There are helmet models that passed the CEN and failed the CPSC.
08-29-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By tcs

Meeting 16 C.F.R. 1203 is a mandatory*...

Meeting 16 C.F.R. 1203 is a mandatory* requirement to sell bicycle helmets in the US. If you look at bicycle helmets as a commodity, find the least expensive one that has a CPSC sticker. I've seen...
08-28-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,062
Posted By tcs

MIPS (a privately developed, licensed technology)...

MIPS (a privately developed, licensed technology) is not the only rotation/concussion game in town.

6D - ODS
100% - Smartshock
Bontrager - WaveCel
Fox - Fluid Inside
Kali - LDL
Leatt - 360...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

This fellow, cycle touring in North Cornwall near...

This fellow, cycle touring in North Cornwall near Bude, just wore his backpack. :roflmao:
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By tcs

It seems like upon taking an off-pavement bump...

It seems like upon taking an off-pavement bump (or even an urban pothole!) the bikepacking seat bags would not be as well supported as the old school saddlebags.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 34,993
Posted By tcs

Why are they illegal in Korea?

Why are they illegal in Korea?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,299
Posted By tcs

Since you're in Taiwain, take a look at the...

Since you're in Taiwain, take a look at the seven-speed MIT Cycle PRO-BP01, just to assure yourself you're making a great decision on that Brompton six-speed.
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

Or maybe it's anthropological. A question that is...

Or maybe it's anthropological. A question that is hundreds of thousands of years old: Who is in my tribe? Who knows the myths and legends I know? Who knaps flint and weaves baskets the way I do? Who...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

It's a thing, folks. ...

It's a thing, folks.

https://bikepacking.com/?s=basket

74 year old Nils Gustaf Hākansson (a.k.a. Stålfarfar) cycletouring from Sweden to the Holy Land in 1959:
...
Forum: Touring
08-28-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,189
Posted By tcs

The earliest written use of the term...

The earliest written use of the term 'bikepacking' I've found is in the May 1973 issue of National Geographic. Their meaning seemed to be 'self-contained bicycle touring', differentiated from the...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By tcs

Hmm. Obvious? But you rendezvous to start...

Hmm. Obvious?

But you rendezvous to start and again each evening, and share meals and talk (well, hopefully), discussing the day accomplished and the challenges ahead.
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By tcs

Hmph. I see Adventure Cycling lists scheduled...

Hmph. I see Adventure Cycling lists scheduled tours' assigned leaders and offers leader bios.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/guided-tours/tour-leaders/...
Forum: Touring
08-25-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,128
Posted By tcs

Okay, before anyone gets their knickers in a...

Okay, before anyone gets their knickers in a twist, I like ebikes. I think I'd enjoy a group tour where everyone was on a Class 1 ebike.

A few of Adventure Cycling's tours (and these days many...
Forum: Texas
08-24-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By tcs

Fair enough! It's definitely a gap, but the pass...

Fair enough! It's definitely a gap, but the pass is in the form of a Native American game trail running north-and-south from the Brazos River watershed to the South Witchitaw River watershed. Where...
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By tcs

:) It's a 54x21 Rohloff driving a 650A wheel,...

:) It's a 54x21 Rohloff driving a 650A wheel, geared 19-98 g.i. The theory is that while the big tooth count is grams heavier, there's less chain tension/wear.
Forum: Touring
08-23-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By tcs

More Carradice hardware. ...

More Carradice hardware.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/805x897/screen_shot_2020_08_23_at_10_39_40_am_1ead047286c0422a3675ca8f1b65da1423000ec2.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By tcs

Dr. Hon turns 80

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x270/dahon_the_man_the_machine_ebf78d77108f7273f7d991ee5a7f0cee0ca0cdf9.gif

...
Forum: Texas
08-15-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By tcs

Hmph. I wonder what the criteria are for...

Hmph. I wonder what the criteria are for disallowing? None of these are 'invented', they're all official USGS gaps, identified on topographic maps.
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

Another option is the Radical Design Cyclone IV...

Another option is the Radical Design Cyclone IV Chubby bicycle trailer. Small-folding bike and the trailer both pack up inside the trailer's bag for travel. Deployed, the bike pulls the trailer. This...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

Dahon offers a folding semi-hardside case. Your...

Dahon offers a folding semi-hardside case. Your local Dahon dealer can get you one or the US Nat'l distributor, thorusa, stocks them.

Folded, no bike inside:...
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

Dahon Curl i8 in airline 'legal' hardside...

Dahon Curl i8 in airline 'legal' hardside luggage. OK.

One (1) Dahon Curl, one (1) Samsonite Stryde Glider Long Journey:
...
08-10-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,111
Posted By tcs

Note that frames are not bikes, assembly is not...

Note that frames are not bikes, assembly is not fabrication, and according to the Federal Trade Commission a 'screwdriver operation' does not equal 'Made in USA'.

IIRC with the closing of Victory...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By tcs

The Black Hills and Badlands are long-time...

The Black Hills and Badlands are long-time cycletouring meccas. These are anomalous areas in the Great Plains as a whole.

More typical is the Rita Blanca National Grassland:
...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

If a soft side bag will do, without any...

If a soft side bag will do, without any disassembly a folded Dahon Curl will drop right into a $5 Ikea Dimpa. Padding + coroplast will provide some small level of additional protection.
...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 704
Posted By tcs

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great...

I'm a son of the Great Plains. I love the Great Plains, but I've found over my life that almost all folks that aren't from the Great Plains "don't get it".

I don't want to put anyone off, but be...
Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

The Dahon Curl folds in the same shape and just a...

The Dahon Curl folds in the same shape and just a bit smaller than the Brompton*. Any travel case that will work for the Brompton will work for the Curl. There are numerous web pages discussing a...
Forum: Texas
08-05-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: It's one of just three road tunnels in...

Fun fact: It's one of just three road tunnels in Texas - and none are on state highways!
Forum: Touring
08-02-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By tcs

Maybe a bike like the Specialized Turbo Creo SL...

Maybe a bike like the Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO or Trek Domane+ LT, with bike packing bags for minimalist gear.
Forum: Texas
08-01-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By tcs

And you'll 'pass' over Wild Rose Pass, my friend!...

And you'll 'pass' over Wild Rose Pass, my friend! (And it is a fun ride.)

A fun and unique century is Balmorhea to the observatory and back: 50 miles uphill, 50 miles downhill.
Forum: Touring
07-31-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,713
Posted By tcs

Kirtland handlebar bag. Eclipse panniers with...

Kirtland handlebar bag. Eclipse panniers with the special rack they required. Effective Cycle Fitments saddlebag. If retro-touring ever becomes a thing, I'm ready. :giver:

Say, there's not a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By tcs

Hmm. It seems like this ruling would also apply...

Hmm. It seems like this ruling would also apply to Brompton-clone titanium frames and non-factory titanium rear triangles and handleposts offered for sale in the EU.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By tcs

In the USA this concept of the intellectual...

In the USA this concept of the intellectual property of artistic expression in design, non-critical to function, would be covered by a Design Patent (and that's different from a Utility Patent on...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-27-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By tcs

This is a copyright case. Copyrights protect...

This is a copyright case. Copyrights protect "original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies and songs. Copyrights informs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By tcs

Brompton wins copyright case against Chedech in Belgian court

https://cyclingindustry.news/brompton-wins-out-in-copyright-case-against-get2get/

​​​​​​...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 682,050
Posted By tcs

If you look on various national distributor and...

If you look on various national distributor and dealers' websites you might see all manner of max rider weights listed, along with humorously fictional component listings. Oh, Dahon. Sigh.

Anyway,...
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