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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By tcs

Many? Not compared to small wheel folders. ...

Many? Not compared to small wheel folders.

Bridgestone offers some in the Japanese home market. Then there's Changebike, Fubi, Koga, Montague.

There are demountable (take apart rather than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-19, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By tcs

I don't know how old these tires might be, but...

I don't know how old these tires might be, but very old tires often have non-visible carcass deterioration and fail in short order when aired up and put back into service. Well, tires and tubes are...
08-12-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By tcs

Definitely N+1 :: suspension. Kirk Terraplane,...

Definitely N+1 :: suspension. Kirk Terraplane, Alex Moulton XTB, maybe a Specialized Roubaix or Cannondale Slate - or how about an ICE Adventure?


Fun fact: in the 1890s the League of American...
08-11-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By tcs

Bikes Direct.

Bikes Direct.
08-09-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,719
Posted By tcs

I still think SkunkLock was on the right track. ...

I still think SkunkLock was on the right track. Until then:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x482/ultimate_lock_9b62bebd71cecb79f1604889030216b01cbd559c.gif
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By tcs

Ah. Seems to be a Type 27: ...

Ah. Seems to be a Type 27:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By tcs

Nice work. What dropout? Chain rub? How the...

Nice work. What dropout? Chain rub? How the stability of the folded bike w/o the rack? Thanks!
Forum: Commuting
08-07-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By tcs

Maybe something like a 'lean rack' (with a drop...

Maybe something like a 'lean rack' (with a drop cloth under)?

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/260x399/indoor_lean_rack_copy_55876cbedbf3462d1117e2966e4448f71d5ad5e2.jpg

Or...
08-07-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,183
Posted By tcs

~2 years on from the initial inquiry, but it's an...

~2 years on from the initial inquiry, but it's an eternal question. Pinion 18-speed gearbox driving a Rohloff 14-speed hub...with belt drive, if you want.
08-07-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,847
Posted By tcs

Yep, fussing around with cars at the local new...

Yep, fussing around with cars at the local new car show, I was appalled at the complicated, non-intuitive, non-tactile touch screen controls on modern autos. Have the manufacturers all laid off...
08-04-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By tcs

My 1936 AW is still a beautiful little piece of...

My 1936 AW is still a beautiful little piece of clockwork, but I have no idea of its service life, maintenance or repair history before I curated it.
08-03-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By tcs

Keep it lubricated. ...

Keep it lubricated.

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=93935
08-03-19, 03:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By tcs

The article sez the Virginia Tech test showed...

The article sez the Virginia Tech test showed MIPS to be 'effective', but:
1) Snell testing has not found MIPS to be effective.
2) Some non-MIPS helmets have performed at the top of the Virginia...
08-03-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,376
Posted By tcs

Other manufacturers have their own, different,...

Other manufacturers have their own, different, proprietary designs for mitigating rotational energy transfer to the brain: 6D, Bontrager, Kali, Leatt, Louis Garneau, POC and probably others.
08-03-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By tcs

2019's tensioned leather saddle manufacturers: ...

2019's tensioned leather saddle manufacturers:

Berthoud - France
Brooks - UK
Gyes (Cardiff, Dia Compe, Fyxation, Lekker, Origin8, Papillionaire, Shinola, Spa, Torelli, Velo Orange, Zimbale,...
08-01-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 629
Posted By tcs

Horses for courses. ...

Horses for courses.

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Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By tcs

Riders can add another 41 miles to Aspen on paved...

Riders can add another 41 miles to Aspen on paved trails.

(For those having trouble following along, this is in Colorado, as specified in post number 21.)

There are hopes and dreams and hard...
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By tcs

The Dahon IOS has 24" wheels with a low frame and...

The Dahon IOS has 24" wheels with a low frame and folds. IOS' frame not low enough? The 24" wheel Dahon Briza has a very low folding frame.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,730
Posted By tcs

Curl-ing. ...

Curl-ing.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=233596750841697
Forum: Touring
07-31-19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,612
Posted By tcs

all paved no cars safe low crime nice...

all paved
no cars
safe
low crime
nice views of nature
small towns
200-mile route
32mm tires
USA
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By tcs

For the incurably thrifty there's the B75.

For the incurably thrifty there's the B75.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,552
Posted By tcs

My experience with this suggests any drop in the...

My experience with this suggests any drop in the value of the pound vs your local currency will merely augment your country's distributor's profit margin for a considerable time to come.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,137
Posted By tcs

1-2-3-1-2&etc.

1-2-3-1-2&etc.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,137
Posted By tcs

[/color] The only one I've ever seen in...

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The only one I've ever seen in person was in Istanbul!

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...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By tcs

Nice job on the build. What's it look like...

Nice job on the build.

What's it look like folded?
07-11-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

Bet a T3 indicator rod will fit. The 'trigger'...

Bet a T3 indicator rod will fit. The 'trigger' only needs to create 'slack' and 'taut' - a friction shifter will do that.



Yep, probably gonna need a hub shell to get any use out of it. :D
07-11-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By tcs

Why, a fellar could buy a top of the line...

Why, a fellar could buy a top of the line Stringbike for that kind of money.
07-11-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,527
Posted By tcs

Wellllllll, maybe in 1839, or maybe not, the...

Wellllllll, maybe in 1839, or maybe not, the claim based on the personal recollections of a relative some fifty-odd years later, submitted without proof or artifacts. Good story, though.

An actual...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,137
Posted By tcs

Buys bike off the Internet. Complains...

Buys bike off the Internet.



Complains there aren't post-sale support dealers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By tcs

Aaaaaand on the forum back in April. Anyway, ten...

Aaaaaand on the forum back in April. Anyway, ten days left on the current round on Kicker.

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1171087-kickstarter-folding-bike.html

Maybe he should have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,129
Posted By tcs

So what ever happened to the Vladimir Suzko folder

Oh. It's on Kickstarter as the SU 18.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/276564386/su18-the-ultimate-folding-bicycle

Fold looks pretty good. Don't understand the pledge amounts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,137
Posted By tcs

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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They've been in continuous production for longer...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By tcs

The sun never sets on Brompton tourists. ...

The sun never sets on Brompton tourists.

There are several Facebook groups dedicated to that exact subject, plus countless YouTube videos and Blogs and even a company web page:
...
07-08-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,436
Posted By tcs

Daughter's memory

My daughter told me her earliest memory is the summer she was three-years-old, listening to Phil Ligget call the ToF.

I told her, "Sure, 1989, Lemond by 8 seconds. One of the great Tours!"
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,369
Posted By tcs

Picked up a wiggle on a ride. Immediately quit...

Picked up a wiggle on a ride. Immediately quit peddling, looked down for a quick cursory inspection and saw the concrete street had a squiggle brush finish.
07-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,255
Views: 405,206
Posted By tcs

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-07-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

I've seen images and videos of the Hovenring with...

I've seen images and videos of the Hovenring with cyclists turning both left and right and circulating both clockwise and counterclockwise. Perhaps due to slow speeds and light usage, this works...
07-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

Good bike lane? How about the whole street! ...

Good bike lane? How about the whole street!

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...
07-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

At least the truck has a lift gate: ...

At least the truck has a lift gate:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/507x283/lift_gate_57ad6f71ca1145e518f362b512b54511183ce225.png
07-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

Macon Georgia: ...

Macon Georgia:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/570x319/macon_georgia_2b56a440744024248c7737a4f3ce442ab76faa6e.png
07-06-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

Recumbents only: ...

Recumbents only:

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07-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,634
Posted By tcs

A bike overpass has to gain enough elevation to...

A bike overpass has to gain enough elevation to clear motor vehicle traffic (large trucks); a bike underpass only has to lose enough elevation to clear a tall person seated on a bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,282
Posted By tcs

Curl. Word.

Curl. Word.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By tcs

Still looking for a picture on this thread of an...

Still looking for a picture on this thread of an Andrew Ritchie pattern folder (aka Brompton knockoff) with 20" wheels (other than the USA-built Burke).
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By tcs

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles,...

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles, to Cooper Lake SP, 41 miles, to Bob Sandlin SP 53 miles, to Dangerfield SP, 31 miles, to Atlanta SP, 41 miles?
...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,135
Posted By tcs

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you...

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you might be overstating the distance between campsites. In the lovely Brazos River Valley I make it:

Cleburne AmTrak Station to Dinosaur Valley SP -...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,394
Posted By tcs

I doubt if dropping from 25# down to, oh, say...

I doubt if dropping from 25# down to, oh, say 17~18# in bike weight is going to fix your knee. I'd suggest a professional bike fitting including cleat & pedal fine tuning.

If you're down to...
07-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 141,462
Posted By tcs

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a...

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a Le Petit Bi.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x443/sartre_le_petit_bi_1940_faf74b96752790ebb01333b03b04dd876684e0d0.jpg
07-05-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 141,462
Posted By tcs

President Clinton riding - in the White House! ...

President Clinton riding - in the White House! (still from "Final Days" video)
...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,100
Posted By tcs

I bought a Stumpjumper in 1982. I thought, ‘This...

I bought a Stumpjumper in 1982. I thought, ‘This is great! A machine for touring unpaved country roads.’ As my riding buddies bought mountain bikes over the next several years I tried to recruit them...
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