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04-09-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,560
Posted By tcs

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes...

Since we're showing IGH bikes, here's my Dawes frame fitted 12 years ago with a Sturmey-Archer XRF8(W). Wonderful machine; quiet, responsive, comfortable, not a moment's trouble.
...
04-09-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,560
Posted By tcs

Okay. Derailleur and IGH Competition in the...

Okay.
Derailleur and IGH Competition in the 1930s

Copyright Tom Shaddox



1937 will be remembered by gear-head cycle historians as the summer the derailleur made a belated return to the Tour...
04-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 61
Igh
Views: 1,560
Posted By tcs

There are a number of different kinds of '3inOne'...

There are a number of different kinds of '3inOne' oil. The one to use in old Sturmey-Archer hubs is '3inOne Motor Oil' with the blue and white label. It's actually pretty much the same as the old...
04-07-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By tcs

Bike importer Mel Pinto dies at 97

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2021/04/01/legendary-importer-mel-pinto-dies-97#.YG3ovxNKhTY

Mel Pinto remembrances and anecdotes appropriate.

Feel free to post your Mel Pinto...
04-07-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,475
Posted By tcs

Any color scheme? Gold plate. Duh. ...

Any color scheme? Gold plate. Duh.



I hear you. I redecalled mine.

...
04-04-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,688
Posted By tcs

Missing the point big time. Former Sec. of...

Missing the point big time.

Former Sec. of Labor Robert Reich wrote a book about his time as a Cabinet Secretary, 'Locked in the Cabinet'. He relates it's a bizarre world where many layers of...
04-01-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 491
Posted By tcs

My Cambium C17 Cotton Natural was a small...

My Cambium C17 Cotton Natural was a small improvement over my ShelBroCo Real MAN®️ saddle, but overall it's my least favorite. YMMV.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,717
Posted By tcs

Well, let's see. Off the top of my head, there's...

Well, let's see. Off the top of my head, there's the 3sixty, B-bike, Backer Gravity, Beiou, Burke 20, Camp Royal, Chedech, Cigna, Crosshead, Dahon Curl, Element Pikes, Flamingo, Fova, Groo M3, Iruka,...
Forum: Touring
03-28-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By tcs

You could start in Powder Springs and ride 60ish...

You could start in Powder Springs and ride 60ish miles to the Chief Ladiga Campground between Borden Springs and Piedmont or shorten that by starting in Hiram.
03-27-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

BTW, if we're talking about ISO32x630mm tires,...

BTW, if we're talking about ISO32x630mm tires, they are properly 27 x 1 1/4, not 27 x 1.25.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
03-26-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By tcs

I ~think~ Gyes made at various times private...

I ~think~ Gyes made at various times private label saddles for Cardiff, Dia Compe, Fenix, Fyxation, Lekker, Origin8, Papillionaire, Shinola, Sobdeall, Spa, Torelli, Velo Orange and Zimbale. Last I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By tcs

Efneo or Schlumpf crankset. Maybe Dahon K3...

Efneo or Schlumpf crankset.

Maybe Dahon K3 wheels.
03-26-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,234
Views: 390,483
Posted By tcs

So I got this NIB 1978 Dynohub. It was NIB...

So I got this NIB 1978 Dynohub. It was NIB because it had 36* spoke holes but only a 90mm OLD.

So I replaced the axle. It's a standard 3/8 x 26, but the RH cone on a Dynohub screws down onto a...
03-25-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By tcs

"Some folks don't believe that the Taiwanese can...

"Some folks don't believe that the Taiwanese can make stuff as well as the British did, but there's no factual basis for that belief, and in many cases this attitude may be traced to racism." -...
03-25-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By tcs

I do not doubt that his endorsement is 100%...

I do not doubt that his endorsement is 100% honest and sincere, but I note he sells them.
03-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,684
Posted By tcs

Walmart tried this some years back. They...

Walmart tried this some years back. They inventoried a sturdy upright bike with fenders&rack and a genuine Sturmey-Archer three-speed, painted in a tasteful medium brown all for $200.

They...
03-24-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 701
Posted By tcs

Bendix 2-spd coaster repro (not April 1st)

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Seriously. Merry Sales is working with ICG to return the Bendix...
03-24-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,414
Posted By tcs

There's also Tabor of Portugal. In the US...

There's also Tabor of Portugal.

In the US we can get wonderful, inexpensive Persons Deluxe #77 saddles. I'm pretty sure these are made in India by Nasiruddin & Sons out of water buffalo hide,...
03-22-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By tcs

Merry Sales new production 'Bendix' 2-spd

Announced here:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/product-tech/2021/03/17/merry-sales-helps-bring-back-eagle-2-speed-coaster-brake-hub#.YFlUJq9KiUm

Hubs & parts here:
...
Forum: Touring
03-11-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,966
Posted By tcs

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and...

Go to the SPAM™ website: dozens of tasty hot and cold recipes, many adaptable for cycletouring.

"We could not have fed our army without SPAM™." - Nikita Khrushchev
"I ate my share of SPAM™ along...
03-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,688
Posted By tcs

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a...

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a bicycle in traffic and agreeing to speak at a bicycle conference? Promising.
03-02-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,688
Posted By tcs

US Sec. of Transportation Buttigieg

The new US Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg addresses the National Bike Summit tomorrow.

“We think of trains, planes, and automobiles, but what about bikes, scooters, wheelchairs for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By tcs

Best bet is to contact Dahon: ...

Best bet is to contact Dahon:

https://usa.dahon.com/pages/contact-us

The Boardwalk is Dahon's longest-running model. Debuting in 2000, it's still in production. It has received spec upgrades...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-01-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By tcs

Dahon HIT

Dahon is coming out with a new world market 'pandemic special'. 20", fold-in-half, nine-speed, 300# limit Deltec cable-reinforced frame with ten-year warranty, dynamo hub + LED headlamp. They say...
03-01-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,788
Posted By tcs

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I recall Dane Mikael Colville-Andersen visited...
Forum: Touring
02-22-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,112
Posted By tcs

Don't forget Winona! :ride:

Don't forget Winona! :ride:
02-21-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By tcs

Bright flashing lights at night. Headlight: no. ...

Bright flashing lights at night. Headlight: no. Just no. Taillight: maybe. Used in conjunction with a steady taillight on the street, I'm all in. But never on a path.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By tcs

I thought this was brilliant for folding bikes. ...

I thought this was brilliant for folding bikes.

There's a controller on the handlebars. There's a cable pulling servo on the stay. The connection in between is wireless.

I could seriously see...
02-11-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,418
Posted By tcs

tcs' hot tip: use good locking protocol. ...

tcs' hot tip: use good locking protocol.

Machiavelli's hot tip: lock up next to a nicer bike secured less well.
02-09-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,418
Posted By tcs

Best available information is that lock picking...

Best available information is that lock picking has been and remains a very rare avenue of bike theft. Hopefully, that will remain the case despite those Youtubers promoting this with 'how to'...
02-09-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,418
Posted By tcs

A surprising % of bike thefts are from sheds,...

A surprising % of bike thefts are from sheds, garages and balconies. Yeah, I lock my bikes @ home.
Forum: Touring
02-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,511
Posted By tcs

Interesting bike. Three-speeds are sort of a...

Interesting bike. Three-speeds are sort of a British (&Japanese) thing and 650B is more of a French (&Swedish) thing.

The common 3-speed tire is 26 x 1 3/8 a.k.a. ISO 37x590mm a.k.a. EA3 a.k.a....
02-02-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By tcs

Panasonic Augmented Heads-Up Display shown at...

Panasonic Augmented Heads-Up Display shown at Consumer Electronics Show:
...
12-30-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,458
Posted By tcs

You won't live that long. I keep reading...

You won't live that long.

I keep reading about the death of 27" (ISO630) [and now 26" (ISO559)!] tires. You can still buy ISO597s, guys and gals, and that size tire hasn't come on a new bike since...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By tcs

I know the practice of Brompton fans is to defend...

I know the practice of Brompton fans is to defend any perceived slight to the bike to the death, but...



I said 'carry-on' baggage. You're talking about 'checked' baggage.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-29-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,008
Posted By tcs

Even as compact as the Brompton fold is, it's...

Even as compact as the Brompton fold is, it's still seriously bigger than the official carry-on dimensions of every airline I'm aware of.

The cats @ Brompton Mafia carry-on their Bs on Southwest...
12-28-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,979
Posted By tcs

No, this isn't the Stumpjumper that got stolen...

No, this isn't the Stumpjumper that got stolen from the Specialized museum! I've still got my original sales receipt dated July 23, 1982:
...
12-28-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,979
Posted By tcs

Custom bike I had the late Mike Melton build for...

Custom bike I had the late Mike Melton build for me back in 1980:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x540/img_0314_2a3096eec55a4f898e296ce2386b5cbe5b21f71f.jpg

Wow. Has it...
Forum: Touring
12-19-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By tcs

Why not? Don't sell yourself short. @ 9:37...

Why not? Don't sell yourself short.

@ 9:37 in this video

https://youtu.be/3gvldV4XqGg

Henrywildeberry and Ms. Cools meet a 91 y.o. local rider at elevation 10,000' on Vail Pass. He'd...
Forum: Touring
12-04-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,668
Posted By tcs

In my salad days, when I was green in judgment, I...

In my salad days, when I was green in judgment, I would take an entire cook kit. I empirically worked out what is succinctly explained in Don Jacobson's 'One-Pan Gourmet': take only one principle...
12-03-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By tcs

I use a Klickfix Caddy mount on my Curl: ...

I use a Klickfix Caddy mount on my Curl:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/496x333/screen_shot_2020_12_03_at_11_58_36_am_47e45930b8730acf0deadeb4d75b3dec7951b943.png
Forum: Touring
12-01-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,772
Posted By tcs

Can you really say you are unsupported if you...

Can you really say you are unsupported if you didn't carve your own utensil?

https://bikepacking.com/plan/making-wooden-spoon/
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-30-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By tcs

"DAHON is instrumental in the fight against...

"DAHON is instrumental in the fight against counterfeit products. Every authentic DAHON bicycle comes with a serialized 3D holographic label that can be validated on DAHON's online authentication...
Forum: Touring
11-10-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,984
Posted By tcs

I was the guy at the party that sent Greg LeMond...

I was the guy at the party that sent Greg LeMond for tacos.
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By tcs

When it all goes back together, you'll note there...

When it all goes back together, you'll note there are no shift alignment marks or references with that three-speed hub. You progressively stuff the threaded rod into the 'quick-release' until the...
11-07-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,322
Posted By tcs

"Is a roadster a thing?" Columbia Light...

"Is a roadster a thing?"

Columbia Light Roadster:

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10-08-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By tcs

Oh, to be sure, magazines sell their subscriber's...

Oh, to be sure, magazines sell their subscriber's names and mailing addresses.

Back decades ago when magazines were a thing I would subscribe with a bogus middle initial so I could track who sold...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 306,657
Posted By tcs

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Touring
09-30-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,172
Posted By tcs

NOTE: This is a somewhat older thread. ...

NOTE: This is a somewhat older thread.

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The principle issue with high hitch trailers is braking.

The traditional Mexico-pattern cargo trailer is close to what is proposed.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-20, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,608
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 -...
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