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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-19-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By tcs

The jcat folds with the drivetrain to the...

The jcat folds with the drivetrain to the outside, not the inside like the Brompton.

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Sometimes an actual comparison yields different results than comparing spec sheets. I'd like to get...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By tcs

So, $600 for a three-speed Brompton knock-off of...

So, $600 for a three-speed Brompton knock-off of unknown pedigree and providence?

For some on the list that will be the greatest thing ever, but I'm not feeling it. $60~$70 more will get you a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-18-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By tcs

Yeah, thing is, many of the suggestions are more...

Yeah, thing is, many of the suggestions are more expensive than I'd feel comfortable locking up outside in public for a day. Shrug, maybe that's just me.

So, multi-speed, right, but run the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 480
Posted By tcs

Even though the bike folded is notably larger...

Even though the bike folded is notably larger than carry-on allowance, members of the Brompton Mafia carry on their Bromptons on Southwest flights. If they allow that for Bromptons, they should...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Connect the pieces with hydroformed tubes and...

Connect the pieces with hydroformed tubes and Bob's your uncle:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-17-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Ha! That's presupposing the tikit in question...

Ha! That's presupposing the tikit in question has a serial number. When I couldn't find a serial number on mine, I contacted BF and they admitted they'd built some tikits without marking a serial...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

You appear to be ill-informed on the BikeFriday...

You appear to be ill-informed on the BikeFriday tikit debacle.

The two different tikit structural failures (seatmast & handlepost) weren't the fault of steel any more than the Tern frame failures...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Print metal 'lugs'. Adhesive bond tubes. Minimize...

Print metal 'lugs'. Adhesive bond tubes. Minimize tooling. It's happening now. Reynolds stainless below; perhaps of interest to a small shop that custom builds many different models of adventure &...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Fair enough, but before they commit to inventory,...

Fair enough, but before they commit to inventory, those various resellers will require robust marketing support for the company's brand image and all those different models aimed at disparate user...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

[/color] It kinda sounds like...

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It kinda sounds like rationale for selling the company in two pieces:
1) BikeFriday: Custom adventure/travel folding bikes (Pocket Rocket, NWT, Llama, Two'sDay), intellectual...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

The old Schwinn lifetime warranty expired the day...

The old Schwinn lifetime warranty expired the day Schwinn was sold in bankruptcy court back in 1991.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-16-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

What is BikeFriday in 2019? An...

What is BikeFriday in 2019?

An adventure/travel bike company? (New World Tourist, Llama, Pocket Rocket, Two'sday)

A city bike company? (pakiT)

A cargo bike company? (Haul-a-day)

A...
Forum: Touring
10-16-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,311
Posted By tcs

Here's my Caradice Nelson Longflap on Caradice's...

Here's my Caradice Nelson Longflap on Caradice's Bagman QR fitted with Caradice's Support Struts. It doesn't sway or swing or hit my thighs or rub my rear tire or do anything wonky to the bike's...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Were Downtube and Origami left off this memo?

Were Downtube and Origami left off this memo?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-15-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Yeah...no. I fear Mr. Heine would savage the BF...

Yeah...no. I fear Mr. Heine would savage the BF a) for not being French, and b) as inferior to his own 'Rinko' system of travel bikes.

I like your ad & road test concepts, but I'm not sure...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Like the old Burley Co-op? (RIP, BTW) ...

Like the old Burley Co-op? (RIP, BTW)



And not nearly as much. BF: <40,000 bikes in 27 years. Brompton: currently >40,000 bikes every 9~10 months.



Trek, Specialized, Giant - even Dahon...
10-14-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,462
Posted By tcs

It's listed: look close: it's the one that starts...

It's listed: look close: it's the one that starts with 'Rivet'. :)
10-14-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,462
Posted By tcs

The Selle San Marco saddles on their website seem...

The Selle San Marco saddles on their website seem to list leather covers over 'Techno-polymer' shell. Do they actually offer a true tensioned leather saddle (w/o plastic base)?
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

Yes, the 'Class B Non-voting Stock' offering,...

Yes, the 'Class B Non-voting Stock' offering, with 178 investors and their $221,000. It's unknown at this time what the future might hold for the Class B Stockholders.

Others have theorized things...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-14-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,014
Posted By tcs

BikeFriday possible sale. Not a bike, the company.

Saw this on Facebook:

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10-14-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,696
Posted By tcs

Bridgestone has been working on non-pneumatic...

Bridgestone has been working on non-pneumatic bicycle tires for many years.
...
10-10-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,462
Posted By tcs

For anyone in the market for a tensioned leather...

For anyone in the market for a tensioned leather saddle, 2019 is flush with choice:

Berthoud - France
Brooks - UK
Gyes (Cardiff, Dia Compe, Fyxation, Lekker, Origin8, Papillionaire, Shinola,...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By tcs

All-time favorite 19th-century packing list for a...

All-time favorite 19th-century packing list for a minimalist S24O:

"I should be very much obliged if you would slip your revolver into your pocket. An Eley's No. 2 is an excellent argument with...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By tcs

In the age of empires, the powers were fussy...

In the age of empires, the powers were fussy about protecting their citizens when abroad.

"Perdicaris Alive or Raisuli Dead!"
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By tcs

Collars and cuffs were often separate on...

Collars and cuffs were often separate on 19th-century men's shirts. You couldn't always wash your shirt every day, so you carried fresh collars and cuffs (the parts that were visible from under your...
Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By tcs

Emulate success. ...

Emulate success.

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Forum: Touring
10-10-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 599
Posted By tcs

Late 19th-century gentlemen cycletourists would...

Late 19th-century gentlemen cycletourists would often every morning put the bulk of their dunnage on the train to their evening's destination.

Conversely, Thomas Stevens went 'round the world with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,878
Posted By tcs

Interesting to view this thread through the lens...

Interesting to view this thread through the lens of the sub-forum's header: “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,878
Posted By tcs

I'll admit I'm thinking about getting an ebike -...

I'll admit I'm thinking about getting an ebike - to replace my long-in-the-tooth '03 Honda Metropolitan 50. Maybe something like an Evelo Aurora Mid-drive 750. It wouldn't be as fast as the Met'...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,878
Posted By tcs

I'm seeing 'want' here, not 'need' (NTTAWWT). ...

I'm seeing 'want' here, not 'need' (NTTAWWT).

Accomplish the same thing with a trike fitted with an 11-inch low gear...and no motor.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-09-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By tcs

That is in fact the price for that bike at the...

That is in fact the price for that bike at the website of he-who-cannot-be-named, the national (USA) Dahon distributor, thank you very much.

I won't post a link as it might lead to being banned...
10-06-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,429
Posted By tcs

Put it on Facebook, send out some Tweets and get...

Put it on Facebook, send out some Tweets and get 'likes'.

Oh, and welcome to 2019.
10-04-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By tcs

Lincoln Gap is the only one that gets a listing...

Lincoln Gap is the only one that gets a listing in John Summerson's 'Complete Guide to Climbing by Bike'. It is described as 'short but steep' and 'a must-do ride for the serious climber'. He rates...
10-04-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 561
Posted By tcs

Make it a hobby: Pass Hunting ...

Make it a hobby: Pass Hunting

https://www.centcols.org/

(French site, you might have to hit 'translate'.)
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By tcs

Keep it oiled and it will work just dandy. ...

Keep it oiled and it will work just dandy.

Remember: 3 in One Motor Oil with the blue label, not 3 in One MultiPurpose Oil with the black label!
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-03-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 833
Posted By tcs

Just as a market survey, for a rider with 'very...

Just as a market survey, for a rider with 'very little practical knowledge', here's a Dahon VISC D18 Disc, USA price from the national distributor brand new with warranty $799, free shipping.
...
10-03-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 440
Posted By tcs

Well, there's Carradice with their Bagman system...

Well, there's Carradice with their Bagman system and Frost & Seekers with their Quicklock system.
10-01-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,492
Posted By tcs

"I went out bicycling one afternoon, and...

"I went out bicycling one afternoon, and suddenly, as I was riding along a country road, I realized that I no longer loved Alys. I had had no idea until this moment that my love for her was even...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By tcs

Bronze medal - 20~30 wt motor oil ...

Bronze medal - 20~30 wt motor oil

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(Blue label! ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By tcs

Silver medal - GL4 75W90 Gear Oil ...

Silver medal - GL4 75W90 Gear Oil

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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By tcs

Lubrication: Gold medal - NLGI #00...

Lubrication:

Gold medal - NLGI #00 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=00) semi-fluid grease in the mechanism; soap-based water-proof grease in the axle bearings and...
Forum: Commuting
09-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,502
Posted By tcs

Reelights?

Reelights?
Forum: Texas
09-29-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By tcs

I'm unsure if you're looking for a cycling...

I'm unsure if you're looking for a cycling 'scene', or great riding in the area, or just living w/o using a car much if any.

It would be hard to find a Texas town with a population between 3400...
Forum: Texas
09-29-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,323
Posted By tcs

For 90% of Fredericksburg @ 30% of the price, try...

For 90% of Fredericksburg @ 30% of the price, try Copperas Cove.
Forum: Recumbent
09-28-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By tcs

I'm surprised this isn't mainstream. Apparently...

I'm surprised this isn't mainstream. Apparently never putting a recumbent trike on a train or plane and needing a largish motor vehicle to even get one to the start of a rally or ride is just an 'oh,...
09-27-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,371
Posted By tcs

You can't take it with you department: ...

You can't take it with you department:

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/this-bitelli-bike-trainer-makes-indoor-training-like-playing-an-arcade-game/
09-27-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 987
Posted By tcs

Ahiee! The notorious Shimano 333 hub! ...

Ahiee! The notorious Shimano 333 hub!

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/shimano333.html

After it breaks:

http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s2c-silver
09-27-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,312
Posted By tcs

Recreational riding on a loop ride or out and...

Recreational riding on a loop ride or out and back the wind is like a climb (yeah, yeah, without the bragging rights, I get that). Having grown up on the Great Plains the wind is what it is,...
Forum: Recumbent
09-23-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By tcs

I've seen some recommendations on this thread,...

I've seen some recommendations on this thread, but no personal stories of success when flying with a recumbent trike. Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

The Evolve trike (with some Big Apples swapped on...
09-23-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 530
Posted By tcs

You wanna go to England, go to England. That's...

You wanna go to England, go to England. That's cool. But there are lots of places where this
...
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