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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 281
Posted By tcs

Pacific Cycle here in the USA is a purveyor of...

Pacific Cycle here in the USA is a purveyor of inexpensive bicycles sold in big box stores.

The company we're actually discussing here is Pacific Cycles (Cycles), a Taiwanese-based manufacturer of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By tcs

See: ...

See:

https://www.bikeforums.net/20731074-post11.html
09-14-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 847
Posted By tcs

For minimal flex, you might try a ShelBroCo...

For minimal flex, you might try a ShelBroCo RealMan saddle, made from granite.
...
Forum: Touring
09-10-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,293
Posted By tcs

Surly ˝DT14 w/ 26x1 3/8 (EA3). ...

Surly ˝DT14 w/ 26x1 3/8 (EA3).

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/666x720/20190422_124413_7b377f33ad80749fcbab6590fe42066ade90cc24.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-10-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By tcs

Brompton's got you covered. :D ...

Brompton's got you covered. :D

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/push-the-boundaries-with-the-brompton-explore-436623
09-09-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,538
Posted By tcs

One of Major Taylor's later track bikes was set...

One of Major Taylor's later track bikes was set up similar to this. Bicycle Design by Tony Hadland:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-09-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By tcs

Note to flying cyclists: a helmet is a hat. ...

Note to flying cyclists: a helmet is a hat. Hats are clothing, not carry-ons. Put it on your head & wear it if necessary and as appropriate from check-in through boarding. :giver:
09-08-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,538
Posted By tcs

Utopia now. String Bike: ...

Utopia now. String Bike:

https://youtu.be/6NVRd8B-VmU
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,820
Posted By tcs

As you say, this past bicycles sales slump has...

As you say, this past bicycles sales slump has nothing to do with future tariff increases on bicycles from one country.

"If people don't want to come, nothing will stop them." - Yoga Berra
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,820
Posted By tcs

Off the top of my head, and far from an extensive...

Off the top of my head, and far from an extensive list:

Bernds - Germany
BikeFriday - USA
Brompton - UK
Dahon - Taiwan & Bulgaria
Di Blasi - Italy
Giant - Taiwan
Mobiky - France
Strida -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-04-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By tcs

Bikes are 1890s technology. I've known 9 y.o.s...

Bikes are 1890s technology. I've known 9 y.o.s to completely dismantle, clean, relubricate and reassemble their bicycle.

“Is it hard?'
Not if you have the right attitudes. It's having the right...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,820
Posted By tcs

Chinese factory costs are in yuan. True, they...

Chinese factory costs are in yuan. True, they don't have to adjust their US dollar prices, if their inscrutable business model is to kill off those private label brands that for some reason can't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,820
Posted By tcs

The yuan is down 9.3% vs. the dollar in the past...

The yuan is down 9.3% vs. the dollar in the past six months.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-03-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By tcs

The 3Sixty has been around for a bit and posted...

The 3Sixty has been around for a bit and posted here couple-o-three times before. It joins B-Bike, Chedech, Cigna, Crosshead, Curl, Flamingo, Fova, Groo, Java, La Bici, MIT, Neo, Pico, Sanye,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By tcs

Depends on the alloy. Or perhaps it could be...

Depends on the alloy.

Or perhaps it could be brazed.



Adding additional material to bridge the break is perhaps advisable, and in such case, there are some metal-epoxies that might...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-29-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,170
Posted By tcs

Di Blasi

Di Blasi
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By tcs

Places many touring cyclists like to tour! ...

Places many touring cyclists like to tour!

FWIW I've had lovely Greyhound trips, comfortably seated on leather upholstery with included WiFi, with my !folding! (touring) bike stowed in the cargo...
Forum: Touring
08-29-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By tcs

There are about 500 Comercial airports in the USA...

There are about 500 Comercial airports in the USA and about that number of Amtrak stations. Between Greyhound and Jefferson Lines alone some 4500 towns and cities are served by intercity bus,...
Forum: Touring
08-28-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,921
Posted By tcs

In the USA Bolt bus and Flixbus have the best...

In the USA Bolt bus and Flixbus have the best bike policies.


Interesting. On my last airline flight, I had to strip down to my shorts and t-shirt and they made me turn my pockets out and went...
08-22-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,794
Posted By tcs

[/color] Perhaps we'd be better off as a...

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Perhaps we'd be better off as a society if we legislatively standardized on one bicycle design at one price point for everybody.
...
08-22-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,794
Posted By tcs

That's entry-level e-bike territory.

That's entry-level e-bike territory.
08-22-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,794
Posted By tcs

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a...

If you have secure parking @ work, why not have a nice bike if you've got a jones for one?
...
Forum: Touring
08-21-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By tcs

Contact the Tricycle Association (now in their...

Contact the Tricycle Association (now in their 91st year!): https://tricycleassociation.org.uk/

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,027
Posted By tcs

"every part that must be taken off the bike...

"every part that must be taken off the bike (wheels, fenders, saddle, handlebar, front and rear racks)...on a train platform in a hurry"
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
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: 1,291
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: 1,460
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: 1,026
Posted By tcs

Bikes Direct.

Bikes Direct.
08-09-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,175
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: 8
Views: 1,745
Posted By tcs

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

Ah. Seems to be a Type 27:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/582x319/dahon_derailleur_hanger_6eca32ed13af83879f144282bf9f5ca12bac4783.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,745
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: 1,107
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: 8,613
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: 36
Views: 3,203
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: 771
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: 771
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: 2,715
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: 2,715
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: 1,188
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: 735
Posted By tcs

Horses for courses. ...

Horses for courses.

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Forum: Touring
08-01-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,772
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: 935
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: 21,534
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: 1,772
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: 1,753
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: 1,753
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: 3,478
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: 3,478
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!

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/187x269/strida_21378940f595c4b07fa752a9851cfb3f9ba8dbb5.png



...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,514
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: 976
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
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