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Forum: Touring
08-07-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 387
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: 16
Views: 340
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: 387
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: 16
Views: 340
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: 7
Views: 445
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: 1,175
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: 7
Views: 445
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: 8,012
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: 595
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: 595
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: 595
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: 595
Posted By tcs

Brompton wins copyright case against Chedech in Belgian court

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

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,572
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,...
Forum: Touring
07-25-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By tcs

J'think? :) I'm seeing a US street price of...

J'think? :) I'm seeing a US street price of over $900 for the Pinion C1.12 gearbox and about another C-note for the shifter. Still, it should come in well under the Pinion P1.18 fitted $7000...
Forum: Texas
07-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By tcs

Population of Lansing, Michigan: ~120,000 ...

Population of Lansing, Michigan: ~120,000
Population of DFW Metroplex: >7,500,000

Not sure where you need to drive to work, but obviously the rural outskirts of the Metroplex are going to be a...
07-15-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,485
Posted By tcs

That's not an 'article'. It's the actual US law...

That's not an 'article'. It's the actual US law regulating bicycles. Section 1512: Requirements for Bicycles. Requirements. Law. Here's the part your Google-foo wasn't up to finding:
...
Forum: Touring
07-14-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By tcs

The first 36er I saw some years ago was the...

The first 36er I saw some years ago was the Corker Red Monster cruiser.
...
07-14-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,485
Posted By tcs

Wow, that's awful. How do you handle the...

Wow, that's awful.

How do you handle the flashing lightbars on police cars, ambulances, fire trucks, utility company vehicles, etc?
07-14-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,485
Posted By tcs

If you mean by 'come with' the ones sold new at...

If you mean by 'come with' the ones sold new at retail, then 100% of the ones sold legally in the USA come with reflectors.

​​​​​​https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/16/1512.16
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,595
Posted By tcs

Not the first, but another that's been around for...

Not the first, but another that's been around for a while: True 36er Bike.

https://truebikes.eu/
07-09-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,314
Posted By tcs

The first 'site' is just a press release from...

The first 'site' is just a press release from MIPS corporate. SkidLid Corporate told everybody their helmets were the best, too.

The next two are from one or two years ago and really the same...
Forum: Touring
07-05-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,582
Posted By tcs

Dahon Curl ...

Dahon Curl

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/633x393/screen_shot_2020_07_05_at_7_10_20_pm_1257d7cfedcee76edb8636c22a5a057cdec34b45.png

Drops right into an 'airline legal'...
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By tcs

If you've ever wondered why they call it the...

If you've ever wondered why they call it the "Hill Country"...

...
Forum: Texas
06-30-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By tcs

I've ridden a few over the years, mostly without...

I've ridden a few over the years, mostly without realizing it. There are a couple one could ride through while wondering where the actual pass is. Not so Smuggler's Pass north of El Paso:
...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,106
Posted By tcs

FWIW the old Hurt Report found that the cycle's...

FWIW the old Hurt Report found that the cycle's color was immaterial with motorcycle accidents. It was out of this study that the US requirement for motorcycles to run lights in the daytime came...
Forum: Touring
06-25-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,106
Posted By tcs

Yes, it did. ...

Yes, it did.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/496x640/20200625_172844_1__427e8348d8df18d2d8d028d207bf9b663c7c7df6.jpg

As you said, at today's MSRPs, the Salsa Marakesh is...
06-24-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,314
Posted By tcs

...a smooth, rounded, slick exterior with no snag...

...a smooth, rounded, slick exterior with no snag points. Extended occipital lobe coverage. A strap/harness system that's comfortable even when worn as tight as you're supposed to cinch them down. A...
Forum: Touring
06-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,106
Posted By tcs

Aaaaand they've eliminated the frame's Rohloff...

Aaaaand they've eliminated the frame's Rohloff anti-rotation bolt hole.
...
06-23-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,314
Posted By tcs

...and 6D's ODS and 100%'s Smartshock and...

...and 6D's ODS and 100%'s Smartshock and Bontrager's WaveCel and Fox' Fluid Inside and Kali's LDL and Leatt's 360 and O'Neal's IPX ACells and Shred's RES and Smith's Koroyd...
Forum: Touring
06-21-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,425
Posted By tcs

It was said that the late Harlan Meyers could...

It was said that the late Harlan Meyers could spoke, true and tension a wheel in five minutes or less.

HiE, main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Hi_E.htm)
Forum: Texas
06-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By tcs

Texas Pass Hunting - yes, really!

‘Do you like mountain peaks or passes best?’

‘Passes. They lead somewhere.’ - Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright


Cycling in the Covid-19 era: no rallies, no pay rides, no races, no tours...no...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By tcs

Different jurisdictions and locales have...

Different jurisdictions and locales have different requirements for bicycles, but for international cycle tourists, there are just three requirements to operate your bike in another country: a brake,...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,952
Posted By tcs

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full...

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Rich, full overtones. Sustain into next week. Endorsed by Quasimodo. Suitable for ringing the Nine Tailors. Has a written part in Josef Strauss' Vélocipéde Polka. ...
Forum: Touring
06-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,425
Posted By tcs

Not $8 wheels from Nashbar department: SRAM...

Not $8 wheels from Nashbar department:

SRAM i3 in ISO622 rim
1936 Sturmey-Archer AW hub in ISO630 rim
Chosin Capreo hub in ISO369 rim
Shimano Alfine 11 in ISO349 rim
Sturmey Archer XRF8 in...
Forum: Texas
05-21-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By tcs

Aaaaaand the new bridge will not be finished in...

Aaaaaand the new bridge will not be finished in 2020.

IIRC there was a water taxi across the harbor mouth one summer. Discontinued due to budget? lack of users?

Apparently an intrepid cyclist...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By tcs

That's the Mississippi River crossing of...

That's the Mississippi River crossing of Adventure Cycling's TransAmerica, right?

Didn't the TransAm use the ferry @ Ste. Geneieve back in Bicentennial days? Ah, all so long ago now.



The...
Forum: Touring
05-20-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,711
Posted By tcs

The bridge has even got its own website: Big...

The bridge has even got its own website: Big River Crossing (http://www.bigrivercrossing.com/)
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,517
Posted By tcs

Google, 23 seconds. ...

Google, 23 seconds.

https://buy.ternbicycles.com/products/rear-derailleur-adapter
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By tcs

Roll back of US tariffs on Chinese folders?

Just saw ttps://www.bicycleretailer.com/industry-news/2020/01/02/ustr-grants-tariff-exclusion-most-kids-bikes#.Xg4g1xdKjYs...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-02-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 82,388
Posted By tcs

AFAIK Tern has always subcontracted their frames...

AFAIK Tern has always subcontracted their frames to a smorgasbord of welding houses.

This is not uncommon in the bicycle industry - most of the bikes in your LBS were fabricated by subcontractors,...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,112
Posted By tcs

And just to clarify, the 22x & 32x have the same...

And just to clarify, the 22x & 32x have the same operational controls as the 20 & 30, and the information in those 'two-year-old threads' is not dated to any meaningful degree.
12-31-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

Mr. Heine has gone to considerable lengths to...

Mr. Heine has gone to considerable lengths to create a French cycling mythology to promote his business, NTTAWWT.

Schwinn bicycle histories in Crown & Coleman's No Hands and Pridmore & Hurd's...
12-31-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

Okay, so we've had a claim that American bikes...

Okay, so we've had a claim that American bikes just copied French bikes which is not supported by historical evidence, and a claim that there was a historical American 'standard' configuration which...
12-31-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

Here's a couple of shots from Schwinn's 1941...

Here's a couple of shots from Schwinn's 1941 catalog.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 82,388
Posted By tcs

Uh, there are untold millions of folding bikes...

Uh, there are untold millions of folding bikes from dozens of reputable manufacturers running around the world just fine. 'Exploring a city' seems pretty minor.

https://youtu.be/YbiKj5EYXm0
12-30-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

If you can link us to some controlling American...

If you can link us to some controlling American legislation other than the CPSC's Requirements for Bicycles 16 C.F.R. Part 1512, we'd all be delighted to be enlightened. We wait.
12-30-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,672
Posted By tcs

Yeah. 'Course he gets his history wrong. The USA...

Yeah. 'Course he gets his history wrong. The USA was a coaster brake country as well,
...
Forum: Touring
12-30-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,112
Posted By tcs

The Garmin Etrex 22x & 32x (updates to the 20 &...

The Garmin Etrex 22x & 32x (updates to the 20 & 30 models) just debuted in July 2019 and are still listed as current models by Garmin. I got a 22x for Christmas @ ~$150.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 669,572
Posted By tcs

Helix has a white knight investor, right? Giant?...

Helix has a white knight investor, right? Giant? Merida? Fuji-ta? Dahon?
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By tcs

Might try asking on the Bicycle Mechanics...

Might try asking on the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum.
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