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Forum: Folding Bikes
01-16-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 699
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: 313
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: 344
Views: 66,605
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: 4,460
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: 1,336
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: 1,336
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: 1,336
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: 344
Views: 66,605
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: 1,336
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: 1,336
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: 4,460
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: 2,348
Views: 601,725
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: 258
Posted By tcs

Might try asking on the Bicycle Mechanics...

Might try asking on the Bicycle Mechanics sub-forum.
12-30-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By tcs

A very valid choice. As mentioned, the USA's...

A very valid choice.

As mentioned, the USA's CPSC regulates bicycles as toys, and they had to consider the safest standardization for untrained/self-taught children.

Of course in the real...
12-30-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By tcs

BTW, we get our miles (kilometers) in, do...

BTW, we get our miles (kilometers) in, do intervals and climb & decend. IMO it's also a good idea to go down occasionally to an empty parking lot (car park) and practice braking from various speeds....
12-30-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,707
Posted By tcs

An Alex Moulton NS comes to mind. Your stretch...

An Alex Moulton NS comes to mind. Your stretch budget might cover a Speed, but a Double Pylon is well out of your price range. There's a waiting list, so maybe for the spring 2021 riding season.
...
Forum: Touring
12-29-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,460
Posted By tcs

Similar inquiry on the Adventure Cycling list...

Similar inquiry on the Adventure Cycling list honed in on the Garmin Etrex 22x/33x.

https://forums.adventurecycling.org/index.php?topic=15026.0

Same answer from Andre:
...
12-29-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By tcs

So, yeah, I found this Varsity in the alley the...

So, yeah, I found this Varsity in the alley the evening before large item trash day. It came home with me.

The big box of old parts came out from under the workbench.

One thing led to another....
12-28-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By tcs

Reductio ad absurdum: ...

Reductio ad absurdum:

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Off to the 3D printer to...
12-28-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By tcs

Ed Kearney, call your office!

Ed Kearney, call your office!
12-28-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By tcs

The idea was that as the cyclist has just one...

The idea was that as the cyclist has just one hand on the bars as they signal a turn or stop,
...
12-28-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,336
Posted By tcs

In the United States, bicycles are regulated as...

In the United States, bicycles are regulated as toys by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (rather than as vehicles by the Department of Transportation).

Requirements for bicycles being sold,...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

Never ridden it, but I dunno, seems nice enough...

Never ridden it, but I dunno, seems nice enough to me:

https://youtu.be/tiN0Hy0mUA8

There's an amazing world of journeys just waiting out there, but it's hard to think of another first tour...
Forum: Touring
12-26-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

I'd forgo a rack and skip the fit issues of frame...

I'd forgo a rack and skip the fit issues of frame bags. I'd go with a saddlebag. This is just your first of many tours so I'd get a larger one and cinch it up when only partially filled with this...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By tcs

Might be able to carry this little bike on; might...

Might be able to carry this little bike on; might be able to gate check it. Useful general advice for flying with small folding bicycles:
...
12-22-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 823
Posted By tcs

Take A Look (clipped to helmet): ...

Take A Look (clipped to helmet):

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12-18-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
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 ride your bike into another country: a brake,...
12-17-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

Here's a link to my first novel: ...

Here's a link to my first novel:
https://www.wattpad.com/story/23490267-a-chance-meeting-in-glasgow

and here's a link to my 6th novel:...
12-16-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

Here's the link to my old stuff on Sheldon's...

Here's the link to my old stuff on Sheldon's site:

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

I wrote those funny little sketches and short stories for the amusement and entertainment of my...
12-16-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

BTW, guys, I wrote for public presentations for...

BTW, guys, I wrote for public presentations for 20 years. I've written for cycling magazines. I've written seven full-length novels. You'll find some writing I did years ago on Sheldon Brown's web...
12-16-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

I got $1000 that says I wrote every word in that...

I got $1000 that says I wrote every word in that post myself. How about it, shelbyfv and Cougrrcj, wanna put your money where your mouth is?

What led you to your conclusions without ascertaining...
12-16-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,234
Posted By tcs

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Sustain into next...

Lion. Word. Alpha and omega. Sustain into next week. Endorsed by Quasimodo. Suitable for ringing the Nine Tailors. Has a written part in Josef Strauss' Vélocipéde Polka.
...
12-16-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

As did Thomas Stevens, back in 1884! In...

As did Thomas Stevens, back in 1884!

In 1946, Norma Jean Belloff used what we might call today North Road bars for her double transcontinental, although Schwinn seems to have referred to them...
Forum: Touring
12-16-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

Yep, multiple hand and body positions +1. Still,...

Yep, multiple hand and body positions +1. Still, like Brother Dave said, everybody's got their own kick goin', and I suppose folks like what they like.

The Soma Condor 2 handlebar looks like an...
12-16-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,470
Posted By tcs

An American cycle tours in Europe, 16 December 1944

On December 16th, 1944, American doctor Major Clifford Graves went on a short cycle tour in Eastern Belgium.


Dr. Graves was a combat surgeon supporting the 106th Division and enjoying a quiet...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By tcs

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

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Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

I'd think the Specialized Sirrus Expert Carbon...

I'd think the Specialized Sirrus Expert Carbon disc would be a contender, with its little front suspension built into the steerer tube - but Specialized is mum about how wide a tire the frame&fork...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,626
Posted By tcs

Hmm. Flat bar road, comfortable, fits wide...

Hmm. Flat bar road, comfortable, fits wide tires, load-carrying not a priority.

The Motobecane Cafe Century TEAM disc (carbon) and Motobecane Cafe Century PRO Ti Disc (titanium) come to mind.
12-14-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,980
Posted By tcs

Hey, I got no dog in the fight - or the manger -...

Hey, I got no dog in the fight - or the manger - just thought I'd pass this opinion from the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute along for anyone who's open to an opinion other than their own:

'The...
12-13-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,392
Posted By tcs

Alex Moulton Bikes have made small numbers of...

Alex Moulton Bikes have made small numbers of stainless models for a couple of decades. But the 'production' bike that comes to mind is the humble little DaHon Classic Stainless folding bike of the...
12-12-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,992
Posted By tcs

I've got a Bicycling magazine here from May 1984...

I've got a Bicycling magazine here from May 1984 with a Frank Berto measured performance test of 39 rear 'touring' derailleurs in it. I think a 2019 Tourney would probably win that test and be...
12-06-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,018
Posted By tcs

Crypto-Dynamic, early 1880s.

Crypto-Dynamic, early 1880s.
Forum: Commuting
12-06-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,611
Posted By tcs

An approach recommended by Fred DeLong in...

An approach recommended by Fred DeLong in Bicycling! back in the 1960s. :giver:
12-05-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,264
Posted By tcs

So you disagree with the findings of the MEA...

So you disagree with the findings of the MEA peer-reviewed study?
12-04-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 551,205
Posted By tcs

Curls. ...

Curls.

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12-04-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 16,911
Posted By tcs

An advantage purpose-built (upright, 'diamond'...

An advantage purpose-built (upright, 'diamond' frame) trikes have over conversions is that, with no worry about grounding a pedal in a turn, the bottom bracket and therefore the entire frame and...
12-04-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,264
Posted By tcs

My Bell Biker just turned 40. I dug it out and...

My Bell Biker just turned 40. I dug it out and wore it on a tweed ride (admittedly the first time it's been out of the closet in years).

Note: Modern helmets are far lighter, have better...
12-04-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,264
Posted By tcs

Ever wonder why the styrofoam that lasts...

Ever wonder why the styrofoam that lasts thousands of years in the landfill (or wetlands) breaks down in a few years in a bike helmet?

Helmet age testing:
https://helmets.org/helmetlineraging.htm
12-04-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,264
Posted By tcs

I had a fella at the LBS tell me the helmet age...

I had a fella at the LBS tell me the helmet age 'rule'. I pointed out that the helmet I was holding had been manufactured eight months prior and requested a prorated price. He further explained...
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