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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-12-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
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!

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 807
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: 682
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
07-11-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By tcs

Why, a fellar could buy a top of the line...

Why, a fellar could buy a top of the line Stringbike for that kind of money.
07-11-19, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 753
Posted By tcs

Wellllllll, maybe in 1839, or maybe not, the...

Wellllllll, maybe in 1839, or maybe not, the claim based on the personal recollections of a relative some fifty-odd years later, submitted without proof or artifacts. Good story, though.

An actual...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-10-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
Posted By tcs

Buys bike off the Internet. Complains...

Buys bike off the Internet.



Complains there aren't post-sale support dealers.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By tcs

Aaaaaand on the forum back in April. Anyway, ten...

Aaaaaand on the forum back in April. Anyway, ten days left on the current round on Kicker.

https://www.bikeforums.net/folding-bikes/1171087-kickstarter-folding-bike.html

Maybe he should have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 695
Posted By tcs

So what ever happened to the Vladimir Suzko folder

Oh. It's on Kickstarter as the SU 18.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/276564386/su18-the-ultimate-folding-bicycle

Fold looks pretty good. Don't understand the pledge amounts.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-09-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,842
Posted By tcs

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They've been in continuous production for longer...
Forum: Touring
07-08-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By tcs

The sun never sets on Brompton tourists. ...

The sun never sets on Brompton tourists.

There are several Facebook groups dedicated to that exact subject, plus countless YouTube videos and Blogs and even a company web page:
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07-08-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By tcs

Daughter's memory

My daughter told me her earliest memory is the summer she was three-years-old, listening to Phil Ligget call the ToF.

I told her, "Sure, 1989, Lemond by 8 seconds. One of the great Tours!"
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By tcs

Picked up a wiggle on a ride. Immediately quit...

Picked up a wiggle on a ride. Immediately quit peddling, looked down for a quick cursory inspection and saw the concrete street had a squiggle brush finish.
07-08-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,223
Views: 395,606
Posted By tcs

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07-07-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

I've seen images and videos of the Hovenring with...

I've seen images and videos of the Hovenring with cyclists turning both left and right and circulating both clockwise and counterclockwise. Perhaps due to slow speeds and light usage, this works...
07-06-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

Good bike lane? How about the whole street! ...

Good bike lane? How about the whole street!

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07-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

At least the truck has a lift gate: ...

At least the truck has a lift gate:

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07-06-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

Macon Georgia: ...

Macon Georgia:

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07-06-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

Recumbents only: ...

Recumbents only:

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07-06-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

A bike overpass has to gain enough elevation to...

A bike overpass has to gain enough elevation to clear motor vehicle traffic (large trucks); a bike underpass only has to lose enough elevation to clear a tall person seated on a bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,971
Posted By tcs

Curl. Word.

Curl. Word.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By tcs

Still looking for a picture on this thread of an...

Still looking for a picture on this thread of an Andrew Ritchie pattern folder (aka Brompton knockoff) with 20" wheels (other than the USA-built Burke).
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By tcs

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles,...

How about Eisenhower SP to Bonham SP, 43 miles, to Cooper Lake SP, 41 miles, to Bob Sandlin SP 53 miles, to Dangerfield SP, 31 miles, to Atlanta SP, 41 miles?
...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By tcs

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you...

I know everything is bigger in Texas, but you might be overstating the distance between campsites. In the lovely Brazos River Valley I make it:

Cleburne AmTrak Station to Dinosaur Valley SP -...
Forum: Touring
07-06-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,506
Posted By tcs

I doubt if dropping from 25# down to, oh, say...

I doubt if dropping from 25# down to, oh, say 17~18# in bike weight is going to fix your knee. I'd suggest a professional bike fitting including cleat & pedal fine tuning.

If you're down to...
07-05-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 139,900
Posted By tcs

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a...

Jean-Paul Sartre, Paris 1940. The bicycle is a Le Petit Bi.

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07-05-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 139,900
Posted By tcs

President Clinton riding - in the White House! ...

President Clinton riding - in the White House! (still from "Final Days" video)
...
Forum: Touring
07-05-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,980
Posted By tcs

I bought a Stumpjumper in 1982. I thought, ‘This...

I bought a Stumpjumper in 1982. I thought, ‘This is great! A machine for touring unpaved country roads.’ As my riding buddies bought mountain bikes over the next several years I tried to recruit them...
07-05-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By tcs

I've been reading their test reports for 50+...

I've been reading their test reports for 50+ years, so obviously I think there's some value there. IMO 'always' goes too far:
...
Forum: Texas
07-04-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By tcs

'Bout how many miles/ride? Area of interest:...

'Bout how many miles/ride? Area of interest: Great Trinity Forest, Oak Cliff (+streetcar), D/T, Fair Park, Uptown (+McKinney Ave trolley), Design/Medical district, Park Cities, Richardson, Plano,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,486
Posted By tcs

Pro One in 28mm wide, G-One Speed in 40mm wide. ...

Pro One in 28mm wide, G-One Speed in 40mm wide.

https://www.schwalbetires.com/

Velocity offers their A23 'tubeless ready' rim in 406.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-04-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By tcs

Aaaand on that link, I'm seeing pictures of a 16"...

Aaaand on that link, I'm seeing pictures of a 16" Andrew Ritchie style folder. Pictures of the 20"?
07-04-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 682
Posted By tcs

Fichtel&Sachs began manufacturing internal gear...

Fichtel&Sachs began manufacturing internal gear hubs in 1904. They built triggered two-speeds ('Zweigang') for 50+ years.

All About Hubs (http://www.all-about-hubs.com/en)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-03-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,544
Posted By tcs

Your screenshot image is postage stamp-sized on...

Your screenshot image is postage stamp-sized on my monitor and goes to a blurry blob when zoomed.

The Burke 20 titanium folding bike follows the Andrew Ritche pattern and has been around for a...
07-03-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,661
Posted By tcs

Some years back CU broke the buckle on a...

Some years back CU broke the buckle on a Cannondale helmet. IIRC no other testing organization was able to duplicate this failure.
07-02-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,002
Posted By tcs

Okay. Your info contradicts what it says on the...

Okay. Your info contradicts what it says on the ebikeschool.com website.

"The most common type of pedal assist system comprises a ring of magnets mounted on the pedal crank and a sensor fixed to...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,884
Posted By tcs

Beautiful! ...and 5.2kg!!! W00T! :ride: ...

Beautiful! ...and 5.2kg!!! W00T! :ride:

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FWIW, all of our dealers seem to be MIA recently.

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Off topic: As my father went blind I moved him up to larger and larger...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-30-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,987
Posted By tcs

I've seen numerous posts around the 'net of folks...

I've seen numerous posts around the 'net of folks carrying-on their folded bikes. The Brompton Mafia is famous for this.

https://bromptonmafia.com/

Brompton dealer Clever Cycles even claimed...
06-30-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 22,002
Posted By tcs

Experienced ebikers: On a pedelec with...

Experienced ebikers:

On a pedelec with cadence sensing assist actuation, can you kick in the electric motor assist by turning the cranks backward?

Hmm. (googling, googling) The answer seems...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,193
Posted By tcs

Hot, circa 1900: ...

Hot, circa 1900:

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Hot, circa 2019:
...
Forum: Touring
06-28-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,673
Posted By tcs

Well, here's a happy thought: between vulnerable...

Well, here's a happy thought: between vulnerable and endangered species and colony collapse disorder, bees should be less of a problem for cycletourists in the future.
06-27-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,411
Posted By tcs

It is flat there - very flat for up country, but...

It is flat there - very flat for up country, but I wouldn't be at all surprised by a flatter route somewhere along the Gulf Coast.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By tcs

For a modern folding (and transforming dwarf)...

For a modern folding (and transforming dwarf) penny, check out the MC2.

https://www.mc2bike.com/index.html
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,963
Posted By tcs

Or, you know, just Google it. ...

Or, you know, just Google it.

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06-27-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,411
Posted By tcs

You know it's flat when you ride among playas. ...

You know it's flat when you ride among playas.

There's a 40-mile loop just west of Perryton that flirts with 5.3'/mile.
...
06-27-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,599
Posted By tcs

On four separate occasions, I've walked over and...

On four separate occasions, I've walked over and shown both the LBS employee and the (other) customer how to fold a Dahon bike.

In other news, Dahon USA is moving to more of a direct-to-consumer...
Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,967
Posted By tcs

I had my helmet stolen once. Yep. Not my bike,...

I had my helmet stolen once. Yep. Not my bike, or any of my camping gear, or my camera. Nope. Somebody took my helmet. :foo:
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,375
Posted By tcs

Schweet!

Schweet!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By tcs

Luggage truss, Klickfix mount and Vario front...

Luggage truss, Klickfix mount and Vario front rack?

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By tcs

Speed Uno? Speed Duo! Sturmey-Archer | S2C...

Speed Uno? Speed Duo!

Sturmey-Archer | S2C Gold (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/s2c-gold)
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,542
Posted By tcs

Dahon double kickstand? ...

Dahon double kickstand?

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