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Forum: Touring
06-27-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
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: 2,041
Posted By tcs

Schweet!

Schweet!
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
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: 11
Views: 278
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: 11
Views: 278
Posted By tcs

Dahon double kickstand? ...

Dahon double kickstand?

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By tcs

You're a nice sibling! If she's going to be...

You're a nice sibling!

If she's going to be a "serious" (no, there's no accepted definition of that) rider, then lights are nice. Everybody's got an opinion, but you won't go wrong with a Cygolite...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By tcs

Pennys are front drive. The 1879 Lawson...

Pennys are front drive.

The 1879 Lawson Bicyclette, an actual rideable bicycle:
...
06-26-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By tcs

Gear cable replacement on page 82: ...

Gear cable replacement on page 82:

https://www.servicearchive.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/sram-techmanual-my10-gearhubsystems-english-reva.pdf
Forum: Touring
06-25-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

Bolt seems to be the best of the US intercity bus...

Bolt seems to be the best of the US intercity bus lines for cycletourists.
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: the average age of Amtrak cars is well...

Fun fact: the average age of Amtrak cars is well over 30 years.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/631778/average-age-amtrak-rail-car-fleet/

You'll notice how the average age in the presented...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

Amtrak 'cooks the books'. They count state...

Amtrak 'cooks the books'. They count state subsidies as 'revenue' and move maintenance and depreciation off the spreadsheet. If a private company reported accounting like Amtrak, the SEC would be all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,381
Posted By tcs

The steerer tube issue affected all tikits. Some...

The steerer tube issue affected all tikits. Some original steerer tubes broke, riders were injured, etc, you know the drill. BikeFriday sent out replacements. I think the red dot is what indicates...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,381
Posted By tcs

Only tikits manufactured before 2009 have the...

Only tikits manufactured before 2009 have the issue with the seat tube base. It involves the geometry of the 'wheel around handle'.

Early handles:
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

Copy that! ...

Copy that!

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Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

Amtrak lost ridership again/still/some more in...

Amtrak lost ridership again/still/some more in 2018. Each and every route in the system is a money loser.

Amtrak's head honcho proposed the elimination of some routes last year. The senators...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By tcs

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket...

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket sales up so you have buy the hub, shifter, cog and mounting hardware separately. Forget ever getting an individual IGH component part for repair out of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do...

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do one (if you don't want to build it yourself). Nothing tricky; straightforward job. Pick out the rim you want. Folks on ebay offer spokes of any...
06-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

And they do. ...

And they do.

https://velosurance.com/blog/how-to-not-get-your-bicycle-stolen/
Forum: Touring
06-16-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By tcs

We rode to the light rail station, took light...

We rode to the light rail station, took light rail to Amtrak, Amtrak to another city. Toured for a couple of days, then Amtrak, light rail, ride home.

We were on folding bikes and simply put them...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-16-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By tcs

Some of them look like they went on that journey...

Some of them look like they went on that journey with Audie Murphy, but occasionally one will turn up that probably hasn't been ridden 20 mi/30 km.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By tcs

If it's a rider rather than a restoration, knobs...

If it's a rider rather than a restoration, knobs of all kinds are commonly available on the 'net. Just determine the thread you need.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

He-who-must-not-be-named-on-this-forum (the North...

He-who-must-not-be-named-on-this-forum (the North American Dahon distributor) offers the replacement cog assembly on his website.
...
06-14-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,981
Posted By tcs

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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40 ~ 50 years ago, I'd have the slightly-more-than-occasional...
Forum: Touring
06-14-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,716
Posted By tcs

IIRC even Heinz Stucke and Ian Hibell had their...

IIRC even Heinz Stucke and Ian Hibell had their bikes stolen during their tours. Rare, but can happen.

The current issue of Adventure Cycling magazine has an article on bike theft while touring.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By tcs

Upgrades worthwhile? These little guys are...

Upgrades worthwhile? These little guys are heavy, but 30+ years on still one of the smallest folds available.



MKs offers many styles. The 'EZY' and 'EZY Superior' ranges are not cross...
06-14-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

Nopester. In the 4:19 run time video I linked to,...

Nopester. In the 4:19 run time video I linked to, he takes the lock in hand @ 2:07 and pulls it open @ 3:58.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By tcs

I put a Tektro R559 front brake on mine. ...

I put a Tektro R559 front brake on mine.



I put some MKS EZY pedals on mine.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

Bikefolded: 'Even some lowest hills could be a...

Bikefolded: 'Even some lowest hills could be a challenge when riding the Jifo Uno.'

Other reviewers have complained the bike is geared too low. Thus is the nature of compromise on single speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

I've been questioning Dahon's specification of...

I've been questioning Dahon's specification of non-mainstream OLD hubs on the Jiffo (since 2011 - really? Some people need to go ride their bikes more) and subsequently on the EEZZ and now K3. But if...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-13-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

Google. 83 seconds. ...

Google. 83 seconds.
...
06-13-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,260
Posted By tcs

...in addition to Continental (the OP acquired a...

...in addition to Continental (the OP acquired a pair), which still offers handmade-in-Germany models...



Schwalbe offers quite a range, including the top-tier Marathon Greenguard.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

305 is the Bead Seat Diameter. This point is...

305 is the Bead Seat Diameter. This point is internal to the rim. From an external image, how did you accurately determine where this was?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

Sheldon Brown on tire sizes: ...

Sheldon Brown on tire sizes:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

Sheldon Brown's gear calculator:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gear-calc.html
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By tcs

I bought some inexpensive single wall aluminum...

I bought some inexpensive single wall aluminum rims with the same number of spoke holes, laid them on top of the old factory wheel and just 'moved up' the old spokes & nipples from one rim to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By tcs

From Dahon, of course! ...

From Dahon, of course!

https://usa.dahon.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/1990-folders-by-dahon-users-manual.pdf
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By tcs

IIRC Dahon said they no longer have spares for...

IIRC Dahon said they no longer have spares for these 33 y.o. bikes, but you could always check with He-who-must-not-be-named-on-this-forum (ThorUSA).

That said there's a huge worldwide following...
06-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

I've been a big fan of Abus U-locks, but did run...

I've been a big fan of Abus U-locks, but did run across this disturbing picture of a claimed bike theft:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

39T chainwheel 9T rear cog ISO37x305 tires ...

39T chainwheel
9T rear cog
ISO37x305 tires

58 gear inches

Interesting, this is similar to the gearing on single speed American 'cruiser' bikes of the mid-20th Century, like the one Norma Jean...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

Both the front and rear hubs on the Jifo, EEZZ...

Both the front and rear hubs on the Jifo, EEZZ and K3 have unusually narrow OLDs. I don't know if this is actually proprietary to Dahon or if it's a minority standard in the Asia market.


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-12-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,478
Posted By tcs

Uh, no. The bolt circle diameter (BCD, typo-ed as...

Uh, no. The bolt circle diameter (BCD, typo-ed as 'DCD' on the Dahon website) of the crank/chainwheel is 130mm, a common size. The cranks are standard length (bottom bracket spindle to pedal...
06-12-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By tcs

Absolutely...but brighter than the light on the 8...

Absolutely...but brighter than the light on the 8 y.o.'s bike that she forgot to turn on, or left on and ran the battery dead.
06-12-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

Well, it's not like every other person on the...

Well, it's not like every other person on the street is carrying a high power angle grinder with a quality cutting wheel and fully charged high-capacity battery, risking jail (or worse) by creating...
06-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

The OnGuard Brute broke the cutter jaws of LPL's...

The OnGuard Brute broke the cutter jaws of LPL's hydraulic bolt cutters and in R/L has run the battery of angle grinders dead (or maybe just wore out the cutter wheel) when thieves have tried to cut...
06-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

Public service announcement to all: home garages...

Public service announcement to all: home garages and sheds are the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) location bikes get stolen.

My bike in my locked garage...
06-12-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,096
Posted By tcs

Citadel Ultra High Security. 12mm shackle. ...

Citadel Ultra High Security. 12mm shackle. Tubular lock, only locks on one side. LPL picked one in 11 seconds. Kept my bikes from being stolen on campus, outside various work locations, outside...
06-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By tcs

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't...

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't turn them off.
Forum: Texas
06-11-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By tcs

Is the old abandoned roadbed to the north still...

Is the old abandoned roadbed to the north still passible by mountain or gravel bike?
06-10-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,579
Posted By tcs

DiNotte Quad Red. Wow. Just how old...

DiNotte Quad Red.



Wow. Just how old are you? :D

https://youtu.be/Ey48j6dDNEo
06-09-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By tcs

Brooks seems to have the largest advertising...

Brooks seems to have the largest advertising budget, but there are plenty of other tensioned leather saddles on the market in 2019, with various design subtleties and features at different price...
06-09-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,405
Posted By tcs

#e-kidsbikes.

#e-kidsbikes.
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