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08-02-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By tcs

You asked: 'I wonder if the parts are...

You asked: 'I wonder if the parts are interchangeable with the Bendixes...'

I answered: 'the whole point of the Eagle effort was to make interchangeable hubs & parts available again'.

Then...
08-02-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 1,405
Posted By tcs

In before the lock! Robert Storm Petersen,...

In before the lock!

Robert Storm Petersen, 1940s, Denmark:

...
07-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By tcs

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible. Cross...

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible.

Cross chaining in 2021: no big deal.

A look at the chains side by side explains why.
07-26-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 496
Posted By tcs

Cateye Reflex Auto. 2xAAA (<--edit). ...

Cateye Reflex Auto. 2xAAA (<--edit).

https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,496
Posted By tcs

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy it. :ride: ...

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy it. :ride:

Strida: surprisingly capable.


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07-26-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,144
Posted By tcs

There's also a helmet called the Torch with...

There's also a helmet called the Torch with built-in lights.

...
07-26-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,144
Posted By tcs

Bontrager is offering a helmet model, the Circuit...

Bontrager is offering a helmet model, the Circuit MIPS, that accepts magnetic mounts for GoPro & Bontrager fore & aft lights. Trek sez these mounts are tested to pop free ('breakaway') at a...
07-26-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By tcs

Waiting for a sale or a coupon (I forget which) I...

Waiting for a sale or a coupon (I forget which) I got a HF air compressor for less than the cost of a Silca Pisa. Unlike the Silca, it's practical and efficient for my car tires, too. :thumb:
07-25-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By tcs

Sturmey started building them in 1966 (and...

Sturmey started building them in 1966 (and famously started three-speed hub production in 1903). Yes, they accept Sturmey cogs 13T thru 24T.

Sturmey S2C gears input : output - 1:1, 1:1.38[/color]
07-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,573
Posted By tcs

Hey, lots of good information and reasoned...

Hey, lots of good information and reasoned opinion in this thread. :thumb:

I'l add that your tool kit needs to match your bike (and any bike along you might have responsibility for). Mentioned...
Forum: Texas
07-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By tcs

RIP Lee Ericson

Lee Ericson, owner of Fort Worth's Bicycle, Inc. for 42 years, succumbs to brain cancer.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,416
Posted By tcs

(For those of you who are upset by this sort of...

(For those of you who are upset by this sort of thing...) Oh my gosh!!!!!!! This is a two year-old thread! UK votes back into EU! Amelia Earhart found alive and well! Magnetic poles flip!


...
07-22-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 539
Posted By tcs

Perhaps employ the BrightSide bicycle light? ...

Perhaps employ the BrightSide bicycle light?


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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 323,892
Posted By tcs

We are unworthy.

We are unworthy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,711
Posted By tcs

Owners seem to enjoy them. ...

Owners seem to enjoy them.

https://youtu.be/ILmvBxERj2A

https://youtu.be/hfM5cSUqlZs
Forum: Touring
07-18-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 895
Posted By tcs

Rita Blanca National Grassland: ...

Rita Blanca National Grassland:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1070x125/rita_blanca_nat_l_grassland_de7320000ea473ddb3c99578e5044915a43f9cc6.jpg

YMMV.
07-18-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 2,629
Posted By tcs

Disc breaks. It happens. ...

Disc breaks. It happens.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/disc_breaks_d2a42e1119fc26f45d1124787fed101aac5488f3.jpg

Next up: Oxford comma.
07-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 988
Posted By tcs

From the profile and the protruding bolt handle,...

From the profile and the protruding bolt handle, the artist probably used a modern extended tube competition semi-auto shotgun to model in the studio.

What's something vaguely similar in profile...
07-12-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,084
Posted By tcs

Persons No. 77 Deluxe. $58. Bought one. Liked...

Persons No. 77 Deluxe. $58. Bought one. Liked it, bought a second.
07-11-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 647
Posted By tcs

"We're cavemen - we're bad to the bone." - Bob...

"We're cavemen - we're bad to the bone." - Bob Roll on the 7-11 squad, start of the 1986 Tour

"Hampsten will never win a grand tour." - Greg LeMond, 1987
07-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By tcs

Today's (07-11-2021) Frazz comic

7-11:

https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2021/07/11

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill. ...

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill.

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Sort of a beauty pageant. One can...
07-11-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By tcs

'I want to keep track of how many miles all the...

'I want to keep track of how many miles all the consumable parts have.' So you'll have some sort of log book/file to note replacement mileages. Could just keep running totals there.
07-10-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 351
Posted By tcs

Vintage bike, NOS vintage 27" rim, NOS vintage...

Vintage bike, NOS vintage 27" rim, NOS vintage Dynohub™️:


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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By tcs

Just to clear this up for anyone who reads this...

Just to clear this up for anyone who reads this thread: using bar end shifters , the bar is gripped with the thumb+index finger+middle finger while the shift is actuated with the heel of the hand...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-06-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,617
Posted By tcs

Because of wheel flop, adding weight to the front...

Because of wheel flop, adding weight to the front of a bicycle has to impact handling/steering. It's physics. The weight speeds up the turning moment. Adding the weight to the fork/handlepost...
Forum: Texas
07-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By tcs

Dallas has realized they have a bike path gap...

Dallas has realized they have a bike path gap compared to Houston, Austin, San Antonio and - gasp - Ft. Worth.

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/c00b94e5-bbb3-4ea9-a078-7a1a21b87bc5

The city has...
Forum: Touring
07-05-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By tcs

Apparently when Mark Cavendish crosses the line...

Apparently when Mark Cavendish crosses the line in one of those 40+mph sprint wins and throws his hands in the air, he inadvertently whips his cranks backwards and pops the chain off.

...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By tcs

The first derailleurs had complicated mechanisms...

The first derailleurs had complicated mechanisms to keep the chainline straight - but the chains of the day wouldn't really flex out of line.
...
07-04-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By tcs

SRAM discontinued internal gear hub manufacture...

SRAM discontinued internal gear hub manufacture in 2017.

Your requirements: three speed, 'narrow' gear spacing, coaster brake, direct drive. I don't think you will find satisfaction with any...
Forum: Commuting
07-03-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,574
Posted By tcs

Might search for a Cannondale Onbike. I believe...

Might search for a Cannondale Onbike. I believe they made like 100 of these (?). It doesn't just have a single sided fork and chainstay, oh no. It has no seatstays at all,F/R disc brakes, an...
07-02-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By tcs

The faulty 3rd gear of your hub should be easy to...

The faulty 3rd gear of your hub should be easy to repair.

Anyway, you've got an SAB and you'd like to replace just the the internal mechanism with an X-RB5?

Okay, the most modern version...
07-01-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,415
Posted By tcs

Supply chain analysis: ...

Supply chain analysis:

https://www.bicycleretailer.com/opinion-analysis/2021/06/14/jay-townley-supply-chain-nightmare#.YN4HdC2cZTY
07-01-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,732
Posted By tcs

Yo también. Got one on the Alex Moulton AM7, one...

Yo también. Got one on the Alex Moulton AM7, one on the Dawes Briercliffe and one on the Curl folder. :thumb:



That's the fact, Jack - at least for my derrière. YMMV.



Beyond maybe...
06-30-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,137
Posted By tcs

With your weight and your power, the Trek planes....

With your weight and your power, the Trek planes.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/what-is-planing/
06-30-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I've cleaned and relubed a couple of i3s,...

Yeah, I've cleaned and relubed a couple of i3s, but not the coaster brake model.

Now, to start with, anytime on the forums someone mentions "lubrication" and "IGH" together, twenty posters will...
Forum: Touring
06-30-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By tcs

Yes, your disappointment and regret over your ST...

Yes, your disappointment and regret over your ST tour has been noted here many times, and your one-man campaign to prevent others from wasting their own tour opportunities is commendable. :D


...
06-30-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

I saw tubes like these back in 2015 offered by an...

I saw tubes like these back in 2015 offered by an outfit called Shanghai Tianma Vancom Rubber Products. The tubes won Eurobike and Taipei Cycle Show awards that year. Google: 'Vancom Linear'.
...
06-30-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By tcs

Start on about page 36: ...

Start on about page 36:

https://cdn.sram.com/sites/default/files/techdocs/sram-techmanual-my10-gearhubsystems-english-reva.pdf

SRAM stopped production on these hubs in February, 2017. No...
06-30-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,352
Posted By tcs

No, you don't want to use a SRAM i3 shifter for a...

No, you don't want to use a SRAM i3 shifter for a Sturmey AW-family hub:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-IG-cable-pull.html

Note: Unlike Shimano Internal Gear Hubs, aftermarket...
Forum: Touring
06-29-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,365
Posted By tcs

Note: after labor Day, some stuff starts...

Note: after labor Day, some stuff starts closing. Just something to be aware of.

The TransAm - there's quite nothing like it. The history of the country...and the history of the route itself. ...
06-27-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,927
Posted By tcs

All things being equal, lock your bike where it's...

All things being equal, lock your bike where it's in view of a security camera.



I'm skeptical that bike lock picking is much of a thing in RL. That said, my two different types of locks use...
06-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By tcs

Nice, but no Holland Mechanics. ...

Nice, but no Holland Mechanics.

https://youtu.be/7yF_S1L0X68
06-23-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By tcs

Your claim is that there are no frame/forks that...

Your claim is that there are no frame/forks that fit 700c that would accept 27s?
06-23-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By tcs

27s (ETRTO/ISO 630mm) are available in just a...

27s (ETRTO/ISO 630mm) are available in just a narrow range of sizes - 1 1/8, 1 1/4, 1 3/8. However, from the manufacturer/supplier tire width is the most misstated dimension in cycling. Mounted and...
06-23-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 519
Posted By tcs

Among those few choices are 'handmade-in-Germany'...

Among those few choices are 'handmade-in-Germany' Continentals, a category leading Marathon Greenguard from Schwalbe, and some top flight Panaracer Paselas out of Japan. Knobbies for cyclocross and...
06-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By tcs

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not...

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not cross-compatible - but not three-speed hub sprockets. Shimano and SRAM [Sachs (Fichtel&Sachs)] and Sturmey-Archer (since 1903!) sprockets all fit. Given...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By tcs

"This is an imperfect world of joy and sorrow...

"This is an imperfect world of joy and sorrow mingled. There may be a better land where bicycle saddles are made out of rainbow, stuffed with cloud; in this world the simplest thing is to get used to...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By tcs

Very gently, in a 'buy you a coffee' kind of way,...

Very gently, in a 'buy you a coffee' kind of way, this is a fool's errand.

That said, you can keep an eye out of Ebay for a discontinued Shimano Nexave Di2 FH-C810 low power magneto hub.

...
06-17-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By tcs

Sturmey-Archer X-FD: ...

Sturmey-Archer X-FD:
https://www.sturmey-archer.com/en/products/detail/x-fd
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