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05-18-24, 06:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,786
Posted By seypat

Those "lone" riders you see out there are not...

Those "lone" riders you see out there are not actually alone. They're riding with their 4 favorite buddies. Me, myself, I and shadow are great companions. Shadow always ditches the rainy days though.
05-17-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By sunburst

Thanks for this drawing. There were enough...

Thanks for this drawing. There were enough responses that I completely missed this. It shows my parts, and confirms that I got it right during reassembly. I'm untrained and often take a heuristic...
05-17-24, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By sunburst

It is remarkable how satisfying it is to fix...

It is remarkable how satisfying it is to fix something, especially when you get to ride it afterwards!
05-16-24, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By sunburst

I will try the loose balls first. I'm used to...

I will try the loose balls first. I'm used to that from my French bikes. Due to my generally poor visualization skills, I saw the cone pushing the bearings down into the hub, rather than against the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-11-24, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By adamsdp

[QUOTE=tcs;23237502]So you don't necessarily want...

[QUOTE=tcs;23237502]So you don't necessarily want a folding tandem, just one that easily fits in your vehicle.



I've hauled my tandem a zillion miles (1.6 zillion kilometers) slid into a...
05-08-24, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Hondo6

Pretty sure it's a Regina valve. ...

Pretty sure it's a Regina valve.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Regina_valves

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valve_stem
05-05-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 40,866
Posted By bibliobob

Jack Taylor and the American River - Sacramento

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20240505_140836_94f9cee87d8fd5acac4adf2aeee3475438579036.jpg
05-03-24, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By Salubrious

This message appeared in my inbox this morning;...

This message appeared in my inbox this morning; the Lake Pepin 3-speed Tour is two weeks off:
04-24-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

BUT, That was half the fun of riding one!

BUT, That was half the fun of riding one!
04-24-24, 02:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By Maxey

Likewise, I found the Big Wheels to dangerously...

Likewise, I found the Big Wheels to dangerously prone to skids, wipeouts and even violent crashes. But to be fair the tires are, well, um, plastic.
04-21-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By Road Fan

My apologies to the Rudge fans I forgot about! A...

My apologies to the Rudge fans I forgot about! A lot of water has gone under the bridge since 2018, in the world and in my life - Covid, Long covid, other subsequent medical matters, seeking jobs,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-16-24, 01:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By CrowSeph

New bike day

Just for share, I'm super happy regarding it.
It is a gift from a friend, she traveled a lot with this bike. The bike has a long story too, started from California and now on south Italy.
it's a...
04-10-24, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By SirMike1983

Hopefully we're finally turning the corner here...

Hopefully we're finally turning the corner here into better weather - finally getting some warmth. It seemed like we were ready to start spring, but then got hit with two inches of new snow. It has...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 1,033,259
Posted By john m flores

You're not stupid, just a bicycle newbie. Love...

You're not stupid, just a bicycle newbie. Love your enthusiasm; hope that whatever bike you choose takes you places.
Forum: Touring
04-04-24, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,476
Posted By irwin7638

Yep, that's my very own arm. Marc

Yep, that's my very own arm.

Marc
04-04-24, 06:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,287
Posted By Dan Burkhart

One option is the Sturmey Archer SD series. I...

One option is the Sturmey Archer SD series. I think I would seriously consider these if I was doing a build as the brake is entirely self contained and no caliper mounts required....
03-29-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By 3speedslow

Winer is over! Time to bring the Scorchers back...

Winer is over! Time to bring the Scorchers back out!

1973 Raleigh sport turned scorcher with a few changes. Changed to a set back seatpost for a better fit. Having a great time on it!
...
03-29-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By adventurepdx

Yep! I've mostly done three speed overnights, but...

Yep! I've mostly done three speed overnights, but in 2015 a couple of friends and I did a three speed tour in SW Wisconsin right after that year's Lake Pepin Three Speed Tour. Here's some photos...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 08:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By john m flores

That's been the way of the world for decades and...

That's been the way of the world for decades and centuries now, hasn't it? I don't know how to milk a cow, gut an animal and prepare a hide, set type, or program with punchcards. Instead, my time has...
Forum: Touring
03-27-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,188
Posted By indyfabz

AI is going to put “Penthouse Forum” writers out...

AI is going to put “Penthouse Forum” writers out on the streets. :D
03-20-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 21,150
Posted By Koyote

One of the problems with measuring inflation is...

One of the problems with measuring inflation is that some items are static over time -- a gallon of milk, or a bushel of apples. But other goods change over time, often (perhaps usually) for the...
03-18-24, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By PhilFo

I've found recently that CR18s are sometimes thin...

I've found recently that CR18s are sometimes thin on the ground depending upon drilling. 36 hole are the most prevalent recently, but how many of us have bikes with 36/36 or 36/40 holes front/rear?...
Forum: Texas
03-16-24, 09:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,632
Posted By joesch

I created this route that is from the North...

I created this route that is from the North Dallas area where the North Haven path starts at the new overpass bridge over the 75 and goes to the River Trails Park FW. Both endpoints are good for...
03-14-24, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,102
Posted By 52telecaster

I really wanted to like it but I've become...

I really wanted to like it but I've become spoiled by the hubs.
03-14-24, 02:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,102
Posted By 52telecaster

Those bb dynamos were a real step forward as I...

Those bb dynamos were a real step forward as I remember but I tried one a year or so ago and while it was useful it was a distant second to a dynamo hub.
03-12-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By Cyclespanner

Thanks for the links, tcs. The Roseta Stone...

Thanks for the links, tcs.

The Roseta Stone hadn't been found the last time I was at the British Museum.
Indeed there is a Grubb at Llandrindod Wells.
03-11-24, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
Posted By SpeedofLite

Nope, Lucille Redmann. See below. ...

Nope, Lucille Redmann. See below.
...
03-05-24, 09:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,720
Posted By ralphs

My cat did not like that video. He got startled...

My cat did not like that video. He got startled and began furtively looking around for the cat making the noise.
Forum: Texas
03-05-24, 04:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,632
Posted By doudoubleg

The Campion Trail from Trinity View Park north...

The Campion Trail from Trinity View Park north for about 1 mile is complete including a bridge over a small creek. Unfortunately, no further work is being performed to extend it north the 3 to 4...
03-05-24, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,720
Posted By veganbikes

Uillean pipes - meh...Scottish Small Pipes -...

Uillean pipes - meh...Scottish Small Pipes - :thumb:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igu61TR2d2k

Kidding of course I love all pipes they hit differently. Part Scottish so will always love it.
Forum: Texas
03-04-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 257
Posted By Brad L

Vintage Painted Churches Tour

I'm putting on another Painted Churches tour for vintage bikes on April 6th, 2024. I've opened up the "vintage" criteria to be any bike made in the 20th century, be it steel, aluminum, carbon,...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-29-24, 05:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 44,503
Posted By Winfried

Finally, someone...

Finally, someone (https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005006344432328.html) came up with a carrier block that can fit any tube without bothering with a mount base ŕ la Litepro/H&H
...
02-29-24, 05:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,002
Posted By cudak888

The Moulton has come a way since a storage unit...

The Moulton has come a way since a storage unit in Pembroke Pines.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3033_53f1695461fe530f53a26b9c4f109f77a2c172e5.jpeg...
Forum: Touring
02-28-24, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,185
Posted By campfire

Oh, bike tire sizes. They never make much sense!...

Oh, bike tire sizes. They never make much sense! :foo: :rolleyes::roflmao2:


I based my answer on a quick check of Schwalbe's catalog:

https://www.schwalbetires.com/Big-Ben-11100564

Which...
Forum: Touring
02-26-24, 04:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By Sangetsu

I live in Tokyo, and have plans for overnight...

I live in Tokyo, and have plans for overnight rides to the hot spring resorts in Izu in the spring. In the summer I want to ride in Aomori and Hokkaido, and in the fall, ride out to Niigata and the...
02-25-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,002
Posted By cudak888

I had to touchup the fender on my ‘39 Humber this...

I had to touchup the fender on my ‘39 Humber this week, and so went ahead and finally cleaned and re-shot the Moulton racks.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking:
...
Forum: Touring
02-25-24, 12:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,111
Posted By str

RidewithGPS is great! Never had any pop up....

RidewithGPS is great!

Never had any pop up. I just use the tools I need. And more important: I don't use heat maps, most people are not very ambitious when selecting roads to ride a bike.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-24, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,220
Posted By tds101

I think they allow it because it promotes the...

I think they allow it because it promotes the brand, and they're just not interested in a clothing line.
02-24-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By Repack Rider

Bike World 50 years ago, April 1974

In 1973 my friend Steve Wilde (R.I.P.) told me that a photographer wanted images of bicycle riders. We were joined by Gil de la Roza when we rode behind the photographer sitting backwards on the back...
Forum: Touring
02-24-24, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Shortly before covid I bought a 4 X 8 sheet of...

Shortly before covid I bought a 4 X 8 sheet of Coroplast at Home Despot for about $20. Getting it home was not that uneventful, but I succeeded. It was rubbing on top of my head as I drove because...
Forum: Touring
02-22-24, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By frogshawn

New bike

Super excited about my new bike. The builder just finished it and will be shipping out soon. ...
02-21-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By SirMike1983

Good find as to those gearing charts. I'm...

Good find as to those gearing charts.

I'm not sure whether it appearing later has to do with manufacturing issues or if it was a change to the way the hubs were designed. The warning appears...
02-20-24, 10:13 PM
Replies: 28,032
Views: 4,595,238
Posted By SirMike1983

The 2:1 issue comes up frequently. I have not...

The 2:1 issue comes up frequently. I have not seen it in the older Sturmey manuals, but I will admit I don't own every variation of the manuals. It does come up relatively frequently in the later...
Forum: Touring
02-19-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By gauvins

Clever way to pack a bike

This video showed up in my feed. It shows how to pack a bike for travel aboard high speed trains (TGV) but looks like a viable solution for air travel as well, (The video is in French, but is self...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-18-24, 05:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Duragrouch

I know, slightly stale thread, but not too bad. ...

I know, slightly stale thread, but not too bad.

OP: I grasp what you are saying; Same crankarm "blank", drilled and tapped at different lengths from BB center, so the "170" length has more...
02-08-24, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Portlandjim

This link mentions the Wright Bro​thers pedal...

This link mentions the Wright Bro​thers pedal thread innovation:

https://www.wright-brothers.org/Information_Desk/Just_the_Facts/Bicycles/Wright_Bicycles.htm

The relevant content here:

In...
Forum: Touring
02-08-24, 12:54 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,558
Posted By Duragrouch

Now that's a plus, my guess is to keep bike from...

Now that's a plus, my guess is to keep bike from damaging or greasifying adjacent luggage, bonus points if those are padded. I wish the airlines would have such things, it would save a ton of...
Forum: Touring
02-07-24, 05:32 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,558
Posted By mev

I last cycled from El Paso to Austin in 2018. ...

I last cycled from El Paso to Austin in 2018. Here is my journal for that trip -https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/mevtexas2018 As tcs mentions you want to pick your time of year. My 2018 trip...
02-07-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,357
Posted By Brad L

Painted Churches Tour 2.0

I'm leading another tour of the Painted Churches around Schulenburg, Texas. Last year we had a really nice time despite the cold and dampness. It actually sleeted at the allotted start time, so we...
02-06-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,177
Posted By Trakhak

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fCwAAOSwdd1lCJvb/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fCwAAOSwdd1lCJvb/s-l1600.jpg
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