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07-31-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By tcs

The consensus on several web pages is that this...

The consensus on several web pages is that this is meant for ebike use, despite the first OEM application being non-ebike:
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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

Dahon has offered some 'minimally folding' bikes...

Dahon has offered some 'minimally folding' bikes over the years, because not everybody in the world needs or wants the smallest fold possible. These are mostly 'thin' folders for stowing in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

What are the style point scores for the two...

What are the style point scores for the two bikes? :lol:

Will the Classic fly 'airline legal'? Yep! And in a standard rectangular suitcase, too.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-31-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 448
Posted By tcs

Just 4~5 years ago in my local market, you could...

Just 4~5 years ago in my local market, you could pick up a SS for under $150USD and a garden variety Classic III for under $100 easy. Like all things cycling since COVID, prices have shot up.
...
07-29-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By tcs

[/color] What does Sturmey-Archer use? NLGI...

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What does Sturmey-Archer use? NLGI #00 semi-fluid grease.
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07-29-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,447
Posted By tcs

If you want a Brooks, get a Brooks! If...

If you want a Brooks, get a Brooks!


If you want a tensioned leather saddle...
Berthoud - France
Brooks - UK
Gyes (often marketed under the stencil brands BLB, Cardiff, Dia Compe, Fenix,...
07-29-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By tcs

Not sure what the target market is for this. ...

Not sure what the target market is for this. Ebike? You don't need 554% gearing for a legal ebike, since they're speed limited (20mph USA, 25kph EU). Shift under high torque, no maintenance? ...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,142
Posted By tcs

Interesting. I can't imagine changing in and out...

Interesting. I can't imagine changing in and out of 'civies' to spend 45 minutes mid-day in a little town's local history museum or just to grab a meal at a crossroad cafe. Do you forgo...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,358
Posted By tcs

The way it was explained to me, oh, a half...

The way it was explained to me, oh, a half century ago or so: the higher the weight, the slower the oscillation.
...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,142
Posted By tcs

But you do enjoy the backpacking. What would you...

But you do enjoy the backpacking. What would you say accounts for the difference?



Universal advice, perhaps? I read journals of cycletouring the Southern Tier where folks run out of water -...
Forum: Touring
07-28-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,142
Posted By tcs

Anything here I can learn from? I dunno - old...

Anything here I can learn from? I dunno - old dog, new tricks. :D

Interesting the near-universal use of frame bags, the return of an idea from cycling's earliest days.
...
Forum: Touring
07-27-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,142
Posted By tcs

Going light

Ultralight and/or credit card cycletourists might glean useful something from taking a gander at these 50 set-ups of riders in the TCR, the Transcontinental Race, which is an annual self-supported,...
07-27-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,424
Posted By tcs

At the Henry Ford they drove us around in a Model...

At the Henry Ford they drove us around in a Model T.

At the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg they did not drive us around in a dual-cowl phaeton.

Hmph.
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07-27-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,774
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By tcs

When I suggested the Zee on another thread, I was...

When I suggested the Zee on another thread, I was assured it had been discontinued.
07-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By tcs

We were there in August. The locals kept telling...

We were there in August. The locals kept telling us "Oh, come in September when the Aspens are turning!" :thumb:
Forum: Touring
07-25-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 864
Posted By tcs

Back when I was younger and rode tandem a lot, I...

Back when I was younger and rode tandem a lot, I learned to swing my leg over the handlebars. This avoided kicking my wife in the teeth swinging my leg over the back, which was recommended to be...
07-24-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Aaaaaand we have our Lanterne Rouge 2022! It...

Aaaaaand we have our Lanterne Rouge 2022! It would have been easy for him to quit after that nasty Stage 13 crash with the Pyrenees Moutain stages still to come, but he didn't. He outlasted 41 other...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-24-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By tcs

My local REI had a Brompton on the retail floor. ...

My local REI had a Brompton on the retail floor.

I went over to the tire rack. Yep, they did not inventory 16" tires or tubes.

Fail.
07-23-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8,207
Views: 2,636,213
Posted By tcs

Ah, July 23rd, 2022. I bought my Stumpjumper 40...

Ah, July 23rd, 2022. I bought my Stumpjumper 40 years ago today.
...
07-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Ewan set the fourth slowest time on the TT out of...

Ewan set the fourth slowest time on the TT out of the remaining 138 riders. Sandbagging? After 20 stages, he has an almost five-minute trail on Torres-Barcelo.

Now, time for a...

F L A S H B...
07-23-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Ewan set the slowest time over the TT course of...

Ewan set the slowest time over the TT course of our Lanterne rouge contenders.
...
Forum: Texas
07-22-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,716
Posted By tcs

Well, Lake Benbrook to Allen - quite a distance...

Well, Lake Benbrook to Allen - quite a distance on either side of D/Ts. It's cool that the trails & cycle lanes will take a rider that far. :) It'll be cooler when it's connected & done. :thumb:
07-22-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

The riders leave the start house for the TT in...

The riders leave the start house for the TT in reverse order, so Ewan will go off first, followed a minute later by Torres-Barcelo.

They'll be using the special time trial bikes. Ewan will be...
07-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Lanterne Rouge Ewan, a sprint specialist, DID go...

Lanterne Rouge Ewan, a sprint specialist, DID go for the stage 19 win and finished a credible 10th on the flat stage. With another withdrawal, he's moved up to 139th (still last) place.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

I've owned and ridden and folded a Dahon Curl for...

I've owned and ridden and folded a Dahon Curl for five years. If anyone wants to know facts, just start a thread and ask questions. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-22-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

Nope.

Nope.
07-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By tcs

The world can always use another IGH

The 3X3 Nine displayed @ BikeEU, courtesy of Bike Rumor:

https://bikerumor.com/3x3-nine-no-maintenance-internal-gear-hub/
07-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By tcs

David Gordon Wilson designed the Avatar 2000...

David Gordon Wilson designed the Avatar 2000 pretty much by copying the 1936 Grubb Kingston.
...
Forum: Texas
07-22-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,716
Posted By tcs

It's a "signature" bridge Dallas was able to get...

It's a "signature" bridge Dallas was able to get some federal money to build, like the $122,000,000 Margaret McDermott bike bridge (THAT DOESN'T CONNECT TO ANY CYCLING INFRASTRUCTURE ON EITHER END)...
07-21-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

With just ten seven and a half minutes until the...

With just ten seven and a half minutes until the cut-off, over half the riders are still on course!

Edit: ...and race radio reports all riders made it in before the cut-off. Phew!

No change on...
07-21-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Oh my. With the Beyond Category, Category 1 and...

Oh my. With the Beyond Category, Category 1 and Beyond Category climbs still to come, Berg and Boivin have lost contact with the peloton. With Ewan continuing to improve after his crash, could...
07-21-22, 06:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Three more withdrawals to start the 18th stage. ...

Three more withdrawals to start the 18th stage. The Lanterne is now in 140th position, having outlasted 36 other riders!
07-21-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Drama yesterday on Stage 17 as Fabio Jakobsen...

Drama yesterday on Stage 17 as Fabio Jakobsen made the time cut by 15 seconds! Fully half the field was within 10 minutes of the time cut - tough day! Our Red Lanterne Ewan finished in relatively...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

But the Brompton frame would no longer be...

But the Brompton frame would no longer be locked-folded, and the seatpost would become a loose part as there's nowhere to stow it removed.
07-21-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By tcs

SJS Cycles has the 17" rim in stock. This is the...

SJS Cycles has the 17" rim in stock. This is the factory rim that fits the tyre so nicely.

Yes, they're in the UK and you specified "US source". Hmm. Might try Portapedal.
Forum: Touring
07-20-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By tcs

Looks good! ...

Looks good!

https://www.komoot.com/collection/935228/riding-the-german-limes-cycle-path-from-the-rhine-to-the-danube
07-20-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By tcs

Does anyone ever worry about not being able to...

Does anyone ever worry about not being able to buy tubulars anymore?
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

No, I quoted you three years AFTER the fact - the...

No, I quoted you three years AFTER the fact - the Curl's been out for five years.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-20-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,156
Posted By tcs

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07-20-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 753
Posted By tcs

I get what you're saying, but the folks with...

I get what you're saying, but the folks with top-quality 26" wheel bikes will fit new tires and will expect quality. The remaining excellent 26" tires will sell well enough to remain available.
...
07-19-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,105
Posted By tcs

It's not the bike, it's the provenance.

It's not the bike, it's the provenance.
07-19-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,332
Posted By tcs

Stiff laterally + smooth ride? Alex Moulton.

Stiff laterally + smooth ride?

Alex Moulton.
07-19-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,332
Posted By tcs

Back in, oh, 1980 or 1981, Bicycling road tested...

Back in, oh, 1980 or 1981, Bicycling road tested an ALAN aluminum bike. They commented it seemed to go all on its own.

Jan Heine would later dub this phenomenon 'planing'.

Cycling Plus...
07-19-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,131
Posted By tcs

Tough day on Tour! Another five riders did...

Tough day on Tour!

Another five riders did not make the start line. Marc Soler of UAE contracted a "stomach bug" (that's the medical term used by the Tour doctor) but rode the hot 179km - mostly...
07-19-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,332
Posted By tcs

One word for you: Kirk Terraplane.

One word for you: Kirk Terraplane.
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