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07-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 418
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: 24
Views: 545
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: 6,498
Posted By tcs

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

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy it. :ride:

Strida: surprisingly capable.


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07-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,577
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: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 324,017
Posted By tcs

We are unworthy.

We are unworthy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,729
Posted By tcs

Owners seem to enjoy them. ...

Owners seem to enjoy them.

https://youtu.be/ILmvBxERj2A

https://youtu.be/hfM5cSUqlZs
07-18-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 2,862
Posted By tcs

Disc breaks. It happens. ...

Disc breaks. It happens.


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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...
07-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 164
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: 428
Posted By tcs

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill. ...

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill.

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Sort of a beauty pageant. One can...
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.
...
07-01-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,737
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...
06-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
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...
06-12-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By tcs

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off,...

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off, 3inOne reinvented itself as 'Multi-Purpose Oil': just look at all the ways you can use it!

...
06-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,771
Posted By tcs

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's...

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's like a three-in-one product! Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?

Oh. Right.

One of the oldest cycling products you can buy, 3inOne oil...
06-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By tcs

An argument can be made that Trek has spent the...

An argument can be made that Trek has spent the last decade doing exactly that.
06-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By tcs

Good, because it started happening several years...

Good, because it started happening several years ago. A couple of chains & lots of independents these days. Prep & set-up of internet purchased bikes is a steady business for them.

...
06-11-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,920
Posted By tcs

You make an appointment with an app on your...

You make an appointment with an app on your phone. A bike mechanic comes in a van.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2howud
Forum: Texas
06-09-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,654
Posted By tcs

Well, there's the #65 Padre Island bus (with bike...

Well, there's the #65 Padre Island bus (with bike rack). Doesn't run very often, though.

Fun fact: back when the Kennedy Causeway was a toll bridge, bicyclists paid a toll of 10¢.
06-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 339
Posted By tcs

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell,...

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell, but is the same inside. Complete internal mechanisms are available, and that might be less expensive than trouble shoot, individual replacement parts...
06-06-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

The ne plus ultra cycling president, Woodrow...

The ne plus ultra cycling president, Woodrow Wilson was a member of the CTC and went on several long cycletours (before he became president).
...
06-06-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

VP Nixon & family enjoying the cherry blossoms...

VP Nixon & family enjoying the cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial:
...
06-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

The Gipper rode a tandem. ...

The Gipper rode a tandem.

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06-06-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

Bush the Elder rode a Flying Pigeon. ...

Bush the Elder rode a Flying Pigeon.
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06-06-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,859
Posted By tcs

President Biden rides a bike

6/5/21 Looks like he's enjoying himself.


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06-05-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By tcs

Gravel bikes --> 8". You read it here first on...

Gravel bikes --> 8". You read it here first on BikeForums!


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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By tcs

Careful! :) I see the occasional Boardwalk on...

Careful! :) I see the occasional Boardwalk on the 'net that's optimized for touring, gran fondos or 'go fast'. Front derailleurs with dual and triple chainwheels, drop bars, cow horn bars, Brooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By tcs

Dahon Boardwalk owner's tour Malaysia: ...

Dahon Boardwalk owner's tour Malaysia:

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By tcs

Dahon Boardwalk owner's rally: ...

Dahon Boardwalk owner's rally:


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Fun fact: The...
06-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By tcs

May = bike month and 'ride your bike to work day'...

May = bike month and 'ride your bike to work day' = third Friday in May are probably bigger deals here in Parts Unknown. Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating Bike Travel Weekend this weekend...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By tcs

Okay, I found this. But, and it's a big...

Okay, I found this.

But, and it's a big but, there are pop-up ads galore, including some for Anna, a lovely young woman who - not to be prudish but just trying to maintain internet standards -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,113
Posted By tcs

The key word being 'recommend'. Seong Woo Kim...

The key word being 'recommend'. Seong Woo Kim rode his Stride across Alaska and Canada. Régis Fender rode his across the Sahara and on a long cycle tour north of the Arctic Circle. There are other...
05-27-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,735
Posted By tcs

Consumers...

Consumers...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 739
Posted By tcs

You want to piece together a trip across the US. ...

You want to piece together a trip across the US. I understand

but

consider taking Amtrak to Minot, ND, heading south to Washburn, ND and picking up Adventure Cycling's Lewis&Clark Trail back...
05-25-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,133
Posted By tcs

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By tcs

Taking a pull on his 107th birthday: ...

Taking a pull on his 107th birthday:


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05-24-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 692
Posted By tcs

The saddle has been the number 1 changed/upgraded...

The saddle has been the number 1 changed/upgraded part of a bicycle for over 130 years.

From Three Men on the Bummel by Jerome K. Jerome, first published in 1900:

“Then there are saddles,” I...
05-24-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,192
Posted By tcs

Simple inside...compared to a Shimano 8. ...

Simple inside...compared to a Shimano 8.



Give a cyclist an IGH and they'll wonder what else they can lubricate it with! :rolleyes:

Use what you will, but since 1984 the Sturmey-Archer...
05-24-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,192
Posted By tcs

As documented up-thread, back in 2009 I built up...

As documented up-thread, back in 2009 I built up a Sturmey-Archer XRK8(W)* into a bike with 26 x 1 3/8 (ISO590) wheels, using Sturmey's then-available FCS-80, 30T crankset** and the 25T cog. Yeah,...
05-23-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,573
Posted By tcs

My city legally allows only Class 1 e-bikes on...

My city legally allows only Class 1 e-bikes on paths & trails.

Perhaps a majority of the 'e-bikes' I see on the local paths & trails are actually illegal electric mopeds. Nobody cares and nobody...
05-18-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,982
Posted By tcs

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05-15-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 255,377
Posted By tcs

Crossbow. ...

Crossbow.


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05-11-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,367
Posted By tcs

It's the fashion in modern times to drag entry...

It's the fashion in modern times to drag entry level road bikes, but compared to the 'ten speed' bikes we rode 50 years ago, a 2021 Specialized Allez is a veritable Starship.
05-10-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 666
Posted By tcs

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Fixed that for you. Original, purchased new 7/23/1982....
05-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 631
Posted By tcs

Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden...

Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden variety bike fitted with a Fitchel&Sachs T3. The machine needed a bit repair over the decades, but on the whole was impressively stalwart.

Towards...
05-01-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,321
Posted By tcs

Olympic rings. Schwinn provided Paramounts to the...

Olympic rings. Schwinn provided Paramounts to the US Olympic team back to 1948. The Olympic rings date to 1913.

...
04-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By tcs

Persons Apollo. $58

Persons Apollo. $58
04-28-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 4,674
Posted By tcs

I still have a Skid-Lid brochure. The verbiage...

I still have a Skid-Lid brochure. The verbiage indicates it's the alpha and omega of helmets, with advanced design based on military flight helmets and features other helmet manufacturers haven't...
04-27-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,352
Posted By tcs

Oldest extant bicycle, Gavin Dalzell's velocipede...

Oldest extant bicycle, Gavin Dalzell's velocipede of 1845, on display @ Museum of Transport, Glasgow, Scotland:
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