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06-27-22, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tcs

I've added more and/or thicker nuts and sub in...

I've added more and/or thicker nuts and sub in thinner ones to match a Sturmey's OLD to a bike's. But I've never done anything quite like this.

The thinnest Sturmey-Archer 13/32 x 26tpi axle nut...
06-27-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,706
Posted By tcs

"Steer into the lean." This would have been in...

"Steer into the lean." This would have been in the early summer of 1962, as the training wheels came off.
06-27-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By tcs

That's why you run security chain through them. ...

That's why you run security chain through them.

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06-26-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By tcs

So many variables. Angle grinder power, battery...

So many variables. Angle grinder power, battery capacity, condition & quality of cutting wheel...

Looks like this miscreant's cutting apparatus pooped out before he got through the second leg:
...
06-26-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 250
Posted By tcs

Don't use a lock as a talisman. Use thoughtful...

Don't use a lock as a talisman. Use thoughtful technique.

To increase resistance to jack attack, fill up the room inside the 'U'. Let 'em jack this guy's bike
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-26-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By tcs

I hesitate to make a recommendation because I...

I hesitate to make a recommendation because I feel like I'm not connecting with your needs.

Today's folding bikes are designed for the reality of modern city streets. It seems like



would...
06-26-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By tcs

Cateye Sync. Another approach: dynamo hub...

Cateye Sync.

Another approach: dynamo hub and wired-in headlights and safety lights. Bike moves, lights come on. You can get the ones where the lights stay on for a while (stand lights) when...
06-25-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 256
Posted By tcs

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from sheldonbrown.com:
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06-25-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

291 meters (955') above the Arkansas River ...

291 meters (955') above the Arkansas River

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06-25-22, 11:59 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

Lugged steel? As a matter of fact, yes! 1984...

Lugged steel? As a matter of fact, yes! 1984 Dahon Classic III on the Canadian Covered Wagon Bridge (the wagons being covered, not the bridge)
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06-24-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

Waiting on this one to get finished ...

Waiting on this one to get finished

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What it's going to be like, so they...
06-24-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

Foldies do NorthEast Texas Trail, east of Paris ...

Foldies do NorthEast Texas Trail, east of Paris

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06-24-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

Dallas Mockingbird Bike Bridge, just after the...

Dallas Mockingbird Bike Bridge, just after the grand opening
...
06-24-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

I was impressed with the cycle path on Fort...

I was impressed with the cycle path on Fort Worth's 7th Street Bridge

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06-24-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By tcs

Yep, asked if I'd "ever seen a helmet that straps...

Yep, asked if I'd "ever seen a helmet that straps to the chin", after 41 years I could still recall that I had.

Beyond that bit of fun: function drives evolution. Football helmets: chin cups. ...
06-24-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By tcs

According to this company's advertising, these...

According to this company's advertising, these are amazing:

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06-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Haile Selassie, one day to become Emperor of...

Haile Selassie, one day to become Emperor of Ethiopia, and later Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah and King of Kings of Ethiopia, Lord of Lords and Elect of God, Root of David:
...
06-24-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathoner who famously...

Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian marathoner who famously won Olympic gold...running barefoot!
...
06-24-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Speaking of 'bicycling monarchies', yes, it's...

Speaking of 'bicycling monarchies', yes, it's none other than Crown Princess Mary of Denmark & the kids, off to school:
...
06-24-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Googling "Willem, King of the Netherlands +...

Googling "Willem, King of the Netherlands + bicycle" brings up pages of images
...
06-24-22, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Alan Napier portrays Alfred Pennyworth: ...

Alan Napier portrays Alfred Pennyworth:

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~1965...
06-24-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,755
Views: 360,126
Posted By tcs

Andreja Pejic ...

Andreja Pejic

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Forum: Touring
06-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,000
Posted By tcs

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946...

She made it! 28 days, 1522 km over the road (946 miles in old money).

"I am getting very used to being on the road, and I feel quite claustrophobic when I have to stop riding." - Gina Harris
...
Forum: Touring
06-22-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 246
Posted By tcs

Thank me when you get back: :thumb: ...

Thank me when you get back: :thumb:

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06-22-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

"Bridge May Ice in Cold Weather" Out on my...

"Bridge May Ice in Cold Weather" Out on my stepdaughter's old steel-framed Sun Seeker EzTri:
...
06-22-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

Nifty little loaner Brompton on the 1821...

Nifty little loaner Brompton on the 1821 Baird/Telford Grand Union Canal Avon Aqueduct between the Falkirk Wheel and Edinbourgh
...
06-22-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

'82 Stumpjumper on a Mickelson Trail trestle N of...

'82 Stumpjumper on a Mickelson Trail trestle N of Hill City

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06-22-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 1,789
Posted By tcs

1984 Alex Moulton AM7 on 'the world's most...

1984 Alex Moulton AM7 on 'the world's most expensive bike bridge', the Calatrava-designed $122,000,000 (yes! that's just the bike bridge part!) Margaret McDermott Bridge over the Trinity River
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By tcs

Perhaps. But the extensive Dahon international...

Perhaps. But the extensive Dahon international catalog contains bikes that offer more than just dual-mode commuting, and there are other reasons to own a folder.
06-22-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By tcs

Reprinted again in 2020; also available for...

Reprinted again in 2020; also available for Kindle.



50 years before Jackie Robinson 'broke the color barrier' & 25 years before Eric Liddle refused to race on Sundays, there was Major Taylor....
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By tcs

While I'd personally agree, I've been run off the...

While I'd personally agree, I've been run off the road by an elderly amateur motorhome driver in a National Park and I wouldn't dismiss any individual cycletourist's concerns.



Hmm, I suppose. ...
Forum: Touring
06-21-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By tcs

...and, FWIW, any Park, Peaks and Prairies...

...and, FWIW, any Park, Peaks and Prairies riders, that route running between the East and West entrances.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-21-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By tcs

Okay, so what's going on with Dahon in just the...

Okay, so what's going on with Dahon in just the American market?

Got me, pal.

The high water mark seemed to be the year before they declared ThorUSA, who are also Tern dealers, as the Dahon...
06-21-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By tcs

Don't overlook the autobiography by the man...

Don't overlook the autobiography by the man himself in his own words: The Fastest Bicycle Rider in the World (publication date 1928).
06-20-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Posted By tcs

This is to haul the U-lock or lock the bike up? ...

This is to haul the U-lock or lock the bike up?

Twofish Lockblocks:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By tcs

Hmph? Uh, you do understand that Dahon is an...

Hmph?

Uh, you do understand that Dahon is an international company, right? And they manufacture bikes in several countries and offer different models in different markets of the world?

You've...
06-20-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 329
Posted By tcs

Bicycling! magazine, October 1964 ...

Bicycling! magazine, October 1964

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"An elegant...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 08:34 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-20-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 138
Posted By tcs

The Sturmey-Archer hub will have a MM-YY date...

The Sturmey-Archer hub will have a MM-YY date code on it which will give an approximate age of the bike.
06-19-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 329
Posted By tcs

FWIW U-Haul would not put a receiver on my Prius...

FWIW U-Haul would not put a receiver on my Prius because it's not rated for towing. (Same car in the European market is rated for 750kg trailers. #gofigure & #dontgetmestarted.) Anyway, I...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By tcs

Hmm, some caustic answers. I thought it was...

Hmm, some caustic answers.

I thought it was a great question. I hear tour accounts and read journals and almost always it's 'X miles, Y days'. Now, if they're destination cycletourists, great. ...
Forum: Touring
06-19-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 679
Posted By tcs

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road...

My fantasy was they'd bridge the washed out road sections
...
Forum: Touring
06-17-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By tcs

While riding a couple of Colorado passes last...

While riding a couple of Colorado passes last summer, I saw folks (assuming day riders, since they didn't have dunnage) with little personal bottles of oxygen. Hmph. I'd never seen such a thing -...
Forum: Touring
06-16-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 602
Posted By tcs

The hot ticket for urban touring in one word:...

The hot ticket for urban touring in one word: folding bikes.

We haven't been refused entry toting and trolleying our folded bikes. (Note: our bikes fold up small and have a good trolley mode. Some...
06-16-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 913
Posted By tcs

Sturmey-Archer: the fixed gears ASC and S3X ...

Sturmey-Archer:
the fixed gears ASC and S3X
the close ratios AR, AC, AM
the four speeds FC, FM, FW, FG
the rare Sprinter 7
AW 1951 and before
SW 1960
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 639
Posted By tcs

Really, really random musings: 1) Yeah, just...

Really, really random musings:

1) Yeah, just ride the TransAm.
History, historical American bike touring, meet the greatest number of other cycletourists.

2) TransAm East Atlantic to...
06-15-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By tcs

Beyond 'hand made': robotic layup of laser cut CF...

Beyond 'hand made': robotic layup of laser cut CF swatches. Starts about 1:10

https://youtu.be/gJVo59R-f6U

There's a really funny/sad story in chapter 14 of No Hands by Crown and Coleman about...
06-15-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,428
Posted By tcs

As Specialized & Trek push 'company stores' and...

As Specialized & Trek push 'company stores' and direct-to-customer, more IBDs will carry Giant.
...
Forum: Touring
06-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 766
Posted By tcs

Moulton TSR 22. Outside the box; inside the club....

Moulton TSR 22. Outside the box; inside the club. Proven 'round-the-world tourer. Manufactured in Stratford upon Avon, UK; quintessentially British. Since 1962. Bit of a waiting list these days.
...
06-15-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By tcs

Cateye Sync

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