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Forum: Folding Bikes
09-26-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 79
Posted By tcs

Brompton + Barbour lifestyle collection

If you're really into it:

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/brompton-pairs-up-with-barbour-for-a-new-city-lifestyle-collection/

:thumb:
09-26-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 382
Posted By tcs

Some 40 years ago I had some Wolber tubes where...

Some 40 years ago I had some Wolber tubes where the presta valve was held onto the rubber tube by a screwed-down nut, rather than being vulcanized/bonded onto the rubber. They would work for a bit,...
Forum: Touring
09-24-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 685
Posted By tcs

A network of quiet country roads all over Parts...

A network of quiet country roads all over Parts Unknown could be mapped and signed for pennies on the dollar of creating a trail.
...
Forum: Texas
09-24-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,117
Posted By tcs

Aaaaand the new bridge probably won't be ready...

Aaaaand the new bridge probably won't be ready before, oh, say 2030 or so.

https://youtu.be/CZxqVC_tBdc
Forum: Touring
09-23-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 685
Posted By tcs

The "Great American Rail Trail" isn't a trail....

The "Great American Rail Trail" isn't a trail. It's a series of semi-interconnected individual trails with their own ownership, funding, and governance and individual standards of surface, drainage,...
Forum: Touring
09-22-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Three days after the first stations fitted...

Three days after the first stations fitted nozzles with evaporative boots, these were on the market:

https://www.aerostich.com/gascard.html

https://www.mccuff.com/
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-21-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By tcs

ISO 457mm, right? ...

ISO 457mm, right?

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

https://www.modernbike.com/tires+tire-iso-diameterequals457
Forum: Touring
09-21-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

No perfect stove/fuel - that's why it's so much...

No perfect stove/fuel - that's why it's so much fun to argue talk about. :)

In my gas days I was a Coleman user - prime with the pump! :thumb: Went on a few tours back in the day sharing a...
Forum: Touring
09-19-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Not arguing for or against anything in...

Not arguing for or against anything in particular, but...

Availability as of 2022? Automotive gasoline by a mile (1.6 kilometers), worldwide.

Recycling containers? Auto gas is drawn out in...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-19-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By tcs

There are numerous models and options for...

There are numerous models and options for demountable (take apart) tandems. There are a few true folding tandems around, like the Koga Twin Traveller.
Forum: Touring
09-18-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Coleman's current 533 Dual Fuel (white gas and...

Coleman's current 533 Dual Fuel (white gas and automotive gasoline) single burner stove is alive and well - and Coleman lists it as a 'Best Seller'. It continues in the tradition of the 500-series...
Forum: Touring
09-17-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

I was a little surprised in this day and age of...

I was a little surprised in this day and age of "leave no trace"

https://bikepacking.com/plog/seven-principles-for-bikepackers/

that Adventure Cycling was actually promoting campfires
...
09-17-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,167
Posted By tcs

:thumb: ...

:thumb:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/267x189/avatar_2000_scientific_american_b3c3ae80d3709fab9275a708d1f66e2bd5342863.jpg
09-16-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By tcs

IMO the drum has enough mass and surface area...

IMO the drum has enough mass and surface area that the special hi-temp grease shouldn't be needed.



That ought to work just dandy.



Uh...yeah, sorry. That's a Sturmey thing you don't...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

A similar 'stove stories' thread over on the CTC...

A similar 'stove stories' thread over on the CTC CyclingUK Forums saw a preponderance of support for the Trangia 25/27 cooksets, many used with the optional gas burner or multifuel burner in addition...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Back to what one wants to cook. Many of the...

Back to what one wants to cook. Many of the Jetboil/MSR Windburner style stoves - great for heating water to reconstitute dehydrated backpacking meals - can be challenging for cycletourists to cook...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

The adapter to operate a butane camp stove on a...

The adapter to operate a butane camp stove on a propane cylinder, either a 16 oz camping one or a 14 oz hand torch one, is small and inexpensive. This is useful for car camping and disaster...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Over on the Classic Campstoves forum there are...

Over on the Classic Campstoves forum there are some cats who custom drilled jets and converted their MSR Whisperlite Internationals/Universals to operate on alcohol. Now you know as much about that...
Forum: Touring
09-16-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

The 'hotplate' style stoves common in NA for car...

The 'hotplate' style stoves common in NA for car camping, agreed. There are some nifty little Japanese stoves that aren't bigger than common NA camping canister stoves.
...
09-16-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By tcs

Impressed SRAM responded. PETAMO GHY 133 N...

Impressed SRAM responded.

PETAMO GHY 133 N is described as a "high temperature grease". If the S7 hub doesn't have a coaster brake, it doesn't need grease formulated for high temperatures.


...
09-14-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,577
Posted By tcs

Virginia Tech Five-star rating, now $9.95 ...

Virginia Tech Five-star rating, now $9.95

https://helmetsrus.net/bike-helmets/11-model-09-flash-graphics.html

​​​​​​https://helmets.org/up2103.htm
...
09-14-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,577
Posted By tcs

I had an earnest LBS associate tell me if my...

I had an earnest LBS associate tell me if my helmet was over five years old, I had to replace it. I pointed out that the helmet I was holding had a build date of six months before and asked if she'd...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I have tried it straight out of the bottle...

Yeah, I have tried it straight out of the bottle in an alcohol (Trangia) stove and it works okay. Not my favorite alcoholic fuel, but because of the pandemic TSA will let you fly with it and it will...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By tcs

...and what you want to cook! A couple of...

...and what you want to cook!

A couple of points off the top of my head:
There are campgrounds/regions/times of the year where your stove must have a positive shutoff valve
There are...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

I've taken waifu on a couple of tours where a...

I've taken waifu on a couple of tours where a company had a network of B&Bs and picked up our dunnage every morning and deposited it at the next night's accommodations. It wasn't that much -...
Forum: Touring
09-14-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

I consider - and this is just my opinion - the...

I consider - and this is just my opinion - the backpack to be the absolute dregs of cycletour gear hauling. That said, I had a nice three-day credit card overseas in summer weather on a rented...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By tcs

Factory folded dimensions: Birdy 80x62x34cm ...

Factory folded dimensions:

Birdy 80x62x34cm
Vello 79x57x29cm
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-14-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By tcs

Looks like an amalgamation of folding bike ideas...

Looks like an amalgamation of folding bike ideas (NTTAWWT), although I don't believe I've seen a handlepost retracting into the headtube before.

I'm 'surprised' they can get a 135mm rear OLD, the...
09-14-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3,497
Views: 397,577
Posted By tcs

Follow the science: ...

Follow the science:

https://helmets.org/replace.htm
Forum: Texas
09-13-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,174
Posted By tcs

Did you know the Metroplex is like the size of...

Did you know the Metroplex is like the size of Connecticut? Anyway, I need to get all the way over to that part of town and sniff around, but it looks like they finished the bike path up (and I do...
Forum: Texas
09-13-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,174
Posted By tcs

Relatively quietly, and without a video or...

Relatively quietly, and without a video or 'Friends" group I can find, on the southside Cedar Crest Trail (marked East Oak Cliff Trail on some maps) has been extended from the DART Blue Line Illinois...
Forum: Texas
09-13-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,174
Posted By tcs

The future 7.5 mi Trinity Forest Spine Trail,...

The future 7.5 mi Trinity Forest Spine Trail, connecting WRL with the Audubon Center on South Loop 12:

https://youtu.be/G1h9sJkWpAE
Forum: Texas
09-13-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,174
Posted By tcs

The helix deck is in place since this: ...

The helix deck is in place since this:

https://youtu.be/w6Vq8iPMay4
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

N+1 for the win.

N+1 for the win.
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

Now I'm piqued to know what all is attached to...

Now I'm piqued to know what all is attached to your frame that prevents a frame bag. :)
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

Generally on tour, the clothing that's against my...

Generally on tour, the clothing that's against my skin is light fiber that I can wash out myself and will dry overnight. YMMV
Forum: Touring
09-13-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 861
Posted By tcs

Back in the old days (1880s-1910s), cycletourists...

Back in the old days (1880s-1910s), cycletourists would leave their hotel with instructions to forward their dunnage by rail c/o the next night's hotel. It was elegant touring for a more civilized...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By tcs

Probably within the Yuxi Circle, like most...

Probably within the Yuxi Circle, like most folding bike companies.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By tcs

Ride This Bike in New Orleans might have stock. ...

Ride This Bike in New Orleans might have stock. You have to call to find out (NTTAWWT).
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By tcs

It's a world market.

It's a world market.
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 143
Posted By tcs

Dahon 40, Dr. Hon 81

In one line in a story about Dr. Hon's 81st birthday, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reported "DAHON made a breakthrough in the first 6 months of 2022, having exceeded its sales target by an...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 556
Posted By tcs

Like he said, the website hasn't been updated in...

Like he said, the website hasn't been updated in three+ years and he can't find any new Stridas for sale. I see they're still calling for image submissions for the 2019 Strida calendar. :foo: Seems...
09-12-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 231
Posted By tcs

The OP's question has been asked before over the...

The OP's question has been asked before over the years and I've never seen it answered.

Big boo on Shimano for not stating a commercial equivalent to their IGH grease & oil. :notamused:

Others...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By tcs

Cyclotourists can - and have- schlepped along all...

Cyclotourists can - and have- schlepped along all manner of instruments.
...
Forum: Touring
09-07-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,549
Posted By tcs

Mfr.s weights Brooks B17 - 537g Berthoud...

Mfr.s weights

Brooks B17 - 537g
Berthoud Aspin - 500g
Gyes TI-17a - 429g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and tubular rails - 420g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast...
Forum: Touring
09-06-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,159
Posted By tcs

In the UK sporty blades have time trialed on some...

In the UK sporty blades have time trialed on some of the same roads since the 1920s. Times for distance have come down, and the general consensus is this is due in part to the aero push of a hundred...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,717
Views: 889,032
Posted By tcs

Don't own either; these are just the dimensions...

Don't own either; these are just the dimensions off the factory sites:

Brompton 58.4x56x27cm, 88301cm3
Birdy 78.5x64x34cm, 170816cm3
Forum: Texas
09-05-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,174
Posted By tcs

Adventurers/explorers @ DFW GravelGrinders relate...

Adventurers/explorers @ DFW GravelGrinders relate that a ~5 mile, half paved/half gravel path now encircles North Lake @ Cypress Waters/Coppell. This is just off the northernmost end of the Campion,...
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By tcs

Somewhere I ran across a tongue-in-cheek bike...

Somewhere I ran across a tongue-in-cheek bike touring rule list that included a prohibition on bringing an instrument you were not proficient on. :)
Forum: Touring
09-05-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By tcs

Another thread on this: ...

Another thread on this:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/963881-musical-instruments-touring.html
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