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Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,451
Posted By tcs

His bike tour lasted 50 years. 197 countries. ...

His bike tour lasted 50 years. 197 countries. Guinness Book of World Records' "World's Most Traveled Human". :thumb:
Forum: Touring
05-17-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,451
Posted By tcs

Here's Heinz Stücke & his bike. You can see how...

Here's Heinz Stücke & his bike. You can see how he's had a second, higher bar welded to his bike for a more upright posture.
...
05-17-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

Ach! In-line cable adjuster. Very handy. ...

Ach! In-line cable adjuster. Very handy.

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05-17-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

What Classic&Vintage fan doesn't love old...

What Classic&Vintage fan doesn't love old Sturmeys?

Here's my Mike Melton fitted with a pre-war (no date stamp) AW:
...
05-17-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

When I built my XRK8 in 2009, others were shocked...

When I built my XRK8 in 2009, others were shocked by the appearance of the small chain wheel, with comments varying from 'looks odd' to 'I threw up in my mouth'. :roflmao2: These days, with small...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Posted By tcs

Hmph. Is this stated in Sturmey's literature...

Hmph. Is this stated in Sturmey's literature somewhere?
05-16-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

For a classic&vintage choice, how about a...

For a classic&vintage choice, how about a Sturmey-Archer FW four speed?
05-16-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 419
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: neither the Shimano Nexus 7 nor the...

Fun fact: neither the Shimano Nexus 7 nor the Alfine 11 IGHs have a true 1:1, direct drive gear ratio. They both simulate 1:1 by two-stage compounding down and back up!



Theoretically, yes. In...
Forum: Touring
05-13-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By tcs

"Sold Out" as in order books are full, 6+ month...

"Sold Out" as in order books are full, 6+ month lead time for best customers, individual orders first of Never.
05-13-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 345
Posted By tcs

So, are we talking about locks that can't be...

So, are we talking about locks that can't be compromised in the time it takes to give the barista your order? Or locks that can't be compromised in the time it takes to use the facilities?[/color]
...
Forum: Touring
05-12-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 269
Posted By tcs

Velocity ATB. 135mm OLD, 40º, Shimano pattern...

Velocity ATB. 135mm OLD, 40º, Shimano pattern cassette for 8-11 cogs.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-12-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By tcs

Interesting. ...

Interesting. https://www.bicyclerollingresistance.com/ measured lower rolling resistance on the Marathons than the Kojak.
05-11-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By tcs

...and the TRP HY/RD doesn't have 'lines'. ...

...and the TRP HY/RD doesn't have 'lines'. :thumb:
05-08-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: In July 1908 Harry Green set a new...

Fun fact: In July 1908 Harry Green set a new Lands End to John O'Groats record of 2 days, 19 hours and fifty minutes riding a Raleigh fitted with an ancestor of the AWC II, a Sturmey-Archer Type-C...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By tcs

If I'd purchased one and was defending my...

If I'd purchased one and was defending my decision, I'd utter a platitude like "buy cheap, buy twice".

But heck, I don't own one. Yeah, Selle Anatomic is proud of all their stuff. :D
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By tcs

Hmph! Carradice of Nelson has apparently...

Hmph! Carradice of Nelson has apparently discontinued their saddle cover. These uniquely had reinforced passageways for the saddle's bag loops/saddlebag straps.
...
Forum: Touring
05-07-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 473
Posted By tcs

Selle Anatomica, wraps top and bottom with just a...

Selle Anatomica, wraps top and bottom with just a passage for the seatpost:...
05-07-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,271
Posted By tcs

This didn't come up on 'Search this thread'. ...

This didn't come up on 'Search this thread'. Really? Whatever.

US Sec. of Transportation Pete Buttigieg:
...
05-07-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,271
Posted By tcs

In 1959 British racer car driver Stirling Moss...

In 1959 British racer car driver Stirling Moss was involved in a traffic accident. Ruled at fault, he lost his UK driving privileges for one year. What to do? Buy a bicycle, of course!
...
05-07-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,693
Views: 347,271
Posted By tcs

The late Nicky Hayden, American world champion...

The late Nicky Hayden, American world champion motorcycle racer. He put his earbuds in and went on a bike ride. He rode through a stop sign and rolled out in front of a car. :(
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-07-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By tcs

Cool bike and I love the water bottle cage! ...

Cool bike and I love the water bottle cage!



Tern Verge S8i.
05-07-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 203
Posted By tcs

What's the build date (stamped on the hub)? ...

What's the build date (stamped on the hub)?

Manuals:
sturmey-archerheritagedotcom has the factory five-page technical document for the AWC(ii)...
Forum: Touring
05-06-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,452
Posted By tcs

Shame, really. Like GermanChris said, 'there are...

Shame, really. Like GermanChris said, 'there are many good leather saddles out there'.
...
Forum: Touring
05-05-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 647
Posted By tcs

Or maybe not. :) ...

Or maybe not. :)

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I wouldn't have done this except I stumbled into a...
05-04-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By tcs

You do realize that's the Schwalbe One Tan Wall...

You do realize that's the Schwalbe One Tan Wall she's talking about at that point, not the OP's Marathon, right?[/color]



You do realize that's the Schwalbe One Tan Wall she's talking about at...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 708
Posted By tcs

I dunno. Shows in stock; let me put two in the...

I dunno. Shows in stock; let me put two in the cart.

https://hostelshoppe.com/products/greenspeed-scorcher-kevlar-tire
05-04-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By tcs

When carbon fiber forks debuted, we were told...

When carbon fiber forks debuted, we were told they would shatter and we'd all wind up in wheelchairs.

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

These days carbon fiber forks are ubiquitous.
...
05-04-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By tcs

I'll remember to bring a seasoned mechanic and a...

I'll remember to bring a seasoned mechanic and a work bench on my next ride! ;)
Forum: Touring
05-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 647
Posted By tcs

Surly Disc Trucker frame - whatever year they...

Surly Disc Trucker frame - whatever year they made blue ones.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 708
Posted By tcs

20x1.5 Scorcher Kevlar, perhaps?

20x1.5 Scorcher Kevlar, perhaps?
05-04-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 312
Posted By tcs

Ah, a Schwalbe Marathon on a 16" rim - the big...

Ah, a Schwalbe Marathon on a 16" rim - the big wheel guys just won't understand! :)

Here's a video on how to mount one without tools:

https://youtu.be/MB-hGDNDY6Y

Cool! Of course, you'll...
05-04-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 994
Posted By tcs

Harbor Freight 'Fortress' 1 gallon 135psi Ultra...

Harbor Freight 'Fortress' 1 gallon 135psi Ultra Quiet Jobsite Air Compressor.

Got mine 20% off on one of their sales.
Forum: Texas
05-02-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By tcs

Work continues on the Ft. Worth -> Dallas bike...

Work continues on the Ft. Worth -> Dallas bike trail, including (Sigh. Just pour the concrete, guys.) a branding/naming effort, headed by a consulting firm someone hired. Name and logo survey here:...
Forum: Touring
05-02-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,452
Posted By tcs

I was struck by this image from the Heinz Stücke...

I was struck by this image from the Heinz Stücke Museum:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,108
Posted By tcs

I'm not real swift (pun) with the whole...

I'm not real swift (pun) with the whole derailleur thing, but I thought the Shimano Zee FR* was the default option for small-wheel-big-cog-short-cage.



*Yeah, Shimano sez 36T max - but, and...
05-01-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,486
Posted By tcs

SRAM Eagle 12-

SRAM Eagle 12-
04-30-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By tcs

Sturmey-Archer has offered various hybrid...

Sturmey-Archer has offered various hybrid deraileur+IGH gearing set-ups since the early 1930s, and still catalogs the CS-R*3 cassette+three-speed.

*F for freewheel, K for disc
04-30-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By tcs

My notes indicate cyclist David Sore rode 35000...

My notes indicate cyclist David Sore rode 35000 miles on an around-the-world tour (1966-1969) aboard a bicycle fitted with ten-speed derailleur gear and a three-speed Sturmey-Archer hub.
04-30-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By tcs

Sounds like some aftermarket or dealer-installed...

Sounds like some aftermarket or dealer-installed upgrades using a Styria of Austria Sturmey knock-off. The patents on the AW expired in the mid/late 50s. From the Sturmey-Archer Heritage web page:
...
Forum: Touring
04-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,452
Posted By tcs

AFAIK current manufacturers of tensioned leather...

AFAIK current manufacturers of tensioned leather saddles:

Berthoud - France
Brooks - UK
Gyes (Cardiff, Dia Compe, Fenix, Fyxation, Lekker, Origin8, Papillionaire, Shinola, Sobdeall, Spa,...
04-29-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 668
Posted By tcs

I was given a third hand and fourth hand years...

I was given a third hand and fourth hand years ago, so I guess I got them second hand.
04-29-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By tcs

Fastest way to break in a Brooks is to buy a...

Fastest way to break in a Brooks is to buy a Selle Anatomica instead. :thumb:
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By tcs

This might help explain why you can't find the...

This might help explain why you can't find the bikes you're interested in:

In North America (and also the EU?) bike sales dropped a bit in 2016 after years of increases. Nobody knew why -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 197
Posted By tcs

Uh, maybe they should have bought a folder? I mean, duh.

From the BBC, a report on bike parking/storage in London. I swear, it's almost a Brompton advertisement. :)

https://youtu.be/3q-Wl-OR-co


BTW, the white bike the lady is struggling with IS a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-27-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By tcs

Our OP said the usage would be multimodal...

Our OP said the usage would be multimodal commuting. Based on many years personal experience, BikeFriday would be just about the last 'folder' I'd choose for multimodal commuting.

The OP hasn't...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By tcs

For me, it's more than that, even. By Josh Hon's...

For me, it's more than that, even. By Josh Hon's own admission, he spent some 10 months setting up his rival company while drawing a paycheck from Dahon. Then he walked out the door with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-22, 08:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By tcs

I've seen some recent production Terns and liked...

I've seen some recent production Terns and liked them. There are a few of their current models I wouldn't mind owning. However, let us say you are voicing a minority opinion when you say Tern fully...
04-26-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 56,421
Posted By tcs

Remember that guy, Lachlan Morton, who left the...

Remember that guy, Lachlan Morton, who left the 2021 ToF start after the peloton, rode all the stages unsupported AND rode the transfers AND got to Paris five days before the race finish?
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,516
Posted By tcs

I see that claim every now and then. It doesn't...

I see that claim every now and then. It doesn't hold here in Parts Unknown, but it might in other markets. I would expect, though, for Dahon's costs-to-market to be higher, since they actually...
04-25-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By tcs

3-in-One makes 14 kinds of lubricants. You're...

3-in-One makes 14 kinds of lubricants. You're probably speaking of 3-in-One Multipurpose oil.

3-in-One Multipurpose debuted in 1894 as a bicycle chain lube, promising to 'clean, lubricate and...
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