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Forum: Touring
04-21-24, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By tcs

April 22: 140th Anniversary of Thomas Stevens setting off

Mr. Stevens was, of course, the first person to ride a velocipede (a 50-inch Columbia penny-farthing) across the USA and over the next two years, around the world.
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04-19-24, 10:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,423
Posted By tcs

“Changeable gears are a delusion. They will...

“Changeable gears are a delusion. They will always be complicated and of very little use.” - Albert Overman, Victor Bicycle Company, 1896


Hmm. That didn't age well.
Forum: Touring
04-17-24, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 871
Posted By tcs

Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, EPA,...

Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, EPA, Department of Homeland Security, Jones Act, Cali regulations, local (dock) ordinances, insurance. Amazing that someone hasn't already started this, eh?...
04-14-24, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By tcs

Hey, if it's not stock, the OP is going to have...

Hey, if it's not stock, the OP is going to have to describe what they got.

The 1956 Schwinn catalog shows factory equipment caliper brakes and specifies a Sturmey-Archer AW 3-speed, probably with...
Forum: Touring
04-13-24, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By tcs

So maybe it's a difference in how we tour? I...

So maybe it's a difference in how we tour? I visit local history museums. I tour notable structures. I take hikes to pretty waterfalls, walk historic battlegrounds &etc. I carry a decent lock.
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04-07-24, 10:48 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,969
Posted By tcs

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Folding Bikes
04-05-24, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,948
Views: 1,019,979
Posted By tcs

You'll note this Brompton doesn't have...

You'll note this Brompton doesn't have fenders/mudguards or a rack, and a rather flat aftermarket saddle:
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04-04-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,573
Posted By tcs

Rode past a copperhead yesterday. For venomous...

Rode past a copperhead yesterday. For venomous snakes, copperheads are pretty chill. Their preferred defense is lying still on the warm concrete pretending to be a stick.
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-04-24, 09:03 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 48,405
Posted By tcs

Wow, this post is a real 'blast from the past'. ...

Wow, this post is a real 'blast from the past'. I hope those contributors who no longer post here are doing well.
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04-03-24, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

First leg of tour: light rail + Amtrak to get out...

First leg of tour: light rail + Amtrak to get out of the city. SRAM I3 fitted to BikeFriday tikit.
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03-30-24, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,125
Posted By tcs

Get a frame, put a Rohloff on it. It's not...

Get a frame, put a Rohloff on it. It's not rocket surgery.
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Forum: Texas
03-27-24, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,019
Posted By tcs

Old thread warning, if that sort of thing gets...

Old thread warning, if that sort of thing gets your knickers in a twist.

Work restarted sometime back and good progress is being made. Maybe another two years?
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03-26-24, 03:28 PM
Replies: 642
Views: 17,088
Posted By tcs

J'think? Our family owned a Vega. It's hard to...

J'think? Our family owned a Vega. It's hard to think of any modern car that would be comparable. Engine lasted 30,000 miles. Rust was found on some of the cars...in the showroom. Overweight, the gas...
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 09:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By tcs

Yeah, the Kindle. Route books, owner's manuals,...

Yeah, the Kindle. Route books, owner's manuals, camp recipes and cookbooks, local history and natural history guides, detail pdf maps and find-a-grave info, train and bus schedules, copies of...
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By tcs

You'll remember this thread: ...

You'll remember this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/963881-musical-instruments-touring-4.html

(Note: most of the links seem to be broken. But the thread includes several posts by...
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,697
Posted By tcs

Wife. ...

Wife.

https://youtu.be/4Kwh3R0YjuQ?si=2K8k9M-TYjYi2b44
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By tcs

I thought the children's book series The Boy Who...

I thought the children's book series The Boy Who Biked the World was wonderful, capturing the wide-eyed wonder and joy of cycletouring. It's a loosely fictionalized account of Alastair Humphreys'...
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 07:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By tcs

Ms. Murphy's arrival at the Sultan of Swat's...

Ms. Murphy's arrival at the Sultan of Swat's palace (Full Tilt) has to be the warm shower GOAT. :roflmao2:
Forum: Touring
03-22-24, 07:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,056
Posted By tcs

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-20-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

The lubricator that came in my "Patented" AW was...

The lubricator that came in my "Patented" AW was the little brass one with the (no longer) pliable lip seal for the tip of the oil can - but mine was threaded in. I replaced it with an S545.
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Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-24, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,504
Views: 441,903
Posted By tcs

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03-19-24, 08:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 36,044
Posted By tcs

University Crossing bridge above the Red and Blue...

University Crossing bridge above the Red and Blue Lines' Wye just before the Mockingbird Tunnel.
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03-18-24, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

I'm seeing CR18s in 32 and 36 in stock at a...

I'm seeing CR18s in 32 and 36 in stock at a couple of the big 'net parts houses in the last week or so, with 40s "expected soon, may be back-ordered". Thank you Hayes Bicycle/SUNringlé and any of...
Forum: Touring
03-17-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By tcs

Yeah, this wish list has Alex Moulton SST Alfine...

Yeah, this wish list has Alex Moulton SST Alfine 11 written all over it. Request it from the factory with a SON hub.
03-17-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

BTW, classic and vintage fans: those old...

BTW, classic and vintage fans: those old Sturmey-Archer GH6s will energize modern LED headlamps. The only test I ever saw including them showed fine efficiency and, as a bonus, you don't have to...
03-17-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By tcs

The 'e-bike' of its day: ...

The 'e-bike' of its day:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x620/lucius_copeland_steam_powered_star_1881_064974e3b6728841e6ccec734fa259ba50a2aae1.jpg


Steam boiler...
03-17-24, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By tcs

I ~believe~ the bike in the OP is an Eagle. ...

I ~believe~ the bike in the OP is an Eagle.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x653/eagle_patent_0b7d791b295f984cf573824f28436f8f7398457f.jpg


distinct from the Star
...
Forum: Texas
03-15-24, 11:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,934
Posted By tcs

"Best." Subjective. Since I did this ...

"Best." Subjective.

Since I did this

​​​​​​https://ridewithgps.com/routes/36355705

From mile 0 to mile 7, you can't ride anymore. The powers that be decided bicycles were incompatible with...
03-14-24, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

Damning with faint praise: the best of the 1980s...

Damning with faint praise: the best of the 1980s tire-driven dynamos.
03-14-24, 02:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

Depending on what kind of run time one needs, try...

Depending on what kind of run time one needs, try AA-to-C adaptors with Eneloop Pros.
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03-14-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

Stealth lights: Magnic. They work by eddy current...

Stealth lights: Magnic. They work by eddy current and are StVZO-rated. From their comparison video, a pair throws more light on the road than a StVZO 20 lux lamp, but not as much as a 40 lux. A bit...
03-14-24, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

80s aesthetic: Sturmey-Archer GH6. ...

80s aesthetic: Sturmey-Archer GH6.

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/718x731/sturmey_dynohub_2ba_contact_threads_3_8x26_axle_53cbdbb512c95ebc6da569589ba782ecfb4cddd6.png
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03-14-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,539
Posted By tcs

80s light you could see with? Alpha and Omega: Ed...

80s light you could see with? Alpha and Omega: Ed Kearney.

​​​​​​https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/business/1983/03/14/ex-lawyer-makes-ultra-bike-light/6cb4511b-cb08-48a2-b796-cb58e54538c6/
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03-13-24, 05:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,499
Posted By tcs

Yet 98% of the ones I see here in Parts Unknown...

Yet 98% of the ones I see here in Parts Unknown are putting around town with just the driver. :)
Forum: Touring
03-12-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By tcs

Other thoughtful security links: ...

Other thoughtful security links:

https://keys.abus.com/eng/bike/products/family/nutfix-component-security
https://www.bicyclebolts.com/
https://hexlox.com/...
Forum: Touring
03-12-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,494
Posted By tcs

"Any of those U-Locks available in alloy?" ;) As...

"Any of those U-Locks available in alloy?" ;) As a matter of fact...

Looks the business. Some miscreant EDCing a Leatherman* is not going to snip it.
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03-12-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

Noooooo!!! Images are out of order. The Grubb...

Noooooo!!! Images are out of order. The Grubb recumbent is @ the Glasgow Transport Museum. Super fun museum for gearheads (petrolheads). They have the world's oldest extant bicycle
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03-12-24, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

Not in America. :thumb:

Not in America. :thumb:
03-12-24, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

Nope. I didn't go to the Science Museum, and the...

Nope. I didn't go to the Science Museum, and the image is two away from the Rosetta Stone. The British Museum. I bet there's one on display @ Llandrindod Wells, too.
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03-12-24, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27,968
Views: 4,528,172
Posted By tcs

Home-built? How about a factory English 3-speed...

Home-built? How about a factory English 3-speed recumbent from the golden age?

Former professional cyclist Freddie Grubb built bikes in the 30s~60s, including the Grubb Kingston recumbent...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,263
Posted By tcs

BikeFriday lists the NWT weight limit @ 230 lbs,...

BikeFriday lists the NWT weight limit @ 230 lbs, rider + gear.



Brompton lists the weight limit @ 242 lbs, rider + gear.[/color]

It's 2024. There are any number of modern true folding bikes...
Forum: Touring
03-08-24, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By tcs

Would that be 40+ miles/day in the US or 40+...

Would that be 40+ miles/day in the US or 40+ kilometers/day in Italy? :)
Forum: Touring
03-07-24, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,053
Posted By tcs

Google suggests 2650 miles on a fairly direct...

Google suggests 2650 miles on a fairly direct route to southern Vermont. "Well after Labor Day" start date in El Paso, Texas to catch some of "Vermont in fall". Maybe five weeks? 76 miles (122 km) a...
03-05-24, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,423
Posted By tcs

Great Highland pipes - meh. Uillean pipes -...

Great Highland pipes - meh. Uillean pipes - :thumb:

https://youtu.be/iyG1sQCc4nw?si=IaEJN0ed_5_okwU2
03-04-24, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 454
Posted By tcs

Try your inquiry on the Cycling UK Forum,...

Try your inquiry on the Cycling UK Forum, Technical section. Ask for 'Brucey'.
03-04-24, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,041
Posted By tcs

"The bicycle is just as good company as most...

"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community." - Ann Strong 1895
03-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,041
Posted By tcs

'That the universal agreement has fixed on 70 cm...

'That the universal agreement has fixed on 70 cm as the proper size for wheels does not in anyway prove that this diameter is best. It simply proves that cyclists follow each other like sheep.’ -...
03-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,041
Posted By tcs

I remember bicycling through West Africa and,...

I remember bicycling through West Africa and, having ridden beyond tourist accommodations, having to camp in rural villages. It was then I realized that I had more stuff on my bike than the entire...
03-04-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,041
Posted By tcs

If roads exist, we should ride them. Lael Wilcox

If roads exist, we should ride them. Lael Wilcox
03-04-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,041
Posted By tcs

“I want to see the world. Follow a map to its...

“I want to see the world. Follow a map to its edges, and keep going. Forgo the plans. Trust my instincts. Let curiosity be my guide. I want to change hemispheres. Sleep with unfamiliar stars, and let...
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