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Forum: Touring 07-24-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By tcs
St. Louis to Eastern Oklahoma: the Ozark and...

St. Louis to Eastern Oklahoma: the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains are beautiful. They offer challenging cycling and large forested tracks for camping.


N. Texas to San Antonio:

...
Forum: Touring 07-23-16, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By tcs
November? Wild camping in the countryside? ...

November? Wild camping in the countryside? Hunting season.

Coyotes. Less dangerous than rabid skunks. Might investigate the smell of food. If you're lucky, they'll serenade at night.

...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-22-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By tcs
I dunno. Where I live we have near-universal...

I dunno. Where I live we have near-universal compliance with 20mph speed limits (in school zones) even on major thoroughfares.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-20-16, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By tcs
Bike lanes are the greatest introduction to...

Bike lanes are the greatest introduction to vehicular cycling I could ever imagine:

531705

;)

Never experienced a 'bicycle boulevard...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-19-16, 08:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By tcs
Seems straightforward enough. ...

Seems straightforward enough.

https://youtu.be/lCaDv-cRY5c
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-18-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By tcs
I dunno, maybe it was. I've been around long...

I dunno, maybe it was. I've been around long enough to not put the slightest faith in manufacturers' advertised weights of anything associated with cycling. But remember, compared to a regular...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 02:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,849
Posted By tcs
Been taking my 90 y.o. dad to radiation...

Been taking my 90 y.o. dad to radiation treatments for the skin cancer on his ears. Oh what fun.
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-15-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,849
Posted By tcs
I don't know what mad dogs do, but Englishmen...

I don't know what mad dogs do, but Englishmen have traditionally resorted to Bombay bowlers, foreign service sun helmets, sola topees and Wolseleys.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-15-16, 01:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By tcs
...get a Sturmey-Archer SW. ;)

...get a Sturmey-Archer SW. ;)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-15-16, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 321
Posted By tcs
Only the SG-3D55 has a roller clutch. The...

Only the SG-3D55 has a roller clutch. The SG-3R40 & SG-3C41 have std. ratcheting pawls.
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-11-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 992
Posted By tcs
On the face of it, a folding e-bike seems like...

On the face of it, a folding e-bike seems like the ultimate urban vehicle. Extend your commute range, tote groceries home in street clothes, laugh at those hills, arrive (relatively) fresh instead...
Forum: Touring 07-10-16, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,705
Posted By tcs
Yep. And sand. Then there are those 'paved'...

Yep. And sand. Then there are those 'paved' with the original railroad ballasting. But most memorable was the R->T surfaced with a combination of flint chips and tribulus terrestris.

If I was...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-10-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,297
Posted By tcs
CliffordK for the win. Di Blasi...

CliffordK for the win.

Di Blasi (http://www.bikemania.biz/di-blasi-r32-folding-5-speed-italian-tricycle.html):
https://youtu.be/m8pKTK8csbE

or doing it with a recumbent:
...
Forum: Fifty Plus (50+) 07-06-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,297
Posted By tcs
Lurkers: Have the same question as the OP? The...

Lurkers: Have the same question as the OP? The world of trikes (http://www.schwinnbikes.com/usa/bikes/cruisers/town-country), trikes (http://pedal-trikes.blogspot.com), trikes...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-05-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By tcs
I bought an almost unridden '86 Classic III for...

I bought an almost unridden '86 Classic III for pocket change when bikefriday issued the second 'Dangerous to ride' recall on the tikit and took eight months to get repair parts to me.

I like the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-04-16, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,170
Posted By tcs
Stories in the financial times indicated EU...

Stories in the financial times indicated EU leadership would take a harsh line with Britain as a warning to other member states. This could perhaps include punitive tariffs on British built goods...
Forum: Folding Bikes 07-03-16, 07:12 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,107
Posted By tcs
Dahon Groove Didn't sell.

Dahon Groove



Didn't sell.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-14-16, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By tcs
In fact leaving the tires inflated will protect...

In fact leaving the tires inflated will protect the rims when the bag experiences normal, workaday luggage abuse.
Forum: Folding Bikes 06-13-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,650
Posted By tcs
The Downtube...

The Downtube (http://www.downtube.com/v/vspfiles/assets/images/mini-suitcase.jpg) website has a picture shows their 16" wheel Mini packed into a 'standard' suitcase with wheels attached. The claim...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-07-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11,180
Views: 1,009,207
Posted By tcs
I've read from numerous authoritative sources...

I've read from numerous authoritative sources that the dual indicator chain version isn't reliable, but back in the day I rode my S5/2 (http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/files/view-1062.pdf)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-06-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By tcs
There's some fine choice in that ISO590 a.k.a....

There's some fine choice in that ISO590 a.k.a. 650A a.k.a. EA3 a.k.a. 26 x 1 3/8 tire size:

Bell Sports Streetster (folding)
Bontrager T1
Continental City Ride II
Kenda K40
Kenda K161 Kross...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-05-16, 08:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By tcs
But not, it seems, as impressive as the Quicker...

But not, it seems, as impressive as the Quicker Pro. 1 (https://swhs.home.xs4all.nl/fiets/tests/pompen/index_en.html), 2 (http://velo-orange.blogspot.com/2006/10/quicker-pro-from-sweden.html)

OP...
Forum: Touring 06-04-16, 11:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,416
Posted By tcs
Schweet. Or, for $550 less, there's the Ozark...

Schweet. Or, for $550 less, there's the Ozark Trails Ultra Light backpack, a semi-free standing mesh tent + fly. You know, whatever scratches one's itch.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-04-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 929
Posted By tcs
I went EA3 instead of 650B, but Tektro R559s did...

I went EA3 instead of 650B, but Tektro R559s did the trick. In polished finish they're quite nice looking modern brakes, too. (I had a choice of some long legged, rather more C&V 'Schwinn Approved'...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-04-16, 10:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,551
Posted By tcs
There was a tort case decades ago, before...

There was a tort case decades ago, before retention devices were manditory, about a fellow's front wheel coming adrift. The plaintiff's lawyer called John Howard to the stand to testify as an expert...
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