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Old 04-07-19, 04:03 PM
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Ted Williams Tote Cycle

Came across this interesting “take apart” bike on Craigslist nearby.

https://annarbor.craigslist.org/bik/...860313285.html

looks quite interesting
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A friend of mine (and a one-time poster here [MENTION=456684]Peg[/MENTION] ) has one, which her dad bought years ago. It is a heavy bike but quite cool. It works about as you would expect a heavy steel-wheel bike to work, so good for short flat trips when it is dry.
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Originally Posted by Aubergine
It works about as you would expect a heavy steel-wheel bike to work, so good for short flat trips when it is dry.
At least it has a coaster brake when it rains.
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Old 04-08-19, 07:36 AM
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I have 3 Tote Cycles. The were made roughly from 1965 to 1975 plus or minus a year. Early ones were made in Austria and the last ones were made by Huffy. Black ones were coaster brake single speeds and the gold or brown ones were 3 speed coaster brakes. Heavy good riding bikes that are unique but are not really folding bikes. They can be split in half to be put into a car. These are 2 of mine. Roger





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Refurbishing

Bought one a few months ago.
LOVE IT, but I want to change a few things.
Currently, there are two different tires: 20x2.25 and 20x 1.95.
Which is the best/ correct size for riding around on sidewalks and in bike lanes?

It looks like you have a different seat post. I want mine higher as well. What size seat post do you have?
Thanks
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Tire quality is more important than size. Higher pressure tires will ride easier. Avoid knobby tires. That is the factory seat post on my bike in the pictures. Many seat post sizes are available and so need to measure the diameter of yours and order the length you want/need. Roger

PS The reason you need to measure your bike for seat post size is the earlt bike were made in Austria (metric sized)) and the later bikes were made by Huffy (English sized). Roger

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Old 02-22-20, 11:46 AM
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Had my seat post measured : 24.8 diameter. I was told it would be no use trying to find one that is longer. Most standard ones are 25.4 or larger in diameter. But I see in your pictures, you have a higher post... where did you get it?
My bike looks exactly like yours as far as the frame and color.
It’s a 3 speed (Sturmey Archer S3C 1972 28 hole hub + coaster brake l), but the shift indicator broke off. Now I need to have the indicator replaced or have the whole hub rebuilt (quoted $150!!!). It’s really gunky, too and need cleaning.

I need to polish the front carriage and brake as well, plus replace the brake pads.
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The seat post was on the bike when I got it. Roger
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While no civilized man would say this, the hubs some times respond to soaking and lube through the shifter, though there are vids on taking them down to do it right.
Seat post may adapt with using an extension.
See the Brompton option to see an example. There are also taller seats and a suspension mount that might work
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I ended up using 3 colors of chain and a pink shift cable. I stick welded a little piece of 1/2" pipe to mount the stik shifter.
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Nice^^^

Ted would approve!
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I absolutely love the customization of your ToteCycle! Do you still ride it? So cool!
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