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Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

ubiquitous vinyl :)

ubiquitous vinyl



:)
Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

By whatever road or lack of same, his travels map...

By whatever road or lack of same, his travels map indicates his first trip there was in 1970.
...
Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

Gleb Travin, 1928. ...

Gleb Travin, 1928.

https://www.adventurecycling.org/blog/the-centaur-of-the-arctic/
Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I can't explain this odd picture*, but his...

Yeah, I can't explain this odd picture*, but his travel map & diary log the trip.

BTW, he rode several different bikes over his 50-year tour.




*Looks like a period Schwinn electro-forged...
Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

Inspiration: :thumb: 'Competitive' touring: ...

Inspiration: :thumb: 'Competitive' touring: meh

B'yauling Toni, 18y.o., 'round the world:
...
Forum: Touring
02-03-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 848
Posted By tcs

Back in 1970 the man, the legend Heinz Stücke...

Back in 1970 the man, the legend Heinz Stücke rode through Whitehorse on his way to Prudhoe Bay.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 184
Posted By tcs

Park Pin spanner ...

Park Pin spanner

https://www.parktool.com/en-us/product/pin-spanner-green-spa-1

"The common threading for bottom bracket shells is called “English.” The left-side cup is a right-hand thread...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-03-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By tcs

LED headlamps can mess with wireless computer...

LED headlamps can mess with wireless computer signals.

We've been very satisfied with the Xoss G on our 16" trifolds.
02-03-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 120
Posted By tcs

Coast-to-Coast ...

Coast-to-Coast

https://fdotwww.blob.core.windows.net/sitefinity/docs/default-source/planning/systems/suntrail/maps/suntrail_c2c_connectinggaps_2022-07_ada.pdf?sfvrsn=c56e3206_2
02-03-23, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 938
Posted By tcs

I've seen guys on Harleys fail to trigger an...

I've seen guys on Harleys fail to trigger an induction loop. Just sayin'.

My town went to motion detection cameras to trigger the lights when they switched over to LED signals. I'm told if you...
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 11:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By tcs

According to the Great American Rail Trail folks,...

According to the Great American Rail Trail folks, one can ride from Washington DC to central Indiana almost all on trails, and on to Lincoln NE with the total trip ~75% on trails.



Trails have...
Forum: Touring
02-02-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 617
Posted By tcs

The Mickelson in SD was fun, and we enjoyed...

The Mickelson in SD was fun, and we enjoyed riding the canal towpaths between Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Some November or February I'd like to do Florida's C2C and Arizona's Chuck Huckelberry. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By tcs

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/418x640/20170822_102651_a91fda3639cd89540ddac9693a73b8c1cb934917.jpeg
01-31-23, 12:17 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By tcs

The ones here in Parts Unknown are free to use,...

The ones here in Parts Unknown are free to use, first come first served. The rules say you can't use them overnight, but the transit agency doesn't budget any money for a crew to go out at 2AM to...
01-31-23, 10:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By tcs

My local transit agency installed some BikeLids...

My local transit agency installed some BikeLids at select light rail stops as a trial. They were ecstatic about the near 100% utilization. Actually, the covered parking shells were being used by...
01-31-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,935
Posted By tcs

I've been hearing versions of this story for 40+...

I've been hearing versions of this story for 40+ years. Say 15x 30# bikes + 75# for the rack. When you pick the rack up, those bikes are going to fall in every orientation. Hmm.
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,084
Posted By tcs

Hmph. Found a place with 26x1.75 Marathon...

Hmph. Found a place with 26x1.75 Marathon GreenGuard in stock that ships worldwide. Oh! These are not the Supremes the OP requires. Never mind.

BTW, "International shipping times vary widely and...
Forum: Touring
01-31-23, 09:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,084
Posted By tcs

Confused. Is the claim that the OP can get 650B...

Confused. Is the claim that the OP can get 650B tires shipped to Colombia, but not 26"?
01-31-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By tcs

And burn your clothes afterward. :roflmao2:

And burn your clothes afterward. :roflmao2:
01-30-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 840
Posted By tcs

Yep, you can cut through a Skunklock®. Go...

Yep, you can cut through a Skunklock®.

Go right ahead.
01-28-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,805
Posted By tcs

I watched April 9th, a movie generally about the...

I watched April 9th, a movie generally about the German invasion of Denmark in 1940, and specifically about the fortunes of a Danish bicycle platoon fighting against German light armor. Yeah, that...
01-28-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 417,832
Posted By tcs

Risikhi (sumo wrestler) Tochinoshin [Georgian...

Risikhi (sumo wrestler) Tochinoshin [Georgian (the country) born Levan Gorgadze]
...
01-28-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 417,832
Posted By tcs

Searched the thread and didn't find this: ...

Searched the thread and didn't find this: Guinness Book of World's Records World's Tallest Man, Sultan Kösen
...
01-28-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,822
Posted By tcs

I was also told that the earlier production...

I was also told that the earlier production cyanide surface-hardening process was outlawed. Plus, in the 70s~90s, more and more cycle production moved from Europe to Asia, and Sturmey hubs bore the...
01-28-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,137
Posted By tcs

Vistors: catch the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum...

Vistors: catch the Stanzel Model Aircraft Museum while you're in town!
01-28-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,822
Posted By tcs

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone...

Snaps to the director of this American cell phone TV commercial for putting "Einstein" (actor Paul Giamatti) on a rod-braked three-speed.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-27-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 344
Posted By tcs

Will Butler-Adams lamented that the bike business...

Will Butler-Adams lamented that the bike business is seasonal. In his book he says something to the effect of, "Nobody steps out on a cold, sleeting morning and says, 'I'm going to start bike...
Forum: Touring
01-27-23, 10:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,515
Posted By tcs

The NETT is moving forward; reports from 2015 or...

The NETT is moving forward; reports from 2015 or even 2019 are obsolete. There's ~$20 mil up for grant proposals, and an estimate that total should complete the trail over the next few years in...
01-26-23, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,822
Posted By tcs

Well, if you mount them upside down. :roflmao2:

Well, if you mount them upside down. :roflmao2:
01-26-23, 09:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 569
Posted By tcs

The simplistic theory is that in wetter, coldish,...

The simplistic theory is that in wetter, coldish, flatish Northern Europe [British Isles (Sturmey-Archer), Low Countries, Germany (Fichtel&Sachs), Denmark] IGHs satisfied riders' needs, while in...
01-26-23, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By tcs

Magura hydraulics.

Magura hydraulics.
01-25-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 569
Posted By tcs

The Spectro 7 was a nice hub, with a total 303%...

The Spectro 7 was a nice hub, with a total 303% range (Nexus 8 307%) and efficient single-stage gearing. There was carping about possible fragility of the plastic housing of the ClickBox, but that...
01-25-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By tcs

World Champion stripes: blue, red, black,...

World Champion stripes: blue, red, black, yellow, green.
Olympic rings: blue, yellow, black, green, red

The socks' red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet rainbow is the color pattern of...
01-24-23, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

Guess: If the two characters who left the stage...

Guess: If the two characters who left the stage to ride were both male, then: highwheelers. If they were a male & a female, the librettist introduced the bikes in 1906 as a plot device/audience...
01-24-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

USA - yep, pretty much, more or less. ...

USA - yep, pretty much, more or less.

"...the opera’s three distinctive settings—a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps."

Cycling...
01-24-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 379
Posted By tcs

The time honored starting point is top quality...

The time honored starting point is top quality brake pads and new, quality cables and housing.
01-24-23, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

Watch for these on stage: Bike Shop the...

Watch for these on stage:

Bike Shop the Musical - Elizabeth Barkin
Il Postino - Scarpelli
One Bike Opera - Scott Betts
Spokesong - Stewart Parker

:)
01-24-23, 08:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

Pneumatic tires: Dunlop, commercialized ~1890,...

Pneumatic tires: Dunlop, commercialized ~1890, Michelin 1891. It took years for these to catch on - George T. Loher's 1895 transcon ride was still considered somewhat novel for employing Dunlop...
01-24-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

'Cantilever'. See: Sheldon Brown's Bicycle...

'Cantilever'. See: Sheldon Brown's Bicycle Glossary.
01-24-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 558
Posted By tcs

1880-1892: Penny farthings (highwheelers) ...

1880-1892: Penny farthings (highwheelers)
1885-today:'safeties', chain drive with equal-sized wheels, however, what we would recognize as a 'diamond frame' was rare before the early 1890s.

RBR...
01-24-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 391
Posted By tcs

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub...

For the uninitiated or if you're new to hub gears: Sturmey-Archer began making a model of the AW without the "neutral" between gears 2 & 3 in 1984. They haven't made any AWs with the neutral since...
Forum: Touring
01-23-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By tcs

Bringing a wealth of inexperience to this...

Bringing a wealth of inexperience to this subject, I like my bike with TRP HY/RD cable-actuated hydraulic discs.
01-23-23, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By tcs

UV on bare carbon fiber, start @ 10:19 ...

UV on bare carbon fiber, start @ 10:19

https://youtu.be/ZeNX9QqN6B8
01-22-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,342
Posted By tcs

I call your attention to the penultimate line....

I call your attention to the penultimate line. 'Pikes Peak' and 'coaster brake' in the same sentence. Uh...huh?
...
01-22-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By tcs

In a 'Swedish left turn' there is no u-turn or...

In a 'Swedish left turn' there is no u-turn or jug handle.
01-22-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,297
Posted By tcs

Crossing to the other corner, realigning 90• and...

Crossing to the other corner, realigning 90• and crossing was once called a “Swedish left turn”. I haven’t heard that term in decades.
01-22-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 966
Posted By tcs

I'm reading Around the World on a Bicycle by Fred...

I'm reading Around the World on a Bicycle by Fred Birchmore. :thumb: Fred is cool.

The most joy-filled bike books I've read in the longest are volumes 1, 2 & 3 of The Boy Who Biked the World by...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By tcs

Alleged Brompton 20" prototype

One of those things that pops up on the 'net.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/brompton_20_22_prototype__5622a2699c3cb79c98c7a30ac3a49714344dd9ec.jpg

No further...
01-19-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,342
Posted By tcs

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

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1432x1009/harris_hill_test_course_1eb6a37296ef3899bce1976fed5e7b3d0cf64af9.jpeg

(Ride With GPS sez the hill runs between 5% and 9% grade, not...
01-19-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,342
Posted By tcs

A Sturmey S1C: ...

A Sturmey S1C:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/446x421/sturmey_s1c_d8a6d2326b1e067d7a8643401ba119a78c3e892e.png

Fun fact: In July 1908, Harry Green set a new Lands End to...
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