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Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,111
Posted By tcs

The Coronado expedition to the SW USA (1540-1542)...

The Coronado expedition to the SW USA (1540-1542) reported losing a member to the bite of a Tarascan Amphisbaena, the only known member of the amphisbaena genus where the tail, not the head, is...
Forum: Touring
03-20-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,111
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: Harris's Hawks of the SW USA and Mexico...

Fun fact: Harris's Hawks of the SW USA and Mexico hunt in cooperative groups and share kills. They'll even send one member of the group into cover on foot to flush out prey while the others circle...
Forum: Touring
03-19-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,111
Posted By tcs

Only problem on my last SW tour was a hoop snake...

Only problem on my last SW tour was a hoop snake trying to mate with my Schwalbes.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 181,191
Posted By tcs

I've had a Sturmey 8 in service on my principle...

I've had a Sturmey 8 in service on my principle non-folder for 10 years (early adopter!) and it's free peddling and smoother than my Rohloff that cost 10X as much.

Check:
1) that the cones aren't...
Forum: Texas
03-18-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By tcs

I've never camped along the trailway, although...

I've never camped along the trailway, although that is permitted and I've seen folks doing it. There is no water. If you cook, you have to use a 'containerized fuel' stove (no campfires).

The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-16-19, 11:11 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 181,191
Posted By tcs

Out and about and stopped by the LBS today. ...

Out and about and stopped by the LBS today.

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Forum: Touring
03-16-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,102
Posted By tcs

It had been a couple of years since I'd taken the...

It had been a couple of years since I'd taken the pulse of camp stoves and this thread got me surfing the 'net.

I cycle tour rather than bike pack (or through hike, an activity that seems to drive...
Forum: Touring
03-16-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,102
Posted By tcs

A trip down memory lane in the USA. In most of...

A trip down memory lane in the USA. In most of the rest of the world, the Bleuet pattern remains a current camp stove system.

...
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,102
Posted By tcs

Nescafé Clásico. Word.

Nescafé Clásico. Word.
Forum: Touring
03-15-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,102
Posted By tcs

Yeah, the USA supply of these dried up decades...

Yeah, the USA supply of these dried up decades ago. My stove that uses them is only 42 years old and worked fine as I used up the last of my cartridges. Those puncture cartridges are still...
Forum: Touring
03-14-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,102
Posted By tcs

USA source for Campingaz/Kemper/Primus/XQ/or any...

USA source for Campingaz/Kemper/Primus/XQ/or any other brand puncture/pierceable/206/Bleuet/190g canisters?
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03-14-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,369
Posted By tcs

Here in Parts Unknown the authorities require...

Here in Parts Unknown the authorities require path bridges and footings to be able to bear the weight of a police cruiser and an ambulance. Yeah, this raises the co$t of building paths.
Forum: Touring
03-12-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By tcs

Yes, there are ferries from Washington state that...

Yes, there are ferries from Washington state that don't stop in Canandian ports before they land in Alaska. :)



Don't blame our Canadian friends! It's a US State Department rule.
Forum: Touring
03-12-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,220
Posted By tcs

Cycle touring is generally non-competitive and...

Cycle touring is generally non-competitive and the prize is the trip itself. That said, so long as you're riding along anyway: Pass Hunting...
Forum: Touring
03-12-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By tcs

Your dreams are your dreams and there's no wrong...

Your dreams are your dreams and there's no wrong answer - but a passport (for nearly all US citizens) is no big deal.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,442
Posted By tcs

Hmph! These aren't intended to be long distance...

Hmph! These aren't intended to be long distance bikes (although some rider somewhere...), but I really think the majority of riders will benefit from this wider range.

The 9, 11, 13 set is really...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-12-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By tcs

Over on the enthusiasts' Dahon Facebook page...

Over on the enthusiasts' Dahon Facebook page (different from the company's Dahon Folding Bikes Facebook page) there are some amazing customized Boardwalks. On Thai, Indonesian and Malaysian web...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,096
Posted By tcs

Or maybe it's AISI 1040. Almost all bike...

Or maybe it's AISI 1040. Almost all bike companies in the world trumpet the metal alloy they use in their frames. Why is Brompton so coy?
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,442
Posted By tcs

BTW, the USA street price for the EEZZ D3 is down...

BTW, the USA street price for the EEZZ D3 is down to $600 w/ free shipping.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-11-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,442
Posted By tcs

It doesn't look like it, from the pictures and...

It doesn't look like it, from the pictures and specs I've seen.

Dahon seems enamored with this three speed derailleur set up. Now, all gearing systems involve some compromise of design. With only...
03-11-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By tcs

Yep, and they indicate they'll make any thread...

Yep, and they indicate they'll make any thread spec you want, but if it's not a standard consumer offering surely it's only cost effective if you order bike share fleet quantities. I guess an inquiry...
03-10-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By tcs

13/32 x 26 security nuts

I've seen 13/32 x 26 security* axle nuts on bike share bikes. Anybody got a retail source? (Forum search had nuthin', but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a thread before.) Thanx.


* You...
Forum: Touring
03-08-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,960
Posted By tcs

Part of my winter reading has been "Once Upon a...

Part of my winter reading has been "Once Upon a Chariot" about Norma Jean Belloff's 1947 W to E USA tour*. She left San Diego with $25. Fascinating visit to a world before W4s and mandatory Social...
03-08-19, 07:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,601
Posted By tcs

Over on bentrideronline one can find secondhand...

Over on bentrideronline one can find secondhand a-friend-of-a-friend claims of 'a guy who jumped right on and rode', but first hand accounts seem to involve 100+ miles on a big parking lot and ~2000...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 990
Posted By tcs

In addition to potential tariffs on importing...

In addition to potential tariffs on importing bikes and e-bikes into the EU, Brompton could potentially face increased competition in the home market. "May you live in interesting times."
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