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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,292
Posted By tcs

The steerer tube issue affected all tikits. Some...

The steerer tube issue affected all tikits. Some original steerer tubes broke, riders were injured, etc, you know the drill. BikeFriday sent out replacements. I think the red dot is what indicates...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,292
Posted By tcs

Only tikits manufactured before 2009 have the...

Only tikits manufactured before 2009 have the issue with the seat tube base. It involves the geometry of the 'wheel around handle'.

Early handles:
...
Forum: Touring
06-19-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,141
Posted By tcs

Copy that! ...

Copy that!

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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-19-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By tcs

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket...

Great little hubs. Shimano has set aftermarket sales up so you have buy the hub, shifter, cog and mounting hardware separately. Forget ever getting an individual IGH component part for repair out of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-18-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By tcs

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do...

Yeah, I'd just have your local wheel builder do one (if you don't want to build it yourself). Nothing tricky; straightforward job. Pick out the rim you want. Folks on ebay offer spokes of any...
06-17-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By tcs

And they do. ...

And they do.

https://velosurance.com/blog/how-to-not-get-your-bicycle-stolen/
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-14-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,816
Posted By tcs

I put a Tektro R559 front brake on mine. ...

I put a Tektro R559 front brake on mine.



I put some MKS EZY pedals on mine.
06-12-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By tcs

Public service announcement to all: home garages...

Public service announcement to all: home garages and sheds are the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) location bikes get stolen.

My bike in my locked garage...
06-11-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,509
Posted By tcs

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't...

Reelights: never need batteries and you can't turn them off.
06-09-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By tcs

Brooks seems to have the largest advertising...

Brooks seems to have the largest advertising budget, but there are plenty of other tensioned leather saddles on the market in 2019, with various design subtleties and features at different price...
06-05-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,519
Posted By tcs

Whatever works for you and your son is just...

Whatever works for you and your son is just peachy.

But I recall running up and down the sidewalk with my kids while they learned to ride, and then the years and years following pedaling slowly...
05-31-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,269
Posted By tcs

I'm actually pleased to see the publication of...

I'm actually pleased to see the publication of how easily the Ottolock is defeated and that there continue to be passionate users of the device. I know who I'll be parking my u-locked bike next to. ...
05-31-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,269
Posted By tcs

Ottolock: 'We’ve always recommended redundant...

Ottolock: 'We’ve always recommended redundant locking with a quality U-lock for higher crime areas or long duration lock-ups.'

If I'm using a quality u-lock, what exactly does the redundant...
05-30-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,104
Posted By tcs

There are a couple of hills that were making my...

There are a couple of hills that were making my knees unhappy. I swapped the three-speed hub for a five, keeping the same top gear but lowering low gear from 34g.i. to 25g.i. This turned out to be...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,926
Posted By tcs

And before that, the Caracle S (33 x 48 x 65 cm) ...

And before that, the Caracle S (33 x 48 x 65 cm)

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,038
Posted By tcs

I tried making a Venn diagram of your wish list:...

I tried making a Venn diagram of your wish list: off pavement, international touring, ~35 miles a day, lightweight, fold & carry, suitcase-able, adjustable handlebars, hybrid tires, front luggage,...
05-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,789
Posted By tcs

Not so. We could all be riding identical single...

Not so. We could all be riding identical single speed Flying Pigeons manufactured at the state-owned factory. :commute:
05-11-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,701
Posted By tcs

Well, there are shock and vibration mitigating...

Well, there are shock and vibration mitigating stems like the Redshift Shockstop and StaFast.
05-03-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By tcs

It's a Dahon Curl, which folds smaller than a...

It's a Dahon Curl, which folds smaller than a Brompton. Mine came with a nice heavy nylon bag, but if no then try the IKEA Dimpa bag.

The folded helmet is a CPSC-compliant Overade Plixi.
04-29-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,005
Posted By tcs

I went to the auto show for the first time in...

I went to the auto show for the first time in years. I was shocked at how complicated and non-intuitive the secondary controls have become, actuated by a touch screen that required eyes because it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,859
Posted By tcs

FYI - I got that term from researching the US...

FYI - I got that term from researching the US government Copyright webpages. ;)
04-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By tcs

Quite possibly a good decision. 'ATF' isn't all...

Quite possibly a good decision. 'ATF' isn't all the same stuff. Some of it is as little viscous as 3wt motor oil.

In the old days, Sturmey-Archer recommended (and sold) 30wt (motor) oil for...
Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,548
Posted By tcs

In addition to the original sin thing, snakes...

In addition to the original sin thing, snakes remain an ongoing threat to humanity. That said, I'm also going to start being more careful and aware around freshwater snails.
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Forum: Touring
04-26-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,548
Posted By tcs

I got 752,000 results when Googling "camping and...

I got 752,000 results when Googling "camping and hiking in rattlesnake country". I bet at least the first two dozen or so are chock full of pertinent, useful information. And then there's this:
...
04-26-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: gear oil viscosity is measured at...

Fun fact: gear oil viscosity is measured at different temperatures than motor oil. 75W-90 gear oil runs through a viscometer about like 10W-30 motor oil.
12-15-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,359
Views: 446,565
Posted By tcs

This is my special needs step-daughter's trike. I...

This is my special needs step-daughter's trike. I do the maintenance & take it on mechanic's check rides. Here we are after three new tires. It's a hoot. It's a workout.
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