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10-21-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: the Schrader valve was patented in...

Fun fact: the Schrader valve was patented in April 1893 by George Schrader of New York City, New York, USA.

Safety bicycle --> pneumatic tire --> Schrader valve :thumb:
10-20-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,332
Posted By tcs

FYI & FWIW here's a 9 year long, 847 post thread...

FYI & FWIW here's a 9 year long, 847 post thread titled Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability:

https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=64432&sid=4d4770fbccb042d41b2d9279be9a6875
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By tcs

Sounds like a straightforward clean and re-grease...

Sounds like a straightforward clean and re-grease job. Ah, the sad times we live in when an LBS throws up their hands at that.

...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By tcs

The SRAM Automatix was discontinued by the...

The SRAM Automatix was discontinued by the manufacturer in 2017. Parts and spares are very limited. Other 2-speed hub choices in current production:

Sturmey Archer S2 freewheel or coaster...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-20-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 244
Posted By tcs

A quick Google reveals Aliexpress has 74mm OLD,...

A quick Google reveals Aliexpress has 74mm OLD, 14 front hubs.

The outfit involved in importing and distributing your brand in your country has many repair/replacement/upgrade parts including a...
Forum: Touring
10-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,669
Posted By tcs

The memories in this thread are specific to the...

The memories in this thread are specific to the modern-era American bike scene - NTTAWWT. :) Here's cycletourist Victor Franco doing it French style while making a big loop of North America in 1950:...
Forum: Touring
10-14-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,100
Posted By tcs

Of course the legs' length can be adjusted to...

Of course the legs' length can be adjusted to leave both wheels on the ground.
10-14-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By tcs

Ah, the infamous HSA470 Actuator Plate. It's...

Ah, the infamous HSA470 Actuator Plate. It's part of the #16 subassembly in the diagram. Available individually.

https://youtu.be/Fy_nIVGo7PQ
10-13-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,079
Posted By tcs

Smaller diameter wheels...with suspension. ...

Smaller diameter wheels...with suspension. :thumb:

https://youtu.be/9_mJVSxKG6Y
10-13-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,079
Posted By tcs

Fun fact: multi-gearing predates the safety...

Fun fact: multi-gearing predates the safety bicycle. :)
10-12-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 3,079
Posted By tcs

Like the Enviolo Automatiq?

Like the Enviolo Automatiq?
10-12-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,332
Posted By tcs

Is it hard? Not if you have the right attitudes....

Is it hard? Not if you have the right attitudes. It's having the right attitudes thats hard. - Robert Pirsig :ride:
10-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By tcs

https://ebike.hu/download/89a442040f3f2061/alkatre...

https://ebike.hu/download/89a442040f3f2061/alkatresz-lista-srk5.pdf
10-11-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 548
Posted By tcs

My LBS has a big dial scale hung from the ceiling.

My LBS has a big dial scale hung from the ceiling.
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-07-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 674
Posted By tcs

Various drop bar Dahon and Tern models have been...

Various drop bar Dahon and Tern models have been tried on the NA market over the years. They never sold many because not many were ever sold.

The drop bar makes the fold either bigger or a lot...
Forum: Touring
09-30-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,829
Posted By tcs

That said, cycletourists have learned over the...

That said, cycletourists have learned over the last 140 years that certain ways of constructing and spec'ing a bike intended for touring duty, hmm, dare we be so bold as to say 'work better'?


...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By tcs

The PLASTIC one had scuffed the paint up over the...

The PLASTIC one had scuffed the paint up over the years before it went missing. I guess if you're concerned about it you could put a piece of helicopter tape on that part of the frame.
09-30-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 620
Posted By tcs

Just a guess: your old Puch has straight wall...

Just a guess: your old Puch has straight wall rims. Yeah, blowing a high pressure tire off a straight wall rim isn't unheard of, and when it happens everybody will hear it. If you wanna run high...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 25,537
Posted By tcs

A certain website of a fellow who might have...

A certain website of a fellow who might have something to do with the distribution of Dahons in the USA (or he might not) but I don't want to mention by name so I don't get banned from this forum for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-30-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By tcs

Otay, Spanky, Bike Friday sells them: ...

Otay, Spanky, Bike Friday sells them:

https://store.bikefriday.com/product_info.php?products_id=12649

I dug around in my shop and found a replacement of the correct thread size. These are...
09-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,752
Posted By tcs

I'm sure you've checked it out in your...

I'm sure you've checked it out in your jurisdiction, but neophytes reading this thread should be aware that blue and/or rearward facing white lights are illegal in some places.
09-25-21, 08:09 AM
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By tcs

Dunno about France, but in the USA that Lindal...

Dunno about France, but in the USA that Lindal valve gas port would pretty much ensure the bike couldn't be transported by air, rail or bus.
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,754
Posted By tcs

The car rental companies found themselves with...

The car rental companies found themselves with large fleets of taxable but non-earning assets as the reality of the pandemic settled in. They had fire sales (including some spanking deals on lightly...
Forum: Touring
09-21-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,754
Posted By tcs

Ah, "what stove?". The good advice is...

Ah, "what stove?".

The good advice is upthread. For a walk on the wild side...my local Walmarts now all carry Coghlans brand solid fuel tablets (hexamine) for Esbit-style stoves. No, I can't...
09-21-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,231
Posted By tcs

I bought a BikeFriday tikit. A year later, they...

I bought a BikeFriday tikit. A year later, they sent me a recall, saying 'Hey, there's a little problem with the tikit. The frame sort of breaks. A rider has been hurt. Or maybe a couple riders. ...
09-18-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By tcs

You'll do fine. ...

You'll do fine.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/703x720/img_0916_a83a06ae13b5cfeb23a27aa56c7bccae3b0fc184.jpeg
Forum: Touring
09-14-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,754
Posted By tcs

Hailing from the Great Plains... ...

Hailing from the Great Plains...


https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1070x125/rita_blanca_nat_l_grassland_3a212063be22e6c3a36ddb783453a8e2b1006746.jpg

...I've always...
09-13-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,648
Posted By tcs

Co-Motion frames are MUSA. Like other boutique...

Co-Motion frames are MUSA. Like other boutique American builds, they're completed into rideable bicycles with imported parts.
09-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By tcs

A decade and a half ago there was the Pedalite,...

A decade and a half ago there was the Pedalite, an LED pedal energized by the turn of the pedal on its spindle.

...
09-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By tcs

If it's a Sturmey, fill the labyrinth seals with...

If it's a Sturmey, fill the labyrinth seals with heavier grease.
09-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,410
Posted By tcs

The Breezer planes. :p ...

The Breezer planes. :p

https://www.renehersecycles.com/what-is-planing/
https://www.renehersecycles.com/the-biomechanics-of-planing/
09-10-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By tcs

A good quality NLGI 00 should maintain stable...

A good quality NLGI 00 should maintain stable properties and lubricity between -34C (-30F) to 177C (350F).
09-10-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,648
Posted By tcs

Actually, from the 1870s into the early 1980s....

Actually, from the 1870s into the early 1980s. "Mostly" MUSA bikes lasted into the 1990s.

...
09-08-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 852
Posted By tcs

"My daughter got into triathlons, so I bought her...

"My daughter got into triathlons, so I bought her a better bike for a big race."

"Schwinn?"

"No, came in fourth, but it was a personal best."
09-08-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 691
Posted By tcs

Somewhat shockingly, yes: ...

Somewhat shockingly, yes:

https://www.amazon.com/SRAM-135mm-Rear-Disc-Black/dp/B00L2Q0DYY

:lol: :lol: :roflmao2:
09-06-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,648
Posted By tcs

North American manufactured bicycle? Despite...

North American manufactured bicycle? Despite several posters answering "no" and even "impossible", RBR of Alameda, California does in fact make a 100% American bicycle. Get out your credit card and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-06-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 338,609
Posted By tcs

There and back again on Vail Pass, Colorado, USA:...

There and back again on Vail Pass, Colorado, USA: 10666 feet = 3251 meters elevation.

...
08-26-21, 05:50 AM
08-26-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,513
Posted By tcs

No.

No.
08-24-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,742
Posted By tcs

I used the Schwinn-branded floor pump I bought in...

I used the Schwinn-branded floor pump I bought in '71 for about 40 years. Somewhere along in the mid-80s I fitted it with a Silca head. I got a (now discontinued) Zefal Alaskan two-stage fitted...
08-23-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 724
Posted By tcs

The metallurgy on the early SunTour detailers...

The metallurgy on the early SunTour detailers left something to be desired. I've run into higher mileage examples with excessive slop between the derailleur body and hanger bolt.

All the...
Forum: Touring
08-18-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By tcs

Also from Ride With GPS we get an altitude @...

Also from Ride With GPS we get an altitude @ Wheeler Junction of 9702' and Vail pass @ 10624', for a climb of 922'. The distance on Ride With GPS between these points via the Ten Mile Canyon...
Forum: Touring
08-17-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,501
Posted By tcs

Cycling Colorado's Mountain Passes by Kurt...

Cycling Colorado's Mountain Passes by Kurt Magsamen lists Vail Pass as 10,600 feet. It says the east side is 6.1 miles from Wheeler Junction (Copper Mountain), with a 3.0% grade for 2.2 miles, a 3.5%...
Forum: Touring
08-15-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,814
Posted By tcs

Some 46 years ago the late Ron Shepherd formed...

Some 46 years ago the late Ron Shepherd formed the 'Low Gear Fellowship' and promoted what he called Bulldog gears* for cycletourists.

...
Forum: Texas
08-13-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By tcs

TxDOT: State's cycling deaths up in 2020

68 cyclist deaths in 2019; 82 cyclists deaths in 2020.

A 535-word press release on the subject that doesn't say much:
...
Forum: Recumbent
08-05-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By tcs

Perhaps a Bacchetta Bella? Ah, like a...

Perhaps a Bacchetta Bella?



Ah, like a Sun Seeker EZ-Sport CX.
Forum: Texas
08-04-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By tcs

Another great thing: In the Hill Country there...

Another great thing: In the Hill Country there are extensive hunting leases so the wildlife has economic value. The country folk keep their dogs up so they won't run the deer.
08-02-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By tcs

You asked: 'I wonder if the parts are...

You asked: 'I wonder if the parts are interchangeable with the Bendixes...'

I answered: 'the whole point of the Eagle effort was to make interchangeable hubs & parts available again'.

Then...
08-02-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 7,260
Posted By tcs

In before the lock! Robert Storm Petersen,...

In before the lock!

Robert Storm Petersen, 1940s, Denmark:

...
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