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10-14-21, 05:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,803
Posted By tcs

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

Fun fact: multi-gearing predates the safety bicycle. :)
10-12-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,169
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 that’s hard.” - Robert Pirsig :ride:
10-11-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By tcs

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

https://ebike.hu/download/89a442040f3f2061/alkatresz-lista-srk5.pdf
09-25-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,603
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
09-18-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By tcs

You'll do fine. ...

You'll do fine.


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09-12-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 887
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: 465
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: 2,383
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/
09-06-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,635
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: 1,184
Views: 337,309
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: 3,488
Posted By tcs

No.

No.
07-28-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 649
Posted By tcs

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible. Cross...

Cross chaining in 1921: horrible.

Cross chaining in 2021: no big deal.

A look at the chains side by side explains why.
07-26-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By tcs

Cateye Reflex Auto. 2xAAA (<--edit). ...

Cateye Reflex Auto. 2xAAA (<--edit).

https://www.cateye.com/intl/products/safety_lights/TL-LD570-R/
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,557
Posted By tcs

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy it. :ride: ...

Congratulations. I hope you enjoy it. :ride:

Strida: surprisingly capable.


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07-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,130
Posted By tcs

Hey, lots of good information and reasoned...

Hey, lots of good information and reasoned opinion in this thread. :thumb:

I'l add that your tool kit needs to match your bike (and any bike along you might have responsibility for). Mentioned...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,184
Views: 337,309
Posted By tcs

We are unworthy.

We are unworthy.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,451
Posted By tcs

Owners seem to enjoy them. ...

Owners seem to enjoy them.

https://youtu.be/ILmvBxERj2A

https://youtu.be/hfM5cSUqlZs
07-18-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,956
Posted By tcs

Disc breaks. It happens. ...

Disc breaks. It happens.


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/720x960/disc_breaks_d2a42e1119fc26f45d1124787fed101aac5488f3.jpg

Next up: Oxford comma.
07-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By tcs

From the profile and the protruding bolt handle,...

From the profile and the protruding bolt handle, the artist probably used a modern extended tube competition semi-auto shotgun to model in the studio.

What's something vaguely similar in profile...
07-11-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 267
Posted By tcs

Today's (07-11-2021) Frazz comic

7-11:

https://www.gocomics.com/frazz/2021/07/11

:)
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By tcs

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill. ...

Yep, old 20" Dahon skill.

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Sort of a beauty pageant. One can...
Forum: Touring
07-04-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By tcs

The first derailleurs had complicated mechanisms...

The first derailleurs had complicated mechanisms to keep the chainline straight - but the chains of the day wouldn't really flex out of line.
...
07-01-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,898
Posted By tcs

Yo también. Got one on the Alex Moulton AM7, one...

Yo también. Got one on the Alex Moulton AM7, one on the Dawes Briercliffe and one on the Curl folder. :thumb:



That's the fact, Jack - at least for my derrière. YMMV.



Beyond maybe...
06-25-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By tcs

Nice, but no Holland Mechanics. ...

Nice, but no Holland Mechanics.

https://youtu.be/7yF_S1L0X68
06-22-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By tcs

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not...

A lot of bike stuff is proprietary and not cross-compatible - but not three-speed hub sprockets. Shimano and SRAM [Sachs (Fichtel&Sachs)] and Sturmey-Archer (since 1903!) sprockets all fit. Given...
06-12-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,368
Posted By tcs

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off,...

As the great bike boom of the 1890s cooled off, 3inOne reinvented itself as 'Multi-Purpose Oil': just look at all the ways you can use it!

...
06-12-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,368
Posted By tcs

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's...

It cleans, lubricates and protects? Wow, it's like a three-in-one product! Why hasn't anyone thought of that before?

Oh. Right.

One of the oldest cycling products you can buy, 3inOne oil...
06-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,967
Posted By tcs

An argument can be made that Trek has spent the...

An argument can be made that Trek has spent the last decade doing exactly that.
06-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,967
Posted By tcs

Good, because it started happening several years...

Good, because it started happening several years ago. A couple of chains & lots of independents these days. Prep & set-up of internet purchased bikes is a steady business for them.

...
06-11-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,967
Posted By tcs

You make an appointment with an app on your...

You make an appointment with an app on your phone. A bike mechanic comes in a van.

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2howud
Forum: Texas
06-09-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By tcs

Well, there's the #65 Padre Island bus (with bike...

Well, there's the #65 Padre Island bus (with bike rack). Doesn't run very often, though.

Fun fact: back when the Kennedy Causeway was a toll bridge, bicyclists paid a toll of 10¢.
06-08-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By tcs

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell,...

Yeah, the one I showed has a fancier hubshell, but is the same inside. Complete internal mechanisms are available, and that might be less expensive than trouble shoot, individual replacement parts...
06-06-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,142
Posted By tcs

The ne plus ultra cycling president, Woodrow...

The ne plus ultra cycling president, Woodrow Wilson was a member of the CTC and went on several long cycletours (before he became president).
...
06-06-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,142
Posted By tcs

VP Nixon & family enjoying the cherry blossoms...

VP Nixon & family enjoying the cherry blossoms near the Jefferson Memorial:
...
06-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,142
Posted By tcs

The Gipper rode a tandem. ...

The Gipper rode a tandem.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/830x625/gipper_3e8550c5e9f6b6d7c44d6a7e0b0794c9e058753c.png
06-06-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,142
Posted By tcs

Bush the Elder rode a Flying Pigeon. ...

Bush the Elder rode a Flying Pigeon.
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06-06-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,142
Posted By tcs

President Biden rides a bike

6/5/21 Looks like he's enjoying himself.


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...
06-05-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By tcs

Gravel bikes --> 8". You read it here first on...

Gravel bikes --> 8". You read it here first on BikeForums!


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Forum: Folding Bikes
06-05-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By tcs

Careful! :) I see the occasional Boardwalk on...

Careful! :) I see the occasional Boardwalk on the 'net that's optimized for touring, gran fondos or 'go fast'. Front derailleurs with dual and triple chainwheels, drop bars, cow horn bars, Brooks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By tcs

Dahon Boardwalk owner's tour Malaysia: ...

Dahon Boardwalk owner's tour Malaysia:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x575/dahon_boardwalks_take_malaysia_a68f620ab8b93d69a0a2d9252095ca8679aacc3d.jpg
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,195
Posted By tcs

Dahon Boardwalk owner's rally: ...

Dahon Boardwalk owner's rally:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/dahon_boardwalk_meet_up_philippines_e12454efb99cb8292d5a4fe9ba54a6fe893ea99a.jpg

Fun fact: The...
06-04-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By tcs

May = bike month and 'ride your bike to work day'...

May = bike month and 'ride your bike to work day' = third Friday in May are probably bigger deals here in Parts Unknown. Adventure Cycling Association is celebrating Bike Travel Weekend this weekend...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-30-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By tcs

Okay, I found this. But, and it's a big...

Okay, I found this.

But, and it's a big but, there are pop-up ads galore, including some for Anna, a lovely young woman who - not to be prudish but just trying to maintain internet standards -...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-29-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By tcs

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

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-28-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,669
Posted By tcs

The key word being 'recommend'. Seong Woo Kim...

The key word being 'recommend'. Seong Woo Kim rode his Stride across Alaska and Canada. Régis Fender rode his across the Sahara and on a long cycle tour north of the Arctic Circle. There are other...
05-27-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,121
Posted By tcs

Consumers...

Consumers...
Forum: Touring
05-25-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By tcs

You want to piece together a trip across the US. ...

You want to piece together a trip across the US. I understand

but

consider taking Amtrak to Minot, ND, heading south to Washburn, ND and picking up Adventure Cycling's Lewis&Clark Trail back...
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