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Forum: Folding Bikes
02-02-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By tcs

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01-28-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 417,641
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: 417,641
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: 3,900,639
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: 33
Views: 997
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: 3,900,639
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.
...
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...
01-25-23, 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...
01-24-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 376
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, 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...
01-22-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
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, 02:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,262
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.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-19-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
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: 1,341
Posted By tcs

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(Ride With GPS sez the hill runs between 5% and 9% grade, not...
01-19-23, 08:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,341
Posted By tcs

The MONē: Souped up coaster brake hub ? MON?...

The MONē:

Souped up coaster brake hub ? MON? (http://www.monebikes.com/store/souped-up-coaster-brake-hub)
Forum: Touring
01-18-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 436
Posted By tcs

Ah, the wonders of the modern age. ...

Ah, the wonders of the modern age.

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01-15-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,776
Posted By tcs

Vintage Tiffany sterling silver cycling pants...

Vintage Tiffany sterling silver cycling pants clip:

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01-13-23, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 351
Posted By tcs

Image search "Rough Stuff Fellowship".

Image search "Rough Stuff Fellowship".
01-12-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,900,639
Posted By tcs

The Sachs Spectro 7 had 17~18% steps and that's...

The Sachs Spectro 7 had 17~18% steps and that's about as small as you can go with single-stage non-compound gears. The AM was a single-stage compound planetary.

Fun fact: Inside the Sturmey XRF8...
01-12-23, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,900,639
Posted By tcs

One hill. Not a range of mountains. Not a 23km...

One hill. Not a range of mountains. Not a 23km col. One hill.

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01-09-23, 11:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,177
Posted By tcs

Yeah, he basically didn't have any tension in the...

Yeah, he basically didn't have any tension in the drive chain. Here's another test done by a friend: 2000 miles into a self-contained cross-country tour, climbing the steepest grade, desperately...
01-09-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By tcs

Dr. Chet Kyle and bike drivetrain guru Frank...

Dr. Chet Kyle and bike drivetrain guru Frank Berto tested various gear set-ups for efficiency some years back. They found broken-in and properly lubricated three-speed hubs are astoundingly...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-05-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 228
Posted By tcs

Brompton descending

Mentioned on this forum before was the GNC climbing challenge involving the Brompton folding bike. Here's the other side of the mountain, as it were:

https://youtu.be/d1kz_AcdztQ
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-04-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By tcs

Something like... ...

Something like...

https://eu.dahon.com/bikes/curl-i4-3/
01-04-23, 09:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,757
Posted By tcs

Hold my beer and watch this department: ...

Hold my beer and watch this department:


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12-26-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By tcs

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12-24-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,586
Posted By tcs

Yep. I put the bike on the stand and went...

Yep. I put the bike on the stand and went through from front to back, writing down every fastener/adjustment and finding a tool that would reach/fit/be effective. I evaluated the likelihood of a...
12-23-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Predates Nivex. Still in production.

Predates Nivex. Still in production.
12-22-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,709
Posted By tcs

Tucson's your Huckelberry.

Tucson's your Huckelberry.
Forum: Recumbent
12-20-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By tcs

The TrikExplor M320 is a nifty design, but for a...

The TrikExplor M320 is a nifty design, but for a collapsing trike I like the Evolve Folding Trike design a lot better.

There are ~8 YouTube videos of this trike in folding action which one can...
12-18-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,009
Posted By tcs

Mount some Tufo tubular-clinchers. Bob's your...

Mount some Tufo tubular-clinchers. Bob's your uncle.

https://www.tufo.com/en/tubular-clincher/
12-16-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,125
Posted By tcs

One-mile ride, light but bulky load? Burley...

One-mile ride, light but bulky load?

Burley Travoy.

Here's one with a cello:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By tcs

Still viable work-a-day bikes with a...

Still viable work-a-day bikes with a competitively small fold, albeit a bit heavy. Modestly collectible. The stainless models have a following and are sought out.
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12-14-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Greater purchase is why Dr. Moulton did it, as he...

Greater purchase is why Dr. Moulton did it, as he used relatively small cogs for gearing with the small wheels.
...
12-14-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,634
Posted By tcs

Demountable space frame, front and rear...

Demountable space frame, front and rear suspension, proprietary 17" wheels. Owner/fan clubs worldwide, in production for 40 years, detested & derided by Jan Heine, it's the Alex Moulton AM:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-13-22, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 348
Posted By tcs

1,000,000th Brompton

Brompton announced they built their one-millionth bike:

https://www.brompton.com/onemillion
...
12-13-22, 09:45 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,709
Posted By tcs

If your "60 F minimum" is daily high and not...

If your "60 F minimum" is daily high and not daily lows,
and if your "60 F minimum" is based on average highs and not all-time lowest high,

Then fly into Austin and go to:

Fredericksburg,...
12-13-22, 05:38 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Dahon Neos chainstay-mounted 'shadow' derailleur:...

Dahon Neos chainstay-mounted 'shadow' derailleur:

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12-12-22, 08:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,950
Posted By tcs

137 years ago: ...

137 years ago:

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12-12-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Rohloff and Enviolo Desmodromic....

Rohloff and Enviolo



Desmodromic. That's fun to say. Desmodromic. Desmodromic. :)
12-12-22, 08:36 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Several here are anticipating/hoping for...

Several here are anticipating/hoping for aesthetic refinement. Here's what Mr. Heine says:

"The Nivex derailleur isn’t a prototype or a first iteration that will be replaced by a...
12-12-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

I know he did some Le Cyclo pull chain...

I know he did some Le Cyclo pull chain derailleurs.

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/french_patent_582247_-_cyclo.html
...
12-12-22, 12:26 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,617
Posted By tcs

Cool. More power to Heine/Compass/Herse/et al. ...

Cool. More power to Heine/Compass/Herse/et al.

Thus was it ever: 1930s index shifting for the cloth cap set:
...
12-12-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,735
Posted By tcs

There's also the new 3x3 Nine hub: ...

There's also the new 3x3 Nine hub:

https://www.3x3.bike/en/nine-gear-hub/
12-11-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,735
Posted By tcs

Lots of experimenting/patents on IGBB in the...

Lots of experimenting/patents on IGBB in the 1890s and 1900s. If it's not too much Vintage for this thread, here's a 1937 Adler: https://onlinebicyclemuseum.co.uk/1937-adler-dreigang-type-157/
...
12-09-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tcs

Quality is all over the place. The top models S...

Quality is all over the place. The top models S Safari and S Speedsix were handbuilt in the stable block behind the Hall (Dr. Moulton's mansion) and were as finely crafted as anything being turned...
12-09-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tcs

Top factory spec F-frame Moulton S Safari ...

Top factory spec F-frame Moulton S Safari

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12-09-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tcs

Dr. Moulton is the chap with the cap.

Dr. Moulton is the chap with the cap.
12-09-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tcs

A gathering of Moulton enthusiasts...in Japan! ...

A gathering of Moulton enthusiasts...in Japan!

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12-09-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,132
Posted By tcs

Otherwise, yours look pretty original. So many...

Otherwise, yours look pretty original. So many were subjected to Mods back in the day.
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