How to buy a used road bike : Best recumbant bikes.
How To Buy A Used Road Bike
- (Road biking) Road cycling is the most widespread form of cycling. It takes place primarily on paved surfaces. It includes recreational, racing, and utility cycling.
- A bike with narrow tires best suited for paved roads. Usually noted by drop style bars.
- A road bicycle is similar to a racing bicycle. However, road bikes are built more for endurance and less for fast bursts of speed, which is desired in a racing bicycle. They usually have more gear combinations and fewer hi-tech racing features.
- A motorcycle that meets the legal requirements for use on ordinary roads
- A bicycle that is suitable for use on ordinary roads, as opposed to a mountain bike
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Abandoned & Existing Madison County Railroad Lines
Abandoned Railroad Lines In My Area:
Green=Abandoned Norfolk Southern(NS) lines (ex- Illinois Terminal Railroad[ITC]), and were abandoned in 1999. A major portion of them were owned by Troy & Eastern Railway, originally. The portion between Horseshoe Lake and Mont Junction is still railbanked due to large untapped coal reserves left in Maryville, Collinsville, and Troy.
Orange=Abandoned Union Pacific(UP) line (ex- Chicago & North Western[CNW]) abandoned March 2000, and I should also mention that before CNW bought out this line in the 1950s, it was originally built & owned by the Litchfield & Madison(L&M) Railway, UP tried to railbank the line and was unable to reach an agreement with the STB so they abandoned. This represents one of 21% of abandoned lines in America that had been attempted to become railbanked and failed. Had these 21% of the lines been approved for railbanking, 56.8% of lines abandoned since railbanking began in 1982 would have been railbanked, but in stead, due to the 21% that weren't approved, only 36.8% of lines abandoned since 1982 were railbanked. In total, there are 14,184 miles of post-1982 abandoned railroad lines in America, and in stead of 8056.5 miles being saved by railbanking, only the 36.8% (or 5079 miles) of those have actually been railbanked. For some reason the Surface Transportation Board(STB) denied 21% of the railbanking requests. How stupid.
Yellow=Abandoned NS Line (ex- Wabash) Spur Line to downtown Edwardsville, abandoned 1988.
Black=Abandoned NS Line (ex- Nickel Plate Road[NKP]), abandoned in March of 2000, originally built in 1882 as a narrow gauge line (the Toledo, Cincinnati & St. Louis) and converted to narrow gauge in 1889, and was the first railroad built through Glen Carbon. It eventually in the 1920s was merged with the New York, Chicago, & St. Louis, more commonly known as the Nickel Plate Road.
White=Abandoned lines I don't know about (only two small spurs)
Red=Still existing & operating train tracks
Purple=Abandoned Burlington Northern(BN) line to Brighton, IL, abandoned because BN acquired trackage rights on UP trackage through far northern Edwardsville (and Gard, IL). Abandoned in the 1970s.
Blue=Abandoned Illinois Central Railroad (IC) line, abandoned in 1982. In the 1980s, the IC rationalized and tore out the majority of their system, keeping very few of their lines. When they purchased the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio(GMO) Railroad, a more direct route from Springfield to St. Louis originally belonging to the GMO was favored over the original IC route so the IC abandoned.
There are 7 mainlines that have been abandoned in Madison County, and a spur line. Madison County has sufffered more railroad abandonments than anywhere else in the St. Louis area, and most of the lines that were abandoned were abandoned between 1999-2001. Four were abandoned by the NS, one by UP, one by BN, and one by the ITC. The one line that I think could have most likely been saved was the ex-NKP Cloverleaf Sub, as the BNSF could have bought it to connect between their St. Louis lines and their Beardstown Subdivision in Sorento, Illinois, which, had they bought it, would have eliminated their need for trackage rights on the UP Pana Sub, which connects them to their Beardstown Sub from St. Louis at Toland, Illinois (near Walshville, or about 10 miles south of Litchfield). The BNSF still uses trackage rights on the Pana Sub, and operates on those trackage rights daily, so they could have saved the ex-Cloverleaf. But, that is a moot point.
Dave Lloyd 753 O/S road Frame
Dave Lloyd 'Concept 90' Road Frame. appx 1989
Quite unusual in being built from 753 O/S tubing, very similar to my Vernon Barker frame in Columbus EL O/S.
This is where my bike collection started! having dusted down my Hetchins, from the back of my garage 27 year's of inactivity, (both myself and Hetch ).
I bought this frame via eBay..because it was for sale in my local City of Norwich. (oh what a slippery...but good..slope to follow).
I had , post purchase, read some bad things about Lloyd frames..with many a joke saying..how long before it broke?...
All rubbish IMHO...because I believe they were not built by him, but by Argos Cycles...and as such, early production was probably handled soley by Arthur Needham..who was taught by the great Stan Pike.
It's seen a lot of use..from a very fast veteran rider, whom I purchased it from..and owned by him from New..a big, heavy rider ( both of us over 200 lbs) like myself...and of course, has never broken...
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