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06-21-10, 11:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By Fat Tire

No, nobody asked me specifically, how to carry a...

No, nobody asked me specifically, how to carry a basket ball, but then they didn't ask you, either. And yet you jumped right in with your opinion on how to do it. The fact that you entered a post in...
06-20-10, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By Fat Tire

Got one, call it the Torker Cargo T, but it has...

Got one, call it the Torker Cargo T, but it has THREE speeds, in this guise. I've never noticed the panties flying, though. Must be all in how you hold your mouth.
06-18-10, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,456
Posted By Fat Tire

I too have similar problems, short legs, long...

I too have similar problems, short legs, long torso, and Diabetes, arthritis riddled back and shoulders, and just to add the topper, GOUT. I bought a medium size bike, even though I am 6ft tall (a...
06-16-10, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,202
Posted By Fat Tire

I'd get anything with 16"-20" wheels, and an IGH,...

I'd get anything with 16"-20" wheels, and an IGH, so its possible to go fast without working too hard to get up hills. What about an electric assist for the front hub? Be sure and order the basket...
06-16-10, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 513
Posted By Fat Tire

http://www.amazon.com/Large-Sofa-Gel-Comfort-Seat/...

http://www.amazon.com/Large-Sofa-Gel-Comfort-Seat/dp/B000TD24VG/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IZ9DNPPB9FN0W&colid=1EYG4CSQPEI92

This is advertised as the largest seat made, by Sunlite/Cloud Nine,...
06-16-10, 12:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,309
Posted By Fat Tire

They do make extension hoses for them, saw it on...

They do make extension hoses for them, saw it on Amazon recently. A hose with a connector plug it in at the water storage end extend it with the original drinking tube, and it ought to fit the back...
06-15-10, 07:42 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,739
Posted By Fat Tire

Well, lets see. Since I got rid of my vintage...

Well, lets see. Since I got rid of my vintage Raleigh Sport 3,
1) I have not changed a tire, nor have
2) I adjusted a cable (nor have I had a flat, or needed to adjust anything).
3)I have...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-15-10, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Fat Tire

How about the Marathon Extreme?

How about the Marathon Extreme?
06-12-10, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By Fat Tire

If you want a higher riding position, I recommend...

If you want a higher riding position, I recommend Dimension Cruiser bars, in Aluminum or black. As I recall, 4 inch rise 630mm wide, center-to-center. Mountain bike tubing, so you shouldn't need...
06-12-10, 11:41 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,159
Posted By Fat Tire

"Furvid is a perfectly cromulent word!" Mrs....

"Furvid is a perfectly cromulent word!" Mrs. CraBapple
06-12-10, 11:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,591
Posted By Fat Tire

I'm sorry that the Texas weather this years has...

I'm sorry that the Texas weather this years has been disappointingly cold, it's usually warmer this time of year. Heck, last year at this time we were in triple digits twice by this date. And OH,...
06-06-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,448
Posted By Fat Tire

Schwalbe Marathon Plus/Extreme. I prefer...

Schwalbe Marathon Plus/Extreme. I prefer Schwalbe for most tires, and these are fairly flat proof, smooth, roll well. Up hill you are on your own. The only wheel I know of to help you up a hill is...
06-05-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,581
Posted By Fat Tire

Simple Green or a made-for-the-job Citrus based...

Simple Green or a made-for-the-job Citrus based cleaner. They make specific brush sets for this purpose, they also make specific tools for cleaning chains, while the chain remains on the bike
06-05-10, 12:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By Fat Tire

Be thankful, you don't want a Biria EZ-Board, as...

Be thankful, you don't want a Biria EZ-Board, as they tend to show bad behavior at higher speed, downhill in particular, (what we, in the motorcycle world, call a "tankslapper"). I was in the same...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-10, 10:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,061
Posted By Fat Tire

Montague Paratrooper?

Montague Paratrooper?
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-03-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,599
Posted By Fat Tire

I prefer a good Shimano 3 speed to a Sturmey...

I prefer a good Shimano 3 speed to a Sturmey Archer, and a Shimano 8 speed to a Sturmey Archer, and a Sturmey Archer Hub of whatever style to a dérailleur.

I'd buy a Nu Vinci sight unseen before...
06-03-10, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By Fat Tire

Rivendell has some lightweight wool Jerseys in...

Rivendell has some lightweight wool Jerseys in rather a pleasant sort of green that may be cut for non-elite cyclists. Rivendell has "way cool" stuff in most every category of products they sell.
06-03-10, 10:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,712
Posted By Fat Tire

I was wondering if anyone was going to mention...

I was wondering if anyone was going to mention the brightness of their neighborhood, or their lighting environment, in relation to lights used. (My take on it is, it's like Daytime Running Lights,...
06-03-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,189
Posted By Fat Tire

The bicycle I bought recently was offered in...

The bicycle I bought recently was offered in Stealth Gray(well worn/sun bleached asphalt gray), or Retina Searing Green, and for reasons of visibility I chose the (Nausea Inducing) green. Now that I...
06-03-10, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By Fat Tire

Amazon USA has a cargo trailer for under $100,...

Amazon USA has a cargo trailer for under $100, and it carries 180 pounds. Best deal I've heard of, though I do not know how well it holds up.

5 Stars by Amazon purchasers.
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06-02-10, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,120
Posted By Fat Tire

Two and half more, Torker Cargo T, and Surly...

Two and half more, Torker Cargo T, and Surly Pugsley, and the 8 speed version of the Cargo T from Joe bike, Portland.

The Cargo T is not especially skinny tubed, but it is hell for stout. And the...
05-22-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

Stainless!? Not sure I understand why they...

Stainless!? Not sure I understand why they didn't make it out of aluminum, or carbon steel. But I understand why its expensive, now.

Waiting for my new bars to arrive, Dimension cruiser, in...
05-17-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,765
Posted By Fat Tire

You can buy a $400 bike new, but it will probably...

You can buy a $400 bike new, but it will probably be single speed, which is what the hip riders ride and the posers, not ALL the same group, but that's the way to bet. The point of the single...
05-17-10, 12:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,037
Posted By Fat Tire

That darn chain cover makes it impossible to see...

That darn chain cover makes it impossible to see the gearing. I had considered changing out the rear sprocket, it would be cheap, and even up hill from a stop at my mailbox, I shift up to third in...
05-17-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

I'd look at Velo Orange, they seem to have a lot...

I'd look at Velo Orange, they seem to have a lot of narrow bars, that are French style and even some for the Japanese local market, designed for Japanese women to ride on narrow streets and sidewalks.
05-17-10, 12:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

The Torker Cargo T comes with Black "north road"...

The Torker Cargo T comes with Black "north road" style bars on it, and they are measurably wider than my old Raleigh. I noticed on Amazon that there are Torker "north road" style bars that sound to...
05-17-10, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,757
Posted By Fat Tire

The Cargo T weighs in at about 45 pounds so it's...

The Cargo T weighs in at about 45 pounds so it's no lightweight either, but you can get a child seat that mounts to the front handlebars, and put the older kid on the rear, you'd have to devise some...
05-16-10, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,927
Posted By Fat Tire

The average bicycle trailer can usually handle...

The average bicycle trailer can usually handle 100 pounds by design, and that assumes the wheels on your bike can handle the extra load. If you insist on carrying it by bicycle you need a sturdier...
05-14-10, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,843
Posted By Fat Tire

I noticed on Amazon a yellow green reflectiveball...

I noticed on Amazon a yellow green reflectiveball cap for about $7, plus shipping, that looks like it would do for a (non-helmet wearing) hot weather bicyclist. I have been considering one of the...
05-14-10, 07:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,723
Posted By Fat Tire

I get a numb hand from using a mouse, and have...

I get a numb hand from using a mouse, and have done for 30 years (an overuse issue, as much as anything, retired programmer/sysadmin) but using a North Road bar seems to cure the problem on the bike....
05-10-10, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,779
Posted By Fat Tire

Um. Carrying a basket ball on a bicycle is a...

Um. Carrying a basket ball on a bicycle is a function of your net, not your rack. Just buy one of dozens of nets with hooks and apply them to a sturdy rack of almost any design whatsoever. Its only...
05-02-10, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 865
Posted By Fat Tire

I have tried Mirrycle, and the pentagonal one by...

I have tried Mirrycle, and the pentagonal one by pyramid/SunLlite and generally despise the acrylic/plastic ones, I prefer glass far and away over plastic. If I'm going to have two, one that is flat...
04-30-10, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Fat Tire

And then the time to make the sidewalk itself,...

And then the time to make the sidewalk itself, seting all that granite in the ground, rearranging it, I suspect he took shortcuts there. In the film, it shows a slab of stone thicker than most still...
04-28-10, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

My 72 Raleigh has steel Northroad bars that are...

My 72 Raleigh has steel Northroad bars that are considerably narrower than my Torker Cargo-T, they are not a 'universal' size. Sunlite/Pyramid seems to make them in both Alloy and steel, but I don't...
04-28-10, 02:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

Exclamation W I D E Bars

The Dimension bars are the widest Aluminum bars I have seen, and I DO like wide bars. Amazon sells them as well as the source mentioned above (by itsmoot).
04-27-10, 03:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,558
Posted By Fat Tire

My cheap Avenir saddle specifically mentions that...

My cheap Avenir saddle specifically mentions that you should start with the saddle leveled with a 9 inch carpenters level. I tend to start nose down by just a smidge as nose up to ANY degree is...
04-27-10, 02:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,311
Posted By Fat Tire

I noticed some shopping Panniers on Amazon that...

I noticed some shopping Panniers on Amazon that are 65 liters and all the reviews complained about how big they were. Axiom,maybe?

The M-wave Double Daytripper panniers are $27 each, 600 denier,...
04-27-10, 02:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,037
Posted By Fat Tire

Seattle Bicycle is the Parent/source for the...

Seattle Bicycle is the Parent/source for the Torkers, and most shops have an account with them. I ordered mine just before Christmas, didn't even have to pay shipping, they added it to an existing...
04-26-10, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Fat Tire

Yuba sells all their parts, so why not just order...

Yuba sells all their parts, so why not just order their rim? It seems to be remarkably cheap, even allowing for the pounds to dollars conversion.
04-26-10, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 756
Posted By Fat Tire

Or you can just order up a bike that has both...

Or you can just order up a bike that has both front and rear racks and fenders already mounted from the factory. See the Torker Cargo T, for an example.
04-26-10, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,037
Posted By Fat Tire

NO, but a cousin of sorts. I have a Torker...

NO, but a cousin of sorts.

I have a Torker Cargo T, allegedly designed as a cheaper, de-contented version of the Batavus Personal Transport, to keep the price point lower. Strong like Russian...
04-14-10, 10:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fat Tire

I'd vote for a 20" front wheel if the front rack...

I'd vote for a 20" front wheel if the front rack is expected to carry much weight or maybe 2@ 16" wheels, so the load would be lower. I'd like to see fenders on it that would accommodate 65mm tires,...
04-14-10, 10:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 46,360
Posted By Fat Tire

I'd like a wider North Road bar, mostly because I...

I'd like a wider North Road bar, mostly because I am wider than most people, and it would be more comfortable. I've even thought about the Pyramid mustache bars, sold on Amazon, and mounted to rise,...
04-13-10, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By Fat Tire

A 700c tire fits on a 622mm rim, and a 26" tire...

A 700c tire fits on a 622mm rim, and a 26" tire (sized for a mountain bike) fits on a 559 rim. There are all sorts of 26" rims, but only one size commonly used for mountain bikes. So the height is...
04-13-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,957
Posted By Fat Tire

The rims that came on my bike were 26"x28mm, and...

The rims that came on my bike were 26"x28mm, and when the tires wear out, I'll put 50-60x559 Schwalbe Liteskin Big Apple tires on. If I like that, I may get a Surly Pugsley with 102mm wide rubber. ...
04-13-10, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By Fat Tire

I just use Michelin DH race tubes, 1.3mm butyl,...

I just use Michelin DH race tubes, 1.3mm butyl, it's a tube for down hill racing but instead of being very light, its "thornproof" weight. Cost more than a chinese tube, but far more reliable. Very...
04-13-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Fat Tire

As I recently discovered this seat is not sprung....

As I recently discovered this seat is not sprung. though originally they did say so. I think the old information from another Avenir saddle was copied, and not corrected to match. Still looks nice...
04-13-10, 05:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,601
Posted By Fat Tire

Join the Slow Bike movement! No speed problems...

Join the Slow Bike movement! No speed problems either. Maybe people up there just talk too fast?
04-12-10, 01:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,096
Posted By Fat Tire

Let me simply advise you to go to AMAZON and dig...

Let me simply advise you to go to AMAZON and dig thru the saddles listed there. They run from $8 (Origin 8) on up to $70 for a leather touring saddle, and above $200 for others.

You can get a...
04-12-10, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,045
Posted By Fat Tire

Use the Yuba Mundo Wheelset. Costs about 100...

Use the Yuba Mundo Wheelset. Costs about 100 pounds, and 10 pounds postage, 7 speed, 48 spoke rear wheel, 36 spoke front wheel.
Genuine Yuba Mundo replacement wheels available from:...
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