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Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

JGJulio, the T shirt and keychain are thank-yous....

JGJulio, the T shirt and keychain are thank-yous. You're not paying for those. You're paying for the lock. The $100 level was a thank-you for our first 50 backers, 45 days ago. Those went pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Eippo1, we've got some ideas about future models,...

Eippo1, we've got some ideas about future models, but we have to concentrate on getting this first one into production.

Bahamut, John says he's gotten it around 5" trees. I haven't found anything...
Forum: Commuting
06-01-11, 11:35 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yeah, that's a neat one! I don't know how it...

Yeah, that's a neat one! I don't know how it compares. I'm looking forward to seeing how it comes out in the ART testing.

TiGr...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

An early backer asked John about that on the blog...

An early backer asked John about that on the blog (http://tigrlock.com)! He said,
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-11, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

The project is almost complete! It ends this...

The project is almost complete! It ends this Friday, June 3rd. If you're into the project, lease help us reach $100,000 by tweeting, blogging, and posting on Facebook!
05-31-11, 12:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

The Kickstarter is almost finished! We end this...

The Kickstarter is almost finished! We end this Friday, June 3rd. Anyone who's interested, please help us reach $100,000 by posting, tweeting, and blogging!
Forum: Commuting
05-31-11, 12:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Wow. We're almost at $100,000. We're hoping to...

Wow. We're almost at $100,000. We're hoping to make it by the end of this week! If anyone's interested, please help us by tweeting and posting!
05-31-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

That's a good summary, actually. And...

That's a good summary, actually.

And speaking of which! The TiGr Kickstarter ends this Friday! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051734209/tigr-titanium-lock-as-cool-as-your-bike) Just three...
05-28-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

When you're applying that much force, wedging...

When you're applying that much force, wedging against the frame of the bike/post isn't anything like being in a vice. You're applying a tremendous amount of force to twist, and once it twists even a...
Forum: Commuting
05-28-11, 09:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Not that we're planning on producing such a...

Not that we're planning on producing such a thing, but what would be better about a titanium U lock?
05-27-11, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Looigi, you'll want to check out our attack...

Looigi, you'll want to check out our attack videos (http://tigrlock.com/pages/).
05-27-11, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Totally. We're not claiming that this is more...

Totally. We're not claiming that this is more secure than, say, locking your bike in a bank vault. Or even locking up with a Fuhgettaboudit. We do claim that it's a substantial deterrent, though — in...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-11, 08:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Hey, guys, sorry I faded out there. The TiGr...

Hey, guys, sorry I faded out there. The TiGr project has had some amazing success — over 600 backers and almost $90,000! — and I've been running around like crazy trying to keep up.

Greg, that's...
Forum: Commuting
05-27-11, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Hey, folks, I'm sorry I haven't responded. Things...

Hey, folks, I'm sorry I haven't responded. Things sorta crazy blew up with TiGr (almost $90,000!) and I've been running around after it.

I'm sorry to say I don't know what brand lock he was using....
Forum: Commuting
05-08-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Nah, you just strap it to the frame. You can keep...

Nah, you just strap it to the frame. You can keep the lock on one side of the bow, though.

Yammay, if you mean a Ladies', with the long, steep diagonal top tube to accomodate a dress, you don't....
05-08-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Mod's call, of course. I posted in this forum...

Mod's call, of course. I posted in this forum because it's sorta my home on BF. Users are into new mechanical ideas. I'm totally happy with moving it to another forum, though. I don't come here to...
05-04-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

It's true! Check out the comically long and...

It's true! Check out the comically long and boring attack video on tigrlock.com (http://tigrlock.com). It takes twice as long to go through the 40mm bow as it does through the D-lock, and it...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Thank you! John engineered a really clever thing....

Thank you! John engineered a really clever thing. I'm doing what I can to live up to his engineering with my industrial design.
05-03-11, 10:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yeah, the laser-etched ones have a clear jacket....

Yeah, the laser-etched ones have a clear jacket. I want to do a bunch of colors, too. We're still working on that, though.

Honestly, that's the one I want to replace the prototype you see in the...
Forum: Commuting
05-03-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Good news, everyone! I've just posted new...

Good news, everyone!

I've just posted new videos of both use and destruction of the lock on tigrlock.com (http://tigrlock.com/)!

The Kickstarter...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

The TiGr titanium bike lock up on Kickstarter

I don't know why I didn't think to post this in Road Cycling before.

My friend John Loughlin and I have designed a titanium bike lock we're calling TiGr and have it up on Kickstarter...
05-03-11, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

This project is going great! Thank you so much!...

This project is going great! Thank you so much! We're at 83% funded with a month yet to go!

I just put up some new videos! One is a video of a TiGr in use. The other is John attacking a D-lock and...
Forum: Commuting
04-27-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yeah, but a Kryptonite fails with a cutoff wheel,...

Yeah, but a Kryptonite fails with a cutoff wheel, too. The TiGr, on the other hand, being titanium, will shoot an arc of white-hot sparks all over the sidewalk, not to mention the thief.
...
04-26-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yeah, it's tough and really annoying to cut with...

Yeah, it's tough and really annoying to cut with a hacksaw, actually.



Yeah, and it's sure not a claim we want to be the first to make! Part of the reason we're looking for funding is to have...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Cutoff wheels have a very entertaining effect on...

Cutoff wheels have a very entertaining effect on titanium: they throw a ring of white-hot sparks in a broad overhead arc. It's awesome. The only thing that might work better is if it spelled out...
04-26-11, 10:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Oh, hey, about going around things: the reason...

Oh, hey, about going around things: the reason the bow is made of titanium is so it bends around stuff. Here's a prototype around a parking meter:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1392732/TiGrPole.jpg

I...
04-26-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I actually went down to a bike shop to try it on...

I actually went down to a bike shop to try it on a bunch of frames. It's thin enough that the curve of a top tube doesn't actually make much difference. It's only 20mm wide, and, while there are some...
04-25-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I've noticed that my BB creaks when the weather...

I've noticed that my BB creaks when the weather changes. Taking it out, regreasing, and properly retightening fixes it every time.
04-25-11, 12:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yeah, it has a PVC or heat shrink jacket. The...

Yeah, it has a PVC or heat shrink jacket. The prototype in those pictures doesn't, but the final will. It's actually more serious than you think: when you put it on a carbon frame, we're making sure...
04-25-11, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

There are plenty more pictures over on the...

There are plenty more pictures over on the Kickstarter page (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051734209/tigr-titanium-lock-as-cool-as-your-bike?ref=live), but in short:
...
04-25-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 36,867
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Hey, check out our TiGr titanium lock project on...

Hey, check out our TiGr titanium lock project on Kickstarter! (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051734209/tigr-titanium-lock-as-cool-as-your-bike?ref=live) It straps right along the top tube and...
04-25-11, 08:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,294
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

It's an awfully good time building a bike. ...

It's an awfully good time building a bike.

I'm with Commo; you should be able to get your bike to be the thing you need.

You can get slicks or subtle knobbies for your MTB. Change the gearing...
04-25-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,387
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

TiGr: A Titanium Lock on Kickstarter

I'm very pleased to say that John Loughlin (another Bike Forums guy) and I have just fired up a Kickstarter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1051734209/tigr-titanium-lock-as-cool-as-your-bike) on...
02-23-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,431
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I'd like to thank everyone in this thread for not...

I'd like to thank everyone in this thread for not shooting each other.
02-23-11, 07:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,362
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

If you really want to do it yourself (and don't...

If you really want to do it yourself (and don't want to buy a headset press) then you might want to just build one for yourself. Here's a thread (http://forums.bicycletutor.com/thread-922.html)...
11-18-10, 11:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,221
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

What I love the most is that I haven't been on...

What I love the most is that I haven't been on bikeforums for probably a year, and this same topic is still ongoing. It's good to be home!
11-18-10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

You just need to flip it over periodically while...

You just need to flip it over periodically while truing.
11-18-10, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

My guess is that your challenge will be getting...

My guess is that your challenge will be getting the distance from the cranks to the wheel correct; there's no way to change the length of a belt like you can with a chain.

Of course, I'm just...
11-18-10, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,997
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I'm guessing this is a rear hub.

I'm guessing this is a rear hub.
11-18-10, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Sure. Tubes stretch. If the tires are roughly the...

Sure. Tubes stretch. If the tires are roughly the same width, it should be fine.

(The wheels are probably 26", not 24")
09-05-09, 02:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

The Gary is built for 26" wheels, which means the...

The Gary is built for 26" wheels, which means the brakes won't line up, which is fine, because the levers would be wrong if they did, which wouldn't matter because you'll be using totally different...
08-07-09, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,692
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Here's Jet Jaguar....

Here's Jet Jaguar. (http://glyphpress.com/talk/2008/jit-jaaa-gaaaaaa/)

I crashed that one about six weeks ago and in the process of moving parts to a new frame, discovered that I'd stressed out...
07-30-09, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,502
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Are axles standard? My front axle is bent just a...

Are axles standard? My front axle is bent just a bit, which is clearly going to wear out my bearings at some point.
07-30-09, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,883
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Yes! Hire women, too. Everyone likes women. And...

Yes! Hire women, too. Everyone likes women. And if they don't, I'm sure you'll have dudes around, too.

There's a place near here that sells mostly used bikes and stocks new ones, as well. They...
07-21-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

Does that mean you're using foam? Don't. ...

Does that mean you're using foam?

Don't.

It has to be non-compressible.
07-21-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,801
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

If the tires won't hold air, he probably has a...

If the tires won't hold air, he probably has a pinch flat, but it might be that he just can't get the pump valve on when they're that flat. If he presses the valve into place by squishing the tire...
07-21-09, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I think you meant this link....

I think you meant this link. (http://jensonusa.com/store/product/BL407D06-Tektro+R200a+Ergo+Brake+Levers.aspx)
07-21-09, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

It'll hold long enough to ride down to the bike...

It'll hold long enough to ride down to the bike shop and get a couple of tubes. Always have a spare so you don't have to wait to hear back from Bikeforums because it's 9:30 at night.
07-21-09, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

I have some 4-Seasons that are dealing admirably...

I have some 4-Seasons that are dealing admirably with the awful, glass-filled (deliberately glass-filled, thank you brilliant State of MA Dept. of Parks & Recreation) bike path around here. I can't...
07-21-09, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,584
Posted By Joshua A.C. New

For some reason, I tend to do the cranks after...

For some reason, I tend to do the cranks after the wheels. I think it's so I can put the bike down if I have to.

Also, I've learned to do the bar wrap absolutely last. Noy only does that gives you...
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