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01-18-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 493
Posted By rollagain

I peel the rim decals OFF of my bikes. I think...

I peel the rim decals OFF of my bikes. I think they look trashy.
01-18-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 75
Posted By rollagain

All I'm going to say is that you shouldn't...

All I'm going to say is that you shouldn't hesitate to get the Terra because it "might be too much bike for me". Seems like the worst that could happen is you getting spoiled for lesser machines.
01-10-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,484
Posted By rollagain

Seats. Accept that you will probably spend the...

Seats. Accept that you will probably spend the weight of your bicycle in one-dollar bills before you find a seat that you can spend a couple hours on.
Little-known bicycling fact: this is where the...
01-09-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,446
Posted By rollagain

Nice headlights; I recognize them: Camelion,...

Nice headlights; I recognize them: Camelion, about $3 each--and pointed at the sky, no less!
01-05-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,446
Posted By rollagain

To Bah Humbug, dedhed, and livedarklions, the...

To Bah Humbug, dedhed, and livedarklions, the fact that a motorist isn't looking doesn't mean they can't see, so the 'invisible trike' claim is still invalid.
01-05-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,446
Posted By rollagain

I said SMALL animals. I've hit one deer myself...

I said SMALL animals. I've hit one deer myself and barely avoided hitting several others. They seem to have a habit of popping into the road from concealment.
01-05-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,446
Posted By rollagain

snip Someone demolished the visibility argument...

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Someone demolished the visibility argument by pointing out that motorists have no trouble spotting small animals or potentially hazardous trash along the side of the road. Our vision fixes on...
12-31-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,147
Posted By rollagain

A fun project, and very nicely executed. The only...

A fun project, and very nicely executed. The only thing I'd do differently would be to give it a black saddle instead of the brown.

Just be ready for some unfriendly reactions when people see the...
12-30-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By rollagain

Well, in that one, the rider is still...

Well, in that one, the rider is still cycling--and I don't know why they used the term 'bionic'.

Anyway, you can build a model of one of these yourself, without the cycling part:
...
12-29-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By rollagain

The more I look into it, the more I want to buy...

The more I look into it, the more I want to buy one, if only to see just how it works, which is something none of their videos or pictures clearly shows. Of course, if I could see one without buying...
12-29-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By rollagain

Mmm, maybe better avoid it; Firefox gave me a...

Mmm, maybe better avoid it; Firefox gave me a scam warning on one of the pictures that wasn't showing up.
12-29-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By rollagain

What do you think of this?

Looks like they're shopping for sponsors in a crowdfunding effort.

StepTwin Bike - World's First Bionic Stepper Bike! (http://www.steptwin.bike/)

Seems to me like something peculiar is going...
12-28-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By rollagain

Designed to prevent hitchhiking, maybe? I is a...

Designed to prevent hitchhiking, maybe? I is a cool-looking ride.

I see a cottered crank, so it's not a Worksman. Who made it?
12-27-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By rollagain

Wait, what--you got TALLER?! I need to know...

Wait, what--you got TALLER?!

I need to know how you did that--I'm about three inches undertall for my weight ...
12-27-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,945
Posted By rollagain

No one had mentioned sprung handlebar stems yet,...

No one had mentioned sprung handlebar stems yet, so I'll just add that. Probably a non-starter, since TinyTim seems pretty happy just with the new tires. Just another option, and I have no experience...
12-26-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 502
Posted By rollagain

They mostly look pretty nice, though I can't...

They mostly look pretty nice, though I can't stand that one color scheme with the pink and gray. Also, not enough gears, and I'm not a fan of internal cabling. Hydro brakes are a plus on the...
12-26-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,929
Posted By rollagain

Red and white reflective chevrons on the fenders...

Red and white reflective chevrons on the fenders of the Zebec, also the white reflective hashes on the fork:...
12-25-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,746
Posted By rollagain

It wasn't just Schwinns; nearly all the bikes I...

It wasn't just Schwinns; nearly all the bikes I saw growing up in the 50s were built along the same general pattern: one-piece cranks, single-speed coaster brakes. I knew one kid who had a 3-speed,...
12-21-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By rollagain

Jax, if you're going to rework that thing, please...

Jax, if you're going to rework that thing, please replace the brakes. Those stamped-sheetmetal calipers scare the daylights out of me. I'd be afraid of them folding up in a panic stop.

Other than...
12-16-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 8,272
Posted By rollagain

You want to ride for endurance? Get one of these:...

You want to ride for endurance? Get one of these:

https://www.worksmancycles.com/inb.html

The bike will endure, whether you do or not. No aluminum, and the only plastic is in the handgrips,...
12-14-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,153
Posted By rollagain

The furthest I'd go would be to ask the...

The furthest I'd go would be to ask the manufacturer to pay for having the frame checked for alignment and (unlikely) straightened if need be. Get a commitment in writing, find a local shop to do the...
12-09-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 365
Posted By rollagain

Road bikes are tougher than they look. I crashed...

Road bikes are tougher than they look. I crashed a Raleigh Technium tourer into the side of a car once, sent me clear over the car onto my back in the street. The only thing that happened to the bike...
12-09-19, 01:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 626
Posted By rollagain

Hello everyone here.

Hello everyone here.
12-09-19, 01:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By rollagain

I have a Frogg-toggs two-piece rainsuit made for...

I have a Frogg-toggs two-piece rainsuit made for motorcyclists. Impermeable, very lightweight; it's that non-woven stuff, Tyvek, I think. Cheap. Great if you're sitting still. I sometimes wear the...
12-08-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By rollagain

dmusicant I've had some ideas of my own for...

dmusicant I've had some ideas of my own for making raingear from those trash bags. I have some 55-gallon size in 3 mil plastic. One thing I thought of is making a hooded garment, using one of the...
12-07-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 732
Posted By rollagain

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any...

Read this. It probably won't make you feel any better about your choices, though.

The Search for the Holy Grail: Waterproof Breathable Rain Gear | PopUpBackpacker...
12-06-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,021
Posted By rollagain

Is it possible you got the rear wheel installed a...

Is it possible you got the rear wheel installed a little cockeyed? Check to see it's centered between the chainstays; that could account for the tire rubbing the brake rod.
11-27-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By rollagain

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever...

I assume they would use the same rim--wherever possible--because it simplifies the supply chain and thus lowers their cost by leveraging economies of scale. That becomes more important when they're...
11-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 768
Posted By rollagain

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad...

We need to know more. Are there steep hills? Bad pavement? Inclement weather? What physical condition are you in?

I wouldn't worry so much about brands, but do figure out what features you want...
11-26-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By rollagain

At Vilano's website you can see several models of...

At Vilano's website you can see several models of folders and some have rim brakes. I assume they use the same style of rims, so brake pad contact surfaces should not be an issue.

As to cable...
11-26-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By rollagain

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local...

I recommend you just wheel it into a good local bike shop and ask them. That will save you a lot of headaches with possibly getting a mismatched part and having to send it back. A good front rim...
11-26-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,082
Posted By rollagain

I got my Simcoe Deluxe from Amazon, about half...

I got my Simcoe Deluxe from Amazon, about half retail price. It was in a discontinued paint color, NOS. Date stamp on the bike (serial #) was three years old, so it had been sitting in the warehouse....
11-25-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,768
Posted By rollagain

Physical stuff, only once, fifty years ago, give...

Physical stuff, only once, fifty years ago, give or take: a couple jerks in a pickup yelled something at me and the passenger threw a small bag of trash at my head and missed.

Verbal abuse,...
11-23-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By rollagain

[/list] Steel is contrary here; aluminum would...

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Steel is contrary here; aluminum would be better.
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I've seen it recommended that if you're only going to have one brake on a bike, it should be on the front.
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11-23-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,297
Posted By rollagain

His helmet is on wrong, too; too high in the...

His helmet is on wrong, too; too high in the front. And I don't see a front brake on there at all.
11-14-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,047
Posted By rollagain

I stand corrected.

I stand corrected.
11-14-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,341
Posted By rollagain

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about...

I'm with Gresp on this. This patent isn't about that gearbox. The gearbox is mentioned, but there's also a lot of detail about a roller chain, and they've included information about an IGH, as shown...
11-10-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,047
Posted By rollagain

Sorry, I plumb forgot about wax, and I used to...

Sorry, I plumb forgot about wax, and I used to use it myself back then, plain old kitchen paraffin. It also gives you an opportunity to measure the chain for stretch, which is probably why the OP's...
11-10-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 15,047
Posted By rollagain

I've often wondered if the derailleur wasn't an...

I've often wondered if the derailleur wasn't an accidental discovery. It is, after all, a broken chain drive. It's a kluge, and people have been refining it for over a century (I think). And I'm not...
11-08-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By rollagain

I noticed that hand position too, and with the...

I noticed that hand position too, and with the grips straight back it would be pretty awful at that height. I also think the handle height needs to be low.

I wonder if this isn't one of those...
11-06-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By rollagain

No kickstand. That's what the handlebar ends are...

No kickstand. That's what the handlebar ends are for. I just hope they put locking brake levers on them.
11-05-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By rollagain

Yeah, I forgot to install the snark. They're a...

Yeah, I forgot to install the snark. They're a modern version of the Chinese wheelbarrow. I got the link from this article,

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2011/12/the-chinese-wheelbarrow.html
...
11-05-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,583
Posted By rollagain

Half a bike for the price of a whole one!

Wow, such an incredible idea! And what a bargain, too!

https://www.honeybadgerwheel.com/collections/options
09-11-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,021
Posted By rollagain

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old...

My, my, would you look at this ... everything old is new again.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im1932Bart-Page91.jpg
09-09-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,021
Posted By rollagain

At least THEY have working models of theirs in...

At least THEY have working models of theirs in production.
09-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,021
Posted By rollagain

Agreed. The Chinese obviously know it's a dead...

Agreed. The Chinese obviously know it's a dead end, which is why they haven't stolen it already.
08-23-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,745
Posted By rollagain

One of the grocery stores I shop at has a rack of...

One of the grocery stores I shop at has a rack of phones starting at ten bucks. Buy a card off the same rack for prepaid minutes; no contract, no monthly payment.

Seriously; check your local...
06-30-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,477
Posted By rollagain

LEAST likely: Flevo. Thieves will just stare at...

LEAST likely: Flevo. Thieves will just stare at it, trying to figure out how it works.
06-21-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,753
Posted By rollagain

You can see exactly what happened in these two...

You can see exactly what happened in these two photos. The crack goes precisely across the diameter of the suction cup's imprint and nowhere else.

The damage is localized to the site, indicating...
06-20-19, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By rollagain

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly...

Whatever you use, just make sure you thoroughly clean out the old stuff first. Many greases are incompatible with each other and mixing them can lead to lubrication failure.
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