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07-01-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Philphine

is it actually a "fixie", or i'm guessing really...

is it actually a "fixie", or i'm guessing really a coaster brake? there'll be a little difference in what you're looking for depending on which you have.
06-27-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By Philphine

Frame/component color (neon?)

Just idea gathering. Thinking on a winter bike idea, including frame/component color.

Would you consider something purposely bright, even garish, to contrast from possible snow or increased hours...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-24-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 66,810
Posted By Philphine

An old thread I know, but I just got another....

An old thread I know, but I just got another. Seems like the prices got crazy for them but im seeing a few just back on the reasonable side of ridiculous. I'm playing with the idea of a commuter...
Forum: Commuting
06-18-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 16,610
Posted By Philphine

haven't had one bike since i was about 12. i...

haven't had one bike since i was about 12. i scraped bikes together constantly 'til 5 of my best were stolen in my 20's. kinda got away from bikes then, but still had 2 or 3. much later i learned...
06-18-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,526
Posted By Philphine

i have a basic one, but never ride it. i think...

i have a basic one, but never ride it. i think it's called a "touch" truthfully i was cleaning out accumulated cruisers i had gotten used and realized one was a micargi. can't really give an opinion...
06-17-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By Philphine

does it work? seems like it would be too short...

does it work? seems like it would be too short for the leaves to be that thick and still flex.
06-13-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 391,670
Posted By Philphine

i've looked at that one gravity bike vid on you...

i've looked at that one gravity bike vid on you tube a million times. the bike with the bomb on it (can't remember the guy's name now) was one of my inspirations. love to be able to take my bike and...
06-11-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 391,670
Posted By Philphine

yeah, my only ride was a highway over pass behind...

yeah, my only ride was a highway over pass behind my old neighborhood, only about a 1/4ml long. i got up to a whopping 22mph. no wobbles though (even though it wasn't much of a test). really wish i...
06-11-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,118
Posted By Philphine

i like it. wish we had events like that here.

i like it. wish we had events like that here.
06-10-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 391,670
Posted By Philphine

https://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/b...

https://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/bikes/g-bike001-9.jpg

i only rode this once. there was a side build off on rat rod bikes were we made gravity bikes. we tried to use the gravity...
06-06-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,813
Posted By Philphine

being more a freakbiker than a regular biker i've...

being more a freakbiker than a regular biker i've been cobbling up my own. they fall into "never sell" for two reasons. i'm not a professional welder and was warned off selling bikes by other hobby...
05-29-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By Philphine

yeah, still making the assumption that it is the...

yeah, still making the assumption that it is the same set up. the rear axle looks like it has half a tennis ball screwed to it? like i said, i only rode it around the block a couple times, but i...
05-28-19, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,554
Posted By Philphine

https://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/P...

https://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/Picture080-1.jpg

the one in back is the ls the longest i've ever made, for a brother who is 6'5" (the pic is more exaggerated since the one in...
05-28-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,644
Posted By Philphine

it sounds like a trek lime (i think trek made it,...

it sounds like a trek lime (i think trek made it, i do know it was called a lime). if so you might be able to research it for comparable info/parts. one came through the co-op a while back and i got...
05-17-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Philphine

i have a schwinn made similar to this, only in...

i have a schwinn made similar to this, only in steel. i picked it up for a future mid or long tail try.
05-13-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Philphine

index is smarter than i am, so i usually take...

index is smarter than i am, so i usually take index off when i can and switch to friction. in your case it would make switching the gearing easier if you already have friction shifting, pretty much...
05-06-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,248
Posted By Philphine

i've got the start of something like that. took a...

i've got the start of something like that. took a 20" full suspension bike and put the forks and rear swingarm off a 26" full suspension bike on it. kinda lost interest in the idea, so it's another...
04-27-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By Philphine

the last bike i built at the co-op was this bike,...

the last bike i built at the co-op was this bike, and i think about this size, only white with red lettering. i changed it to a single front chain ring, red cable housing they had around the shop and...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,575
Posted By Philphine

i'm half wondering now, because the only fully...

i'm half wondering now, because the only fully recumbent bike i've ridden (beside a really short down the street a few houses and back on a bike-e) is one i made my self. i put the twitchyness down...
04-25-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,554
Posted By Philphine

https://oi7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/...

https://oi7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/bikes/bikes%20002_zpsiiim4q7e.jpg

well, if this works, it's in the seat post angle i think. the further you pull it out, the bigger/roomier the...
04-25-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,554
Posted By Philphine

a coker monster really isn't that big...

a coker monster really isn't that big ergonomically. i mean it is big, but the seat to bars to pedals is pretty much the same as a regular beach cruiser. the 32" walmart bike "sits" bigger (if they...
Forum: Fatbikes
04-22-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,157
Posted By Philphine

a gift card and a black friday sale. got a cheap...

a gift card and a black friday sale. got a cheap one at walmart on black friday, after getting a walmart gift card from work. got a single speed beast the first year, then the 7sp version the next.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,130
Posted By Philphine

i'm more a freakbike builder than making serious...

i'm more a freakbike builder than making serious frames, but i go to the local metal supermarket fairly often. they also have what they call a drop table. where they put short and remnant pieces for...
04-16-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,554
Posted By Philphine

you could try a few cruiser facebook groups for...

you could try a few cruiser facebook groups for stretch cruiser ideas, or some of the regular internet forums. i make my own, but don't try selling them (at best i strip down the bike and give the...
04-11-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Philphine

somebody makes a big bike trailer. is it called...

somebody makes a big bike trailer. is it called "people who bike"? when i do the mayors bike ride here in the city one of the bike shops brings one for helping riders who break down during the ride....
04-06-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 787
Posted By Philphine

are you keeping both bikes? maybe a madsen bucket...

are you keeping both bikes? maybe a madsen bucket bike or yuba boda boda. both are step through. i don't know their frame sizes though.
03-28-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,363
Posted By Philphine

may not be much help, cause i never knew what it...

may not be much help, cause i never knew what it was called, but at one time i brought something that was made like coroplast, but the outer sheets were a real thin aluminum (with a kind of plastic...
03-26-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,718
Posted By Philphine

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/bi...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/bikes/bikes002-1.jpg

couldn't find a better pic, or of store brought one, but any stretch cruiser i've made into a more regular rider ends up with...
03-26-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,899
Posted By Philphine

i've made similar bikes, at least with a similar...

i've made similar bikes, at least with a similar seating positition, but they were/are more shorter ride stretch cruisers. probably heavier, and the seat issue after sitting for a while is there also.
03-19-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,838
Posted By Philphine

don't know, but as another place to ask there's a...

don't know, but as another place to ask there's a cargo bike facebook group. i'm writing this and now can't think of it's name, but it shouldn't be hard to find. cargo bike is in the name.

edit:...
03-15-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,110
Posted By Philphine

nice stretch. is it a production bike or one you...

nice stretch. is it a production bike or one you made yourself?
03-13-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,554
Posted By Philphine

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1934570326...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1934570326578989&set=p.1934570326578989&type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1934570326578989&set=p.1934570326578989&type=3&theater)

lets...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-12-19, 08:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By Philphine

you could check and see if there's a place called...

you could check and see if there's a place called "metal supermarket" near you. don't know what their total selection is since i just get regular weldable steel, but they sell to the public in small...
03-06-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,793
Posted By Philphine

all my main riders are foot forward or semi...

all my main riders are foot forward or semi recumbent. i usually just avoid biopace type rings since the pedal stroke gets a little off (and high performance isn't my main goal on my mostly casual...
01-29-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1,022
Views: 280,119
Posted By Philphine

is the rear cluster something you made? i brought...

is the rear cluster something you made? i brought a 3 speed cluster but this reads like you assembled one. that might come in handy.
01-15-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,665
Posted By Philphine

a different bike, but i have a pic of it i can...

a different bike, but i have a pic of it i can get to, and it has the start of the same set up.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1848981508471205&set=a.1628885643814127&type=3&theater
...
01-12-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,083
Posted By Philphine

not sure if i've ever seen anything like this....

not sure if i've ever seen anything like this. surely haven't seen a build of one anyway. i may have to add it to the "try to build one list". thanks.
01-09-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,418
Posted By Philphine

ebay, unless you're after something more unusual....

ebay, unless you're after something more unusual. i've gotten a couple of the stingray/musclebike type from there.
12-31-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 256,496
Posted By Philphine

very small update. still on facebook (previous...

very small update. still on facebook (previous post). a bit more bracing and the basic rack made. bags brought, like the military bags on my first cargo bike try. still need to make framework and...
12-31-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,966
Posted By Philphine

i agree. all other things being equal as you...

i agree. all other things being equal as you stated, there may be a maintenance/build difference that you'd only notice from an actual ride.

being the hoarder i am, at $60 together i might buy...
12-10-18, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By Philphine

on the front? i've done this also, but you're...

on the front? i've done this also, but you're getting into "at your own risk" territory. i just took a rear freewheel wheel and spun an older style disc brake on it (like the old ten speeds had. i...
12-05-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By Philphine

i've added disc brakes to a few bikes, except for...

i've added disc brakes to a few bikes, except for a couple cases (kinda weird so i wouldn't think of them as real viable options), i needed to get a disc brake wheel to start with. i can weld a bit...
Replies: 18
Views: 10,252
Posted By Philphine

just thinking (writing?) out loud maybe a...

just thinking (writing?) out loud

maybe a cobbled up foot brake? maybe not for regular use but like an emergency back up. say if you were able to have rear disc brakes and rear calipers and one...
11-26-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By Philphine

would it maybe have a bent springer on it or...

would it maybe have a bent springer on it or something (or maybe a regular springer that sags more than usual)? does the frame have a "foot forward" design? lay back seatpost? it's happened to me,...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,570
Posted By Philphine

did nearly this exact setup, but on the left...

did nearly this exact setup, but on the left side, for my nephew. it's also not a serious road bike though (a huffy venice), it has the foot forward frame and a backrest to help with acceleration and...
Forum: Fatbikes
11-16-18, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,052
Posted By Philphine

not a serious thing for me, but i think i'm going...

not a serious thing for me, but i think i'm going to try an aluminum dk duke as my fat bike. i mostly pick up cheapie fat bikes to cut up for other experiments, but since i can't weld aluminum (but...
11-12-18, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,897
Posted By Philphine

not many around here, but one i see fairly often...

not many around here, but one i see fairly often if i'm in that part of town (highlands in louisville.ky) is a family with a madsen bucket bike.
11-12-18, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By Philphine

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/Pi...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y295/Philphine/Picture150-1.jpg (http://s7.photobucket.com/user/Philphine/media/Picture150-1.jpg.html)

wheel building has always been my achilles heel. i needed a...
10-31-18, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,850
Posted By Philphine

not really. between photobucket getting hinky and...

not really. between photobucket getting hinky and my garage being too full of junk to move things around (i don't know who sneaks into my garage and puts that stuff in there), i haven't messed with...
10-24-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,051
Posted By Philphine

i just browse this section for ideas. i guess the...

i just browse this section for ideas. i guess the weird thing about my single speed project is i started with a fuji/marlboro folding mountain bike. 26" 18sp converted to 700 single speed with...
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