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Old 05-03-07, 12:04 PM
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Damn. I really really really, really, really really. REALLY. Want your bike.
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How hard is it to power 2 lights? ~10w each. Thats like 20w + loss... i haven't tried anything more than a 6w+hub dynamo, it was ok, but still.

EDIT: no doubt thats a nice bike.

EDIT2: Whats the black space frame thing at the top of the seat stays?
and oh noes, gears.
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Old 05-03-07, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FlippingHades
Ya. +dollarsIdon'thave. This is the trouble with being cheap, you don't get to have the really new shiny stuff.

That said, old delivery bikes are easy to get here. I want to get one of the ones with the huge front baskets and tiny front wheel, set it up with caliper brakes and an 8 speed Nexus hub. At present, it doesn't get much better than this on eBay

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Originally Posted by Sammyboy
Ya. +dollarsIdon'thave. This is the trouble with being cheap, you don't get to have the really new shiny stuff.

That said, old delivery bikes are easy to get here. I want to get one of the ones with the huge front baskets and tiny front wheel, set it up with caliper brakes and an 8 speed Nexus hub. At present, it doesn't get much better than this on eBay

schwinn cycle truck is what your talking about and I actually prefer the sa 3spd with drum brakes all round I will post up picks of my dads old tourer turnd rando when my tax return gets here
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Originally Posted by Retem
schwinn cycle truck is what your talking about and I actually prefer the sa 3spd with drum brakes all round I will post up picks of my dads old tourer turnd rando when my tax return gets here
It's definitely not what I'm talking about, since I'm in the UK, but you're probably on the right lines. The ones here would have been single speed, but I'd rather have as many other speeds as I could. Here's the best pic I could find, sorry it's tiny.

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yeah the schwinns were a 26" rear 20inch front with a mile long steerer and a front basket they were actuallly first shipped to europe and the uk during and after ww2 so...
they were also single speed coaster brakes..
the cycle truck style bike I am into is a christiania bike

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Originally Posted by diff_lock2
How hard is it to power 2 lights? ~10w each. Thats like 20w + loss... i haven't tried anything more than a 6w+hub dynamo, it was ok, but still.

EDIT: no doubt thats a nice bike.

EDIT2: Whats the black space frame thing at the top of the seat stays?
and oh noes, gears.
OH NOES GEARS!

The lights are not 10w each -- generator powered halogens are 3W bulbs. One light gets up to full brightness at around 5 MPH, and you need to be going over about 12 MPH to power both (below that you get less light with both than just a single one). I barely notice when I have a single light on, but I definitely notice the drag with both. I almost never have any need for both though.

The thing on the seat stays is an accessory mount from [IMG]Terra Cycle[/IMG]. It's for my DiNotte taillight.
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Does Christiania bike come with a secret stash pocket?
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Crappy phone pic of my Monocog 29er townie:


15" MC 29er frame, Halo Freedom disc rims, Schwalbe 2.35" Big Apples, Surly fixed free rear hub, 17t Surly Cog, Odyssey 33t chainwheel, Profile Racing cranks, Brooks B17, and profile riser bar. I'll mount my Cetma rack when I can get a hold of a squewer that will clear the mounts.
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Old 05-03-07, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Does Christiania bike come with a secret stash pocket?
Note sure if people outside the Nordic countries get that...
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Old 05-03-07, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by noriel
Crappy phone pic of my Monocog 29er townie:


15" MC 29er frame, Halo Freedom disc rims, Schwalbe 2.35" Big Apples, Surly fixed free rear hub, 17t Surly Cog, Odyssey 33t chainwheel, Profile Racing cranks, Brooks B17, and profile riser bar. I'll mount my Cetma rack when I can get a hold of a squewer that will clear the mounts.
This thing is sick.
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Originally Posted by Bikkhu
Does Christiania bike come with a secret stash pocket?
I think the downtube maybe a secret compartment
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Stock IRO (Mark V) except for handlebars, stem, pedals and rear tire.
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How well do you like your CETMA rack?
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Originally Posted by William Karsten
How well do you like your CETMA rack?
Utility-wise, excellent. Nice wide base allows me to carry almost anything. My only gripe is its effect on handling, but that goes for all front racks.
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Originally Posted by marqueemoon
This thing is sick.
I'm glad Halo came out with a 25mm tall rim. The Freedom disc is pretty wide, too. It feels like a tall bike with the Schwalbe Big Apples. I got a 13t Dura Ace cog the other day, but I kinda like the low gearing of the 33/17.
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Originally Posted by Wowbagger
Utility-wise, excellent. Nice wide base allows me to carry almost anything. My only gripe is its effect on handling, but that goes for all front racks.
What width bullhorns do you use, and how does that affect the load-capacity?
I've been looking at CETMA's, but i'm kinda iffy as to how one would run with horns (38-40cm, depending)
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Adam I love your kogswell it is very nice I am guessing your build confirms that the shimano roller brakes aren't too great since you went with cantis

I will put pics of my pops old tourer for your enjoyment soon as its finished
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I wouldn't say it confirms anything about Shimano roller brakes -- the frame has canti posts, and I hate seeing a frame with unused canti posts; it's ugly. I've never tried a roller brake, but I don't like what I've heard about their disadvantages (more hand effort, fade when they get hot).

The new shimano BR-R550 cantis are very nice.
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yeah my old tourer frame has diacompe mafac copies but I want drum brakes
I have heard the rollers aren't completely sealed like the sa drums and they are smaller so your stopping power and stopping consistancy is lost in adverse weather conditions
also I am a huge fan of the old school rando porteur mechanics and what not seriously my old tourer is going to be more reliable than any one of my three fixies and it will have gears and mechanical brakes
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Originally Posted by DannyRocks
What width bullhorns do you use, and how does that affect the load-capacity?
I've been looking at CETMA's, but i'm kinda iffy as to how one would run with horns (38-40cm, depending)
I take it you're worried the bullhorns would restrict the width of items you can carry.

My bullhorns are either 42cm or 44cm (can't recall exactly). Here's a bird's-eye pic of how much wider they are than the 6-rail rack. I can fit a milkcrate between them with space to spare. My milkcrate is about 33cm wide, so 40 cm should be OK.

http://wowbagger.multiply.com/photos/photo/21/17
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Thank you! that's ridiculously helpful.
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Originally Posted by diff_lock2
Nice net, if i find one for cheap i might get one, right now im just using 2x bungee cords.


(Below) Lasted around 10 miles, then i dropped the bike off at a friends cause i am going to weld a bar to the pedal to get it off!

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i don't get it.

nashbar ate us?

get that from nashbar for 8$ (usd)?
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