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gnome 08-02-21 08:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22168491)
Oof - that blows, given the circumstances. Are there dork disc or chain catcher-type devices that could be employed?

possibly could disassemble it and and dork discs on either side of the chain. it uses a cheap method to tension the first chain: a bungee cord attached to a pulley. There's not an easy way to add a conventional derailleur: the main drive line is a chopped strand fiberglass tunnel with some fixtures bonded/bolted in to guide the chain to a narrow single speed hub that is the intermediate drive. It's not stiff and uses non-standard parts. Newer designed velomobiles have much better methods of running the chain to the drive wheels.

rjones28 08-02-21 08:28 PM


Originally Posted by gnome (Post 22168348)
rode the cab-bike partway to work because it was raining. After an emergency stop to avoid being doored when I went to restart the chain came off the intermediate drive. had to walk the rest of the way to work in the rain, without a jacket. :notamused: At least it was only a km to walk pushing the trike. I'm not looking forward to tipping the trike on it's side and removing chain covers to get the chain back on.

That sucks.

rjones28 08-02-21 08:43 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22168483)
Epic.
#Rjones28

I did not go for a walk today.

rjones28 08-02-21 08:58 PM

I pass this house on my evening commute. Note Honda kei van on Clinton street.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...f2faab64b9.png

Velo Vol 08-02-21 09:03 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22168680)
I did not go for a walk today.

Snowshoeing?

Velo Vol 08-02-21 09:04 PM

Who was that guy here, years back, that was into kayaking/white water?

rjones28 08-02-21 09:04 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22168694)
Snowshoeing?

Not enough snow. See picture above.

LesterOfPuppets 08-02-21 09:09 PM

cat herding action at the Yankee's game!!!


seedsbelize 08-03-21 04:39 AM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22168445)
Snyder's of Berlin for the win.
#SaltAndVinegar
#AlsoVegan
#Maybe

No New Era fans here?

Trsnrtr 08-03-21 05:47 AM

I hate to sound like Velo Vol , but its 59 degrees this am. Fall looms.

Velo Vol 08-03-21 06:37 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22168911)
I hate to sound like Velo Vol

Why?

Mojo31 08-03-21 07:14 AM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 22168644)
I recall seeing a similar product a year or two ago. It would be kind of neat, so long as it's not distracting. Not sure how much I'd pay for it, though. Well, I wouldn't pay anything for ones so ugly as that, but you know what I mean.

Those do look big, bulky, heavy, and not very good looking. Being a gadget/tech guy to some degree, I'd be interested in seeing how they work, but really have no desire to buy them.

Interesting concept, yes, must have, no.

datlas 08-03-21 07:23 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22168911)
I hate to sound like Velo Vol , but its 59 degrees this am. Fall looms.

Did you wear a gilet for your ride??

BillyD 08-03-21 07:41 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22168465)
Forgot to mention, I went for a walking activity last eve and there were swarms of gnats! They targeted me, but I HTFU and kept walking.

What a badass. I could just see you now earning medals in the military. You’re still young enough, right?

Velo Vol 08-03-21 07:46 AM


Originally Posted by BillyD (Post 22169032)
What a badass. I could just see you now earning medals in the military. You’re still young enough, right?

There's a medal for battling gnats?

ls01 08-03-21 07:57 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22168465)
Forgot to mention, I went for a walking activity last eve and there were swarms of gnats! They targeted me, but I HTFU and kept walking.

He has endeavored to persevere.

Mojo31 08-03-21 07:57 AM

Medal of Valor for VV.

big john 08-03-21 08:17 AM

After eating a few gnats on the bike a friend referred to them as "air krill".

ksryder 08-03-21 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22168703)
cat herding action at the Yankee's game!!!

https://twitter.com/JomboyMedia/stat...78779100520448

Poor thing was scared out of its mind. But also everyone knows the best way to catch a cat is to put out a cardboard box.

WhyFi 08-03-21 08:19 AM

Man, oh man - I've been LPLO'd four or five times in the last two days, and it's even happened on mobile. :notamused:

WhyFi 08-03-21 08:23 AM


Originally Posted by Trsnrtr (Post 22168911)
Fall looms.

:foo:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...094db08821.jpg

rjones28 08-03-21 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22168997)
Did you wear a gilet for your ride??

There was a rider out this morning wearing an insulated vest. Seemed like overkill for 60F.

WhyFi 08-03-21 08:38 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22168992)
Those do look big, bulky, heavy, and not very good looking. Being a gadget/tech guy to some degree, I'd be interested in seeing how they work, but really have no desire to buy them.

Interesting concept, yes, must have, no.

Looks like they're asking ~$450 for them. For that price, their compromised aesthetics would be a non-starter; their eye-magnet gizmo housing would put The Jerk's to shame.

Just because I was curious, I looked up that other one that I'd seen - https://gearjunkie.com/biking/everys...glasses-review

Yeah, it's ugly, too, though maybe not as ugly.

MoAlpha 08-03-21 08:44 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22168628)
Interesting concept. Like a HUD for your bike

https://engoeyewear.com/?fbclid=IwAR...FbweDfll9Smzzw

That concept was big in sailing for a while. Never saw anyone using them, but they don't let me near the fast boats.

I am, however, considering a cheap pair of cycling glasses with near inserts for when I get lost and need to read maps on my phone.

datlas 08-03-21 08:51 AM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22169119)
There was a rider out this morning wearing an insulated vest. Seemed like overkill for 60F.

Agree. That said, I love a lightweight gilet for cool mornings when start temps are 55-60, easy to pitch into a back pocket when temps rise into the 60s.


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