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Forum: Commuting
11-20-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By BobbyG

I remembered some one mentioning that on...

I remembered some one mentioning that on bikeforums (you?) and I thought about that, but for $10 I'll see if this can handle the job without getting too gross.



I started this job four months...
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Chukbacca

Bike tow truck…sort of

I used to pick up my kids from school using a tandem and a pedal trailer behind it. As they outgrew the pedal trailers, I was trying to figure a way to allow me to pick them up from school on the...
11-04-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By Tango1

Actually never mind, I realized I have all the...

Actually never mind, I realized I have all the tools necessary to reinforce the bolt. Some Douglas fir strapping, 5/8 forstner bit, and a saw works wonders.

...
10-19-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Here's what the hub looks like after the solvent...

Here's what the hub looks like after the solvent cleaning. The axle is left in the shell, it won't come out w/o doing a magnet removal, which I am avoiding. These will air dry for a few days and I'll...
09-23-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 565
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I was going to ramble on in a prior post about...

I was going to ramble on in a prior post about hub and trailer frame design. Specifically on the Burley D'Lite enwrapping frame around the hub aspect. Besides being able to use conventional bike ft...
07-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By bikebikebike

check tension and chainline TURN OFF BIKE ...

check tension and chainline
TURN OFF BIKE

Above Typed with my remaining fingers
Forum: Framebuilders
06-02-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By Doug Fattic

I heard from Yuriy this week. He is the guy I...

I heard from Yuriy this week. He is the guy I met 22 years ago to help us with our bicycle project. The Russians did break into the workshop. Fortunately they only took general tools and not...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-27-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,852
Posted By Doug Fattic

A report from a fellow framebuilder in Ukraine

As I'm sure everyone knows (because I post about it all the time), I do a charity bike project in Ukraine. We started this project 22 years ago by buying bicycles from the XB3 company in Kharkov....
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 1,726
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

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I can't, but I can think French thoughts of sorts when I am building a frame. More on this point soon.

Over the years one "collects" stuff we don't intend to use soon after the money transfers....
12-16-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,149
Posted By genec

I notice a few of you suggest that the two step...

I notice a few of you suggest that the two step turn is not suitable for you... I think this depends highly on traffic load.

When I was a regular bike commuter in San Diego, one road I used...
10-02-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,353
Posted By kingston

I can't imagine running studded tires without...

I can't imagine running studded tires without fenders. Just make sure you have enough room between the fender and the tire.
Forum: Northeast
09-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 10,516
Views: 1,290,949
Posted By rholland1951

Word...

Word (https://biketothesea.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=f8c193009bd382d3ea7d456b0&id=8b4b2631e8&e=ec759f40b2) that the Saugus River bridge, a.k.a., Bridge 1, on the Northern Strand Community...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By ZIPP2001

Monadnock Branch Rail Trail

I decided to make the holiday weekend a day longer and take Friday off. So it was off to go explore The Monadnock Branch Rail Trail starting in Winchendon, MA. The Winchendon section is a tad...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,516
Views: 1,290,949
Posted By bike_tom

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to...

I took an early morning ride today,Sunday, to beat both the weather and the crowds, heading east into Cambridge and then Somerville, to check out the progress of the ongoing path work. First I rode...
Forum: Northeast
09-01-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 10,516
Views: 1,290,949
Posted By mr_bill

Yesterday’s ride to BIDMC on a Blue Bike. ...

Yesterday’s ride to BIDMC on a Blue Bike.

Finding that I can manage short quiet roads, like Cedar in Somerville with the flex posts and Oxford with the sharrows on steroids. So yesterday rode to...
07-01-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tourist in MSN

Just in case someone reads this thread later so...

Just in case someone reads this thread later so that they can figure out how to wire up their circuit:

DO NOT WIRE A TAILLIGHT DIRECTLY TO A DYNOHUB AS SHOWN IN THE DRAWINGS IN THE TWO PREVIOUS...
Forum: Northeast
06-11-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By ZIPP2001

New Bike Path !

They are building a bike path connecting the cities of Fitchburg and Leominster. This is the first in this region and much needed, with a total of 3.75 miles. So today after work I decided to go...
06-07-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,577
Posted By cudak888

Much to report. I immediately unboxed everything...

Much to report. I immediately unboxed everything and threw it in the stand once work was over.

First off...fork's bent. It wouldn't be a Raleigh if it wasn't bent :lol:

Easy fix.
...
05-03-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,642
Posted By unterhausen

I think the color is less important than...

I think the color is less important than segregation. Color the asphalt or paint it, there is no effect if people can easily drive their vehicles on the bike lane.

It's good to see VC is still...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,768
Posted By KPacenti

New Here

I just found this forum and wanted to introduce myself.

While I've been out of the framebuilding supply business for a few years, I am still passionate about the craft and happy to pass along all...
04-03-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,823
Posted By cyccommute

Well at least you removed the bolt. A more...

Well at least you removed the bolt. A more common mistake than you’d think:rolleyes:

Get some PB Blaster or Kroil and allow it to sit overnight. Some say that Kroil works better. Then try...
03-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,498
Posted By LV2TNDM

The word "accident" is a horrible word to...

The word "accident" is a horrible word to describe auto collisions. The San Francisco Police Department has stricken this misnomer from its vocabulary. Cyclists should as well. The word carries...
03-18-21, 11:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,498
Posted By Greiselman

Not any more nervous. It can happen to literally...

Not any more nervous. It can happen to literally anyone... he just happens to be famous.

I do, however, think it's long past time to stop calling crashes like this "accidents".
03-13-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 835
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

If a motorist can't pass a bicycle safely, and...

If a motorist can't pass a bicycle safely, and when the motorist doesn't bother to look out of the front of their vehicle beyond 3m up the road in front of themselves, it matters very little where...
03-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,014
Posted By Headpost

"Not Just Bikes -- Strong Towns"

My apologies if everyone else here has already seen this series; I only just discovered it. IMO all of the videos are worth watching, but I found this series particularly enlightening.
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01-31-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,574
Posted By SurferRosa

I wave on some drivers. It's really less a wave...

I wave on some drivers. It's really less a wave than a kind of frantic Pete Townshend helicopter motion.
10-23-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,983
Posted By mr_bill

Just dress for the weather (full Frank...

Just dress for the weather (full Frank frankndale):

https://i.imgur.com/sdz1Fnw.jpg

-mr. bill
09-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By hammond9705

+1. I also try to remove them, clean the...

+1. I also try to remove them, clean the threads and reinstall once a year or so. And watch the thread direction!
05-17-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,350
Posted By 70sSanO

^ This is good advice. Have you ever...

^ This is good advice.

Have you ever wondered why the valve location is placed opposite the rim joint on every single rim?

John
11-07-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 419,173
Posted By bulgie

Geneviève Bujold. If you saw her in King of...

Geneviève Bujold. If you saw her in King of Hearts (1966), you probably fell in love with her. Or else you're dead inside. OK, I was a teenage boy when I saw that movie, so I fell in love about 5...
02-07-12, 01:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,776
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Building the generator wheel is as easy as...

Building the generator wheel is as easy as building any wheel and hooking up the light to the hub is pretty much plug and play... if your shop does not think that generator hubs have a place on this...
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