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04-11-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,392
Posted By surveyor6

I have oft daydreamed about flying to Italy,...

I have oft daydreamed about flying to Italy, buying a Bianchi there and bringing it back on the plane.
I never actually planned it out.
So... I took the family to Ireland and bought a lot of...
Forum: Introductions
04-03-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 368
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. Does Toto refer to the dog or the band? ...

Welcome. Does Toto refer to the dog or the band?
Sorry about the bike theft. I have had to bikes stolen from me. Its never easy.
Forum: Introductions
04-03-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. I am not familiar with Atala bikes, but...

Welcome. I am not familiar with Atala bikes, but I love Savannah!
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-03-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

Continuing Saga of my cheapo folder. (Can a story...

Continuing Saga of my cheapo folder. (Can a story be a SAGA if it does not contain a Viking? I'm 1% Scandinavian, according to Ancestry.com)

-The width of the riser bars I added were making it...
03-25-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By surveyor6

Looks like it is in Burnett County, Texas....

Looks like it is in Burnett County, Texas. (somewhere between Marble Falls and Lampasas).
I will be there if possible.
This link might be the one (just guessin')...
03-25-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 483,855
Posted By surveyor6

Waterfall grllls usually make me think of Buicks,...

Waterfall grllls usually make me think of Buicks, but it looks like your DeSoto has a waterfall grill too.
03-10-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,290
Posted By surveyor6

Probably wouldn't work very well in wet...

Probably wouldn't work very well in wet conditions.
Forum: Introductions
03-02-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. I watch the tour of Lankawi bike race...

Welcome. I watch the tour of Lankawi bike race when it is televised here. It is said to contain the longest climb in professional cycle racing.
Forum: Introductions
03-02-22, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. I lived in Irvine back in the 80s for a...

Welcome. I lived in Irvine back in the 80s for a few years. I was stationed at the Air Station and worked in those huge hangars.
02-26-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,524
Posted By surveyor6

I would never tell anybody that they only need...

I would never tell anybody that they only need one bike.
02-24-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By surveyor6

Post your banana seat bike

Stingrays, Spyders, Screamers, Eliminators and many more.
Mine is a replica of a Spyder built on a Higgins Flightliner frame. Its a 24/20....
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-13-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

I installed the longer shift cable. This grip...

I installed the longer shift cable. This grip shifter had different internals from one I had owned in the past. Reassembly following the cable change would have gone much faster if I had taken a pic...
Forum: Recumbent
01-29-22, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,386
Posted By surveyor6

The Bike E's appeal to me because of that boxed...

The Bike E's appeal to me because of that boxed aluminum frame. Comfy recumbents can be really heavy in comparison.
01-29-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,125
Posted By surveyor6

We have more in common than being wary of...

We have more in common than being wary of cagers. We both face the elements and weather as well.
01-29-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 553
Posted By surveyor6

Looks complicated, but fun. How much did the...

Looks complicated, but fun. How much did the velomobile body cost?
Forum: Introductions
01-26-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. My daughter-in-law grew up in Nanjing.

Welcome. My daughter-in-law grew up in Nanjing.
01-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 483,855
Posted By surveyor6

I got a no-name Chinese folding bike for cheap....

I got a no-name Chinese folding bike for cheap. It was sold as second hand, but still in the original box.
Here is a pic before I adjusted everything to fit me. I had to get taller handle bars...
01-18-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,040
Posted By surveyor6

I use narrow seats too. I have never ridden well...

I use narrow seats too. I have never ridden well on the "tractor" seats.
Forum: Introductions
01-18-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. I grew up in Senoia, GA

Welcome. I grew up in Senoia, GA
01-15-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,188
Posted By surveyor6

That bollard must have been extended very deep...

That bollard must have been extended very deep into the ground to stop a car like that.
Your typical bollard goes only about 4 feet into the ground.
01-15-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By surveyor6

I think your good ole steel peugeot fork would...

I think your good ole steel peugeot fork would easily handle a 24v 250w hub motor. I would get a rear wheel for anything more powerful than that.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

I got the new, taller bars installed with no...

I got the new, taller bars installed with no bother.
The brake cables are still good but I need to swap the shifter cable for a longer one.

The taller bars are an improvement, but I still feel...
01-14-22, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By surveyor6

I am over 60 and I get knee pain during climbing...

I am over 60 and I get knee pain during climbing and acceleration on longer rides.
A good e-bike is cheaper than knee replacement surgery.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,787
Posted By surveyor6

Keeping a bike at work locked in the bike rack...

Keeping a bike at work locked in the bike rack for lunch hour rides.
-Seemed like a good idea to keep a cheap bike at work.
Not enough daylight to ride at home during the week during winter.
We...
01-10-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 483,855
Posted By surveyor6

I replaced the stolen Hyper with a folding bike...

I replaced the stolen Hyper with a folding bike with 20" wheels. I can keep it locked in my truck at work.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-01-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

The seat is high enough. I was able to settle...

The seat is high enough. I was able to settle into a nice spin pretty quickly.
-The low handlebars make hard braking very uncomfortable for me. I am willing to add longer cables if required after...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-31-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

I woke up today really curious to see if my...

I woke up today really curious to see if my cheapie folder (paid $70, new in box) would be a realistically useful steed.

I spent a few hours on my new bender today making it rideable.

-I found...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-30-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,678
Posted By surveyor6

Bought a folder today

Bought a cheap folder today.
I bought it because I was tired of getting my regular bike stolen. I always locked them to something but the thieves got them anyway.
I can keep this one in the ...
Forum: Introductions
12-30-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. Since moving to Texas a decade ago, I...

Welcome. Since moving to Texas a decade ago, I only ride on sidewalks (except where it is prohibited) and multi-use paths. The traffic lanes in my area are too dangerous for me to enjoy riding in...
12-30-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 483,855
Posted By surveyor6

My Hyper. Its cheap but it looks OK. I added a 3...

My Hyper. Its cheap but it looks OK. I added a 3 speed rear wheel to it myself. It was stolen the day before Christmas Eve. It was locked up with a hefty cable lock....
12-27-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,200
Posted By surveyor6

I have owned a collector bike, but I am not a...

I have owned a collector bike, but I am not a collector. I was more of a rider when younger. I became more of a wrencher in my mid fifties.
Forum: Commuting
12-23-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 143,873
Posted By surveyor6

This cager left the pump a little too soon. ...

This cager left the pump a little too soon.
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Forum: Commuting
12-19-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,547
Posted By surveyor6

Depends on how humid it is in your area too....

Depends on how humid it is in your area too. Can't do that very easily in Houston.

I like Tyrion's idea. Get an ebike. Use the throttle in the morning. Pedal on your way home.
You can get a...
12-19-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 921
Posted By surveyor6

Dude. You must have been extremely good this...

Dude. You must have been extremely good this year.
I almost bought one when I lived in AZ, but we were saving for the kids' college and all that jazz.
I should get my kids to go in together and...
Forum: Introductions
12-18-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome

Welcome
Forum: Introductions
12-18-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome to the forum. Not a lot of flat areas to...

Welcome to the forum. Not a lot of flat areas to ride there.
Both my dad and my son have visited Scotland, but I haven't yet
12-11-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By surveyor6

itís good bike for the money if you are not...

itís good bike for the money if you are not trying to keep up with riders on light weight bikes. Itís perfect for my lunch hour rides on the sidewalks and paths.
it was geared a little tall for me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20,541
Views: 4,811,440
Posted By surveyor6

Bought a Roland not-so-new beach cruiser with a 3...

Bought a Roland not-so-new beach cruiser with a 3 speed Shimano coaster wheel for $80. I will swap that 3 spd wheelset on to my current SS beach cruiser.
...
12-02-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By surveyor6

Very resourceful. If vendors do not offer what...

Very resourceful. If vendors do not offer what you need, build it yourself.
12-01-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,075
Posted By surveyor6

SchNguyen. I think those frames were made in...

SchNguyen. I think those frames were made in Vietnam.
12-01-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By surveyor6

SS to 3 Spd Swap

I have not owned a 3 spd since I was a preteen. It shifted terrible and I eventually broke the steering tube in a tight turn.
-I needed a bike I could keep in the parking garage at work for lunch...
Forum: Texas
11-25-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,420
Posted By surveyor6

The speed limit signs weren't effective at Terry...

The speed limit signs weren't effective at Terry Hershey. Riders pretty much went as fast as they wanted. I like that park but it is not a good place to train. Plenty of walkers, dog walkers, etc.
Forum: Introductions
11-21-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By surveyor6

Welcome. I lived in the Phoenix area for 15...

Welcome. I lived in the Phoenix area for 15 years. Good times.
11-21-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By surveyor6

Cut off the top of the seat post. -Take a...

Cut off the top of the seat post.
-Take a hacksaw blade and begin sawing the inside of the seat post (up and down) with your hand.
-After cutting through the seat post, use channel locks or vice...
11-13-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,123
Posted By surveyor6

I think my Higgins cruiser would most closely...

I think my Higgins cruiser would most closely relate to my old Western flyer motorized cruiser....
11-07-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By surveyor6

The Townie frame has plenty of space for a big...

The Townie frame has plenty of space for a big battery box.
Forum: Southwest
10-31-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By surveyor6

Portions of Riggs Rd were unpaved when I first...

Portions of Riggs Rd were unpaved when I first moved to that area.
Forum: Southwest
10-31-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By surveyor6

I used to ride Riggs Rd and some of the parallel...

I used to ride Riggs Rd and some of the parallel roads about 10 years ago. Thats when I had to move out of state.
Too bad you dont ride mountain bikes. SanTan regional park is fun and a lot less...
10-31-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,961
Posted By surveyor6

I think you will continue to see companies that...

I think you will continue to see companies that have produce gas powered bikes and scoots offer e-bikes and e-motos.
Bultaco, Triumph, BMW, Ducati, Yamaha and Harley Davidson are already on board.
10-31-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 880
Posted By surveyor6

Reminds me of the Mel Gibson movie where they...

Reminds me of the Mel Gibson movie where they were fitting his toes with a ball peen hammer to make him talk.
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