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06-07-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,049
Posted By blacknbluebikes

peddling preppers. yep, we got those, too.

peddling preppers. yep, we got those, too.
06-02-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By Leisesturm

It really wouldn't be the tires that have a...

It really wouldn't be the tires that have a weight capacity limit (GVWR) it would be the wheels. HOW does he plan to equip the bike frame to carry the weight of ... errands? I don't know seems like...
05-19-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

If the OP is sure he wants to spend top dollar...

If the OP is sure he wants to spend top dollar for a high end bike with high end components to do his shopping, my bike and suggestion would not meet his needs. My step through Calvin, a Biria made...
05-18-23, 12:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By poiuyt

As you've noticed, high-end stepthroughs not...

As you've noticed, high-end stepthroughs not electric are very hard to find, so niche that the ones that do it can charge what they want. The only one I found is from Falkenjagd, but that's a...
05-17-23, 11:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By CliffordK

You might as well make the trip down to EUGENE. ...

You might as well make the trip down to EUGENE. :)

Bike Friday has a unique selection of bikes with 20" wheels, from their Pocket Rocket "road bike" to their Haul-a-Day cargo bike.

They have...
05-14-23, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Polaris OBark

Assuming it has a stock triple on the front, the...

Assuming it has a stock triple on the front, the middle chain-ring likely has the optimal chain-line, which you can measure.

(If it were me, I would just make sure it is shifting well and leave...
04-27-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 274
Posted By SoCaled

Improvised Bike Lock a.k.a. Work with what you have

Visting family and needed to run some errands in town, going into various businesses, post office, etc. Did not have a bike lock to use. Looked around for a piece of chain in the basement and shed...
04-26-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By jdefran

Kids love bike riding!

My kids are 7 & 5 and have enjoyed bike riding since they were tots. With everyone off training wheels it has really opened the door for family bike rides. As an encouragement to folks in this thread...
04-24-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By scarlson

Pretty much no bike will have internal fork...

Pretty much no bike will have internal fork wiring from-factory.

Specialized Expedition had internal wiring, along with a couple of Koga-Miyata touring bikes from the '80s. Also many French...
04-24-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,755
Posted By LeeG

Go for a custom frame with rare coins soldered on...

Go for a custom frame with rare coins soldered on or paintjob that looks like organic growth and rust from a distance but up close has details like the children’s books about Findus and Pettson or...
04-21-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,502
Posted By Korina

We're not all old men. :thumb: I like C&V...

We're not all old men. :thumb:

I like C&V because the people here are largely done with measuring contests and are more interested in learning and sharing their knowledge. And showing off their...
04-20-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,502
Posted By droppedandlost

This is the only social media I do. (50 sun...

This is the only social media I do. (50 sun loops)
British, French, Italian, Japanese
...
04-19-23, 09:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,502
Posted By P!N20

I'm just a department store HSO. (Human shaped...

I'm just a department store HSO. (Human shaped object.)
04-19-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,502
Posted By billytwosheds

C&V is a special place. Most of the people...

C&V is a special place.

Most of the people on this forum are old enough to be my parents, which is fine.

Good stories from people who were around when many "C&V" things were the leading edge.
01-25-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,455
Posted By RB1-luvr

I flip fair quantities of single speed cruiser...

I flip fair quantities of single speed cruiser bikes and have found that Nirve and Electras stand up to the elements better than big box dept store bikes, fwiw. I don't think they would attract much...
12-30-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,776
Posted By non-fixie

We haven't got the means to fly to the moon. :( ...

We haven't got the means to fly to the moon. :( This was within budget. :)
12-09-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By tcs

Otherwise, yours look pretty original. So many...

Otherwise, yours look pretty original. So many were subjected to Mods back in the day.
...
12-08-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,327
Posted By cudak888

Finally got it put together last night. Tubes...

Finally got it put together last night. Tubes went in without a problem (even though the 1980 Sports blew one of it's TipTop patches last night), and the Kool-Stop pads were also fitted.

I know...
11-18-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Chukbacca

Bike tow truckůsort 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...
09-08-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,729
Posted By Jeff Wills

It won't be a problem. The chain will have a...

It won't be a problem. The chain will have a freewheel at both ends, that's all!

The Positron shifter is adjusted by shifting the chain to the middle cog, verifying the derailleur is on the...
08-30-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,064
Posted By Koyote

Interesting article. Two passages stand out, for...

Interesting article. Two passages stand out, for me:

​​​​​​Chamberlin points out that cyclists have an unfair reputation for being aggressive simply because they often shout back when they are...
08-29-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,542
Posted By bwilli88

My Market bikes, The American bike has both the...

My Market bikes, The American bike has both the Wald rear folding baskets and a Wald woody front basket. It is an 8 speed Shimano nexus.

My American market bike. a Raleigh Grand...
08-27-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By TiHabanero

Unless the part is proprietary to the bike, there...

Unless the part is proprietary to the bike, there is no need to source parts from the brand. (i use brand instead of manufacturer because these guys don't manufacture anything at all)
08-14-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By BobbyG

Your post really resonated with me. There is a...

Your post really resonated with me. There is a place like that here in Colorado Springs, Pedal Station/Kids On Bikes (https://kidsonbikes.net/pedal-station/).

They have been a source if low-cost...
05-09-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 48,768
Posted By Doctorbeardo

I have had the same bike (giant iguana) since I...

I have had the same bike (giant iguana) since I was 14.

Now in my 30ĺs I bought 2 90s Treks in the past month.

Too cheap not to with the price of new bikes.

also, not sure if vintage is cool...
04-11-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By Pratt

Agree that the acronym DAPPER might be better; ...

Agree that the acronym DAPPER might be better; Direct, Accessible, Presentable, Practical, Equitable, Responsible.
Emphasizing that the planned project is achievable and not some pie-in-the-sky...
03-27-22, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,002
Posted By NRissy

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple...

Was talking to a friend who said he had a couple of bikes in his shed from his grandkids (they are now in college) and I could pick one. Here is what my son now has:
...
02-05-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,485
Posted By NRissy

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One...

Hey, I am a couple of years ahead of you! One thing you might want to think about is getting a beater bike for you and the kids. Mine is a old trek 3700 MTB I picked up for $75. I never liked trying...
12-23-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 35,145
Posted By gearbasher

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches...

Here are probably two of the cheapest watches ever made.
The Timex on the right was given to me by my mom when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade. That was back in '68-'69. It still has the original band and...
12-18-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 35,145
Posted By Bogester

A couple old vintage military watches and one of...

A couple old vintage military watches and one of my current wearers (Stowa flieger) ...
12-12-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 35,145
Posted By Flatforkcrown

$12 Facebook find. Started right up and +\- 30...

$12 Facebook find. Started right up and +\- 30 sec in 24 hours....
11-27-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By PugRider

Hey, at least you're still riding something. ...

Hey, at least you're still riding something.

And you still have all the Modern Lovers tracks...
11-24-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By Russ Roth

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early...

Buy lights and go for night rides, get up early enough to sneak a ride in and have a real flexible work schedule. If you can get all three in you can work around the kid till their old enough to...
11-24-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By daka

When I was at that point in the child-raising...

When I was at that point in the child-raising progression my manager at the time, very wise in many things, told me "it really does get easier once they turn 40".
11-24-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,776
Posted By iab

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they...

Children are barnacles until age 5/6 when they start separating from you. imo, age 8-10 is the sweet spot, they aren't barnacles, but they come, hug you and say I love you. But they keep separating...
11-07-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,355
Posted By livedarklions

Honestly, I don't think anyone reads these books...

Honestly, I don't think anyone reads these books to learn to ride safely. Experienced riders read them to see whether or not the author agrees with them.

I think this whole "intensive cyclist ed"...
11-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,790
Posted By TCollen

Just make certain the trailer is sturdy enough so...

Just make certain the trailer is sturdy enough so parent and child can switch duties.

...
10-16-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,800
Posted By merziac

Well, not doubting your program but something odd...

Well, not doubting your program but something odd going on here, if you've broken 3 bikes. I would bet less than 1% of the members, bikes, etc, whatever have had a frame failure.

Many things are...
10-03-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By cdoud

Done!

Took me a while to source parts but with the amazing help of you folks on the forum it has finally come together. My friend was thrilled to get her grandmother's bike back on the road. Just...
10-02-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,693
Posted By nlerner

My 1949 Raleigh Clubman: ...

My 1949 Raleigh Clubman:
https://live.staticflickr.com/5596/29995253870_bbf44748aa_b.jpg

I actually have it set up with upright bars mostly and switched back after the ride this pic came from. It...
09-10-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,125
Posted By msu2001la

Thank you both for the responses. I'm in...

Thank you both for the responses.

I'm in Chicago - will definitely check out Four Star and you are correct, I have not test rode any of these yet. Four Star's website is awesome and they look to...
09-09-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,125
Posted By SirLeaflock

I have a Surly Big Dummy that I carry up to 3...

I have a Surly Big Dummy that I carry up to 3 kids on, or recently 2 kayaks. I've been meaning to log in for a while now to answer you and suggest looking at a Bullitt. I've gotten the impression the...
09-04-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 35,145
Posted By miamijim

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x1280/thumbnail_img_7581_e685ee37787ed81d80cb80579bafc7d776caa7da.jpg...
08-15-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By mstateglfr

All my lights are rechargeable. All last way...

All my lights are rechargeable. All last way longer than any 1 single ride I do, so there is 0 concern about running out of light.
And I don't feel like charging after each ride, so all my lights...
08-15-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By iab

My lights have an indicator when low. My...

My lights have an indicator when low. My old-timey stuff that used batteries tended not to have an indicator.

Either way, I can't imagine ever replacing batteries instead of just using a plug. ...
08-14-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,650
Posted By Dewey101

WeeHoo freewheel failure

I bought a used WeeHoo Venture model trailer cycle a few years ago that my 6yo loves to ride, in the last 2 weeks it began making a loud rubbing sound on every wheel revolution, and there was a good...
08-10-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By jccaclimber

I see three options. The first is to learn to...

I see three options.
The first is to learn to shift really well on an uphill. In short you have to stop applying load, but keep the pedals turning, as the chain transitions. I describe it as...
08-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,601
Posted By SurferRosa

Prefer gardening https://youtu.be/KfpgFn471_0 ...

Prefer gardening
https://youtu.be/KfpgFn471_0
.
08-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,601
Posted By kroozer

I never ride on highways at night if I can help...

I never ride on highways at night if I can help it, but it's my favorite time for urban riding: quiet, low traffic, cool, no blazing sun.
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,601
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
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