Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by SidecarDan » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:47 pm

For the Harley riders:
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Post by sKiZo » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:12 pm

A fun ride before I couldn't ride it anymore ... ;-{

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Fat tire, so it was like a Ural when it came to handling snow. And yes ... it's an eBike, so I only had to pedal as much as I wanted to. Either way, perfect for a morning ride to the coffee shop - maybe 8 miles round trip.
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Post by tgtrotter » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:56 pm

Speedbump wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:16 pm
I will dig out my buried in the shed 1976 Mongoose BMX I built in '77. But here it what they looked like new.
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Forgot I made a bolt on hack for this in '78 in metal shop. Unfortunately I don't have a pic of it.

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That looks like it has Schwinn forks. ?

In the very early 70s and on there wad those of us pioneered the BMX. Find a crate bike. Strip the fenders and guards. Re place the banana seat with a solo. Weld a crossbar to cruiser handle bars. Use motorcycle grips. Re-lace front wheel with 3" hub. Change rear sprocket from 18 to 21-23, add chain links, repaint mono color.

Next we took to dirt holes, mounds, crevices and whatever we challenged. Foam pads and Axle foot bars came after we rode these for a while. ....3 pc cranks were crap. Knobbie tires up front , hollow forks replaced with schwinn style.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:39 am

I’m in the middle of moving to a new place but I will try to get a pic of the entire stable when I start moving it.
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Post by RC20 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 8:58 pm

sKiZo wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:12 pm
A fun ride before I couldn't ride it anymore ... ;-{

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Fat tire, so it was like a Ural when it came to handling snow. And yes ... it's an eBike, so I only had to pedal as much as I wanted to. Either way, perfect for a morning ride to the coffee shop - maybe 8 miles round trip.
That would be my winter choice nor for trail, I will have to ponder that seriously.

Pretty much needed sheer ice back in the day when I did it all by foot. Skiff of snow in 11 miles was a killer drag. 10 hours of work and killed me getting home.
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Post by tgtrotter » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:53 pm

Our pups got this cool trailer for Christmas. It's as much for me too !

Been looking on CL and local FB for a used one. Even a child's. This one is for pets. Had to break down and buy it new. Two days after it arrives, an addy close by has an exact slightly used one for 40% of what I paid.

No problem as this was $127 well spent. Has 3 openings, folds quick and easy, converts to stroller. Simple Simon and not a Ural but still pretty cool

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Post by Happytrails » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:39 pm

Have a chance to test it yet? :)
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Post by tgtrotter » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:36 pm

Happytrails wrote:
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Have a chance to test it yet? :)
Yes. I rode up and down our cul-de-sac in the street a few times sans dogs. Then again with them. They were a little bass ackwards afterwards so I let them just sit in it. Then took them up and down. That was day 1 and 2.

Christmas week we stayed at an RV resort and did plenty of tooling around the confines. The bigger little one readily jumps in and out. The little one can get out if you're not looking. She too can jump in but is very stubborn. Lucy is too old.

Yesterday was a test to the store and ride the frontage road as far as the sidewalk goes. .5 mile. I need more practice to feel comfortable in any traffic.

Those springs are crap. Stiff crap. I put close to 300 lbs on it and they move 1/4 inch. May be I'll mod it.

It's almost impossible to tip it over. Parked, the bicycle can fall over and the trailer stays upright.

The bicycle mounts left of center. The outside of my left pedal is pretty even to the outside of the left trailer wheel. Sharp rights are impaired. U-turn to the right in 12 feet. Left as sharp as I want. Pedaling flat or uphill I feel a slight weight drag but not a pull. Coasting downhill definitely faster and little push noticed, if any. However 10 mph is top recommended speed. I may have done 12 for a few seconds.

I'm very happy so far. It's entry level. Most of the riding will be trail or park. Stop let the dogs go. Throw them back in.

These two little ones, Tilly and Lily love to go anywhere so I'm looking forward to pedal more often than I have been of late.

Thanks for asking.
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Post by robp » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:58 am

sKiZo -
A fun ride before I couldn't ride it anymore ... ;-{
Is that part of the White Pine trail in Western Michigan?

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Post by mi7d1 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:59 pm

A former bike (trike) of mine. It was imported from Belgium. The style of trike is called a velonobile. The make was called Waw and it was the 42nd one made. There are makers of velomobiles all around Europe, perhaps a dozen or more and a manufacturer or two in the US.

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Post by chaos2 » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:34 pm

Got in a nice 34 mile ride before the rain gets here. Almost 50F in the middle of January, much as I hate not having snow to play in there is an upside to global warming. :D
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This is what I built my Grand Daughter for Christmas
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Post by lendrinkard » Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:23 pm

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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:26 pm

Finally dragged one out of storage.
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Post by chaos2 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:43 pm

My brand new carbon fiber wonderbike next to my old gravel grinder. Loving the new Canyon so far. :boogie:
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