Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

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Post by RC20 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:08 pm

An old guy shouldn’t be doing the splits on wet leaves with his right heel touching his head. Gave my buds a good laugh until they realized I couldn’t get back up. Knee surgery was two weeks later.
I had 3 wrecks like that, worst I got was a couple broken ribs but when you are sneezing, man that hurts.

One I got on our street and nice and dry, down 500 ft and its a T and make a right turn. That is when I found out not all streets get the same weather affect, that one was iced over and down I went when I did my usual drop into the 90 deg turn. I just pushed the bike home and took the truck.

One was on the trail, if it was doing to be icy it would be at our end, the inlet end was always warmer. That discounts a tunnel and some weird venturi affect, honking into the turn to enter the tunnel and yep, ice. Only place on the whole bleeping trail. Nasty things were said.

The broken ribs was a winter run that I had to move to the main road to make it (ok on my end but snow on the far end). I hit an ice ridge and went down on it. Just getting up and my work partner goes by in his pickup and never sees me. Ribs, hurting , 2 miles to work. I limped on in.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:29 pm

Before. This is a early 70s Mercier Velux I built up from a frameset. All French save for the British Viscount chain ring and the Sturmey 3 speed fixed gear rear hub.
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After. Hit from behind by a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo. The pic doesn't show it, but there isn't a straight tube on the frame. The stem bolt is the only thing that didn't break or bend on the handlebars. Salvaged the crank, front wheel, one brake caliper, and rear hub.
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That rear hub has been in three rims since 2006.
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Post by Lloyd G » Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:28 pm

Last winters project, a 1972 Schwinn Speedster 3 speed found in the local want ads and restored with new bearings, paint, decals and seat.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:03 pm

Nice.
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Post by Lloyd G » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:21 pm

Here is a Raleigh trike I did up for the Mama. The lady bought it an let it sit outside for 10 years but it cleaned up nice with a repaint and some elbow grease.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:53 pm

Somebody was enjoying being self propelled for the very first time today.
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Post by SidecarDan » Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:58 am

I do have a pedal bike but ride it rarely and have an old brain so I had a hard time with the front brake being on the left handle bar since my Ural has it on the right so I switched it and now they are both on the right.
Easier for me to remember but it appears to be a great deterrent for anyone else wanting to ride it.
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Post by Happytrails » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:32 pm

I've never seen a bike this bent. And you didn't get hurt?

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Post by Happytrails » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:43 pm

Lloyd G wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Last winters project, a 1972 Schwinn Speedster 3 speed found in the local want ads and restored with new bearings, paint, decals and seat.

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Its a good feeling to see a bike saved, especially when they are just a box full of parts. Looks good :)

Have been wanting to do a build project for some time now but when I weigh the cost of the vintage parts vs a new bike and I struggle with it. Thinking about doing a 1 x or 2 x 10 gravel bike. Have been looking for awhile now for a frame I like and that fits me. In a way now isn't a good time to find a bike locally but it is a great time to work on a build :?
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:02 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:32 pm
I've never seen a bike this bent. And you didn't get hurt?

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Just a little bit.
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Post by Happytrails » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:55 am

Wow... hope your healing up and feeling better. Can you still ride a bike?
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:20 am

That was August 6, 07. Lots of road rash and stitches. A year to the day later I rode a very slow century, slower than my first one. Full recovery really took several years due to follow up surgeries, but I can safely say I am pain free now.

Urals curtailed, or enhanced, my riding, depending how you look at it. I mounted a receiver on my rig to take a bike to a ride start a distance away. Farthest I’ve hauled a bike to a ride is 350 miles. What has really cut down my riding is that my employer picked up sticks and moved a thousand miles away. I used to bike to the office, now my office is 15 steps to my basement.

I recently moved to a new area that has miles of rural roads to explore. Once I get all my bikes to the new place, and I retire in 18 months, there’s no holding me back.
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Post by chaos2 » Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:53 am

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:20 am


Urals curtailed, or enhanced, my riding, depending how you look at it.

Glad you got better. My Ural drastically cut the mileage I put on the BMW (down to a couple tankfuls of gas a year) and now my newfound obsession with pedal bikes has cut into my Uraling, about 1,000 miles on the Ural this year but about 1500 on the bicycles. I gave up cars long ago, except for emergencies like when it's raining or snowing and I have to pick the kid up from school :lol:
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Post by Happytrails » Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:17 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:20 am
...I am pain free now.
Thats good to hear. I've never rode a century or dont imagine I could :) But the little rail trail riding I did last year was good, hoping to get out there some more. Hauling a bike on the back of a Ural sounds pretty funny.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:05 pm

A twofer.
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