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    N+1.(Again) Somebody stop me, please. Garage is bursting!

    I'm afraid it's hopeless. As long as Sturmey Archer keeps comming out with new stuff that I just have to try, it will continue.
    The latest is the new 2 speed kickback hub. I built up an old non descript steel frame I had hanging around to try it out.




    This bike is pretty much back to basics, and a real fun ride. Great for just throwing a leg over to dash to the store in the street clothes and street shoes. I put plain old platform pedals on it and a comfy saddle.
    I just got back from a 20km ride in my regular clothes, no padded anything, and it was very comfortable.



    It's going to be a great bike for just going to the corner for milk, or pootling down the bike path.

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    Sounds like a nice bike.

    Now you need one more.
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    Tell us what bikes you have and we will select the ones we want. Always happy to help out a fellow cyclist. Your problem will be solved in no time.
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    Build a bigger garage.

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    Or another one...
    G+1 for the win

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    You mentioned a problem but didn't say anything about the problem - you just talked about an interesting new bike.
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    Dan is running out of space for all of his cool rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanknm View Post
    Dan is running out of space for all of his cool rides.
    At last. Someone understands.
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    Love the bike. Very cool. I want a bike with a kickback 2-speed.
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    And how does the SO feel about it?

    I"m thinking that if she leaves you that will open up more garage space and solve the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    And how does the SO feel about it?

    I"m thinking that if she leaves you that will open up more garage space and solve the problem.
    Howd'ya figger? Her two bikes don't take up much space in there. Besides, that opens up a whole raft of new problems. Been there before, no wish to go back.
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    There is another solution.

    Dan could build bikes that are half the size. Then he can pack in twice as many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanknm View Post
    There is another solution.

    Dan could build bikes that are half the size. Then he can pack in twice as many.
    That one already is about half the size of some of my other ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Burkhart View Post
    As long as Sturmey Archer keeps comming out with new stuff that I just have to try, it will continue.
    Hey, Dan, have you seen Sturmey's new RS-RF3 rotary gear select hubs? And how about the CS-RF3 three-speed + 8/9 speed cassette hubs? And both the three- and five-speed hubs now come in disc brake models!
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

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    Are you a sci-fi fan?

    There's the "Dr. Who" solution. Simply build a Tardis garage that's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    Hey, Dan, have you seen Sturmey's new RS-RF3 rotary gear select hubs? And how about the CS-RF3 three-speed + 8/9 speed cassette hubs? And both the three- and five-speed hubs now come in disc brake models!
    Yeah, I know. I was just about to inquire of Sturmey Archer when their web site will be updated so I can get the specs on the disc brake 5 speed. They are on the market, (in stock right now at UBS), but so far I can't find the dimentional specs.
    The other ones you mentioned don't interest me as much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Are you a sci-fi fan?

    There's the "Dr. Who" solution. Simply build a Tardis garage that's bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.
    Neat idea. Then when it's raining, I could go for a nice long ride and never go outside.
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    X-RK5(W): 256% total range (0.625%, 0.75%, 1.0%, 1.33%, 1.60%), 185mm axle, 135mm OLD, 36 holes, 89.4mm spoke hole pitch circle, 58mm flange width, purple indicator (HSA717), 1,280g.
    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcs View Post
    X-RK5(W): 256% total range (0.625%, 0.75%, 1.0%, 1.33%, 1.60%), 185mm axle, 135mm OLD, 36 holes, 89.4mm spoke hole pitch circle, 58mm flange width, purple indicator (HSA717), 1,280g.
    Thank you very much. That should do it.
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    I know what you mean. I checked CL(I really shouldn't) to look for parts. Saw a Prelude in my size, good condition for $220.00. It was all i could do to not send a message to go look at it. I have a Prologue frame to build and still wanted that Prelude. Still mulling it over. I need help.

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    Wow, the Prelude i saw is gone, however there is another one for $180.00 in purple and white that is my size and in very good condition. N+1........1.....1more.......no.............

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