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Old 04-08-11, 10:48 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-08-11, 10:58 AM   #2
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Old 04-08-11, 11:10 AM   #3
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Sounds like a nice bike.

Now you need one more.

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Old 04-08-11, 11:37 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-08-11, 04:46 PM   #5
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Build a bigger garage.
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Old 04-08-11, 05:04 PM   #6
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Or another one...
G+1 for the win
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Old 04-08-11, 07:15 PM   #7
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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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Old 04-08-11, 07:38 PM   #8
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Dan is running out of space for all of his cool rides.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:39 PM   #9
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Dan is running out of space for all of his cool rides.
At last. Someone understands.
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Old 04-08-11, 07:59 PM   #10
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Love the bike. Very cool. I want a bike with a kickback 2-speed.
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Old 04-08-11, 08:41 PM   #11
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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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Old 04-08-11, 09:06 PM   #12
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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.
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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Old 04-08-11, 09:10 PM   #14
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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.
That one already is about half the size of some of my other ones.
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Old 04-10-11, 06:18 AM   #15
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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!
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Old 04-10-11, 06:23 AM   #16
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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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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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Old 04-10-11, 07:03 AM   #18
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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.
Neat idea. Then when it's raining, I could go for a nice long ride and never go outside.
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Old 04-10-11, 02:32 PM   #19
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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.
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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.
Thank you very much. That should do it.
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Old 04-12-11, 12:55 AM   #21
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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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Old 04-12-11, 01:05 AM   #22
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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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