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smallwheeler 09-19-13 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 16081891)
Yayy! Someone finally incorporated an eccentric rear wheel adjuster... at least it's the first time I've seen it on a bike.

can you explain how it works?

smallwheeler 09-19-13 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by owenfinn (Post 16081676)

these look great.
(although i'm not a fan of the integrated headset)
http://esr-magnesia.jp/img/renew/det...1rr_dr-yel.jpghttp://esr-magnesia.jp/img/renew/det...olor/m-ore.jpg

dynaryder 09-19-13 03:49 PM

^^^Ran the page through Bing translator. The lightest one is 8.8kg. That's only like 1.5lbs lighter than my Mu SL. You could get it down to that weight with carbon and aluminum and keep the cost down.

dynaryder 09-19-13 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by cplager (Post 16082433)
Can you expand on this? (What am I not seeing?)

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Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16082918)
can you explain how it works?

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=341656

You loosen those two bolts and rotate the wheel to tension the chain. The axle is offset in the hub;it's not located in the dead center. ENO makes a single speed hub like this for converting derailleur bikes with vertical dropouts. Imagine a pencil in a Spirograph(or am I dating myself?).

BruceMetras 09-19-13 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16084069)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=341656

You loosen those two bolts and rotate the wheel to tension the chain. The axle is offset in the hub;it's not located in the dead center. ENO makes a single speed hub like this for converting derailleur bikes with vertical dropouts. Imagine a pencil in a Spirograph(or am I dating myself?).

hmmm, I don't think so.. I'd guess the bolts only secure the hub axle ... it's a single sided rear stay... the bike has an eccentric bottom bracket for chain tension..

smallwheeler 09-19-13 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dynaryder (Post 16084069)
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=341656

You loosen those two bolts and rotate the wheel to tension the chain. The axle is offset in the hub;it's not located in the dead center. ENO makes a single speed hub like this for converting derailleur bikes with vertical dropouts. Imagine a pencil in a Spirograph(or am I dating myself?).

aaaah! that's super cool and an elegant solution. thanks for the break down, dynaryder!

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.tumb...oywd/78533.jpg

BassNotBass 09-19-13 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cplager (Post 16082433)
Can you expand on this? (What am I not seeing?)

Quote:

Originally Posted by smallwheeler (Post 16082918)
can you explain how it works?

My first experience with it was back in the 80's on my Kawasaki ZX900. Instead of sliding an axle along cutouts ("dropouts") in each side of the swingarm (chainstays) to adjust chain/belt tension and then cinching it into place with axle nuts, an offset axle runs through a couple of clamped spindles.

For instance in this pic, the axle is in the hole opposite the one the yellow arrow is pointing to. To adjust chain/belt tension you loosen the pinch bolts (as in the photo below), then insert the same allen wrench into the hole the yellow arrow is pointing to and turn the spindle to take up chain/belt slack. Once adjusted, tighten the spindle pinch bolts down.

IMHO this arrangement allowed quicker adjustments while ensuring proper rear wheel alignment.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...857VVlTHhTiNyG




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Oops... ya snooze ya loose.

BassNotBass 09-19-13 04:12 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceMetras (Post 16084094)
hmmm, I don't think so.. I'd guess the bolts only secure the hub axle ... it's a single sided rear stay... the bike has an eccentric bottom bracket for chain tension..


Ah... a page taken from the book of modern tandems. Still, a better option (IMHO) than slotted dropouts.

BruceMetras 09-19-13 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 16084154)
Ah... a page taken from the book of modern tandems. Still, a better option (IMHO) than slotted dropouts.


I like the EBB better also... here's one of my favorite BIKES TO RIDE that I stuck an aftermarket Forward Components EBB in..

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=322954

smallwheeler 09-19-13 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BruceMetras (Post 16084228)
I like the EBB better also... here's one of my favorite BIKES TO RIDE that I stuck an aftermarket Forward Components EBB in..

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=322954

sweet...

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...hmentid=322954
http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x...psfd64e548.jpg

bjorke 09-19-13 11:31 PM

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/9...627a83d959.jpg
P1090049cr by What Photos Look Like, on Flickr

Saw this on the street in Hong Kong today -- like most bikes here I expect it's a working bike....
no labels that I could see

BassNotBass 09-20-13 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by BruceMetras (Post 16084228)
I like the EBB better also... here's one of my favorite BIKES TO RIDE that I stuck an aftermarket Forward Components EBB in..

That is gorgeous.






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Originally Posted by bjorke (Post 16085329)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/9...627a83d959.jpg
P1090049cr by What Photos Look Like, on Flickr

Saw this on the street in Hong Kong today -- like most bikes here I expect it's a working bike....
no labels that I could see

I hope that's a color anodized chain and not a rusty one.

mconlonx 09-20-13 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by BassNotBass (Post 16086569)
I hope that's a color anodized chain and not a rusty one.

Hong Kong + "working bike" + other evidence like crank bolt rust and age degradation of dork disc = rusty chain.

I see stuff like that or hear someone squeaking down the road and wish I carried a portable little bottle of chain lube...

smallwheeler 09-22-13 11:18 AM

a Moulton/Raleigh hybrid.

follow the entire build odyssey at twentymanna's flickr account. awesome:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7400/...a5539db2_o.jpghttps://farm4.staticflickr.com/3816/...63e9e981_o.jpg

smallwheeler 09-25-13 08:51 AM

may the lord have mercy on all of our souls:

http://i.imgur.com/WSrJqci.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/yLvqben.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/VXNOLYc.jpg

kraftwerk 09-30-13 09:33 PM

mikulus novotny's bike is clean, what an innovation, so different.

Unless he needed a frame to come apart in three pieces twentymanna
should have used a non-folding 20? There just seems to be 'a lot going on' there...

smallwheeler 10-02-13 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by kraftwerk (Post 16119683)
mikulus novotny's bike is clean, what an innovation, so different.

Unless he needed a frame to come apart in three pieces twentymanna
should have used a non-folding 20? There just seems to be 'a lot going on' there...

i think twentymamma wanted the longer headtube from the rsw 16. that's how he/she ended up with 3 parts...

smallwheeler 10-02-13 07:43 PM

billions and billions...

http://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...n_sg-mx_01.jpghttp://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...on_sg-mx_1.jpghttp://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...on_sg-mx_2.jpghttp://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...on_sg-mx_3.jpghttp://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...on_sg-mx_4.jpghttp://www.active-s.com/wp/wp-conten...on_sg-mx_5.jpg

smallwheeler 10-02-13 07:45 PM

and billions... note the brazing..

http://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_lionel_bc_11.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_lionel_bc_22.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_lionel_bc_44.jpg

smallwheeler 10-02-13 07:58 PM

and..

http://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_sg-1_1.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_sg-1_3.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_sg-1_2.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/billion_sg-1_4.jpg

smallwheeler 10-02-13 08:11 PM

amanda with shimano 105.. note the lugged seat stays...

http://active-s.com/blog/img/amanda_mini_1.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/amanda_mini_2.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/amanda_mini_3.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/amanda_mini_4.jpghttp://active-s.com/blog/img/amanda_mini_5.jpg

DoubleDiamonDog 10-02-13 10:18 PM

sigh... so lovely....

owenfinn 10-04-13 05:06 AM

Louis Garneau LGS-MV Cargo
http://image.rakuten.co.jp/trycycle/...4l-fj032-a.jpg

noglider 10-04-13 08:05 AM

I could stare at that Bike Friday for a long time.

smallwheeler 10-04-13 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by owenfinn (Post 16130824)

there are several louis garneau branded bikes that look quite nice, this mini cargo bike is definitely one of them. also, it reminded me a little of this bike, the Spinburn Solo. looks like much fun:

http://i.imgur.com/uTsNfm3.jpghttp://i.imgur.com/6fftWQt.jpg

stock with nice components and the racks are detachable (note the double downtube on this version):

https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134...c03e4b7a51.jpg

although the fold is a little bit ungainly, it is probably packable:

http://download.mobile01.com/app/att...43d62370c1.jpghttp://gear-station.myweb.hinet.net/...rmer/solo1.jpg


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