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Old 06-18-05, 09:24 PM   #1
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I did it!! Put a windshield on my utility bike!!

Just put a "SLIPSTREAMER CF-30" universal windshield on my old
Schwinn World Tourist utility bike!!

http://www.slipstreamer.com/Product/...universal.html

How does it work?? Great!! Funnels the wind right into my face for
better cooling. Does it affect handing?? NOT at all!!.

How does it look?? A bit strange to be sure but when you see the
panniers ,the trunk, and sturdy rack , the mud flaps with the
naked lady on'em and the scooter mirrors........
not a bit out of place!!

My wife laughed at first but admitted that my "pimp mobile" didn't
look all that bad after all. All I know it's so comfy to ride on the
errands I do in town.

To my own drummer I shall dance..........
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Old 06-18-05, 09:58 PM   #2
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At least, it will protect you from all kind of insects
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Old 06-18-05, 10:23 PM   #3
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Bicycle fairings from the late 70's looked better...
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Old 06-18-05, 11:03 PM   #4
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Any pics of your bike? I must see these "naked lady mudflaps".
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Old 06-19-05, 12:02 AM   #5
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pictures or bust
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Of course. Why not!

That's bigger than the one you post before, right?

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Old 06-19-05, 07:12 AM   #7
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Folk's, I'm dreadfully sorry but I just don't have the equipment
to post pictures. Digital cameras & such are just to expensive
for me now. Kinda the reason e-bay gets a lot of my business.
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Old 06-19-05, 08:20 AM   #8
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Ha, don't let some of the roadies here about this, no longer will there be deabtes about Ti Vs Alum or Double vs Triple but instead we will be hearing the great debate of pros and cons of windshields
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Old 06-19-05, 05:30 PM   #9
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Ha, don't let some of the roadies here about this, no longer will there be deabtes about Ti Vs Alum or Double vs Triple but instead we will be hearing the great debate of pros and cons of windshields
I'm pretty sure we already had a 10 page discussion on this topic.
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Old 06-19-05, 05:54 PM   #10
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Funnels the wind right into my face
That's a good thing?
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Old 06-20-05, 06:55 AM   #11
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"Originally Posted by Tightwad
Funnels the wind right into my face"

"That's a good thing?"

Please remember that the bike that this is on is a UTILITY bike that is
used to haul large loads of me and whatever. A 'breeze' in my face feels
really good by the time I get home many times.

As to a debate on the +/- of even having a windshield please know that I did
this as an experiment to see what , if anything, would happen on a ......bicycle.
I'm sure that others have thought about this but ,for some reason, none we brave
enough or cared enough to buck the elite convention that colors sites like this to try it.

Zzipper makes some nice looking fairings (windshields) also but I prefer those that are
referenced on the link that are ultra light duty motorcycle products. I can remember in
the 70's when fella's started to put radios /CB's on their Vetter motor fairings and wham!
everybody started doing it!! That said someone else may decide to try a windshield as I
did to decide for themselves if they like it and if it's useful to them.

The next item for my Schwinn Utility bike is to put my stereo back on it for the summer.



and the drummer plays on..............
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Old 06-20-05, 09:46 AM   #12
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47 years ago I had a moped with a fairing like that. The weight in front of the steering axis and the sail effect made it a pain. Goggles to keep rain out of the eyes were much better.
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Old 06-20-05, 12:19 PM   #13
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47 years ago I had a moped with a fairing like that. The weight in front of the steering axis and the sail effect made it a pain. Goggles to keep rain out of the eyes were much better.
Could be true,mate But how fast did the moped go in comparison with a loaded utility BIcycle???
More than likely way faster. Enough so that windspeed became a factor.

Apples to apples, mate. Not oranges and apples.
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Old 06-03-10, 12:53 AM   #14
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Hi all here is my bike with a windscreen
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/...7952518169.jpg
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Old 06-03-10, 04:34 AM   #15
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I was riding the other evening and ended up cutting it short cause I had enough "protein" for the evening. I was thinking a making a screen mask to cover my mouth, using just regular window screen and an elastic band. Has anyone seen anything like this?
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Old 06-03-10, 07:57 AM   #16
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On one hand, I think it looks silly, On the other hand, how many times did I had insects in my mouth because I was breathing with my mouth open at high speed...
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Old 06-03-10, 08:18 AM   #17
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The Chinese wear these while riding bikes and scooters.
Mainly for UV protection (there is a social stigma associated with tanned skin).
or you could ride with a cheap surgical mask if bugs are your only concern.

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Old 06-03-10, 08:56 AM   #18
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I like the wind and its one of the reasons I ride a bike.
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I was riding the other evening and ended up cutting it short cause I had enough "protein" for the evening. I was thinking a making a screen mask to cover my mouth, using just regular window screen and an elastic band. Has anyone seen anything like this?
I recently saw a thread about a bug screen that attaches to a helmet. It may have been on a different forum. I post on a couple of other forums. Actually it was on another forum.
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Old 06-03-10, 11:14 AM   #20
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I have played with the idea of getting a fairing for my xtra, but, I haven't found one that I like and I am not 100% sure that I really want one.
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my chain saw helmet has a nice screen but not practical for biking
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Old 06-03-10, 02:15 PM   #22
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On a serious note, what do you do when the wind is in your face? Sitting up on a normal bike is not a good solution because the wind will almost bring you to a stop. Now with the wind at your back that looks like it might be an advantage.
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I recently saw a thread about a bug screen that attaches to a helmet. It may have been on a different forum. I post on a couple of other forums. Actually it was on another forum.
Someone in a club I used to belong to was thinking of manufacturing something like that. A lot of the pathways here run by the river....
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Your wind resistance just got X100000000000000000000000000
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Someone in a club I used to belong to was thinking of manufacturing something like that. A lot of the pathways here run by the river....
I had one about 15 years ago- the Airoshield is still around:
http://www.ttinet.com/tf/products-airoseries.htm

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