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    Infidel oldfool's Avatar
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    New from near where New Orleans used to be

    The only thing new about me is this forum. The rest is pretty worn. Started riding bikes in about 1947. My first was a Hawthorne. Heavy. The next one came along about 1968. Built from a bike I fished out of the dumpster and one I found abandoned in a rental garage. It was a 3 speed and I rode it for about 9 years. Making ridable bikes from throwaways became habit forming and I don't know how many I've done now but it's a bunch. I made my first recumbent from junked cheap bicycles. About 7 of them I think. It is front wheel drive and done without welding. The prototype can be seen on the Abita Springs Bicycle Festival 2003 page. It evolved into a nice looking and riding bicycle then to a trike. I am currently working on a crank forward 20" now. Again no welding. I have ridden the prototype but I am sorry to say that I had to order special handle bars. You don't know how much that pains me. I won't be able to say it was make entirely from junked bikes. My interest in bicycles is pretty much utility,I don't do road bikes or ride for exercise. I ride to the beer store. I take it back I did do a road bike. It made a nice shop stool.
    From southeast Louisiana where SUV's rule and anyone on foot or on a bicycle is fair game.
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    Welcome, Dick!

    Your bikes sound really wonderful. I hope one of these days you can post pictures for us - people love to see bikes like the ones you make. My bike is my car, and I use it for getting to work and errands, but I sure haven't scoffed at my dress size going down from it.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Hello Dick, recycling bikes is the cool thing to do! I'm not certain where you'd post them (Alt Bikes, perhaps?), but they would be nice to see.

    Welcome to BF!

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    Infidel oldfool's Avatar
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the welcome and yes I have pictures. I don't quite know how to post them yet but I am looking at the various forums and I'll figure it out. Alt bikes it probably where I should start although the over 50 forum is what inspired me to sign up.
    Innovating and building is ageless.
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    There's a place down in the Forum Suggestions to test your photo posting know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool
    Thanks for the welcome and yes I have pictures. I don't quite know how to post them yet but I am looking at the various forums and I'll figure it out. Alt bikes it probably where I should start although the over 50 forum is what inspired me to sign up.
    Innovating and building is ageless.
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    The alt bikers love anything innovative.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfool
    ...Again no welding. I have ridden the prototype but I am sorry to say that I had to order special handle bars. You don't know how much that pains me. I won't be able to say it was make entirely from junked bikes...
    A man after my own heart. Welcome to the forums!

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