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Forum: Utility Cycling 03-04-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Viggen Ed
If it's cold enough to be salty on the streets,...

If it's cold enough to be salty on the streets, I'm usually not going to be out with the kiddo in the rain. We are not yet that hard core. But if we do, I'll plan to rinse off the bike afterwards. ...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-04-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Viggen Ed
I don't plan on riding too far in the sand,...

I don't plan on riding too far in the sand, although I do try to get as far as possible before I push it the remaining 20 feet or so to a parking space I can see from the water. My current ride is a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-04-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Viggen Ed
In my research, I have seen a bunch of reviews. ...

In my research, I have seen a bunch of reviews. Some of them are reviews of used Yuba's. In at least one case, maybe two, the wheels were out of true and the head set was shot. I'm thinking it's...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-03-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By Viggen Ed
Seriously considering a Yuba Mundo

Looking to get a more stable platform for carrying my toddler and her bike to the bike path/beach/etc, with room to expand if the family does. My current cruiser/Ibert setup will be outgrown this...
Forum: Recreational & Family 01-23-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,868
Posted By Viggen Ed
My dogs love to get out of the house and run like...

My dogs love to get out of the house and run like this as well. I have used the bike a couple of times for short walks, but the most exciting is the longboard (big skateboard). We go for very short...
Forum: Recreational & Family 01-23-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By Viggen Ed
Congrats on the milestone! I went through...

Congrats on the milestone!

I went through the trailer vs seat exercise last spring and ended up finding a used ibert seat which fits great on my long cruiser. The front seats are nice because...
Forum: Recreational & Family 02-08-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Viggen Ed
I was cruising around the neighborhood on my...

I was cruising around the neighborhood on my Electra Rat Rod 3 and came across a tag sale that had a black leather (maybe fake) laptop bag or soft-sided brief case and bought it for $2. I attached...
Forum: Commuting 10-18-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 210,211
Posted By Viggen Ed
Incredible that in such a litigious society, that...

Incredible that in such a litigious society, that such a huge company would sell bicycles with such poor quality control. Seems like a number of these poor adjustments would be safety issues.
...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 10-03-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,598
Posted By Viggen Ed
Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year...

Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year (by making bikes available to them). One is my gf and another is her friend. Now, those two are encouraging ME to ride more. :)

Now THAT's...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By Viggen Ed
I sometimes wonder how many of the people who...

I sometimes wonder how many of the people who regularly ride Walmart bikes have ever tried a well serviced used LBS bike. I know my girlfriend was riding a dept-store MTB with me and having some...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 895
Posted By Viggen Ed
I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the...

I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the 'Rat Rod' (my cruiser bike) Something about the 'sitting on the couch watching the world drift by' riding position, I guess.

I suppose it's the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 09-21-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Viggen Ed
Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd...

Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd give to you from an old sears 3-speed. Actually, I've seen a number of this same bike in varying states of decay, but whatever the seat is made of...
Forum: Northeast 09-20-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,243
Posted By Viggen Ed
The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY...

The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY well supported. I dont have a lot of tour experience to judge by, but there were 3 rest stops will food and water along the 30 mile route, an...
Forum: Northeast 09-19-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 13,243
Posted By Viggen Ed
Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I...

Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I grew up in Winsted, and DID actually ride a bike a bit growing up. Recently ended up in Newport RI, so I can definately relate to the bad drivers...
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-18-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,095
Posted By Viggen Ed
Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I...

Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I always thought road bikes, especially modern ones, look so cool and fast. I just didnt want to stick my butt in the air while I rode in the drops..
...
Forum: Commuting 09-18-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,925
Posted By Viggen Ed
Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good...

Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good commuter bike :D Much easier to aim than Rear Spikes, but a full set offers the best coverage, of course!
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 09-15-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,095
Posted By Viggen Ed
I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The...

I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The Rat Rod.

But I'm looking for an old road frame to convert to fixed. Maybe an mtb would work better for what I want but definately a fixie... I'll...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-08-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Viggen Ed
Neat! My brother will soon be the proud...

Neat!

My brother will soon be the proud owner of a single speed worksman with cable operated drum brakes. Cant wait to see what their like.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-07-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Viggen Ed
Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it...

Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it is attached and doesnt move when the brake is applied. The way this happens, that sounded like the most likely cause. But I think it's internal to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-06-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By Viggen Ed
Coaster Brake Clunk

Hello All,

I have a problem with my Nexus 3 coaster brake. It makes a nasty clunk when I apply the brake a certain amount. It only clunks once per braking session (i.e. it clunks the first time...
Forum: Commuting 08-24-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By Viggen Ed
I like that... It might even make a good...uh.....

I like that... It might even make a good...uh.. fender sticker. (no bumpers on this thing!)
something like "Darwin is calling... will you pick up?"

This fella was riding with a handheld...
Forum: Commuting 08-24-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 834
Posted By Viggen Ed
Cellular Cyclist

Well, with the rise in gas prices, a lot more people are out on our crowded streets riding bicycles.

Good news for all, right? I dont think so, not anymore.

In the past week, I've seen...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,271
Posted By Viggen Ed
I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I...

I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I first got my Electra Rat Rod.

When I stood up and pedaled, the axle nuts could slip forward, allowing the chain to become slack, which would then...
Forum: Commuting 06-14-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 916
Posted By Viggen Ed
Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?!...

Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?! Do you think I'll live, Doc?


So glad to know that there's a forum that can cure me of this uniqueness.
Forum: Commuting 06-05-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Viggen Ed
Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline! I bought the same...

Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline!

I bought the same bike this year. I can tell yours is an '06 because the seatstays are aligned with the top tube, a nice visual side effect of the lengthened "flat foot...
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