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Forum: Utility Cycling 09-18-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,308
Posted By boberuddy
Get creative, I was sharing an idea of a neat...

Get creative, I was sharing an idea of a neat material to use. Two ladders side by side with wheels underneath is one solution. You have to think outside the box to build something that big and...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-18-13, 06:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,308
Posted By boberuddy
I used a piece of aluminum ladder for my utility...

I used a piece of aluminum ladder for my utility trailer. It is strong, flexes a little, and has been great. Here is a quick picture.
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and there is an album of pictures here.
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Forum: Utility Cycling 05-19-13, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By boberuddy
When coasting downhill, always shift to a larger...

When coasting downhill, always shift to a larger chainring. That is an old habit I learned in the start of MTB in the 80's. Chainsuck was a big deal in the early MTB days, and the bigger chainring,...
Forum: Utility Cycling 03-05-13, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,576
Posted By boberuddy
I used 113mm bottom bracket on a Redline...

I used 113mm bottom bracket on a Redline crankset. I have a single chainring on the outside, and the chain grazes the tire when on the largest cog. I have the "Big Apple 26x2.35" and love them. I...
Forum: Utility Cycling 02-28-13, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,576
Posted By boberuddy
I had slight rub, but my Yuba is a custom build...

I had slight rub, but my Yuba is a custom build with one chainring on the front. i put in a slightly wider BB, and have no problems now. Not sure how the stock setup would work, but it is fixable...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-14-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,576
Posted By boberuddy
I have the Big Apple 26x2.35, and have had no...

I have the Big Apple 26x2.35, and have had no flats so far in a year of use. They roll much better than stock tires as well. I did install with Slime tubes, as changing the back wheel would be a...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-15-12, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,859
Posted By boberuddy
I have had a YUBA for over a year with cable...

I have had a YUBA for over a year with cable operated Avid BB7's and love them. I haven't used hydraulics on any bikes yet, so can't compare, but the Avids work great, and are low cost. I have a 180...
Forum: Utility Cycling 11-21-12, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By boberuddy
Yuba Mundo taillight solution

I used a piece of aluminium angle, and fashioned a bracket to hold two lights under the back rack. They are protected from damage as the rack protrudes past the lights by just a fraction of an inch....
Forum: Utility Cycling 07-03-12, 07:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By boberuddy
FS: YUBA MUNDO fork(s)

I re-worked a Mundo fork to make it disc only. here is a picture - 259547

I am always tweaking my bikes, so just bought a new 'threadless' fork. If you need a spare to replace your damaged fork, I...
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 11-14-05, 10:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,109
Posted By boberuddy
Great movie. The bikes are AMF "Roadmasters"....

Great movie. The bikes are AMF "Roadmasters". They are not fixed but SS.
Bob Ruddy
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-22-05, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By boberuddy
Surly Steamroller is the frame to buy. I have had...

Surly Steamroller is the frame to buy. I have had mine three years and dialed it in to match my road bike as far as setup. I have done centuries but most of my rides are in the 40-60 range. I have...
Forum: Road Cycling 10-18-05, 06:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,125
Posted By boberuddy
Hi Blondie!

Hi Blondie!
Forum: Singlespeed & Fixed Gear 10-17-05, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By boberuddy
Surlys work great. 2 cross on the front and three...

Surlys work great. 2 cross on the front and three on the back and you have a good servicable set of wheels
Bob
Forum: Road Cycling 10-17-05, 06:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,125
Posted By boberuddy
I signed up to BF today to find you guys. I was...

I signed up to BF today to find you guys. I was the "bigger" sweeper. Glad you enjoyed our bridge ride. It was great seeing the four of you having so much fun!
Bob Ruddy
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