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Forum: Commuting 12-09-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,354
Posted By corkscrew
V-brakes. Hands down. Never had any problems...

V-brakes. Hands down. Never had any problems getting them to clear big tires or fenders either.

Then again, I don't own any bikes with brifters.
Forum: Commuting 10-31-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,653
Posted By corkscrew
For most of my bikes I just use my hands. Undo...

For most of my bikes I just use my hands. Undo the quick release on the wheel and brakes, and voila.

I carry a 21mm wrench on my trike to undo the rear axle nuts.
Forum: Commuting 08-10-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 697
Views: 91,990
Posted By corkscrew
In the past two weeks, I've found the...

In the past two weeks, I've found the following...

1) A Crescent wrench.
2) A girls ID card (haven't been able to find her to give it back).
3) A HTC touchscreen phone - with a ran over...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By corkscrew
I just spent less than $50 to buy brake pads for...

I just spent less than $50 to buy brake pads for my SUV. So yeah, ditto what everyone else said.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-29-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 994
Posted By corkscrew
Like a car, I refuse to buy a new bike. To easy...

Like a car, I refuse to buy a new bike. To easy to pick up a used one and fix it up.
Forum: Commuting 07-29-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By corkscrew
You Rock Kind Sir! You have a PM.

You Rock Kind Sir! You have a PM.
Forum: Commuting 07-29-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By corkscrew
I don't have kids, so can't comment on those...

I don't have kids, so can't comment on those trailers.

I do have the Nashbar Cargo trailer, the second gen one. So far it's really light and has handled everything I've been able to throw at it!...
Forum: Commuting 07-29-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 6,238
Posted By corkscrew
Not interested - but then again, I don't even...

Not interested - but then again, I don't even like indexed shifters.
Forum: Commuting 07-22-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,227
Posted By corkscrew
Depends on which pannier I grab - since my...

Depends on which pannier I grab - since my nashbar ATB's have reflective striping on the rear of the bag.
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-20-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,149
Posted By corkscrew
Relatively being the key word. :) I'm using the...

Relatively being the key word. :) I'm using the same sort of converter, only in the 48V --> 12V variety. Compared to the weight of my hub motor and batteries it's fairly light. :)

I'll be...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-17-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
Well thought I'd give a bit of an update! ...

Well thought I'd give a bit of an update!

Had some issues during the first week of commuting with it, but now have over 200 miles on it according to my CA. :)

Issues:
Spokes worked...
Forum: Commuting 06-16-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,540
Posted By corkscrew
Nope, I never stand up anymore. But then...

Nope, I never stand up anymore.

But then again, I've been riding the recumbent trike to work lately.
Forum: Commuting 06-15-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,597
Posted By corkscrew
Riding a bicycle in and of it's self is a...

Riding a bicycle in and of it's self is a sobriety test. If you can still balance and ride, I'd say your fine.
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-03-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
Yeah, I failed to account for how much taller the...

Yeah, I failed to account for how much taller the tire would be. It fits width wise, but hits the center of the rear forks with a mm or three to go before it's in the dropouts. O'well - I'm sure I...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-02-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
I wonder about that sometimes. :) Good...

I wonder about that sometimes. :)

Good times with the trike lately. Had to catch a ride home yesterday AND today due to flats on the rear tire. I just now got a kit put together to remove the...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 06-02-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,298
Posted By corkscrew
Traffic scares me more than people. That being...

Traffic scares me more than people. That being said, people scare me a lot, if I had to ride through a questionable neighborhood, I just wouldn't. The local MUP is bad enough.

Almost got...
Forum: Electric Bikes 06-01-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
The handlebars are comfy enough for me - and for...

The handlebars are comfy enough for me - and for extended running the mirror mounts count as an extra hand position. :)

No shimmy or shake for me either, maybe due to the fact that all my tires...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-30-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
Good to know! Anywho, here is where she...

Good to know!

Anywho, here is where she sits as of today, after an 11 mile test ride averaging 25.4 Wh\mile. :D

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Forum: Electric Bikes 05-30-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
I've only ridden in "non-hybrid" mode the once,...

I've only ridden in "non-hybrid" mode the once, simply because I got excited. :) I'm hoping to get outside again today and finish things up. Also, once I'm commuting to work I'll be going much...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-29-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
There was very little pedaling on that ride. I...

There was very little pedaling on that ride. I don't have my shifters set up yet, and starting off from the high gear stressed my idler and torqued it off it's bolt (popped the c clip right off...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-29-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
Ha! Didn't mean to offend, but in my defesne -...

Ha! Didn't mean to offend, but in my defesne - being a family friendly website it still didn't filter it out. :)

Spent some time last night building the battery packs into a more permanent...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-28-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
Holy Hell! I just took my first test ride under...

Holy Hell! I just took my first test ride under electric power. :D This is going to be too much fun.

Trike seems to handle better with the low slung weight. MUCH harder to lift a wheel while...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-28-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,027
Posted By corkscrew
I'll agree that bad installs and what most people...

I'll agree that bad installs and what most people consider bike "maintenance" would make something appear bad. For the average person, so long as the install is done correctly, cheaper...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-27-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
I noticed that as well. I'm hoping that since...

I noticed that as well. I'm hoping that since it's now mounted farther ahead and closer to the tube, that I'll be ok. Just haven't re-attached my seat to check yet.

Def made me reconsider the...
Forum: Electric Bikes 05-27-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,923
Posted By corkscrew
203682 Here is a better pic of the brains of...

203682

Here is a better pic of the brains of the setup and the plate they mount too. :)
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