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Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-06-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 687
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Make sure that whatever you get her has a...

Make sure that whatever you get her has a threaded BB, unless she's strong enough to get by with a single ring. Someone her height will suffer on hills with 170mm cranks. AFAIK the only shortenable...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-06-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,759
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Thank you , Thank you, THANK YOU!

30+ years ago these were included with Cannondale handlebar bags, and I've been trying to find more ever since. I've been making my own for years and I'd be embarrassed to have the Jandd hooks on any...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,759
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Source for Lower Pannier "J" Hooks?

Anyone know where i can find more of these hooks?

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I'm not interested in similar or functionally identical substitutes. Just this exact piece or the slightly shorter version.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,363
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only...

I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only been about the last 10 of them that I've begun to appreciate riding alone. For 40 years it was almost more of a social activity, either groups or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA...

Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA Modulus of Elasticity) of aluminum does not vary with heat treatment or forging. Different alloy composition can have a barely measurable, but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,076
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
The external bearings are clearly shown in the...

The external bearings are clearly shown in the photos.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-19-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 643
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
ID help - Fabulous Free Fuji Find, Finest or??????

I was driving down an alley in my neighborhood, the day before garbage/recycling pickup, when I see 2 bikes, a white frame w/components and some wheels, out by a mini-dumpster. Didn't have my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-18-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
1974 Fuji Finest Tubing? Double butted or plain gauge seat tube?

I recently acquired a 1974 Fuji Finest. I think this was supposed to be a pretty high end bike. But the seatpost is only 26.6mm instead of the 27.2mm or so you see with single butted seat tubes.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-18-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
8, 9, 10 and 11 speed chainring spacing.

Does anyone know the lateral spacing (chainline) from one ring to the next, for doubles and triples, for 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed Shimano compatible indexed shifting?

I my short crank business...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-15-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 780
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Unusual Long John spotted in '50s movie shot in Italy

I was watching a 1956 English movie* about sports car racing in Italy. In the background of one scene I saw this;
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Looks like a wheelbarrow wheel and dustbins. Small wheel under the load...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-23-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.

Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-23-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
In theory this all makes sense. And I foolishly...

In theory this all makes sense. And I foolishly avoided carrying significant weight up front for 4 decades because I was sure it would be a problem in practice. You do want to avoid having the load...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-23-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Now that QBP carries them you shouldn't have any...

Now that QBP carries them you shouldn't have any trouble getting an LBS to order one. I put one on my Raleigh Twenty and liked it so much I installed another and a folding side basket on a different...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 12-15-12, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,588
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I'm not sure if it's OK for me to post this here...

I'm not sure if it's OK for me to post this here as my business is short cranks. But since I've helped at least 100 people with RoM issues, I'm probably the most qualified to give advice.

The...
Forum: Adaptive Cycling: Handcycles, Amputee Adaptation, Visual Impairment, and Other Needs 12-14-12, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Are you anywhere near Minneapolis MN? If so,I...

Are you anywhere near Minneapolis MN? If so,I may have what you need. I'm not using it anymore for kid hauling.

http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/MyBikes/kt/allie.jpg

Stoker will always spin...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-11-12, 10:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,187
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Mini-Ute

For heavy loads I have my new trailer (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/844205-Homebuilt-Grocery-Cargo-trailer-Warning-Long). But 4 out of 5 errand runs are a quick run to the post office to...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-10-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Very true. But I thought people might be...

Very true. But I thought people might be interested in seeing what can be done when there are few limitations.
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-10-12, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Thank you all for the nice comments. In a...

Thank you all for the nice comments.

In a way that's a weakness of mine. I'll obsess about every little detail (in this case for over a year) when I could have made something useful right away...
Forum: Utility Cycling 09-04-12, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,081
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Homebuilt Grocery/Cargo trailer Warning-Long

We are Car-Light but have been driving to get large loads of groceries & cat litter and/or garden supplies. Tried grocery panniers but they are awkward to load on the bike when full and have limited...
Forum: Folding Bikes 08-27-11, 10:13 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,193
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Spoke lengths?

Bruce,
Can you give me the hub flange diameter at the spoke holes? I'm interested in replacing my Sturmey S2 with a SRAM automatic w/o brake. I'm hoping I can reuse the spokes but i'm having no...
Forum: Utility Cycling 06-14-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 434
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Axle hitch location relative to trailer?

I'm finally getting some time to work on my trailer project. Hitch will be a QR ball joint at the left rear dropout, about 3" offset from the centerline of the bike.

It seems to me that I should...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-12-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,558
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
When I ride my road bikes I use my glutes more...

When I ride my road bikes I use my glutes more than my quads. With the more open/upright position on my old English roadsters I can't engage my glutes as well so have to use my quads more. Typing...
Forum: Utility Cycling 05-08-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 812
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
The fact that I'm having trouble relating to this...

The fact that I'm having trouble relating to this thread means I must have married the right girl. 43 years ago.
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-29-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,965
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I used to hang Grocery Getter panniers on the...

I used to hang Grocery Getter panniers on the outside of the baskets. Not much fun in a headwind and you have to put the light stuff in the panniers. Later I went to lowriders on the fork for the...
Forum: Utility Cycling 04-28-11, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Will the Tough Box hold 4 large bags of...

Will the Tough Box hold 4 large bags of groceries?

The axle is well rearward of the center of the load, putting a fair amount of weight on the hitch. Did this have a negative effect on the...
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