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  1. Thread: Helix

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    I'm no math genius, but comfortable enough with...

    I'm no math genius, but comfortable enough with numbers to become an engineer. I don't get it - when I see this:

    "Pivoting on helical hinges, the two 24-inch wheels fold in against either side of...
  2. olanin - it sounds like you don't want to pedal...

    olanin - it sounds like you don't want to pedal much so I don't know if my thoughts on this will be of much help, but here goes.

    It is not my cup of tea but a recumbent appears that it could be...
  3. It sounds like you and your wife have enjoyed...

    It sounds like you and your wife have enjoyed many miles on a tandem JMATANDEM2.

    DubT's inquiry about cold setting your frame is something that you should explore, assuming the frame is steel. ...
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    Hmmm... if one wants the lightest option a pair...

    Hmmm... if one wants the lightest option a pair of custom milled titanium pedals could be commissioned. But later in this thread the issue of cost came up. Best bang for the buck in reducing...
  5. Thread: Score!

    by DoubleDiamonDog
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    wahoonc - I'm not a golfer but if I had a Travoy...

    wahoonc - I'm not a golfer but if I had a Travoy like you I would consider taking up the sport It looks ideal for toting a set of clubs. It also reminds me a bit of the chariots of ancient times,...
  6. Good for you thio. I think that is a good bang...

    Good for you thio.

    I think that is a good bang for the buck choice and a nice first step into the world of e-bikes. The chainring is small enough that you will be able to work well with the motor...
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    El Cid - I just can't see why you would splash...

    El Cid - I just can't see why you would splash the cash for a ti Brompton and put a heavy Brooks saddle on it. Don't get me wrong, they are beautiful and comfortable saddles, but not the best choice...
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    El Cid - I don't know if Clever Cycles in...

    El Cid - I don't know if Clever Cycles in Portland is who kevyen dealt with but they are first class and maybe they would handle it for you - I have purchased two Bromptons from them. Alternatively,...
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    The Brooks saddles are nice - I have enjoyed...

    The Brooks saddles are nice - I have enjoyed them in the past - but they are very heavy, which may or may not matter to you, and they are not cheap but perhaps, if you are buying a Brompton, that is...
  10. RubeRad - It is possible that they would...

    RubeRad - It is possible that they would absolutely love the cycle computers. Or they could be like me and have absolutely no desire for them, preferring instead, to focus on the surroundings and...
  11. You have succeeded, and except for the tires, the...

    You have succeeded, and except for the tires, the bike will be invisible....
  12. Here's an option: Electric Bikes from PUBLIC,...

    Here's an option:

    Electric Bikes from PUBLIC, PUBLIC BionX Electric Bicycles in San Francisco - E-Bikes and Conversion Kits from PUBLIC Bikes

    Personally I don't triple chain rings are needed...
  13. Why do you want electric assist? That is, how...

    Why do you want electric assist? That is, how will you use the electric power? How fast do you want to be able to go? Do you have a lot of steep hills in your locale and on the route you plan to...
  14. thiocyclist - what to look for in a conversion...

    thiocyclist - what to look for in a conversion bike depends on how you plan to use the bike.

    If you plan to regularly ride at faster speeds - say 30 mph your needs will be different than those who...
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    Those who sense that using paraffin can make you...

    Those who sense that using paraffin can make you ride faster are not imagining it.

    For best results, after removing the chain from the crock pot to cool, rub the hot molten paraffin over your legs...
  16. Good luck with your bionx kit hammer. As...

    Good luck with your bionx kit hammer.

    As others have stated, you need to get underway before the unit kicks in so use any trick in the book, including starting out in the opposite direction if it...
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    Eyeglass mirrors, while considered uncool by...

    Eyeglass mirrors, while considered uncool by some, are more useful than the handlebar mounted mirrors.

    As for being "cool", if you are concerned about it, you are not, regardless of what kind of...
  18. Jack - if you are getting 8 miles per charge that...

    Jack - if you are getting 8 miles per charge that is plenty for circling the yard at Folsom. It may be different now but when I did time there I could do a lap hugging the inner fence in about two...
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    Jack - Perhaps some can give suggestions but I...

    Jack - Perhaps some can give suggestions but I believe that you are living in cycling Valhalla so nothing that we would recommend would be of benefit to you. Unless you are getting on in years or...
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    Cuanto cuesta?

    Cuanto cuesta?
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    Absolutely - I'll ship a bike over for you. I'll...

    Absolutely - I'll ship a bike over for you. I'll ask you to pay for the shipping in advance. Let me know what bike you would like and I will purchase it and send it to you. I will also ask you to...
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    Exactly. Instead applying "a bit more energy...

    Exactly. Instead applying "a bit more energy than required" save your juice and use it when needed instead of wasting it when going downhill rather than piddling it away due to the inefficiencies of...
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    I am eager to be educated but by my way of...

    I am eager to be educated but by my way of thinking, due of inefficiencies the extra effort expended on flat ground would be better spent no using regen and the rider simply applying the same amount...
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    Everyone has their favorite I suppose. I have...

    Everyone has their favorite I suppose. I have tried many and this is by far my favorite:

    Amazon.com : Bike Peddler Take A Look Cycling Eyeglass Mirror : Bike Peddler Take A Look Mirror Compact :...
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    A- ha - it must be the hill. Do I understand...

    A- ha - it must be the hill.

    Do I understand correctly that in the Prius, the battery has been drained to 25% of capacity but after arriving at the bottom of the hill the battery has been fully...
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