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  1. These are cool, thanks! Reminds me of a vintage...

    These are cool, thanks! Reminds me of a vintage version of curved crank arms. Might be doable
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    Again, thank you All for the ideas! I will post my progress. Cheers - Rob
  2. Thank you for the responses everyone! Great...

    Thank you for the responses everyone! Great ideas!


    I like it. Could work for a what they thought the future would like like in 2007 from 1972.


    Thought about the large chain ring from an...
  3. Any ideas for a futuristic or unusual crank for my flipster?

    Hello all,

    I have a flipped Nishiki Olympic bike that I'm working on. I'd like to finish it as if I were asked to make a studio prop for a futuristic movie set. Think something that would fit in...
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    Thank you for the replies. Delcrossv: Great...

    Thank you for the replies.

    Delcrossv: Great photo! I might try the vintage look

    Feels really good so far. At first the steering was squirrely but that was due to my inexperience. It has...
  5. Thank you for the replies. From what I've read...

    Thank you for the replies. From what I've read here, I've decided to do the following:

    On each of the frames: keep the stem, handlebars, brake levers, brake cables, seat post.

    Rotate between...
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    No. The seat post you see is not a seat post, but...

    No. The seat post you see is not a seat post, but a headtube.

    Captain is in the recumbent position on the temporary wooden seat. The stoker is in the back. If the stoker was in front, the captain...
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    Center booms added...

    Center booms added
    https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5582/14807707181_b74c15c7ae.jpgIMG_9400 by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

    Original steering was too low during testing so I had to raise it up...
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    Before. Nishiki girls and guys bikes...

    Before. Nishiki girls and guys bikes
    https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14807708211_3965190919.jpgUntitled-1 copy by dakota_in_the_sky, on Flickr

    Cutting them apart...
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    ??? The captain is the one who steers. The...

    ???

    The captain is the one who steers. The stoker only pedals. Are you talking about the rear view? Shouldn't be a problem since they are at different levels.
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    My First Recumbent: Lovin' It

    Hello All,

    Almost done with my first recumbent build. I have still have to refine the seat design and material. The photo shows the temporary one. I also still have to get cable guides, pedals,...
  11. Does anyone here rotate their frames?

    Hello,

    What I mean by that is:

    Instead of keeping 3 complete bikes, does anyone here assemble one bike, keep 2 frames, ride for a while, then transfer the parts to the next one to ride?
    ...
  12. Here are some photos... 1908...

    Here are some photos...

    1908 Raleigh392521392522
  13. Reverse Brake levers with Rod brakes: Anyone know how to do it?

    Hello All,

    I have have a 1980 Raleigh DL-1 with rod brakes. Does anyone here know how to convert regular brake levers to reverse brake levers? I want to back date it to turn of the century style...
  14. How have your tastes changed since you started riding?

    Hello all,

    Just curious. How have your tastes changed since you've started riding/collecting/working on bicycles?

    For example, as an adult rider, I started out liking vintage center bar pre...
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    I have access to the ones at work. We have 8. If...

    I have access to the ones at work. We have 8. If anyone wants anything, please shoot me a message. You just need a CAD file. I prefer STL files.

    A good CAD person can be found on Craigslist....
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    Sticky: Thank you for the replies. I'm thinking it will...

    Thank you for the replies. I'm thinking it will be better for me to go higher end bike refurbishing (customization/conversions as a precursor to lugged frame building) as opposed to bike flipping....
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    Sticky: Great thread. My first post here. By the way,...

    Great thread. My first post here. By the way, thank you all for the great information. While looking at a bike to buy on CL, the research has always led to this website.


    Does anyone have any...
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