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    My "parade bike", built here in Ottawa by local...

    My "parade bike", built here in Ottawa by local creative nut Mike Watson. 447983
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    I've been with Ottawa's re-Cycles Bike Shop...

    I've been with Ottawa's re-Cycles Bike Shop for 14 years. The bike co-op concept is growing. Check out Bike Collectives Network and click on the ThinkTank link and join the listserv (the archive link...
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    I got rid of my last car in 1999. Funny thing is...

    I got rid of my last car in 1999. Funny thing is that I work as musician, so I always have equipment to move. For a while most of my work was in one of two groups, and the leader of each had a van to...
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    Years ago I built a few using conduit bolted...

    Years ago I built a few using conduit bolted together, shown here and here. My two current cargo trailers use recycled kids trailer frames with new boxes, shown here and here. (On this second one I...
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    Peugeot AO8 "improvement".

    Like many of you I have too many / enough bikes already, but I couldn't resist this one. An AO8 with the usual fabulous Peugeot primary colour, this one in red. 24" frame, rusty 27" wheels and iffy...
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    At our community shop in Ottawa (re-Cycles) I...

    At our community shop in Ottawa (re-Cycles) I keep a small bin of these things. They are from bikes being scrapped or bikes that we get ready for sale. We take them off the for-sale bikes due to...
  7. Both Sturmey and Shimano 3-speeds had these...

    Both Sturmey and Shimano 3-speeds had these (though the triggers were far more common). They were reportedly so problematic that when the new generation of gripshifts came out old-time mechanics...
  8. If you ever need to replace the shifter a typical...

    If you ever need to replace the shifter a typical Sturmey-Archer 3-speed unit will work. But the little cable coming out of the hub is hard to find, and while it resembles a Sturmey the threading on...
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    My (now sold off) 1937 CCM Redbird. Someone else...

    My (now sold off) 1937 CCM Redbird. Someone else might have one, but I've never seen it. ;)

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  10. Sears Shopper trike. Donated to our community...

    Sears Shopper trike. Donated to our community bike shop where everyone went "ewww..." while I went "cool...". Details of the build at Drumbent - Tales of (Mostly) Music and Motion: An odd yet cool...
  11. I saved one of these years ago: Mark Rehder -...

    I saved one of these years ago: Mark Rehder - Rescuing an old 3-speed bike

    Yes, new brake pads, and the tires you need are 26 x 1 3/8 / ISO 590mm. Not every bike shop will have them but they are...
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    Lube-wise, I highly recommend winter-weight...

    Lube-wise, I highly recommend winter-weight chainsaw oil. Very thin, doesn't get all over everything. It's also good for the insides of 3-speed hubs such as Sachs and Sturmey-Archer.

    Btw, for my...
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    That's my friend Richard and his family! That...

    That's my friend Richard and his family! That Greenspeed tandem trike was the first one built that comes apart (via S&S couplers), which allows it to be used as a tandem or single. It also packs down...
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    Sticky: I have two winter bikes, one smooth-tired for dry...

    I have two winter bikes, one smooth-tired for dry / bare pavement days, and another with Xtracycle kit and studded front tire. Both are early 90's hybrid frames. Here the smoothie tows one of my...
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    Sticky: My custom chopper bike, built here in Ottawa by...

    My custom chopper bike, built here in Ottawa by mad bike designer Mike Watson.

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    Sticky: My home-built cargo trike (modeled after the...

    My home-built cargo trike (modeled after the Organic Engines SUV), patiently waiting for me to finish my rainy outdoor gig.
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    Its construction is detailed at my trike page, and the ongoing fun...
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    Coroplast is great! I built a tailbox for my old...

    Coroplast is great! I built a tailbox for my old Linear recumbent bike many years ago (I sold the bike to a friend a while back. The box is still on it, and while it has become a bit tattered it's...
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    Sticky: I've built and / or modified some trailers over...

    I've built and / or modified some trailers over the years. First off, I'll say that I'm not a fan of seatpost mounting, and use only axle or chainstay mounts. Also, I've long given up trying to make...
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