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    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...
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    The external bearings are clearly shown in the...

    The external bearings are clearly shown in the photos.
  3. 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...
  4. 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.
    ...
  5. 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 I...
  6. 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...
  7. Thread: Mini-Ute

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    Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.

    Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
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    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...
  11. 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...
  12. Thread: Mini-Ute

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    Mini-Ute

    For heavy loads I have my new trailer. But 4 out of 5 errand runs are a quick run to the post office to send off shortened cranks and maybe get a few groceries on the way back.

    There is a little...
  13. 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.
  14. Thank you all for the nice comments. In a way...

    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...
  15. 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...
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    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...
  17. 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...
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    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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. 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...
  22. It sounds as though all of the responses came...

    It sounds as though all of the responses came from people who either haven't actually used a trike in winter or who have been on a tadpole or one with fat tires.

    Not much will beat a delta...
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    Trail is probably more important than head angle...

    Trail is probably more important than head angle in this case.
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    I'm using a new Sturmey S2 and it seems to be...

    I'm using a new Sturmey S2 and it seems to be very robust. Even with semi-fluid grease it clicks rather loudly when
    coasting. Sounds more like a Hugi Tandem hub than any of my 3, 4 or 5 speed...
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    Trailer Design Questions

    I plan to build a trailer for a typical load of 4 large bags of groceries, or two bags and a couple of 30 lb boxes of cat litter. Construction won't be a problem, as I'm a halfways decent...
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