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    1 & 2: Yes 3: it's possible to modify the frame...

    1 & 2: Yes
    3: it's possible to modify the frame to fit 130mm width hubs: Bicycle Frame/Hub Spacing
    4: Derailleurs yes, crankset maybe not. As above, you may find doing the conversion too expensive....
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    Heck no. Can't fit the dishes when the cat's...

    Heck no. Can't fit the dishes when the cat's there.
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    Two cats, named for one of the forum moderators. ...

    Two cats, named for one of the forum moderators. Meet Mango and Pumpkin:

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  4. I had been completely converted to recumbents...

    I had been completely converted to recumbents until I tried a WTB Speed V saddle. Now I have a couple uprights with the Speed V... and a couple recumbents. Horses for courses...

    YBMV: You Butt...
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    I have a Le Tour that year, size, and color: All...

    I have a Le Tour that year, size, and color: All My Bikes
    It's gone through several iterations of parts (I'm a serial swapper. Currently it's a single-speed with flat handlebars and 700C wheels.
    ...
  6. I have an absurd shiny bike- I ride it all the...

    I have an absurd shiny bike- I ride it all the time. It's an Easy Racers Gold Rush recumbent with a polished aluminum frame. It came to me used after sitting in the Arizona sun for a couple years. I...
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    It can get worse. Much worse: The Purrfect Home...

    It can get worse. Much worse: The Purrfect Home For A Serious Cat Lover - Homes and Hues
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    They need their exorcise?

    They need their exorcise?
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    It could be feral. Unlikely you'll get it to...

    It could be feral. Unlikely you'll get it to trust you enough to take it in.

    Or it could be someone's cat that escaped and it too mad to go home. A neighbor's cat ran away and didn't come home....
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    If you're looking at newer bikes which have brake...

    If you're looking at newer bikes which have brake and shift levers integrated as a unit, you're looking at a "brifter". These came along as SunTour was fading away in the '90's, and no brifter was...
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    Yessir.

    Yessir.
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    Given those restrictions, I would find someplace...

    Given those restrictions, I would find someplace around Salem. From there it's an easy ride to Champoeg State Park (check out the Monster Cookie Ride route), or along the Willamette southwards, or...
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    You'd think that people would notice that this...

    You'd think that people would notice that this thread is

    7 years old
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    Measure the diameter of the down tube, then: ...

    Measure the diameter of the down tube, then:

    Universal Cycles -- Problem Solvers Downtube Shifter Mount

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    Strip the bike, including the cranks. Invert the...

    Strip the bike, including the cranks. Invert the frame and fill the seat tube with penetrating oil. Let it soak for a while, then grab the seatpost in a bench vice. Spin the frame around while...
  16. And 5-foot-10, blonde, and has a Master's in...

    And 5-foot-10, blonde, and has a Master's in Computer Science. Can I pick 'em or what? :thumb:
  17. You are such a novice. :) ...

    You are such a novice. :)

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  18. Cambered rear wheels will increase rolling...

    Cambered rear wheels will increase rolling resistance. There will be less rolling resistance if they're mounted vertically.

    I agree with Retro- if I wanted to build a fast recumbent, I'd start...
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    Seen on the back of a porta-potti pumping truck:...

    Seen on the back of a porta-potti pumping truck:
    "We're number one... AND number two!"
  20. FWIW: Here's a Tour Easy for $1000: Easy Racers...

    FWIW:
    Here's a Tour Easy for $1000:
    Easy Racers Tour Easy w/zipper fairing
    Here's one for $2650 (with lots of extras):
    Tour Easy LWB Recumbent by Easy Racers
  21. In your weather, you'll tend to get condensation...

    In your weather, you'll tend to get condensation in the cable housing. This will either freeze or corrode the cable, and neither does good things. Squirting oil in the housing before installing the...
  22. I'm going to bet that you'll be making better...

    I'm going to bet that you'll be making better wages than at the bike shop. At least until they figure out how to deliver junk mail by drone.
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    There's a difference?

    There's a difference?
  24. A crank that works "best" with a 113mm BB will...

    A crank that works "best" with a 113mm BB will probably work OK with a 115mm BB. You're only moving the crank outboard by 2mm at most- remember, most rear cogs are 5mm apart. Derailleur systems deal...
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    And the boys say "Hi"! ...

    And the boys say "Hi"!

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