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    You didn't win the "contest" from the guy that...

    You didn't win the "contest" from the guy that was giving one away?
    I guess he got busy because I haven't heard the outcome of the contest.
  2. Thread: Sign her up!

    by vey
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    Sign her up!

    She obviously gets it.

    Here is what a DC architect has to say about cycling in the Washington Post:

    "Somewhere along the line, we made biking a hobby and a sport instead of a way to get...
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    Val has a stand that isn't welded? Where can I...

    Val has a stand that isn't welded? Where can I see this?
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    And the bus(es)?

    And the bus(es)?
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    If you put a Wald basket, number 157b on the...

    If you put a Wald basket, number 157b on the front, that will hold two paper bags. Then put Wald folders on the back and those will hold another two paper bags. That should be enough to carry most...
  6. Small turns back and forth create what feels like...

    Small turns back and forth create what feels like a wobble.

    For some reason, I subconsciously tend to forget this. Every time I really load my bike and put maybe 40 or 50 pounds in the front, I...
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    I didn't have my camera, but I saw a bakfiet...

    I didn't have my camera, but I saw a bakfiet fitted with an old dead chest type freezer a few months ago. I think the guy is a handyman and uses the freezer for his toolbox. I haven't seen him since...
  8. From a design by Alex Wilson of Chicago: ...

    From a design by Alex Wilson of Chicago:

    http://www.commuteorlando.com/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=117&g2_GALLERYSID=ea0fcd3eaab9f5262119552f201f36ec

    Plenty of weight in the back improves...
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    I use the Pyramid Pro. It is made from aluminum...

    I use the Pyramid Pro. It is made from aluminum and does a pretty good job.
  10. Afghan mine victims proudly work as bicycle couriers

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2008%5C05%5C23%5Cstory_23-5-2008_pg4_19

    ABDUL Saboor rides his bicycle as far as 30 km a day through the dusty streets of Kabul delivering packages....
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    I'm interested. I have done a lot with my bike so...

    I'm interested. I have done a lot with my bike so that I can go to the grocery store, but I did it because I can't afford an xtra. If I could have afforded an xtra, I wouldn't have done it, but the...
  12. Maybe you don't understand. Or maybe I don't. The...

    Maybe you don't understand. Or maybe I don't. The one I am using now has a rise of 177mm, not counting what stays stuck in the tube. I'm not certain how these are measured in the catalog, but the...
  13. KALLOY STEM: I would love to use an adjustable...

    KALLOY STEM:
    I would love to use an adjustable stem, but my diameter is 1" and the stem I am using now is the Wald 511. The rise of the 511 is 7" and the quill is 3" by my measurement....
  14. African bicycle ambulances are making a difference

    http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/african-bicycle-ambulances-are-making-a-difference-15807

    Imagine it's four o'clock in the morning and you or your wife goes into labour, but there is no...
  15. Thread: Big Dummy Article

    by vey
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    Big Dummy Article

    http://www.startribune.com/business/16688786.html

    Smart money's on the Big Dummy

    A new bike is being billed as a replacement for cars. It can haul gear, and has an optional electric motor.
    ...
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    Some tips for people thinking about hauling...

    Some tips for people thinking about hauling groceries home:
    1. I like paper since the bags stand up nice and straight
    2. If you get plastic, then knot the bags at the top so things don't fall out...
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    "I love destroying people's preconceived notions...

    "I love destroying people's preconceived notions about what you can do with a bike."

    I love my bike, too. Sport and recreational riders, who like to join groups and do Centuries or drive to trails...
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    I'm the one that made the post about the Flying...

    I'm the one that made the post about the Flying Pigeon being sold in the US. The guy that imports them is selling them through ebay.

    Run a search there. The me's bike is $225.
  19. Thread: Utility Biking

    by vey
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    I have always ridden for utility purposes. Even...

    I have always ridden for utility purposes. Even when I was a kid, I rode to get somewhere because it gave me the freedom to go when and where I wanted, rather than when and where my parents wanted.
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    Gosh! I've been looking for pipes that fit, but...

    Gosh! I've been looking for pipes that fit, but this gives me even more ideas.
  21. Trailers have to be stored. Trikes take up too...

    Trailers have to be stored. Trikes take up too much room. I've been looking for a bike like the one in the picture and couldn't find one, so I built my own from a design by Alex Wilson in Chicago....
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    I like it. I do this sort of maintenance myself...

    I like it. I do this sort of maintenance myself and it is a pain to get the shovel and broom over there.
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    "I had one on my Giant touring bike when I got...

    "I had one on my Giant touring bike when I got it. I was real heavy, like about 2 kilos. I ended up taking it off."

    And I'll bet you ride 10 more miles per hour because it is gone. C'mon. On a...
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    "Also, it hangs pretty low, just about cutting...

    "Also, it hangs pretty low, just about cutting ground clearance in half. Not a problem in my case, but may be for others."

    For a bike that stays on pavement or hard grass, I can't imagine why it...
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    I use a Pyramid Pro because it is simple and...

    I use a Pyramid Pro because it is simple and cheap. It is sort of okay because it is a lot better than the usual kickstand, but only 7" in width. If it was much wider I would probably strike my heel...
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