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  1. Thank you for the follow up. It is encouraging...

    Thank you for the follow up. It is encouraging that they (you?) are still riding after this horrific experience. I am also curious about civil liability in this case. I assume there was a policy...
  2. What is your vision for the cargo carrying...

    What is your vision for the cargo carrying structure? Before I would make irreversible changes, I'd look at how the seat post and it's stays might be needed to support a rack (perhaps made out of a...
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    For end caps I use a couple of drops of fabric...

    For end caps I use a couple of drops of fabric paint. It prevents fraying and stabbing but comes off with fingernails when you want to run it back up the housing. You can even get a color that goes...
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    I have the 3 degree rise that came stock on my...

    I have the 3 degree rise that came stock on my '98 Arriva but it's not quite what you're asking for. I think it's 10 cm. I replaced that with an 8 cm high rise which I got from Yellow Jersey so I...
  5. Better, you don't have to keep up with and fuss...

    Better, you don't have to keep up with and fuss with another piece of gear. If have on long pants, it's there on my ankle waiting. And I don't need bash guards on all my bikes.
  6. Get some elastic chord or ribbon from a fabric...

    Get some elastic chord or ribbon from a fabric store and cut and sew it so it fits on your ankle over your sock without stretching. When you get ready to mount your bike just fold your pant leg and...
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    Nice triple to quad conversion for two kids in...

    Nice triple to quad conversion for two kids in the middle. The first kid has to be very light, the seat post is waaay canted.
  8. On the trouble getting the tandem to your third...

    On the trouble getting the tandem to your third floor balcony, perhaps you could get permission to mount a pulley and use a rope to hoist the bike up there with your partner to swing it in over the...
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    Naw, Bro I'm a Saints fan since their first...

    Naw, Bro I'm a Saints fan since their first season.

    FBNY is right that the employer should pay for his employee's acts but I've seen them defend saying and intentional act is beyond the scope of...
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    I'm only a Louisiana attorney, but here, if you...

    I'm only a Louisiana attorney, but here, if you use your vehicle as a weapon in an intentional act (making you subject to criminal prosecution) your insurance company will deny coverage and leave the...
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    OP, I think you presume too much. I wear buds so...

    OP, I think you presume too much. I wear buds so I can answer the Iphone when my wife calls me. Not every ear bud is blasting heavy metal music. I can still hear you.

    I wear a glasses mirror and...
  12. I'd ride what you have but look for a donor bike...

    I'd ride what you have but look for a donor bike actively, even put your own "bike wanted" add on nearby Craigslist. The 26" wheel with freewheel cogs is very common to mtn bikes and hybrids. I see...
  13. Jona, I don't mean you should go all the way down...

    Jona, I don't mean you should go all the way down to a wheel with structural rust. Just that used bikes with suitable wheels (7 speed freewheel) are very common. You may have to ride what you have...
  14. There's a good chance you can find a "donor" bike...

    There's a good chance you can find a "donor" bike on craigslist etc for less than a wheel at a bikeshop.
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    I want to revive this thread to say it looks like...

    I want to revive this thread to say it looks like someone did convert a tandem using a captain's seatpost as a headtube with linkage forward to steer....
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    so instead of 2 bottom brackets, we need 2...

    so instead of 2 bottom brackets, we need 2 headsets? Can the pilot's seatpost become a headset?
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    My bikes take 7 speed and one 8 speed. The chains...

    My bikes take 7 speed and one 8 speed. The chains run about $10. My wife has a 9 speed but hasn't put enough miles to need a new chain. My son has a 10 speed and we went to the Lbs for a new chain...
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    340074 My wife and our son on our 98 Santana...

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    My wife and our son on our 98 Santana Arriva. Found the bike on Craigslist while visiting a nearby town a couple of months ago. Have been busy trying to make it comfortable enough for...
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    I used the same approx. budget restriction for my...

    I used the same approx. budget restriction for my trailer. I waited patiently for local Craigslist to serve up a $20 kiddie trailer which was easy to modify to general cargo needs. I wish, however,...
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    I was recently in Rennes and noticed the mail...

    I was recently in Rennes and noticed the mail carriers used electric assist cargo bikes.

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    "It's sweet when people love their road bikes,...

    "It's sweet when people love their road bikes, but if you're a transportation cyclist, your bike is a vehicle, not a beautiful woman. If you lose it, you may have another."

    Very nicely put.
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    Parking the bicycle still is my biggest concern....

    Parking the bicycle still is my biggest concern. I don't want it to walk away and I don't want to have someone take my stuff off the bike.

    You are limiting yourself greatly in the day to day nuts...
  23. I like the height adjustability of threaded and...

    I like the height adjustability of threaded and the convenience of faceplate, and like o.p. I couldn't find one that looks nice so I bought the Nashbar one and covered the hideousness with gadgets...
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    Speaking of lubing the spoke threads/nipples my...

    Speaking of lubing the spoke threads/nipples my LBS guy says he dips his threads in boiled linseed oil when building a wheel. He claims that it is a good lube and after a few days it dries into a...
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    Also, to all you newbies, when you see you're...

    Also, to all you newbies, when you see you're about to hit some rough road, get your butt off the saddle and let your legs take some shock.
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