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  1. Hyper Efficient/Experienced wrenching, videos..

    Been a bike mechanic for a long time... still, every year i learn that there is always a slighty better, more efficient and faster way of doing almost anything. Knowing these techniques, for me at...
  2. Tange Question, MTB tripled butted VS other Tange..?

    Have a few questions about Tange Tripled butted MTB tubesets. 1. Does anybody know the thicknesses?
    2. When a frame is Tange triple butted will it always be all tubes, or main triangle or...? Any...
  3. Thanks guys! That is cool to see which is out...

    Thanks guys! That is cool to see which is out there. :) I spotted an abandoned quite nice folder today. Saddle had been stolen, tires are quite down, chain totally rusted solid. But very good...
  4. Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would...

    Ha! That is beautiful! But to be honest i would not buy it. I imagine it would be very expensive and i plan to use the folder as a "fits everyone" that comes to visit loaner bike. I want it be in...
  5. Back on this subforum, Good folders in Berlin?

    After another hiatus that lasted years i am back posting on this forum. :) I moved to Berlin. Sold all my Dutch folders, bikes and Raleigh 20. No regrets! I got an amazing Merida MTB and...
  6. Brompton, bought my first one, thinking about selling it.....!

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Haven't posted for years! Nice to check this place out once more. :) So i have been a folding bike afficionado for more than ten years. Own a pimped Raleigh twenty, just sold a...
  7. Just a heads up about putting those 12 and 13 T...

    Just a heads up about putting those 12 and 13 T cogs on the coaster hubs! :

    Due to the design of those cogs those sizes have rather little material left so they are fairly weak. It is somewhat...
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    Easy, make a little wooden tray with one of those...

    Easy, make a little wooden tray with one of those Motorcycle tanknets/nets used on some bike baskets and if possible make the wooden
    tray easy to remove from your rear rack. This would set you back...
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    More good ideas. :) @ Knobster, i also...

    More good ideas. :)

    @ Knobster, i also reaallly want to know what you do!! My brother has a similar job for tech support on high end audio equipment. But no way he gets 1 call a year!!
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    Some good ideas. Even a couple of things that are...

    Some good ideas. Even a couple of things that are feasible for me. :)
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    Some interesting replies! Thanks! What is the...

    Some interesting replies! Thanks!

    What is the e-mail checker/reader thing?! Elaborate please. What does it involve? How do i get into that?

    @ Knobster. What exactly do yo do and how did you get...
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    Anyone actually had those jobs or have any idea...

    Anyone actually had those jobs or have any idea how one goes about getting them?
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    Funny you should say that. That is what i do!...

    Funny you should say that. That is what i do! Bike mech. Except not self employed. Which is the whole problem. :) Any more ideas anyone?
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    The best, low stress job (you ever had) ?

    Hi Guys,

    I wanted to ask for ideas, opinions and experiences in terms of low stress employment.

    To clarify:
    -I did a little research. Librarian, janitor and Florist are some of the least...
  15. Yep good point. The bike is an insanely efficient...

    Yep good point. The bike is an insanely efficient machine, that is true. Us humans, well, not bad! However, a lot of our resources are used up in maintaining brain and other higher functions, so our...
  16. I am not sure but i think i have read somewhere...

    I am not sure but i think i have read somewhere that the Cub actually has very few (harmful) emissions. Apparently the (50 year old!) 4 stroke engine design it features is so efficient at burning up...
  17. Since pictures are always nice, here's a couple i...

    Since pictures are always nice, here's a couple i found on the net (all modified cubs) while trying to get inspiration for my chopper/ratbike cub project.. What i am actually trying to do is figure...
  18. Nice bikes and lawn. Actually those bikes are...

    Nice bikes and lawn. Actually those bikes are pretty much Honda cubs and Vice Versa, most small displacement bikes produced by Honda around 60 through 77 had a lot in common in terms of parts,...
  19. Nice pics! Apparently if you ride a Cub you...

    Nice pics!

    Apparently if you ride a Cub you automatically attract buxom blondes in short miniskirts... I am there! :)

    @ Lamplight, Good point about the health thing, that is why i stated (and...
  20. Sure it is, agreed on that. However i wasn't...

    Sure it is, agreed on that. However i wasn't going in for a 100% rational/scientific comparison since short of a staff and 100.000 dollar grant that is impossible to do... Plus i got stuff to do like...
  21. Cheers for all the replies! Ah let me...

    Cheers for all the replies!

    Ah let me elaborate a little. The Honda C50 (the one i have bought, = a 50 cc identical otherwise to the old Passport) IS a step through frame moped. In fact here in...
  22. This Moped,..more Eco friendly & Economical than a bike?!

    I present to you for your consideration: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_cub

    The Honda Cub (also know as c50, c70, c90 and Passport. I have recently bought one. Some factoids:

    More durable...
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    In my case, i am a bike mechanic by profession...

    In my case, i am a bike mechanic by profession but it would make my day if all the bikes produced were of sterling quality and durability. Then i'd be sure that all the bikes brought to me would...
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    I will be checking out those products. IMO, if...

    I will be checking out those products.

    IMO, if you are serious about living green and free, get an 'Earthship'. If you can afford to own a regular house in the US you can afford an earthship and...
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    Hey, nice pics/entries! :)

    Hey, nice pics/entries! :)
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