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    Sticky: Sturmcrow: My little one complained that she...

    Sturmcrow: My little one complained that she wanted something better to hold onto other than the seat post or my back pockets, so I made a mini handlebar from a cut-down handlebar and an adjustable...
  2. Sports writer. Too much time in front of a...

    Sports writer. Too much time in front of a screen, not enough in the saddle.
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    Sticky: Now that I've got the xtracycle built up, I was...

    Now that I've got the xtracycle built up, I was looking at the donor rear triangle and thinking of a way to make that work on a recumbent. Based loosely on a Bacchetta Giro, I added the wrinkle of a...
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    Sticky: 188811188810 Thanks to everyone for the ideas...

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    Thanks to everyone for the ideas and inspiration for "Stretch." Everything came together very well on the back, especially my old license plates. I like that even better, I think, than...
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    Sticky: Since the last post I found a donor FS bike at...

    Since the last post I found a donor FS bike at the pawn shop for $16, and had another good candidate for the front, a Trek 850 Antelope that had a bunged-up rear derailleur hanger. The Trek was...
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    Sticky: Why not leave the bottom bracket intact on the...

    Why not leave the bottom bracket intact on the donor bike (I understand this won't work for a one-piece crank) and just take the pedals off. The spindle width is already somewhere around 110 mm, so...
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    Sticky: I drive the 3/8" sheet metal screws into the...

    I drive the 3/8" sheet metal screws into the outer knobs at an angle away from the tube. Sorry for the crayon attachment, but using MS paint is like using an etch-a-sketch.
    I've never used the...
  8. Mr. Hiroshima, Any way you can get your buddy to...

    Mr. Hiroshima,
    Any way you can get your buddy to post or send some more detailed instruction regarding his process? I'm thinking mainly about the prying-apart process and the type of epoxy, etc. I...
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    Sticky: http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2072/...

    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2072/67/109/652587099/n652587099_1736164_8963.jpg
    Here are three home made studded bicycle tires. The one in the middle was my first try, but it wasn't...
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    Wow, for a new repair person, you've got a much...

    Wow, for a new repair person, you've got a much nicer setup than most home mechanics and probably quite a few experienced hands. As far as the PRS-15, it looks like a top-notch stand. I have a PRS-1...
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    Longer axle to use old wheel on new bike?

    A friend gave me a new aluminum frame (Trek 7700) and I've been having a nice time hanging some old parts (I have a lot) on the thing. My problem: The frame is designed for newer 700c wheels (I have...
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    Leather, being a natural material, differs from...

    Leather, being a natural material, differs from saddle to saddle. I have two B-17s -- one black and one honey -- and though I've put more miles on the honey (approx 400), the black one is much softer...
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    Good to get all these tips. I should have come...

    Good to get all these tips. I should have come here earlier.
    I took an old knobby tire and drilled holes all around on both sides off center. I pushed short bolts through and used a lock washer and...
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    It was about 10 deg F when I came to work and now...

    It was about 10 deg F when I came to work and now it's -2 (I work evenings) and almost time to go home. I just made a studded tire with small nuts, bolts and lockwashers. It's not too good on ice,...
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    I got a not-so-favorable bunch of numbers in my...

    I got a not-so-favorable bunch of numbers in my recent workplace health screening. Found out I have type II diabetes. Since then (one month ago) I've lost 20 pounds (282 to 262). I aim to lose 52...
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    Be careful adjusting the bolt. Actually, don't...

    Be careful adjusting the bolt. Actually, don't touch it if you don't have to. It's too easy to mess up the saddle's tension. I'm 290 and have never heard a creak from my B-17, but I always take...
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    Help with pre-bankruptcy GT info

    I picked up an old GT LTS-4 (extra cheap) that was missing the Horst link thinking I could put together a fairly decent bike out of the deal. I've since run into the wall with the lack of information...
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    So I have to pay $25 to be able to let people...

    So I have to pay $25 to be able to let people know I would like to buy something? I think that's BS and I don't think I'll be back to this forum. Adios.
  19. Thread: Howdy.

    by wpryan
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    Howdy.

    Long-time rider, wannabe collector, hack mechanic/restorer. Love it for a hobby and a lifestyle.
    Looking forward to all the stuff here!
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