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I know everyone has been wondering what Huffandstuff's Portland commute is like, but wait no longer. Now that I have a Gopro I made a video of my commute, notable moments are 3:00 for my sick whip skid(it's not a fixie edit without), 7:00 for sweet hill bombings, 12:45 for Unicycle commuter and 14:40 for trackstandzzzzzz.
ive been sortof sick for about a week now with a cough and lots of yellow phlegm, last night i spent most of the night hacking up a lung and i have to be at work in 20 mins.
this will not be a productive day.
Ride everything. Shave nothing.
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Found this Schwinn Crisscross laying at the curb on top of some cut tree branches. It may not be the best fine in the world but I figured I could tune it up and have it as a geared commuter, since I need one of those and don't have money to drop on anything I want. Digging that it is a step-thru frame, my short inseam makes mounting up sketchy at times if a bike has stuff in panniers or basket.
I ripped off my jeans in my crank, crashed my front wheel in a ****ing manhole ....
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Today I collided with a roller blader who thought it was prudent to be looking at his phone while rolling down the viaduct in oncoming traffic (ie. me). Luckily neither of us were seriously hurt though, although I did bowl him over and then also took a spill into the concrete barrier. The bike seems to have fared ok as well with just a few gouges in the bar tape. I can deal with that.
I guess it is about that time of year again when we have to relinquish the commuter lanes for the summer crowd.
Assuming it's nice this weekend I'm gonna try it out at the track, tried last week with a helmet cam and it sucks.
The good people at our city transit department have given us a bay to store and work on bicycles for the adaptive cycling program I am working with.
Today I installed the axle kits I had brought to my shop to modify, built up some seat supports, and swapped a lot of pedals.
One of the conversions... it is a singlespeed.
We will give all of these away on Saturday.
So are the axles purposely wider than what would typically be found on a trike? This is just idle curiosity but I am wondering if things like cargo trikes might typically be made narrower? For the record, your job must leave you feeling pretty fantastic on the days when you see the kids getting the bikes.
Worksman trikes' rear tracks aren't significantly narrower, if any, than Schwinn Town & Country.
I think they make them as wide as possible yet still narrow enough to get through your average door.
Awesome work, Sixty Fiver.
Today I started the tear down and cleaning on the CrissCross I found the other day. Nothing too challenging yet, but then again I have yet to try and get the BB apart. All I know is the previous owner loved to ride through sand, the crankset and spindle were caked in sand.