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Old 07-06-10, 09:46 PM   #526
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Montanafan, that is one gorgeous bike! I didn't know that such woody fenders existed. Thanks for showing me those!

The other posters have some great bikes too! Wow, this thread is encouraging!

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Old 07-06-10, 10:05 PM   #527
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Weekend tourer and a great little tow vehicle too...

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Old 07-09-10, 04:32 PM   #528
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^awesome! & the one w/ the seat strapped to the TT made me piss my pants thinking about how good it looked & how safe it wasnt.



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Old 07-21-10, 08:19 AM   #529
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Here is my Golden Pigeon,with a Sturmey archer AW 3-speed hub,marathon tyres,and a headlight that does`nt jump out when you go over a bump ;-).
Be sure to get the longest spindle possible if you do the conversion,or you won`t be able to keep the stand.
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Old 07-22-10, 09:37 PM   #530
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Indoor hauler

I've been developing a cargo trailer for cottage industry manufacture in Minneapolis USA - I'm about to launch the "c" model but meanwhile at my real job I had a large stage set going into the Minneapolis Convention Center. The exhibit halls are about the size of a US city block so you can get quite worn out fetching tools and fasteners back and forth across the hall for the union crew so I brought the prototype with me to help. In addition to making things go faster and easier, it was a lot of fun - you'll never ride on smoother cement - it was like being at a velodrome!
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Old 07-23-10, 06:48 AM   #531
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^awesome! & the one w/ the seat strapped to the TT made me piss my pants thinking about how good it looked & how safe it wasnt.
That seat on the top tube is a great design. In a possible fall or hit from a car, your child is basically within your arms. If that seat were more permanently mounted, it would be ideal. As a matter of fact, I think those straps are probably seat belts wrapped for storage rather than anything structural.

Montanafan's wood fendered bike is awesome.
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Old 07-25-10, 12:34 PM   #532
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Old 07-28-10, 06:37 AM   #533
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I like the Caddy Badge! Nice touch.
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Old 08-02-10, 11:46 AM   #534
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Cool video of a Haley Trike with Sara and Stephen in Philly.
I love these because the prototype was built in my courtyard in Savannah, GA when Stephen helped us restore our 1873 house.
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Old 08-05-10, 11:52 AM   #535
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Thought some of you might appreciate the cycle truck I just built. So far I've carried my 185lb friend on it without any trouble, slow speeds, and turns are effortless since the rack is mounted to the frame. NO WHEEL FLOP. Gonna have to throw a party soon so I have an excuse to put a full keg on it.
I'd love to hear more about the construction and design of this bike. It seems like a decent project to try as a first time frame alteration.

Here's mine:

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Old 08-18-10, 03:30 PM   #536
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here is mine. i finally have a couple of picture of it.

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Old 09-06-10, 08:46 AM   #537
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Old 09-06-10, 02:53 PM   #539
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Old 09-26-10, 06:43 PM   #540
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My yellow farm bike

Here's my yellow farm bike. I built it from the ground up out of three junk roadmasters

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Hualin groceries at school

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Pickin cucumbers

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I plan to add two more wheels and a 2ft wide basket

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Mods: 1ft. enclosed basket, two rod holders, trailer hitch, storage container on handle bars

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Old 09-28-10, 10:37 PM   #541
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I like the yellow farm bike a lot. I worked on farms before, so I have a clear understanding of how a bike like that comes in handy. In fact, there was a "farm bike" on the last farm that I worked on. It was a 24" bmx with baskets on the front and rear. It had long cranks and was fairly easy to peddle.
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Old 10-01-10, 05:41 PM   #542
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That ute is a beaut! Get it? :knee slap:
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Old 10-12-10, 06:30 AM   #543
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My new Yuba Mundo!

It`s funny, when I ride my 16" inch folder here in Japan no one bats an eyelash, but OMG this bike attracts a LOT of attention. I think I just might have the only Mundo in Japan.
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My new Yuba Mundo!

It`s funny, when I ride my 16" inch folder here in Japan no one bats an eyelash, but OMG this bike attracts a LOT of attention. I think I just might have the only Mundo in Japan.
Nice Mundo. You should post a photo of your Curve next it for scale.
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Old 10-12-10, 07:59 AM   #545
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When are we going to see some loaded pics? Are you getting the Mundo bags and deck? I wish I could have rocked my Big Dummy when I was in Okinawa.
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Old 10-12-10, 09:06 PM   #546
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My new Yuba Mundo!

It`s funny, when I ride my 16" inch folder here in Japan no one bats an eyelash, but OMG this bike attracts a LOT of attention. I think I just might have the only Mundo in Japan.
that's definitely cool looking
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Old 10-15-10, 05:57 AM   #547
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Nice Mundo. You should post a photo of your Curve next it for scale.
Here`s one next to my folded up Curve SL. If the Yuba`s "Go-Getter" bag was just a wee bit bigger I could put the Curve inside.

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Old 10-16-10, 09:14 AM   #548
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Made me surly an all in one road bike with hauling abilities. Still need to get an Old Man Mountain Rack to clear the Travel Agents, but I love this thing. Sram Apex is supposed to eliminate the need for a triple which works out fine for the hauling. Since it can't do disk brakes, the ceramic rims will be the next best thing for wet weather paired with the power of V brakes


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Old 10-17-10, 07:12 PM   #549
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Nice crosscheck. Mine is on my blog, www.lovetocycle.wordpress.com if you want to check it out. I love the SRAM shifters. Are those rims really better for braking? Do you have to get ceramic specific brake pads?
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Old 10-18-10, 07:09 AM   #550
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That really is a seriously good looking Cross Czech. Well put together. How do you like the BAW trailer? I love the looks and claimed capacity.
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