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Old 11-22-04, 10:12 AM
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Hi folks,

I am new to the group. I live in Boulder, Colorado and try to ride at least four or five days a week in all seasons. I also fix bicycles for the local Humane Society's thrift shop. A collection of bicycles seems to have accumulated at my house, with everything from a Georgena Terry (front wheel smaller than the back one) to a Fendt bicycle with a shaft drive and a couple of Bianchi's and a Motobecane. I have been riding for most of the 58 years since I learned to ride.

My latest challenge is changing the back tire on the Fendt (the shaft drive complicates things). Anyone ever tackled this?

Best,
Jim
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Old 11-22-04, 01:20 PM
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Glad to have another, who practices his philanthropy, with his hands. I, myself, could not, as I have ten impossible thumbs. I'm not sure what is a Fendts, so I will google it. I'm supposing that my ignorance derives from being planted in the backwaters of the upper midwest.
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Old 11-22-04, 03:37 PM
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HI Jim:

And, welcome to the forums.

What's a Fendts?
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Old 11-22-04, 04:55 PM
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Fendt makes (or is it "made") a very unusual shaft drive bicycle (think BMW motorcycle) with a 3-speed rear axle. This bike was given to me by a friend and really turns heads when folks notice that it has no chain! The drive train seems pretty trouble-free, but it's not clear at all how to remove the back wheel.

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Old 11-22-04, 08:32 PM
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Welcome!

Please drop by the 50+ forum.

I live just down US 36 and I-25 from you!
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Old 11-24-04, 10:37 PM
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Thanks. I did just that (went to the 50+ forum), saw several of your postings and recognized the location right away. Glad to be aboard, but I must tell you that the discovery of these forums has already cost me some dough. I decided after looking at many of those neat single speeds and track bicycles, not to mention the one my son just built, to build one with a friend. This should be interesting.

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