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I Have Seen An Awesome Guy! - He Lives on BF

Old 10-21-08, 10:05 PM
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I Have Seen An Awesome Guy! - He Lives on BF

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I am lost for words.
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Old 10-21-08, 10:06 PM
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Old news. You lose. Don't try again.
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Dude is sweet. What, you're so cool?
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Old 10-21-08, 10:33 PM
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Last time this came up we had the moderator smack down fight of the century. I am not looking forward to that happening again. Let the man ride in peace.
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Old 10-21-08, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by kergin View Post
Perhaps you can just say how awesome the guy is. Oh and by the way. Not sure if his name is Fred. Shall I change the title to "I have seen an awesome guy - he lives on BF"?
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Old 10-21-08, 10:45 PM
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right, so no one here thinks its a little odd to ride with a lexan canopy over your bike?
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Old 10-21-08, 10:50 PM
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right, so no one here thinks its a little odd to ride with a lexan canopy over your bike?
That's his decision. One that nobody should really judge unless they are perfect.

Oh wait. Did you start this thread to flame him? What was the purpose of this thread if not to say how cool that was?

Shall I change the thread title since Fred isn't his name?
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If he can make a workable roof to meet his needs, more power to him. I have a roof on my car, so i can't very well criticize someone for putting a roof on a bike they ride to work.

You know, when I was young, I wanted to be "cool". As I got older, I gradually figured out that it was a lost cause, and so now I don't mind doing stuff that's different. Try it some time.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
Shall I change the thread title since Fred isn't his name?
Do whatever the hell you want. Apparently, I touched a soft spot on this one.
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Thank you.

Title changed.
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"I ist holier than thou" much?
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Moderator smack down complete
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Huh? Someone smackin' me again? *looks around*

HEY!! *smacks AEO back*
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I was referring to the OP, not you siu

already done in the scooter world.
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Okay, it's all good. Only because you know how to tell time without looking at the clock. *tee hee*
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it's always 1'oclock down at my place
warmest time of the day too.
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Oh man, for a second I thought somebody started a parody thread of the original, with everyone recopying their EXACT posts into this.
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it's always 1'oclock down at my place
warmest time of the day too.


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Oh man, for a second I thought somebody started a parody thread of the original, with everyone recopying their EXACT posts into this.

This IS a parody....
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Hmmm, he is definitely not the first to create such a bike. I saw this one here in March 2008:

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Mr. Fred's setup is awesome, I like it (especially that dashboard!). From a practical sandpoint though, I wonder about doing descents down that 15% grade hill he mentioned with that setup, which appears to be the anti aero.

Speaking of the winter setup, I need to find a better front fender solution for my crappy commuter. Stupid road bikes and their tight clearances.
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My only problem with that kind of windshield rig is if there's any wind above 10 mph. From the right direction, a good wind would blow that thing across a lane, with the shield/roof acting like a sail.
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Instead of mocking DJ, why don't you just ask him the questions? He's a very nice guy, and I am sure that he wouldn't mind answering questions.

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Instead of mocking DJ, why don't you just ask him the questions? He's a very nice guy, and I am sure that he wouldn't mind answering questions.

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Thanks East Hill. The highly intellectual comment that started this thread is pretty telling. but I have been addressing the comments about aerodynamics and side winds the whole time I have been working on this.

I guess these guys would drive a convertible in the winter with the top down and complain about the rain.

BTW I know you are a fellow Northwesterner and you know how we get that light drizzle and not much wind, so you understand my goal of making more rideable days.
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That is pretty cool. Also there is the Veltop from Europe.
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You're right, 70% of the time the weather here is a drizzle. Because you don't anticipate riding around with a straight up downpour over your head, have you given some consideration to something a little less prone to catching sidewinds? Short of riding in the actual rain, the majority of the airborne mist we deal with will be coming at you from the front.

That being said, attaching the shield to the bars like with this guy just seems like a bad idea. I'd suggest finding a way to somehow securely mounting it to the headtube, so a sudden jerk of wind on that 15% downhill doesn't send you turning into traffic. You're right, it isn't USUALLY windy in our area, but every once and a while you'll be caught in weather you'd rather not ride in on your way home and be tempted to do it anyway rather than petition the missus for a ride home. Thus, even in our area, I would be a little concerned about having a potential wind catcher so high above your center of balance.

Anyhow, cool concept! best of luck with the project.



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