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04-22-09, 09:59 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,502
Posted By HelluvaStella

New Kids on the Block Never ever rolled this...

New Kids on the Block
Never ever rolled this deep
But they're hangin' tough
11-21-08, 06:40 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,108
Posted By HelluvaStella

This bike is beautiful. Great work, I hope to see...

This bike is beautiful. Great work, I hope to see news of production specs and pricing soon.
Forum: Commuting
10-14-08, 02:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,588
Posted By HelluvaStella

What are you doing this Friday? Haha, just...

What are you doing this Friday?

Haha, just kidding
09-29-08, 01:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,785
Posted By HelluvaStella

Anyone see/understand the DaVinci tandem booth...

Anyone see/understand the DaVinci tandem booth with the wacky drivetrain?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/2kings/2886316496/
Forum: Commuting
09-29-08, 01:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 248
Posted By HelluvaStella

More Breezers available?

News heard at Interbike: Breezer has been acquired by Advanced Sports Inc., the company that owns Fuji, Kestrel and SE Bikes. From what people said at both booths there will be many more shops where...
09-18-08, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 722
Posted By HelluvaStella

I've got a couple on my Flickr...

I've got a couple on my Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iareanengineer/) page
Sneak peek:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3226/2855600603_765d962278.jpg?v=0
PLUS with a little searching and...
Forum: Commuting
08-19-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,926
Posted By HelluvaStella

You can glue ball bearings in the allen bolt...

You can glue ball bearings in the allen bolt recesses.

edit: Getting it out is tough, but that's the point. I use wood glue so it can be dug out with a metal pick.
08-19-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 642
Posted By HelluvaStella

Just remember about the concept of unstrung...

Just remember about the concept of unstrung weight. In a nutshell, suspension systems (like the shocks on a car or fork suspension on your bike) work more effectively the lighter the wheel assembly...
Forum: Commuting
08-05-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By HelluvaStella

I've been commuting on the Crossroad 8 for the...

I've been commuting on the Crossroad 8 for the last month. My impressions:
-No, it's not as efficient as a chain drive setup.
-Yes, I love jumping on it without need to don special shoes, cuff my...
08-05-08, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,664
Posted By HelluvaStella

I got some raised eyebrows when I was considering...

I got some raised eyebrows when I was considering using a Shimano Nexus 8 red band hub for my '65 Schwinn tandem. Shimano is very clear that it is not rated for tandem/cargo use. Pish posh, I put it...
Forum: Commuting
07-25-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By HelluvaStella

That is truly incredible. BAH, your commitment to...

That is truly incredible. BAH, your commitment to the xtra lifestyle has been risen to an artform.
Forum: Commuting
07-21-08, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By HelluvaStella

Shaft drive impressions

Today was my first ride on a Dynamic shaft drive eight speed bike. It employs a Shimano Nexus Premium 8 speed internally geared hub coupled to a shaft drive system. The arrangement is clean,...
07-15-08, 02:33 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 24,536
Posted By HelluvaStella

I love this thread so much. ...

I love this thread so much.
http://velospace.org/files/PostPics002B.jpg
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,394
Posted By HelluvaStella

18.5 miles each way. Riding from south...

18.5 miles each way. Riding from south Philadelphia to the northeast part of the city. Today was my on my Panasonic DX-4000 and tomorrow I'm toying with the notion of riding my Stella fixed gear...
Forum: Commuting
07-15-08, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31,391
Views: 904,958
Posted By HelluvaStella

Today was my first commute to my new job. 18.5...

Today was my first commute to my new job. 18.5 miles from south Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the northeast section of the city. I found some good light-traffic roads and made the trip in an hour....
07-15-08, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,717
Posted By HelluvaStella

Another vote for Rhyno Lites. I have them on my...

Another vote for Rhyno Lites. I have them on my tandem with Shimano Nexus 8 speed hub and my wife's Schwinn cruiser with a Shimano 3 speed hub. Got mine through the LBS under $40.
06-30-08, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,389
Posted By HelluvaStella

more teeth = crowded mouth ...

more teeth = crowded mouth
http://www.funnyanimalpictures.net/data/media/1/jaws_kitten_2.jpg
06-26-08, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By HelluvaStella

I tow groceries and other supplies in a child...

I tow groceries and other supplies in a child trailer with my fixed gear. 48x17 but I'm not sure I've pulled 80 pounds, maybe 50 max. I have a front brake but if I encountered any big downhills I'd...
06-25-08, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By HelluvaStella

Dr. Mojo: I posted on our regional forum ...

Dr. Mojo: I posted on our regional forum
phillyfixed dot com
06-24-08, 12:13 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By HelluvaStella

WANT KOGSWELL! Baxtefer, did you get any...

WANT KOGSWELL!
Baxtefer, did you get any feeback?
Forum: Commuting
06-23-08, 11:11 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,649
Posted By HelluvaStella

Update: I put in my notice at my current job...

Update: I put in my notice at my current job (electrical engineer/ airfiled lighting design) and will begin a position as a product manager for electric and commuter bicycles in three weeks!
06-12-08, 02:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,177
Posted By HelluvaStella

Not me but a friend: would wake up often in...

Not me but a friend:
would wake up often in strange places (football fields, under bridges, on random street corners in center city Philly) with his bike mini u-locked to his ankle. ******** genius....
06-12-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,104
Posted By HelluvaStella

I imagine for some people it is. My reality,...

I imagine for some people it is. My reality, though, is that I am not too interested in it. I took the job because 1.) My previous job (first one out of school) was a 60 mile round trip daily and 2.)...
06-12-08, 01:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,104
Posted By HelluvaStella

I design airfield lighting and navigation systems...

I design airfield lighting and navigation systems at international and regional airports. Decoding FAA regulations ranks slightly above getting your fingernails pulled out with pliers and slightly...
06-10-08, 12:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,052
Posted By HelluvaStella

It's so... ugly. Looks like it works though, so...

It's so... ugly. Looks like it works though, so more power to you.
Forum: Commuting
06-06-08, 09:19 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 8,649
Posted By HelluvaStella

Electrical engineer. I design airfield lighting...

Electrical engineer. I design airfield lighting and navigation systems. BUT I'm trying to get into bicycle design (there's a major manufacturer located near here). So everyone please wish me luck,...
06-02-08, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By HelluvaStella

[QUOTE=ricardo kuhn;6792874]To me is funny how...

[QUOTE=ricardo kuhn;6792874]To me is funny how the "Purist" will spend zillions of dollars on custom made parts that don't work so well (the HP2 pasanger foot peg bracket for example) when you can do...
05-30-08, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,403
Posted By HelluvaStella

I used to keep an adapter on my valve stem, until...

I used to keep an adapter on my valve stem, until someone stole it. Seriously, who steals an adapter?
05-30-08, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By HelluvaStella

Ha! So as a fellow MZ owner you must be a DIYer,...

Ha! So as a fellow MZ owner you must be a DIYer, eh? I don't think you can get any after market stuff for these any more. Still, I'd love to be able to ride the moto, carrying the road bike, out of...
05-29-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By HelluvaStella

Andrew that video kicks ass. Thanks for...

Andrew that video kicks ass. Thanks for documenting one of the most fun times I've had on a bike.

PS I'm the front of the camel. Too bad there isn't any footage of when me and the stoker started...
05-28-08, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,899
Posted By HelluvaStella

Further evidence that we should all have vast...

Further evidence that we should all have vast reserves of random parts in a box somewhere for tinkering. That is an incredible setup, you've inspired me to look into making a mount for carrying my...
05-27-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,499
Posted By HelluvaStella

Wearing a helmet greatly improves my domestic...

Wearing a helmet greatly improves my domestic tranquility. For a wife that lets me ride a fast motorcycle, race in alleycats, drink to excess and generally flirt with multiple forms of disaster, she...
05-22-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,865
Posted By HelluvaStella

Aww jeez, it's all put back to its original...

Aww jeez, it's all put back to its original condition and ready to be handed back to the guy who gave it to me 5 years ago. Well, here's a pic from its heyday:...
05-19-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,099
Posted By HelluvaStella

Why did the hippie cross the road? ...

Why did the hippie cross the road?








To borrow money from the chicken.
05-19-08, 02:11 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 78,142
Posted By HelluvaStella

Thanks. It was truly an enjoyable late fall...

Thanks. It was truly an enjoyable late fall undertaking. Many evening hours spent in my basement workshop sanding, polishing and assembling. I went a bit overboard with some of the fancy parts, but...
05-19-08, 01:24 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,865
Posted By HelluvaStella

http://velospace.org/files/PostPics002B.jpg ...

http://velospace.org/files/PostPics002B.jpg

Definitely the 50th time I've posted my old Stella, but utilitarianism was what I had in mind. All the details here (http://velospace.org/node/1645). I...
05-19-08, 09:37 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 78,142
Posted By HelluvaStella

http://velospace.org/files/tandematwwwestrace.jpg...

http://velospace.org/files/tandematwwwestrace.jpg
Came from this:
http://velospace.org/files/Resize3.jpg
Some details here (http://velospace.org/node/6671).
05-16-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 78,142
Posted By HelluvaStella

I wish I knew how much my tandem weighs. I have a...

I wish I knew how much my tandem weighs. I have a 1965 Schwinn Twinn that started life as a single speed with coaster brake. I disassembled it, sanded and chemical stripped the paint and resprayed it...
05-07-08, 09:10 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 86,659
Posted By HelluvaStella

Thanks for the compliments. I looked into the...

Thanks for the compliments. I looked into the whole Sante group thing, the components on here are pearl white Exage. I don't know if that's a step down, sideways or otherwise. But it is my first...
05-05-08, 11:39 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 86,659
Posted By HelluvaStella

Here's mine: a DX-4000 of unknown year. Got it...

Here's mine: a DX-4000 of unknown year. Got it from the co-op here, someone donated at one of the community "dump days." If we hadn't been there, it would have got to the recyclers. All I did to it...
05-05-08, 07:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,618
Posted By HelluvaStella

I've seen it done successfully. You could get in...

I've seen it done successfully. You could get in touch with this family (http://velospace.org/node/2560) and see how they like it.
http://velospace.org/files/tandem2asdfjjj.jpg
05-02-08, 12:49 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By HelluvaStella

Another yes vote for PR and rack from Kogswell!

Another yes vote for PR and rack from Kogswell!
04-30-08, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,817
Posted By HelluvaStella

I was hesitant about wide bars for city...

I was hesitant about wide bars for city commuting, but the 50cm Nitto bars I have do not give me any problems. I still can squeeze almost everywhere. I highly recommend these:...
04-29-08, 01:15 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,287
Posted By HelluvaStella

Kogswell PR here!!

Kogswell PR here!!
04-29-08, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By HelluvaStella

My French conversion is set up the same as...

My French conversion is set up the same as ahnichols. Sheldon Brown has good advice on putting it together so you don't have bearings falling all over the place. Good stuff.
04-24-08, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,817
Posted By HelluvaStella

My favorites, which incidentally were my...

My favorites, which incidentally were my inspiration:
http://velospace.org/files/1holds.jpg
http://velospace.org/files/DSC07014.JPG
http://velospace.org/files/hires1.jpg...
04-24-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 767
Views: 104,269
Posted By HelluvaStella

All I have done to this one since I saved it on...

All I have done to this one since I saved it on Saturday (4/19/08) is add new cables, housing and bar tape. The pedals and saddle were from the parts bin in my basement. I did a cleaning and frame...
04-18-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 445
Posted By HelluvaStella

Philadelphia cyclists for bike sharing: please read

Hello,

If you are interested in promoting a bike sharing program in Philadelphia, now is the time to take action. You may send a letter to City Hall via the link here:...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-08, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By HelluvaStella

Philadelphia cyclists for bike sharing: please read

Hello,

If you are interested in promoting a bike sharing program in Philadelphia, now is the time to take action. You may send a letter to City Hall via the link here:...
04-18-08, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By HelluvaStella

Philadelphia cyclists for bike sharing: please read

Hello,

If you are interested in promoting a bike sharing program in Philadelphia, now is the time to take action. You may send a letter to City Hall via the link here:...
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