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Forum: Touring
03-10-10, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By legot73

Thanks for all the great feedback! Great tips...

Thanks for all the great feedback! Great tips that will make the trip even better.
Forum: Touring
03-09-10, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By legot73

Looking for feedback on kids and distance

My kids are really excited to take a "bike camping" trip with me (Dad) this summer. I'm probably more excited, but I really want to make this a good trip, so I'm concerned about distance.

The...
08-29-09, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,659
Posted By legot73

Thanks. Those sure have caught my imagination...

Thanks. Those sure have caught my imagination lately.
08-29-09, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,659
Posted By legot73

Help identifying the bicycle in Jumanji

I've watched the 1995 film Jumanji with my kids approximately 8 times in the past week, and each time I am more and more attracted to the blue bicycle that the main character rides in the opening...
08-08-09, 04:00 PM
Replies: 13,213
Views: 2,577,175
Posted By legot73

That is a truly beautiful bike. Even my wife...

That is a truly beautiful bike. Even my wife agrees. Nice find.
08-08-09, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13,213
Views: 2,577,175
Posted By legot73

My first vintage finds

I picked up these 3 bikes recently in a single deal as my first vintage buy. I've been researching them online and trying to learn more about them. I'm trying to decide what to do with the Schwinn;...
Forum: Commuting
01-16-09, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 381
Posted By legot73

Virtual bike lane, genius!

Saw this and loved it. Somebody is very creative. Enjoy:

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/01/bike-lane-projector.php?dcitc=TH_sbr_cars
11-04-08, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,744
Posted By legot73

Caution on the SRAM Cargo and P5, make sure they...

Caution on the SRAM Cargo and P5, make sure they will fit a 135mm rear end AND still shift correctly. SRAM confirmed that the P5 wouldn't, even though I could space it so. The "clickbox" shifting...
07-31-08, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 699
Posted By legot73

I'm sitting on my hands watching for replies....

I'm sitting on my hands watching for replies. :twitchy:

My chaincase isn't aftermarket, but came with the Trek L200 that I abuse as a winter bike. I realize that my experience doesn't help you...
07-29-08, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Posted By legot73

If the few hundred US$ more aren't an issue, I...

If the few hundred US$ more aren't an issue, I think the Nuvinci looks more promising. Sticky shifting resulted in some gear slips and other goofs for me. The continuously variable nature of the...
07-29-08, 08:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Posted By legot73

I was almost right, it spaces down as low as...

I was almost right, it spaces down as low as 126mm, not 120. It definitely fits 130 or 135, though.

I was attracted to the roller brake for icy winter conditions as "plan B". My front v-brake...
07-28-08, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,495
Posted By legot73

Make sure the hub comes with the trim kit. Your...

Make sure the hub comes with the trim kit. Your dropout concerns are taken care of by various pair of anti-rotation washers (yellow for track, grey for vertical, brown for ?). This should be...
07-13-08, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By legot73

The v-racks slip into the freeradical frame about...

The v-racks slip into the freeradical frame about 1.5-2", and would need to be pulled directly up to be removed. They're spaced apart wider in the front than in the back, so the snapdeck is held in...
07-03-08, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,684
Posted By legot73

My wife doesn't get why I'd want to build a new...

My wife doesn't get why I'd want to build a new deck for the kids. She thinks the one that came with the freeloader is nicer than anything I'd build (logo, logo, logo). I can't wait to show her...
07-03-08, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By legot73

Got my Rhyno Lite from Bikeman.com for $27 (rim...

Got my Rhyno Lite from Bikeman.com for $27 (rim only). They also have very reasonable hand-build options for custom setups and do a very nice job.
07-02-08, 12:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By legot73

... unless that work involves stopping a heavy...

... unless that work involves stopping a heavy load with rim brakes on a wet wheel, then steel is certainly an exciting choice, but not necessarily the best.
07-02-08, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,682
Posted By legot73

Not sure what you consider cheap, but I like the...

Not sure what you consider cheap, but I like the Sun Rhyno Lite for strength. I built a Nexus on one for my Xtracycle, and am very happy with it towing 90lbs of kids + sports equipment.
05-25-08, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,134
Posted By legot73

BAH bought them all!

BAH bought them all!
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-08, 07:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 428
Posted By legot73

cool stuff

My circumstances don't call for a folder, although I often wish I had good multi-mode commuting opportunities. I still fawn over folders, and even rode a Strida at my LBS recently. Thought you...
04-08-08, 08:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,142
Posted By legot73

Beautiful bike! The frame building thread got me...

Beautiful bike! The frame building thread got me hooked, I want to try a few. Sounds like a very affordable project, too. You've inspired me again. With every trade I've tried, my second product...
Forum: Commuting
03-11-08, 03:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,111
Posted By legot73

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23506
03-08-08, 10:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By legot73

I think of utility cycling as using a bicycle to...

I think of utility cycling as using a bicycle to accomplish work. The most obvious work is to move a person or people, and the next is to move things, hence the cargo focus. Besides typical cyclo...
02-28-08, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By legot73

1:1 sounds much worse than 44 gear inches, and...

1:1 sounds much worse than 44 gear inches, and the old hub low gear is 28, which is much lower. I think I'll have too keep looking since I can only go one tooth bigger on the sprocket, which doesn't...
02-28-08, 09:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By legot73

Nexus 4 on an Xtracycle

I have a great soccer mom setup in my basement right now, a Giant Lite electric with an Xtracycle. It has one problem, the SRAM P5 internal geared hub that came with the bike won't shift when spaced...
Forum: Commuting
12-30-07, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By legot73

I'm at almost 2 years on my 2006 Kona Jake. The...

I'm at almost 2 years on my 2006 Kona Jake. The only problem I had was the Truvativ Elita crank not being torqued correctly, which I fixed myself, but my shop said would be fully covered if it was...
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