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10-22-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Murray Missile

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser...

From the pics I could find on Google the Laser appears to be a pretty low end bike with 1 Pc. Ashtabula cranks and steel wheels. I'd just make the Laser functional the way it is and ride it or sell...
10-21-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 32,829
Posted By Londonsworld

Crusty Worksman cruiser

My neighbor was tossing out this crusty Worksman bike. I'll get it rolling and donate to the local homeless shelter.
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10-20-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,539
Posted By preventec47

Heavy Bikes are better !

Unless you are a professional or amateur racer..... Ride as heavy a bike as you can ! You will get a better workout, You will save money as they are cheaper and more rugged requiring less...
10-12-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By PhillyGrl

Did a 26.5 mile ride on my Gazelle Ultimate T10...

Did a 26.5 mile ride on my Gazelle Ultimate T10 yesterday. My first longish ride on this bike. We rode all along the Mullica River in New Jersey. Cool and overcast with some breaks of sun, but still...
10-06-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By mrrabbit

1. No super lights or light weights . . . middle...

1. No super lights or light weights . . . middle weights on up. You want inner wall thicknesses of 2.2mm or higher.
2. Washers are NOT hole fillers - they are head / elbow spacers.
3. The...
10-02-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Good opportunity for someone to scoop up...

Good opportunity for someone to scoop up discounted, sought after bikes, not to ride, but to flip . . .
10-02-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 9,046
Posted By BillyD

Just a minor note . . . to describe someone's...

Just a minor note . . . to describe someone's opinion as "pointless", even if akin to yours, is just asking for trouble. Let's make an effort to keep things peaceful, please?

Actually you both...
09-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Retro Grouch

Check posts 3,4,5 & 6. It can be done, but there...

Check posts 3,4,5 & 6. It can be done, but there are a lot of details to check for. Since your purpose is to carry the bike in the trunk of your car, it might be simpler, cheaper and more reliable...
09-28-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Also, pay attention to the thickness of the...

Also, pay attention to the thickness of the dropouts of the frame. Many bikes have thin stamped steel dropouts that require very short amounts of axle protruding from the locknut so the quick...
09-27-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 497
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it...

I'll add that with an older bike the chance it has horizontal rear drop out slots is likely. So the current crop of QE skewers with an exposed cam lever riding on a curved bit of plastic might not be...
09-22-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By badger1

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that...

You have claimed elsewhere in this thread that you have excellent "reading comprehension". If that is true, then the comment of yours in question, to which livedarklions refers, can only be the...
09-22-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By livedarklions

That's just sick. You really are flailing.

That's just sick. You really are flailing.
09-22-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Happy Feet

You should write a book about it.

You should write a book about it.
09-22-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By livedarklions

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one...

Pretty funny because I'm pretty sure I'm the one who brought up the contradiction between his writing and his product and I'm also a stan by your count because I recognize that he was writing the...
09-22-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Happy Feet

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had...

Again.. so much inside knowledge of a guy you had never heard of four days ago.
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
09-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Happy Feet

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price...

Nostradomus.. mass hypnosis.. mooks... half price day at the hyperbole store.
09-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By FiftySix

What makes you think that GP just crapped out all...

What makes you think that GP just crapped out all those ideas instantaneously in 2012? He started his bike company in 1994 and worked in the industry for many years prior to that.
09-22-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Rolla

Excellent post. I guess this is the aspect that...

Excellent post. I guess this is the aspect that many people miss: Cycling doesn't have to maximize efficiency. Sometimes it's more fun when it doesn't.

If Petersen wants to promote that aspect,...
09-22-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Happy Feet

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some...

It's a little sad to see how much vitriol some people can generate towards others who really have no impact upon their lives. And such a well formed negative opinion for someone who admittedly, had...
09-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By livedarklions

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger, Many of that guy's...

Dear Mr. Dunning-Kruger,

Many of that guy's "asinine takes" actually foresaw the shifts in the bike industry and marketing away from racing and more towards a practical adaptable bike. "Just...
09-22-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By TugaDude

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the...

Thanks for sharing that video! Although the reviewer describes himself as a "Riv-fan", the review is very honest and balanced. He points out what he perceives to be both good and bad. Best part is...
09-22-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Korina

HTH. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo

HTH.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii0I6PY0cvo
09-21-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,040
Posted By Maelochs

It's funny .... I have a long history of...

It's funny .... I have a long history of thinking for myself and doing what works, and if it doesn't work, trying something else.

I went car-free for decades, and spent a lot of that time on...
09-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By scutchin

Yamaha YDX-TORC

I have one, just wanted to put that out there in case anyone had questions about the bike.

I bought it after seeing it at a motorcycle show, got it more as a training tool for dirtbikes than as a...
09-14-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By chas58

I'm thinking that literally, all e-bike batteries...

I'm thinking that literally, all e-bike batteries are from china. You might get them from a reseller, but the source country is the same.
Maybe you are talking about the cells in the battery? ...
09-04-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By The Old Peddler

Red Cruiser

This is the last Beach type Cruiser I did (~2011). It was an Electra Cruiser 1 (steel frame, single speed, 26in wheels) when I bought it. I kept the frame, front fork and seat post and replaced...
08-28-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By GeezyRider

Your Hawthorne is well executed. Nice job!

Your Hawthorne is well executed. Nice job!
08-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By squarenoise

Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX /...

Here's my 1950's Ward Hawthorne, 3-Speed / BMX / Klunker. Did the rust patina myself, ground off the outer teeth of a Lamber Viscount crankset to make for a cool chainring guard, and just had loads...
08-25-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By The Old Peddler

Originally Posted by 2old: "Testament to the...

Originally Posted by 2old: "Testament to the efficacy of a Thudbuster"
Yes indeed! :) I am a big fan of the Thudbuster seat post. That nice ride has saved my butt many times on rough bike paths.
...
Replies: 49
Views: 1,748
Posted By natloz

Here is where I disagree, unless you don't value...

Here is where I disagree, unless you don't value your own personal time, money and knowledge.

Buyers want a ride-ready bike, so none of these bikes would qualify as-is. Our knowledge of how to...
Replies: 49
Views: 1,748
Posted By natloz

Hopefully a bit of the former and a LOT of the...

Hopefully a bit of the former and a LOT of the latter! lol
Replies: 49
Views: 1,748
Posted By T-Mar

With a couple of Apollo and a Fiori in the mix,...

With a couple of Apollo and a Fiori in the mix, the OP would appear to be Canadian. So, he's probably talking $CDN and $500 CDN would be close to $375 US. Some Canadian markets like Toronto,...
08-20-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By Wee man1

Leisure battery?

Thinking along the same lines but thinking of leisure lead acid as being a trike the weight and size are not such a problem. Should it work; two 24volt joined in series.
08-19-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By paul.platner

Thank you A 36 volt controller is much cheaper....

Thank you
A 36 volt controller is much cheaper. Will that work?
08-19-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By paul.platner

Electric Trike

I am trying to build an eclectic tricycle for my grandson with Down Syndrome
I was given a 48 watt motor and 48 watt controller. And I found a 36 watt battery
will this work?
Paul
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Deepcherry

-Sounds ideal for lugging. Im waiting for a...

-Sounds ideal for lugging.
Im waiting for a motor kit to arrive as it happens, but for a trailer, not the bike.


I just picked up the DB, it is as expected, a clean straight frame in need of...
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By Deepcherry

ooh hows that with some e-assist?

ooh
hows that with some e-assist?
08-17-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 892
Posted By Perestroika

Thanks for the lead 2old,I will check out Endless...

Thanks for the lead 2old,I will check out Endless sphere.
08-16-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By linberl

I think it's important to look at why/how people...

I think it's important to look at why/how people use e-bikes. Some are using it strictly for transport, point A to B, as quickly as they can. Some are using it for exercise or recreational fun. Some...
08-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,721
Posted By La Brea Bike

Those type of things come into my shop every...

Those type of things come into my shop every day.. Horrific quality. I don't ever recall seeing a vintage "Kent" but they claim a hundred years of building bikes. These are one rung below the...
08-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By FREEBIRD1

Smile I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing...

I sold off my factory 750W fat tire bike, nothing wrong with it, it was very reliable and fast, just was too moped or scooter like. I still have a beach cruiser with a little 250 watt front hub...
08-13-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By FiftySix

A super cool cruiser collection you have there,...

A super cool cruiser collection you have there, Old Peddler! :)
08-12-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By linberl

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind...

I pull 40lbs of dog food and Costco stuff behind me on my bike with the motor attached (only way I can pull that load up the hills) but I do not go 20mph or anywhere near that with a load. So - again...
08-12-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By livedarklions

No question any vehicle can be operated...

No question any vehicle can be operated recklessly. My point in the cargo ebike story, which I really got attacked for, was that heavy powered vehicles really can't be operated safely on a path at...
08-12-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By livedarklions

Unfortunately, I think this is just the beginning...

Unfortunately, I think this is just the beginning of a long battle with people unable to appreciate differences in classifications. I don't have problems with people riding ebikes on MUPs, but when...
08-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By BoraxKid

Okay, thanks for confirming!

Okay, thanks for confirming!
08-12-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,227
Posted By linberl

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on...

Thank you. Unfortunately, this "headline" on various news sites has probably confirmed anti-ebike bias for many. They won't let facts get in the way.
08-11-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By The Old Peddler

A Blast From the Past

My first Cruiser Bike. It is an Electra Rally Sport (2002). The paint is powder coat in anti-freeze green. Rear wheel has a Nexus 7 speed rear hub with coaster brake. Front wheel has a King disc...
08-09-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 371,803
Posted By FiftySix

Impressive. :thumb:

Impressive. :thumb:
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