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02-06-14, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By memnoch_proxy

And this article on fat-bike is...

And this article on fat-bike is interesting...http://fat-bike.com/2013/04/is-the-walmart-fatbike-really-that-bad/
02-06-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,104
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I've seen a neighbor with one of these and he had...

I've seen a neighbor with one of these and he had the rim re-spoked with a Mercedes electric motor hub.
http://www.walmart.com/ip/26-Mongoose-Beast-Men-s-Oversized-All-Terrain-Bike/22861845
11-09-13, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Planet Bike fenders are usually 40mm wide. I'm...

Planet Bike fenders are usually 40mm wide. I'm running some schwalbe 700:35 under them. I built up some Salsa rims for them. I would agree that 26er rims would likely have more mtb style rims. I...
02-11-12, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,328
Posted By memnoch_proxy

A Bullitt would be 1/2 the weight. Also, a CETMA...

A Bullitt would be 1/2 the weight. Also, a CETMA long john might be a lot cheaper to ship.
http://www.larryvsharry.com/english/BULLITT-technical-details.html...
12-10-11, 10:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,268
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Last two years at this time, i was peeling off...

Last two years at this time, i was peeling off wet layers when I got to work seems like every day.
I'm getting spoiled by cold and dry.
12-01-11, 12:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By memnoch_proxy

The suggestion of fat tires came up in this...

The suggestion of fat tires came up in this thread I started on bicycles.stackexchange, (http://bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/6681/bicycles-on-farms) too.

Sounds like it would be advisable...
11-16-11, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,833
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Those are some pretty good looking trailers...and...

Those are some pretty good looking trailers...and dog carts...and shelters.
11-16-11, 12:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,064
Posted By memnoch_proxy

http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/11/10/details-of-m...

http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/11/10/details-of-male-pneumatic-bike-hitch/

http://bitratchet.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/0-20111110-1639-hitch1.jpg?w=640&h=480
11-08-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,064
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Matchpoints, Sure, I'll try to get some pics...

Matchpoints,
Sure, I'll try to get some pics posted soon. In general, I take a 4" segment of copper pipe that will fit a female threaded male pneumatic connector. I wrap the ends of pipe with a bit...
11-03-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,064
Posted By memnoch_proxy

+1 It's simple to get two hose clamps, a short...

+1
It's simple to get two hose clamps, a short length of pipe plus a male pneumatic quick release coupling to create a new hitch right on the chainstay, I prolly spent more money getting a piece of...
11-01-11, 10:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,847
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Typical out-of-the-way chores run might extend a...

Typical out-of-the-way chores run might extend a typical 6.5 mi ride to 10-12 miles. I've hauled some furniture about 7 miles. I live near downtown, so most of my shopping rides are much shorter. I...
11-01-11, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,161
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Looks like a good deal to me. Consider that...

Looks like a good deal to me. Consider that Nashbar sells a 35lb rated single wheel at this price, and a BOB singlewheel is over twice the price. Used child trailers are at or above this price on...
10-27-11, 02:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,197
Posted By memnoch_proxy

[QUOTE=bud16415;13414759]Here is the front rack I...

[QUOTE=bud16415;13414759]Here is the front rack I built. It could easily hold a milk crate. I have about $15 in hardware store aluminum and bolts, nuts in it. Mine holds two front panniers and a...
10-27-11, 02:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,197
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Chin up, young man, you keep riding and your...

Chin up, young man, you keep riding and your children will be gasping to catch up with you. I met a 75 year young man that started biking when he was 70 down the west coast from Bellingham to the...
10-25-11, 10:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Gareth, That's really impressive. I have...

Gareth,
That's really impressive. I have forwarded the link to this thread to my farmer. I would never have considered that an option, how very intriguing!
10-25-11, 09:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Nighshade, Those pedal powered machines are...

Nighshade,
Those pedal powered machines are neat, thanks for sharing those. The Pedal People link is also quite inspiring. I will definitely share these with my farmer. I had not seriously...
10-24-11, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,281
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Bikes for Hauling Cargo on Farms?

I got into a conversation with the farmer that I have a subscription with about putting bikes or trikes to use on his farm. I know that any mountain bike might do well, but the few times I've ridden...
08-12-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Consider Letterboxing as well, which is like...

Consider Letterboxing as well, which is like Geocaching, but lower tech. The form of letterboxing I know of is where you take a hand-carved stamp and mark the cached notebook with your stamp, no GPS...
08-01-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,034
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I have three, 8, 5 , and 1. We sold our second...

I have three, 8, 5 , and 1. We sold our second car last year. I just upgraded my 8yo from his 20 to a 24. When we go on rides, I often have him lead the way, so as I can keep an eye on just where he...
07-24-11, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I hang my burlee bee and I also hang my Yakima...

I hang my burlee bee and I also hang my Yakima hitch rack from bike hooks. I also have a Kidarooz jogger-trailer, that on gets used almost daily, it doesn't get hung, its harder to fold, also.
07-13-11, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Most heavy loads on my Xtra are with kids on the...

Most heavy loads on my Xtra are with kids on the back. It's usually me that gets hurt when taking a turn too fast and the boys kinda actually launch off. But if I were smarter, I woulda invested in a...
07-13-11, 10:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By memnoch_proxy

http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pn...

http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pneumatic-bike-trailer-hitch/


I replaced my hitch with a pneumatic coupling.
07-06-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 134,407
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Simrat, Your bike coops in Eugene are a distinct...

Simrat, Your bike coops in Eugene are a distinct possibility, and Craigslist is often helpful, too. Very likely you'll be able to get some advice from a bike club meeting. I know at my bike coop...
06-19-11, 01:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 837
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I love my Xtracycle. I appreciate being able to...

I love my Xtracycle. I appreciate being able to haul two kids plus groceries. When luck has it, I don't have to use my van for a few weeks at a time (living close to downtown helps). I also pack food...
06-11-11, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Consider replacing the trailer hitch with a...

Consider replacing the trailer hitch with a pneumatic quick release.
http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/06/10/finally-a-pneumatic-bike-trailer-hitch/
06-08-11, 08:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,893
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Getting wind baffling in front of your hands can...

Getting wind baffling in front of your hands can also be done by crafting some coroplast envelopes to go over your drops. Seen it done.
05-04-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By memnoch_proxy

correction! I tilted it back tonight and it's not...

correction! I tilted it back tonight and it's not tippy at all--and thus explains the wheel placement on the trailer, it sits solidly against the back of the tub and upon it's wheels.
05-02-11, 11:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By memnoch_proxy

It will hold four large bags of groceries. I...

It will hold four large bags of groceries. I don't think 60lbs would be too much on the hitch. I haven't tried loading it up with as much stuff as my Xtra (like a large cat-food/litter haul) but I'd...
Forum: Recumbent
04-25-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By memnoch_proxy

These are good points to discus with my wife,...

These are good points to discus with my wife, thanks gang!
Forum: Recumbent
04-24-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Does a recumbent poisition reduce sacral stress?

My wife is having regular chiro visits for her sacrum. She doesn't ride her upright very often, but it does seem to put her sacrum out a bit when she rides. Would a recumbent seat provIde a less...
04-20-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,123
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I would be cautious about m-wave. The m-w...

I would be cautious about m-wave. The m-w handlebar bag I purchased was less than satisfying and was not suited to daily commuting in the rain. I doubt the zipper on it will last the year. I'm...
04-18-11, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Gareth, that sounds awesome! Would love to see...

Gareth, that sounds awesome! Would love to see that.
04-18-11, 01:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,304
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Bull-horn mounted! I'd put some large wald...

Bull-horn mounted! I'd put some large wald baskets on the back for carrying ammo. I wonder if you would rig a chain feed from front panniers... And what about riding an Xtra and having a tail gunner?
04-18-11, 12:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I think all these points are on the money. Things...

I think all these points are on the money. Things I would upgrade on my Xtra would be: rainproof cargo bags, add a front-basket and buckets up front, and while disk brakes would make my limited snow...
04-15-11, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By memnoch_proxy

My Thoughts on the BikeRev EcoShopper Trailer

I was loaned an EcoShopper to evaluate on condition to provide feedback.
Here's my review. (http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011/04/14/bikerev-ecoshopper-trailer/)

BikeRev still has a beta program...
04-11-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,667
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I get the impression that the spectrum of...

I get the impression that the spectrum of opinions here range to the practical: budget, storage, geography, then handling. If you have weather to endure and hills to climb with your load, those are...
04-11-11, 04:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,304
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Got an undead problem that won't go away?...

Got an undead problem that won't go away? Consider our new bike powered chainsaw attachments for your commute? Thanks for Shopping S-Mart!
03-25-11, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 866
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I presume that how much weight goes on a bike is...

I presume that how much weight goes on a bike is really a matter of opinion. I have an Ibera aluminum rack (http://www.ibera.info/products/carriers/RA4.htm) that weighs about the same as my yellow...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By memnoch_proxy

@erik - thats wonderful! Maybe when my son gets...

@erik - thats wonderful! Maybe when my son gets big enough, I can hand-me-down my Tailwind and pony up for an upgrade myself :-)

@dan - I got my 'bent at 37, but I already have a gray beard, so I...
03-08-11, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,128
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Considered bucket panniers? These would obscure...

Considered bucket panniers? These would obscure the nature of your cargo, be weather proof, spread your load to both sides of the bike, and have flat bottoms (as many bar bags or panniers don't)....
Forum: Recumbent
03-08-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By memnoch_proxy

earliest age to try a 'bent?

Say I have kid willing to try to learn to ride a recumbent, what is the mostly likely age and recumbent bicycle combination to begin with?
03-08-11, 01:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,118
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Those highways paint an unsettling picture. I've...

Those highways paint an unsettling picture. I've sat by the side of the highways in the Mojave desert and seen tortoises destroyed by cars that didn't want to dodge them. If you do go... Let someone...
03-06-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I took off the rollamajig and routed the cable...

I took off the rollamajig and routed the cable outside the fender stays, going flatter along the chainstay and I am able to upshift within a half a pedal stroke. Much better! The shifter feels like...
03-04-11, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Here's some pics...

Here's some pics (http://blog.bitratchet.com/2011-03-xc-rd-routing/dscn2834/) of how I have the RD cable run. This one might be enough:
...
03-03-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Speaking of wanting to route a straight run...

Speaking of wanting to route a straight run u-turn away (http://www.m5-ligfietsen.nl/site/EN/M5_Specials/U-Turn_Away/) looks pretty trick :-) Is this only for certain RDs?
03-03-11, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Thanks for the advice. The cable, cable housing...

Thanks for the advice. The cable, cable housing probably only has 100 miles on it, replacement was the first thing I did when this problem started occurring. I also have a rollamajig before the RD....
03-02-11, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,324
Posted By memnoch_proxy

best rear derailleur for an XtraCycle?

I'm considering an upgrade to my rear derailleur on my XC. It has a tough time upshifting but a fine time downshifting. I'm going to start by re-routing the cable. However, I have a shimano style...
02-28-11, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,630
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I'm using a MWave bag big enough to haul a six...

I'm using a MWave bag big enough to haul a six pack of tallnecks and a waterbottle in a side pocket. I tend to use it as a purse: wallet, canvas shopping bags, glasses, chain tool and other shopping...
02-08-11, 12:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,316
Posted By memnoch_proxy

I'd guess I've gone 160lbs...on my XC, I've taken...

I'd guess I've gone 160lbs...on my XC, I've taken two kids (125lbs) and picnic gear (35lbs: food, propane, grille). Sometimes I've loaded picnic gear, one kid on the snapdeck, and towed the burley...
02-07-11, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By memnoch_proxy

Cutting rubber is much easier when the rubber is...

Cutting rubber is much easier when the rubber is wet.
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