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03-05-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,601
Posted By JGaerlan

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Here's our home built crank forward tandem. Wife has visual impairment and can...
Forum: Recumbent
02-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,154
Posted By JGaerlan

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Here's the final addition to the recumbent garage before the wife kicks me out....
Forum: Recumbent
08-12-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,154
Posted By JGaerlan

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Just picked up a Lightning Phantom off Craigslist for $350. Small...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,154
Posted By JGaerlan

Steamer, How do you like the feel of the front...

Steamer, How do you like the feel of the front geometry with the reverse fork orientation and steep head angle (high 80 deg?). If I remember right , the fork trail on this design has the same fork...
Forum: Recumbent
08-03-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,894
Posted By JGaerlan

I have a Rans Stratus XP dual 26"i got for $400...

I have a Rans Stratus XP dual 26"i got for $400 fr craigslist. Came equipped with disk tabs front and rear. The widest tire I can put on this vintage is about 1.75". Installed an 11/46 cassette in...
Forum: Recumbent
06-14-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,748
Posted By JGaerlan

I got a used Rans Stratus XP for $300 on...

I got a used Rans Stratus XP for $300 on craigslist. It's a long wheel base and rides like the Queen Mary. It was probably not ridden for a few years as evidenced by some rust spots on some of the...
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,035
Views: 454,154
Posted By JGaerlan

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Bought this used Rans Stratus XL from a Thrift store for $300 (advertised...
Forum: Recumbent
05-19-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,627
Posted By JGaerlan

Been looking too at craigslist for Revive. Bet...

Been looking too at craigslist for Revive. Bet 200 and $300 is fair for a good clean bike. If you want to change parts easily, look at the derailleur version. Internal multi speed hubs are expensive...
03-03-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,454
Posted By JGaerlan

I agree with one of the posters that a ...

I agree with one of the posters that a compromise to a recumbent and a comfort bike is the Crank Forward bikes. They have been called cruiser bikes, feet forward bikes etc. The secret to the...
12-01-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3,210
Views: 824,325
Posted By JGaerlan

Found this $50 electra townie frame on...

Found this $50 electra townie frame on craigslist. Building it up for the wife who's uneasy getting on and off the bike. The feet forward design allows her to stop without getting off saddle. I...
11-05-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,987
Posted By JGaerlan

Another bike to try are the feet forward or crank...

Another bike to try are the feet forward or crank forward design bikes like the Electra Townie and Day 6 bicycles. The crank is located inches ahead of the seat tube. Allows you to put the foot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-04-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By JGaerlan

Measure distance fr dropout to brake pads. I...

Measure distance fr dropout to brake pads. I also see that your calipers have a good deal of adjustment for brake pads. Just by looking, maybe a 16" 349mm wheel or an 18" wheel.

The diameter of...
Forum: Touring
10-29-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,147
Posted By JGaerlan

Welding your own frame is an adventure ! Expect...

Welding your own frame is an adventure ! Expect to make mistakes, but it makes you a better builder next time around. Maybe try straight gage cromo tubing or even high ten steel on your first...
10-29-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,709
Posted By JGaerlan

Got covid like symptoms end of January. Dry...

Got covid like symptoms end of January. Dry cough, erratic fever and tiredness. Not sure where the source was. Attended a few banquets in Chinatown SF. Wife also was on the crew ship Princess about...
09-20-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,721
Posted By JGaerlan

Missinglink, there's always hope to find the holy...

Missinglink, there's always hope to find the holy grail of bike position. I stopped for about a year due to groin numbness so I can feel your dilemma. Suggest googling crank forward bikes, feet...
Forum: Framebuilders
09-17-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,649
Posted By JGaerlan

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Here's a variation of the typical front box cargo bike which uses a simpler...
09-17-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,223
Posted By JGaerlan

OldYankee, age is just a number. Just like you,...

OldYankee, age is just a number. Just like you, i'm a tinkerer as well. I'm close to a decade older than you and some of the upgrades i've done lately is to go the way of 1x drivetrain. Single...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 369,964
Posted By JGaerlan

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Finally assembled this Xootr frame after being in the closet for over a decade. My...
09-17-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,721
Posted By JGaerlan

Depending on the severity of nerve pinch, some...

Depending on the severity of nerve pinch, some saddles may or may not work. I've tried tilting saddles, saddles with holes, saddles with no nose, suspension seatposts and had some successes. I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-25-13, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,840
Posted By JGaerlan

built this frame more than a decade ago. Bike...

built this frame more than a decade ago. Bike actually fits into a suitcase by having a folding rear trianglehttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7218730980_d16b76db3a_b.jpg
07-24-13, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By JGaerlan

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/836901-30...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/836901-300-Walmart-Tandem-Experiment

Above is a thread for our $300 walmart tandem experiment. We've been riding it for almost a year and it has gone...
07-24-13, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By JGaerlan

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8508976578_f279790fb5_z.jpg
here's a pict of a dahon folder. 2 pieces of 1/2 x 1" tubing welded to top tube. Plywood then bolted on to the tubes.
Had a junked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-08-13, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,985
Posted By JGaerlan

If folding is not a necessity for the trip, then...

If folding is not a necessity for the trip, then you can go with a non folding. Reason to go with a folder is if it will make the travel logistics a lot easier. E.G. - Taking a bus/train/plane...
Forum: Recumbent
06-24-13, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,652
Posted By JGaerlan

Anybody Know the hub width of the Single speed...

Anybody Know the hub width of the Single speed Rover at $699 ? Somebody told me it was the same as the Nexus 8's at 135mm. Have a special project and need a 135mm OLN width and do not want to spend...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-19-13, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 369,964
Posted By JGaerlan

converted an old dahon into a front loading cargo...

converted an old dahon into a front loading cargo bike with modified bottom bracket for a cruiser type position. I use it now as my "go to " bike in San Francisco. It ain't pretty but I can lock it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-17-13, 11:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By JGaerlan

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/874790-ol...

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/874790-old-Dahon-converted-to-front-loader-cargo-bike

above is a thread of a Dahon Speed p8 with cruiser bars and a relocated bottom bracket for that ...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-09-13, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,696
Posted By JGaerlan

ASide from wheel size, the folding mechanism...

ASide from wheel size, the folding mechanism design will dictate the ease of packing into a suitcase. Dahons/Terns, have a side to side fold so the frame is wider folded than a Brompton/Bike Friday...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-13, 12:40 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 22,797
Posted By JGaerlan

Usually the frame crack on the seat tube appears...

Usually the frame crack on the seat tube appears when the seat post is inserted too far up. Personally, I think the minimum insert line should be higher so more of the post is inside. I had one...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-08-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By JGaerlan

Keeps the chain from jumping. It's a common...

Keeps the chain from jumping. It's a common problem on bikes with relatively chorter chainstays like folders.
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-04-13, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By JGaerlan

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http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8529957078_90b87d6b5b_b.jpg

above is pict of the relocated bottom bracket. About 5" center to center forward. I can stop without getting off saddle. The bin is...
Forum: Recumbent
02-26-13, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,814
Posted By JGaerlan

My homebuilt LWB has prevented any riding induced...

My homebuilt LWB has prevented any riding induced back/neck pain as well as groin numbness. Next on the list is a cruiser bike with the crank forward position and upright bars which has helped as...
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-13, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 799
Posted By JGaerlan

LWB design to mount on narrow hitch mount rack

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I have a home built LWB ala Tour Easy which I thought was always too wide for a hitch mount rack mounted behind a Honda fit. I could...
Forum: Recumbent
02-25-13, 07:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 23,307
Posted By JGaerlan

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8508976578_f279...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8508976578_f279790fb5_z.jpg

here's a crank forward adaptation of a folder. The hinge was broken so I just welded it shut. Welded 2 pieces of 1/2" x 1" tube...
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-25-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,959
Posted By JGaerlan

old Dahon converted to front loader cargo bike

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8089/8508976578_f279790fb5_z.jpg

I had an old Dahon speed p8 circa 95's I think with a broken hinge. Just decided to just weld it shut. Mounted an extension from...
01-08-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,669
Posted By JGaerlan

I actually like riding the tandem solo. Feels...

I actually like riding the tandem solo. Feels like riding a cargo bike. A lot more stable without a stoker fidgeting in the back.

happy riding !
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-10-12, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,579
Posted By JGaerlan

I was lucky enough to ride with Alex Moulton in...

I was lucky enough to ride with Alex Moulton in San Francisco I think over a decade ago. He graciously joined the loosely organized folding bike ride back then. The meeting place was on Moulton St....
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-29-12, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,216
Posted By JGaerlan

Packing your Bike ? Practice...practice and...

Packing your Bike ?

Practice...practice and practice. Do it a few weeks before your trip. Pack it in the suitcase a few times with all the load you intend to carry.
Better still, take a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-28-12, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,124
Posted By JGaerlan

It is human nature to want all the bells and...

It is human nature to want all the bells and whistles on their bikes.

We started out touring in the mid 90's on our folders. Back then, we wanted everything - clip on pedals, cyclometers , 21...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-11-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By JGaerlan

Folders used at Interbike Fashion Show

The City Fashion show at the last Interbike featured a few folders. It's good to see
that street inspired cycling clothes together with folders and utility bikes are becoming
more mainstream. We...
Forum: Commuting
10-03-12, 10:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 324
Posted By JGaerlan

Commuting Clothes Fashion show at Interbike

The first ever City fashion show sponsored by a bike mag was at Interbike a few weeks back. Even the expo itself
showcased a lot of more upright commuting bikes and clothes. For a show that used...
Forum: Recumbent
10-01-12, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By JGaerlan

help Identify this Recumbent from Critical Mass SF

Can anybody Identify or know who owns this tadpole homebuilt trikeI saw
at the last Critical mass in San Francisco a few days ago.

2 wheels Fixed postion NON turning in front, each wheel driven...
09-24-12, 08:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By JGaerlan

Xtracycle had a Tern folder with their cargo bike...

Xtracycle had a Tern folder with their cargo bike extension. An easier to store cargo bike. I think it will be priced
reasonably well.

Another cargo trike at the show was parked in the demo...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-12, 08:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,284
Posted By JGaerlan

The Biria folder reminds me of the Dahon P8's...

The Biria folder reminds me of the Dahon P8's maybe circa early 2000. The suggested MSRP of $450 hopefully makes it
a successful entry level folder. One thing I like about it is that it uses a...
09-24-12, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,598
Posted By JGaerlan

The bike has very sexy lines. Looks like an Ez1...

The bike has very sexy lines. Looks like an Ez1 electrified with batteries way low. I wonder how much ??
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-13-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By JGaerlan

Wish we could have been there. How many days did...

Wish we could have been there. How many days did you stay ? Can you provide rough costs - say hotel, street food etc. If you were to do it again, what would you have done different ? What's a must...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-27-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,110
Posted By JGaerlan

My name is j gaerlan. As to the name of the...

My name is j gaerlan. As to the name of the person who designed the pipe coupling, don't really remember. Let me look for the wrench that came with the coupling. Might have a name stamped on it. ...
08-27-12, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 615,518
Posted By JGaerlan

The $300 experiment is a success. I dabble in...

The $300 experiment is a success. I dabble in framebuilding a bit. Right now I'm dreaming of a tandem
with a crankforward design like a cruiser with 20" wheels and a frame that disassembles and...
08-21-12, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,474
Views: 615,518
Posted By JGaerlan

still learning the quirks of riding a...

still learning the quirks of riding a tandem...... on our $300 Walmart tandem experiment




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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-20-12, 07:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,539
Posted By JGaerlan

I think the best way to keep the bike from...

I think the best way to keep the bike from rusting on a boat is keep it covered when not in use. Plastic and/or old blankets work well.

Some folders are marketed as marine ready. There is no...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By JGaerlan

Look for a cruiser bike where the cranks are...

Look for a cruiser bike where the cranks are ahead of the seat tube. Your position will be in between a regular bike and a recumbent. They also have handlebars that sweep towards you and is high...
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