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Posted By NightShift

I got a 63 year old friend who hadn't ridden a...

I got a 63 year old friend who hadn't ridden a bike in almost 40 years riding on a BikeE. Long wheelbase recumbents are very easy to ride, once you get comfortable, and very easy to get on and off.
01-11-14, 01:18 AM
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Posted By NightShift

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/Frontman7...

http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj268/Frontman7/PeugeotPacific004.jpg

Resurrecting an old thread.

Just ran across the Birdy and the fork looks very much like what I was visualizing.
Anyone...
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Posted By NightShift

It's almost certain to be an American bottom...

It's almost certain to be an American bottom bracket.
A one piece crank and American BB should be super cheap. If you were local I would give them to you, but it doesn't make sense to ship them....
07-10-12, 10:14 AM
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Posted By NightShift

There's a short discussion of shifter adapters...

There's a short discussion of shifter adapters here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/696295-Jagwire-BarCon-2-0-vs-Rivendell-Shift-Pods-(DT-to-bar-end-shift)

But since you said it's a...
07-10-12, 09:31 AM
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Views: 23,842
Posted By NightShift

I was going to comment that if you have the...

I was going to comment that if you have the tools, knowledge, and ability to take everything apart, regrease everything, and properly assemble and adjust everything, and you don't mind doing the...
07-08-12, 12:14 AM
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Posted By NightShift

+1 With disk brakes now available as a...

+1

With disk brakes now available as a legitimate option for a cross bike you have a huge range of options for wheel and tire setups.

And flared (dirt-drop like) drops can be a nice option....
07-01-12, 04:24 AM
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Posted By NightShift

I may be a little late but good luck teacherlady....

I may be a little late but good luck teacherlady.


Thank you both for your responses.

I'm a fan of mustache bars. She's still reluctant to let me put them on her bike.

We'll see how the...
06-30-12, 04:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,453
Posted By NightShift

You read it as the car ran the light. I read it...

You read it as the car ran the light. I read it as he ran the light.
I checked his other thread for clarification and neither one of them ran a red light.
06-29-12, 05:55 PM
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Views: 5,453
Posted By NightShift

The thread title makes it sound like the issue is...

The thread title makes it sound like the issue is you're a cyclist. This makes it sound like the issue is you were in an accident while committing a traffic violation. If it's the former then I can...
06-29-12, 04:57 PM
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Posted By NightShift

If you're on a tight budget you may want to check...

If you're on a tight budget you may want to check out an old Fuji Marlboro. A quick search showed one in Jersey, but at 4x what I would expect to pay here. ...
06-29-12, 08:23 AM
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Views: 425
Posted By NightShift

Thanks for the response. I'm sure core...

Thanks for the response.
I'm sure core strength is part of the issue. I don't know that my wife ever had great core strength, but she had surgery a little more than a year ago and, while she is...
06-29-12, 04:05 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Athena handlebar setup?

I'm hoping to get some advice on how to set up bikes to be more comfortable for my wife.

I'm a Clyde, but other than weight I don't (physically) have much in common with my wife.
I'm most...
06-15-12, 05:56 AM
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Views: 16,508
Posted By NightShift

I've worked on and test ridden a Schwinn Tourist,...

I've worked on and test ridden a Schwinn Tourist, but it was the model from two years ago, so things may be different. A former coworker picked it up on sale for, I think, $120. Good deal for that...
06-12-12, 03:48 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Steel > Aluminum. CX bikes > Flatbar hybrids....

Steel > Aluminum. CX bikes > Flatbar hybrids. Trigger shifters > Grip shifters. I'm sure I have other bike related biases, but those are the ones that come to mind.
06-09-12, 10:54 PM
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Posted By NightShift

Example:...

Example: http://lasvegas.craigslist.org/bik/2972903168.html
06-09-12, 10:50 PM
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Posted By NightShift

Looks like a bicycle junkyard. I've seen a couple...

Looks like a bicycle junkyard. I've seen a couple here in Vegas. Some enterprising backyard bike mechanic/flipper post adds saying they'll pick up damaged bikes, collects bikes from the dump, maybe...
06-09-12, 08:28 AM
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Views: 2,566
Posted By NightShift

If you're buying from Craigslist, a department...

If you're buying from Craigslist, a department store, a bike shop that hasn't already proved their reliability, or any other less than fully trusted source, check everything.
06-08-12, 07:32 AM
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Views: 2,957
Posted By NightShift

Unterhausen, as I already expressed, I didn't try...

Unterhausen, as I already expressed, I didn't try to start an argument about this in someone else's thread. I'll argue the point when and where I feel I have cause to do so. If you really didn't want...
06-08-12, 07:02 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Machka, you posted that women can feel...

Machka, you posted that women can feel uncomfortable discussing personal issues in a mixed forum. I posted a very brief response meant to point out that the same can be true of men. I don't feel that...
06-08-12, 06:02 AM
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Views: 2,957
Posted By NightShift

Wow. What an effective and informative argument. ...

Wow. What an effective and informative argument.

Rowan said open, not open to men. If it's not open it's closed. If it's not open to men it's restricted.
I'm not arguing against restricted...
06-08-12, 05:37 AM
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Posted By NightShift

What does that have to do with the double...

What does that have to do with the double standard?

Is it not open now? Do you mean before it was open?

Right. Crass remarks are clearly the mark of educated, athletic males.
06-07-12, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,144
Posted By NightShift

Hairy, the only part of your post I was...

Hairy, the only part of your post I was contradicting was your statement that to use cantilever brakes you would "have to look for a custom frame in 650b sizing". We were saying the same thing about...
06-07-12, 04:46 PM
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Posted By NightShift

I'm curious about this too.

I'm curious about this too.
06-07-12, 04:27 PM
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Views: 2,957
Posted By NightShift

Yeah, and men never feel uncomfortable discussing...

Yeah, and men never feel uncomfortable discussing our issues in mixed company, and our issues never get personal.
06-07-12, 03:52 PM
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Views: 3,144
Posted By NightShift

You won't be able to use canti post that are too...

You won't be able to use canti post that are too high, but there are ways to use canti post that are lower; 700c to 650b would mean you need a different type of brake, but maybe not with 26" to 650b....
06-07-12, 01:27 AM
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Posted By NightShift

650a is another option, but the choice of rims is...

650a is another option, but the choice of rims is really limited (really only one option). The tire selection really doesn't seem bad.
06-06-12, 10:04 PM
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Posted By NightShift

You can do the conversion the other way too, from...

You can do the conversion the other way too, from a smaller wheel to a 650b. Rigid steel mountain bikes can make nice touring bikes, but if you want narrower slicks you have a much smaller diameter...
06-01-12, 03:08 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Damn, still not enough for that custom beryllium...

Damn, still not enough for that custom beryllium frame. Guess the desire for N+1 isn't going away any time soon. Maybe a custom titanium cross frame and nice parts for the build. Another recumbent...
05-30-12, 05:29 PM
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Posted By NightShift

Looks like one of Scott's designs, but I don't...

Looks like one of Scott's designs, but I don't know what these are called.
05-28-12, 03:52 PM
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Views: 2,850
Posted By NightShift

With a 29er fork I would recommend a 700c front...

With a 29er fork I would recommend a 700c front wheel. The bigger wheel is exactly why I recommend this, but it is an added expense. With the 700c wheel you can keep your V-brakes. Whether you go 29"...
05-28-12, 04:29 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Another option would be to make it a 96'er. That...

Another option would be to make it a 96'er. That is to say instead of a suspension corrected 26" fork with your current wheel you could use a (not suspension corrected) 29" rigid fork. If you have...
05-27-12, 04:53 PM
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Posted By NightShift

Late '80s to mid '90s rigid steel mountain bikes...

Late '80s to mid '90s rigid steel mountain bikes with slicks can also make good touring bikes. Some of the '90s bikes will be 24 speed with 135mm rear spacing. With luck you can even get 11-32 with...
05-25-12, 05:20 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Motiv is one of the exceptions to the rule;...

Motiv is one of the exceptions to the rule; originally sold by Costco, but good quality frames with solid entry level bike shop components. If it looks interesting I'd still say keep it towards the...
05-25-12, 05:13 AM
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Views: 666
Posted By NightShift

Regarding Raleigh: Talus is crap; Mojave is entry...

Regarding Raleigh: Talus is crap; Mojave is entry level bike shop; Technium is good. Hopefully someone else can check off some of the others.
05-25-12, 02:15 AM
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Views: 3,064
Posted By NightShift

If you do go with a single speed I recommend you...

If you do go with a single speed I recommend you still keep an eye out for a cheap 3 speed. A 3 speed with a good hub can frequently be found for under $50. Having a backup bike is nice. Many old 3...
05-24-12, 09:41 PM
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Views: 3,064
Posted By NightShift

http://tuscaloosa.craigslist.org/bik/3000531935.ht...

http://tuscaloosa.craigslist.org/bik/3000531935.html
05-23-12, 08:00 PM
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Views: 3,064
Posted By NightShift

Snowjob, your Google Fu has failed you. ...

Snowjob, your Google Fu has failed you.

Iirc, Motiv is the old Costco store brand.
Costco is a big box store, and they've sourced bikes from various manufacturers, but they actually have a rep...
05-23-12, 04:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By NightShift

Tom, in my first year working security I had...

Tom, in my first year working security I had three people (at two unrelated properties) come to me for help because their bike was still locked up where they left it, but the lock had something stuck...
05-23-12, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 534
Posted By NightShift

Check out the Walky Dog and Walky Dog Lowrider...

Check out the Walky Dog and Walky Dog Lowrider Attachment. The lowride attachment to the base of the seat on some recumbents, which for a small wheel bike works better than the rear axle.
05-23-12, 05:36 AM
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Posted By NightShift

Don't forget to secure your seat and seatpost.

Don't forget to secure your seat and seatpost.
05-23-12, 03:48 AM
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Views: 491
Posted By NightShift

Bikepacker, are you still running rapid fires? ...

Bikepacker, are you still running rapid fires?

I had asked about the Shimano A050 shifters in another thread, and someone suggested they could be good for bullhorn bars since you'd be able to...
05-22-12, 04:30 AM
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Views: 759
Posted By NightShift

I'm guessing that (if OP isn't a troll) the OP...

I'm guessing that (if OP isn't a troll) the OP thinks "fixies look cool", but doesn't actually want a fixie, just the look. My solution? Put riser bars on an old 3 speed.
05-22-12, 04:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By NightShift

You could get fixed and gears with a disc brake...

You could get fixed and gears with a disc brake igh and disc mount cog, but it would probably make more sense to just get a different wheel.
05-21-12, 06:01 PM
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Views: 8,939
Posted By NightShift

I've been hit by an automobile once while riding...

I've been hit by an automobile once while riding a bike. I was in the bike lane going over a bridge. The side mirror of a silver Ford F-350 smacked me in the shoulder. I ground a hole through the...
05-21-12, 04:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,958
Posted By NightShift

My wife and I each have a "sentimental" bike....

My wife and I each have a "sentimental" bike. Mine is my first road bike, an old J.C.Penney's Foremost ten speed. Hers is a Huffy "mountain bike". The first bike she bought for herself was a Huffy...
05-18-12, 04:55 AM
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Views: 3,491
Posted By NightShift

:) Next time check out recumbents. They're...

:)

Next time check out recumbents. They're normally expensive new, but can be very affordable used.
05-17-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By NightShift

I've used that very seat. Keep in mind that the...

I've used that very seat. Keep in mind that the rails on the seat and clamp on the post limit how far back you can move the seat, and with this seat that will mean the wider portion will be farther...
05-17-12, 04:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By NightShift

For a 25 year old who plans to ride almost...

For a 25 year old who plans to ride almost exclusively on road and wants something comfortable for "long riding" I would suggest either a rigid bike, or, if you really want suspension, "comfort"...
05-17-12, 03:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By NightShift

It looks like your seat is really low. If you...

It looks like your seat is really low. If you have proper leg extension with the seat that low then you're upright enough that you won't benefit as much from the nose of the saddle/won't lose as much...
05-16-12, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,491
Posted By NightShift

Many people don't realize it,but pressing against...

Many people don't realize it,but pressing against the nose of the seat is part of how you control the bike. A noseless seat may be ok for an upright cruiser, but not your bike. For $25 you can check...
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