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11-01-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By dinges

I took apart my vintage Peugeot UO8 about a week...

I took apart my vintage Peugeot UO8 about a week ago and saved the handlebar and stem.

If you can't find one locally (which seems unlikely - those vintage Peugeots are all over the place), let me...
11-01-10, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 730
Posted By dinges

As others have already said, instead of replacing...

As others have already said, instead of replacing them, you could tighten the old rivnuts:

http://www.m-gineering.nl/tipsoldg.htm
Forum: Recumbent
04-13-09, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,181
Posted By dinges

Call me grumpy... but I wouldn't want strangers,...

Call me grumpy... but I wouldn't want strangers, be they children or otherwise, to yell *anything* at me. Not that my bike is cool, nor that it sucks. I do not appreciate being yelled at by...
08-03-08, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,959
Posted By dinges

Yes, I was reading the original post and about to...

Yes, I was reading the original post and about to write the same. Loctite... Which Loctite exactly ? "I have a red bicycle, what size tyre should I use?"

I occasionally use 538. This will never...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-08, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,795
Posted By dinges

Yep, I carry such an adapter in my wallet, and...

Yep, I carry such an adapter in my wallet, and one in the saddlebag of the bike. 1E each or so.

There's a 3rd kind of valve. Schrader is usually seen (over here, Netherlands) only on mountain...
08-02-08, 11:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,139
Posted By dinges

Reminds me of a chapter in a little children's...

Reminds me of a chapter in a little children's book. Chapter 23, for anyone interested:

http://wikilivres.info/wiki/index.php/The_Little_Prince
Forum: Commuting
08-01-08, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,129
Posted By dinges

I posted this a few days ago on this forum. The...

I posted this a few days ago on this forum. The pictures were made about a year ago, but they very clearly show the before and after. The pictures speak for themselves.
...
07-31-08, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,073
Posted By dinges

Tightwad, I too thought you were kidding at first...

Tightwad, I too thought you were kidding at first till I realized you weren't. Hence my reply above. It's how we do it over here (Netherlands). Of course, it could *never* work like that in the US...
07-31-08, 01:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,073
Posted By dinges

You can make it as difficult and expensive, or...

You can make it as difficult and expensive, or easy and cheap, as you like. Here's how we usually do it over here:

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=77735&stc=1&d=1217532380...
07-30-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By dinges

Several projects on this web page that I'd advise...

Several projects on this web page that I'd advise to read:

http://www.builditsolar.com/Projects/Vehicles/vhehicles.htm

That website (http://www.builditsolar.com) is on my daily-read list....
07-30-08, 01:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,099
Posted By dinges

It's obvious you don't fly or are member of a...

It's obvious you don't fly or are member of a flying club... :D
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By dinges

I *strongly* disagree with you there. A few years...

I *strongly* disagree with you there. A few years ago on a dark and rainy night as I was driving my car a girl on bike crossed the street I was riding on. She had no light on. The *only* thing I saw...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-08, 09:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,555
Posted By dinges

In my view it's a simple 'hit and run' traffic...

In my view it's a simple 'hit and run' traffic incident, whether or not it involves cars.

I'd report it to the police. A vehicle rear-ended you (by definition always the error of the vehicle...
07-29-08, 09:29 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,611
Posted By dinges

I don't really see much of a reason for not...

I don't really see much of a reason for not allowing gas-powered bicycles on this forum too just like electric-powered bicycles. The argument that 'electric bikes don't pollute' doesn't hold true:...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 12:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By dinges

And 2 minutes later the problem is solved. That's...

And 2 minutes later the problem is solved. That's why I love bicycles. Needed to slightly re-bend the arm that hits the bell. With a car it takes more time to just open the hood.
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,509
Posted By dinges

Don't bike come standard with a bell there ? They...

Don't bike come standard with a bell there ? They do here (Netherlands).

It's a legal requirement to be allowed on the road, along with reflectors (red rear, yellow on the pedals, white rim...
Forum: Commuting
07-28-08, 08:14 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,701
Posted By dinges

It varies. A lot. :) ...

It varies. A lot. :)

http://www.eyelogue.com/donniecam.html

As far as climate goes, it's a marine climate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oceanic_climate. Mild winters (don't recall having seen...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-08, 03:34 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,701
Posted By dinges

Valid points, Noteon. It really becomes a...

Valid points, Noteon.

It really becomes a 'chicken or the egg' problem then, doesn't it ? We don't cycle because we don't have the infrastructure, and we don't have the infrastructure because no...
Forum: Commuting
07-27-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,701
Posted By dinges

Hehehe... Nog een verdwaalde Hollander hier... ;)...

Hehehe... Nog een verdwaalde Hollander hier... ;)

The past few months reading this forum have been a revelation for me too. To sum it up: spandex, helmets and expensive bikes (*generally*...
07-23-08, 05:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,946
Posted By dinges

Of course. But blocking auditory cues by wearing...

Of course. But blocking auditory cues by wearing earbuds or headphones isn't exactly smart either.

People gather information by all their senses in their activities. If you're participating in...
07-23-08, 04:36 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,946
Posted By dinges

Before I'm passing someone by bike (on the...

Before I'm passing someone by bike (on the bikelane) I normally shortly ring the bell to prevent them from being startled as I overtake them. This I do to pedestrians too when they're walking on the...
06-22-08, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,688
Posted By dinges

There's one stand I haven't seen mentioned yet in...

There's one stand I haven't seen mentioned yet in this thread. It's the classic stand that can be found on older 'oma fietsen' (granny bikes).

These pictures aren't the best but are the only ones...
06-20-08, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,604
Posted By dinges

I think you're talking about my post to that...

I think you're talking about my post to that sticky trailer thread. Pictures with short description can be found here:

http://picasaweb.google.com/motorconversion/BicycleTrailer

However, I need...
06-17-08, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,706
Posted By dinges

74089 Brand 'Union', type 'Kaptein Flamingo...

74089

Brand 'Union', type 'Kaptein Flamingo Sport'. Union is one of the large brands over here (Netherlands).

This was my first (and, till about 6 months ago, my only) adult bike, given to me...
06-12-08, 04:55 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,961
Posted By dinges

That's one worry I initially had too. I haven't...

That's one worry I initially had too. I haven't used the trailer yet but I don't expect it'll be much of an issue as it takes quite some effort to screw the axle in the nut. I'm making the loadbed...
06-11-08, 12:58 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,961
Posted By dinges

Are you talking about the trailer or about the...

Are you talking about the trailer or about the hometrainer generator ? I do not have a personal website, but many of my old projects (mostly renewable energy-oriented) have been described in a forum...
06-09-08, 12:40 PM
Replies: 685
Views: 277,961
Posted By dinges

another trailer, nearly finished.

Hello all,

My first post to this forum but I've been reading for a while.

Am at the moment finishing building my trailer, the design of which is loosely based on the Y-frame from CarryFreedom....
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