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03-04-16, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viggen Ed

If it's cold enough to be salty on the streets,...

If it's cold enough to be salty on the streets, I'm usually not going to be out with the kiddo in the rain. We are not yet that hard core. But if we do, I'll plan to rinse off the bike afterwards. ...
03-04-16, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viggen Ed

I don't plan on riding too far in the sand,...

I don't plan on riding too far in the sand, although I do try to get as far as possible before I push it the remaining 20 feet or so to a parking space I can see from the water. My current ride is a...
03-04-16, 05:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viggen Ed

In my research, I have seen a bunch of reviews. ...

In my research, I have seen a bunch of reviews. Some of them are reviews of used Yuba's. In at least one case, maybe two, the wheels were out of true and the head set was shot. I'm thinking it's...
03-03-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,427
Posted By Viggen Ed

Seriously considering a Yuba Mundo

Looking to get a more stable platform for carrying my toddler and her bike to the bike path/beach/etc, with room to expand if the family does. My current cruiser/Ibert setup will be outgrown this...
01-23-15, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,224
Posted By Viggen Ed

My dogs love to get out of the house and run like...

My dogs love to get out of the house and run like this as well. I have used the bike a couple of times for short walks, but the most exciting is the longboard (big skateboard). We go for very short...
01-23-15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 914
Posted By Viggen Ed

Congrats on the milestone! I went through...

Congrats on the milestone!

I went through the trailer vs seat exercise last spring and ended up finding a used ibert seat which fits great on my long cruiser. The front seats are nice because...
02-08-10, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By Viggen Ed

I was cruising around the neighborhood on my...

I was cruising around the neighborhood on my Electra Rat Rod 3 and came across a tag sale that had a black leather (maybe fake) laptop bag or soft-sided brief case and bought it for $2. I attached...
Forum: Commuting
10-18-06, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 267,739
Posted By Viggen Ed

Incredible that in such a litigious society, that...

Incredible that in such a litigious society, that such a huge company would sell bicycles with such poor quality control. Seems like a number of these poor adjustments would be safety issues.
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10-03-06, 03:48 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,229
Posted By Viggen Ed

Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year...

Meh, I started two women off on cycling this year (by making bikes available to them). One is my gf and another is her friend. Now, those two are encouraging ME to ride more. :)

Now THAT's...
09-21-06, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By Viggen Ed

I sometimes wonder how many of the people who...

I sometimes wonder how many of the people who regularly ride Walmart bikes have ever tried a well serviced used LBS bike. I know my girlfriend was riding a dept-store MTB with me and having some...
09-21-06, 11:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By Viggen Ed

I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the...

I cant help but smile and wave when I'm on the 'Rat Rod' (my cruiser bike) Something about the 'sitting on the couch watching the world drift by' riding position, I guess.

I suppose it's the...
09-21-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Viggen Ed

Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd...

Too bad you're in florida, I've got a seat I'd give to you from an old sears 3-speed. Actually, I've seen a number of this same bike in varying states of decay, but whatever the seat is made of...
Forum: Northeast
09-20-06, 12:26 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,438
Posted By Viggen Ed

The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY...

The Tour of Litchfield Hills this year was VERY well supported. I dont have a lot of tour experience to judge by, but there were 3 rest stops will food and water along the 30 mile route, an...
Forum: Northeast
09-19-06, 12:45 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 18,438
Posted By Viggen Ed

Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I...

Hey All, Saw this thread and had to chime in. I grew up in Winsted, and DID actually ride a bike a bit growing up. Recently ended up in Newport RI, so I can definately relate to the bad drivers...
09-18-06, 01:02 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,654
Posted By Viggen Ed

Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I...

Cool! I'll keep my eyes open for either. I always thought road bikes, especially modern ones, look so cool and fast. I just didnt want to stick my butt in the air while I rode in the drops..
...
Forum: Commuting
09-18-06, 12:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,328
Posted By Viggen Ed

Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good...

Ah, Front Spikes, a usefull addition to any good commuter bike :D Much easier to aim than Rear Spikes, but a full set offers the best coverage, of course!
09-15-06, 07:41 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,654
Posted By Viggen Ed

I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The...

I've got an Electra 3-speed cruiser bike. The Rat Rod.

But I'm looking for an old road frame to convert to fixed. Maybe an mtb would work better for what I want but definately a fixie... I'll...
09-08-06, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Viggen Ed

Neat! My brother will soon be the proud...

Neat!

My brother will soon be the proud owner of a single speed worksman with cable operated drum brakes. Cant wait to see what their like.
09-07-06, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Viggen Ed

Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it...

Yeah, I checked the tightness of that arm, and it is attached and doesnt move when the brake is applied. The way this happens, that sounded like the most likely cause. But I think it's internal to...
09-06-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By Viggen Ed

Coaster Brake Clunk

Hello All,

I have a problem with my Nexus 3 coaster brake. It makes a nasty clunk when I apply the brake a certain amount. It only clunks once per braking session (i.e. it clunks the first time...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-06, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Viggen Ed

I like that... It might even make a good...uh.....

I like that... It might even make a good...uh.. fender sticker. (no bumpers on this thing!)
something like "Darwin is calling... will you pick up?"

This fella was riding with a handheld...
Forum: Commuting
08-24-06, 11:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 963
Posted By Viggen Ed

Cellular Cyclist

Well, with the rise in gas prices, a lot more people are out on our crowded streets riding bicycles.

Good news for all, right? I dont think so, not anymore.

In the past week, I've seen...
08-03-06, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,207
Posted By Viggen Ed

I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I...

I had some issues with my 3 speed nexus when I first got my Electra Rat Rod.

When I stood up and pedaled, the axle nuts could slip forward, allowing the chain to become slack, which would then...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-06, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,099
Posted By Viggen Ed

Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?!...

Oh NO!!! I'm 26 years old and I ride a 3 speed?! Do you think I'll live, Doc?


So glad to know that there's a forum that can cure me of this uniqueness.
Forum: Commuting
06-05-06, 10:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 828
Posted By Viggen Ed

Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline! I bought the same...

Nice Rat Rod, Cosmoline!

I bought the same bike this year. I can tell yours is an '06 because the seatstays are aligned with the top tube, a nice visual side effect of the lengthened "flat foot...
05-17-06, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 587
Posted By Viggen Ed

Is this ALWAYS the case, or just with modern...

Is this ALWAYS the case, or just with modern bikes?

I ask because my GF found a department store mountain bike that was missing a pedal, and the pedals from her old sears road bike dont fit. ...
05-15-06, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By Viggen Ed

Hrm, how bout: It's much tougher to hook up a...

Hrm, how bout: It's much tougher to hook up a team of dogs/horses/kittens to a recumbent! :D

Neat lookin Vehicle. Must be kinda like passin a farm tractor though. I'd want really good lights!
05-09-06, 12:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By Viggen Ed

I drove thru a Taco Bell drive thru backwards...

I drove thru a Taco Bell drive thru backwards once at like 11PM with no one else around. Back right person was the only one who wanted taco bell, and most of the other windows didnt work :D

The...
05-09-06, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,412
Posted By Viggen Ed

Like the OP, I had a situation where I bought a...

Like the OP, I had a situation where I bought a car and the engine was destroyed, leaving me upside down on the car loan. I wanted a SAAB Viggen since they were introduced in 1998. Got a y2k model...
Forum: Commuting
05-09-06, 08:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,842
Posted By Viggen Ed

Heck, I bet even a Man could do it! :rolleyes: ...

Heck, I bet even a Man could do it! :rolleyes:

Sorry, I'm not some PC freak, just found it amusing.... My GF sews for me, too, I could if I had to, but the difference would be quite...
05-05-06, 02:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 921
Posted By Viggen Ed

I "live with" about 7 other people out here in...

I "live with" about 7 other people out here in Newport, which, aside from being completely full of drivers that I would love to see take a wrong turn into the Ocean, would be an excellent place to...
05-05-06, 02:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,386
Posted By Viggen Ed

McDonald's does not really cater to anyone with a...

McDonald's does not really cater to anyone with a positive body image... The sight of someone healthy on a bike in the drive through might convince somebody behind them that they dont really need a...
05-05-06, 01:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 907
Posted By Viggen Ed

I was really impressed by the way that thread...

I was really impressed by the way that thread turned around... I figured, camaro forum.. Uh-oh! I would imagine that there are a surprising number of 'cagers' that are very angry at anything in...
05-03-06, 02:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,133
Posted By Viggen Ed

Hrm, tough call. The concrete bike lane...

Hrm, tough call. The concrete bike lane separation may be extreme, but it could be pretty nice if it compared to the bike lanes found in Amsterdam. They have right of way over pedestrians ( I...
05-03-06, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Viggen Ed

Oh, they can fail... Especially if your chain...

Oh, they can fail... Especially if your chain tends to fall off :rolleyes:

(just got an Electra Rat Rod with Nexus 3, loosely assembled by an lbs)
Forum: Commuting
04-28-06, 09:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,180
Posted By Viggen Ed

I've got no choice. My Electra Rat Rod came with...

I've got no choice. My Electra Rat Rod came with an 18-inch long steel Motorcycle kick stand, and it's mount is welded straight to the frame. Works flawlessly for holding up the bike in nearly any...
04-28-06, 08:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Viggen Ed

Thanks guys! Interesting replies. I wonder if a...

Thanks guys! Interesting replies. I wonder if a chain tensioner would make my coaster brake require extra back-pedaling to work though? It'd be kinda like a chain tensioner on a fixie.. And the...
04-28-06, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Viggen Ed

Chronic Chain loss - Ribs starting to Hurt!

Well, I finally got the bike I've been drooling over for years, an Electra Rat Rod with 3 speed and coaster brake. (Hey, everybody's god different dreams, OK? :D ) I have a bunch of bicycle...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Viggen Ed

The crosswalk was to my right, but potentially...

The crosswalk was to my right, but potentially close enough to be confusing to the drivers.

In retrospect, the only reason the truck driver stopped was probably that there was an oncoming cop...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Viggen Ed

Yeah, I'm not saying I didnt appreciate the...

Yeah, I'm not saying I didnt appreciate the courtesy, but I wasnt trying to cross the road, I was trying to take a right hand turn/merge with traffic. So I was waiting for the truck to pass me so...
Forum: Commuting
04-26-06, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 741
Posted By Viggen Ed

Is it me, or should Cops know the Laws?

Hi All,

Yesterday, I was waiting at a stop sign for a truck to go by on the cross street (no stop sign for him) and he just...keeps...going...slower.....and.......slower. I'm treating myself like...
Forum: Commuting
04-24-06, 03:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,855
Posted By Viggen Ed

The 'vintage' panniers on light green Vanilla...

The 'vintage' panniers on light green Vanilla commuter #1 are sooo cool. Anybody know where/if these can be bought? Or do I need to get them custom-tailored to fit my body and riding style? :D
...
03-30-06, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,534
Posted By Viggen Ed

These werent Electra Bikes were they? I ask...

These werent Electra Bikes were they? I ask because they make steel cruisers that make sense for a bike rental company, and I live very near the ocean. Also, I will be picking up my steel Rat Rod...
03-14-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Viggen Ed

Niiiice. I'm chomping at the bit to get this...

Niiiice. I'm chomping at the bit to get this bike now. Due to my bank changing stuff in my account, my tax return didnt go through electronically and now I'm waiting for snail mail money. ARGH! I...
03-13-06, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Viggen Ed

Thanks for the responses, I appreciate any and...

Thanks for the responses, I appreciate any and all experiences people have had with modern 3 speed bikes or electra frames. I'm getting really psyched about having a bike.. come on Government, give...
03-10-06, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Viggen Ed

Wow, just what I needed to know! Thanks! ...

Wow, just what I needed to know! Thanks!

Didnt realize that the wheels could be that much out of true on a brand new bike, or that it would even matter that much when using a coaster brake. I...
Forum: Commuting
03-10-06, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,925
Posted By Viggen Ed

Yeah, but the trunk's full of drivers like you! ...

Yeah, but the trunk's full of drivers like you!
Yeah, and I've never needed to yell to get past a cyclist.
03-10-06, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By Viggen Ed

Cruisin' in Newport

Hi All,

This is my first post on this board. It seems like a friendly, laid back community thus far, unless you happen to be talking about a motorist afflicted with the road rage, of course.

I...
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