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10-08-08, 05:48 PM
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Posted By weed eater

we've carried our baby daughter in a car seat in...

we've carried our baby daughter in a car seat in our Christiania trike since our she was 3wks old. she's now almost 11 wks and we are borrowing a Chariot trailer with the infant insert. She seems to...
07-30-08, 08:37 AM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

I dig the engineering AND think it's neat. ...

I dig the engineering AND think it's neat.

Lance, how does your design differ from the CAT long-haul cargo bike?
07-21-08, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By weed eater

i agree, the simplest option would be a carrier...

i agree, the simplest option would be a carrier attached to the BAW frame. I believe the newer ones allow a lower COG for arrangements such as this. The older ones would have the carrier sitting on...
07-04-08, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By weed eater

Looks like a good time, and the photography is...

Looks like a good time, and the photography is exquisite.
07-04-08, 11:23 AM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

Thanks Donna. Unfortunately, I have found that...

Thanks Donna. Unfortunately, I have found that with large loads, the Kogswell still has the same handling problems that it had pre-xtra. I am going to migrate the Xtra over to my old MTB, who will...
06-18-08, 09:58 AM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

My Xtrakogswell

My Kogswell is designed to carry heavy front loads, but didn't do so well with loads both front and rear. After a lot of adjustments failed to correct the problem, I thought adding an Xtracycle might...
05-29-08, 09:17 AM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

There are a lot of things to like about this set...

There are a lot of things to like about this set up, but the thing that really catches my attention are the handy bits of firmware on the bottom of the baskets, and on the rack. overall I really like...
05-28-08, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By weed eater

that reminds me of a question-- is keeping cool...

that reminds me of a question-- is keeping cool an issue? how much? i've noticed the commercially available bike shop aprons are thinner than our current stock. Cooks aprons need to be thicker/lined...
05-25-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By weed eater

since the apron is fully lined, we might consider...

since the apron is fully lined, we might consider a cordura outside and a cotton lining. or maybe focus on a ripstop fabric, of whatever type, for the outer fabric....

thanks everyone! keep 'em...
05-23-08, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By weed eater

cordura is certainly a possibility, but would you...

cordura is certainly a possibility, but would you prefer it over heavy cotton duck (ie carhartt)?
05-22-08, 11:03 PM
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Posted By weed eater

It's a real beaut.

It's a real beaut.
05-22-08, 11:02 PM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

On my Kogswell I use a Tubus Tara front rack and...

On my Kogswell I use a Tubus Tara front rack and two Ortlieb front roller panniers. I've definitely carried a total of 40 lbs in them up front. It's nice to have lots of dense weight down low, the...
05-22-08, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By weed eater

We run a chicken co-op on a farm at the edge of...

We run a chicken co-op on a farm at the edge of town, so I regularly pedal the 11 miles home with a dozen or two eggs in my panniers. I've been doing this for about a year now, and have broken a...
05-22-08, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By weed eater

i love my truss frame BAW but those new extruded...

i love my truss frame BAW but those new extruded models are too cool. Congratulations and enjoy!
05-22-08, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By weed eater

Shop Apron of Your Dreams

My mother-in-law has started a small business and she's making beautiful, tough, fully lined cook's aprons.

breathingin.etsy.com (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5875587)

At my urging she...
10-15-07, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,019
Posted By weed eater

you guys rule. i wish i knew some pedal powered...

you guys rule. i wish i knew some pedal powered hunters around here because I would love to learn to hunt from an experienced hunter.
09-05-07, 12:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,732
Posted By weed eater

It's nice to have at least one other functional...

It's nice to have at least one other functional bike as a backup in case you need to work on your main squeeze for a couple days. Therefore it's good if the second bike can handle most of your ride...
09-02-07, 12:25 PM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

That's lovely.

That's lovely.
09-01-07, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By weed eater

this sounds like a chicken coop we just built...

this sounds like a chicken coop we just built (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyandpatrick/570618922/in/set-72157600401883384/). take out the roosts and it'd make a decent camper/cottage/manhattan...
08-31-07, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,578
Posted By weed eater

those are swell bags, I almost just bought one...

those are swell bags, I almost just bought one but the shipping plus minimum $24 purchase turned a $5 bag into a $50 bag! still thinking about it, since I could use some binocs as well. Great site...
08-27-07, 11:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,002
Posted By weed eater

i just got a pair of these...

i just got a pair of these (http://www.sunandski.com/Kuhl_Men_s_Boulder_Short_p/9532050120359.htm):
http://www.sunandski.com/photos/9532050120359-2T.jpg

i just bought my second pair. they were 33...
08-27-07, 09:20 PM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

yes ma'am!

yes ma'am!
08-27-07, 08:49 PM
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Views: 405,382
Posted By weed eater

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1251/534719456_3b56...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1251/534719456_3b568187a9_b.jpg


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/135/340203531_1ec9122de6_b.jpg

Kogswell p/r, 1st gen frame with a whole lot of various parts. I...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By weed eater

I've been searching for the right handlebar bag...

I've been searching for the right handlebar bag for a while, and i'm not done yet.

I tried a cheap-ish "Detours" model from REI but found I didn't like the Klickfix, which is really big and also,...
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By weed eater

Some of it may be bike paths, but I think it is...

Some of it may be bike paths, but I think it is mostly low-traffic roads. Beautiful country. I hope to ride down to Eugene and back sometime this year. Enjoy the ride!
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Views: 625
Posted By weed eater

there's also the first and only Oregon State...

there's also the first and only Oregon State Bikeway, which will take you from Eugene to Champoeg State Park.
http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS/BIKE/WVSB_entire_route.shtml

and, while you are in...
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Views: 1,020
Posted By weed eater

i'd never heard of the stuff until this year, now...

i'd never heard of the stuff until this year, now i wouldn't go 30+ miles without it. Assos has the benefit of a brilliant name, too... it's my Chamois Tenderizer of choice.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By weed eater

fwiw, here's a recent ramble of mine...

fwiw, here's a recent ramble of mine (http://www.henwaller.com/?p=99) on singlespeed vs fixed gear on long-ish rides. in short, I prefer fixed! ymmv!
07-12-06, 04:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,281
Posted By weed eater

for extremely large/heavy loads, we use a Bikes...

for extremely large/heavy loads, we use a Bikes at Work 32" trailer.

Our proximity to the many groceries in our 'hood, and increased frequency of our visits, means that most of the time nowadays...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By weed eater

my partner and i are working up to longer rides ....

my partner and i are working up to longer rides . . . right now we're at about 60 mi tops, and very comfortable in the 40-mi range.

We both ride 20+ year old sport touring bikes. Mine is a trek...
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Views: 44,267
Posted By weed eater

for me it's 60 mi, on a singlespeed that I wished...

for me it's 60 mi, on a singlespeed that I wished was running its usual fixed gear. Next time, none of that silly coasting! (Or a bike with multiple gears, currently being built up.)
07-10-06, 02:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By weed eater

the PR is just a frame, so tires get chosen by...

the PR is just a frame, so tires get chosen by the user. Most 650Bs are 38mm or so.

700c rims = 622mm diameter
650B rims = 584mm diameter

add 2x the tire width and you will have the...
07-10-06, 01:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By weed eater

seriously? That is really weird! But makes sense...

seriously? That is really weird! But makes sense from what I know about the Baggins stuff. Well, when they make bags in dusty blue I will pick one up.
07-10-06, 01:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By weed eater

Thanks! The color looks very different than what...

Thanks! The color looks very different than what I expected! best---Patrick
07-10-06, 12:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By weed eater

That is a truly lovely color. I am almost willing...

That is a truly lovely color. I am almost willing to forgive the fact that the amazing Prototype Blue will not be offered on production models.

Nate, may I ask what type of handlebar bag you have...
05-16-06, 04:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,352
Posted By weed eater

OK, sorry for the late entry, but what the heck...

OK, sorry for the late entry, but what the heck is going on with Jan's chainrings in that picture?

Nice bikes!

--patrick
Forum: Touring
05-09-06, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 616
Posted By weed eater

Clif now makes a nuts-and-dried-fruit bar, glued...

Clif now makes a nuts-and-dried-fruit bar, glued together with honey-tasting stuff. i think it is called Mojo. Sort of an update on Wha Guru Chew. Both withstand some heat, though I haven't tested...
Forum: Touring
05-01-06, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,028
Posted By weed eater

On the Columbia Gorge in February 2006 ...

On the Columbia Gorge in February 2006
http://static.flickr.com/43/106093780_f16908ed01.jpg
http://static.flickr.com/43/106093915_228f0eed38.jpg
Forum: Touring
05-01-06, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By weed eater

i vote for option 3b! fixed!

i vote for option 3b! fixed!
Forum: Touring
05-01-06, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By weed eater

look at this nifty gadget: ...

look at this nifty gadget:

http://www.velo-orange.com/fllibr.html

which would allow you to use a flashlight as a bike light when you needed it.
Forum: Touring
04-30-06, 12:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By weed eater

thanks all. Bruce, the bikeaccess.net link...

thanks all.

Bruce, the bikeaccess.net link is very helpful. I'll take some time to explore that one.

nm+, I don't know which airport we're flying into. This is in daydream stage right now.
...
Forum: Touring
04-29-06, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By weed eater

Logistics of bike box w/r/t a Yank in Europe

My wife and I are considering/thinking/plotting/daydreaming about/hoping for a bike trip in Europe sometime soon.

We would take our own bikes, in boxes, to our European destination.

In our...
04-29-06, 05:01 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 6,448
Posted By weed eater

I eat weeds. Dandelion, sorrel, burdock, and the...

I eat weeds. Dandelion, sorrel, burdock, and the like. In season, naturally.

Also I am a fan of other weed eaters, particularly my hens, who eat even those weeds that are insanely bitter, and turn...
01-20-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,285
Posted By weed eater

That's his Quickbeam.

That's his Quickbeam.
01-20-06, 01:49 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,146
Posted By weed eater

we're not allowed to say "fashionista"?...

we're not allowed to say "fashionista"? :|
01-20-06, 01:47 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,146
Posted By weed eater

point taken. lower bars and a more aero position...

point taken. lower bars and a more aero position definitely serves better when speed is the goal.

personally I have been enjoying an upright posture lately (on my geared cargo bike), because it...
01-20-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,146
Posted By weed eater

Shoot, I _wish_ I could get my bars up that high....

Shoot, I _wish_ I could get my bars up that high. But I'm a little older than most of you trackstars...:)

I like a lot of Rivendell's equipage, but I don't get their shame about singlespeeds. They...
01-20-06, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By weed eater

agreed- the key is to bring a clean shirt (or...

agreed- the key is to bring a clean shirt (or keep several at your workplace if that's an option).

When I commuted to work in Seattle (4 hilly miles), I had a shelf in a storage closet stocked...
01-20-06, 12:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,224
Posted By weed eater

weirdly, people just drive like that in the Bay...

weirdly, people just drive like that in the Bay area. When I lived there I became accustomed to looking out for these types of drivers, and when I saw one coming, I would just pull to the curb on my...
01-19-06, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,224
Posted By weed eater

and to repeat what i said in the below-referenced...

and to repeat what i said in the below-referenced thread, Kogswell is a good lugged value.

I dunno if it's trackish enough. Commuter, long distance, beater, yeah.

You'd think I own one, but I...
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