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Forum: Commuting
12-09-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,147
Posted By corkscrew

V-brakes. Hands down. Never had any problems...

V-brakes. Hands down. Never had any problems getting them to clear big tires or fenders either.

Then again, I don't own any bikes with brifters.
Forum: Commuting
10-31-11, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,043
Posted By corkscrew

For most of my bikes I just use my hands. Undo...

For most of my bikes I just use my hands. Undo the quick release on the wheel and brakes, and voila.

I carry a 21mm wrench on my trike to undo the rear axle nuts.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 117,805
Posted By corkscrew

In the past two weeks, I've found the...

In the past two weeks, I've found the following...

1) A Crescent wrench.
2) A girls ID card (haven't been able to find her to give it back).
3) A HTC touchscreen phone - with a ran over...
08-04-11, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By corkscrew

I just spent less than $50 to buy brake pads for...

I just spent less than $50 to buy brake pads for my SUV. So yeah, ditto what everyone else said.
07-29-11, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,275
Posted By corkscrew

Like a car, I refuse to buy a new bike. To easy...

Like a car, I refuse to buy a new bike. To easy to pick up a used one and fix it up.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By corkscrew

You Rock Kind Sir! You have a PM.

You Rock Kind Sir! You have a PM.
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 584
Posted By corkscrew

I don't have kids, so can't comment on those...

I don't have kids, so can't comment on those trailers.

I do have the Nashbar Cargo trailer, the second gen one. So far it's really light and has handled everything I've been able to throw at it!...
Forum: Commuting
07-29-11, 01:44 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 8,250
Posted By corkscrew

Not interested - but then again, I don't even...

Not interested - but then again, I don't even like indexed shifters.
Forum: Commuting
07-22-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,971
Posted By corkscrew

Depends on which pannier I grab - since my...

Depends on which pannier I grab - since my nashbar ATB's have reflective striping on the rear of the bag.
06-20-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,423
Posted By corkscrew

Relatively being the key word. :) I'm using the...

Relatively being the key word. :) I'm using the same sort of converter, only in the 48V --> 12V variety. Compared to the weight of my hub motor and batteries it's fairly light. :)

I'll be...
06-17-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Well thought I'd give a bit of an update! ...

Well thought I'd give a bit of an update!

Had some issues during the first week of commuting with it, but now have over 200 miles on it according to my CA. :)

Issues:
Spokes worked...
Forum: Commuting
06-16-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,858
Posted By corkscrew

Nope, I never stand up anymore. But then...

Nope, I never stand up anymore.

But then again, I've been riding the recumbent trike to work lately.
Forum: Commuting
06-15-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,175
Posted By corkscrew

Riding a bicycle in and of it's self is a...

Riding a bicycle in and of it's self is a sobriety test. If you can still balance and ride, I'd say your fine.
06-03-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Yeah, I failed to account for how much taller the...

Yeah, I failed to account for how much taller the tire would be. It fits width wise, but hits the center of the rear forks with a mm or three to go before it's in the dropouts. O'well - I'm sure I...
06-02-11, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I wonder about that sometimes. :) Good...

I wonder about that sometimes. :)

Good times with the trike lately. Had to catch a ride home yesterday AND today due to flats on the rear tire. I just now got a kit put together to remove the...
06-02-11, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,650
Posted By corkscrew

Traffic scares me more than people. That being...

Traffic scares me more than people. That being said, people scare me a lot, if I had to ride through a questionable neighborhood, I just wouldn't. The local MUP is bad enough.

Almost got...
06-01-11, 11:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

The handlebars are comfy enough for me - and for...

The handlebars are comfy enough for me - and for extended running the mirror mounts count as an extra hand position. :)

No shimmy or shake for me either, maybe due to the fact that all my tires...
05-30-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Good to know! Anywho, here is where she...

Good to know!

Anywho, here is where she sits as of today, after an 11 mile test ride averaging 25.4 Wh\mile. :D

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05-30-11, 08:56 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I've only ridden in "non-hybrid" mode the once,...

I've only ridden in "non-hybrid" mode the once, simply because I got excited. :) I'm hoping to get outside again today and finish things up. Also, once I'm commuting to work I'll be going much...
05-29-11, 11:28 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

There was very little pedaling on that ride. I...

There was very little pedaling on that ride. I don't have my shifters set up yet, and starting off from the high gear stressed my idler and torqued it off it's bolt (popped the c clip right off...
05-29-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ha! Didn't mean to offend, but in my defesne -...

Ha! Didn't mean to offend, but in my defesne - being a family friendly website it still didn't filter it out. :)

Spent some time last night building the battery packs into a more permanent...
05-28-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Holy Hell! I just took my first test ride under...

Holy Hell! I just took my first test ride under electric power. :D This is going to be too much fun.

Trike seems to handle better with the low slung weight. MUCH harder to lift a wheel while...
05-28-11, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,086
Posted By corkscrew

I'll agree that bad installs and what most people...

I'll agree that bad installs and what most people consider bike "maintenance" would make something appear bad. For the average person, so long as the install is done correctly, cheaper...
05-27-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I noticed that as well. I'm hoping that since...

I noticed that as well. I'm hoping that since it's now mounted farther ahead and closer to the tube, that I'll be ok. Just haven't re-attached my seat to check yet.

Def made me reconsider the...
05-27-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

203682 Here is a better pic of the brains of...

203682

Here is a better pic of the brains of the setup and the plate they mount too. :)
05-26-11, 01:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Good point. I based mine at 3.3 just because it...

Good point. I based mine at 3.3 just because it was still above the 3.0 LVC cutoff of the boards I was going to use. Next time I have it all setup I'll change it to 3.5.
05-26-11, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Very clean build you have Rob. :) Eventually I...

Very clean build you have Rob. :) Eventually I might nab some of your ideas for my own turn signal/brake setup. :)

Well last night was eventful and not all at once.

Cut the LVC boards in...
05-25-11, 04:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I love the turn signal bar rob! I know it's in...

I love the turn signal bar rob! I know it's in your thread on Bentrider, but do you mind sharing where you got the scooter parts/lights?
05-25-11, 10:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I dunno if I'd say that rscamp. :) I just really...

I dunno if I'd say that rscamp. :) I just really have nothing better to do being a single guy. I go to work, head home, work on my trike. Weee?
05-25-11, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By corkscrew

Don't think it's a warped rotor - as it makes...

Don't think it's a warped rotor - as it makes contact during most of the rotation.

I'm starting to think it is the mount. Looking at it straight on it looks like it's been bent inward a bit. ...
05-25-11, 09:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Assuming I check my axle nuts periodically of...

Assuming I check my axle nuts periodically of course.... :)

Thanks for the assistance guys. I'm going to get some torque plate templates made soon, hopefully the guys down at the shop can assist...
05-24-11, 10:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ok, I'm getting closer I'm sure of it. ...

Ok, I'm getting closer I'm sure of it.

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/1651/img20110524221714edit0.jpg
05-24-11, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By corkscrew

Correct, with both pads backed all the way into...

Correct, with both pads backed all the way into the caliper, the rotor still provides a bit of braking and noise.

As far as I know, it's never been banged, and I don't like last ditch "Hit this...
05-24-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 562
Posted By corkscrew

BB7 install with 185mm rotors - one side I can't adjust properly...

So I ordered 185mm rotor & BB7 kits from Jensens for my Recumbent trike.

I installed them using both front brackets, just like the bb5's and 160's I removed.

Now, here is the problem, I have...
05-24-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ok, I'll reconfigure the longer arm tonight into...

Ok, I'll reconfigure the longer arm tonight into it's vertical position, and will repost a pic then. Thanks for the assistance!
05-24-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

I think so - do you mean more like this? ...

I think so - do you mean more like this?

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If so - I tested it out in that position - using the same p-clamp through the cut out area of the dropout gets the arm in a nearly vertical...
05-24-11, 01:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Well I might be missing something here, but 90...

Well I might be missing something here, but 90 degrees from what point exactly?

I understand that under normal use, the axle (as seen from the left in that photo) will want to spin clockwise -...
05-24-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By corkscrew

Good to hear - if I can find one in 700C I might...

Good to hear - if I can find one in 700C I might be tempted - with the hub motor in the back, I have to carry about 20 tools just to remove the wheel. I have no suspension on the trike though, short...
05-24-11, 01:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ok, another thing that is on my mind. Also...

Ok, another thing that is on my mind. Also posted on Endless Sphere, but haven't gotten any love on it yet.

On my torque arm setup - here it is on the left side of the trike. ...
05-23-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By corkscrew

I'm assuming your bike has some sort of other...

I'm assuming your bike has some sort of other suspension?
05-23-11, 04:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ha, well I don't feel bad for only having a...

Ha, well I don't feel bad for only having a circuit breaker in place then!

To answer, no, I didn't explain to them that I was using LIPO.
05-23-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Yeah, the circuit breaker is there in lieu of a...

Yeah, the circuit breaker is there in lieu of a master fuse. I'm just used to including a fuse or breaker on all my electric projects, as a "just in case" thing.

The guru's @ ebikes.ca told me...
05-23-11, 04:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Ok, so that is a fair amount. Do you have a link...

Ok, so that is a fair amount. Do you have a link for the one from Mouser?

Made some progress this weekend. Shortened the controller-->motor wires by about 1.5 feet, moved the torque arm to the...
Forum: Commuting
05-23-11, 11:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,618
Posted By corkscrew

I think so...but then again, I don't ride bikes...

I think so...but then again, I don't ride bikes to be social, and I don't much like people!
05-23-11, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 570,320
Posted By corkscrew

My friend Amy found this late 80's Raleigh at a...

My friend Amy found this late 80's Raleigh at a thrift store as shown here:
http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/4606/18033918726577005481364.jpg

After a bunch of parts and labor...(and pink, she...
05-19-11, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

How much lighter? The one I bought doesn't weigh...

How much lighter? The one I bought doesn't weigh THAT much, did it work well for it's intended purpose? I wanted a nicer one, but well, I'm already over budget.

In other news though, my...
05-18-11, 11:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Thanks! And also, Correct! 48v-->12v 120W 10Amp...

Thanks! And also, Correct! 48v-->12v 120W 10Amp converter.

http://www.current-logic.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=151
05-17-11, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By corkscrew

Interesting - well they must have done a good job...

Interesting - well they must have done a good job - it appears that the "Suntour" etched writing on the securing bolt has red lining to it too!
05-17-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,382
Posted By corkscrew

Thought I'd post some info on my build - Actionbent T1 goes LIPO w/ 9 continent Motor

Some of you are aware I've started an electric trike build. I thought I'd finally do a bit of an update. :)

Started out as this:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/1469/img20110313154921.jpg...
05-16-11, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By corkscrew

Suntour VX-GT - Red Logo?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=300558225893&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

I've never seen a Suntour with a red like that - is it even a real model?
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