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10-04-17, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,690
Posted By BassNotBass

MTB pedals look good on my cruisers and they...

MTB pedals look good on my cruisers and they perform well. If you're a traditionalist then I guess only block pedals are acceptable?...
09-08-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,568
Posted By BassNotBass

I've wanted to build a g-bike as well but the...

I've wanted to build a g-bike as well but the only places that I know of in The Lew to take one on are small sections at Cherokee and Iroquois Parks. All other hilly roads like the Knob Creek and...
09-07-17, 10:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,519
Posted By BassNotBass

One of the best and most tenacious rust...

One of the best and most tenacious rust preventatives ever... not always a good thing....
09-07-17, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By BassNotBass

I have a feeling that Philphine's assumption is...

I have a feeling that Philphine's assumption is close to truth except I wouldn't be surprised if it was a factory job... a "custom" offering meant to use up excess or old stock or maybe just be a...
09-07-17, 04:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By BassNotBass

The years I lived in N Georgia were memorable to...

The years I lived in N Georgia were memorable to varying degrees but one thing I do not miss at all is the Georgia red clay....
09-07-17, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By BassNotBass

Nice job on the bike! I bet it would be awesome...

Nice job on the bike! I bet it would be awesome taking it over a rickety jump made of a dry rotted plank of plywood placed on cinderblock fragments or precariously piled chunks of split firewood.
09-05-17, 04:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By BassNotBass

I use the same Razor V17 helmet year round....

I use the same Razor V17 helmet year round. During the colder months I'll wear it over a hoodie and when the temps are warmer I wear sweatbands which allow a good secure fit, soak up more...
09-05-17, 04:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,671
Posted By BassNotBass

I told Sheldon back in the mid 80s how I did my...

I told Sheldon back in the mid 80s how I did my ashtabula cranks... I guess it fell on dead ears. The most important thing is torquing down the drive cone that holds the chainring in place,...
09-05-17, 04:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,728
Posted By BassNotBass

Nice find! I would have scooped it up too if the...

Nice find! I would have scooped it up too if the price wasn't too outrageous. Love the mechanical speedometer. Does it work alright?
09-01-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By BassNotBass

Screw that, I'd rather have snow than summer...

Screw that, I'd rather have snow than summer heat. When I ride in winter I dress in layers and stick to natural fabrics like wool because they work better at regulating body temperature. So called...
09-01-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By BassNotBass

I'm a big fan of Wald LLC...

I'm a big fan of Wald LLC (https://www.google.com/maps/@38.6396138,-83.7477187,3a,75y,138.13h,87.58t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s-1hZxjRnRxRYGUWdF6Q-Pw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) and Maysville KY is a quaint little...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-01-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,321
Posted By BassNotBass

Agreed. The pictures appear to have been taken at...

Agreed. The pictures appear to have been taken at a bike show yet the wheels look absolutely horrible... scratched up and dirty. Can't imagine what they'd look like after a year's worth of riding.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-17, 01:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,321
Posted By BassNotBass

Why do I get the feeling that roadside tube...

Why do I get the feeling that roadside tube changes might suck?
08-31-17, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By BassNotBass

Lol!

Lol!
08-31-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By BassNotBass

What surprised me was that the top of the pin...

What surprised me was that the top of the pin didn't just sheer off, the entire pin broke off as though it was merely brazed onto the crank arm and wasn't part of the forging. If it wasn't for the...
08-31-17, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 826
Posted By BassNotBass

The SA AW hubs are bullet proof. However any 3...

The SA AW hubs are bullet proof. However any 3 speed hub with a coaster brake is questionable. SA's variants such as the TCW and the Shimano 333 (3SC) do not have a good reputation.
08-31-17, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,215
Posted By BassNotBass

Newer Ashtabula cranks

I've never had this happen before but Tuesday afternoon on my way home from work I accelerated from a traffic light and suddenly heard a loud snap followed by free pedaling of the crank. I first...
08-31-17, 07:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,322
Posted By BassNotBass

Kinda redundant, no? :) Walmart is probably...

Kinda redundant, no? :)

Walmart is probably one of the best places to find creatively assembled bikes, especially if you want to see 180° forks.
08-29-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,903
Posted By BassNotBass

We were forecast to have rain all last night yet...

We were forecast to have rain all last night yet this morning looking out of my window my street was bone dry so I took my naked cruiser into work. After just a few blocks and all the way to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-17, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By BassNotBass

Agreed. When my fellow employees personal...

Agreed. When my fellow employees personal possessions went missing from their desks, it was easy for building management to determine that one of the security officers was the culprit.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-17, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,171
Posted By BassNotBass

I would have loved getting that sort of option....

I would have loved getting that sort of option. When my building management decided that folding bikes were no longer allowed in the building and that I need to use the bike racks in the parking...
08-16-17, 04:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By BassNotBass

OK so then it should be drilled for a caliper...

OK so then it should be drilled for a caliper brake.
08-16-17, 04:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,387
Posted By BassNotBass

Funny how expensive it is to lose one but so...

Funny how expensive it is to lose one but so worth it?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By BassNotBass

So sorry the trip was cut short but I bet it was...

So sorry the trip was cut short but I bet it was fun. The wheels I put on my suitcase trailer are probably like the ones you have and these relatively inexpensive wheels have horribly shoddy...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By BassNotBass

If the bike proves to be a good seller you can...

If the bike proves to be a good seller you can bet a Chinese company will offer a copy.
08-15-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,387
Posted By BassNotBass

LOL, I see what you did there... stuffy nose? ...

LOL, I see what you did there... stuffy nose?
Is it as sustainable as bamboo and horn?
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08-15-17, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By BassNotBass

That should be adequate however if you have...

That should be adequate however if you have aluminum rims you'd be better off with good brake shoes. Those old style hard rubber blocks work better on steel rims.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By BassNotBass

I would actually have been interested in the...

I would actually have been interested in the 'California 1' but not with an aluminum frame. Here's yet another one to watch and see if the targeted delivery date is met.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-17, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By BassNotBass

Because there are people who still don't know how...

Because there are people who still don't know how to use a quick release skewer and tighten it like a wingnut.
08-15-17, 04:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,387
Posted By BassNotBass

Making a carbon cruiser is like making a carbon...

Making a carbon cruiser is like making a carbon beer mug... sure there may be a handful of people who might want one but in a practical sense what would be the point?
08-15-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By BassNotBass

What kind of forks are on your cruiser? That...

What kind of forks are on your cruiser? That would dictate your options for a front brake and yeah, it's definitely a good idea to put one on.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-14-17, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,527
Posted By BassNotBass

I've had this argument with one of the local...

I've had this argument with one of the local bicycling advocates here in 'The Lew' for the past 10 years. He's against supporting the use of electric vehicles/buses for public transportation because...
08-14-17, 04:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,788
Posted By BassNotBass

SOFA so good?

SOFA so good?
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,925
Posted By BassNotBass

Increase your cadence from 90rpm to 120rpm and...

Increase your cadence from 90rpm to 120rpm and you'll be able to hit ~26 mph. Sounds reasonable.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-11-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,652
Posted By BassNotBass

I like it just for the fact that it doesn't use...

I like it just for the fact that it doesn't use side swinging frame hinges. I also find the industrial no BS machined-from-a-block-of-billet look about it endearing.
08-11-17, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By BassNotBass

What 3-speed hub is used on the bike? As for...

What 3-speed hub is used on the bike?

As for the stem you may want to look into an adjustable one to find the right position that works for you....
08-11-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By BassNotBass

BCB appears to have some nice bits but yes I...

BCB appears to have some nice bits but yes I noticed that prices for some items can be 50% more than other places, like the Sturmey Archer X-FD drum hub for instance.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-17, 08:36 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,409
Posted By BassNotBass

Ooh, that Sobybike rack looks tasty.

Ooh, that Sobybike rack looks tasty.
08-10-17, 05:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By BassNotBass

I'm glad you decided on a trike. I think you'll...

I'm glad you decided on a trike. I think you'll really enjoy it and that huge rear basket can really come in handy.
08-10-17, 04:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,011
Posted By BassNotBass

Thanks for that link!!

Thanks for that link!!
08-08-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By BassNotBass

Ah, there's the rub. A solid billet of aluminum...

Ah, there's the rub. A solid billet of aluminum wouldn't offer me any advantages and with aluminum tubing I would still need to find a saddle clamp solution. It would be much easier if my cruiser...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-08-17, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By BassNotBass

Brompton's rear triangle mounted pump is a nice...

Brompton's rear triangle mounted pump is a nice usable one that I often forget is there. Other than that I've been carrying around the same Blackburn Mountain Air pump for the last 10 or so years. It...
08-08-17, 04:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By BassNotBass

6061 or 7075 tubing would be awesome but I would...

6061 or 7075 tubing would be awesome but I would still need to epoxy and pin an appropriate receiver to fit a saddle... I no longer have my TIG so I can only weld steel. Also my lathe can only handle...
08-07-17, 01:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By BassNotBass

I have yet to find a cost effective solution so I...

I have yet to find a cost effective solution so I go the swamp-yankee route and use whatever is on hand. I've gone several different routes on various bikes. On some I welded two of the longest...
08-07-17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,830
Posted By BassNotBass

The Nel Lusso has the rear rack welded on. ...

The Nel Lusso has the rear rack welded on.

The women's Nel Lusso should have a fairly low step-through design so I'm guessing that would be the best way to get onto the bike.





Cruiser...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By BassNotBass

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http://i.imgur.com/lGiX9Fr.png
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-04-17, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By BassNotBass

My Brommie fits nicely aboard my DRZ.

My Brommie fits nicely aboard my DRZ.
08-04-17, 04:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,385
Posted By BassNotBass

They're beautiful little bits... very jewel-like....

They're beautiful little bits... very jewel-like.

As for a front brake, definitely run one if you chug through traffic at a good pace or have hills to ride down. I'm all for simplicity and clean...
08-03-17, 05:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,385
Posted By BassNotBass

I agree with Squid's chain slack comment. One...

I agree with Squid's chain slack comment. One thing about these inexpensive drive trains is that they aren't close to being machined well and true so even with brand new components there can a be a...
08-02-17, 05:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,385
Posted By BassNotBass

I've also tried various greases/lubes over the...

I've also tried various greases/lubes over the decades and have just resorted to using boat trailer/marine grease and it works very well for me. Granted, unlike SquidPuppet I really pack the stuff...
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