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06-14-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,928
Posted By Maxwell

Yeah, Iíve definitely seen people make a little...

Yeah, Iíve definitely seen people make a little tray for the front wheel to sit in on cargo bikes, might have a heel clearance issue on a regular length bike though.

I think bent spokes would...
06-13-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,928
Posted By Maxwell

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNpTUNYh4zU/?igshid=1u...

https://www.instagram.com/p/BNpTUNYh4zU/?igshid=1umpppass1toq

like this
06-13-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,928
Posted By Maxwell

The key is to keep the front wheel of the towed...

The key is to keep the front wheel of the towed bike off the ground, youíll notice the trail gator does that. Iíve towed bikes with an old front hub attached to the back of a sturdy rear rack(front...
07-20-17, 06:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,477
Posted By Maxwell

Looked into the sturmey archer you mentioned, and...

Looked into the sturmey archer you mentioned, and it may be better than most. Good enough? I don't know.
07-20-17, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,477
Posted By Maxwell

The drum brakes I've dealt with (mostly shimano)...

The drum brakes I've dealt with (mostly shimano) are barely adequate for front braking on an unloaded town bike, on flat ground. Would not recommend one for a cargo hauler. Cantilevers or v brakes...
06-25-17, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,022
Posted By Maxwell

Well, a well engineered carbon trailer would hold...

Well, a well engineered carbon trailer would hold up fine if it wasn't loaded past it's designed limit. Carbon composites dont fail from fatigue the way metals do, but they can fail catastrophically...
02-16-17, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,843
Posted By Maxwell

+1 to everything FBinNY said. There are other...

+1 to everything FBinNY said. There are other sorts of brakes that lack for power (large calipers, roller brakes) but a well adjusted v-brake has more stopping power than some discs. Discs do win out...
05-22-15, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 960
Posted By Maxwell

Awesome! When drilling stainless, cobalt...

Awesome!

When drilling stainless, cobalt bits at a slower speed and lots oil will help
08-03-14, 01:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 890
Posted By Maxwell

A frame mounted rack has drastically less effect...

A frame mounted rack has drastically less effect on steering. It raises the CoG, and makes the bike front heavy if you're heavily laden, but it's much more subtle than the effect of steered weight.
11-19-13, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By Maxwell

Speed rail ...

Speed rail

http://www.filmtools.com/hollaender-fitting-50-wall-flange-1-1-4.html

You can get this stuff from grainger and mcmaster carr as well, but they're harder to link to.

put a couple...
07-20-13, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,253
Posted By Maxwell

notubes.com or search for "ghetto tubeless"...

notubes.com

or search for "ghetto tubeless" threads on MTBR

There are bicycle specific fix-a-flat cans, hutchinson makes one.

They work on small punctures. Sealant can work better in tire...
05-30-13, 04:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,698
Posted By Maxwell

actionbent? went out of business. ...

actionbent? went out of business.

http://web.archive.org/web/20110222155523/http://www.actionbent.com/twtrailer.html
08-18-12, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,955
Posted By Maxwell

Schwalbe Big Apples, as big as you can fit* ...

Schwalbe Big Apples, as big as you can fit*

With enough miles to wear out 3 cassettes on my big dummy, the Big Apples are still going strong. Back is just barely worn.

Tread doesn't do much...
05-28-12, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Maxwell

Yeah, totally DIY-able. with a front load, a...

Yeah, totally DIY-able.

with a front load, a stabilizer will only slow down the flop, but with a rear load, I find they will hold the wheel straight enough.
05-27-12, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By Maxwell

+1 From Saint Sheldon, ...

+1

From Saint Sheldon,

http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#airless



Even a combination of Mr. Tuffy/slime/heavy tire will ride better than an airless tire.
05-27-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Maxwell

Also, there's these guys if you have a 1"...

Also, there's these guys if you have a 1" threaded headset

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vg0_meTSJI
http://www.amazon.com/Shimano-HP-NX10-Locking-Headset-Black/dp/B003DHCLLI
05-26-12, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By Maxwell

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories...

http://store.velo-orange.com/index.php/accessories/chainguards-stay-protectors-kickstands/vo-wheel-stabilizer.html

You could use one of these, or a strap around the front wheel and top tube
12-04-11, 11:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By Maxwell

Grip it and rip it! As someone who owns six...

Grip it and rip it!

As someone who owns six bikes, I can appreciate having the right bike for the job, but it won't hold you back much riding the long tail unless you're trying to do a very...
05-16-10, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By Maxwell

Those rims are plenty wide, They'll be fine. I...

Those rims are plenty wide, They'll be fine. I run big apple 60mm(2.3") tires ghetto tubeless on a mavic ex325 with no problems. 32mm outside width. I find 1.1 to 2.2x the rim's outer width is a good...
05-12-10, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By Maxwell

Gallery number one has photos of a real...

Gallery number one has photos of a real prototype, not as purdy as the renders.
07-14-09, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Maxwell

The Pictures and article are from before the...

The Pictures and article are from before the start,

Front hub is a dynamo for light and charging gizmos like the SPOT tracker.
07-14-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,563
Posted By Maxwell

Deanna Adams Finishes the Tour Divide MTB race on fixed.

2,745 miles, 200,000 feet of climbing, Off-road, Self-supported.

Beater fixie conversion, no spandex,

Epic.

http://www.xo-1.org/2009/06/deanna-adams-tackles-tour-divide.html
05-04-09, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By Maxwell

Yeah, I'd agree, pedicab chassis.

Yeah, I'd agree, pedicab chassis.
04-15-09, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,959
Posted By Maxwell

I wouldn't worry about a bike being spaced too...

I wouldn't worry about a bike being spaced too wide. You can just add a washer or two to the hub, and/or squeeze the dropouts in a bit on a steel bike.
03-18-09, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,136
Posted By Maxwell

The metal ones often bend, and the plastic ones...

The metal ones often bend, and the plastic ones often break. I bet it'd be rather simple to use an old chainguard as a form for making a fiberglass one. I've got some epoxy and glass cloth around, I...
03-16-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By Maxwell

BB7's definitely have the best bang for the buck....

BB7's definitely have the best bang for the buck. I like that they modulate better than v-brakes, and aren't dependent on the condition of your rim.
02-05-09, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,895
Posted By Maxwell

It really depends on your reach. I'm 6'1" and...

It really depends on your reach. I'm 6'1" and ride a 20" Big Dummy, but it's on the big side. If you plan on running handlebars that sweep back much, I'd definitely go for 20". If you're using...
11-17-08, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By Maxwell

I run them on my big dummy. They're great for a...

I run them on my big dummy. They're great for a quick run to the store, but do poke your feet a bit. I figure if I'm riding more than 2 miles, it worth the time to put bike shoes on. Nice being able...
09-06-08, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By Maxwell

A ped telling you to get on the sidewalk? ...

A ped telling you to get on the sidewalk?

My brain hurts.

Especially 'cause you were riding with a trailer.

Maybe she was joking? I have a friend that is fond of yelling "Get a car!" from...
08-29-08, 01:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By Maxwell

Looks like tons of room. My dad's bike a nexus...

Looks like tons of room. My dad's bike a nexus running a 45mm chain line, I held a 52t ring up next to it and used the good ol' eyecrometer :) Looks like it would have as much room with a 52 as my...
08-28-08, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Maxwell

Either try to score a used one, or get a little...

Either try to score a used one, or get a little $60 cylinder that you can carry by bike to get filled. MIG is so much nicer than flux core. Better control, less messy, no slag to clean off before you...
08-28-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,334
Posted By Maxwell

It's probably a one-off, prototype, or some...

It's probably a one-off, prototype, or some engineering student's project.
08-28-08, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,341
Posted By Maxwell

I really don't get why they like modern beach...

I really don't get why they like modern beach cruiser bars so much. Way too long and flexy, i think bars like the albatross or north road make for much better control. Or just some more reasonable...
08-27-08, 03:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 20,296
Posted By Maxwell

I spray some on a rag and wipe my frame down with...

I spray some on a rag and wipe my frame down with it, also suspension fork stanchions as mentioned before. less mud sticks to the bike. On bikes with disc brakes, i do the sidewalls and rims. Only...
08-27-08, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,553
Posted By Maxwell

The powdercoat jobs on my big dummy and my dad's...

The powdercoat jobs on my big dummy and my dad's crosscheck are quite good, pretty much as good as the custom job I had done on my track bike. It's not invincible, but it is loads more durable than...
08-27-08, 12:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By Maxwell

I've got a Topeak MTX that's been shifted around...

I've got a Topeak MTX that's been shifted around from bike to bike. $29 at REI, tubular aluminum, quite solid. I'd definitely recommend it.
08-26-08, 01:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,077
Posted By Maxwell

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetai...

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=98894-000000717-OX2550&lpage=none

That would be the lowes MAPP/Oxy setup. I've tried brazing with a regular MAPP torch, which would be...
08-18-08, 03:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Maxwell

If you just lock a little higher up, you should...

If you just lock a little higher up, you should be able to avoid touching the chain, right? Not that you'll cause any problems for your chain, just get your lock greasy.
Forum: Touring
08-13-08, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Maxwell

Well, my REI still has them in 26", and they're...

Well, my REI still has them in 26", and they're almost certain to get marked down later in the year, especially if next year's model is substantially different.
Forum: Commuting
08-13-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,515
Posted By Maxwell

I agree on this point. What I'd really love is a...

I agree on this point. What I'd really love is a tailight with 4 LEDs at 1/2 or 1/4 watt. I really think that'd be better than a single 1 or 2watt, and have a wider beam. Maybe I'll mod an old 2AA...
08-13-08, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Maxwell

That light is designed to be powered by a dynamo,...

That light is designed to be powered by a dynamo, so no flashing, on when rolling.

However, this nifty little battery-powered light they have is exactly what i was talking about building.
...
08-13-08, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 401
Posted By Maxwell

Hmm, there are plenty of vintage and new but...

Hmm, there are plenty of vintage and new but retro looking dynamo lights. Also very retro function wise.

Such as this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310073554276

How...
08-13-08, 06:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,771
Posted By Maxwell

Those aren't that much wider than your standard...

Those aren't that much wider than your standard beefy BMX rim, I think 30mm is pretty typical. The chart on Sheldon's site, as he noted is pretty conservative, you should be fine. I don't find a rim...
Forum: Touring
08-11-08, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By Maxwell

Also, a Topeak morph pump...

Also, a Topeak morph pump (http://www.topeak.com/products/Mini-Pumps/RoadMorphG) is a great way to stop breaking valve stems.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,515
Posted By Maxwell

oops

oops
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 06:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Maxwell

I walk on mine a TON, and still get plenty of...

I walk on mine a TON, and still get plenty of miles. They will look worn down to nothing, and still hold great. If you can pop a foot out by pulling straight up, that's when it's time to change them.
Forum: Commuting
08-10-08, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,515
Posted By Maxwell

Okay, as far as reflectors, there are lots of...

Okay, as far as reflectors, there are lots of situations where they don't work, that is why you need bright lights.

But, in the situations where reflectors do work, i can tell you they are very...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By Maxwell

As far as your difficulty clipping in, you're...

As far as your difficulty clipping in, you're using them with mountain shoes?

Make sure you aren't getting any interference from the tread. clip the shoes into your pedals then take your feet out,...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-08, 04:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 898
Posted By Maxwell

Another option, try some ergon grips and maybe an...

Another option, try some ergon grips and maybe an adjustable stem, and build up a 700c wheelset. A full suspension bike with 700x28's on it rides pretty nice, they're about the same diameter as...
08-09-08, 03:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,425
Posted By Maxwell

According to the wikipedia:...

According to the wikipedia: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lane_splitting)



I myself am in los angeles, california, and frequently lane-split in gridlock. I imagine people do this everywhere on...
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