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01-18-09, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By travesties

I discovered that I could tow a bike with another...

I discovered that I could tow a bike with another bike that had a sufficient rear rack. With bungies and strips of innertube, or a piece of protective foam.

It has a tendency to endanger the...
12-11-08, 02:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,919
Posted By travesties

From an old unicycle, with a forged hub, I am...

From an old unicycle, with a forged hub, I am building a 700c unicycle.
Its waiting to be welded together but I am still pondering my options on that.

I have to fix both my tallbikes, for one a...
12-10-08, 10:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By travesties

how about this, forward motion can be useful, and...

how about this, forward motion can be useful, and even fun.

This is why bikes are not usually designed with fat flat tired wheels to enable standing up while still. Because they would suck at...
12-10-08, 04:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By travesties

The answer to the original question, or example...

The answer to the original question, or example if you want is

Bikes are not usually designed for balancing while not rolling.
12-09-08, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,978
Views: 198,243
Posted By travesties

I have to admit, I did not read the entire...

I have to admit, I did not read the entire thread.
For me helmet use is determined by what a person values, and head/brain safety is only one on a large continuum of things we value differently. You...
12-09-08, 12:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

The third wheel. I don't know what they were...

The third wheel. I don't know what they were thinking. it just adds weight to the overall machine, and the force it produces is minimal and is not a factor. People seem to be entranced, and...
12-09-08, 12:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By travesties

Its vexing. I think there is pixie dust in...

Its vexing.

I think there is pixie dust in there too. Like how an animal that walks on two legs, but not more, has the necessary aptitude, maybe.

how about counter steering. wikipedia says that...
12-09-08, 11:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By travesties

Ok, does Campy make pixie dust? where can I buy...

Ok, does Campy make pixie dust? where can I buy it?

To many of you, talking about gyroscopics, or the coin rolling on its edge, I disagree. You are both correct that these forces are there and...
12-09-08, 08:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,825
Posted By travesties

Wordbiker and Mark9950. You guys SEEM to be...

Wordbiker and Mark9950. You guys SEEM to be undergoing several misunderstandings. Let me say this thread was going nicely and now I see its stalled. Could it be the conflict turns people off? In my...
12-09-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,982
Posted By travesties

This thread is what I like best about the...

This thread is what I like best about the internets! thanks to the one that bravely started it and those who bravely revealed something embarrassing about themselves in an attempt to help. I think...
12-09-08, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,051
Posted By travesties

I can remeber as a 13 yo, having my puffy jacket...

I can remeber as a 13 yo, having my puffy jacket tied around my waist flying into the back wheel and producing a hard brake. I fishtailed but somehow my concentration did not lapse and I was able to...
12-04-08, 09:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

Los buenos said >>ok so i have it built, but i...

Los buenos said
>>ok so i have it built, but i am afraid to flip it because the thing practicaly weighs more than i do, does anyone have any tips on losing the nervousness or making flips better...
09-18-08, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,735
Posted By travesties

Better than a few boards to clamp the frames, is...

Better than a few boards to clamp the frames, is steel. Better than angle iron is square stock, etc. Also, check to make sure they are straight, or at least have a bend that is complimentary. You can...
08-05-08, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,488
Posted By travesties

Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this!
07-11-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By travesties

cardboard and also wood

here is a recent report

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/06/meet-the-cardboard-bicycle.php

http://www.treehugger.com/student-designs-cardboard-bicycle.jpg

and here is an old report, from...
05-27-08, 07:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

I can't disagree enough with the above statements.

I can't disagree enough with the above statements.
05-17-08, 02:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

The harness is homemade. I have not had...

The harness is homemade.

I have not had any trouble with concussions.
03-28-08, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,423
Posted By travesties

From bike kill in brooklyn, maker unknown to me ...

From bike kill in brooklyn, maker unknown to me
http://flickr.com/photos/redridinghoodproductions/60293334/
03-27-08, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 17,709
Posted By travesties

Just my opinions here: A bike w/ trailer is...

Just my opinions here:
A bike w/ trailer is basically the easiest route to Big puppy transport. Easier to ride/store/aquire, but not a particularly exciting welding project :)

A sidecar is a...
03-19-08, 04:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

Payphone: The mecha-*****nic monowheel! A much...

Payphone: The mecha-*****nic monowheel! A much more _involved_ expert level bike project, I agree! Best of luck getting it off the drawing board.

Eaglo>I'm not sure if it's kinetic energy or...
03-13-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

Flip bike

The ring measures 7ft. Eaglo: Inertia is based on mass, so unless I get fatter or balder then inertia is constant. I can change the *moment* of inertia though. I think you perhaps refer to angular...
02-19-08, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,862
Posted By travesties

actually

that is not a scallywags bike, the one you show was an inspiration for this one on the video which I completed in 2008. Yay Scallys! And thanks to west town bikes for their assistance in the project.
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