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03-27-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By HPJeep

No it's not hard for straight steel tubing. ...

No it's not hard for straight steel tubing. Compound curved hydroformed aluminum would be harder.
03-27-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By HPJeep

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I didn't wrap the welds but it's still hard to see the clear car...
03-27-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By HPJeep

Wrapping the bike

Went to the local Tint World to see if they'd sell clear vinyl car wrapping material to protect the paint on my bike. They sell 3M, Luminar and other brands. They guy was amused when I told him of...
Forum: Commuting
03-22-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By HPJeep

Thank you! I'll do some research on racks. ...

Thank you! I'll do some research on racks. Found a good thread here on mirrors so I can get one ordered. I may order the kickstand and see if I can make it work. If not I can always sell it.
Forum: Commuting
03-18-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,055
Posted By HPJeep

Outfitting Breezer Doppler

I just got a new 2018 Breezer Doppler Cafe this week. I was told by my LBS that a kickstand cannot be fitted due to the hydraulic line and derailleur cable running under the bottom bracket and due to...
08-09-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By HPJeep

I agree wholeheartedly with you Bianchigirll. ...

I agree wholeheartedly with you Bianchigirll. That is part of my plan but I'm still debating on battery vs dynamo for the main light.
08-09-09, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By HPJeep

Egads! That has to be so bright as to blind...

Egads! That has to be so bright as to blind oncoming drivers. Also the price is a bit too high. I meant to say to leaving pricing out in order to find a light that suits my needs and then I'll do...
08-07-09, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By HPJeep

Dynamo/battery light for bad night vision?

I have been blessed with bad night vision and am shopping around for a good headlight/tail light for my bike. I really want to go the dynamo route for the ability to jump on and go but I am not...
07-07-09, 05:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,708
Posted By HPJeep

Here's another term to muddy up the waters: LUX....

Here's another term to muddy up the waters: LUX. What is lux in comparison to lumens? I saw a German bike light company use lux but not any other term.
07-06-09, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By HPJeep

Thanks ya'll. I use the Hitch Haul for lots of...

Thanks ya'll. I use the Hitch Haul for lots of stuff and really didn't want to buy an expensive bike hauler. My project might be a bit neanderthal but it was cheap, safe and effective. I'm a bit...
07-05-09, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,006
Posted By HPJeep

My $5.00 Big Dummy hauler

So I finally bit the bullet and got the Big Dummy complete in red through Xtracycle's custom color program. Only changes I made to the bike was the handlebars, tires and added Electra fenders. ...
06-05-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By HPJeep

Nice. I'll have to post my pics once it gets...

Nice. I'll have to post my pics once it gets finished.
05-15-09, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By HPJeep

Thanks ya'll! I forgot to tell everybody that my...

Thanks ya'll! I forgot to tell everybody that my riding style is upright so I'm not in the aero style of riding in which a visor can cut down on visibility. I checked the suggested links and now...
05-14-09, 05:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By HPJeep

My motorcycle helmet is a motorcross style helmet...

My motorcycle helmet is a motorcross style helmet and it does not obstruct my view of the road but works great for keeping the sun out of my eyes.
05-14-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By HPJeep

I do wear sunglasses but also need something to...

I do wear sunglasses but also need something to keep the sunlight out of my eyes. For those who answered by saying to wear a hat under the helmet doesn't that defeat the purpose of the protection a...
05-14-09, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,143
Posted By HPJeep

Helmet with big visor

I need a helmet with a baseball cap sized visor. Bright sunlight really hurts my eyes and baseball caps really helps. Any brands and models with huge ol' honkin' visors? I have seen puny ones at...
04-02-09, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By HPJeep

Thanks for your advice ya'll. I'm still new to...

Thanks for your advice ya'll. I'm still new to the custom bike thing and never had wheels taken apart, painted and reassembled. Just did not know what powdercoating would do to the nipple holes. ...
04-01-09, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By HPJeep

So the concensus is not to powdercoat the...

So the concensus is not to powdercoat the original BD rims? Anybody want to chime in? I need to let the builder know what to do. Thanks.
03-31-09, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By HPJeep

Thanks for the reply Oldfolksmashers. I am...

Thanks for the reply Oldfolksmashers. I am getting the frame and forks powdercoated along with the V-rack and kickback. I figured I'd have them break down the wheels and powdercoat the rims the...
03-30-09, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By HPJeep

Powdercoating factory BD wheels?

So I am having the factory wheels on the Big Dummy powdercoated but the builder told me they do not recommend it due to some rubber grommets on the wheels that the nipples go through. They said the...
03-25-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By HPJeep

How about pics of the lights and pics of how...

How about pics of the lights and pics of how they're mounted? Thanks!
03-06-09, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By HPJeep

Thanks Abneycat for the excellent info. So cromo...

Thanks Abneycat for the excellent info. So cromo is not only lighter but stiffer and resists bending more too? Basically just a stronger overall steel if the same gauge tubing of high tensile and...
03-05-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By HPJeep

Oops I forgot to add that I'm thinking of getting...

Oops I forgot to add that I'm thinking of getting a longtail bike soon if that even matters to this discussion.
03-05-09, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By HPJeep

Steel vs steel?

What are the pros and cons of Chrome moly steel versus High Tensile steel? I think for a bike frame High Tensile would be fine but I keep hearing about how chromo is the way to go. Why is that? If...
03-05-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,480
Posted By HPJeep

Around $750 in the Austin area. I've been...

Around $750 in the Austin area. I've been eyeballing one and considered putting two baskets on the rear for a grocery getter.
03-02-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,537
Posted By HPJeep

I'm curious too about accessories for the Mundo.

I'm curious too about accessories for the Mundo.
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