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Forum: Folding Bikes 08-17-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 606
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say...

Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say $350 very good price, $250 great price, $150 gotta be stolen.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-13-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,205
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83...

I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83 Fuji Touring Series IV, '85 Trek 720 & '86 Jack Taylor Super (lugged) Tourist. The Fuji doesn't have the cushy ride of the Trek or the stunning looks...
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-11-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,269
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that...

Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that pound for pound steel is much stronger. Unless you can heat treat.

BTW the tongue design shown in my original post was a failure. If I leaned the bike...
Forum: Recumbent 08-08-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,049
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
6 year old to little brother "He made that from a...

6 year old to little brother "He made that from a wheelchair.".

Wrong, but still clever.
Forum: Utility Cycling 08-07-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I made this one...

I made this one (http://www.bikeforums.net/utility-cycling/844205-homebuilt-grocery-cargo-trailer-warning-long.html) 5 years ago and just used it today for a HomeDepot/Target run. The mistake I made...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-23-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
That is the stock threadless headset. There...

That is the stock threadless headset.

There are no plans to go off road except for paved trails. Although If I'd realized that the X5 would work with 8 speeds and was available in a medium cage,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-16-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,262
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_s...

http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_shimano_pods.jpg

I'm a total SunTour BarCon fanboy, and can't imagine anything being even better than perfection. But I have a set of pods and a...
Forum: Recreational & Family 03-16-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,000
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Fun bike build for 7 year old.

I found a used Craigslist 20 wheel Raleigh Rowdy for my Great-Grandson Elijah, a smallish 7 y/o. Despite steel bars, hubs, cranks and seatpost, this is one of the lighter bikes of its type to begin...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-11-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,091
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Low pressure on gravel

When it comes to low pressure, not all tires are created equal. A stiff tire at low pressure is like riding through molasses. A supple tire, preferably with a flattish cross section, is what you...
Forum: Road Cycling 03-10-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
1" threadless steel fork suggestions?

I'm looking for suggestions for a decent quality steel road fork with a 1" threadless steerer.

Preferably under $200, black and with about 370mm from axle to crown race.

My son has a Fuji...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped...

Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped to hear. But better to know now, than to hear about it from an unhappy customer. If 2 rings can be problematic, a triple would be even more likely to...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
More info

I should have included the following from the customer.
" I am currently using Shimano 10 speed Ultegra FD-6603 front shifter with a Ultegra FD-6603 front derailleur. My current crankset is an FSA...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-20-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
10 speed Shimano brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

Has anyone used 10 speed Shimano road brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

I have a customer who needs a shortened 24/36/46 road crank, The 9 speed Andels...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Check out Short Bicycle Cranks...

Check out Short Bicycle Cranks (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/) from Bikesmith Design.
and
Range of Motion Limitations & Crank Length...
Forum: Fitting Your Bike 03-06-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Make sure that whatever you get her has a...

Make sure that whatever you get her has a threaded BB, unless she's strong enough to get by with a single ring. Someone her height will suffer on hills with 170mm cranks. AFAIK the only shortenable...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-06-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,949
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Thank you , Thank you, THANK YOU!

30+ years ago these were included with Cannondale handlebar bags, and I've been trying to find more ever since. I've been making my own for years and I'd be embarrassed to have the Jandd hooks on any...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,949
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Source for Lower Pannier "J" Hooks?

Anyone know where i can find more of these hooks?

507959

I'm not interested in similar or functionally identical substitutes. Just this exact piece or the slightly shorter version.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 03-05-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 20,503
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only...

I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only been about the last 10 of them that I've begun to appreciate riding alone. For 40 years it was almost more of a social activity, either groups or...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA...

Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA Modulus of Elasticity) of aluminum does not vary with heat treatment or forging. Different alloy composition can have a barely measurable, but...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,405
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
The external bearings are clearly shown in the...

The external bearings are clearly shown in the photos.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-19-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
ID help - Fabulous Free Fuji Find, Finest or??????

I was driving down an alley in my neighborhood, the day before garbage/recycling pickup, when I see 2 bikes, a white frame w/components and some wheels, out by a mini-dumpster. Didn't have my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-18-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
1974 Fuji Finest Tubing? Double butted or plain gauge seat tube?

I recently acquired a 1974 Fuji Finest. I think this was supposed to be a pretty high end bike. But the seatpost is only 26.6mm instead of the 27.2mm or so you see with single butted seat tubes.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-18-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,284
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
8, 9, 10 and 11 speed chainring spacing.

Does anyone know the lateral spacing (chainline) from one ring to the next, for doubles and triples, for 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed Shimano compatible indexed shifting?

I my short crank business...
Forum: Utility Cycling 01-15-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 826
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Unusual Long John spotted in '50s movie shot in Italy

I was watching a 1956 English movie* about sports car racing in Italy. In the background of one scene I saw this;
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Looks like a wheelbarrow wheel and dustbins. Small wheel under the load...
Forum: Utility Cycling 12-23-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,232
Posted By MnHPVA Guy
Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.

Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.
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