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06-17-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,890
Posted By kevbo

Finally found a nice big basket so Maxwell could...

Finally found a nice big basket so Maxwell could go too. First outing to off-leash park, and he did great! Elroy up front is an old hand at this...he jumps into that front basket when I give him...
08-15-17, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,811
Posted By kevbo

This is a common misconception. The ambient...

This is a common misconception.

The ambient pressure in Denver will rarely be greater than 25"Hg and Mt. Evans ambient pressure is going to be a good 8-9"Hg lower than Denver.

This is because...
08-15-17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By kevbo

Pretty sure amberwolf is a she...and she's good...

Pretty sure amberwolf is a she...and she's good people.
08-15-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,717
Posted By kevbo

V-brakes or disks have enough power to skid the...

V-brakes or disks have enough power to skid the tires, so "power" means nothing. Being able to smoothly _control_ the braking ("modulation") is important to maximise braking while maintaining...
08-14-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,439
Posted By kevbo

My concern with narrowing the trailer would be...

My concern with narrowing the trailer would be stability in turns. We ended up crashing our tandem a couple of times when I took a turn too fast when pulling the dog trailer, (1st generation burley...
08-14-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,580
Posted By kevbo

I have carried the ortlieb back-rollers on a...

I have carried the ortlieb back-rollers on a Surly front nice-rack. I also have the rear nice-rack and was able to set the clips on the ortliebs up so that they work well front or rear without...
08-14-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,628
Posted By kevbo

If it is the Shimano 8sp IGH, I'd be leery of...

If it is the Shimano 8sp IGH, I'd be leery of that on a cargo bike. The one I broke was on a commuter bike that I never loaded heavy, as it was a 70's vintage 27" frame (both wheels, and seat tube)...
08-14-17, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,587
Posted By kevbo

Another vote for the vaude rain cape. The open...

Another vote for the vaude rain cape. The open bottom keeps you cool and dry...water proof jackets end up as wet inside as outside with even moderate pedaling effort. Also it self-stores into it's...
09-01-16, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,530
Posted By kevbo

My work circumstances have changed, so I am no...

My work circumstances have changed, so I am no longer able to bicycle commute, but did so nearly every day (all but perhaps 10 days/year) for a couple years.

And I have done a fair amount of...
08-25-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,295
Posted By kevbo

The headset supplied was very poor, a cane creek...

The headset supplied was very poor, a cane creek replacement is working well. I am not thrilled with how the panniers strap closed....secure but not at all convenient.

It is not handy that the...
06-26-14, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By kevbo

I am re-animating this zomby thread for an...

I am re-animating this zomby thread for an update: the big apple tires have greatly reduced flats, but the odd thorn still sneaks into the tube.

The Cobra tubes make swapping in a tube fairly...
04-24-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,227
Posted By kevbo

I used to break lots of spokes before I learned...

I used to break lots of spokes before I learned to build my own wheels. No broken spokes on the 8 wheels I have built.




First off, know that spokes rarely break due to overload, they break...
11-30-13, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,527
Posted By kevbo

Not sure about the Boda Boda, but my Mundo came...

Not sure about the Boda Boda, but my Mundo came with anodized rims without a machined braking surface. The braking improves greatly when the anodize wears off, which takes a while because it is very...
09-02-13, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,890
Posted By kevbo

Labor Day picnic in the park. One propane BBQ...

Labor Day picnic in the park. One propane BBQ grill, 20# propane bottle, spare 5# bottle, ice chest ( full when I left home) , 13x9' fly screen gazebo, 4 folding chairs. Probably the biggest load...
05-03-13, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,659
Posted By kevbo

When I load up the front rack on my all-rounder (...

When I load up the front rack on my all-rounder ( built on a Surly CrossCheck) the steering gets noticeably heavier, but it is very stable, more so than without a load. I'd porteur bikes had low...
04-03-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,550
Posted By kevbo

You only need to do that for turns if your bike...

You only need to do that for turns if your bike is three wheeled or has a sidecar that prevents it from leaning, or if you are in the habit of hanging way off the bike in turns, or throw the bike...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-01-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,592
Posted By kevbo

I picked one of these up last week. I posted...

I picked one of these up last week. I posted some first impressions in another thread:...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-31-13, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,495
Posted By kevbo

I picked one of these up. With the 20% coupon...

I picked one of these up. With the 20% coupon and my dividend I was only about 150bucks out of pocket. I am a bike nerd, but this is my first folder. I don't know how to tell a Tern from a Dahon. ...
03-18-13, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,781
Posted By kevbo

Also replace any spoke that shows the slightest...

Also replace any spoke that shows the slightest mark from the chain. Even a small scratch causes stress concentration, and that spoke will break soon... Maybe not the next 20 miles, but likely...
01-26-13, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By kevbo

I have had my yuba Mundo for a year now, and only...

I have had my yuba Mundo for a year now, and only have about 600 miles on it. In that year I put 4200 miles on the other bikes with computers plus around 800 on the fixie which I refuse to put an...
12-13-12, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,246
Posted By kevbo

There is no reason a 4 wheel trailer must be...

There is no reason a 4 wheel trailer must be unstable. As has been mentioned ( in British English) multi- trailer semi trucks are done at freeway speeds.

There are some practical considerations...
11-21-12, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By kevbo

On a loaded longtail or a tandem, it is often...

On a loaded longtail or a tandem, it is often possible to skid the front wheel (almost certain to cause a crash) before the rear wheel lifts. On a half-bike the rear brake is only a backup on...
11-19-12, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 150,890
Posted By kevbo

Looks to me like you carried a Box Fan and a...

Looks to me like you carried a Box Fan and a bicycle on that broom, good job!
10-26-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,243
Posted By kevbo

That would give 147 gear combinations. Wonder...

That would give 147 gear combinations. Wonder what the total range was?
10-15-12, 04:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,604
Posted By kevbo

It would be fine if every motorist yielded to...

It would be fine if every motorist yielded to bicycles. That will never happen IMO. That being the case, the rare ones that do just make things worse, most if the time. Worst I have seen was one...
10-14-12, 08:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By kevbo

Starting a pet thread without posting photos is a...

Starting a pet thread without posting photos is a violation of all that is holy.
10-01-12, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By kevbo

Nice work Jawnn! Do you have any more...

Nice work Jawnn!

Do you have any more photos, especially of the work in progress? It looks like you lengthened the steerer on a BMX fork, I am especially curious about how that was done.
09-30-12, 07:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,851
Posted By kevbo

Saw this on FB and thought it needed to be in...

Saw this on FB and thought it needed to be in this thread. I know nothing about the photo bike or rider except what we see:
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09-29-12, 09:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,010
Posted By kevbo

"I live in New Mexico...getting rained on is a...

"I live in New Mexico...getting rained on is a privilege, and a rare one. "
09-13-12, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By kevbo

David Hembrow seems to be trying to get out of...

David Hembrow seems to be trying to get out of the basket business, I think part of it is that he is having trouble sourcing the willow he prefers to use, but he still lists
a few "stock" baskets...
09-13-12, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,326
Posted By kevbo

That is very nice. You have avoided one of the...

That is very nice. You have avoided one of the great evils of many trailer designs, and placed the floor much lower than the axle(s). Also, you relied on the strength of the tote, and resisted the...
08-01-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By kevbo

I stop on the way home from other trips...mostly...

I stop on the way home from other trips...mostly my work commute. Buying a week of groceries at once was not the norm before cars and must-have-a-car suburbs. Use a bike on a bike's terms...don't...
06-16-12, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,099
Posted By kevbo

MTB crankset + road FD?

MTB crankset + road FD?
06-15-12, 06:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By kevbo

Ah, that explains why the blinker is never turned...

Ah, that explains why the blinker is never turned off!
05-16-12, 09:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,700
Posted By kevbo

I've had good experience with this vendor in...

I've had good experience with this vendor in Holland:
http://www.dutchbikebits.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=43...
05-03-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,273
Posted By kevbo

As mentioned above, the high end groups normally...

As mentioned above, the high end groups normally offer one or two of the latest features, and offer the lowest weight. Mid range groups are a few grams heavier, but usually perform as well or...
05-03-12, 07:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 702
Posted By kevbo

Civia Halstead Deal Spotted

The Halstead is a Baker's/Butcher's/Low Gravity/Bike Truck style cargo bike, but with gears. Universal cycles has one on closeout:
...
04-11-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 11,367
Posted By kevbo

Almost certainly not a fixie. You have to...

Almost certainly not a fixie. You have to experience San Francisco to really appreciate how steep the hills are. In many places the sidewalks are stairs. Gearing that you could spin with at 35 mph...
04-11-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,077
Posted By kevbo

And where, pray tell, would one find said blog?

And where, pray tell, would one find said blog?
04-09-12, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,255
Posted By kevbo

You are spreading the (approximately) equal...

You are spreading the (approximately) equal braking energy over less area: Does it take longer to sand a small end table, or a large dining table? Because the tires are about the same profile, but...
03-31-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,851
Posted By kevbo

I have put some thought into this one. My...

I have put some thought into this one. My experiences with hang gliders and even just R/C planes makes me think 1/2 sheet is the limit of what I would try to haul on a bike. Even on calm days we get...
03-24-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,879
Posted By kevbo

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%...

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Di7z7lUaIkeM&v=i7z7lUaIkeM&gl=US
03-23-12, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By kevbo

Not a transport, but I run just one bag on my...

Not a transport, but I run just one bag on my Mundo. Having the other side open for large items is handy. On grocery runs I have carried cases of seltzer, 10lb bags of spuds, stuff like that.
03-11-12, 01:54 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,490
Posted By kevbo

As others have said 4130 has been welded into...

As others have said 4130 has been welded into strong, safe aircraft since before WW2. Part of the technique is to work indoors in a heated, draft free shop. One book I have says not to even allow...
03-11-12, 01:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,490
Posted By kevbo

A welded joint can be fine, but it is up to the...

A welded joint can be fine, but it is up to the skill and technique of the craftsman doing the job. After the weld is cleaned and painted it is difficult if not impossible to judge the quality of...
03-11-12, 01:08 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,806
Posted By kevbo

Salt, both from roads and sea air can cause...

Salt, both from roads and sea air can cause pretty serious corrosion on aluminum. Depends on the alloy, fabrication technique, etc. Castings are particularly vulnerable.
03-11-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,981
Posted By kevbo

I measured the ERD using the same nipples I will...

I measured the ERD using the same nipples I will build the wheel with. I measured at two diameters, 90 degrees apart, and they were equal. Annoyingly, Weinmann doesn't provide a number for this...
03-10-12, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,981
Posted By kevbo

Wheel building data: Weinmann 27" LP18 & Origin-8 sealed bearing front track hub.

Googled the heck out of this, and came up dry, but google indexes bike forum threads nicely, so hopefully this will help someone in the future:

Weinmann 27" LP18 ERD=616mm, no offset on the spoke...
03-09-12, 08:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,495
Posted By kevbo

The big apples come in sizes more appropriate for...

The big apples come in sizes more appropriate for the Mundo...pretty similar tires.
03-08-12, 03:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,221
Posted By kevbo

Ride what works for you. Wide soft saddles are...

Ride what works for you. Wide soft saddles are not great for really long rides for in-shape folks, but if that is what gets you on the path to fitness, all is good. As you lose weight and get...
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