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Old 09-23-2013, 02:39 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Old 09-23-2013, 10:27 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Built up a winter beater from a beat up and spray painted women's mountain bike. Supposed to be as undesirable as possible while being as fun and usable as possible. Converted from about 15 speeds to single speed, Schwinn bars, coaster brake Schwinn rear, huge rack, etc. I had most of the parts lying around from other projects. Looks pretty terrible

I'm going to haul a cast iron exhaust manifold and two sawhorses to work tomorrow on it. Who needs a trailer? Ha! It cruises at a good clip.


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Old 09-25-2013, 01:39 PM   #203 (permalink)
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Old 09-25-2013, 02:02 PM   #204 (permalink)
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The rest of this article from Scientific American is what launched much of the work in aerodynamics for bicycles.

The Pink Terror could use a front brake if hauling heavy items.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:34 PM   #205 (permalink)
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My commuter bikes - past and present
The Ron Cooper fixie– sold it to make space
90something Mongoose Zuma – sold it to make space
Diamondback Voyager – Recently stolen, dammit!
Univega Alpina – Sold the bike, kept the motor kit
1976 Western Flyer -Sold the bike, motor kit, fork, hubs, etc
Univega Rover with 24v/450w e-motor – Still have it
KHS softail Comp – Still have it
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:40 AM   #206 (permalink)
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Built up this bentech this summer. Put about 350 miles on it. Some of those were commute/errand type miles.

It is a great design and was available in plans, bent tubes or an unpainted frame. I wanted to hurry and get rolling so I went with the unpainted frame and used salvaged bike parts and a few new parts (wheels, cassette and chain).

I have access to a bunch of piper cub lift struts (FAA made unusable by grand edict). I am thinking of making a rans rifle or bacchetta clone (the bentech calls for a bent tube and the "aero" profile of the lift struts may not bend that well.
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:20 AM   #207 (permalink)
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Not the fastest or most practical form of transportation but an absolute blast to ride in all sorts of terrain.



The best thing is I can break my 36" wheel up to make the whole thing fit in my checked luggage when I am traveling.
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:54 PM   #208 (permalink)
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I have my 5 posts now so pics attached this time.
My commuter bikes
The Ron Cooper fixie– Sold it to make space

90something Mongoose Zuma – sold it to make space

Diamondback Voyager – Recently stolen, dammit!

Univega Alpina – Sold the bike, kept the motor kit

1976 Western Flyer -Sold the bike, motor kit, fork, hubs, etc

Univega Rover with 24v/450w e-motor – Still have it

KHS softail Comp – Still have it
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #209 (permalink)
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Wheelbender, what is the set up of the motor on the second to last?
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Old 11-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #210 (permalink)
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bestclimb -Next to last is a 24v450w Currie kit. I bought it used for a couple hundred bucks. It's stock. I may go with Lithium Ion batteries when the stock SLA pack expires.

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