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Old 04-17-2010, 12:33 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I have a bike trailer, but this computer will not copy/paste well; hope this works-

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With the new batteries, I also went from a 15 to 50 controller (whatever that means). The accelaration more than doubled, so now I am afaid to tow the trailer- might drag the hitch apart!

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Old 04-24-2010, 01:33 PM   #42 (permalink)
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OK, finally got some free time and nice weather to shoot a photo session



My city bike, a 2005 Jamis Coda. I take it when I go riding in the city, and only when weather permits (dry and not too cold). The tires are too skinny to go off-road, but on pavement they fly. If I ever get a speeding ticket, it'll be on this bike. My Step-Dad calls it the Blue Death Star.



This is my everything bike, a 1996 Trek 850. Replaced almost everything during its 14 years of service. I use it for local errands, year round (yes, the chain is orange from salt rust), carrying up to 50kg of cargo, but also recreational rides like chasing the Wife in the forest (she's fast) or long, multiday bike trips. Below is at the train station in Suwałki in July 2009, at the beginning of our 5-day camping tour of the beautiful northeast corner of Poland.

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Old 04-29-2010, 09:39 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Not really a bicycle anymore, but sure a comfy ride, engine on or off.
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Old 07-29-2010, 01:40 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I finally finished renovating the recumbent trike that I originally built for my handicapped son a few years ago. There were a few things with the original design that I was unhappy with so I stripped it down and gave it a makeover. It had it's maiden voyage yesterday and seems to work well, although I think that I will need to go to a road bike crankset eventually to get some taller gearing. It may never be regular transportation for him, but he finally has a way to enjoy biking again. I may even borrow it once in a while. It's a lot of fun, very different from a regular bike.
There are a few more pics in an album if anyone is interested. Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - puddleglum's Album: Tim's trike
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Old 07-29-2010, 10:57 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Here is a picture of one of my old bikes, a Rans V-Rex.



A have a newer version of the same bike model, which is now my main bicycle. But I haven't gotten around to taking a picture of it yet.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:16 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Just got myself a bike a month ago.
A Giant Cypress DX. It's much heavier than I wanted, but it's extremely comfortable to ride.

Now I can ride to school in 10-15 minutes as opposed to 40 minutes walking. (5 minutes driving for night classes)
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:04 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Not exactly a bicycle I know, but it's what I use for local transport around the township where i live.

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Old 08-04-2010, 01:14 AM   #48 (permalink)
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Not exactly a bicycle I know, but it's what I use for local transport around the township where i live.

That looks like the pedals are connected to the left wheel while the right wheel has an e-hub. I wonder how it handles?

And the best is the dynamo on the e-wheel to power the lights.
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:50 AM   #49 (permalink)
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My tricycle handles really well. In actual practice I don't notice the divided drive at all and whether it's the left or the right or both that are doing the driving my tricycle handles very sweetly.
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Anybody here have thoughts on front wheel drive recumbents?

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