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Old 12-17-2014, 01:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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The home office of Stan's NoTubes is just up the road, so yes it is on my wish list for my aero bike.

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Old 12-18-2014, 09:39 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Nice. I'm going through hell trying to get (commission) tubeless 24x80 rims for my new fatbike, so if you can find rims for sale you're halfway there. If you need any pointers, feel free to ask; my friend has done it many times and has the process down (with nothing but a rim strip/split tube and Slime).
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Small update, got a flat the other day, and decided that while I had the rear tyre off, I should replace it with something better. So off came my good condition 20x1.75 road slick, to be replace by a 20x1.75 road slick. But this new one was rated to 65psi instead of 40. The decrease in rolling resistance was... dramatic... as was the decrease in squirm going around corners at high speed. Only cost me $10 too. And with the rear suspension design, there was no discernible difference in ride quality.

Next project I think I'll be doing a rear suspension recumbent trike. I chanced across some plans for a rim-braked bmx wheel trike. So after some minor changes to the plans to use the parts I have access to I'll build that. And enclose it, so that I can do a completely car-free lifestyle trial AND survive the ice water that passes for rain here.
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Old 01-09-2015, 09:10 PM   #34 (permalink)
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This shape is the best one I've found. It is similar to the Morelli/Aptera body. Plans for the sailplane are free online. The curves are all simple arcs rather than exponential curves.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Any update? How is the project coming along?
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:26 PM   #36 (permalink)
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The previously mention ice water that passes as rain has dampened my spirits regarding building things. Also finances... But I've sold my spare car now so finance can look up. Maybe by the end of the year...
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:12 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Wow. I did not realize that you were in Australia--or at least didn't fully appreciate it would mean WINTER IS NOW. Hang in there...
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:49 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Actually I'm in New Zealand now (further south, it snowed on me last week). And have a company supplied vehicle. 2008 Daihatsu/Toyota Boon/Passo/Sirion in 1.0L manual trim. So the fuel I don't pay for goes really far anyway. Pity I'm limited in what mods I can do to it...

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