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rino's Avatar Picture rino – December 09, 2007 05:14AM Reply Quote
As started by Binky in land of old ...

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A place to discuss your wheels!

"Use your wheels, that is what they are for." - Hawkwind

ghidorah – May 15, 2008 03:18PM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
Recumbent? I always thought of you as more supine.

John Willoughby – May 15, 2008 06:30PM Reply Quote
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And sublime.

Mokers (Moderator) – May 16, 2008 08:37AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin

Cloudscout – May 16, 2008 10:34AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I get my bike back around 3pm tomorrow. Of course, the weather forecast for next week says it's going to rain every day. So much for beginning my bike-commute to the office.

Cloudscout – May 17, 2008 09:43PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I picked up the bike today. Very cool. I need to bring it back in, though. The spokes aren't tight and there's some wobble in the front wheel because of it. Not a big problem to fix. It definitely does go 25mph, though with normal pedaling on a flat surface.

El Jeffe – May 18, 2008 12:35AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
'bring'?
I would say TAKE it back in.

Cloudscout – May 19, 2008 06:29AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I just grabbed a spoke wrench and tightened it up myself. It works much better now. I ran it until the battery was dead yesterday. I was able to go 15 miles. I pedaled about half the time (I would ordinarily pedal more but I was trying to get a worst-case-scenario estimate of the bike's range). Then I plugged the battery in to charge. It took 5 hours to charge.

I wanted to ride to work today but it's going to rain this afternoon. Tomorrow is supposed to be dry so hopefully I can do it then.

Mokers (Moderator) – May 19, 2008 07:09AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin

Cloudscout – May 20, 2008 06:33AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I survived the morning commute. Exactly 14 miles and it took me 50 minutes.

stan adams – May 20, 2008 08:59AM Reply Quote
That is with the assist? I'm guessing you don't have showers at work or don't want to work up a sweat, right :^)...

Cloudscout – May 20, 2008 09:09AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Oh, we have showers... and I used them when I got here. There were a lot more hills than I had anticipated, though... and I've let myself get fat again. A few weeks of this and I should be able to build my endurance and get the average speed closer to 20mph.

El Jeffe – May 20, 2008 12:03PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
don't die

Cloudscout – May 20, 2008 12:12PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Thanks, Bill.

That's the nicest thing anybody has said to me all day.

El Jeffe – May 20, 2008 01:45PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
i meant it big guy

Cloudscout – May 20, 2008 02:40PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Well, apparently I hadn't tightened things up enough. The spokes got really loose again and I had to have Madaracs come and pick me up. I had made it to the halfway point on the way back home. Now I have to bring the bike back to the shop tomorrow to have them fix it properly.

El Jeffe – May 20, 2008 02:46PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
did you posts pics anywhere yet? What are you....80 years old and no in-your-face multimedia-myspace-flip-video-twitter-rocking crap?

rino – May 21, 2008 02:36AM Reply Quote
In America, the only respectable form of socialism is socialism for the rich.
Saw a guy on a recumbent who appears to be of the same family as the picture we saw earlier in this thread. IT's true, they all look alike.

ghidorah – May 21, 2008 09:07AM Reply Quote
Raise taxes on cavemen. --jw
so what's someone who rides this kinda bike look like?

tliet – May 21, 2008 09:29AM Reply Quote
Wow, that's an oldie, apparently someone's still making them. About 60 years ago most of the delivery people (bakers, milkman etc.) would use one of these.

Nowadays the models are much lighter and much more diverse; you see them everywhere in Amsterdam:




El Jeffe – May 21, 2008 01:54PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
that top picture SO reminds me of chitty chitty bang bang when they round up the kids.

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