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00 Offline Mechanickal

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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #210 on: November 04, 2019, 10:09:48 AM
For crying out loud!!

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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #211 on: November 04, 2019, 10:47:53 AM
Hey, I'm Gen Z, not one of those old Millennials! :twak:

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Pretty cool how it has magnets to lock the two halves together.   :)
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #212 on: November 04, 2019, 10:56:07 AM
For crying out loud!!

Giphy and Imgur became true PITAs to share gif files externaly.
Indeed. >:(
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #213 on: November 04, 2019, 05:49:40 PM
....I need some kind of rain poncho....
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #214 on: November 05, 2019, 08:10:11 AM
I don't think he frequents this thread.  ::)

Do/will you take it on public transport?


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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #215 on: November 05, 2019, 12:04:01 PM
Do/will you take it on public transport?
Yes. And locking up at University bike racks. :dwts:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #216 on: January 21, 2020, 10:23:54 PM
well I pulled the trigger on a Kato Ghost 2.9 from 2019
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #217 on: January 21, 2020, 11:40:26 PM
A bike like that is bound to be impressive. :tu:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #218 on: January 24, 2020, 10:57:10 AM
i hope so. only managed to get one ride in that was about 7km. hoped that the weather will be better this weekend
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #219 on: May 15, 2021, 08:02:30 AM
[ALEPHZERO USES THREADNOMANCY!][IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!!]

So yeah, I was biking to the neighboring town on the other day, to get my first covid vaccine jab...

Meanwhile, THIS happened:



IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #220 on: March 04, 2022, 04:48:32 PM
[ALEPHZERO USES THREADNOMANCY!][IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE!!!]

So yeah, I was biking to the neighboring town on the other day, to get my first covid vaccine jab...

Meanwhile, THIS happened:

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IT'S OVER 9000!!!!!  :ahhh :ahhh :ahhh

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Did you hit 9999.9 ?


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Reply #221 on: March 17, 2022, 04:21:39 PM
Did not want to create a new thread just for this. Bud if you are a bike nerd like me you will be following this thread I guess. And if you are into the competitive side of cycling Milan Sanremo is coming up. Any predictions for the most unpredictable race of the season  :D 

I am rooting for Gilbert to complete his Classics wins. He is  pass his prime but hope he pulls it off.



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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #222 on: March 21, 2022, 06:26:43 PM
Did not want to create a new thread just for this. Bud if you are a bike nerd like me you will be following this thread I guess. And if you are into the competitive side of cycling Milan Sanremo is coming up. Any predictions for the most unpredictable race of the season  :D 

I am rooting for Gilbert to complete his Classics wins. He is  pass his prime but hope he pulls it off.

I'm waiting Ronde van Vlaanderen myself, for me it's the start of the season  :dunno:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #223 on: March 21, 2022, 06:29:20 PM
Did you hit 9999.9 ?

And no, I haven't hit that yet, I've been working from home since march 2020  :pok:
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #224 on: March 21, 2022, 07:47:50 PM
I'm waiting Ronde van Vlaanderen myself, for me it's the start of the season  :dunno:

 :ahhh  The strongest can and will always ride away, most of the time anyway. Love that about this race. The better out of the two cobbles classics IMO.


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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #225 on: March 21, 2022, 08:16:38 PM
Not the best of pics but here’s me taking my recumbent trike that I built from roughly 4 diff bikes,,
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #226 on: March 22, 2022, 03:41:50 AM
Not the best of pics but here’s me taking my recumbent trike that I built from roughly 4 diff bikes,,
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Must be very rewarding to ride it after the build. Did it take a lot of planning? Where do you plan on riding it?


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Reply #227 on: March 22, 2022, 12:30:36 PM
Must be very rewarding to ride it after the build. Did it take a lot of planning? Where do you plan on riding it?


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I bought two old bikes off a lady for like $2 each, I had a junky mountain bike, and someone donated one goofy one when I was asking if anyone had any bikes, from that all I did was from mind, no blueprints no planing, (I kinda have a little gift, I can take like 2-2D images and make them 3D and then spin them around and rotate them like the computers do, back when I was like 15 I took a placement test to tell you what you should do in life, my out come one part of the test which dealt with imaging I got every answer correct I was the second person to do so in the state, yet it told me blueprinting) anyway just if I take that part from that bike and cut it there and then take that bike and cut it there I can mount that there to that frame and then there to that part, and with a seizure disorder I can’t weld do to the flashing even though back in the day I could, so everything you see is nut and bolt, I’d like to find someone who could weld it and then I’d paint it..
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Reply #228 on: March 22, 2022, 04:55:53 PM
I bought two old bikes off a lady for like $2 each, I had a junky mountain bike, and someone donated one goofy one when I was asking if anyone had any bikes, from that all I did was from mind, no blueprints no planing, (I kinda have a little gift, I can take like 2-2D images and make them 3D and then spin them around and rotate them like the computers do, back when I was like 15 I took a placement test to tell you what you should do in life, my out come one part of the test which dealt with imaging I got every answer correct I was the second person to do so in the state, yet it told me blueprinting) anyway just if I take that part from that bike and cut it there and then take that bike and cut it there I can mount that there to that frame and then there to that part, and with a seizure disorder I can’t weld do to the flashing even though back in the day I could, so everything you see is nut and bolt, I’d like to find someone who could weld it and then I’d paint it..
JR

Talent and determination... a winning combo  :salute:  I am not an expert but I remember Top Gear keep showing us the failed 3 wheeled car that keeps flipping when cornering. There must be some geometry or trick to stop it from doing that, hence the earlier question.

For casual around the block rides nuts and bolts are fine I think. The most important thing is you got the famous trike/recumbent flag  :tu:


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Reply #229 on: March 23, 2022, 12:44:59 AM
Talent and determination... a winning combo  :salute:  I am not an expert but I remember Top Gear keep showing us the failed 3 wheeled car that keeps flipping when cornering. There must be some geometry or trick to stop it from doing that, hence the earlier question.

For casual around the block rides nuts and bolts are fine I think. The most important thing is you got the famous trike/recumbent flag  :tu:
I can’t be on my own, I need to be escorted so it’s more or less to just take casual rides with the Mrs who never rode a bike before because she lived in Philly where she never needed one, that and she wasn’t good with balance, so a friend bought her a trike for her bday and to see her take her first ride was amazing, I got it on video and a bunch of pics, I even grabbed the kids bike and just rode down the street to the corner with her even though I shouldn’t but I just had to be part of it,
As for the cornering I haven’t had any problems..
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #230 on: March 23, 2022, 03:33:01 AM
I can’t be on my own, I need to be escorted so it’s more or less to just take casual rides with the Mrs who never rode a bike before because she lived in Philly where she never needed one, that and she wasn’t good with balance, so a friend bought her a trike for her bday and to see her take her first ride was amazing, I got it on video and a bunch of pics, I even grabbed the kids bike and just rode down the street to the corner with her even though I shouldn’t but I just had to be part of it,
As for the cornering I haven’t had any problems..
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That will be awesome . 6 wheels, 4 legs, 2 noggins and 1 heck of a story to tell. Best of luck!

Me and my wife rode a tandem before our kid and we had a lot of fun. Tried a few multi day charity rides too, but those were exhausting and stopped doing that


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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #231 on: March 24, 2022, 11:47:46 AM
I am not an expert but I remember Top Gear keep showing us the failed 3 wheeled car that keeps flipping when cornering. There must be some geometry or trick to stop it from doing that, hence the earlier question.

That was probably a Reliant Robin, which had the single wheel at the front which is more unstable (especially with the overhanging shape of the body over it).


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Reply #232 on: March 24, 2022, 03:41:56 PM
That was probably a Reliant Robin, which had the single wheel at the front which is more unstable (especially with the overhanging shape of the body over it).

I see and that makes sense. Not an issue with bicycles and motorcycle trikes I guess.


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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #233 on: April 18, 2022, 06:18:01 AM
I have a delta recumbent which is two wheels at the back and one at the front and indeed you have to be careful cornering with it. Like max 10mph for a tighter turn. Otherwise it suddenly becomes a bike again rather than a trike which is somewhat nerve wracking.
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Re: The Cycling Thread
Reply #234 on: April 18, 2022, 11:23:48 AM
I see and that makes sense. Not an issue with bicycles and motorcycle trikes I guess.


I think, Clarkson, said that in reality they were quite hard to tip over and they had to use weights and camera tricks to actually get them to tip over.

You also have the option to have 2 wheels at the front and one at the back, which should make the vehicle more stable ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-wheeler )
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Reply #235 on: April 18, 2022, 04:44:37 PM
I have a delta recumbent which is two wheels at the back and one at the front and indeed you have to be careful cornering with it. Like max 10mph for a tighter turn. Otherwise it suddenly becomes a bike again rather than a trike which is somewhat nerve wracking.

Love your mental image of it trying to be a bike a again  :rofl:


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Reply #236 on: April 18, 2022, 04:49:20 PM
I think, Clarkson, said that in reality they were quite hard to tip over and they had to use weights and camera tricks to actually get them to tip over.

You also have the option to have 2 wheels at the front and one at the back, which should make the vehicle more stable ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-wheeler )

I am not surprised that it was staged. It's entertaining and that's why we watch. They probably got the idea from Mr. Bean  :rofl:



 

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