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Old 02-22-2013, 10:37 AM   #27511
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Awesome replies

I'm kind of taken by this model. But it looks like it would be a heavy old thing to hustle around.



So something like this but maybe a bit lighter and with real brakes. The other thought I had was to buy a yard sale bike or two and break out the mig welder - but I wouldn't want to subject my little one to my welding skills (or lack of them).
I saw a chick at the local dog park come screaming down the hillside in one of those, like her hair was on fire; she had her dog in the front and that dog looked like he was having the time of his life.

If you're even remotely handy with a welder, then this book might be the answer. I'm at work (and my copy's at home) but I think there's some decent instructions in there for some stuff that might work. ETA; He's got a website - http://atomiczombie.com/

Whatever you decide, POST PICS

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That would probably make my wife very happy she doesn't know about the latest one, yet.

I'm considering taking a hiatus from motos for a year or two to appease her a bit, and because I'm not really having the time for both hobbies, especially with a two year old at home...
Well you know you could send me your motos too, what can I say, I'm a giving guy....
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:56 AM   #27512
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I saw a chick at the local dog park come screaming down the hillside in one of those, like her hair was on fire; she had her dog in the front and that dog looked like he was having the time of his life.

If you're even remotely handy with a welder, then this book might be the answer. I'm at work (and my copy's at home) but I think there's some decent instructions in there for some stuff that might work. ETA; He's got a website - http://atomiczombie.com/

Whatever you decide, POST PICS



Well you know you could send me your motos too, what can I say, I'm a giving guy....
Thanks - will post some pics as soon as we've figured out what to get her. There looks like there's some pretty neat plans on that site.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:29 PM   #27513
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And from the world of ironies, last year when I picked up my new v-strom from the dealer someone backed into my car. Yesterday, when I picked up the Cannondale, someone backed into my car...
If it's any consolation, I got hit Nov 11th and am still dealing with it. I just spent an hour scanning and sending more paperwork to the claims investigator. Ugh! Props to State Farm, though, as they cut me a check for my total loss within a couple days. They told me they'd handle the other driver's insurance company and to not worry about it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:44 PM   #27514
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If it's any consolation, I got hit Nov 11th and am still dealing with it. I just spent an hour scanning and sending more paperwork to the claims investigator. Ugh! Props to State Farm, though, as they cut me a check for my total loss within a couple days. They told me they'd handle the other driver's insurance company and to not worry about it.
Yeah this is nothing that serious, except the guy didn't give me any insurance info. He said he wanted to take care of it himself. I just had the estimate done and it was a hair over $2k. We'll see if he ponies up or not. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt because he was at a bike shop . he had an out of state DL though, which came across as kind of sketchy. The people at the shop seemed to know him.

Worse case scenario: I turn it into my insurance and let them go after him...


Well, as I was typing this the guy called and offered to bring out cash tomorrow morning.


-edit- the guy showed up too. With a wad of cash.

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:44 PM   #27515
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I guess I shouldn't bitch then, huh? No snow round here to speak of this winter.

I just got in from 3hrs. Managed to ride around most of the weather. Got in just as it was starting to rain. ...with a layer of ice on my booties! Thank doG for Gore Tex!
Snow day today! Snowbird powder yesterday, Seattle cement today, with a fine crust like a crème brulée.

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #27516
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Self punted from the show us your bicycle thread

Guess this is the best place to ask a bicycle question? Anyone know what make of tricycle would be worth getting for my 19+ year old daughter? We've looked at a few so far but there doesn't really seem to be any difference in them with the exception of the price. We had hoped to get her something with two wheels out front and at best a 3 speed sturmey-archer type gear set in the rear because she probably wouldn't be able to handle derailleur type gears.

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My daughter is handicapped and has a hard time balancing on a regular bicycle (even though she can ski).
These guys are in Alameda, Ca. and they make some very cool stuff from High wheelers to trikes.

Good luck in finding something for her.

http://www.hiwheel.com/tricycles/index.htm

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Old 02-22-2013, 03:54 PM   #27517
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These guys are in Alameda, Ca. and they make some very cool stuff from High wheelers to trikes.

Good luck in finding something for her.

http://www.hiwheel.com/tricycles/index.htm

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from what he has described, i think the junior port-o-trike would be perfect for her! has an option of a 3 spd hub and coaster brakes...
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:49 PM   #27518
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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is tomorrow AM. If I have the maths right, it starts at 0545 DC time and ends somewhere around 1045 DC time.



Check www.cyclingfans.com for specifics (once they list em!)

If you don't already have some, Gore Bike Wear stuff rawks. Thought I'd point out (again) that between the sleet and rain, I came back to the house with booties covered in ice and was completely dry. I wasn't even wearing my 'waterproof' jacket. Only the Windstopper Phantom jacket.

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Old 02-22-2013, 10:33 PM   #27519
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I saw my first Pedersen bike today.

Very different.

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Old 02-23-2013, 12:05 AM   #27520
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from what he has described, i think the junior port-o-trike would be perfect for her! has an option of a 3 spd hub and coaster brakes...
Holicow that's crucial!
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 AM   #27521
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I saw my first Pedersen bike today.
I've seen those, or something very similar. all thin stay sized tubing. looked a little whippy to me, I dunno. but I didn't ride it, for all I know, its really stiff. the one I saw had a more normal handlebar on it.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:18 AM   #27522
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Carbon Salsa Beargrease, coming soon!

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Old 02-23-2013, 09:16 AM   #27523
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Carbon Salsa Beargrease, coming soon!

There is a funny story behind that.... According to Quali.... er, I mean Salsa. There is no market for that bike.
Then some little company called Minneapolis Bicycle Company showed this and all of the sudden... POOF! There IS a market afterall.



Story here: MPLS Murphy

There is more, but I will save you the drama. Let me just say Q is NOT happy....
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:26 AM   #27524
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There is a funny story behind that.... According to Quali.... er, I mean Salsa. There is no market for that bike.
Then some little company called Minneapolis Bicycle Company showed this and all of the sudden... POOF! There IS a market afterall.

There is more, but I will save you the drama. Let me just say Q is NOT happy....
That's a cool bike.

Well, I hope QBP doesn't do something stupid like the Specialized/Volagi debacle.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:31 AM   #27525
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There is a funny story behind that.... According to Quali.... er, I mean Salsa. There is no market for that bike.
Then some little company called Minneapolis Bicycle Company showed this and all of the sudden... POOF! There IS a market afterall.



Story here: MPLS Murphy

There is more, but I will save you the drama. Let me just say Q is NOT happy....
We're back to elevated chainstays eh? I'm gonna re introduce the roller cam brake, and friction shifting. I have nothing against elevated stays, they give vertical compliance and horizontal stiffness, or is it horizontal compliance and vertical stiffness, or no stiffness, or....
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