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|06-09-2015, 10:12 AM||#21 (permalink)|
If you like building bikes, keep an eye on your local dumpsters. I was taking a lunchtime stroll around my office a couple weeks back and witnessed someone stop and toss a bike in the dumpster behind the building. It turns out it was a 90's vintage Giant road bike. I probably looked pretty funny pulling it out of the dumpster and stuffing it in my Jag, but it turns out is was perfectly fine other than scratched paint, a slightly bent wheel and rotten rubber. I gave it to my buddy since he likes to tinker with old bikes.
Who throws out a perfectly good bike? Even if it is junk, recycle that stuff...
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|06-11-2015, 07:45 AM||#23 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Recumbents are still unusual enough that they attract the attention of drivers, so visibility is not really an issue. Also, around here anyway, almost all drivers will see a pothole smaller than 12" across and try to avoid running a wheel over it. If they dont see a recumbent, they re probably drunk, talking on a cellphone or actively trying to not look where they re going.
|06-12-2015, 12:54 AM||#26 (permalink)|
I'm also finding I'm not digging the drop bars as much as most people seem to. Something about staring at the ground with my butt jacked up in the air just isn't as tolerable as it was 15 years ago...also, I lack the necessary E.T. fingers to comfortably grip the brakes in "I need to stop RIGHT NOW" situations. I'm going to snag some mustache bars since I know I like them, and play around with different brake set ups. Maybe some bar end style, just go all out with the British path racer theme.
Things I would like to purchase with American dollars:
1: Dragon barrel plugs!
I moved across the country, if you live in Louisiana hit me up!
Last edited by Melvin; 06-12-2015 at 01:01 AM.
|06-12-2015, 09:09 PM||#27 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Clinton, MO
I b da fat one
If loud pipes save lives imagine what bright pink helmets could do.
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|06-12-2015, 09:34 PM||#28 (permalink)|
Well, all this bike talk has gotten me in a buying (and soon tinkering) mood. Just responded to two craigslist ads. Of course the ones I want are both month old postings, so they're probably gone, but here's to being hopeful.
One's an old huffy cruiser that will perfect if I can ever find that breadloaf seat I want for it, and maybe some new handlebars. It's got this big ape hangers on it now, but they might be comfortable.
They other is a steal of a deal on a recumbent. Never even tried one of those before, but I've always wanted to, just the cost on most you can find is just crazy high.
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