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  1. Thread: Meridian II

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    Re: Meridian II

    Well the old frame is long gone. Guess I'll make a new one and make it so I can iterate changes. And yep it's not surprising to see things slow down. Ah, the steady march of time and progress. Glad...
  2. Thread: Meridian II

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    Re: Meridian II

    I'm BAAAAAAaaaaack! It's been 3 years almost to the day since I last posted in this thread. I'd apologize for resurrecting a years old thread, but I see it's the most current in the Meridian topic...
  3. Thread: Crank pullers

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    Re: Crank pullers

    They're often dirty. I'd take some brake cleaner or other solvent and a toothbrush to clean them up, and then try threading your puller again. Go slow, maybe put some grease on the threads if needed....
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    Re: Auto-Saved.... 'How to recover?'

    We run into things like this all the time where I work. Our main systems are web based and browser crashes and other errors can cause the loss of work if we're not careful. If you use Google Chrome,...
  5. Thread: Wheel Options

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    Re: Wheel Options

    http://www.amazon.com/Pro-Wheel-Front-Rim-Position-21-0HORD/dp/B000WJAL5I This one is 7lbs

    http://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/cliff-hanger-559 This is 1.3lbs.

    That doesn't factor in that...
  6. Thread: Wheel Options

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    Re: Wheel Options

    The reason nobody uses them is because they are heavy. "But so are the mild steel frames we build" you say? Yes, true, but they don't spin. And we don't have to spin them. The starting inertia on a...
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    Re: an african bike taxi

    You got it uploaded to imgur just fine, you just have to use the forums code to add it instead of HTML.

    So for this: you'd use http://puu.sh/l7EZd/9397943d44.png

    Hope it helps :) PS- cool...
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    Re: It's all been done before maybe?

    Indeed. When I lived in Reno I enjoyed going to the Harrah's Auto Museum where there were many bicycle-y contraptions on display :)
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    Re: making sense of tire size to purchase

    Sheldon Brown's site goes into this in detail, you ought to give it a read :) I am pretty sure those are sold as 28" these days. Still, read Sheldon. He'll demystify it.
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Congrats on your new ride! I'm glad to hear it all came together in the end :) I like to use http://gmap-pedometer.com to map my routes and get the distances involved. Take care :)
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    Re: Being seen - more than an orange flag?

    I'd love to see some really super bright RGB LED's in a circle, with different patterns for high viz even in full day light.
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    Re: epoxy resin instead of welding

    Why epoxy? Welding is fun :D
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    Re: Hello from the new guy!

    "Crazy" is where the fun is :P Welcome!
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    Re: Retroadster Velocar

    Very nice! I'd be interested in more detailed pictures of the rear end of the chassis, particularly the suspension and drivetrain :)
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    Re: P;aned T bucket for LOML and myself

    Have you confirmed that everything is in round? No wobbly sprockets? They could be off center axially rather than laterally.
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    Re: ode to odd frames

    https://vimeo.com/123066397
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    Re: P;aned T bucket for LOML and myself

    Automotive differential lockers work this way. On a turn, the inside wheel is driven, and the outside wheel freewheels (rather loudly on some of them). Yours should work just fine that way. The...
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    Re: Musical Bearings

    Yeah that's a piece of pro audio gear from the early days of electric organs etc. To the right person I imagine it would be worth quite a bit!
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    Re: Musical Bearings

    I'm not sure how rare those are but you might be able to sell it for more than the sum of the parts it is worth and buy new parts :D
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    Re: Here's my High Racer

    Indeed, simple is good! You could always clean it up and then lacquer it, steel always looks good lacquered ;) I really dig it though. Simple but elegant. Thanks for sharing it!
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    Re: Assembling my new 26" Kent Monterey 7-speed

    Wayne, check out some videos about truing wheels. You need a spoke wrench, but careful use of a small adjustable wrench is acceptable. Where it is bent to the left, tighten a spoke on the right side...
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    Re: Worlds First Reversible Trike

    I'd love to know where they got that hub. That thing is cool.
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    Re: documenting my trike repair

    Have you thought about going to an automotive mechanic and asking them if they can press out the shafts from the hubs? Should only take a few minutes with a press and perhaps they'll be willing to...
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    Re: Saw blades as a source of good steel.

    Your dishless wheel concept is very interesting! I'll have go look up how to build one like that. Sure would be stronger for my fat butt :D
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    Re: documenting my trike repair

    If you're not gonna cut, then you're gonna need some heat.
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