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Offline Strawboss

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 07:32:29 am »
Yeah, the bikes and cars went into storage here in NE Ohio a few weeks ago after an early fall snow. It got up into the 50's and 60's after that but there was salt and calcium chloride on the roads, way too much of it. Its winter and what we do, something to look forward to in spring. ;D
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 07:54:25 am »
Nice bike collection! . . .
Aha, someone mentioned bikes. My daily non-winter ride to and from work. Sora Brifter rear shifting, Suntour barcon front shifting, both on the right drop to leave the left end for the mirror.

Unfortunately, the bicycle and the motorcycles are parked 'til March or so.
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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 08:08:24 am »
Yeah, the bikes and cars went into storage here in NE Ohio a few weeks ago after an early fall snow. It got up into the 50's and 60's after that but there was salt and calcium chloride on the roads, way too much of it. Its winter and what we do, something to look forward to in spring. ;D

Winter has a way of making you not want to miss a second of a warm/nice day.

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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 08:09:11 am »
Aha, someone mentioned bikes. My daily non-winter ride to and from work. Sora Brifter rear shifting, Suntour barcon front shifting, both on the right drop to leave the left end for the mirror.

Unfortunately, the bicycle and the motorcycles are parked 'til March or so.
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 08:21:31 am »
Aha, someone mentioned bikes. My daily non-winter ride to and from work. Sora Brifter rear shifting, Suntour barcon front shifting, both on the right drop to leave the left end for the mirror.

Unfortunately, the bicycle and the motorcycles are parked 'til March or so.
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« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2013, 09:16:17 am »
Rear shifting is done by the right brake, which also incorporates the indexed 7-speed shifter. It's a Shimano Sora part, and brifter is short for brake-shifter. You twiddle the brake lever sideways with your hand to downshift, and push on a button with your thumb to upshift.

Front shifting is done by the Suntour bar-end friction shifter you can see at the end of the right handlebar. It's a vintage part with an internal ratchet mechanism so when you tighten, you're only pulling on the derailleur spring, and when you're loosening, you and the spring are overcoming the friction. 'Barcon' is a term for bar-end shifter.

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« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2013, 09:19:50 am »
The problem though is that anytime after Nov. 1st any day that's not wet, you are raking leaves, cleaning gutters, putting away the lawn equipment, stowing the lawn tools and decorations, washing the windows and the house, and generally cleaning up. This year we had 2 major windstorms in Nov. Good for blowing the leaves off the trees, but bad for having to clean up the yard and house.
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2013, 10:01:07 am »
Rear shifting is done by the right brake, which also incorporates the indexed 7-speed shifter. It's a Shimano Sora part, and brifter is short for brake-shifter. You twiddle the brake lever sideways with your hand to downshift, and push on a button with your thumb to upshift.

Front shifting is done by the Suntour bar-end friction shifter you can see at the end of the right handlebar. It's a vintage part with an internal ratchet mechanism so when you tighten, you're only pulling on the derailleur spring, and when you're loosening, you and the spring are overcoming the friction. 'Barcon' is a term for bar-end shifter.
Thanks George, sounds complicated and energy intensive. I'll stick with 1 down and 5 up.  :)
 
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2013, 12:58:13 pm »
Bicycles are lots of fun...I am the promoter of some races and non-competitive fun rides in SoCal and the Eastern Sierra, as well as a rider.  Some of the most amazing riding country in the world.  And some of it long and steep, too.  Great training for MC riding, too.  I never complain about the MC seats... 

If you live r visit close, you should be my guest and come join us at an event.

Spring earliest.  Can't ride in this white shyte.


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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2013, 01:01:41 pm »
And _1 to the unusual (for Shimano) Sora design.  All the rest of theirs use two levers. 

Meh.  The Sora is like the much superior Campagnolo design.  STILL running a pair of
Campy Chorus 8-speed shifters on the Litespeed that are very old and high mileage. 
Still works great.


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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2013, 02:16:28 pm »
Aha, someone mentioned bikes. My daily non-winter ride to and from work. Sora Brifter rear shifting, Suntour barcon front shifting, both on the right drop to leave the left end for the mirror.

Unfortunately, the bicycle and the motorcycles are parked 'til March or so.


My typical commute is less than 1 mile.  Murder on any engine so I usually bicycle it.
Built up a late 80's Shogun unsprung MB as an all purpose commuter/errand runner......

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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2013, 03:46:13 pm »

My typical commute is less than 1 mile.  Murder on any engine so I usually bicycle it.
Built up a late 80's Shogun unsprung MB as an all purpose commuter/errand runner......

I don't know why but the pic makes me think of chicken and dumplings by a nice cozy fire.

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« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2013, 07:48:18 pm »
I don't know why but the pic makes me think of chicken and dumplings by a nice cozy fire.

How did you know what I had for dinner?  :D  (He keyboards while sitting by a warm cozy fire)

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« Reply #28 on: December 09, 2013, 06:12:53 am »
I used to live 2.5 miles from work.  Now I live 10 miles away.  I found an old chromoly Nishiki being thrown away on afternoon.  I don't have any good pictures since I finished rebuilding it.  I did kind of add a farkle or two though.  The throttle is a thumb shifter mounted upside down.  The engagement mechanism just goes over center and rubs (rolls against) the tire under heavy spring pressure.  Everything is 1/4" plate aluminum and SS hardware.  The engagement handle (which isn't installed in the pic) is a cut down rubber-handle trowel.  I can pedal it or just ride.  It'll do about 25mph.  28cc of pure screaming joy...
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« Reply #29 on: December 09, 2013, 09:11:10 am »
I used to live 2.5 miles from work.  Now I live 10 miles away.  I found an old chromoly Nishiki being thrown away on afternoon.  I don't have any good pictures since I finished rebuilding it.  I did kind of add a farkle or two though.  The throttle is a thumb shifter mounted upside down.  The engagement mechanism just goes over center and rubs (rolls against) the tire under heavy spring pressure.  Everything is 1/4" plate aluminum and SS hardware.  The engagement handle (which isn't installed in the pic) is a cut down rubber-handle trowel.  I can pedal it or just ride.  It'll do about 25mph.  28cc of pure screaming joy...


Nice!

I was just about to start a build on one of these when I got "sidetracked" buying Kawazilla...

http://sickbikeparts.com/catalog/

May still build one for those mornings when I feel to lazy to pedal.... which seems to more and more often lately.   :D