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AGE / VALUE:   compact 3wheeler concept posted by: Ryan on 6/28/2006 at 6:01:48 AM
Hi all, I am just looking for some advice, i am working on a prototype for a very compact 3 wheel alternative pedal powered vehicle for city/metropolitan use, which will hopefully be small enoughto be taken into the office once it is completed. unfortunately i am a student and have very little in the way of funds to take this from a larger prototype made of spare parts to the super compact custom prototype which i hope it will become. Because of this i was wondering if anyone could recommend someone, preferably in Australia who may be able to help me out with the final prototype in the interests of putting such a vehicle into production. if anyone has any recommendations i would greatly appreciate it.
thanks
Ryan
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   compact 3wheeler concept posted by Ed on 10/24/2006 at 4:33:51 PM
Try www.worksmancycles.com this may give you some ideas. Ed

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WANTED:   larz Anderson Bicycle Show-August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 6/22/2006 at 10:01:11 PM
The Larz Anderson Bicycle Show is less than two months away, on Sunday August 13th with set up time for the Bicycle Concours at 9:00, with show times of 10:00AM-2:00PM. We'll be doing a vintage ride through the Emerald Necklace of Brookline and Boston starting at 8:30AM at the grounds entrance.

Flyers to all past participants of the Larz Anderson Bicycles Show will be going out within the next week or so. We encourage everyone who is bringing a bike or more to the Concours, that you mail in a your registration forms for the Concours ahead of time to make registration go smoothly for everyone. If you want to pre-register, please email me offlist and I will forward a registration form for the Concours to you.

If you are not sure if you are on our mailing list and would like to be included, please email offlist with your contact information and the list will be updated.

As said before, we'll be putting on our usual Vintage Ride before the show starting at 8:30AM which will go through the Emerald Necklace of Boston and Brookline. If you plan on attending the ride, please pre-register all bikes being entered in the Concourse.

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Peter

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AGE / VALUE:   Louisiana Bike Festival Sat June 17 posted by: joel on 6/12/2006 at 7:58:44 PM
http://ucmmuseum.com/bikefest.htm
See website for info and lots of pix from previous years.
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FOR SALE:    posted by: Mike on 5/17/2006 at 8:12:21 PM
FOR SALE SCHWINN DELUXE TWINN
http://www.mnlcollectibles.com/viewtopic.php?id=484
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AGE / VALUE:   Next BR&K posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 4/18/2006 at 4:59:32 PM
I would like to know if Jim Wilson has recieved the five e-mails I have sent in the past half hour. Each one has an image attachment and a caption. People have been begging for more photos. If Jim W. could reply on this board, or directly to hotbike@hotmail.com, it would be appreciated.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Next BR&K posted by JimW. on 4/21/2006 at 5:51:47 AM
No, I didn't get any of the five messages.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Next BR&K posted by AviationMetalSmith on 4/29/2006 at 12:52:18 PM
I used the Resend feature on this computer. I hope the photos get thru.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Next BR&K posted by AviationMetalSmith on 6/25/2006 at 4:48:00 PM
Unfortunately, The photos never made it to BR&K in time for the new issue. The new issue looks great, BTW.
Some of the photos of Mellisa's Fiberglass Ladies Bicycle / Electric Moped appear on the mopedarmy dot com website.


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AGE / VALUE:   Folding bicycles on ebay posted by: Ed on 4/11/2006 at 2:11:28 AM
Take a look at OLDMANBIKE on EBAY. I like working on folding bikes. I have a few I need to sell. But I am always looking for old frames and bicycles. I just started work on a Raleigh Twenty. This is the ulitimate in vintage folding bicycles. This is a nice frame for all around use. the big modification was to cut the headtube down and thread the fork down so I can install a normal headset. The original headset was a plastic busing.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Folding bicycles on ebay posted by AviationMetalSmith on 4/29/2006 at 12:57:31 PM
That reminds me, the Worksman Y3K that I have has a very long head tube. I can't stand on the pedals without the head-tube hitting my knees. (everyone mistakes the Y3K for a folding bicycle, but it's a semi-recumbent)
I'd like to cut the headtube down.
I'd save the cut-off piece for some other bike that needs to be built yet.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Folding bicycles on ebay posted by Jim on 9/25/2008 at 6:14:18 PM
I have an old (approx 50 years) folding bike that I would like to get information about. It has a small, orange frame of about 20 inches and was made in Italy for a company in Illinois by the name of K.T.C. I would like to know where to go for information about the manufacturer, etc. What kind of value might the bike have would also be interesting.

Please email any information and questions you might have.

Thanks -- Jim

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AGE / VALUE:   Human Power Index posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 4/4/2006 at 3:30:43 PM


Yours truly wrote articles for Human Power, the technical journal of the IHPVA, before there was web message boards.

http://www.ihpva.org/pubs/hpindex.html


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CUSTOMS:   PLEASE HELP WITH MY WHEELIE BAR BIKE!!! posted by: j on 3/27/2006 at 2:32:59 AM
ok, I've got a 'generic 1960's stingray style' 20" bike and I'm trying to make it a wheelie bike but getting nowhere, I know they used to sell factory wheelie bar bikes in the 60's and after market wheelie bars, I've seen pictures of both and made a wheelie bar as close to both as I can but it seems IMPOSSIBLE to get it to work.
the bike lifts up just fine and sits on the wheelie bar wheels but when trying to ride on the wheels it wants to just crash. everything is straight and all and this is my 6th attempt with the bike! I've tryed skate board trucks and now a single wheel and NOTHING works. did the factory wheelie bikes and after market wheelie bars ever actually work or where they just a 'looks' kinda thing?

in full wheelie postion (sitting on the bar wheel) the front axle nuts mesure 20" to the ground.
when the bike is parked the wheelie bar wheel (from the bottom of the wheel) is 5" above the ground and close to the back wheel. originally I had it further away from the back wheel but noticed from pictures the other bikes had them very close to the back wheel so I moved it closer to the back wheel but either way it still doesn't work.

if anyone know's what the deal is let me know, weststreetbikes@hotmail.com

thanks
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          RE:CUSTOMS:   PLEASE HELP WITH MY WHEELIE BAR BIKE!!! posted by Travis on 5/12/2006 at 9:29:22 PM
i think www.hyperformance.com may have what you're looking for. i don't know how much you wat to pay...
travis
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          RE:CUSTOMS:   PLEASE HELP WITH MY WHEELIE BAR BIKE!!! posted by Justin on 7/24/2006 at 2:01:29 AM
Hey,
I just built a custom wheelie bar for my 20" bike. My bike is a newer bike, though. Mine works alright, but i think my im having the same problem as you it wants to wreck after you try to ride it. I think our problem is that we are now balacing enough to make it work right. Well that's all i know.
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          RE:CUSTOMS:   PLEASE HELP WITH MY WHEELIE BAR BIKE!!! posted by colton on 12/23/2007 at 4:04:03 PM
try doing a wheelie but not lots of pressure and pedal


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          RE:CUSTOMS: PLEASE HELP WITH MY WHEELIE BAR BIKE!!! posted by matt on 6/6/2008 at 10:55:41 AM
i took a heavy bar and bent it at 180', then i put a metal bracket so skate board wheels and trux can bolt on to it i tried it and it worked great!
hope i helped
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AGE / VALUE:   what is it posted by: cam on 1/29/2006 at 9:10:18 PM
hi i have resently purchest a banana bike from a geroge sale.What i want to know what kind of bike is it it has huge ape hagers and a banana seat but a really small sperocket and a sort of a gas tank.the first and last letters on the frount dekal is a P/H IF anyone kows anything about this plese reply
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it posted by AviationMetalSmith on 1/30/2006 at 11:11:12 PM
cam,
the bike you describe is a custom lowrider.
It has the builders initials, P/H, and is most likely one of a very small number of custom bicycles with those initials. How does it ride? The small sprocket is a clue that this is a rare bike , because no major bicycle producer would sell a bicycle with less than 42 teeth on the sprocket.

If anyone else has more information about this bike or it's builder, P/H, please tell us more.


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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   what is it posted by cam on 2/2/2006 at 4:33:51 AM
dear Aviation Metal smith
now that ithink about it it probly is a coustom lowrider the paint looks coustom and it has some weird fabercation.It rids perity nice great for doing wheeles and turns head were ever it goes.

cam
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MISC:   Larz Anderson National Bike Show: Sunday August 13th posted by: Peter Naiman on 1/17/2006 at 4:08:56 PM
We're holding 10th annual show at the Museum of Transportation at 15 West Newton Street., Brookline, MA. Starting time will be at approximately 9:00AM and run until 3:00PM with set up at 8:00AM, with the usual scenic Vintage Ride through the paths of the Emerald Necklace which runs through Boston and Brookline. Please put this on your schedule, as we plan to have a great time again this year. More information on the show to follow.

If folks are interested, I'll put together a swap meet close by as there are a few venues within 10-15 minutes of the Museum of Transportation grounds. Last years swap that Linda Pernice tried organizing in Watertown, didn't take place for a number of reasons, but if I can get enough early support, I'll put together a swap meet which will be well attended if I get the word out to everyone on my growing mailing list. So if your interested in a swap meet please write and let me know offlist.

Best regards,
Peter Naiman
Glendale, WI
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AGE / VALUE:   Good Law ! posted by: AviationMetalSmith on 1/13/2006 at 5:23:55 PM
A new law in Washington State puts a $101+ fine for any car coming within 3 to 5 feet of a bicycle or pedestrian:


NEW WASH. STATE BIKE SAFETY LAW NOW IN EFFECT

-> According to a Nov. 16th Anacortes American
article, "A new law is now in effect in Washington
state that makes it a traffic violation to pass a bike
on a two-lane road at the same time traffic is going
by in the opposite direction. The law stems from a
tragic Mother's Day crash that happened near Walla
Walla during 2004. Eight highly experienced bicyclists
were traveling single file on the shoulder of Highway
124 when a car passing a cattle truck and another
vehicle struck and killed
a 50-year-old teacher and mother.

"The law, House Bill 1108, also extends the zone of
legal protection for bicyclists and pedestrians to
highway shoulders and bicycle lanes. When passing a
bicyclist there must be 3 to 5 feet of clearance
between the car and the rider. A minimum $101 fine can
be imposed for violating the law..."

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AGE / VALUE:   Very Rare Old BMX "The Wedge" posted by: Jason on 1/9/2006 at 11:53:23 PM
I can not find out any info on my 1st bmx bike. My dad bought it for me 28 years ago by Mr. Stix, it's called the Wedge & it's retail price back then was $750.00. Does anyone know where I can get info on this bike?
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          RE:AGE / VALUE: Very Rare Old BMX posted by Ed on 4/9/2006 at 9:57:42 PM
Hello,

I happen to have a Mr. Stix wedge frame in my garage. As I recall Mr. Stix was Mr. Scruggs. and I remember his son racing who I believe is Billy Scruggs who raced at Flemington NJ in the early to mid 80's. There weren't many of these frames made.
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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Very Rare Old BMX posted by jay on 11/5/2006 at 2:00:46 PM
hi i also have a mr stix. theres two pictures on this forum they arent very good but it is what you lookin for anyways
http://www.bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=49


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CUSTOMS:   New BikeRod&Kustom "Art of the Bicycle" Calendar posted by: JimW. on 1/3/2006 at 5:27:01 PM
It's got great photos of the greatest kustom bikes from the past year or so, and it's been getting great reviews, even from people who don't have bikes in it.

http://bikerodnkustom3.homestead.com/calendar.html


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          RE:CUSTOMS:   New BikeRod&Kustom posted by AviationMetalSmith on 1/5/2006 at 1:44:53 AM
You did a great job compiling that issue.
I have just had a second look at the bikes and some of the forks on those choppers are l-o-n-g-.
Unfortunately, I am on a public library computer which shuts down in 4 minutes.
gotta go.
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CUSTOMS:   New BikeRod&Kustom posted by: JimW. on 12/24/2005 at 3:45:55 AM
The new issue's up. A software conflict developed before I could do the last few tweaks, and I couldn't get in to work on it; but the host's customer service techs are having some sort of holiday, so I decided to just put out the word anyway. Presumably, it'll be tweaked after the holidays.

One needed tweak is removing the password block on the gallery page for Matt 7/32's "Deep Purple", first of the new batch of gallery pages. The password is "spokey".

A couple of small gallery icon links aren't working, but you can get to both of them through gallery page 320, and hitting "next image'.

Merry Christmas, everybody.
Jim
http://bikerodnkustom.com
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LOWRIDERS:   custom tricycle fabrication posted by: neighborhoodlegendz on 12/21/2005 at 9:16:54 PM
i wuz wonderin if anybody knows a xact place where i can have a one of a kind custom couch made 4 my lowrider tricycle?no matter how far away it is it dont matter long as its in america
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