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Bikes ain't just for fun

Postby SteveF » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:20 pm

They can also serve a vital function!

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Re: Bikes ain't just fun

Postby starleen2 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:31 pm

SteveF wrote:They can also serve a vital function!


YEP!
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Re: Bikes ain't just for fun

Postby JuneBug » Thu Mar 10, 2011 6:26 pm

SteveF wrote:They can also serve a vital function!

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Really like the "payload up front" design!
Are you running your bike as a single speed?
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Re: Bikes ain't just for fun

Postby SteveF » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 am

JuneBug wrote:Really like the "payload up front" design!
Are you running your bike as a single speed?


Yeah, it's designed to carry loads up front with "low-trail," front geometry. It's based on 1940's French "porteur," bikes that were meant to carry huge loads in front. Google Kogswell P/R for more information. Designed with input from Jan Heine, publisher of Bicycle Quarterly.

http://www.bikequarterly.com/vbqindex.html

I've run it singlespeed but it's currently set up with a single ring/nine-speed cassette, with a downtube shifter. You can see the drivetrain better here:


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It's really a fun, versatile little bike! It's currently out of production but might come back from another source...
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Postby Sam I am » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:01 am

Just be careful not to get a BUI (biking under the influence)! :lol:
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Postby SteveF » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:55 am

Sam I am wrote:Just be careful not to get a BUI (biking under the influence)! :lol:


It wasn't easy but I managed to resist cracking one 'til I got home! Good thing it was only 3 miles...
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Postby JuneBug » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:02 pm

Ah, much clearer. Really like those handlebars, too. Do you have a bell on your handle bars? Seems the perfect final accessory for that great bike!
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Postby SteveF » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:30 pm

JuneBug wrote:Ah, much clearer. Really like those handlebars, too. Do you have a bell on your handle bars? Seems the perfect final accessory for that great bike!


Yep, there's a bell mounted on a headset spacer just below the stem--you can see it in this pic:

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