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Slappingpythagoras

Member since Jun 2017 • Last active Sep 2022
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Ride slow, die whenever

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    how much? love this bike

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    Are these still available? Why do they not let you run gears? Presumably there's a freehub on there?

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    I think you're talking about a patent. My understanding is that you can only apply for a patent before your idea becomes public knowledge, because after that point it's essentially a "free" idea at nobody can claim ownership of.

    Patenting something is also fairly time consuming and expensive, and they expire after a while. So as a private individual it's only really worth pursuing if you think your idea is going to make bank.

    This is super cool btw!

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    Fascinating, cheers for the technical detail! Perhaps the stiffness of the chainstays dominates, which is why you don't see any difference in feel. I think both bikes looks great

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    Longtime lurker, love this thread. I've noticed that some (all?) of your frame builds share the skinny mono seat stays. I think it looks absolutely stunning, but does it have any impact on the stiffness of the bike?

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    Really cool, nice job! fyi if you want to make it waterproof I have had great success with using Fjallraven wax on denim, I did this to a tool roll and it's been very durable

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    My initial reaction was "god, that's a lot of weight", but I guess you can have confidence in the load bearing capabilities of your "rack" given that it's designed to carry children! That's so cool to see.

    Really awesome bike, love the build. Old MTBs make such great drop bar commuters.

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    Spray.bike goes on nicely and is reasonably tough. But it also comes out VERY rough and needs a lot of flatting back to get a shiny finish. I rate it, and it sprays easily, but it's a lot of work to get a really good result IMO.

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    I don't want to be one of those naysayers (this whole thing is bonkers and I love your attitude towards this), but 2-3 mm tent poles in carbon might be awful.

    Off the top of my head tent poles tend to be in the 10+ mm region. Stiffness scales a lot with diameter, so a 2 mm pole is going to be orders of magnitude less stiff than a more standard size

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    No way! That's a massive improvement, nice one

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