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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Feb 2017

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    I've enrolled on a welding class, starts tomorrow night.

    I have 10 weeks of access to welding kit, what do I do?

    First plan was to turn the 1x1 (which has been a bit unused recently) into a front loading cargo bike but people have convinced me that hacking it up would be a sin.

    I love the Donhou Hack Bike Derby bike

    and have been seriously thinking about chopping up the Hummus to add a similar rear end/seat unit.

    Trouble is, I think it'd make the bike pretty useless for ridin on the flat and uphill. I'd move the dropper post over to the 1x1 and it'd get put back into use as my main mtb but I just wonder if I'd regret chopping up the Hummus...opinions?

    I could build a(nother) front rack, like the pink pentagram one or something,

    Or a trailer maybe...

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    I'm sure I've seen an early mtb suspension fork that was a linkage type add on thing for a normal fork.

    Kinda like this Joe Murray Futureshock but worked with a bog standard rigid fork.

    Anyone know the thing I mean? My google-fu is failing me.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If I give the Hummus the Donhou derrière then it'll not be as rideable so the 1x1 will see more action.

    Sorry (not sorry).

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    Doesn't the guy in the video use the bottle opener upside down?

    On the other hand, wouldn't you need to remove the rear wheel to use it the right way up?

    Those Wisecracker things are shit too, canny get anything other than tiny bottles in to them properly.

    Just use your pedals/cleats/etc.

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    I've a pair of Gericke Tuareg or something like that. Think they or something very very similar is available in a number of different brandings.

    Bought mine new and they were very waterproof, nowadays, still pretty damn watertight.

    Seen them crop up on ebay every so often.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    @platypus, @voxelwise yeah yous are probably right, I'd regret hacking up the Surly like that. I think it's just coz it's been getting very little use recently.

    Maybe I'll leave the cargo thing just now and just go full retard on the Hummus...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Thanks for all the info.

    I'm thinking I'll do this class then maybe buy a stick welder that I can use at my parents (there's no power in my garage) so even if I don't get to do this at the class it's definitely getting done soon.

    Plan b for the class is either a trailer or a(nother) front rack.

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    Nice!

    You find 1 1/8 od tubing without too much hassle?

    I was thinking one long beam from the bb right to the front with the headtube extension going through it would be the best way to do it. No idea how easy it'd be getting hold of the material to do that though.

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    Hmmm, precision is probably not my forte. Just welding the headtube extension and bb boom joint might be easiest eh? Interested to see what you did at the bottom of the headtube extension, did you bother with a bottom headset cup?

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