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Postby John Lewis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:19 pm

Jeremy wrote:
Mulger bill wrote:Can't be right, a prof on a 'bent, without a beard :P

Shaun


Relax mate, it's a cartoon.....it's not real :)

oh, and John Lewis, is the missus now missing parts of her Ab Swing? :lol:


No. Thats Dick's bike. He had the AB Swing bits and didn't want a mesh seat so thats what we made. Changed his tune now the hot weather is here though.

Simpsons look good. Have to build one of those low racers. :lol:

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Postby John Lewis » Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:25 pm

Leigh_caines wrote:John [Lewis] they all look good …
I think I like the blue one best ….
Or… maybe the Yellow one :)


Hi Leigh,

The purple one rides better than the blue to me because it doesn't have the tiller effect in the steering. Unfortunately had to rake the fork a lot to get it right but several thousand km on it now and it hasn't been a problem

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Postby Leigh_caines » Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:48 pm

Interesting...
yes I'm glad I went with uss as it cuts out that problem of the tiller effect

We've started nutting out a "lean trike" for the next one... but these endless little [and big ] things to think on before we even start.
But I think we might have to get a tour in before even starting.
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Postby raptordesigns » Sun May 18, 2008 1:10 pm

I'd post a pic of my 'bent, but I can't, because of newness.

You can take a look by cutting and pasting the following into your browser address bar and changing the xxx to www and yyy to com

xxx.aerialpursuits.yyy/misc/talon.htm

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Postby Aushiker » Sun May 18, 2008 1:20 pm

raptordesigns wrote:I'd post a pic of my 'bent, but I can't, because of newness..


Here you go

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Postby Kalgrm » Mon May 19, 2008 1:26 am

Welcome John.

Very nice bike there: it looks like a very fast machine. I hope the yellow thing is a traffic advisory sign saying "Caution - Low Flying Planes" :D

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Postby raptordesigns » Tue May 20, 2008 4:20 pm

Very nice bike there: it looks like a very fast machine. I hope the yellow thing is a traffic advisory sign saying "Caution - Low Flying Planes" Very Happy


Nope, it's a headrest. If there was a sign, it would read "Old Man, homemade Bike, please pass".

The bike might be fast, but I am not. (I do have a tail fairing for it that adds a couple of km/hr), but in general I like to long-distance cruise at about 35 or so, with an average speed on undulating terrain in the low 30's. That's fast enough that you stay with most of the recreational DF'ers, but I ride it for comfort, mainly.
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Postby DaveW » Fri May 23, 2008 12:14 am

Hey John, where did you get the design and what is it made of?

Or did you you just run it up out of your head?

The basic proportions are the style that appeals to me.

Maybe some specs for us - what are your wheels etc?

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Postby vic » Fri May 23, 2008 8:31 am

Leigh_caines wrote:The Limo

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Leigh, your Limo exactly what I'm looking for in my build project. What is your experience of it? Any hints or tips would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Vic
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Postby raptordesigns » Fri May 23, 2008 9:25 am

DaveW wrote:Hey John, where did you get the design and what is it made of?
Or did you you just run it up out of your head?
The basic proportions are the style that appeals to me.
Maybe some specs for us - what are your wheels etc?
Dave.

Dave,
The design is a mishmash of ideas from the Zephyr and VK. You can read more about it on my web site:

http://www.aerialpursuits.com/misc/bents.htm

The bike is a carbon version of the "Noodler", made to the same proportions. Here they are.
    Wheelbase 1240 mm
    Front wheel 20 inch (406) DID aero with Primo Comet tyre
    Rear wheel 26 inch (559) DID Aero with Primo Racer tyre
    Gears (8x2 speed) Highest: 53, 11 Lowest: 39, 34
    Cranks Bontrager (Truvativ) 165mm
    Head angle 70-71 deg
    Trail 44mm
    Fork offset 39mm
    Seat height 30cm
    BB height 56cm
    BB height above seat base 24cm
    Seat angle 25 deg approx


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Postby Mini Man » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:04 pm

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Heres a couple of my home builts, I have not been able to go riding for a week so have been restoring the fully enclosed one , I built it between 94-95 , the other one I built in 05 , have got back into mountain biking so have not been doing any /bent stuff but the next one will be a fully enclosed 2 wheeler , hub centre steering etc etc .
Cheers , John.

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Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:34 pm

:o Is it just me that can't get pics...

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Postby Aushiker » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:48 pm

Mulger bill wrote::o Is it just me that can't get pics...

They work for me Shaun.

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Postby DaveW » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:10 pm

Mulger bill wrote::o Is it just me that can't get pics...

Shaun


Yep it is just you! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice looking work there - you should see em Shaun - oh yeah....... :roll: :lol:
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Postby Mini Man » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:41 am

Hi, just finished this last night thought I would post some pics , MC San Andreas for size comparison, on to the next one now !
Cheers, John.
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Postby Kalgrm » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:38 am

Wow!

Any chance of a peak under the fairing?

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Postby Mulger bill » Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:31 pm

Got the pics now, that's a very nice shed :D

+1 with Graemes request.

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Postby Poiter » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:40 pm

Mini Man
Does the Red One have hydrolastic suspension?
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Postby Mini Man » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:46 pm

Hi Poiter , no , but it has got rubber suspension though :lol:
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Postby Mini Man » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:53 pm

A little look inside .
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Postby Uba Tracker » Sun Jun 22, 2008 8:31 am

Hey is that a San Andreas in the wings?
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Postby Mini Man » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:41 am

Hi Harry, yep sure is , I have two of them ,one for endurance racing & the other one has slicks on which I use on the road ,bought them new in 2007 one as a new year present the other as xmas present :lol: they are the best bkes I have ever had ,the more I ride them the more I like them . Will post some better pics on the mtb site later .
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Postby Uba Tracker » Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:49 pm

I remember when the first San Ans came on the market, they were like the most amazing thing I'd ever seen. All I ever wanted was a San Ans or a Foes Fab, never did realise that dream, had a nice Cannondale SV for a while though.
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MiniMan's Aloominum Monocoque

Postby Poiter » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:00 am

Lots of work and innovation in there John.
Nice job.

Reminds me of this one from the early 90's.

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Postby vonhazza » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:22 pm

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Hi all My Cruzbike bought as a kit then added frame, wheels, gears ect.
24 speed a bit heavy at 22kg but fun to ride.

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