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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:47 am

“Lets build a long bike”
It came together over a few weeks… there were a few miner problems
Here it is just after it was finished
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:48 am

Now I was happy as it was soooo comfortable and it powered along at a good rate of knots.
But my mate Bob’s a bit of a perfectionist and he thought the only way to fix those few problems was to start again.
So Long Bike 2 was built and in doing so we use bits from the first one to the point where the first one ceased to exist.
While all the problems were fixed it had one draw back and that was it was heavy
Like very heavy at well over 30ks [more like 40]
It’s a great bike to ride [without a load] and I’ve never ridden a bike more comfortable.
I put a Nexus 8 hub on it to give 24 gears [from a low of 18gear inches to a high of 80 and while it would be nice to have higher at times not at the expense of giving up the low]
I had thought [before we started building it] it might be a good touring bike but no
So the “Limo” is part of my stable and I ride it once a week [50 to 100ks]
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:50 am

And we went back to the drawing board to find the best bike for touring
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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:57 am

Long Bike 2 is almost "Too Long Bike" :D

Looks like a heap of fun and I like the double 26" wheels. Dual suspension too! Do you get much bobbing or power-robbing compression in the rear spring?

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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:03 am

Front s....
dose nothing and I'm thinking it should go
Back takes out ever bump....
with no pogoing and is the best thing ever [nothing like un understatment :)
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Postby Leigh_caines » Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:04 am

Yeah she's long
9 foot 3 inch in the old m.....
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Postby Mulger bill » Mon Jan 14, 2008 12:27 pm

Limo is right, she looks fabulous Leigh. :D

Any chance of some detail shots, specifically the steering arrangement?

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Postby Leigh_caines » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:51 pm

ok see what I can do

This is before she was painted
Steering arm is on left in pic

See if I can find a better one
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Postby Leigh_caines » Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:54 pm

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Postby Uba Tracker » Mon Jan 14, 2008 7:54 pm

I just looove the long wheel base bikes, nice work lads. I must confess that i seriously deliberated over importing a Burley Koosah but the chappies at fedex wanted my house as security to ship one over.
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Postby Recycler » Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:38 am

G'Day Uba Tracker, We would be glad to send you some planes for the Long Wheel Base. Give it a go! Good Luck.
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Postby Uba Tracker » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:02 pm

Very generous of you Recycler, however I dare not take on another project just yet, still have the inside renovations to finish, the outdoor area to start, have a 1200 bandit thats itching to have a turbo fitted, then there's the yard blah blah blah blah. Anyway you get the idea, BUT I will build a recumbent and when I do create the time I reckon a couple of beers at the Woolgoolga Bowls Club would be the best way to kick off.

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Postby Leigh_caines » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:06 pm

You can't let life get in the way of your bikes :)
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:37 pm

Leigh_caines wrote:You can't let life get in the way of your bikes :)


I wish :(

You must have a verrry understanding other half Leigh :wink:

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Postby Leigh_caines » Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:47 pm

Yeah she says bike are the best thing I've ever goten in to apart from her

Opps that didn't come out as I ment it :oops:
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Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:07 pm

Heheheheheeee.

You're a lucky man Leigh.

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