How to make a TailSock frame for less than $10

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Our local recumbent parts and accessories manufacturer sells some awesome TailSoks & frames. Although I'm not ready to purchase one of their admittedly well-made aluminum-tube based TailSok frames. TerraCycle recently started making making their TailSoks with retro-reflective fabric, and so that means they're currently clearing out their old inventory of non-reflective soks, for bargain at Read more

Tired of flat tires? I have a solution

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An update to my Feburary posting; the airless Kenda inserts are working great. Yes, I do feel just a little bit slower off-the-line...but...over the past couple of weeks I've realized that I'm no longer scanning the roads for glass, nails & other crap anymore. Only the largish potholes and other uneven surfaces. Combined with the fact I no longer haul around pumps, tire wedges and patch-kits. Read more

Experiences with Airless Bike Tires - www.airfreetires.com is just a scam site now

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After being stuck in outer-SE Portland, fixing a flat, during a dark freezing midnight downpour...and then solicited from a tweaked-out overweight older man (musta been the bike shorts) :o ...I turned to airless tire solutions; I've always hated flatting, and found it silly that a good chunk of my randonneuring kit was in pumps, tubes, tires and patches. My first venture was ordering one-piece Read more

250 miles on one gallon of gas

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Yes, in today's world it is still possible to travel over 200 miles on a single gallon of gasoline. My trip took me from downtown Portland Oregon, into Astoria Oregon, then Seaside, down to Tillamook, and then back into Portland. To get an idea of my average speed, the Portland to Astoria leg took roughly 4 hours...and I pedaled the entire way. My Bike & the route: View Larger Map Read more

Hi, I'm Gregg, and I'm addicted to ICE... :-)

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58 miles, 1/4 a gallon, over ~3 hours...WOOT!<br /> The route roughly consisted of... Started at ~20th & W Burnside (wow, this thing turns heads!) Proceeded down Burnside until ~SE 138th, turned right, then left onto Stark...stopped to visit family. Resumed from Stark, turned Left @~143rd, then right back onto on Burnside. Left at 148th, then left at Halsey...traveled a few blocks, then Read more

Gas...it's so dirty, but oh so much fun!

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It's dirty, but it feels oh-so-good!! The short-story, is that over the past few months, while the electric setup continues to make progress. Waterproofing the electronics is proving far more challenging than I bargained for. This is the pacific-northwest, so one can hardly ignore the chance of rain! So, with a 300-mile solo ride planned for late June, I needed something better-tested. I Read more

The Recchetta - my eBike project

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I think I finally figured out a decent use for my blog, at least for another six-months or-so. Lately, I've received a steadily-increasing volume of questions regarding my "simple" electric bike setup. While the wiki details the "final" product...or, more accurately, the project's /current/ state. The design continues to evolve...and improve. There's just not much room for commentary, or Read more