Mar
01
2009
1

Porteur rack

Almost done.  Need to detail it, mount the slats and paint.

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Jan
22
2009
0

Current State of the Utility bikes

Here are pictures of the current incarnations of the utility bikes.  The Big Dummy with the double kid seats.

Also here is the Long Haul Trucker with the new Brooks Imperial Saddle and Caradice Barley Bag.

If you look close the mini minewt LED light is mounted in its new space thanks to some handy machine work from Todd at Bowers Precision That light holder is Titanium.  Sexy huh?!

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Jan
21
2009
0

Brazing 101

So my first experiment at brazing went well. I wanted to locate my mini minewt led light under and inside the nice rack on the trucker.

I ordered some braze on attachments and went to work. Surprisingly map gas was just hot enough to make it work.

I’ve got the brazing bug now. Time to build a front rack for the dummy. Then who knows what else.

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Dec
13
2008
0

Long Haul Trucker mods

I added a dynamo light to the LHT.  While it is not a dynamo hub, it is a sidewall dynamo.  This means it uses a small bottle dynamo, or generator, that runs off the sidewall of the tire.  The drag is minimal and not even noticable to me.  The dynamo generates 3 Watts of power.

It powers a 3W Halogen light.  While not as bright as my 100 Lumens LED light, it still gets me noticed by traffic and lets me see the road.

Also a close up shot of the new stem setup.  This mod has definately made the LHT as comforatable as my mountain bikes.

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Dec
01
2008
0

Rack Build Sequence

So I am itching to build my own porteur rack.  Check out this cool Flickr sequence of a rack build.

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