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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    that reminds me of my friend who moved to Mendocino and was attending a meditation group for thefirst time. He’s 6’4”. They’re all sitting and he fell asleep then falls over and they all went with him like dominoes.
    Is that what Buddhists mean by the inevitability of suffering?
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    Speakingnof custom frame builders do any of you guys know a frame builder you’d recommend? I’m thinking I’m exceeding my Clem Smiths design parameters w the Bafang Midrive. Rivindell is way back ordered for the Gus Boots so I’m looking around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osborne Russell View Post
    Is that what Buddhists mean by the inevitability of suffering?
    He was hanging w another bunch o meditators in Berkeley and would go out for beer and apple pie afterwords. That sounded like people who were finding answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Speakingnof custom frame builders do any of you guys know a frame builder you’d recommend? I’m thinking I’m exceeding my Clem Smiths design parameters w the Bafang Midrive. Rivindell is way back ordered for the Gus Boots so I’m looking around.

    R+E Cycles (Rodriguez) in Seattle makes superb frames (and has been making them for 50 years).

    https://www.rodbikes.com

    They invented and patented couplers so bikes can be knocked down for travel. Take this quad they built, for instance. Either or both of the middle 2 seats can be removed, making it a tandem, triple or quad.



    They also run a small job machine shop (because they make stuff they need). But if you have some that needs making, even if it's not cycle-related, they're your guys.
    You would not enjoy Nietzsche, sir. He is fundamentally unsound. P.G. Wodehouse (Carry On, Jeeves)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Speakingnof custom frame builders do any of you guys know a frame builder youd recommend? Im thinking Im exceeding my Clem Smiths design parameters w the Bafang Midrive. Rivindell is way back ordered for the Gus Boots so Im looking around.
    my local bike shop has surleys in stock
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Can you imagine the former guy on a bicycle? He can barely walk.
    Extracting the seat would require surgery. Unpleasant job.
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    Lean and nosey like a ferret

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    I was thinking that his biking skill was a metaphor for his presidency?

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    Nope,
    Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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    You have to walk before you can ride a bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    my local bike shop has surleys in stock
    I have a 26” wheel LHT, all of Surlys off road bikes are short chainstay modern designs. I don’t want high bb or quick handling. Been there, done that and have a modern hardtail for that. For my speed floating along is what I like and the stretched out Clem Smith Jr does that. 20 1/2” chainstays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    You have to walk before you can ride a bike

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    Three yrs ago I was walking like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Three yrs ago I was walking like that.
    me too!

    then i got a new knee and a new ankle
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I remember my first ride with clip in pedals (rat traps are toe clips!). I had the tension too tight and I fell over the same way. Very embarrassing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Three yrs ago I was walking like that.
    So, you're saying that's not a "perfect" walk?

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    https://bikesnobnyc.com/2022/06/21/n...pical-content/

    He has a point about the secret service.
    Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    I have a 26” wheel LHT, all of Surlys off road bikes are short chainstay modern designs. I don’t want high bb or quick handling. Been there, done that and have a modern hardtail for that. For my speed floating along is what I like and the stretched out Clem Smith Jr does that. 20 1/2” chainstays.
    I always thought Jones Bikes looked interesting, and they have a LWB version, though I don't think they come close to Riv chainstay length. My Fargo has 70 mm bb drop, slack head angle and slow steady handling; seems like a good candidate for a Bafang conversion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post
    I always thought Jones Bikes looked interesting, and they have a LWB version, though I don't think they come close to Riv chainstay length. My Fargo has 70 mm bb drop, slack head angle and slow steady handling; seems like a good candidate for a Bafang conversion.
    The Jones LWB HD version is intriguing. I’ve got to learn how to program the Bafang because it’s power delivery is very crude and somewhat dangerous at the high settings. It’s more low speed motorcycle than motor assisted bicycle.

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    The Fargo is the Cadillac of of all day rides and gravel grinders.
    Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
    The Fargo is the Cadillac of of all day rides and gravel grinders.
    Here's mine; 21.47 lbs as pictured.

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