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PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:46 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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So you'll be able to charge your heated saddle on the go then? :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:50 pm 
MacRetro rider
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Mental state not withstanding, most of you know my bike interest can be a bit strange and so now I am thinking Mini Velo.

WTF is Mini Velo, well its not mini me :roll: , its full size adult bikes with 20" wheels, the idea is big in Japan and the far east but making inroads into the west. Purpose built is currently a bit pricey so in proper Velomaniac style I am trying to build my own from junk spares that kick about my shed/hovels :lol:

Currently a Halfords BMX frame is getting linked to mtb forks, extended seatpillars and Xtra long stems. Will probably keep single speed and rag around the woods.

Piling down some tame single track on a 16" wheeled folding bike has shown me that the smaller the wheel the greater the off road challenge. Blue/Green grade trail suddenly becomes more exciting but less dangerous as red/black grade on a conventional big wheeler. This might be my off road preference as I get older and more fragile :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:04 pm 
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I'd have thought a Velomibile would have been right up your street Velo :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:40 pm 
MacRetro rider
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I have had recumbent bikes in the past but as all your power needs to come out your legs because you cant stand up and use your weight to turn the cranks they are a serious pig to climb hills on. Further Velomobile's are as rare as hens teeth on UK roads and I suspect you would feel very vulnerable.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:13 pm 
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Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:58 pm
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Location: Highlands, Scotland
Minivelo - got that covered :)

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Dahon Hammerhead on Great Glen Way


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:01 am 
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Location: Fife in Scotland
I used to have a link to a company who sold pivot bearing kits for full sus bikes, anybody know who I'm on about?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:20 am 
MacRetro rider
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What frame Rob?
eBay is usually pretty good.
Enduro bearing do lots as well I think. Possibly BETD for retro frames.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:33 am 
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It could be Enduro Bearings from memory.
I splashed out on a bearing removal/installation tool set.
And I'm overhauling a Specialized Enduro Pro frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:12 pm 
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BTW the kit I got should be capable of tackling motorbike bearing.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:44 pm 
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https://www.mountainbikecomponents.co.u ... pecialized


As long you know the year, you should find it there.


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