PING Steve Knight


Steve, we all know you ride a bidycle, pedling your ass around town. Hmm, that's what I wanted to say, but some how doesn't seem quite right. Anyway, I think it's time you move up a bit as far as transportation goes, with something a bit classier than a mundane bicycle. Plus, you'd be much better off making delveries.
Add a 18-20 HP gas engine to this, headlights, etc., to allow it to be licensed and legal on freeways, a small trailer to carry your stuff, and you'll be good for a cross-country trip even. We're always willing to help. Let us know how it works out. http://www.tlb.org/scooter.html
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Thanks for the laugh JOAT.
I liked the part where the builder said,
"It's easy, when riding down the street, to stop and chat. Somehow on a bicycle or a regular scooter, it's a huge nuisance to stop."
Yeah, a HUGE nuisance. You have to, like, back pedal or squeeze the brake handle to stop and then step down.
AND
"It's fairly tiring to ride. Standing still on a hard, bouncing platform makes my feet tired."
So put those parts back in the wheel chair and ride that. LOL
No wonder we are becoming a FAT nation. We are starting to complain about standing.
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My favorite line was "In the fairly likely event of the software crashing, a wire coming loose, a component failing, or the batteries running low, the wheels will stop and the entire kinetic energy of the system will be used to accelerate my head toward the ground."

If you read it, he states that riding it is even more uncomfortable than standing. Besides, you stand still in one place with both feet on the ground for half an hour or so and tell me if you would rather move.
todd
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On Mon, 19 Jun 2006 17:14:03 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

I would like to see how it does with a 200# of trailer behind it (G) how is this mundane? http://www.burley.com/products/recumbents/default3ae1.html?p=Hepcat&i=4
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Tue, Jun 20, 2006, 8:21am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@knight-toolworks.com (Steveknight) I would like to see how it does with a 200# of trailer behind it (G) how is this mundane? http://www.burley.com/products/recumbents/default3ae1.html?p=Hepcat&i=4
Mundane, no. Butt ugly, yes. If one of those is what's ya wants there's plenty of free plans on the web, and much better looking.
And, yeah, I think that thingie I posted would pull a 200% trailer. Especially with a 18-20 HP gas engine on it. Can't you just picture it? You, standing up on one of those things, a pair of brake lights in your hip pockets, your hair streaming in the breeze, a big smile on your face, bugs on your teeth, a trailer in tow, at 60+ on a freeway. Gods above Steve, that'd make you my hero. Post pictures.
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(Steve knight) I would like to see how it does with a 200# of trailer behind it (G) how is this mundane? http://www.burley.com/products/recumbents/default3ae1.html?p=Hepcat&i=4
Mundane, no. Butt ugly, yes. If one of those is what's ya wants there's plenty of free plans on the web, and much better looking.
And, yeah, I think that thingie I posted would pull a 200% trailer. Especially with a 18-20 HP gas engine on it. Can't you just picture it? You, standing up on one of those things, a pair of brake lights in your hip pockets, your hair streaming in the breeze, a big smile on your face, bugs on your teeth, a trailer in tow, at 60+ on a freeway. Gods above Steve, that'd make you my hero. Post pictures.
I want film rights!
vgb
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On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 15:23:37 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

butt ugly? seems kids always holler at me as I go buy love your bike can I have it. so I guess it is only you (G)
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Wed, Jun 21, 2006, 9:21am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@knight-toolworks.com (Steveknight) doth spuriously clam: butt ugly? seems kids always holler at me as I go buy love your bike can I have it. so I guess it is only you (G)
They probably want to get it out of public view; but, nope, it ain't only me. http://www.bikeforest.com/homebuild22.php
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a recumbent,bent is a bike that is easy to make out of wood check it out http://www.manytracks.com/recumbent.htm
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Thu, Jun 22, 2006, 8:35am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@knight-toolworks.com (Steveknight) has spoke thusly: a recumbent,bent is a bike that is easy to make out of wood check it out http://www.manytracks.com/recumbent.htm
Something like this would have to be an accessory before I'd be interested. http://www.cvc.net/cvcmem/currin/assist/assist.html
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I knew I had this stuck away. This is the recumbent I have in mind making. http://www.simpsonmotorbikes.com/Gary 's MBS 001TN.html http://www.simpsonmotorbikes.com/Gary 's MBS 003TN.html
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OK Steve, I'll letcha alone for now. This ne is even the right color.
http://photos.bravenet.com/207/138/368/8/5B8012616E.jpg
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Dear JT, et al,
    If you want power assist, consider the electric option. Usually the motor is built into the hub. See:
http://www.poweridestore.com/Hub-Motor-Kits http://www.electricrider.com/electricrider/index.htm
    I commute by bicycle every day and in a few years, I figure this might keep me cycling and out of cars untill I retire.
Thanks Roger Haar Tucson, AZ
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Fri, Jun 23, 2006, 8:30am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@physics.arizona.edu (RogerHaar) doth claimeth: Dear JT, et al, If you want power assist, consider the electric option. <snip>
No. For a variety of reasons. Ecologically, I figure your losing by the battery making process, over an I.C. engine (that's runing as it should). You can't fill up your battery at the local gas station. There's a lot more, but basically, it ain't fun. By the way, it ain't a biggie to make your own setup.
If you're willing to put up with a few nuisances, I would say go with steam. Depending on fuel, it can be very ecologically sound, and minimal cost to run. Personally, I think hybrid steam/electric, or steam/air, power would be a much more promising path to follow than the exotic (and expensive) systems the big-shots all seem to think is the way to go. K.I.S.S. usually works best.
This is one choice. http://www.geocities.com/katieanntoo/steamped/steamped.html
But something along these lines would be my first choice. http://www.stanleysteamers.com/stoneman.htm
However, I imagine I would wind up with something along these lines.
http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/davinci/hoyry2.jpg
One is on my list, after a few high priority things get done.
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On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 21:56:25 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T)

that would be fun but not exactly keep you from being a couch potato.
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Fri, Jun 23, 2006, 10:53pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@knight-toolworks.com (Steveknight) healthily spaketh: that would be fun but not exactly keep you from being a couch potato.
I've got bad knees. I could manage on the flats and down hill, but up hills would kill me anymore, so something would be needed.
My option is steam. One day. In the meantime this thread has given me some new inspiration, and new search ideas. And, I've come up with a whole loade of stuff on steam bikes/cycles that I'd never ran across before, and still getting more.
As an aside, if I were going to make a non-powered bike (recumbent), I'd make a trike, not a 2-wheeler, with provisions for a trailer. I'd probably want to streamline it some too. Now that I think one it, I think I'd just make a big-wheel instead. LOL
If you ever need any new bike ideas let me know. Somewhere I've got free plans for a peny-farthing, and a motoriced kids trike, stashed somewhere. Which reminds me, I've also got a picture somewhere of a 3-wheeled bike, with a grindstone - just the thing for making house calls, to sharpen plane blades.
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Which reminds me, I've also got a picture somewhere of a 3-wheeled bike, with a grindstone - just the thing for making house calls, to sharpen plane blades.
I remember a guy who used to pedal around town in my youth who would sharpen everything on a big pedal operated grindstone. It had to be almost two foot in diameter. He would pedal to his location and use the grindstone to sharpen the various tools and implements people brought him. I was too young to notice just how it worked.
My grandfather had a huge grindstone that was on a wheelbarrow base. He would lift the two handles and wheel it to where he wanted to sharpen. Then he would sit down and sharpen the tools. He used to put it on a truck and drive it to the neighboring farms. He would then sharpen their sickle blades used to cut hay. Those things where at least fout feet long.
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Steve knight wrote:

You know, Steve, I used to know a hooker who rode a bicycle. She. too, would peddle her ass all over town.
;-) Glen
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