Friday, February 8, 2008

Soft Pedal

This is what happens to your chainwheel when you lunge into the pedals while forcing your beach cruiser up a slight incline.   The gap around that peg results in a very annoying hesitation when pedaling.



In order to avoid having to apply that much force, it is advised that you install a multi-speed hub.



Those of you new to this blog might not know how much I love bicyles

15 comments:

Black Heart Candle said...

I don't suppose this contraption is burqa safe?

D said...

Ah, Black Candle - you now know Lavi's secret - his bicycle contraption is *not* safe for the burqa despite the ruse of a chainguard. It is a trap for the devout but unwary who happen to be walking the Strip but who venture too close as he "lunges" past.

(how or why someone who is devout would be in Las Vegas is an exercise left to the reader)

Lavi D. said...

Mm mm folks...

I rode the Casino Cruiser to the bar tonight and I talked to women.

Intelligent, attractive women, I'll have you know.

I consider this an achievement.

D said...

Congratulations!

I'm stuck in Atlanta on a business trip with my bike languishing back home in the garage.

The_Scum said...

Then why are you back home and posting so early?

Something doesn't snap for me with the top picture. Don't pedals connect to a shaft that goes through the center of the 'chainwheel'?

It just isn't making sense to me the point you are attempting to make.

Rock Candy said...

Yes, but how much did they charge you, Lavi?

The_Scum said...

D said...
Congratulations!

I'm stuck in Atlanta on a business trip with my bike languishing back home in the garage.

February 8, 2008 7:21 PM


Perhaps while D is stuck in Atlanter he could lubricate the Candle's burqa?

Black Heart Candle said...

Oh d is in my neck of hootersville?

I do hope he likes the vaccuum bed.

Rock Candy said...

I don't know about D, but a vaccuum bed just leaves me flat.

D said...

I feel a bit naive; to me a vacuum bed is a hold-down device used with industrial lathes, mills, and grinders. A brief investigation quickly revealed a new and interesting application of the same technology. Flat indeed...
And so much simpler than duct tape.

Alas, I'm on a business trip: places to go, breakfast to eat, rental car miles to burn.

vinnymoe said...

I know the feeling D. I just landed in northen Ca. 900 Mi. from my Sonoran shack. But only 250 or so from Hooterville. I'll go visit uncle Joe in a week or two.

Lavi, I'm whith Scmmy,on being cornfused, (1 where did this peg come from? (2 how did it get stuck in what seems to be your sprocket? and (3 How can you have a beach/srip cruiser if you don't have a Bendix; What the F is a Nexus?

Lavi D. said...

Then why are you back home and posting so early?

Baby steps.   Also, I didn't want to get trashed in the bar - like the last few times.

Don't pedals connect to a shaft that goes through the center of the 'chainwheel'?

You are absolutely correct.   This is old Murrican stuff.  
Think Schwinn.   Solid steel, one-piece crank.

vinnymoe said...

By the by Lavi, cool paint job. Why do I think you did it yourself?

vinnymoe said...

Let's try to clear up the logistics, "D" is in Atlanta. "Lavi D" is still in Sin City.

Correct?

Lavi, maybe next time you'l find one to put on the handle bars and ride like the wind!

The_Scum said...

"Lavi, maybe next time you'l find one to put on the handle bars and ride like the wind!

February 9, 2008 8:09 AM"

And if she isn't wearing panties she'll whistle while you pedal.

Whistle would be best case, her meat flaps flapping would be worst?


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