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    What are you listening to?

    Because Amanda Palmer and Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill are one heck of a combo: And also because Amanda Palmer knows some amazing people:
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    Airship

    I think #1 and #5 would be absolutely, almost ridiculously awesome...:inlove:
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    VW Bus Bike

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!:heart::inlove::heart::inlove::heart::heart::heart: (every dog within a ten-mile radius begins to bark) :20:
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    Who here has pin striped?

    I have never dared to pinstripe with my clumsy flippers-but idiots like me are who auto parts dealers make decals for... :angelic:
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    Donkey Bike

    I could have sworn that one of our Members here made one of these: https://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/balloon-donkey-bike.107679/ :inlove:
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    Vintage Adult 20" DeSoto Trike Lowrider

    If you want to stick to Jazz-why not Mood Indigo? :nerd:
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    Vintage Adult 20" DeSoto Trike Lowrider

    SQEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! :inlove:
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    I’m new, I’m new, I don’t know what to do.

    Calipers are about to be your very best friend johnsmith! :grin: You don't need a lot of fancy tools or knowledge to get started either! If you have a Friendly Local Bike Shop nearby, just carry the parts in question in the store and see what they recommend for tools and replacement parts-as...
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    Vintage Adult 20" DeSoto Trike Lowrider

    I would definitely go for the banana seat and stays-with a bent seat post to lean it back a few more inches- add padding to the back support stays and you would be in an almost semi-recumbent position, lower but with leg room...and without welding or any body mods on your first build! Stick...
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    less and less

    Re: NC bike laws- As far as I can determine, NC DOT regs on electric bikes are the same as the federal ones (20 MPH un-pedaled max speed, 750 watt maximum), but if the small towns on the island pass local ordinances it won't matter. NC DOT regs on gas-powered(50cc and under) bikes are...
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    What are you listening to?

    Been on a huge Nightwish kick for a while now: And lately i've been listening to a lady named Mary Spender-accomplished fingerpicker and voice like a warm cotton blanket:
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    What have you been riding lately?

    A Mid 1970's Musashi with a sticker reading 'Shabondama'...whatever the heck that means. :21: It's a Japanese commuter that was purchased in Oahu by a serviceman and has seen more countries than I ever will. The seller refused more than $10 for it, just told me to 'enjoy it while I can still...
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    less and less

    I can only speak for myself of course: I have never been a huge builder of bikes-I don't have the funds for even this relatively inexpensive hobby. The only Build-off I have ever participated in was due to the charity of a local Bike shop who let me raid his dumpster. I do fix up the ones my...
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    The Simplicity of it All

    Good point. The single speed bicycle is probably the best, simplest and most energy efficient vehicle invented to date, a perfect compromise between carbon-fiber electric assist Uberbike and the Draisine... Unfortunately I have to have to add two minor complexities to make it perfect for me-a...
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    Rusted chain salvage.

    I just scrub off loose rust with a wire brush and then let them soak in a combination of used motor oil and old transmission fluid-they come out supple and smooth, with a plum-colored patina. I live near the coast-NO chain stays shiny here, so I just want them working...
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