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I want a quadricycle

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    Nice.

    The fork is this: http://www.somafab.com/archives/product/lugged-disc-cyclocross-fork. Got a close out on ebay. I thought the Linskey carbon fork was too stiff.

    This was an experiment discussed with the Rando boys out west. I was thinking about getting a custom rando fork but this is good enough for me at my advanced age and low miles.
     
  2. televillian

    televillian Tele-Holic

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    Oct 3, 2013
    Clarkdale, AZ
    double your pleasure
     
  3. LeftFinger

    LeftFinger Tele-Afflicted

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    Aug 16, 2015
    Saskatchewan
    :lol::lol:I want one too . There's room for an engine on it
     
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  4. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    My initial choice for the green disc bike was a tapered ENVE. But I read it was super stiff. And I had bought a 2014 Disc Roubaix I kept for only 6 months and sold due to being too stiff and too small biggest tire fit and ordered the Green Machine frameset. [my 3rd 'Strong' frame in 15 years]

    Decided to go straight 1-1/8" steel powder coated to match although it was more coin actually. I figured I could always put a carbon fork on later. I am so happy with the hand made steel fork it won't happen.

    I have two road bikes with tapered steerer forks and find them stiffer than I require. Both those bikes have a Trans-X Anti Shock Stem. I also chose handle bars that in a carbon flex test lost the worst for being most flex. Most folks that read that test ordered the stiffest. ;)
     
  5. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

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    Jan 27, 2010
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    Great minds think alike :D I hadnt heard of the Trans-x but I am aware of similar products over the years.
     
  6. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Hard to find in the US, but shipped for free from the UK @ 68.00 each, worth the price of admission IMO.

    The Domane of course has the ISO seatmast De-coupler thingy, but the other 'non endurance' Madone has a Syntace P6 seatpost that also flexes by design about 2/3 as much as the Domane mast and thus embellishes enough as to be worth it to me. These two Treks also fit fairly biggish tires that inflate out to just shy of 29mm on the right rims.

    The green disc Strong bike had a shim and a 25.4 C2 Cannondale post. The logic being the smaller diameter post should flex more. Although after riding the P6 and De-coupled setups it is not nearly as effective.

    The Domane front will take a 32mm tire and has a slightly bigger front tire than rear in summer. 28.5mm rear 31.5mm front aired up with the flex stem and de-coupler makes for diminished shock from the road, so you'd notice. And without having to run too low higher resistance tire pressures. Keeps me on the bike a bit longer. [plus I weigh 95 kilos]. Some tech should not be ignored... ;)
     
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  7. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

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    Jan 27, 2010
    south carolina
    I can dig it. I'm a little north of that weight since I had to cut back on my mileage, plus it has been viciously hot here for the last couple of years.

    I had a bonk episode on a 90 degree 90 percent humidity day a couple of years ago and havent been the same since.
     
  8. robt57

    robt57 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    You almost died of the dehydration sound like...
     
  9. mgreene

    mgreene Tele-Holic

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    Jan 27, 2010
    south carolina
    It werent good. I have had heat stress once and this wasnt as bad as far as feeling life threatening. BOnk + heat distress is bad when you get older.
     
  10. hemingway

    hemingway Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    It looks fun - but I'm not seeing the point. A slower and heavier bike that doesn't corner well? Not on my wishlist.
     
  11. chemobrain

    chemobrain Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Nov 5, 2016
    oakland ca.
    It's harder to parallel park and it has more friction from having 4 wheels and It probably won't flip over on a tight turn, maybe.
     
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