Anticipation...

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  1. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    So he hasn't slept for the past week, waiting for his new fixie to arrive...

    He can smell that new bike. The scent is trailing from the UPS truck...

    The bike arrives today.

    - CA-G

    Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
     
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  2. J'M Sm'Th

    J'M Sm'Th Guest

    Carla A-G wrote:
    >
    > So he hasn't slept for the past week, waiting for his new fixie to arrive...
    >
    > He can smell that new bike. The scent is trailing from the UPS truck...
    >
    > The bike arrives today.
    >
    > - CA-G
    >
    > Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!

    Has he worn out the 'refresh' button on the browser, trying to track UPS's movements down to the
    linear foot?

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    J'm

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  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo Guest

    J'm Sm'th wrote:

    > Carla A-G wrote:
    > >
    > > So he hasn't slept for the past week, waiting for his new fixie to arrive...
    > >
    > > He can smell that new bike. The scent is trailing from the UPS truck...
    > >
    > > The bike arrives today.
    > >
    > > - CA-G
    > >
    > > Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
    >
    > Has he worn out the 'refresh' button on the browser, trying to track UPS's movements down to the
    > linear foot?
    >
    > --
    > J'm
    >
    > To Reply Direct, Remove Clothes. ...-.-

    ha ha ha ha ha It's offically delivered... Now I only have an hour left at work and a 45 minute
    commute...

    Jimbo...oh boy oh boy oh boy boy oh boy boy oh...(san)
     
  4. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

    "Andrew Thorne" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    >
    > Damn you really CAN"T coast on these things can you?"
    >
    > At least that's what it sounded like on my first fixed foray.

    He has many, many years of experience with fixies, that won't be a problem...

    But me on the other hand...I'm still learning how to stop...

    - CA-G see Carla ride, see Carla attempt to stop, see Carla crash into bushes on the side of
    the road...

    Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
     
  5. Jimbo

    Jimbo Guest

    Andrew Thorne wrote:

    > >
    > >He has many, many years of experience with fixies, that won't be a problem...
    > >
    > >But me on the other hand...I'm still learning how to stop...
    > >
    > >- CA-G see Carla ride, see Carla attempt to stop, see Carla crash into bushes on the side of the
    > > road...
    > >
    > >Can-Am Girls Kick Ass!
    >
    > While the hop-to-rear-wheel-lockup-skid thing is pretty damn cool, please don't tell me you ride
    > on LI without at least a front brake...
    >
    > -Andrew "Thinks Can Am Girls should kick ass, not be hood ornaments" Thorne

    A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at anticipating
    and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden voyage for me was
    brakeless...

    Jimbo(san)
     
  6. Jimbo

    Jimbo Guest

    Andrew Thorne wrote:

    > >
    > >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    > >anticipating and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden voyage
    > >for me was brakeless...
    > >
    > >
    > >Jimbo(san)
    >
    > As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of doing something dangerous,
    > "be carepul".
    >
    > Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work on
    > brakes next....
    >
    > -Andrew

    What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    right up with hand brakes?

    Jimbo(san)
     
  7. J'M Sm'Th

    J'M Sm'Th Guest

    "jimbo(san)" wrote:
    >
    > Andrew Thorne wrote:
    >
    > > >
    > > >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    > > >anticipating and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden
    > > >voyage for me was brakeless...
    > > >
    > > >
    > > >Jimbo(san)
    > >
    > > As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of doing something
    > > dangerous, "be carepul".
    > >
    > > Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work on
    > > brakes next....
    > >
    > > -Andrew
    >
    > What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    > right up with hand brakes?
    >
    > Jimbo(san)

    Either. Depends upon the bike. Some have both.

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  8. On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:57:27 -0400, "jimbo(san)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Andrew Thorne wrote:
    >
    >> >
    >> >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    >> >anticipating and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden
    >> >voyage for me was brakeless...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Jimbo(san)
    >>
    >> As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of doing something
    >> dangerous, "be carepul".
    >>
    >> Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work on
    >> brakes next....
    >>
    >> -Andrew
    >
    >What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    >right up with hand brakes?

    My kids started with disc brakes because they offer superior modulation. .










    Coaster.
     
  9. J'M Sm'Th

    J'M Sm'Th Guest

    P e t e F a g e r l i n wrote:
    >
    > On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:57:27 -0400, "jimbo(san)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Andrew Thorne wrote:
    > >
    > >> >
    > >> >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    > >> >anticipating and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden
    > >> >voyage for me was brakeless...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >Jimbo(san)
    > >>
    > >> As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of doing something
    > >> dangerous, "be carepul".
    > >>
    > >> Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work
    > >> on brakes next....
    > >>
    > >> -Andrew
    > >
    > >What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    > >right up with hand brakes?
    >
    > My kids started with disc brakes because they offer superior modulation.

    Amplitude, Frequency, Pulse or Phase?

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    J'm

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  10. Dave W

    Dave W Guest

    On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:57:27 -0400, "jimbo(san)" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Andrew Thorne wrote:
    >
    >> >
    >> >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    >> >anticipating and really only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden
    >> >voyage for me was brakeless...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Jimbo(san)
    >>
    >> As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of doing something
    >> dangerous, "be carepul".
    >>
    >> Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work on
    >> brakes next....
    >>
    >> -Andrew
    >
    >What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    >right up with hand brakes?
    >
    >Jimbo(san)
    >

    Depends. My daughters pre sale Schwinn has rear coaster, and front hand. But I added that last part
    myself. :)

    Dave
     
  11. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    J'm Sm'th <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > P e t e F a g e r l i n wrote:
    > >
    > > On Wed, 25 Jun 2003 13:57:27 -0400, "jimbo(san)" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > >Andrew Thorne wrote:
    > > >
    > > >> >
    > > >> >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    > > >> >anticipating
    and really
    > > >> >only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden voyage for me was
    > > >> >brakeless...
    > > >> >
    > > >> >
    > > >> >Jimbo(san)
    > > >>
    > > >> As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle
    of doing
    > > >> something dangerous, "be carepul".
    > > >>
    > > >> Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time
    last
    > > >> weekend. We'll work on brakes next....
    > > >>
    > > >> -Andrew
    > > >
    > > >What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still
    coaster brakes
    > > >or do they start right up with hand brakes?
    > >
    > > My kids started with disc brakes because they offer superior modulation.
    >
    > Amplitude, Frequency, Pulse or Phase?

    Amplitude of braking force, of course.

    Shaun aRe
     
  12. Jimbo

    Jimbo Guest

    Andrew Thorne wrote:

    > >
    > >> >
    > >> >A brake is a complete must have... Although I have to say Carla has gotten very good at
    > >> >anticipating and
    > >really
    > >> >only uses it when really nessesary... RR coming and yes the maiden voyage for me was
    > >> >brakeless...
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >Jimbo(san)
    > >>
    > >> As my not quite three year old son says everytime he's in the middle of
    > >doing
    > >> something dangerous, "be carepul".
    > >>
    > >> Bike content: he figured out how to pedal and steer at the same time last weekend. We'll work
    > >> on brakes next....
    > >>
    > >> -Andrew
    > >
    > >What do kids usually get on their bikes these days... is it still coaster brakes or do they start
    > >right up with hand brakes?
    > >
    > >Jimbo(san)
    > >
    >
    > Well the classic place to start is with a brakeless fixie (with three wheels).
    >
    > We skipped that step as a buddy of mine gave my son a Giant Animator BMXy thing with coaster
    > brake. It was a bit aspirational as the gift was given before he could even walk. I'll probably
    > add handbrakes to it sometime in the next year or so to get him used to the idea. I figure his
    > next bike will probably be handbrakes only.
    >
    > If I had it to do over (which I do, as my other son just turned one) I'd go the tricycle route
    > first. The fact that there's no freewheel makes the connection between turning pedals and forward
    > motion much more clear.
    >
    > -Andrew

    ya' see fixed is always the way to go!!!!

    jimbo(san)
     
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