Okay, well, I’ve had it since about October and it has about 700 miles on it, but I just finished building it! I got the brake on and working, got my speedometer all squared away with 3 magnets (:D), put crutch feet and bargrips on the tips of my T7 to make it utterly UPD proof, and I got my 3 bottle cages rocking it up just in time to try a century today (will be riding into the sunset, … and past it… it’s gonna be dark. :-P)
I have it all finished JUST in time to gut it and replace the frame, brake, spokes, and hub once I get Schlumpf’s & Kris’s geared hub.
Here are a couple… they’re each 1024x768… is that too large? (if so, I’ll scale them down)
I don’t recommend having two carousel views running at the same time… my implementation is a bit too CPU hungry…
Let me know what you guys think of my rig! I’m pretty proud of it! (And yeah, you can knock on me if you want, for the condition of that center plate joint in my T7. I snapped it months ago and my dad and I rewelded it. Never painted it, so it’s rusty :))
Very nice. I like the two rear bottle holsters. I just moved my bottle cage from the front of my T7 to the rear, in order to accommodate a light for the front, and I don’t think I’ll be able to get used to the bottle under and behind me while riding.
i notice you have your caliper brake mounted on the front of the nimbus frame- i might be imagining this but all the other caliper brake set ups i have seen have been attached to the rear crossover tube on the back of the nimbus frame… What is the difference, if any, of these varying caliper brake set ups?
@BrianO, is the KH seatpost really all that bad? That’s the first I’ve heard of twisting in that type of post! And if anyone will break it, believe me, I will… :-/
Oh yeah, and I got all four crutch feet at Target for like $1.49.
And yeah, I USED all three bottle holders yesterday… Like, two bottles just isn’t enough. I did my big century last night, and there were a couple times where I didn’t have water for 5 or 10 miles, because I’d run out and didn’t want to stop for a refill. I do think the vertical orientation of the bottles makes them easier to get at when you’re riding, but I didn’t have that in mind when I put the holder on… I was just thinking “hey, I need more bottles… oooh, this looks cool!”
and @napalm, yeah, you’re probably assuming I put a bit of thought into where I put my brake… I didn’t Most people probably wouldn’t want to actually drill through their nimbus frames, but I did… I hope I didn’t weaken it critically. I don’t think I have. But anyway, I was just thinking that having the brake in front of the frame would cause it to be pulled away from the frame by the rim during braking, thus opening the brake slightly and allowing me to pull harder without the brake crunching on the rim and grabbing really quickly due to the compression of the brake getting pushed toward the frame if I’d mounted it on the rear. Not the best explanation, sorry :). I think you know what I mean…
[QUOTE=chuckaeronutAnd yeah, I USED all three bottle holders yesterday… Like, two bottles just isn’t enough. I did my big century last night, and there were a couple times where I didn’t have water for 5 or 10 miles, because I’d run out and didn’t want to stop for a refill. I do think the vertical orientation of the bottles makes them easier to get at when you’re riding, but I didn’t have that in mind when I put the holder on… I was just thinking “hey, I need more bottles… oooh, this looks cool!” :)[/QUOTE]
How was the ride last night? Did you ride from Irvine to SD? How long did it take you? Were you sore? Congratulations!
Have you had a UPD with the twin bottles yet? I’m just wondering how they would hold up. I know how expensive those twin bottle cages are.
Nice job on the welding. Did you happen to call UDC to see if they would replace the T7 that broke?
Overall, it looks like you have a great setup. I’m jealous. Again, congratulations on the ride…I wish I would have come.