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DIY Bendix Automatic Adjusting Cone Lock Nut Tool

In order to disassemble and reassemble a Bendix Automatic 2 speed “kickback) hub you need a special tool. I made this crude one from a socket a few years ago.

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The tool goes in to the 2 slots on the adjusting cone lock nut.
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Since I didn’t use a deep socket to make the tool I have to hold it with vice-grips. Use an adjustable wrench to hold the adjusting cone while you remove the lock nut.
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Tank Bike Night

Last night was Tank Bike Night at our Thursday Night Pub Pedal. A good turn-out of cool old factory tank bikes plus some great custom tanks. You can probably guess which one was mine.

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Poster I made for the event.
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Coffee Outside

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I recently decided to do the Coffee Outside thing on some of my rides. Doing it cheaply was my main goal.

After watching several videos on different alcohol stove designs I decided on what seemed the simplest and made mine from an aluminum beer bottle.
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I bought a little stainless pot at Walmart for about $5.
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For my pour-over set-up I cut off the top of a Gatorade bottle to make a funnel. Since these photos were taken I’ve put the lid back on with a couple of holes drilled in it so the coffee steeps a little longer. I use the standard coffee filters which we already have at home.
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For a windscreen I first used aluminum foil and later epoxied together a few pieces cut from cans.
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Not being a real coffee geek I’m fine using the same pre-ground cheap coffee that we use in our automatic drip maker at home.

If I continue to do this I’m sure I will tweak and refine my system.

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Rail-To-Trail Crossroads

Before leaving Missouri to return home from Buddy’s Pedal Fest we drove to the town of Windsor. Windsor is where the Katy and the new Rock Island rails-to-trails intersect. I hopped on Nova’s bike and rode around briefly.

The Katy crossing over the Rock Island.

The Katy crossing over the Rock Island.

Looking down on the Rock Island from the Katy.

Looking down on the Rock Island from the Katy.

Abandoned bike on the Rock Island.

Abandoned bike on the Rock Island.

On the Rock Island and the Katy above.

On the Rock Island and the Katy above.

In town.

In town.

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Buddy’s Pedal Fest 2016

This past weekend we drove to Pleasant Hill, Missouri to attend Buddy’s Pedal Fest which is a bike show, swap and ride along with a bbq and this year live music. This is our 3rd time attending the event and we always have a great time.

The video is from the ride following the show and swap…

Many photos…

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A Beginner’s Guide To Bicycle Geocouching

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What is Bicycle Geocouching?
“Finding a dumped, upholstered, couch, loveseat or chair while on a bike ride & photograph yourself sitting on the furniture with your bike also in the photo.”

Follow the simple steps below to make your first Bicycle Geocouch score…



Spot a dumped couch while on a bicycle ride.
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Lean bicycle against couch.
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Set self-timer on phone or camera. Lean phone/camera against an object like your water bottle or a found object. Push the shutter button on phone/camera.
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Seat yourself on the couch and strike a pose.
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That’s It!

Practice these simple steps in your living room so you’ll be well prepared while in the field.
With a lot of hard work and a little luck you too can become an awesome Bicycle Geocoucher.

As with any extreme sport, Bicycle Geocouching has it’s risks. Please be careful and enjoy.

Like the Bicycle Geocouching Facebook page where you can share your Geocouching finds.
Also check out the Bicycle Geocouching map with scores from all over the world. E-mail us or contact us through the FB page to have your find added to the map.

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