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Ellsworth the dog's Human Powered Taxi

Bike tags: Commuter | basket bike | coaster brake | dog transport | triangle bike
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NOS Nashbar rigid MTB - 1 1/4" threaded headset

80's aluminum BMX bars from my first BMX bike - probably Cyclepro, Stem is generic on 1 1/8" adapter

Stock Nasbar fork and headset

Inexpensive Alex single wall rim

Shimano coaster with same inexpensive Alex single wall rim

Vintage Cook Bros Racing cranks on stock bb

Sweet Rhino saddle on cheapo ProMax post

GT platforms with KMC single speed chain

Sakae chainring 43/16

This a fairly faithful reproduction of the legendary Pittsburgh Triangle Messenger Bikes that made up their Triangle's vast fleet. Back before 2000 these workhorses were everywhere but now they are all but extinct. It is a great vehicle for transporting anything from groceries to Ellsworth the Lhasa Apso. He seems to enjoy being in the basket and going for rides.

People who friended this bike janky, unixd0rk, Fjord, Jrader80, floggingdavy, cyclebob13, fastfixie, Joey Volpe,

baller basket

i have the same basket on my tandem. love that it holds a 30 rack.

Where does one find a bike

Where does one find a bike basket like this? Nice ride.

Big Basket

Wald still makes this enormous basket. Any bike shop can order you one.

the headset

where did you find the 1 1/4" headset? I need one for my old cannondale? how did you work the stem?

Re: Stem and Headset

The GhostRider is correct there is an adapter that is basically an 1 1/8" O.D. quill with no extension. The threadless stem clamps on to that. The 1 1/4" headset came with the frameset - luckily.

the stem

It looks like the stem is fitted to one of those quill adapters -- very popular if you want to fit a "pop-top" stem onto an older, threaded fork steerer tube.

It's a great ride

How does a "beater" also look so very nice? I don't know, but you've worked some magic there! And your dog is very cute!

Ellsworth is SOOO NIIIIIICE!

Code section 12435768430, subsection 23283987, paragraph 87, requires all Lhasa Apsos weighing greater than 47.5 grams to have their own helmets.

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. ~Christopher Morley



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