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New member
« on: January 07, 2012, 07:45:48 AM »
Hi Everyone most of you probably know me from otherpower,
as Norm ....anyway, was a real effort on my part gettng
climbing on board.....those icons and letters! I'm a real
dummy when it comes to navigating on the internet !  ::)
You'll probably see me a lot on human power and NiCad
batteries.
I got some kind of crap in my left eye right before Christmas
and ....well it got scratched and infected....taking some kind
of drops small bottle 1 drop 4x a day figure @$45 a bottle
(small bottle) probably 25 cents a drop.
So I'm not going to be doing too much for awhile on the computer....
 Yesterday was real agony dialating drops at
the Dr.'s and the sun was bright! hardly a cloud in the sky....
second day this week . Even with sunglasses things were
too bright....like welding without a helmet...good grief!
.....had to do some driving.....

Glad to be aboard / :)
Norm.


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Re: New member
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 07:55:53 AM »
Hey Norm!!  Take care of the eye, been there (welder)  Hope all is better soon.
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Re: New member
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 08:16:24 AM »
Welcome aboard, hope your eye heals quickly, I've been there too so I feel for ya.
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Re: New member
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012, 08:30:06 PM »
I can't believe that a whole month has gone by since I had trouble with my
eye...well to make it a short story it started feeling better by the next day.
I got busy doing things and a couple days later I forgot that my eye had
even been bothering me.

......be nice if all my ailments would go away so quickly and easily....
but doubt if that will ever happen.

in the meantime I've added to my exercise equipment....a Weslo Pursuit E-26
which will give me a workout with my upper body.
Norm

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Re: New member
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2012, 10:56:31 PM »
I have noticed your nick on another forum, but unfortunately I never looked into your projects much. I'd love to find out more.
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Re: New member
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012, 10:32:11 AM »
good to see you here norm!  i always enjoy reading about your pedgens! 

i'm constantly having issues with getting stuff stuck in my eyes, so can feel your pain!  the thing that keeps me going while my eye(s) are hurting is that i know it won't last forever.  kinda keeps my spirits up!

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Re: New member
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 11:15:54 PM »
I have noticed your nick on another forum, but unfortunately I never looked into your projects much. I'd love to find out more.
Will do....I'm used to pedaling along leisurely like 10 - 20 minutes per session and a
total of 100 minutes yields a satisfactory 50 watt/hrs.
.....but right now I got a flat tire after an equivalent 1000miles or so....that's a 12 inch
diameter tire...not too bad.
.....but the new tube and tire just keeps going flat and I don't understand why :(
I water test it and no leaks install it and everything looks fine like even overnight
....but then all of a sudden it's flat....water test it again and still no leaks not even
from the valve stem.....so I'll try and *slime* it.
all the time I have for tonight....will keep you posted.
Norm.

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Re: New member
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 07:22:56 AM »
Hey Norm....

Welcome to the "Better" board.  8) Glad you're here...........

Bill

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Re: New member
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 07:43:54 AM »
good to see you here norm!  i always enjoy reading about your pedgens! 

i'm constantly having issues with getting stuff stuck in my eyes, so can feel your pain!  the thing that keeps me going while my eye(s) are hurting is that i know it won't last forever.  kinda keeps my spirits up!

adam
I know it's hard to resist the temptation to rub your eyes and for me...I do it when
my eyes feel dry and scratchy ....I told the eye doc about it and they gave me a
couple of bottles of eye drops .....artificial tears.....so that might help in case you've
never tried it?

Yep ....I enjoy the exercise bike especially when I'm gradually losing weight (not as
much as when I first started) substituting it for snacks that drive my sugar level up...
I lie to myself and keep saying ..maybe I'll have a snack after this 10 minute session
and finally the urge goes away.  half the battle is staying away from bread....
one whole sandwich , 2 slices leads to another....and another and then I just give up
and say maybe tomorrow....breadaholic ?

(like pedal faster...harder Norm   that urge is slipping up on you again)
Know what I mean?
Norm.

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Re: New member
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 09:47:45 AM »
Hey Norm....
Welcome to the "Better" board.  8)
Bill

Bill;

Glad you thing so! I haven't spent much time on things here lately but the other guys are working daily to get it up to snuff and running smooth.

Been a few glitches but overall I think this place is shaping up nicely.

Very active and very interesting stuff going on here.

So hoist a beverage of your choice and give three cheers for the crew!

Tom
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Re: New member
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 01:43:41 PM »
Hey Norm....

Welcome to the "Better" board.  8) Glad you're here...........

Bill
Better board....certainly seems to be Bill and thanks .....and Tom.


Oh by the way went to K-Mart to get some *slime* for the little tube
of the tire on the PedGen $7 for 4 times what I need? No thanks !
So I run across CFLs 13 watt lowered to $1.99 from $4.99 got 2 for
my shed....Ah ....but then the wife was all tee d of because she couldn't
find me....so forget that....then casually glanced at 13 watters in Giant Eagle
at $5.99?  Wow ! getting more tee d off as I look at all these big Yellow signs
Sale ....Sale   like 4 for $5  you save etc. etc.  hard to believe back in '57
A&P  had cans of stuff on sale for 10 cents a can.   
What a bunch of malarkey they try to get you to believe  and to top it off....
some people actually believe they're saving....
I'm not mad just sad how things are going....

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Re: New member
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 01:56:43 PM »
Norm
You should go ahead and get a $2.oo innertube
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Re: New member
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 02:33:30 PM »
Norm;

I had a very similar issue with my ATV trailer tires / tubes.

Bought 3 new tubes before one actually held air. Cheap Chinese stuff just seeped air out but no actual "holes". Inferior rubber that is not a true barrier to air. Tire guy says that is not an uncommon thing.

As always "NEW" does NOT mean "GOOD". So many companies use the customer as quality control and that is simply not fair Cheaper to replace than inspect. Wonder how many just buy another without seeking warranty replacement?

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« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 02:43:14 PM »
   Went through the same thing with our (my wife's) riding mower.  Went through it from one end
to the other, and one of the jobs was to put new back tires on it.  So, spring comes, grass grows,
and away it goes.  Next day, flat back tire.  No nails etc, couldn't see bubbles even at 15 lbs.  Long
story a little shorter, ended up putting in tubes.  In brand new $50 a piece tires.  Should have sent
them back, but didn't.
    Good part?  Wife is happy, therefore I am happy. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:35 PM »
Well bj....making the wife happy....yeah #1 priority....
and mine made me happy by finally consenting to get the
new exercise machine....and I remark after we get it put
together.....well that's that ....just got to figure how to
hook it up to a generator.....
"What do you want to do that for? can't you just use it to
exercise?"
  So right off I think....oh oh better not go there
so I'm just going to duplicate the arms on my PedGen
and after making a more comfortable seat and some
rollers for the front end so we can roll it around. I'm done
with the idea of making the Weslo p-26 into a PedGen.

Okay my PedGen now has a solid rubber tire and direct
chain drive....no coaster brake....came off a kids toy bike
next step up from a tricycle.....I expect 5000 miles from
this one....it's a grown-up's toy now !

So Tom no flats now !  and Woof I got the whole bike for $1
LOL !
Norm