[python] python work and web update

  • From: Ray Schümacher <mtb@xxxxxxx>
  • To: python@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 May 2005 08:38:54 -0700

Good morning all,

I just posted some new pics of the completed(?) python at:
Paint, front gears and front brake added. The front brake is a big help! The 3 
chainrings help even out the cadence at speeds other than cruising. I had found 
that pushing hard in middle ring up a 10%+ grade was too difficult to keep 
upright. I tipped and cracked the original welded brake post off of the front. 
Notice that it is now an extension of the pivot; I replace the lower bolt with 
a 5/16 hardened stud and drilled the brake to fit over it. 

I rode several miles Sunday and had to do exhibitions for various kids (and 
adults) along the way.
I'm still trying to get the feel for hands-off - I can ride on wide streets for 
a few seconds before having to correct suddenly. I do now feel a distinct 
competition for control between hands and feet, and I ride with just fingertips 
on the brake levers.

I need to move the seat forward about 2-3cm; my legs extend well now, but I 
feel much more in my knees and lower quads with the reclined position. Scooting 
forward on the seat puts more force/work back into the hamstrings/glutes.


Ray Schumacher
La Jolla, CA (near San Diego)



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