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Old 05-06-2012, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: I ride to work but i always ride for fun. how about you!

Originally Posted by wheelbender6 View Post
I usually have an hour or so of maintenance to do after each commute (clutch, chain, etc). My weekend rides are for fun for short errands. I may build a friction drive bike to eliminate some of the maintenance time.
Maintenence is right! I usually carry two crescent wrenches and a decent multi-driver with me anywhere I ride. These things are like Harleys. They vibrate themselves apart. I'm gonna have to invest in some lock-nuts and possibly some lok-tite. I have to tighten most of the major bolts at least once every time I ride it, not to mention chain tightening and occasional clutch adjustments.

I think I'm gonna stockpile some spare parts so I don't have to wait two weeks for replacements to ship. Of course, if my HT breaks down, I can always ride the Ryobi FD. The friction bike gives me very few problems.
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