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Old 04-07-2016, 11:00 PM
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Originally Posted by biker61 View Post
I put on a speedometer yesterday on the Hightide and I rode about 40 miles today,The new seat with actual springs gave me no problems,did have one problem though ,the front sprocket on the wide crank pedals became stationary while pedaling,I had to use flintstone brakes to stop when I got home. I did 4 spot welds on it and all seems well.That just shouldn't have happened but so far the only prob with the kit. According to the speedometer I hit 30 couple times on a downhill grade,that's just really fast on a bicycle.This one is now my favorite even though the homemade one I built will do 35 easily.
Sounds like its running well for sure. So the pedal sprocket welds separated from the crank plate ...Bummer, first one I have heard that failed. Must of been a one piece crank style? The wide cranks I've used are 3 pc. and the sprocket is connected by one wedge you hammer in and use a set bolt. Seems pretty heavy duty but is very ugly compared to the one pc wide cranks I have seen.
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