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Old 01-01-2010, 12:41 PM
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number one: pedal.

two: I usually find them attached to bicycle wheels. (sorry. google it. there's a bunch of different manufacturers.)

three: after reading this sentence, look to your left and to your right. click some of those links. (i was gonna say, "mounted in a bicycle frame," but i let you slide on that one.) or check ebay. they're everywhere.

4. if you want NOS, go to a dentist. if you insist on putting it on your bike, then you should try to find a few more engines for under 150 bucks. you're gonna need them.
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:29 PM
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humsuckler's tip of the year.

"when things start looking like nails, put down the hammer"

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Old 01-01-2010, 02:25 PM
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Bairdco,
You are such a lift to my spirits on this snowy day!!

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Old 01-03-2010, 09:12 AM
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Stay outta dark alleys and don't take any wooden nickels... seiously, on my current build, a Grubee 4S, I wanted the motor mount flnges to fit properly and tried a fine rotary file chucked up in a hand drill. Worked like a charm on the soft metal. Unlike Dremel attachments, the Vermont-American Brand tool is long enough to contact the entire depth of the flanges. Available at Home stores or better hardware stores.
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:02 AM
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Whizzerd,
As far a fab work goes, we are always looking for tools that hold up. Grinding and popping a bit off the tool really s#%ks. I have a 3 set of Vermont American step drills, what a quality product, These things blew through 10ga. all day long. I had a set of Snap-on, the most use they got was bringing them back. Hey... "Tools that really work" that would be a great thread!!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:39 PM
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Speaking of tools that really work, Quick truing stand. Vice-grips, can't live without them!
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:46 PM
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Nice stand and truer. Now that's Ingi-freakin-nuity
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:26 PM
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KIP
Very nice Stand! That could be in a Museum...Some say it's Art... I say artfully done!

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Old 01-15-2010, 09:48 PM
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I can't be the only one this happens too. Everytime i let my bike sit for 2 days or more the clutch will act like it has siezed up. So far the easiest way to correct this would be to jerk the bike backwards. Today turned out kinda nice weatherwise and after the bike had been sitting for maybe a month nothing would get the cluch working until I removed every pad and did a clean up. Even tho it was cold it started up in no time and ran perfect. I'll be riding till it gets cold again.
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:48 PM
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How about using one of these motor kits installed on a bike mounted securely with the rear wheel with the tire off and a belt installed on it you could drive a generator or a pump and have some kind of fan to keep it cool.
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