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Old 02-08-2011, 09:12 PM
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Also spokes can stretch over time with the stresses and strains that they endure. Locking the nipples in place will have no benefit to you in this regard.
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:55 AM
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just an idea but prolly best on take a tip leave a tip ,... dont jb weld the spokes or zip tie them but yet i have seen the zip ties help... well nothing seems to help the chain tensioner from spinning.... also now i have a problem with the coaster brake rim i installed anyways and i am going to leave details on how i fixed it.. can i ride it with out the brake pads or somehow make it a free wheel .??? i have v brakes on it already...
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:39 PM
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You can remove the brake shoes from it, or just repair it. Both are just as labor intensive as the other. if you leave the v-brake and the coaster brake both functioning you can have "dual" brakes on one wheel.
Check out Sheldon's tutorial on a coaster brake hub for more info:
One-Speed Bicycle Coaster Brakes
I highly recommend the Park Tools link in his tutorial.
Park Tool Co. ParkTool Blog Coaster Hub Overhaul (Pedal Brake Hub)
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:35 AM
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took the whole thing apart and put it back together just to find out that the bearing burned up inside of it .... dont know where to get another one so i will just buy a new rim or another bike and new motor to start fresh.. heard those raw motors are kinda good
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Old 03-04-2011, 11:01 AM
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Don't throw away your washers..

I used to build bikes and grills for Sporting Good stores and Wal-mart, my boss told me "Don't even f*** with the washers."

..Now I wish I had used the washers on my bike engine kit.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:18 PM
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i was replacen my throttle cable with a brake cable and used the cramps that came with the cables, clampt it down and now i dont need the fuel needle adjustment needle ;which is good me and a friend were tinkerin with my bike and he unscrewed it enough on a test run it fell out . I put a screw that fit in its place and my bike was idlen just rite and so the cramp i put on the end of the throttle cable was just purfect Johnny riggen sumetimes workout for the best
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Old 03-09-2011, 01:18 PM
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Hey, nice!

Can you take a picture of that brilliant idea?
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:43 PM
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Hey, this is a tip I thought I might pass on. the bolt in the picture might look familiar, particularly to drummers. It came off the rack tom of someone's drum kit. I discovered that these lug bolts fit right into the threads of the china-girl type motors, and I use them on the down tube(FRONT) motor mount of both my gas bikes. the stock studs are infamously weak and prone to breakage. if you are a drummer, you might have a ton of these, and if you're not, the local music store probably sells them. They are sold in a variety of lengths. I have found they work well on the front mount(the one most likely to have it's stud lengths modified) all you need is a drum key to adjust or remove. Not exactly earth shattering, but it helped solve my problems for good.
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:18 PM
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Would I be better to baby it for the first 100 miles or gal of fuel or push it to its limit. Thanks for the answer about the lock. was debating on a U type lock or chain/cable.
I carry a U-lock and cable or chain (hardened) to be flexible to the situation I need to park in. I've heard the U-locks with a round key can easilly be picked.
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:36 PM
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The little clip thingy on the end of my clutch cable came off. Down by the clutch arm. I used a crimp on wire connector to fix it. Real cheap fix!

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