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Old 08-21-2011, 09:17 AM
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Dave, I think there's a post here abt Caswell tank sealer that you should run a search on to fix the Kreem... I don't recall the details.

GH, what hub are you running now?

Have you seen the new Trek bike with a belt drive and 2 speed automatic shimano hub?
If I had big $'s for a MAB, I'd sure like to try that setup...

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Old 08-21-2011, 11:42 AM
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My Paughco Porkster fuel tank came today. I won it on eBay. New with a primer coat on the outside and Kreem coated inside. I've been waiting for it due to needing it to get the dimensions right on my La Cycles(Thai) BigMo. I'm cutting the frame on the top and lower tubes to strech the frame and needed the tank so I can figure the King/Queen seat I'm fab'ing. The tank is real nice with 2 fuel ports, 1 a dummy, and it has tabs out the front and back of the tunnel. I'll be drilling through the frame and spudding the holes so I can bolt through the frame. The tank and tabs will help reinforce the cut and weld job.

I took the dummy gas tank plug off that comes with the Kreem that had been used in the tank. I wanted to feel if there was Kreem inside so I stuck my finger inside and felt it. I also felt the place where it had started to pull off the steel in big strips I think the etchant step was skipped or something or it had not been chemically cleaned.

I contacted the seller, we'll see what they do.
Dave have you or anyone else seen these Sportster peanut tanks from Just Gas Tanks.com?

They look interesting but maybe a little too big at 2.4 gallons but $99 is a good price. Sure would dress a bike up though and mounting looks easy enough for almost any frame.
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Old 08-21-2011, 12:51 PM
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Rode the Mango out to the strip mall and locked it to a handicap sign. Sat down and had a nice breakfast. Walked over to the grocery store and picked up a few items and put them in the basket and rode home.

This is so nice compared to the happy time that I don't see happy getting too much use anymore.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:31 PM
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What's a Mango? Is it a brand of bicycle or motor kit?

I built a camera bracket for my bicycle out of scrap hobby stuff:
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:37 PM
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Nope, but to me it works fast and it's way cheaper, so cheap I can even give it away to friends. I take their flat tubes, and give them a ready tube, while taking the old tubes, to patch them, and inject some tire caulk. I have one friend here who is a slime brand fan, and that is great too. As long as we are riding and not changing flats, I don't worry if they have Slime, home brew, Stans, Briggs & Stratton blue goo, etc. It's all good.

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Its not the real thing..
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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The Mango http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/...c3gry_2100.jpg

My Mango http://motorbicycling.com/f40/mango-...3-a-29974.html
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:42 PM
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Thanks for the link. That looks great. It looks very similar to a SE bike for sale at Nashbar right now. Not necessarily the same, but I like the shape of it a lot, and the fact it uses square-taper cranks gives a lot of crank options (such as shift kit etc)
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:44 PM
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Rode a small curvy bumpy walking path not meant for a bicycle

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Old 08-21-2011, 07:47 PM
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Nope, but to me it works fast and it's way cheaper, so cheap I can even give it away to friends. I take their flat tubes, and give them a ready tube, while taking the old tubes, to patch them, and inject some tire caulk. I have one friend here who is a slime brand fan, and that is great too. As long as we are riding and not changing flats, I don't worry if they have Slime, home brew, Stans, Briggs & Stratton blue goo, etc. It's all good.
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I make my own tire slime, from $1 caulk from Walmart, with the same amount of $1 window wash (blue automotive type). I've sealed bike tires, tubes, and lawnmower tubeless tires with the stuff.
From here SLIME - Worldwide Leader in Tire Care - Repairing a flat tire? Slime Tire & Tube Sealant
The bright green liquid, synonymous with Slime, is actually a delivery system for fibers, rubber particles and other sealing agents. As the liquid gets forced out through the puncture it carries along with it the larger puncture repairing ingredients which pack into and seal the hole, preventing air loss.

You made no mention of these particulates.
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http://shop.bgsengineclinic.com/images/Briggs/BSTek2Sealer.jpg
I just ran over my second nail all I did was pull it out still riding brodder. Your ho made does not have the tiny particles that slime patented. I have no idea what that pict of stuff is? Looks like repackaged slime would be my first guess? The original stuff is so cheap enough I'll stay right with what I have been running for 40 years now. Have not had a need to research anything else. Budget Bicycle Center - Tire and Tube Sealant - By Slime For Sale Online


Right on man! As long as we are not using them patches I forgot what those even look like?
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:57 PM
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GH, what hub are you running now?
Cassette type hubs with disk brake mounts. I lost interest in J shafts and gears. I had a Nuvinci Hub that held up real well tho only internal hub I ever tried. I don't like hubs with non alloy type axles that warp/bend. I found I had good luck with chromolly type axles and the quick disconnect hubs. ''no warping axles''. My new all time favorite hub came with my currant boxer.
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