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Old 08-29-2011, 01:13 AM
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Been removing heaven-only-knows how many years of rust from my wife's bike. Sweating bullets trying to keep track of where I've placed all the parts. Pinching pennies right now, so I have to clean the original parts (vs buying a new fork, seat post, cranks, handlebars, etc.) The build thread is titled "Lovely bike for a lovely lady". I'm hoping she'll let me motorize it so we can ride together someday.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:39 AM
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waiting for my new pair of thorn proof tubes for my MB. Haven't seen them for a few years. I hate fixing flats and I am no fan of slime. last time I used thorn proof tubes and tire protectors on my commuter bike I wore a three inch bald spot on my tire and I still did not get a flat.

I don't see as well as I used to, so I have a harder time spotting those bits of glass and junk in the road. I used to ride one of my bikes with sew-ups for a thirty mile commute(I used to be thirty pounds lighter to) without worrying about flats.

I should get it by next week and will se if they work as well as I remember.


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So your riding around on thin tubes aye. Speaks volumes about your terrain. I had Continental Town & Country Urban Bicycle Tires Good 2.4mm thick tubes with liners and got a flate in to days from a Goathead sticker. and I always tried to avoid them. These are nice thick scabbed tires too. Got the puncture at an angle by the scab tread from the side wall.

I put my Favorite Slime Sealant in there never touched it again.

I personally cannot imagine ever riding around ''especially uber speeds on a Motorized bike'' with a frail thin tube! To me that goes along with riding without a helmet. Real Motorized vehicles don't come with such a thin tube.

I have been riding around for 4 weeks now on a bald rear tire on my BoXer bike. That's the one I pulled the two now nails out of. Little carpenter size picture nails. Same tube Same tire no tire liner its holding air perfectly. No fuss no patch kit no mess.

Nails glass those are absolutely the least of my worries. Its nice to no I have protection tho. Its the stickers here that are absolutely brutal.

I am simply gonna put the very same tube in a new tire http://motorbicycling.com/f53/24-x3-...uty-27659.html
Next round I will go all new again.

A decent tube adds considerable strengths to a weak tire!

I peddled a none motorized bike home across town once carried on my shoulders, Bars Back pack a new H.T. and a J shaft kit a hanging precariously. ''A complete bike with down hill forks still attached'' Had it hanging around my neck and shoulders by the frame. Figure that had to be more than 300 pounds with me on the bike easy. I am the big lumber jack fellow.

http://motorbicycling.com/attachment...-cargo-004.jpg
http://motorbicycling.com/attachment...-cargo-003.jpg

What is a pinch flat and what is a patch kit I forgot? Have not seen those in years now.

Cute little buggers but I got no use for Gerbils. Ha Ha

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Old 08-29-2011, 01:44 AM
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Been removing heaven-only-knows how many years of rust from my wife's bike. Sweating bullets trying to keep track of where I've placed all the parts. Pinching pennies right now, so I have to clean the original parts (vs buying a new fork, seat post, cranks, handlebars, etc.) The build thread is titled "Lovely bike for a lovely lady". I'm hoping she'll let me motorize it so we can ride together someday.
Sounds pretty cool Allen
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:10 AM
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I fell off mine! (I'm ok, bike survived with a bent cargo rack and some scratches. I survived with an attitude adjustment and some scratches. )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpLki...utu.be&t=7m15s

I agree, the Super Tubes do improve the ride quality. They absorb some road shock.

I rode my bike today and made a video.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:32 AM
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Man! Glad to hear your OK Happy? Just a slow speed spill can hurt and maim.

Cool vid Brodder.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:38 AM
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Thanks. The ground was really hot and the tires are soft rubber mtb treads. Last time I put road 1.75 or 2.0 on it, I ran over some farm tractor mud and gravel and about did that same thing, so I usually just leave something knobby on and try to take it easy.

"Flying is easy, son! It's landing that is the hard part!"

The car driver at the light stared and started to get out, but I just gave them the 2 thumbs up and shoveled the bike out of the road.
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Old 08-29-2011, 02:53 AM
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I really don't like slicks my self. Here with desert wind Monsoons lately there is washes of sand gravel textured dirt unto the pavement in spots. Not paying attention and going down hard is always a cause for checking my self.

All my builds lately are 26X2.7 or 24x3.0 with some kind of tread aired to about 42 psi or more. I like this size tire because it claws into the pavement better and smooths the ride. Everything has its trade offs. 26x1.75 is a great long lasting tire I just don't trust their grip as much personally.

Its a darn shame manufacturers make all these frames for the smaller width tires. Then of course there is the H.T. chain clearance ditty.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:20 AM
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Google Fatties Fit Fine and besides the inevitable porn you can find stuff about Surly bikes that take 3.0 tires, snow bikes, and other frame companies that fit big tires.
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:45 AM
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The new all terrain Mountain bike 29ers are pretty sweat. More tire on the road. Potentially less rolling resistance
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:49 PM
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Congrats X !

You'll be in for a lot of fun!!!

We'll see you next over at the HATE CNS threads... heehee :-)

Really, they ARE a lot of fun setting up the carbs and stuff.

8R... it's a good thing when wisdom sneaks in !
I keep messin' around with the same old stack of salvaged bicycle parts... spend HOURS just looking at different things plotting how I can make use of them, or which combination might be the most resourceful.

It's always nice to get something you know is good and run with it. :-)


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