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Old 11-26-2011, 09:06 PM
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Thanks for responding, GearNut.

Right now I keep 1 oz of Opti-2 in my 18oz reserve aluminum bottle in its cage. It's handy to pour in before filling up. I just wanna be fancy, so I just flip another valve and the oil dribbles in. Maybe a springloaded push button valve.....
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:50 PM
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Something like these, with a valve in between the tank and cup?
GITS
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McMaster-Carr
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:52 PM
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Whoahhh, I was just on the GITS website!

I like this one; it explains more and shows the price:

McMaster-Carr

Being adjustable, it probably doesn't need another valve.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:16 AM
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Nice!
Ever think about selling stencils?
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:59 AM
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Great to hear you have interest in motorized bicycle sales, anim8r...
..separate the wheat from the chaf... get 'em to spring $300 down and a bike of their choice up front and THEN ur in bidness!

They are a fun, and very sensible means of personal transport that can easily pay for themselves in a short period of time... they should sell themselves!

Good luck!
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:20 PM
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Put the first 5 or so miles on my cg today. This is a neat way to get around! I'm really digging the part-time pedaling. Not sure exactly how fast or how far I've gone because my awesome old mechanical speedo doesn't actually work. Hoping I can fix it somehow. Kinda surprised at how many parts rattled off, so I put some nail polish where needed. It worked.

Thanks everyone for all the answers, old posts, stickies, opinions, words of doom & wisdom. I've never been mechanically inclined, but I've learned a lot here & now I've got this kicka$$ bike. (Or at least the beginnings of one....I don't imagine I'll quit working on it anytime soon.)

Looks like rain for the next 2 days, followed by freezing temperatures. Dang. I should build some kinda snowmobile.
You think you got a kicka$$ bike NOW?

Give yourself a year. By then, you'll have all the problems worked out of it. Then you'll look @ your bike and amaze yourself what you have done.

Good job!

How about a picture?
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:30 PM
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As usual, I'm thinking of stuff while I'm sleeping, specifically that oil mixer.

K.I.S.S. principle.

The exactly measured amount of oil is in the 18oz bottle in its cage. All I gotta do is shut the petcock, pour the oil in, pedal to the gas station and pump in the gas.

I got another crazy idea about this oiler! LOL, it's windy and rainy outside, and I got too much time on my hands.

Time for a new thread!

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:53 PM
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I replaced the chain on the beast today, the old one vanished on the way home from work on Friday while I was on the bridge. I heard it go as I was nearing the top of the arch of the bridge, so I least I got all the way up the hill. My guess is it's somewhere in the Fraser River as it wasn't to be seen anywhere along the route behind me. It gave me an excuse to take the other bike out for a run and go over the route a few times to see if I could be that lucky though. So, having replaced the chain it's happy to start up and run for me again and the chainguard's back on.
Now it's time to go back to the garage and clean up after myself and make sure everything's ready in case the weather's good this week. And cruise around the block for a bit, most likely.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:58 PM
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I have thrown my chain 4-5 times and it was always laying in the street behind me like a dead snake. No such luck with the master link. I have considered putting a drop of something (thread locking compound, clear acrylic nail polish, even superglue) on the master link.
What I have done is buy 10, 420 sized master links. Got them for $1.06 each before shipping. Note to self: keep spare chain in backpack like spare inner tube.
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:15 PM
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KDB

Ditch that master link by getting a chain breaking tool and you won't need to worry about master links any more. It will be one seamless chain, no masterlink.
It's unusual to keep flinging the chain.
There is some kinda issue you need to resolve. Alignment, tight links, clip on the masterlink facing the wrong direction...something

Where are you in Maryland?
I'm in the Towson, Parkville area. Are you any where nearby?

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