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Old 02-20-2012, 10:08 PM
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Pffftt some duct tape and zip ties and your good to go
Just needs another cloths pin
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:35 PM
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LOL

Skarrd... Well HOW did u do it????
Gotta be some reason!
All the chinagirls are sensitive...
Mebbe they are just not ur style and u should go Morini or 4 strokin???

Happy, that's a nice looking derailieur!

GH, Gosh...
Your boxer must be an awesome bike to ride!
Gotta be way outta my league!

and 22big numbers guy... Ur alright!
the punk/hack people are gonna LOVE U ! lol
if u could just encase it in lucite and preserve it forever :-)

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who ran out of gas, had 'barely' enough in a jug, dumped it in, sloshed a tad of mix oil at it, then made ONE MORE SHORT TRIP to check on drip irrigation parts at the hardware...
Gosh I hate it when I gotta buy gas for this thing! :-)

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:30 PM
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Temperature went above 50 degrees so it was "Bike Day" at our house. I had out my wrenches and made adjustments to all the kids bikes if they needed it, lube if they needed it, checked and/or added inflation to tires, checked batteries in lights, etc.

And I got to watch Sophie, my eldest, hunker down and spew gravel 'till the rear tire gripped and off she went. I think it's the way she distributes her weight, but I was never able to do that on a pedal bike. I just moved forward.

It was such a quiet, lazy day in the mobile home park that I decided to join the fun. I brought out Tempus and puttered about with the kiddos. Then Sophie proposed a race.
Well, of course at WOT there was no way she could win. (But at WOT I would run out of road quick.) So it went this way: Sophie would accelerate much faster than me; I'd pop the clutch, catch up, and finish just a little ahead. She would get furious if she thought I'd just let her win - so I have to play it real. But she loved knowing that she came close to beating me a couple times.

And the neighbors actually seemed to be getting into it too. We had spectators.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:59 AM
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Just joined this site. Have used it very often to gain knowledge, and have picked up quite a bit. I enjoy this thread, because I am always looking for new things to do to my bike. Today: parted out an older engine for clutch pads and piston, and picked up a new exhaust from pro circuit for my new build- an 11.4 hp liquid cooled morini. Have to take the bike to a weld shop though in order to fabricate a better fit. Once the build is finished ill be pulling a little over 13 hp with a 50cc engine. Yes, im crazy.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:33 AM
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Snapped two new cains this week, thats five on the one bike since new year.
Hard to find a quality 410 chain anywhere.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:37 AM
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Just needs another cloths pin
I had good use of a small piece of electrical stretch type tape I had brought extra to use to put an extra quart of gas under my banana seat on an old motor bike years ago. When I got a flat for some reason I had a bike pump but not patch kit. I use the tape with the tube inflated some so the tape would be in the right place when in the tire and it work great.

The tube with electrical tape never had a flat again and outlasted the motor bike after about two year of hard woods riding.

Jury rig!

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Old 02-21-2012, 08:04 AM
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Snapped two new cains this week, thats five on the one bike since new year.
Hard to find a quality 410 chain anywhere.
Wow!

You must have quite a bit of HP to go through chains that quickly!
Did you post pics of your bike?

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:59 AM
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Temperature went above 50 degrees so it was "Bike Day" at our house. I had out my wrenches and made adjustments to all the kids bikes if they needed it, lube if they needed it, checked and/or added inflation to tires, checked batteries in lights, etc.

And I got to watch Sophie, my eldest, hunker down and spew gravel 'till the rear tire gripped and off she went. I think it's the way she distributes her weight, but I was never able to do that on a pedal bike. I just moved forward.

It was such a quiet, lazy day in the mobile home park that I decided to join the fun. I brought out Tempus and puttered about with the kiddos. Then Sophie proposed a race.
Well, of course at WOT there was no way she could win. (But at WOT I would run out of road quick.) So it went this way: Sophie would accelerate much faster than me; I'd pop the clutch, catch up, and finish just a little ahead. She would get furious if she thought I'd just let her win - so I have to play it real. But she loved knowing that she came close to beating me a couple times.

And the neighbors actually seemed to be getting into it too. We had spectators.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:33 PM
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Didn't do my preride check, tensioner came loose and I snapped the chain yesterday. Geez had to bike home with my own power

Added a link to the chain and put the tensioner back in place.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:00 PM
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I drilled my rims' shrader holes out to 3/8" so I could use truck valve extenders with my Super Tubes. It is about 1/16" difference from the original hole. I have done it before, but it is sort of risky. It is best to use a rat tail file if you have one, instead. If the bit doesn't cut well (too slow/too much pressure/too dull), it can flake a big chunk out of your rim or crack it. This is not hard to do on fat cruiser rims, but might not be possible on road rims.

Hopefully this and a fatter tire will end the plague of thorn flats.

http://www.extair.com/image/vepic/metal-extension-caps.jpg
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