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Old 02-29-2012, 06:17 AM
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I went by tractor supply and picked up #41 master links, Im going to change the chain on my silver bike over from 415. I like the 41, the chain from t/s is very well made at a great price. 21$ buys 10ft of chain and four master links. I changed over my other bike with the other half of the chain last month.
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Old 02-29-2012, 10:39 PM
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Thanks vincent,

It was just a quick fix to get the rack on the bike but it's strong enough & secure, I will need to put some paint on the brace/bracket when I get a chance or it will rust up since it's just bare steel.

Yes this old bike is very comfortable even though it has no suspension other than the really soft Cloud 9 seat, best seat I've used so far, it's the perfect shape for me, I do lots of riding on rough roads as can be seen in the pic if you notice how dusty my bike is, our dirt roads in these parts of Texas are white coleche base, great for roads but the dust is as fine as corn starch and sticks to everything, here where I live it's 3 miles to the nearest pavement one way and around 2 miles to pavement another direction, nothing can be kept clean around here.

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Looking at the picture I'd say you did a fine job on the rear bike rack. The bike looks very comfy and I can see why you enjoy riding it.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:18 PM
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mapbike, how did you reconfigure your brakes for the 24" wheel? Did you just use a bracket to move the caliper down, or did you move it and add a cross brace?
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:20 PM
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hcs,

I just have extentions made from pieces of 3/4'' Alum. angle material, it works great, but I haven't rounded the corners off and shaped them yet so it doesn't look so rigged, last summer when I did it, I wasn't sure what I was going to do, so I just took the pieces of angle, did some quick measuring, and drilled a couple hole in each extention, one hole to hold the angle secure on the caliper and another for the brake pad, although rough looking right now, this set up has proven to be pretty bullet proof so far.

Tomorrow I will take a close up pic. and post it here, it's a very simple mod, just a drill and a hacksaw is all I used for them, I do plan to add one more mod though.

The extra length of the caliper arms puts a bit more torque on the main caliper pivot/mounting bolt, so I plan to make two stops that will not allow the caliper arms to torque forward more than they should, this will also be a simple mod. but I'm just now getting geared up to do some work on my bikes again and I just haven't taken the time to finish what I started with this mod. last year.

I probably have about 200 miles on this set up without a hitch so I know it will work just fine for the long term once I get the stops in place to prevent long term over torquing against the caliper bolt.

Another way I started to do this was to just weld a piece of 1/2'' plate steel between the tubes so I could bring the entire caliper down to align correctly for the 24'' wheel, the only reason I didn't do that on this bike is because I didn't want make it for a 24'' rear wheel only, I still have my original 26'' USA made wheel that came on this bike, and by doing it the way I have the bike becomes more versatile.

If I was going to be riding on some dirt trails or some extremely hilly areas I can just pop my 26'' wheel back on with a 41t or 44T spocket on it and put my extra chain on that is already the correct length, I can then remove 2bolts which will remove the caliper extentions and then I'd put a spare set of brake pads on and I'm good to go for better low end power and I still have my rear brakes for the 26'' wheel, my idea for this was to keep this old mountain bike multi purpose.

I 'll get a pic up asap.

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mapbike, how did you reconfigure your brakes for the 24" wheel? Did you just use a bracket to move the caliper down, or did you move it and add a cross brace?
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:52 AM
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Here is a pic of the brake pad extension, it is larger than it needs to be which will be remedied soon, it is also important to NOT drill to hole that attaches the extension to the caliper to close to the upper edge, if that is done the extension can rotate foward possible and cause a big problem and no brakes....

This is not a fancy mod by any means, but it is affective and works great if you wnat the bike to be able to use multipal rear wheel sizes.

Very simple, I will post another pic once I get the extensions smoothed up and the extra unneeded length removed below the brake pad, this mod would hardly be noticed once streamlined and all painted the same color.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:46 PM
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I see how it works, but I am surprised if it doesn't reduce your brake leverage significantly. Thanks for the photo.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:19 PM
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My kickstand broke today on my beach bike! (it was the cheapo that came off a walmart Schwinn.) The hollow aluminum tube broke inside the hinged bracket. The bike just started leaning over, then a little more, then a little more until I reached over and caught it.

I think I have a leftover Greenfield somewhere.

The rag joint donut is starting to age, looking forward to a replacement, probably the Howard joint. Tired of spending money on this china kit, but tired of the rag joints too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:05 PM
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I don't notice any difference in pressure needed to apply brakes, the extension only moves the brake pad down approx. 1" lower than it was on the 26'' wheel, not enough to make a notiacble difference.

The wider HD Brake Pads I have on the bike probably helps also.

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I see how it works, but I am surprised if it doesn't reduce your brake leverage significantly. Thanks for the photo.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:16 AM
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I made another NOS looking killswitch for my wife's bike, found another old reflector bracket and super-glued the safety switch onto it. I haven't done the boost bottle mod on her bike though. Probably will just leave it alone since she doesn't ride it much and has the 1" roller.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:47 PM
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where u buy this engine kit? and how much for one? it's 80cc?
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