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Old 04-16-2012, 05:37 PM
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You can get whole bikes off Craigslist for $50-100, 90s mountain bikes. Sometimes you find one missing a front wheel or sold without wheels for that, but with better components.
A craigslist bike with no front wheel is rarely a stolen one...
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:36 AM
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Some stuff on Craigslist is sure to be legit, but yeah, you got that impression too, that a missing front wheel is probably chained to a light pole somewhere, if it's not a rim taco in the parts heap. It might be a good idea to run the frame number though police HQ before you buy it though.
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:54 AM
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Hey Breno is is your clutch bell on a tapered crank shaft or is it on a spline shaft like the Morini? On my Morini it is splines. I customized my thrust washers behind my bell and it has no rattle of any kind now as a result when I let on/off the throttle..
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:56 AM
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Modded my Bullet headlight, with a BRIGHT 12v incan. bulb. 35 watts! I can see pretty far ahead now...
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:04 PM
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My bike is like a roller-coaster I have only been able to ride it 4 times and every time I swear something goes wrong. Yesterday while riding home from a friends house my back tire locked up and then I noticed the back engine Mont bolt came lose. I have been having problems with all the bolts coming lose how do I prevent this in the future and how can I make the engine more rock solid on my frame? Thanks
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:11 PM
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mblv

you can't prevent.
They require constant attention.
DO NOT over tighten, just keep after it until it settles into it's niche.
then, only periodical tightening will be required, but always needs attention!

The studs are too small and not engineered properly in the case AND crummy metal all around. but they are cheep and fun!
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Superharry...

OK, pls give us the details/source of that great bulb!

:-)
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yesterday I soldered the frayed end of my clutch cable in prep for making a Tommynoodle.
Also did more tweaking on the aft section of the frame.
lol I gotta post pics of THAT! lol
Gosh I hate rag joints!

I'm a real clutz these days... stumbled and twisted my foot so I'm on sticks now. :-(
Gonna be a while before I can work on the motorized bicycle.
I really wanna get it operational for my kid!

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Old 04-17-2012, 12:18 PM
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Rustycase do you use lock tight on your bolts screws?
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:26 PM
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no
I'm a cheapskate!

I use a flat, lock, and a nylock nut, though.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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A double nut works well too, even with locktite. Well, blue anyway Red needs a torch to get off!

I've been farting around with an extended intake again, and waiting for the mailman like a kid at christmas... mmm goodies for the bike!
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Old 04-17-2012, 05:18 PM
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I built a lean forward seat post because sunday I put 45 miles on it an the seat was a bit far back an it beat my arse to death, an leaned out the carb, so before work I built that an ran shop errands all day on mine 27 more miles. as an acid test .
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