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Old 12-20-2010, 09:08 AM
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reinstalled my tensioner. I thought I could go w/o it but the new sprocket is broken in now and thus I had some slack in my chain. It slipped on a ride and almost came off, yikes, but it popped back on and I kept on going, that could have been less than fun.
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Old 12-20-2010, 09:11 AM
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yeah its a scary thought when ya know the chains on the brink of coming off and ya forget ya bag of tools. I always imagine myself sprawled out on the tarmac. Not a pleasant thought.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:40 PM
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When I built my last offset seatpost, I just used a piece of 1"x 3/8" barstock welded to 1" and 7/8" steel slugs.

I wanted something fancier for my new build. Been looking at old curved wrenches and crankhandles, but nothing in my junk beefy enough.

Then I spotted an old Honda centerstand, with a landau shaped foot lever.

I cut the hollow tubular lever off and welded it to a piece of 1" round bar.

Came out nice woth the curves and ball tip. Still gotta center drill the barstock to lighten it and paint it shiny silver :~) Check out pics.DSC_1375.JPG

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Old 12-21-2010, 04:22 PM
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Nice looking seat post Wayne!

Went to CT(Canadian Tire), zip tied a new snow shovel to my frame, and hauled a 50lb bag of salt in my milk crate mounted on my cheapy rear rack. Also had 24 cans of beer in my knapsack. Made it home no prob, was only a mile, just put-putted through the snow. Back tire looked almost flat when I had to stop, made for good traction though, lol.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:46 PM
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When I built my last offset seatpost, I just used a piece of 1"x 3/8" barstock welded to 1" and 7/8" steel slugs.

I wanted something fancier for my new build. Been looking at old curved wrenches and crankhandles, but nothing in my junk beefy enough.

Then I spotted an old Honda centerstand, with a landau shaped foot lever.

I cut the hollow tubular lever off and welded it to a piece of 1" round bar.

Came out nice woth the curves and ball tip. Still gotta center drill the barstock to lighten it and paint it shiny silver :~) Check out pics.Attachment 32102

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Wayne,That is pretty sweet,you can even scratch your privates at a stop sign! Cool.Kip.
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Old 12-21-2010, 04:50 PM
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Nice looking seat post Wayne!

Went to CT(Canadian Tire), zip tied a new snow shovel to my frame, and hauled a 50lb bag of salt in my milk crate mounted on my cheapy rear rack. Also had 24 cans of beer in my knapsack. Made it home no prob, was only a mile, just put-putted through the snow. Back tire looked almost flat when I had to stop, made for good traction though, lol.
Hey,Killer.Did the beer get warm?How many cans did you have left when you finally got home?Kip.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:11 PM
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They were colder by the time I got home, heh heh. Was a balmy -2C today, nice day for a cruise.

Oh hey, did anyone check out the lunar eclipse this morning? I couldn't see it, too cloudy, got up at 3am to check it out, bummer way to start a day. It was the first lunar eclipse on the same day as the winter solstice in like 500 years, cool eh?
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:55 PM
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Cloudy here too I will have to live 500 more years to catch the next one lol.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:26 PM
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Put that Sora rear derailleur on finally- got this thing on close-out on ebay for a song about a year ago, because a newer model came out- it's lighter than the Micargi's original and looks better too- doesn't handle the very top cog, but that's getting replaced eventually when I put the 27" x 1 3/8" on the back-

I'm hesitant a little because the stupid thing is rolling so well now that I can hardly open up the throttle at all..... But it pedals REALLY well-

gotta get a scale- I think the weight is about 45 lbs including the heavier shock fork an long exhaust.

Once a cruiser is set up with narrow tires and a decent sprocket, a 50 cc really may be the better motor for a light street/ urban bike- will be testing one in the next couple of weeks....

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Old 12-21-2010, 07:03 PM
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I polished, painted and installed my custom offset seat bracket today. Looks pretty good. Might get it chromed.

Watin' on my new Kenda blackwall 1.195's to finish the build.
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