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Old 07-31-2012, 09:27 PM
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Looks good Griz. I did notice ya got a quick release on yer seat. I've lost a couple seats that way. Ya can't watch em every second. Came out from Wally World one day to a NO SEAT situation cause of a quick release. The bike itself was locked up tight. The seat, not so much.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:47 PM
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You can get a battery cable and 2 "star nuts" for headsets, run a length of cable through each and tack-weld them or epoxy them, and jam the star nuts into the seat tube and seat post. Jerks can still steal your seat though. If you fill your bolt heads with solder or wax, it makes it harder to use, but takes longer for thieves to take them. I think some people steal the seats or s.p. and seat just to take out their road rage on bicyclists.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:57 PM
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Took a chance and made a new rear drive sprocket for my top hat adaptor. It WAS the chainring from an early 80's Team Murray bicycle I found in a trashpile. Haven't put it on yet but everything matches up!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:08 PM
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Took a chance and made a new rear drive sprocket for my top hat adaptor. It WAS the chainring from an early 80's Team Murray bicycle I found in a trashpile. Haven't put it on yet but everything matches up!
Not a bad job at all. But can't ya just buy a 44 tooth 9 hole sprocket? Then again, I guess there's something to say for recycling.
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:22 PM
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In the middle if moving so no funds for the bike fund.

I drilled a bunch of little holes,beat the center out,and then hand filed it the rest of the way. Don't have any "big boy" tools. Don't even have a proper socket set!
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Old 07-31-2012, 10:23 PM
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Oh,and I'm a genius cuz I bought a 30 tooth like a clown!
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:03 PM
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So, when I pedaled off from a stop today I bent the crank arm about 15 degrees. =O I'm going to replace it with the arms from my wife's long-dead mountain bike.

After replacing the crankset, the only original "bike" part on my bike will be the front forks. I've replaced the fuel petcock, fuel line, clutch assembly, clutch arm retaining screw, magneto/CDI, both wheels, rear sprocket and mounting hardware, chains, handlebars, throttle, brake levers/cables and clutch lever... pretty soon it'll be reliable. At least I have a really good and solid steel frame! =)

I'd definitely have liked to start off with a good bike first, though. Let that be a message to prebuilders...

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Old 07-31-2012, 11:15 PM
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Today I tore apart the carb after a small ride. Now I'll be rebuilding it soon. Still not sure if that'll solve my issues but possibly.

and discovered my home made sandwhiching is coming loose on the rear sprocket, oh well just 1 bolt, maybe I should've not skipped the last one (wasnt going to touch any spokes)
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:32 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the seat, I'll do something about that.
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Old 08-01-2012, 02:09 AM
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This is What I did today...Wanted to put it in the same location as goat herder but the brake cable is in the way.
I like it! Is there a thread of how it is done. Atleast I was wondering about the three screws, do they just go to nuts glued to the nylon gas tank container, or go through with nuts inside and you seal the holes?

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