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Old 09-01-2012, 11:39 PM
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I had a good ride to the farmers co-op, bought a box of vegetables, and some beer on the way home. I like this town.

I found a 10 pack of 3xAAA mini-flashlights for 10 bucks last year at Labor Day, at Home Depot. Maybe they will have some other gimmicks and you can stock up on pocket lights.

Here's a couple head-strap reading/walking lights with red led flashers and white walking lights. $6.00 for 2. Put one in your toolbag for a work-on-bike light or hike-home light, or emergency rear flasher. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-25ec...1#.UELWTbJlT-s
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:33 AM
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Installed a rear rack and new kickstand yesterday. Also cleaned the air filter, adjusted the clutch and messed with the rear brake.
Hit 37.7 mph too.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:44 PM
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Wow!
What excellent cargo capacity, H!
I gotta get after building my trailer!

.........
And Double Wow! ...DD...
Maybe if I put a different rack and kickstand I could get past thirty mph???
...I gotta try it! :-)
Best mine would ever do was sneaking up on 29mph w/my kid on it, and he's a lot lighter than me... and that's with a rack and kickstand.
What kind do you run?
They gotta be better than mine! :-)
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:24 PM
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Wow!
What excellent cargo capacity, H!
I gotta get after building my trailer!

.........
And Double Wow! ...DD...
Maybe if I put a different rack and kickstand I could get past thirty mph???
...I gotta try it! :-)
Best mine would ever do was sneaking up on 29mph w/my kid on it, and he's a lot lighter than me... and that's with a rack and kickstand.
What kind do you run?
They gotta be better than mine! :-)
Best
rc
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Well, I didn't install those two items to get speed.
The rack is a standard Walmart Schwinn aluminum rack, pretty light and has a 20lbs capacity. The kick stand is a cheap Bell adjustable. I got it because my bike kept falling over since the factory stand was too tall for my smaller tires.

Cheers!
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:05 PM
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Got out for a nice cruise, hung out with some geese for a bit. I pedal'd up so I didn't spook'em.

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Old 09-06-2012, 05:24 PM
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My chopper devoured the final drive chain while climbing one of the steepest hills in town , sheared 1 bolt off of the inner chain ring an the motor wound it all up nice an tight around my bottom bracket , took 10 mins to get the chain off of there an made a unidentifyable mess of 4 links tore one link right in half !
sorry no pics but all fixed cuz I wanna go to bike night tonight !
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:45 PM
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I collected some more small bits for my grubee bike, waiting to get the cog and put it back together.

re: shredded drive chain. Yeah, I just think of stuck or busted chains whenever I'm huffing to pedal AND maxed out on my little 1 speed friction drive, up the hill, and think how its really more fun when all I wear out is tires. Chain drives are still fun though. The shift kit is tough. If you have a 1 speed you can use the beefy chains, but if you have the shift kit, I don't know what you can do, but don't use Bell Walmart chains! I busted one of those in 10 miles after putting it on. lol. I broke it on a pedal bike after installing it on a beater after that.
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:52 PM
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I collected some more small bits for my grubee bike, waiting to get the cog and put it back together.

re: shredded drive chain. Yeah, I just think of stuck or busted chains whenever I'm huffing to pedal AND maxed out on my little 1 speed friction drive, up the hill, and think how its really more fun when all I wear out is tires. Chain drives are still fun though. The shift kit is tough. If you have a 1 speed you can use the beefy chains, but if you have the shift kit, I don't know what you can do, but don't use Bell Walmart chains! I busted one of those in 10 miles after putting it on. lol. I broke it on a pedal bike after installing it on a beater after that.
WallMart chain????? That'll learn ya.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:40 AM
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I don't get to "town" much (where all the big bike shops are), and mail order costs a lot for shipping, so I have to wait to order multiple items. I thought I'd skimp on a chain till then. Didn't even hold up that long. hahaa
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Old 09-07-2012, 01:07 PM
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I CAN FINALLY ADD SOMETHING TO THIS THREAD!!! LOL
This week I adjusted & changed the cooling oil for my clutch to get ready for next weeks race but what I'm really proud of is the stand I made for my bike. It only took me 4 races to finally make one!
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