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Old 10-02-2012, 03:08 PM
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I kinda run straight pipes on my bikes so I know how people react. I leave the honeycone baffle in for a little back pressure, but remove everything else. I've had people cover their ears, roll up their car windows and sometimes even yell at me. Sorry folks, I run it like that for a couple of reasons. One, the bike runs better without a restrictive exhaust. Two, Loud pipes save lives. People hear me coming before I get there. I've been on two wheels one way or another for almost 50 years and my pipes have always been loud. I've NEVER been hit by a cager.(knock on wood.)
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM
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Tossed out the original disc brakes and put in some BB7's
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:13 PM
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Tossed out? What were they? Walmarts? I usually save even inferior bike parts to compile into other bikes or serve as spares.
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Old 10-02-2012, 05:24 PM
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Tossed out? What were they? Walmarts? I usually save even inferior bike parts to compile into other bikes or serve as spares.
They were wal-mart, came off a Genesis Two Nine

I was going to save them as a spare, but I'd have to order new pads through wal-mart... and the pads are ridiculously undersized.

Technically I didn't toss them out, but rather donated them to the bike shop I bought my BB7's at
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:48 PM
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Removed the crappy Sunlite mechanical speedometer and installed a wired Bell F12 cyclocomputer. The Sunlite worked under 20mph, after 20mph it would stick then jump all over the dial.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:53 PM
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Started to fabricate the real motor mount for my bike tonight. Reusing pieces from my old snow blower to make it. I should work great if all goes well.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:41 PM
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I put a new expansion chamber, an angled seat post, and angled down the handle bars. I now have a very fast old time style racer. 34-36 mph cruise with, max speed of 40 mph!
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:12 AM
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I ended up snapping the derailleur in two leaned too much in to the turn and broken it right off bringing me to a sudden stop. Tried replacing it but looks like I twisted the chain as well.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:02 PM
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Oh man Crob, not fun. Glad you didn't get hurt.

Some of the chain may be salvageable.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:26 PM
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Chain looks striaght or at least in useable condition. havent really messed with it much since the mosquitos are on red alert outside right now hopefully this cool front kills some off. Already have the replacement deraileur, I just cant remember how the derailleur goes mounted lol got to look it up.
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