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Old 12-28-2010, 06:56 PM
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rode her like a boss!
Hells yea, try doing that in the snow


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checked every bolt, fender, cable, chain. Just to show him that a little pre-inspection goes a long way into safety. and we had ourselves a wonderfull 12 mile ride.
Best lesson in life!

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Tested it by power sliding in slush. Going down hill to a stop sign. (A "clenching" moment)

...and rode into a snow drift and got stuck.

Or rivet an old tire to see if it will work as studs/winter tires.
Haha, should strap some old chunks of studded tire to your boots, hey that's a good idea Dang near wiped out again today. Haven't hit the river yet.

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I lowered my seat 3mm.
I've found small adjustments like that worthwhile, especially angle of seat. 3mm is the difference from an aching calf to a happy ride, for sure!


I've just been riding around, bikes are reliable, cruiser's getting stripped down for paint soon, still thinking Ford blue with white accents... should look good
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:06 PM
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Too cold to ride today but I did order some double brake cable handles from Robert at Piston Bikes and had some good chat and guffahs with them. Cant wait till the snow is gone and temps are warmer.

PS anyone got a snow blower cheap?
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Old 12-29-2010, 12:39 AM
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i've been slowly building up my latest bike the last few days. the weather here is just too nice to spend all day working on it, so i've been riding a few hours everyday. (sorry everyone who lives outside of southern california...)

got the rolling chassis together today (which means it's a bicycle) and spent waaay too long on the throttle. the bars are 70 year old Torrington's that had seen better days, but i stripped the chrome, rust, and pits, polished the steel and lacquered them, but the ends have been smashed so many times that my cool vintage Tomaselli Superpratic B 1/4 turn throttle wouldn't spin smooth, so i did a lot of grinding, squeezing, sanding and polishing just to make it fit.

but at least it's not that sloppy piece-o-crap plastic kit throttle.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:57 AM
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Thought about maybe doing a lil basic maintenance to my poor Schwinn winter beater - then decided against it as I wanna see just how long it'll last w/o any lovin' at all while I pound the heck outa it usin' it as my commuter...

...or mebbe it's jus' cause I wuz distracted & fiddling around w/the front suspension fer my taddy heh *innocent look*
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:11 AM
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Glad she's still running though
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:22 AM
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Ossum pic lol, but yea - that bike has run like a champ fer well o'er 6000 miles now, it's mostly jus' chain lube & tires I'm ignoring... tho I really outa swap the tires out given all the snow we got & there's no excuse fer neglecting the chains

TBH that bike never ceases to amaze me, the only engine maintenance I've ever hadta do was retorque the head bolts & that was only twice in all those miles *shrug*

So much fer HTs being "unreliable" ...well, I did hafta replace a cracked carby, but w/e lol
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:51 AM
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I made a new custom 26.2mm to 29.0 mm seatpost adapator because apparently only 29.2mm is a common size and 29.0 I can't find anywhere.
Coulda made it 27.2 to 29.0mm, a more common size, but the 26.2mm suspension seatpost was $10 cheaper and let me make my insanely thin adapator 0.5mm thicker walled.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:38 AM
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Glad she's still running though
LOL Killer. Ya crack me up
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:18 AM
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that picture reminds me of starship troopers brain bug

today i roder her to work and back like i always do but for some reason it was really kicking butt today seemed to have more torqe or something but then the ride home from work was the same
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:12 PM
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So yesterday I put on fenders and a 16 amp kill switch, had to dremal mounts and stuff for the fenders due to space issues, zip tied the kill switch to the stem. I then cooked cheese burgers for the family and just before it was all done I took a quick spin to Mcdonalds for there fries o perfection and had a conversation with the guy at the drive through. For a project to day I am trying to come up with some kind off foot wrap to keep my feet dry I want it to come about 6 inches up my leg and cover the front and top of my foot hmmmm??????? any Ideas, and it is snowing so I think I will get to take my first snow ride. peace out

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