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Old 12-21-2012, 06:53 PM
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Well after many long suffering days of not riding,i finally got my bike back on the road. Homemade rag joint made from high density mudflap rubber from the kenworth dealership...and a brandy new chain and I put the 44toother on...i like the torque and easy hill climbing ability better than my 41toother...gotta say I'm a bit more relieved now that my motorized bicycle is up and putting nicely...
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:43 PM
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Fondled my new motor today, a year old and it's still in it's box. The new year is coming and I want to be in the wind by the time the weather is warm again. It's time to look for a frame to stuff it into. There's a charity organization that restores old bikes and sells them on the cheap I plan to look into. An "Uber Grubee" and a Schwinn Varsity would make a killer combination I think.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:39 PM
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Fondled my new motor today, a year old and it's still in it's box. The new year is coming and I want to be in the wind by the time the weather is warm again. It's time to look for a frame to stuff it into. There's a charity organization that restores old bikes and sells them on the cheap I plan to look into. An "Uber Grubee" and a Schwinn Varsity would make a killer combination I think.
So what is the name of this organization?
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:48 PM
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about the Salvation Army thrift store. Maybe Goodwill?
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:33 PM
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I'm pretty sure he's talking about the Salvation Army thrift store. Maybe Goodwill?
That would be slim pickings then...
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:59 PM
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Yeah,I know what you mean. There's always a lot of bikes on the back dock of our local chapter,but never any inside. When I asked if they needed someone to build the bikes up,no charge,I was told they didn't have any. At least 15 bikes in varying states of disrepair on the dock at the time. 0 inside.
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:25 AM
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Fondled my new motor today, a year old and it's still in it's box. The new year is coming and I want to be in the wind by the time the weather is warm again. It's time to look for a frame to stuff it into. There's a charity organization that restores old bikes and sells them on the cheap I plan to look into. An "Uber Grubee" and a Schwinn Varsity would make a killer combination I think.
If I may jump in with a suggestion. I don't know what the Varsity is, Steel or Aluminum, But if you're using a 2 stroke you should use a steel frame. I've found (in over 60 builds) that aluminum doesn't hold up as well as steel, especially with the vibration of a 2 stroke. Aluminum might be fine for a 4 stroke. But 2 strokes tend to wreak havoc on softer aluminum frames.
Around my area theres a couple churches that do the bike build thing to make money for the church. I just bought a set of suspension forks from a guy that does the bike thing for his church. I'll bet there's about the same thing going on in almost any area you might be in. So, check the churches.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:08 AM
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If you were in SF Bay Area, in San Jose is:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fabers-cycle...sed%20bicycles

Faber's Cyclery
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702 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-1314

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Sat 11 am - 5 pm


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I got my handle bars that had just very little if any rust, but most of the stuff if it is there a while is in the weather so you see what you like.

Lots of used stuff and parts

MT
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:09 AM
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If you were in SF Bay Area, in San Jose is:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fabers-cycle...sed%20bicycles

Faber's Cyclery
4.0 star rating
13 reviews Rating Details

Category: Bikes
702 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-1314

Hours:

Sat 11 am - 5 pm


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I got my handle bars that had just very little if any rust, but most of the stuff if it is there a while is in the weather so you see what you like.

Lots of used stuff and parts

MT
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:22 AM
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If you were in SF Bay Area, in San Jose is:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/fabers-cycle...sed%20bicycles

Faber's Cyclery
4.0 star rating
13 reviews Rating Details

Category: Bikes [Edit]
702 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 294-1314

Hours:

Sat 11 am - 5 pm


==================

I got my handle bars that had just very little if any rust, but most of the stuff if it is there a while is in the weather so you see what you like.

Lots of used stuff and parts

MT
It's a great place to get almost anything you want, new or used. I've known Alex and Anthony for many years and they have always treated me right. You can take your Motorized right up in the yard and just start your parts search.
Anthony hasn't been around lately due to health issues, But Alex is open almost every weekend. GREAT LBS.
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