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Old 03-31-2013, 06:05 PM
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I tried to catch my garage on fire while grinding to modifying my crank arms.





Watch out for where your grinding sparks go or you could have this happen too. See the Wasp build to see how I modified them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:49 PM
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Attempted to install a new brake on the back, realized I have to take my tank off to thread the new cable savers...which means I have to cut my tank studs off to do this...which means I'm out of a ride until I can get the new studs welded...
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:49 PM
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I don't wanna wait till tomorrow to post but I guess I'll have to. Package expected to be here when I get home so the garage will be my work site after work and I'll post the details and pics.
It's like waiting for Christmas morning.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:34 PM
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Swapped out my pedals today. A few days ago, I discovered that my right pedal was not in the whole way. It also would not easily loosen or tighten with a wrench. So today, I got a seat post to put some leverage on the stuck pedal. It came out about halfway and then started stripping. I started beating the pedal with the seat post in frustration, and the pedal came the rest of the way out. I have a pair of weighted exercise bike pedals that were given to me, and I put those on. Hopefully they will be much sturdier than the $8 Walmart pedals I had on there anyway.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:06 PM
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Replaced a spoke on the 66 build-

pedal side of hub- so I got it in without having to take the rag joint off-

not too bad- hope it doesn't become a habit
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:17 PM
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Next time you get some stubborn pedal axle, drip transmission fluid (new or used doesn't matter) in the threads from the back of the crank (gravity works) and wait for it to penetrate. If that doesn't help it give way, you can heat the crank (move it around) with a plumbers torch and it should come loose, but will probably ruin the finish. If you need new cranks, try www.vueltausa.com or www.niagaracycle.com

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Swapped out my pedals today. A few days ago, I discovered that my right pedal was not in the whole way. It also would not easily loosen or tighten with a wrench. So today, I got a seat post to put some leverage on the stuck pedal. It came out about halfway and then started stripping. I started beating the pedal with the seat post in frustration, and the pedal came the rest of the way out. I have a pair of weighted exercise bike pedals that were given to me, and I put those on. Hopefully they will be much sturdier than the $8 Walmart pedals I had on there anyway.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:09 PM
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I put wd40 and pb blaster on it. Finish is already ruined. Had to heat and bend the pedals to clear my 98cc engine.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:52 PM
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Took it for a cruise, then had to re-route my exhaust (flex pipe). Where I had it was too close to my left leg and I bumped it twice during my cruise. So I undid the hose clamps holding it to the frame and routed it back towards the rear wheel and away from my legs.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:09 PM
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Don't forget! The right hand crank is conventionally threaded. The left hand crank (pedal threads) are reversed! (aka rightly LOOS-EY, Lefty Tightly).

I went for a local ride and pigged out on Grandy's chicken fried steak, even got the apple cobbler today. Tuesday is Ch. Fr. Steak special. Yum! Everyone else in the house is on a diet. hahahha.

I had a good ride, put on a new chain (so nice! crispy shifts!)
The 3 speed freewheel and 3 speed hybrid crank go perfectly together (28-38-48 and 16,19,22) . I can take off in any gear with the motor-assist, and the spread is just right for motor assist cycling, ok for pedal only riding.

Here's a recent dash-cam (front rack) video of my motorized bicycle ride following Tour of Dallas bicycle parade (something like 1000 riders showed up). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lr39-x0j0zQ
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:10 PM
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Got my torquer2 x chamber mounted, man that thing is a beast!
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