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Old 09-01-2014, 10:19 PM
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I'm lucky I live in the country and have a nice 5 mile loop with very little traffic so I went out and did that. Then came home and repaired some rubbing areas. A little fun and a little work. Perfect for the end of the Labor Day holiday!
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Old 09-05-2014, 03:41 AM
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Rode 9.6mi, half in rain. Bike has a Straton friction drive, RS engine and Gotham tires. FD worked in the rain if I pedaled and did not use too much power. The RS got me about 14 mph, much faster than pedaling alone.

9.6 mi at 114 mpg.
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:08 AM
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Thanks bud. She is my world. Such a little punk lol, and she LOVES working on the bikes with me. Right now she is at the "tap on the tire with a crescent wrench" stage, but she's actually getting better at handing me the right tool when I ask
70 yrs from now she will be tellin' stories of wrenching with her crazy Dad who took perfectly good bicycles and strapped motors to them. With a grin and a glint in her eyes.

Great, great stuff.....
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:23 PM
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Just bought new computer for the bike. Nice wireless unit that seems to be working great so far.
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:25 PM
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70 yrs from now she will be tellin' stories of wrenching with her crazy Dad who took perfectly good bicycles and strapped motors to them. With a grin and a glint in her eyes.

Great, great stuff.....
One can only hope haha

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Just bought new computer for the bike. Nice wireless unit that seems to be working great so far.
Sounds cool, gotta link?

I love seeing what other people use for electronics. I just use a Bell wired thing. I've seen lots of people mounting their phones and using apps but I haven't found a mount that withstood vibration well enough yet
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:28 PM
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It is a specialized speedzone sport.

$40 at local shop and they installed it and made sure it is working.
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:31 PM
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It is a specialized speedzone sport.

$40 at local shop and they installed it and made sure it is working.
Looks cool. Nice, clean and easy. You got the hot pink one right?

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Old 09-06-2014, 10:40 AM
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I copied Rustico Ray's idea of using velcro on the tank to mount a GPS. Works amazingly well even bouncing down dirt roads. When you stop, the GPS pops right off.

Plan on getting a little solar charger. Then it would be ideal.
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Old 09-07-2014, 02:30 PM
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Rode my 4-stroke Goped today - visited the same cat down the street that a couple of months ago ignored/glared at me while I zipped past them honking my horn to get him out of my path - he was just sitting in the road! (its a "sleepy back-water" residential street - so little traffic).

Well saw him there again - and again he just ignored me while I blasted him with my horn. This time he had company, a little Dochshund, who instead of ignoring me decided to chase me! ----and with a top speed of 18 mph, I had trouble outrunning him.

It was close, but I made out alive without getting mauled.

;-).

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my damn rearwheel allen bolts that hold on the rear disc break keep loosening - nearly lost them with the last tow trips (10 mile's odo or so ------- seems to be the magic number for me almost losing my backwheel/brakes).

if I use "thread lock" on em I'm afraid I'll never be able to get them off if I'll evern need to someday.

advice welcome. got 66 miles on her since June. not a bigtime "rider" lol.


also question - how often do I need to lube the chain? - I'm using silicone spray - that ok?
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Old 09-07-2014, 03:16 PM
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my damn rearwheel allen bolts that hold on the rear disc break keep loosening - nearly lost them with the last tow trips (10 mile's odo or so ------- seems to be the magic number for me almost losing my backwheel/brakes).

if I use "thread lock" on em I'm afraid I'll never be able to get them off if I'll evern need to someday.

advice welcome. got 66 miles on her since June. not a bigtime "rider" lol.
Use the Blue Threadlocker, it is removable
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