Recent content by spillers

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    how far have you gotten??

    Andrew, You arent talking about your trek are you? Seems like most MB will have some breaking in issues (like a misaligned sprocket or something). Once that stuff is fixed.... well how does it do?!??!?
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    how far have you gotten??

    whoops, I should have put this in general discussion, but I still want the juicy details.... How far have you gottten?
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    how far have you gotten??

    without your MB breaking???? (and what broke when something did break?) 1. 1-100miles 2.101-250 miles 3.250-500 miles 4.500+ miles 5.none of the above, I took my bike out of service to mess with/upgrade .... Also: who has gotten the highest miles without messin with it (the MB)...
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    riddle me this...

    Xpostech, I must come clean. (long post) As you’ve probably figured out by now, the brake lever isnt for removing snow. You have uncovered a dark and evil past. A past of shame and denial which now I feel compelled to reveal to you from a deep sense of guilt, and hope, for redemption. To...
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    clutch promblem

    My chain was so close to the front of the housing on that tolerance I had to stick a socket around the drive gear nut and ratchet the gear around to draw the chain around with it. It barely cleared If you mean the gear is so close to the inside wall of the housing (the wall where the spindle...
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    riddle me this...

    Yes, way back in 1987, when I was a teenager, I drilled the heck out of my MTB levers in a physics experiment. The holes are not for weight savings, they disperserse the air molecules that pass through them to react with ground snow molecules, disrupting their polarity, thereby causing snow to...
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    riddle me this...

    Yeah, you would think this would lead to a big snafu up in the front, but of all the installations of the engine kit, jack shaft, etc, going to 18 speeds was ironically the easiest. It just worked. No adjustments. Nothing! The key was the low mount front derailluer which keeps the swing/pivot...
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    SBP makes a Shifter Kit chain adjuster.

    Very nice. I am ordering one today. Spillers
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    riddle me this...

    Thanks Ghost! Im gonna check into that. I just got back from my ride. Bike worked great, but it is freakin cold here. S
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    riddle me this...

    I dunno... I just woke up, and Im gonna go find out here in a minute or two! (I put it together last night after having a margarita) I took it up to 25mph in the dark last night, but it was cold, snowing, and I almost hit a deer. I didnt want to go any faster, but, I was basically idling. I...
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    riddle me this...

    Oh yeah, the levers... Front shifter Rear shifter Front brake Rear brake Gas Clutch. Dont you have six hands??:) "Clean" and "simple" aint my forte!
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    riddle me this...

    Funny..I never thought about that. I can't tell the difference in noise between the right chain with the tensioner versus without. The pulley is a sealed roller bearing, not friction. I keep it at shallow angles to put as little deflection on the chain as possible. It never made noise as a...
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    Here she is... Miss America!! 1949 Hiawatha

    That is simply beautiful. Spillers
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    riddle me this...

    http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c198/DUALRESPONSE1731/IMG_2795.jpg http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c198/DUALRESPONSE1731/IMG_2821.jpg http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c198/DUALRESPONSE1731/IMG_2812.jpg I will get more pics soon. God this thing is awesome. just took it out for its maiden...
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    riddle me this...

    riddle me that.. what is it up to that I am at? http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c198/DUALRESPONSE1731/IMG_2820.jpg