Have any of you ever taken your bike across country?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by cserpico, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. Semaj

    Semaj Electric Enthusiast

    Dec 11, 2014
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    It will just get you ripped right? Really make you appreciate the pulling power of that anchor? Build all sorts of intense character ? ;3
  2. Davezilla

    Davezilla New Member

    Mar 15, 2014
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    An old trick for bikes that have vibe problems in the bars is to fill the bar with steel or lead shot and seal off the ends, this does add weight to the bike but it can make even the buzzyest bars feel dead smooth on your hands, another trick is to use those cheap thick foam grips, or do both.
    To help cure seat vibes, a solid seat post and a good comfortable seat like the cloud 9 work well together. A regular tube seat post can also be capped off and filled with steel or lead shot.
    Other stuff that can work is sliding some heavy bar stock into the bar ends, this can be steel, brass, or lead and needs to fit either well enough that it cant rattle inside the end of the bar or stuff with rtv to take up any unused space, sand filling the bras would also work as long as you got a way to cap it off and keep it in there... basically any way to add weight to the bars will dampen out most if not all the vibes.
  3. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    May 25, 2008
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    LOL Semaj. Ever notice every thing that builds character sucks at the time?


    One of the best hand vibe solutions I have found costs 8 bucks at HF. Fingerless gloves for operating jack hammers and such. They have a pocket of sand in the palms and work wonders. Really great idea for long rides and can attest they stop hand road rash for sliding face down in the super man pose. win/win there.

    Now the "Hand-Jive" song is stuck in my head. Only it's hand "vibe"

    "While chopping wood, I move my legs, and I started dancin' while I gathered eggs
    Bowed and clapped, I was only five
    And I danced 'em all, he's born to hand-VIBE

    Oh yeah, yeah, yeah - everybody

    Born to hand-vibe, baby, born to hand-vibe, baby - yeah

    How low can you go, how low can you go, how low can you go, how low can you go

    Higher, higher, higher and higher
    Now can you hand-vibe, baby, oh can you hand-vibe, baby
    Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, born to hand-VIBE, oh yeah..."
    #23 Dan, Jan 13, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2015
  4. Trey

    Trey $50 Cruiser

    Jan 17, 2013
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    Old Style brewery! I was near that town for a short time, and visited the place. Rumor had it that the owners son was caught drinking Guinness Extra Stout, so the old man brewed up something similar. It was available at the brewery, but I wasn't able to find it anywhere else. It was pretty good, more like Sam Adams Cream Stout, but it brought me back for a second tasting- I mean tour.

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