Hello from Prescott, AZ

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  1. mhomewood

    mhomewood New Member

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    Hey guys. First off I would like to say thanks for all the useful information on this forum. I'll be building my fist bike next weekend pending arrival of the GT5 kit. I do have a couple questions though. I'll be putting the skyhawk GT5 on a Schwinn Point Beach. Are there any issues putting the 44 tooth sprocket that comes with the kit on a stock 7 speed hub/derailleur? Do you recommend upgrading the stock spokes? Below are some of the main items I plan to prep for the build.

    -clean out the tank before installation
    -swap out hardware
    -grease the gears

    Any additional information that you can think of that may help the build is much appreciated.

    Thanks again,
    Mike
     
  2. chainmaker

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    Welcome to the forum!!!!! Upgrade your wheels to something stronger!! you can get a nice set for a bit more than 100
     
  3. Dan

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    howdy Mike. I Love the PBs. Dang beautiful with a china girl on em. The front fender is gonna fail and try to kill you! The way I fortify em is drill holes and use Ubolts. There are a ton of great ideas and how-2s here but please, please dont ride your PB with out looking into this. Folks are gonna say stuff about cheap bikes and alum frames but I put 6K miles+ and 4 motors (at different times) on one and the only thing that killed my PB was hitting a pot-hole at speed 2ce. (May She rest in peace) LOL, the tires still had tread too. http://motorbicycling.com/f11/another-tale-fender-failure-10191.html Just a lil horror story to scare ya. Really is my intent.

    But back to funner stuff, the PB is awesome! http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm48/dan3xd/picbyLaura-1.jpg

    Have fun and ride safe!


    .flg.
     
  4. mhomewood

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Ill be sure to look into some HD wheels. And thanks for the heads up about the fender Dan. I will for sure add some support them.

    Have a good one.
     
  5. Dan

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    Your more then welcome buddyro. Kinda a cool thing about the lunatics who build and ride our things. They (we and now you) are all about half a bubble off plumb, but to the good.

    Varied like ya wouldn't believe. Doctors, lawyers, truck drivers and former/future inmates. And every one will go out of their way to help out a fellow MBer. Just kinda cool. Is a really great club. LOL, I try to keep it a secrete, but carry biz cards with the addy to here. Half a bubble off plumb.
     
  6. azbill

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    welcome from FH :)
     
  7. mhomewood

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    Hi Bill. Is it getting hot down there yet? I spent seven years in the furnace. Just had to head north to beat the heat.
     
  8. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum mhomewood, glad you joined us.
     
  9. azbill

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    it has hit high 90s already,,,but it's better than the cold ;)
     
  10. mhomewood

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    Thanks Dave. Looking forward to getting my bike together. I'll let ya'll know how it goes.
     
  11. mhomewood

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    Hey guys, I finished my bike, well..... bikes. My girlfriend wanted one also, so one project turned into two. Turned out to be a pretty easy project. The worst part was trying to tune the carbs. The kits I bought came with the CNS carbs. After a little reserch I discovered that they are pretty much junk so I got a couple NT carbs. Problem solved. We have been riding the **** out of them. I threw my chain a couple times. A little alignment change and no problems since. Thanks to you all for the tips and insight. I posted a couple pics of the bikes. Let me know what you think.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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