stupid old people again : (

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by crassius, May 31, 2017.

  1. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    guy bought a kit & couldn't build it onto his bike - came back and traded in the kit & bike for one that I had built & ready to run

    I built his over the next few days and the pedal hit the motor by about 1/4 inch. Couldn't get the crank off with several pullers & hammers I had, so did about 3/8 inch of grinding on the bike, followed by well over an hour filing, sanding and polishing to get a good looking surface. Next day I noticed rear rim was a bit off and got out a spoke wrench to true it up. While putting spoke wrench away, I saw next to it on the shelf the expensive multi - tool I had bought last year just to pull cranks of that type. Could of had it off and finished in 1/2 hour instead of the several hours it took bending under the bike.
     
  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    doesn't matter I guess - went to grocery store today and someone stole it off the build bench while I was gone
     
  3. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    Holy Smoke!
    Was the bike in your garage?
    I'm teed off, just thinking about it.
     
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    no, the build bench is in back yard so I can run motors stationary - guess I'll have to attach a chain & padlock to it
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if someone knew you build bikes and was waiting their chance to steal one or they stopped by to see you and saw a chance for a free bike.

    Steve.
     
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    been running the shop in same location for 8 or 10 years now - I'm the only full-time repair shop for these in the area

    current culture seems to be changing the way folks act these days tho
     

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