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Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,813
Posted By John33702

I took a liking to the look of fat bikes and...

I took a liking to the look of fat bikes and bought a Sun Spyder for $800, three years ago. It was new in the shop, and I saw it had a 3 speed hub gear, but it also had a derailleur hanger, so I had...
Forum: Fatbikes
08-26-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,459
Posted By John33702

This is the rack that I have on my fat bike. ...

This is the rack that I have on my fat bike.

Bike rack (https://www.modernbike.com/megarack-posthaste-quick-release-seatpost-rack)
03-02-17, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 31,128
Posted By John33702

I bought a Schwinn 3rd Avenue Hybrid from a...

I bought a Schwinn 3rd Avenue Hybrid from a dealer selling through Walmart back in December 2016. It came with a lot of very good reviews so I got it. I didn't expect much for $199.

First day I...
02-07-16, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,357
Posted By John33702

Disgusted

I haven't long been in this forum and already have seen enough to make me quit. One man who is extremely arrogant and rude, and makes nasty remarks that had nothing to do with my post, is now on...
02-07-16, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

I hate bragging. You were bragging. I...

I hate bragging. You were bragging.


I was being polite, which is more than I can say about you. You should have seen my first draft to your nasty response.


Don't try to save me from...
02-06-16, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 962
Posted By John33702

Been there on many occasions, but on a...

Been there on many occasions, but on a motorcycle, not a bike. Been there once on a bike. In the experienced motorcycle rider ed classes we were taught to slow down as the dog approaches, then hit...
02-06-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 13,609
Posted By John33702

I patched one on the seam last summer when it was...

I patched one on the seam last summer when it was Sunday, the bike shop was closed, and I didn't have a spare tube. It's still going strong. Wouldn't recommend it, though. I now carry a spare just in...
02-03-16, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

I don't really mind these kind of problems....

I don't really mind these kind of problems. Sometimes with learning, there's a price to be paid. Usually, on a bike the price of such a mistake isn't very expensive; it's more of a nuisance. There...
02-03-16, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.p...

http://www.bikeforums.net/images/misc/quote_icon.png Originally Posted by CrippledKonaBoy http://www.bikeforums.net/images/buttons/viewpost-right.png...
02-03-16, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

I don't give a hoot what you've been using. I did...

I don't give a hoot what you've been using. I did state that I'm learning. Did you not understand that?


And I don't need a lecture from a rude egotist. But perhaps you were having a bad...
02-03-16, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

The grease was what I had on hand, and it was so...

The grease was what I had on hand, and it was so thin that I couldn't actually see it. As I pointed out earlier, we used to grease or oil our cables on bikes because it was recommended, but that was...
02-02-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By John33702

I just updated my response. There's a hose on...

I just updated my response. There's a hose on eBay. Pumps are available, too. But as dabac said, a Presta nozzle will work.

British pump hose...
02-02-16, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By John33702

I don't know what British valves are like, now,...

I don't know what British valves are like, now, but your photo shows a typical British one from my days, around the 50s, 60s and later. Bikes came with a tire pump that had a flexible hose inside the...
02-01-16, 05:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

If my suspicion about the old housing is...

If my suspicion about the old housing is inaccurate, then it needs to be explained why the cable is tight along the whole length of the housing. Bear in mind the housing is about twenty months old...
02-01-16, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

I knew about crimping the end, and that was not...

I knew about crimping the end, and that was not done. The cable has worked well for three months, then began to give me the problem. In removing the cable from the housing, it was tight all the way....
01-31-16, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

I never thought of that. Doing another search for...

I never thought of that. Doing another search for tandem shift cable kits, I find a lot of Jagwire stuff on eBay, but they don't state the length of their cables. I assume they are standard kits....
01-31-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

\ I guess I was looking in the wrong places for...

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I guess I was looking in the wrong places for a tandem shift cable kit, but I've looked again and still find nothing. Kits, yes, but not for tandem. Tandem cables, yes, but no housings.

When I...
01-31-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,589
Posted By John33702

Ready Brek ain't bad! :)

Ready Brek ain't bad! :)
01-31-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,081
Posted By John33702

Learning about cables

We live and learn. About three months ago I upgraded the Shimano derailleur on my cruiser, and changed the twist shifter for the lever type. The lever shifter came with a new cable which was too...
01-21-16, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By John33702

It's really nice of you to offer to make an axle,...

It's really nice of you to offer to make an axle, Kevin. I think it will be okay when the axle comes from eBay because it has the 3/8" 24 tpi cones and nuts that I need. The piece of threaded rod I...
01-21-16, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By John33702

I have taps and dies, Kevin, but they won't cut...

I have taps and dies, Kevin, but they won't cut medium carbon steel, and I believe that's what axles are made from. I went to Home Depot to buy some mild steel rod to give that a try but they had no...
01-21-16, 06:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By John33702

Thanks, Andrew. I found a short axle complete...

Thanks, Andrew. I found a short axle complete with cones and lock nuts on eBay. The seller just showed a photo of the assembly but didn't say whether it was imperial or metric so I wrote to him. He...
01-21-16, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By John33702

Appreciate the link Slash. I bookmarked it for...

Appreciate the link Slash. I bookmarked it for now. I think I may have found what I need. I had been searching for two days and come up with nothing.
01-20-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By John33702

Cones

I have been searching for 3/8" 24 tpi cones and locknuts. My bike shop has 26 tpi but those won't work for me. I needed a longer rear axle for my fat bike but there are none to be found (220 mm...
01-12-16, 09:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,586
Posted By John33702

It depends on where we get our information. I...

It depends on where we get our information. I know that I read it is illegal to ride on sidewalks, I did another search, just now, to get the latest info from the state website. It is legal to ride...
01-12-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,604
Posted By John33702

With BC's mandatory helmet use for all ages, it...

With BC's mandatory helmet use for all ages, it may now also be (or become) a Canadianism :)
01-12-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,976
Posted By John33702

I took driving lessons in England where I also...

I took driving lessons in England where I also took my driving and motorcycle tests (Also in the US). The 'Highway Code' was published for all road users to read. I'm going back fifty-two years and...
01-11-16, 06:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,604
Posted By John33702

Bicycle helmet laws vary from province to...

Bicycle helmet laws vary from province to province. British Columbia mandates helmets for all ages.

I was once in a head-on motorcycle collision with a Vespa motor scooter in which I landed...
01-11-16, 05:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,976
Posted By John33702

I took a regular motorcycle course, and over the...

I took a regular motorcycle course, and over the next ten years I took three Experienced Rider Courses. In every course we were taught the left arm raised for a right turn, and we used it in group...
01-11-16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,976
Posted By John33702

A right turn hand signal for a motorcyclist is to...

A right turn hand signal for a motorcyclist is to hold up the left arm in an 'L' shape, hand pointing toward the sky. Many motorcycle riders would know this, but how many car drivers would know it?...
01-11-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,465
Posted By John33702

Try a bluish-white strobe light on top of your...

Try a bluish-white strobe light on top of your head, you know, like the ones on the school buses. School bus drivers like those. :)
01-11-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,604
Posted By John33702

The reporting came from Canada.

The reporting came from Canada.
01-11-16, 09:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,586
Posted By John33702

Having moved to Florida nearly three years ago,...

Having moved to Florida nearly three years ago, and back into bicycling two years ago, I decided to check out Florida's bicycle laws. The state classifies a bicycle as a 'vehicle' and the rider is...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By John33702

If you're okay with the rust, that's cool. And if...

If you're okay with the rust, that's cool. And if they're not supermodels, you could replace the steel fenders with plastic. A pair of fenders complete with stainless steel fittings runs around $40....
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By John33702

That advice has been around for a long time, even...

That advice has been around for a long time, even before YouTube. Depending on how bad the rust is, the aluminum may just fill in the tiny pits in the chrome or rub it away, but it's still bare steel...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,610
Posted By John33702

It depends on whether you like to restore old...

It depends on whether you like to restore old bikes or just ride them... or both. There's a 1950s - 60s era Rollfast that looks very nice, on eBay, for $600. How much will it cost you to restore the...
12-27-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

Yes, they are big tires. I believe there are...

Yes, they are big tires. I believe there are bigger ones, 4 1/2" wide. The one in the video is very similar to mine. Disc brakes instead of coaster, though. Mine had a 3-speed hub gear but was...
12-27-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

I truly appreciate everyone's comments because...

I truly appreciate everyone's comments because I'm learning how to deal with mechanical issues. The issue is now settled. The 7-speed 12-28 cassette and spacer arrived, yesterday (26th December) and...
12-27-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

The chain didn't rub on the spokes; it would have...

The chain didn't rub on the spokes; it would have rubbed on the tire. These tires are 4" wide because it's a fat bike. The shop didn't jerry rig anything. The cassette was an 11-28, 8-speed, used as...
12-18-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

The chart shows a difference in spacing but only...

The chart shows a difference in spacing but only a fraction of a millimeter. I can't see why that would make for bad shifting. We're talking about a hair's thickness in spacing one way or the other...
12-18-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

I appreciate all the replies. I see I didn't give...

I appreciate all the replies. I see I didn't give enough of the right info. I'm looking to replace a cassette, not a freewheel. The bike shop installed an 8-speed cassette and a lever shifter but...
12-17-15, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,132
Posted By John33702

Cassette question

A few months ago I bought a Fat bike from my LBS. It came with a 3-speed hub gear but being as the bike had a derailleur hanger, I got the shop to customize it with a derailleur setup. They suggested...
12-17-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,369
Posted By John33702

I'm debating whether to ride my bike in the local...

I'm debating whether to ride my bike in the local Christmas parade which starts in ten minutes. It's 82 here in central Florida. Maybe I'll just leave the red Santa hat at home as it's too warm for...
12-16-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,992
Posted By John33702

It's hard to think of a good comeback after...

It's hard to think of a good comeback after getting the wind knocked out of your sails. Usually, we think of something we should have said, hours or days later. Perhaps a good comeback would have...
12-16-15, 11:06 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,618
Posted By John33702

I was off bicycles for fifty years before I got...

I was off bicycles for fifty years before I got back into it two years ago. I had no idea what I wanted or what would suit me. I'm wary of Walmart bikes so I went to my LBS, and was fortunate to find...
12-16-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,869
Posted By John33702

Bike Parkour! Made me feel ill just watching him!

Bike Parkour! Made me feel ill just watching him!
12-09-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By John33702

Appreciate the link to bulk chain. I note they...

Appreciate the link to bulk chain. I note they only list two sizes. One is for ten-speeds, the other 8-9 speeds. The second one gives the size as 11/28" which is .035". My 7-speed uses 1/8" chain...
12-09-15, 06:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By John33702

I have two bikes and both have the Quick Links,...

I have two bikes and both have the Quick Links, so I wouldn't try pinning the ends of a new chain together. I do have spare pins and a tool to remove and install them. These pins have tapered ends...
12-08-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,172
Posted By John33702

I just joined this forum, today, and I ran into...

I just joined this forum, today, and I ran into your post. I empathize with you. After retiring from work I got into riding a bike (haven't ridden since I was a kid). Eighteen months ago I bought a...
Forum: Introductions
12-08-15, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By John33702

New Member

Hi, guys and gals! I'm John and I live in central Florida, near Tampa. Moved here from Delaware in 2013. Originally from London, England, and came to the US in 1978. Married with two grown daughters....
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