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Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,419
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm not going to try and remember what year, but...

I'm not going to try and remember what year, but try to go from oldest to newest.

-Rode off a curb and somehow fell off the bike, roughly 30minutes and 30 blocks later woke up to an arrival of an...
04-24-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,100
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've got the schwinn high sierra I ride with my...

I've got the schwinn high sierra I ride with my g/f or when I feel like doing some nsfrb stuff. The Prelude for solo rides and lookin fancy. The LaJolla will be for cruising. I probably can't get rid...
04-24-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,335
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

These things happen becayse we infiltrate their...

These things happen becayse we infiltrate their areas.
03-28-20, 11:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,109
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's what I do if the bike is worth it....

That's what I do if the bike is worth it. Contrary to popular belief; some, a scant few can be made nice. Still... a single speed cruiser is going to be the best thing to just ride. I really want the...
03-24-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,840
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

https://youtu.be/yvS8wtnNQz4

https://youtu.be/yvS8wtnNQz4
03-24-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I just use bmx style plastic or metal. This is a...

I just use bmx style plastic or metal. This is a hybrid here; I don't think it's going to be getting much aggressive riding. As far as how well the cleats hold or tear up soles depends on if they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,157
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yeah, that lil flick... I don't do that unless I...

Yeah, that lil flick... I don't do that unless I need to turn wide.
03-24-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,506
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I thought about airless tires for either(or both)...

I thought about airless tires for either(or both) my cargo trike build, or the trailer. I think they might make either a bit unruly.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,157
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's automotive or 3+ wheeled counter steering....

That's automotive or 3+ wheeled counter steering. This is why I don't like the term used for 2wheeled bikes. Leaning the bike in to a turn is counter steering. The bike wants to otherwise counter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 02:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

If that was the case... then what patch has the...

If that was the case... then what patch has the least "resistance"? My money is on those clear medtape looking ones. That said; the tubes with slime or whatever, would probably be higher than any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 02:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,549
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Seriously doubt it. Most rims and tires aren't...

Seriously doubt it. Most rims and tires aren't perfectly balanced to begin with
03-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Well it's a nice bike, but not carbon nice, I...

Well it's a nice bike, but not carbon nice, I guess I'll need to find a nice spaded fork. I don't know why they stopped using those on bikes.

I speak on this bike a bit here....
03-04-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's all pretty cool. Never thought about a...

That's all pretty cool. Never thought about a heatsink for a coaster brake. I like those wheelstays too. Odd though, mine has a built in coaster torque arm mount.
02-08-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yeah, that's a walmart bike for you. Well...

Yeah, that's a walmart bike for you. Well correction; that's Pacific Bike Co for you. They tend to use the same parts across all their marques. Like that front fork. I don't get how those became the...
02-06-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

A simple little project of mine...

I always wanted one of these when they came out, thinking they were a modernized version of the decades old cantilever frame, the anodized colors, lightwieght aluminum, annnnddd 3pc crank(!). This...
02-06-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

My only thing against them is they usually only...

My only thing against them is they usually only drive one wheel.
02-06-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,357
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I have not and wouldn't stop to recieve it.

I have not and wouldn't stop to recieve it.
02-06-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 744
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

A trainer for noncyclist wouldn't be complete...

A trainer for noncyclist wouldn't be complete without a treadmill to simulate walking it up hills.
12-30-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,609
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I know a guy from england and he said over there...

I know a guy from england and he said over there bikes are set up like motorcycles, with left rear brake and whatnot.
12-30-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The only bike I had started to sticker bomb was...

The only bike I had started to sticker bomb was my '12 Response, but it was stolen.
12-30-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yo bike looks like it glows in the dark.

Yo bike looks like it glows in the dark.
12-25-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I think a member on RRB was having an issue with...

I think a member on RRB was having an issue with the monarch disc springer. Most of your typical, generic, standard cruisers have a seven inch headtube, including the cups. Electras and other pedal...
12-21-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

26x1 3/8 is an old schwinn size and bigger than...

26x1 3/8 is an old schwinn size and bigger than the common 26, probably closer in size to a 650b or those black plastic wheelchair wheels. This is a 90s mtb. It has 559mm wheels and tires on it. The...
12-21-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Oh I know. Whenever I upgrade these type of...

Oh I know. Whenever I upgrade these type of bikes, the stamped steel speed reducers are first to go. Usually I get a pair of calipers off a walmart bmx bike and the levers if not plastic. The brakes...
12-21-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I thought the cable routing was odd for the kinda...

I thought the cable routing was odd for the kinda bike it is. Not a resto, I just like to research the bikes I get, to determin year and whatnot, but I can't find anything on it.
12-20-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

At about 35lbs and surface rust... no.

At about 35lbs and surface rust... no.
12-20-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It's a hobby, it's a gift for her, she likes the...

It's a hobby, it's a gift for her, she likes the bike. I'm not investing hundreds of dollars in to it, new low end parts will be just fine, no need for Acera or even Tourney. In fact I already have...
12-20-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191120_175634_0fa151924e5735fd2553b4d4792181353d61e8e5.jpg
The only pic I took of it before I started wrapping it with tape. I...
12-19-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Has side pulls typical of these bikes. All it'll...

Has side pulls typical of these bikes. All it'll see with her is casual rides.
12-19-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

So... mtb vs mixte...?

So... mtb vs mixte...?
12-19-19, 12:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,417
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Looks like it might make a decent klunker or...

Looks like it might make a decent klunker or "gravel" bike, with a different fork.
12-19-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 600
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Weird seeing rear only. I can't imagine that...

Weird seeing rear only. I can't imagine that being a nice ride nomatter the setup. I remember a while back seeing a cruiser that looked like one of the old fancy ornate looking cantilevered frames...
12-18-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Can I get some help with this bike?

First IDGAF about "oh it's a ancient bso" and other drivel. I can work magic on these and get them to be decent, capable machines for at the very least a daily or sometimey ride.
I came across a...
12-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I had a bell once and ended up hardly using it......

I had a bell once and ended up hardly using it... then it fell apart. I usually just say "on your left" or make funny noises like Taz or something. People tend to notice something going "glurgity...
12-18-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,569
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

My Roadtech was lighter than a friends '90 World...

My Roadtech was lighter than a friends '90 World Sport by 3-5 lbs when I was done with mine. It already didn't have those ******** gripshifts factory and the only wieght I added to it was a sealed...
12-18-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,569
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It can be if one thinks reasonably and has the...

It can be if one thinks reasonably and has the right connections. It was more than worth it to me, to build up my Roadtech. Some of my upgrades were trades. I only actually paid for was the tires,...
12-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,569
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Denalis aren't that bad other than the convoluted...

Denalis aren't that bad other than the convoluted cockpit. I had the Roadtech a few years ago, loved it. Built it up nice, too and had a bike about as light as a 90 World Sport. Pretty nimble, too....
12-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,569
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Honestly the most common rear derailure found on...

Honestly the most common rear derailure found on them is that black Shimano piece with thw plastic end caps. It's a decent one, actually. It comes in two styles, bolt on and axle end(with the screw)....
12-17-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,569
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Wrote a muhfuggin book, huh? I'll admit; the...

Wrote a muhfuggin book, huh?

I'll admit; the pedals that are on the shelf at walmart are probay better than what's on the bikes. And from my experience when ot comes to handlebars of ANY bike at...
11-12-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,825
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Also people see steel as steel regardless of what...

Also people see steel as steel regardless of what kind, seperating steel from alloys, as alloys are usually considered non-ferous metals; such as alloy wheels for cars, unless they're specifically...
11-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,580
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I like that idea.

I like that idea.
11-06-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,580
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Electrical tape of any kind, sometimes have...

Electrical tape of any kind, sometimes have questionable adhesion. You can find the same tape at the dollar store, gas station, walmart and the hardware store. There is a fix to that and a subtle...
11-06-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,877
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Bad ass. There's a guy around here with something...

Bad ass. There's a guy around here with something similar. You can find him on IG under fatbikebeats.
11-05-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,735
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Such a shame to see all these quiters, makes my...

Such a shame to see all these quiters, makes my heart weep. We need to maga and bringing back smoking is the only way to do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-19, 03:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

There's a guy on youtube that does like trials...

There's a guy on youtube that does like trials stuff with a roadbike. You might wanna fix thos bum bars... looks retarted.
10-30-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's why I asked if a Left Hand Thread sprocket...

That's why I asked if a Left Hand Thread sprocket would work on the left side of a flip/flop hub. I don't have the means to just whip one together. If I can get tye bus company to send me a check for...
10-30-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

First I wanna say it's a bit amusing seeing your...

First I wanna say it's a bit amusing seeing your last name and knowing you tinker with bikes. What I'm talking about is side by side, like this;...
10-29-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Two hub questions.

I want to build a twin chain bike and after about an hour of searching; I cannot find anywhere online to get a twin freewheel hub. Does anybody still make these things? Or if I can find a lht...
10-29-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,432
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I did it to a cruiser once and all I gotta say is...

I did it to a cruiser once and all I gotta say is make sure the crank is horizontal when you turn.
10-07-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,767
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

All I know is I have had two suspension forks...

All I know is I have had two suspension forks that I liked. The one on my ratrod from some Murray mtb with 24" and the one on the Research Dynamics Coyote that was stiff as hell with only 2" of...
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