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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm loving it. Haven't had a roadbike since 2015....

I'm loving it. Haven't had a roadbike since 2015. It's not bad for a 12speed. I feel I may need to change out tha official schwinn...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 10:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 709
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I like noisy hubs, just like the satisfying clunk...

I like noisy hubs, just like the satisfying clunk of a r/d shifting in to gear. Just sounds nice. I like mechanical noises, like the sounds of hydraulics and electric motors. Sprags should be noisy,...
07-14-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

No kickstand unless it was built in to the bike,...

No kickstand unless it was built in to the bike, or pulled a trailer. No helmate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 889
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

If you love the bike, then paint it. It's a...

If you love the bike, then paint it. It's a vehicle, not always about logic, but love. Why else would somebody rebuild and restore a swiss cheese rusted out Bel Air or mustang, for when a better one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,242
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Like "new" stuff, or new stuff? I'm not big into...

Like "new" stuff, or new stuff? I'm not big into the new things in bikes, but I usually either get stuff to build, upgrade, or replace broken parts. Once. So probably not.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yeah, trying to find information; I found a...

Yeah, trying to find information; I found a result that listed on $399.99. The back wheel needs to be trued, but I'm going to get a 700c wheelset at some point. I tested some flex tape like in this...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Look what I just got...

schwinn Prelude; $50. I had to swap out the old seat and seat post, looks like a tube needs to be patched and the back wheel is a bit out of true, but it'll...
06-25-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Various bike companies in the day sent unbadged...

Various bike companies in the day sent unbadged bikes(such as Huffy and AMF), to Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing a big company here in Louisville from like 1886 to 1985. As a Louisvillian, born...
06-09-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,912
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The OP is an effing rebel. I bet he has a black...

The OP is an effing rebel. I bet he has a black leather kit with spikes on the shoulders.
06-09-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,686
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I could tell you... but the company might sue me...

I could tell you... but the company might sue me for the fact it isn't chain lube and the use thereof is improper. You know how companies go after people who use their offered goods against how they...
06-09-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,686
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Now I know why that sheep on Orsons farm, from...

Now I know why that sheep on Orsons farm, from Garfield & Friends was named Lanolin.
06-09-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Probably in place of those little housing guide...

Probably in place of those little housing guide clips.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Oh yeah, I know. I live near UofLs main campus....

Oh yeah, I know. I live near UofLs main campus. Wax coated ones is what the co-op has, I use the famous blue grease when I install them. Rub the cables down with a thin layer. Mine often sit outside...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

They can be decent and they are ten and twelve...

They can be decent and they are ten and twelve speeds, they are not worth over $100 like craigslist likes to claim. To me they are as common as a ford taurus and who's paying over 500 for a 92 taurus?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm more.concerned about those......

I'm more.concerned about those... "pedals"...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Nope. Too much effort. I'll take a guess at...

Nope. Too much effort. I'll take a guess at 10lbs, though.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Thos wheels are gorgeous and there's no way in...

Thos wheels are gorgeous and there's no way in hell I could justify those unless they were $free.99
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I actually wouldn't mind some carbon fiber bolts...

I actually wouldn't mind some carbon fiber bolts for a few grames off my denali build, that actually needs it. Still thinking if I should repaint or not after I strip off the super thick single...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Insanity...

All you wieght wienies can just give it up, you'll never be diety status, like this guy and his exalted beast. Your dedication pales in comparison. Pure overkill reached only by psychos of high...
05-19-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 52,637
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I love vintage mtbs. They might not be best for...

I love vintage mtbs. They might not be best for what they were intended nowadays, but they can still serve purpose as seen, and do some off pavement travel. I'd have a few of them if I could. I only...
05-18-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,416
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've worked magic on some of these bikes. Thread...

I've worked magic on some of these bikes. Thread is effing hilarious, though. One of my fixes for those walmart 50lb mountain bikes with the stamped steel "speed reducers" is replacing them with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The crappy parts will crap out, yes. Mine had wax...

The crappy parts will crap out, yes. Mine had wax coated cables along with the other mods. But things corroding, oxidizing, rusting is pretty much enevitable.
05-18-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Not sure if I have a picture anymore, but as a...

Not sure if I have a picture anymore, but as a quick and easy fix, convenient; I wrapped a bike with electrical tape. Looked great.
05-18-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I had one on my Schwinn High Sierra, felt like it...

I had one on my Schwinn High Sierra, felt like it slowed me down.
05-18-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I actually encountered something similar on my...

I actually encountered something similar on my old 150 scooter. One of them acted like they were gonna knock me off, I turned around and made them think I was gonna run them down. Never happened on a...
05-18-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It is; it's designed for low cadence, okay at mid...

It is; it's designed for low cadence, okay at mid levels, and for climbing hills. If they're always there, you might as well act the crazy scary white guy part. I wouldn't resort to a gun, I like...
05-17-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,021
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I have no problem with old bikes, old mtbs were...

I have no problem with old bikes, old mtbs were always my favorite because they had traditional diamond frames, such as my 83 High Sierra. Plus they can be cheaper to have(outside bike shops), and...
05-17-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 18,021
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I know what they are, and I don't like them. My...

I know what they are, and I don't like them. My High Sierra had one on it, and it slowed me down some. The elipsoid design was to sorta help ones cadence, especially climbing. If you like speed, I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Yes it will. The paint is really thick and it's...

Yes it will. The paint is really thick and it's aluminum. The fork is hiten steel, the frame is 4130 aluminum... aircraft grade oOoOoOo
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

When I replaced the BB on my Genesis...

When I replaced the BB on my Genesis Roadtech(same thing but more roadbikey); I used a sealed unit for a mtb, because the width and gearing is mtb. I love the frame and everything around the frame is...
05-16-19, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180408_032906_c89580a7b42a1b0a6ed4ab1e43f17d4c1901cb72.jpg...
05-16-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I've put this on the back burner as it sat it had to be walked to...
05-16-19, 02:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I carry a knife. I've also beat somebody with a...

I carry a knife. I've also beat somebody with a bike before. Get rid of that bullspit biopace. That was tye first thing to go on my High Sierra, slows you down too.
05-16-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

LOL Louisville is supposed to be great for...

LOL Louisville is supposed to be great for cycling though. It's not Portland at all, but you can manage. Our mayor has been trying with Bicycling For Louisville to make it as Portlandy as he can.
05-16-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,806
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

The paint on cheap bikes is probably tougher than...

The paint on cheap bikes is probably tougher than some high end bikes. Probably helps attest to their wieght, too. I was stripping the paint off my DB Drifterč($3XX) and the paint was thin, with...
05-12-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,837
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm thinking about making one, but it has to be a...

I'm thinking about making one, but it has to be a digger, can't stand that occ/jese james crap.
05-11-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,570
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Ehhh.... seems like an excuse to stop riding or...

Ehhh.... seems like an excuse to stop riding or something. Almost quitter talk. But I feel you. Personally I like the thrill of battling the streets. My take is I'm sick of riding as a neccesity and...
02-24-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I knew it was one of the two. I use "vbrake"...

I knew it was one of the two. I use "vbrake" levers on everything, though, if anything, they look better.
02-24-19, 03:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,612
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Depends on what type of bike it is. my...

Depends on what type of bike it is. my Diamondback Drifterč had a threaded 1⅛" steerer, so does my Trek 800 Sport Singletrack, so do the chopper style Schwinn Stingrays and I think the Schwinn Link I...
02-24-19, 03:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 620
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

They're supposed to use long pull levers, but...

They're supposed to use long pull levers, but work fine with short pull. I always threw vbrake levers on bikes with cantis. They have more of a mechanical leverage.
02-24-19, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

So damn hard to upload on here with...

So damn hard to upload on here with mobilehttps://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_20190224_033425589_90a06f638d1bd0e2a5db783988e6fa2f2c5dacf8.jpg
02-24-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Work on it has been slow, the place I work at it...

Work on it has been slow, the place I work at it on only has one night a week for free memberships and I can't always go. But I managed to get back up there and get the rake out the frame. I had a...
02-23-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,091
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I almost wanna make one.

I almost wanna make one.
01-18-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This was brought up years ago when it came out....

This was brought up years ago when it came out. Still hasn't hit the US yet, four years later. I've seen clips on youtube and it's far better than that Beyblades, Yu-gi-oh anime genre Idaten Jump.
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01-18-19, 09:41 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,487
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

And like those other bikes; their walmart line is...

And like those other bikes; their walmart line is nothing like their pro/boutique lines... that you don't find in Target or Cabellas.
01-18-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,487
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

How was the Pinto flawed? And don't say because...

How was the Pinto flawed? And don't say because the gas tank that was placed where it was placed on every single american car built from the 50's until like the 00's.
01-18-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,487
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

My Roadtech did not break spokes or bend a wheel,...

My Roadtech did not break spokes or bend a wheel, nothing on it broke until I wrecked it. And I rode it hard. I only serviced it to replace parts that had not even wore out. Not all the bikes are...
01-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,970
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Years ago I found a 110 or whatever piece socket...

Years ago I found a 110 or whatever piece socket set that I kept. Three or four iphones that netted me $20 a piece bounty. Found a big ass flathead screwdriver I couldn't he bothered to carry with...
01-18-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,969
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Chances are the bikes won't be too different. 80s...

Chances are the bikes won't be too different. 80s and 90s(which the lower most likely is) are about as heavy as older cruisers, they might even basically use the same parts, sans drum brake. Murray...
01-16-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,662
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I've seen those. The way I'm doing it is just...

I've seen those. The way I'm doing it is just easier and gives a bit more ground clearance. Headtube angle has to be vertical, or where ever the articulating point is. If not; the vehicle will be...
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