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2019 Fito Modena

Old 04-14-20, 08:02 PM
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2019 Fito Modena

I hope everyone is having a great Tuesday!!

Now that I have the new tires installed, it was time to post some pics of my cruiser. All told, I have about $375 invested in this guy. I only had time to take a very short ride, as it was starting to get dark outside, but from what I can see, these new Kenda K838 tires are going to be great. This is the first time I have ever reached double-digit speed pedaling up our very steep road (you can see a portion of it in the background). I have them pumped to 60PSI, and they have a maximum of 65. I think these new tires are going to make this baby fly, and make easy work of 20 mile rides. The next thing I need to do is get rid of the God-awful one piece crank. I noticed it clunking some as I pushed up our hill earlier. I have over 1100 miles on this bike....I guess I kinda like it!!
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Old 04-14-20, 09:46 PM
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Looks very nice. The red really compliments the black.


While I liked the absolute simplicity of my single speed cruiser my Knees love the mega range 7 spd and V Brakes.
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Nice lookin' ride.

I love those tires. I've installed the black versions on two cruisers. I used to run 50psi rear/45 psi front in my cruiser with those tires when I had it. We still have my wife's cruiser with those tires and I knock the pressure down to 45 psi rear and 40 psi front and let the tires get into the 30s before I pump them back up for her.
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Great looking cruiser! Also, converting to a three piece crank was the best mod I did for my cruiser.
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GR; did you have any problem with chainline? I'd like to convert mine, but am a little anxious about that.
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GR; did you have any problem with chainline? I'd like to convert mine, but am a little anxious about that.
No problem at all but I am using 3/16 rear cog, chain ring and 7 speed derailleur chain which doesn't need the chain line to be perfect. Also, my bike has a fairly long chainstay and chain line which helps too. To my naked eye, the chain line looks perfectly straight so I probably could have used a 1/8 drive train.
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Hey G R do you remember what spindle length you used for the bottom bracket? My ride uses the standard 68mm bb, but I am not sure of the spindle size.
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No problem at all but I am using 3/16 rear cog, chain ring and 7 speed derailleur chain which doesn't need the chain line to be perfect. Also, my bike has a fairly long chainstay and chain line which helps too. To my naked eye, the chain line looks perfectly straight so I probably could have used a 1/8 drive train.
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Hey G R do you remember what spindle length you used for the bottom bracket? My ride uses the standard 68mm bb, but I am not sure of the spindle size.
Usually differs from bike to bike. I've had everything from 110 mm to 127 mm.
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Spindle length is dependent on the length the crank manufacturer recommends. Roger
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Hey G R do you remember what spindle length you used for the bottom bracket? My ride uses the standard 68mm bb, but I am not sure of the spindle size.
I'm using a spindle length of 113mm but as mentioned above you need to consider the offset of the crankset you are using as well.
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As soon as I am ready to purchase the new crank and conversion kit, I will attempt to measure and estimate the length of the spindle I will need. I have read elsewhere that 103mm is a more or less "standard" length for a three piece crank and single chainring. Absent of having an old one I can measure with calipers, sizing a new bottom bracket correctly is almost always a crap shoot!
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When you buy the crank ask them what size you need. Then it will work right. Do not guess. Roger
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