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06-10-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

I thought I had updated this but apparently not....

I thought I had updated this but apparently not. So... The first rides lasts season weren't a complete success. The front brakes still squealed for one thing! I also wasn't all that impressed with...
05-29-21, 07:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 591
Posted By DesmoDog

I had a blue one back in the day. I seem to...

I had a blue one back in the day. I seem to recall plastic tape too? I have a picture of it around here somewhere, taken when it was still rather new, but after I had modified the frame geometry by...
05-20-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By DesmoDog

At $75 you don't have much to lose. I had a...

At $75 you don't have much to lose.

I had a Le Tour of that era back when they were new. I ended up working in a Schwinn shop for about ten years when I got a little older and liked the Le Tour...
Forum: Foo
05-17-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By DesmoDog

I'm guessing she's figured it out or given up by...

I'm guessing she's figured it out or given up by now, considering he asked 11+ years ago.
Forum: Foo
05-17-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,236,320
Posted By DesmoDog

Looking at it frame by frame, he never reaches...

Looking at it frame by frame, he never reaches for his brake. He's coasting for a while, his buddies are still pedaling, and then he backpedals and swerves to his left, maybe to avoid this patch or...
04-08-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,649
Posted By DesmoDog

Are you sure that's not an '88 Rockhopper Comp?...

Are you sure that's not an '88 Rockhopper Comp? Looks just like mine, except for stuff I've changed.

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_4062.JPG

I've owned it since new, it's been...
Forum: Foo
03-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,040
Posted By DesmoDog

Kangaroo leather is somewhat commonly used for...

Kangaroo leather is somewhat commonly used for motorcycle gear.
02-15-21, 11:31 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,862
Posted By DesmoDog

If you're talking about my earlier post, that was...

If you're talking about my earlier post, that was a '66 A code, triple black with a 4 speed. I sold it when I started downsizing in prep for retirement.
...
01-11-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,649
Posted By DesmoDog

I forgot I posted that here. It's changed a...

I forgot I posted that here. It's changed a little since then:

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_4059.JPG

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_4062.JPG

I'm not a big fan of the blackwall...
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,977
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles are...

Yeah, and hundreds of thousands of vehicles are running around with what amounts to a glass pack on them from the factory. It is very common to have a resonator or section of a muffler stuffed with...
11-29-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,277
Views: 422,266
Posted By DesmoDog

Here is my Sanctuary 7 in stock form. ...

Here is my Sanctuary 7 in stock form.
http://teamyikes.com/S7/IMG_2702.JPG

I've always wanted a bike with an internally geared hub though, so when the time came to address a few shortcomings I...
11-27-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By DesmoDog

Sure it can be done. But define "easily". A shop...

Sure it can be done. But define "easily". A shop would rebuild the hub, replacing the stock axle with a hollow one so a skewer will fit. It's easy for the shop but maybe not for you?

One thing to...
11-25-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7,873
Views: 2,232,794
Posted By DesmoDog

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this...

I posted pics of this bike earlier in this thread, but it was in "street" configuration. I've got a cruiser for paved trails now, so I thought I'd put some off road tires back on this. Then I...
11-25-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By DesmoDog

I bought a new chain for this but wasn't sure if...

I bought a new chain for this but wasn't sure if I was going to use it. The bike hasn't seen THAT much use after all. But then I decided I had it so why not. I was surprised when I laid them next to...
11-24-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,862
Posted By DesmoDog

That first picture is a couple years old now and...

That first picture is a couple years old now and all but one of those bikes have been sold. I'm nearing retirement and have been getting rid of things, including bikes. I sometimes regret selling the...
11-24-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 23,862
Posted By DesmoDog

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also...

There are quite a few guitars around, I've also built a couple of those along with some tube amps but that stuff has been on the back burner for a couple years now. Mostly throughout the years it's...
11-22-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By DesmoDog

I finished up the spacer for the brake hanger...

I finished up the spacer for the brake hanger this morning. This is an in-process pic for those wondering what the heck I'm talking about. Full disclosure - that's the third one I made. The first was...
11-21-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By DesmoDog

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that...

The repair stand is a Park Tools bench mount that I mounted to a pole instead. The mount is made up out of stuff I had sitting around - a couple of exhaust clamps, a section of a Model A crossmember,...
11-21-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By DesmoDog

1988 Rock Hopper Comp Rebuild

I guess this is where this thread should go? I've had this bike since new so I'm a little disturbed a post about it would fit in the "Classic" section, but I've done the math a few times now and it...
11-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 187,649
Posted By DesmoDog

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper...

Here's a crappy picture of my 1988 Rockhopper Comp.

http://teamyikes.com/RockHopper/IMG_0705.JPG

I bought it new back in my bike shop days. It's had non-stock wheels since day one - as I...
11-07-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the...

I'll spare you the step by step and jump to the (nearly) end.

Probably looks about the same here but a lot has changed.
http://teamyikes.com/S7/Side2_6083.jpg
Not sure what I was thinking with...
11-03-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,683
Posted By DesmoDog

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden...

Because the vast majority of them are not ridden on or near a beach.

Same could probably be said for "mountain bikes", but that term was used to describe a new style of bike. The term cruiser has...
11-01-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me...

Yeah, the shifter cable routing was bothering me so I moved the mechanism another notch. I don't know how the shifter is supposed to be adjusted yet but I'm sure it can be compensated for to make...
11-01-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little...

The basement isn't clean yet but I spent a little more time messing around with this. I did a trial fit of the new front brakes and found out they're probably too short. Oops....
Forum: Foo
10-31-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By DesmoDog

There were a few years I was into control line...

There were a few years I was into control line airplanes, plus a couple of the rubber band powered free flight numbers. A neighbor of ours had a hobby shop that went under and somehow I ended up with...
10-31-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 25,212
Posted By DesmoDog

I'd go electric for a few reasons. The appeal of...

I'd go electric for a few reasons. The appeal of a gas engine is just to have a gas engine on bicycle, but the reality is I'd rarely use the bike then. I ride for enjoyement, if I have to get...
10-26-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 30,132
Posted By DesmoDog

Yeah... we've tried just about everything with...

Yeah... we've tried just about everything with him. Aside from being around other dogs at a local doggy day care the only thing that works are full on prescription narcotics, and even then you have...
10-26-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 30,132
Posted By DesmoDog

Bring back the dog thread! Here's Ollie, our...

Bring back the dog thread!

Here's Ollie, our latest. Another adoption, we got him a couple years ago from the Humane Society. This is his first day with us, when we went to look at him he was...
10-24-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

Getting the hub inspired me to order a service...

Getting the hub inspired me to order a service stand. I went with Park Tools since that's what we used when I worked at a Schwinn shop. Once that was ordered the wallet was open so... after spending...
10-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.......

The hub and rims showed up today. oooohh.... ahhhhhh.....

And since I'm bored, a quick unboxing.

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6005.jpg

http://teamyikes.com/S7/Hub_6006.jpg
...
Forum: Foo
10-14-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,656
Posted By DesmoDog

I got Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, and Grand...

I got Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit, and Grand Rapids.

I grew up in a suburb of Minneapolis and have lived an hour from Detroit for the past 20 years. I had a feeling Detroit would show up with...
10-11-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,819
Posted By DesmoDog

Alrighty then! An update on the Sanctuary 7. ...

Alrighty then! An update on the Sanctuary 7.

I finally replaced the brake pads with some dual compound numbers. Front still squeals like a pig and rear is still spongey as a spongey thing.Yeah,...
Forum: Foo
09-25-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,594
Posted By DesmoDog

The owner gave the story of how it happened....

The owner gave the story of how it happened. After dark, his brother was driving, etc. I don't have a link handy but the story is out there.
Forum: Foo
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,970
Posted By DesmoDog

There still seem to be people out there who don't...

There still seem to be people out there who don't understand the concept of proxy bidding. Sniping becomes almost required when you have these people make multiple bids, increasing it by $5 each time...
Forum: Foo
06-15-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,787
Views: 2,462,040
Posted By DesmoDog

Oh for fook sakes. I saw that cartoon a bunch of...

Oh for fook sakes. I saw that cartoon a bunch of times and didn't notice the, uh, punch line until was scrolling past it and not really looking...
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,014,988
Posted By DesmoDog

What do Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and...

What do Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Ducati have in common?


They all build bikes in India. As do KTM and others.

Get over it.
Forum: Foo
06-05-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,014,988
Posted By DesmoDog

Sounds like he should have brought it to someone...

Sounds like he should have brought it to someone who knew how to fix it right the first time?
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,014,988
Posted By DesmoDog

It's funny you say that. I had that bike out last...

It's funny you say that. I had that bike out last year and when we stopped for a snack, I pulled the seat cover to put something back there. A guy with a modern bike got all excited. "Look at all the...
Forum: Foo
05-27-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,014,988
Posted By DesmoDog

Of course not. The guys who stand around at...

Of course not. The guys who stand around at parties and talk about their bike's MPG aren't the type who buy Ducatis. Or R1s. Or GSXRs. I'm curious what objective data people use to make a decision on...
Forum: Foo
05-25-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2,170
Views: 1,014,988
Posted By DesmoDog

They aren't impossible, they're not even that...

They aren't impossible, they're not even that complicated, it's just shims. The cost varies a lot depending on the model, same with Japanese bikes from what I've heard (I haven't owned a Japanese...
05-04-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 573
Views: 84,223
Posted By DesmoDog

Here are a few from the shop I worked at in the...

Here are a few from the shop I worked at in the '70s/80s. The first two are on the same bike. Apparently I bought this bike (1988 Rockhopper Comp) around the transition and put them both on. Excuse...
Forum: Foo
03-01-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,538
Posted By DesmoDog

I tried it at a friend's house, probably around...

I tried it at a friend's house, probably around 12 years old. I've forgotten the brand but it was disgusting. I ended up shaking the bottle and spraying it at the dog. Hey it was summer, there were...
Forum: Foo
10-31-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,236,320
Posted By DesmoDog

Shooting for children???? Can't tell if you're...

Shooting for children???? Can't tell if you're kidding....

...but that sign says "Shooting the Chutes" if you ask me.
...
Forum: Foo
05-17-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,802
Posted By DesmoDog

"Flathead" denotes an engine with the valves in...

"Flathead" denotes an engine with the valves in the block instead of the head. Two strokes don't have valves. So... I'm not sure if that's a no or a yes.
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,802
Posted By DesmoDog

As someone who's been working as a development...

As someone who's been working as a development engineer in the auto industry for about 30 years now I have a different view of things than some here. These are random comments so bear with me...
...
Forum: Foo
09-29-18, 10:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,505
Posted By DesmoDog

While I prefer a different brand I did go off the...

While I prefer a different brand I did go off the reservation for my latest track toy. Aprilia's are SO affordable on the used market...
http://teamyikes.com/Aprilia/IMG_3809.jpg
Forum: Foo
09-11-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,236,320
Posted By DesmoDog

Dumb? Looks like picking up the gun is what...

Dumb? Looks like picking up the gun is what caused the guy to bail. I can assure you if a guy tosses a gun over a counter I'm behind, then tries to come over the counter, I will do everything in my...
Forum: Foo
09-10-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9,621
Views: 1,236,320
Posted By DesmoDog

I am right there with you on this. My ears...

I am right there with you on this. My ears already constantly ring, and I'm not a fan of practical jokes to begin with.
Forum: Foo
09-02-18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,461
Posted By DesmoDog

I make stuff like this ...

I make stuff like this
http://www.teamyikes.com/Resources/MonzaJr001.JPG

look like this
http://www.teamyikes.com/160/Pics/IMG_4223_xl.jpg
Forum: Foo
08-31-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,366
Posted By DesmoDog

Where did he say he NEEDED to go overseas to buy...

Where did he say he NEEDED to go overseas to buy his first house? Perhaps the American dream is alive and well, but he had to go overseas to buy the house because he wanted a house in that part of...
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