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09-14-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 1,736
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I walk my ass back home. I'm not that paranoid.If...

I walk my ass back home. I'm not that paranoid.If my tire is low, chances are, if there are bmxers at the skatepark; there might be an airpump...
08-31-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I never liked single wheel drive trikes. What you...

I never liked single wheel drive trikes. What you were experiencing with that T&C is an open diff, like a car. An open diff drives both wheels until one loses traction- all the power goes to that...
08-31-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

So I did one side, and it's not bad, might not be...

So I did one side, and it's not bad, might not be as great and posh as lizardskin- it's comfortable, grips on itself under tension, no black stuff on my hands, yet. At this point; the only downfall I...
08-26-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I still kinda want one those Onyx. The saddle...

I still kinda want one those Onyx. The saddle bags look pretty cool, too.
08-26-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

What the **** are you talking about? 3 spoke...

What the **** are you talking about? 3 spoke wheels? Did you get a bike off Wish?
08-25-21, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Inner tubes aren't sticky. I have a theory they...

Inner tubes aren't sticky. I have a theory they might black my hands, but I won't know until I try it and it won't cost me anything but time. Won't be fancy like some lizardskin, or supercaz tape,...
08-25-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It would last a while. I haven't done it by...

It would last a while. I haven't done it by itself, yet. I do have a pair of handlebars from my ratrod, double wrapped with them and leather from a leather coat. Wrapped so each material is exposed-...
08-25-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,586
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Isn't that something typical of trikes; they'll...

Isn't that something typical of trikes; they'll pull opposite side of the drive wheel pushing it that way?
08-25-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

https://youtu.be/7fZ_NbqxM_g

https://youtu.be/7fZ_NbqxM_g
08-25-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Weren't you asking this same thing a year or two...

Weren't you asking this same thing a year or two ago? With the same pictures? Can you do the work? Does 24" wheels exist over there? You can get forks like on that Jesse James chopper online, same...
08-25-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That's not proper replacement for a suspension...

That's not proper replacement for a suspension fork, the tires have a max pressure of 65psi, anything under 50 is practically running flat. The widest tire it can probably run is a 3.125. Not much...
08-25-21, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Most likely it will. The 26" is the length of the...

Most likely it will. The 26" is the length of the fork.
08-25-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,102
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Stock cars use brakes when they hafta. Unlike F1;...

Stock cars use brakes when they hafta. Unlike F1; they don't have abs, or power brakes.
08-23-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,235
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

We had one last month. I can't recall there ever...

We had one last month. I can't recall there ever being one here before it either. Always wanted to do one, but I hate the fixed only and/or no brakes rule, they typically have.
08-23-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I think Cranbrooks have a 40t crank. when I...

I think Cranbrooks have a 40t crank. when I finish my single speed, I might try this test myself. My LaJolla has a 48t crank and a freewheel vs a coaster. Both bikes will have a 48/17, both aren't...
08-23-21, 06:24 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 45,524
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It's an... wanna say 85 Nishiki Olympic. The back...

It's an... wanna say 85 Nishiki Olympic. The back wheel is a Vuelta Pista, that last week I discovered had aerospokes, 17t cog, front wheel is a State Bike Co wheel from the co-op.

I saw this bike...
08-23-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,434
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Guess I'm still shadetree; I build mine on the...

Guess I'm still shadetree; I build mine on the floor in the living room, sometimes sitting in my recliner.
08-23-21, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

You mean in one of the great bike courier meccas,...

You mean in one of the great bike courier meccas, where the fixie is bike of choice for couriers? There's a lot of F150s here, where they're built.

Naw, but seriously; only the die hards are still...
08-23-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 340
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Interesting. I also have a tip for this; don't...

Interesting. I also have a tip for this; don't buy stiff tires. I only have this issue with stiff sidewall tires.
08-23-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,418
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Long reach calipers aren't even that much longer...

Long reach calipers aren't even that much longer than regular ones. The difference is about an inch. They're still smaller than bmx/mtb sidepulls. Braking performance between the two is more effing...
08-23-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

You don't need to be a vetran 50 year bike...

You don't need to be a vetran 50 year bike mechanic to flip a handlebar stem and possibly move some spacers around. I don't know why you went to quill stem conversion complications, bypassing just...
08-23-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,376
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It's not always expensive. I'm currently building...

It's not always expensive. I'm currently building a SS and the only things I've bought for it are; brake levers, rear wheel, chain, pedals. And I'll be buying a rear brake cable housing. The front...
08-23-21, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 607
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I don't use cruiser bars on any of my cruisers. I...

I don't use cruiser bars on any of my cruisers. I typically use mtb risers either as they are, or upside down.
08-23-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,822
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Okay, Carlin...

Okay, Carlin...
08-23-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,746
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Rideable- My daily, and will probably be the...

Rideable-
My daily, and will probably be the ride-with-girlfriend bike, once I get hers together; Schwinn High Sierra.
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Schwinn Prelude(needs bartape tubes and a longer brake cable housing)...
08-23-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 6,102
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay... Stiffness to...

Wow... nobody... just me? Okay...
Stiffness to a degree does matter. Though how loose versus stiff some things are, is marginal, like most cranks, unless the force exerted on a crank makes it flex,...
08-23-21, 01:18 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,765
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I have one I drew a few years ago, but it hasn't...

I have one I drew a few years ago, but it hasn't been a priority to get it done.
08-23-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,765
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Those people can injest a sachel of richards.

Those people can injest a sachel of richards.
07-19-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Nothing wrong with it, makes a steel frame a bit...

Nothing wrong with it, makes a steel frame a bit lighter. Kinda like restomodding a car.
07-19-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I was going to disagree too, but his point isn't...

I was going to disagree too, but his point isn't steel can't be light, it's that weight weenies aren't looking for steel frames because carbon is typically lighter. Plus given the price range, those...
07-19-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Niether was he.

Niether was he.
07-19-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,594
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Damn... I thought I was too tall to have jokes go...

Damn... I thought I was too tall to have jokes go over my head.
07-19-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I too have an upstairs apartment. Even with that...

I too have an upstairs apartment. Even with that ugly rack, they weigh that much more than a cranbrook? I made mine a ratrod. I could actually picture mine weighing that much, but not a stock one.
07-19-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I actually found a site last week selling 12...

I actually found a site last week selling 12 girvin forks at $80 a piece. A real huh moment. Each listing had the same rotated six commenters
07-19-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Looks like they're only selling the impression of...

Looks like they're only selling the impression of it. Sounds like hopes & prayers.
07-19-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

What kinda cruiser was that? My LaJolla with...

What kinda cruiser was that? My LaJolla with stock gearing was faster than that. Sounds like a personal problem. I love cruisers, the cantilever frame is just beautiful.
07-19-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,026
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

They are not 50lbs. I had one. Yes they aren't...

They are not 50lbs. I had one. Yes they aren't that slow for a cruiser, they have a standard 40t crank.
07-18-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

No it doesn't, it looks like a brake you'd find...

No it doesn't, it looks like a brake you'd find on a roadster, like my old 60s Sears&Roebuck, or any other 27" or old schwinn style 26". Yes and the measurement doesn't matter. That's the tire and...
07-18-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,594
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Ṿila. Viola is a type of lute, strangely; so is...

Ṿila. Viola is a type of lute, strangely; so is a harpsichord.
07-18-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 3,594
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

It's a function on cell phone keyboard settings,...

It's a function on cell phone keyboard settings, at least on Google keyboards. I can't see somebody doing it intentionally. Maybe you should take language arts skills over to Literotica or somewhere.
07-18-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

About 6 post above yours; I corrected that claim....

About 6 post above yours; I corrected that claim. Pay attention, fool.
07-18-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

These have 38s stock.

These have 38s stock.
07-18-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,589
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I'm interested in fork choice. I don't want to...

I'm interested in fork choice. I don't want to toss the oem hiten fork back on mine.
07-17-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 45,524
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Umm.... almost... ...

Umm.... almost...
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Also I think this is the first ever drive side pic...
07-17-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

For about two months I've had this random thought...

For about two months I've had this random thought in my head of how track ends would work with a derailure, and there the eff it is, it exist.

I like those, never knew something like that existed....
07-17-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 989
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

I like to coast and although some coasters coast...

I like to coast and although some coasters coast better than others, sometimes I back pedal while doing so, even ever so unintentionally slightly, I might engage the brake, or back pedal for other...
07-17-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

This and probably end up with a better wheel. I...

This and probably end up with a better wheel. I don't know what those coaster brakes on those Pacific bikes(Pacific owns Huffy, Roadmaster, and any dept store bike not a kent, Or Hyper) are, but...
07-17-21, 01:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

That brake is garbage and the distance between...

That brake is garbage and the distance between his wheel and fork crown will be no different than the distance of a 20" or 26" wheel, with the proper fork. The wheel size is different but the gap...
07-17-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

With the right pads, it will be sufficient. I...

With the right pads, it will be sufficient. I have a bike currently that uses just one, until I can find two red ones. If it's stamped steel; it's gonna be a garbage brake. I used to save the side...
07-17-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,049
Posted By Jax Rhapsody

Where do you think a side pull bolts at? Yes...

Where do you think a side pull bolts at? Yes that's the hole for the caliper, fender, and reflector. Outside of track bikes; it's probably the most standard of bike "standards" you can find on any...
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