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  1. Too bad you arent closer. I have a couple...

    Too bad you arent closer. I have a couple coaster hubs with 170mm spacing that I took off of Mongoose Beasts. Can you weld? If so maybe widen a stock coaster? Use 3/8 all thread for the axle. ...
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    This bike is starting to be fun. Im really happy...

    This bike is starting to be fun. Im really happy with how the paint came out. Its semigloss black and bare aluminum. So far all the parts on it are parts I already had. As it sits now its 18.8...
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    The beast tires are bigger around than a 29er. ...

    The beast tires are bigger around than a 29er. Not to mention they are 4" wide!
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    I got the bike torn down tonight. It's a Next...

    I got the bike torn down tonight. It's a Next brand cruiser. Something is odd about the head tube. The stock 1" headset cups were very loose. I'm wondering if the steer tube is ovalized from a...
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    My Next Build OR What To Build Next

    My buddy Jeff, who's beast I am slowly building, gave me this cruiser. Its got an aluminum frame and as it sits now is under 29lbs.
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    Check out this heaset: ...

    Check out this heaset:

    http://www.genuinebicycleproducts.com/parts.html


    It does exactly what I need if I have the exact same steer tube as an old schwinn. Ill have to pull it apart and...
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    Hmmm. Im pretty handy with a welder. I wonder...

    Hmmm. Im pretty handy with a welder. I wonder if it would be worth the hassle to make a headset like this? The head tube does extend a good half inch past the top and down tubes. OR maybe Im...
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    ok thats a bummer. I guess I don't NEED to do...

    ok thats a bummer.

    I guess I don't NEED to do it.

    The plan was to build a lightweight Klunker using parts on hand. I was given a cheapie aluminum cruiser thats only 28lbs stock. I was going...
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    1 1/8 Fork into a 1" Frame?

    I know someone out there has done this. But I can't seem to find any info on it. I need to put a 1 1/8 fork into a 1" frame. Seems like the headset could be thinned a bit and the frame filed out...
  10. ok, thats what I thought. Thanks!

    ok, thats what I thought.

    Thanks!
  11. Drive train Question - 6 speed and 7 speed

    I am piecing together a bike for a buddy. Its one of those builds where money is an issue and most of the parts will be used.

    Does 6 and 7 speed freewheels have the same indexing? I thought...
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    I agree!!! I may weld the flanges on but its...

    I agree!!! I may weld the flanges on but its not my wheel, so I need to make sure he is cool with me ruining the chrome finish!
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    Thanks so much for your help. The hub is from...

    Thanks so much for your help. The hub is from Choppersus.com Its a rear freewheel/disc hub with 170mm spacing. I took a close look at it, and its just pressed together. I was able to fix it.
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    Thanks. I tried what you said and it didn't fix...

    Thanks. I tried what you said and it didn't fix the issue. Then I took a closer look at the hub and I see that the stupid holes are not offset from one side to the other! SO, I get to deal with...
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    Problem With Newly Built Wheel

    I have laced dozens of wheels. I just finished swapping a hub on my buddies bike and have run into an odd problem. As I am drawing the spokes up every 2 spokes is loose.

    To clarify, starting...
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    Sounds good. Thanks for all the info guys!

    Sounds good. Thanks for all the info guys!
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    Replacing the Rim on a Tacoed Wheel

    A good buddy tacoed his front wheel pretty bad yesterday. I want to find him a rim and lace it on for him. Ive built several wheels, but I have never had to find a rim that would work with the...
  18. Disc Brake Adapter for Horizontal Dropouts

    Does anybody know of a rear disc brake adapter for a bike with horizontal dropouts? I have an older bike that has V brakes and no disc tabs. I may have to make one, but I thought I would ask first......
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    Can a frame by Magnafluxed? Like an engine...

    Can a frame by Magnafluxed? Like an engine block or cylinder head can be? I know it has to do with magnetic fluid, so maybe only steel frames. Sorry to hijack the thread, but maybe take the frame...
  20. Generally kids wheels have a lot less spokes than...

    Generally kids wheels have a lot less spokes than a 26" or a 700c. And the rims are definatly not held to as strict of standards. So its alot harder to perfectly dial in a wheel. As mentioned...
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    Let us know what happens when you swap the cranks...

    Let us know what happens when you swap the cranks to the wrong sides. I am super curious to find out that causes creaks.

    Squeeks and creeks drive me crazy. I have a 51 Chevy and its a constant...
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    This may sound stupid, but try swapping the...

    This may sound stupid, but try swapping the crankarms to the wrong side of the bike, Its gonna make it toughter to put weight on them, but is the creeking swaps sides, then you know its a crank arm...
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    Thanks for the replys. I am about 230lbs and my...

    Thanks for the replys. I am about 230lbs and my bike doesnt have disc tabs on the back, so I will most likely stick with just a front disc.
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    I have the black Kool Stops now. And am running...

    I have the black Kool Stops now. And am running ceramic coated rims. They stop REAL well. I dont ride wet trails all that often, but a few times a year...
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    BB7 Discs vs. XT V-brakes

    Ive been running XT V-brakes with XT levers for years and I have always been happy with them. Last weekend I went for a ride with about 10 water crossings, some of them were pretty mossy. I found...
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