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    Some updates - Thanks to those who helped me.

    Hey everyone,

    Here is my old thread that I created looking for info http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...aps&highlight= I thought I would give you guys an update seeing as you were all so kind and helpful.

    Some of you may remember that it is ridiculously hard getting parts here in New Zealand and I had trouble working out what my bike actually was

    Anywho I have managed to use one spacer out of the conversion kit I bought which was no good. I dont think this is very conventional but it works and I am making progress!

    I need to flip the handle bars now but is seems i need to de grip them and feed then through their bracket and I cant be bothered with it yet I plan to put some better tyres on it as well. Oh and some decent brake pads.








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    East coast of the north island? What town?

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    Waimarama bro

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    dude, that spacer looks hella scary

    also, is your hub shell cracked?

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    Your chain looks too tight.
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    Good job. Should be able to move the chain like an inch or so up and down.

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    Spacer looks fine for a single speed and chain might be a little light but I run mine tight to without a single issue for years and years. Good job.
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    I mean I like my chain pretty tight (about half inch of play) but your chain there looks like it's sagging upwards.

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    What's up with the cable routing on the brake??
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    What's up with the cable routing on the brake??
    The caliper probably came off a "mixte" or "ladies" frame. Usually you can swap the position of the anchor bolt and barrel adjuster to convert it back to a normal caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LupinIII View Post
    dude, that spacer looks hella scary

    also, is your hub shell cracked?
    How so? It's just a spacer.

    By the way, I think that turned out pretty sweet.

    [edit] So is Waimarama near the auto museum?

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    Thanks everyone, Yeah waimarama is near the auto museum. Good knowledge of the area! I can move the chain a good half inch but I might slack it off a little bit. No I dont think the hub is cracked it is made like that. The spacer is how it is due to it being a weird cassette to start with. It runs real nice anyway and its a joy to ride. It will be better when I get some non perished brake pads etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBS 4life View Post
    Thanks everyone, Yeah waimarama is near the auto museum. Good knowledge of the area!
    I don't recall much else on that side of the island, (except for a lot of wind!) but sure enjoyed it. When do we get to see a photo of the whole bike?

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    Oh maybe when I have finished it? Not very windy on the east coast its much windier on the west coast. I will snap a couple when I have it all sorted

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    The wife and I spent a week in Napier on our honeymoon. We loved the area a lot. Like a whole lot. We-would-move-there kind of a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBS 4life View Post
    Oh maybe when I have finished it? Not very windy on the east coast its much windier on the west coast. I will snap a couple when I have it all sorted
    I went north from Wellington along the west coast, and it was pretty bad.

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    The wife and I spent a week in Napier on our honeymoon. We loved the area a lot. Like a whole lot. We-would-move-there kind of a lot.
    I seriously considered that, but ended up in Australia instead. If I was ten years younger and still all cashed-up, I'd move to NZ in a heartbeat. Well, if I was single.

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    I live about 20 minutes out of napier on the beach. Its a nice place.

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    I could retire to Coromandel quite happily.

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    Doesn't NZ have the most promiscuous women or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoundedKnee View Post
    Doesn't NZ have the most promiscuous women or something like that?
    Based on what I saw, it had more hotties per capita than than the US by a wide margin. And they were all friendly.

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    yeah we have some nice girls. But we do have some serious bush pigs also. I would have to say per capita Australian women are better looking. It hurts me to say that

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    Quote Originally Posted by NBS 4life View Post
    yeah we have some nice girls. But we do have some serious bush pigs also. I would have to say per capita Australian women are better looking. It hurts me to say that
    But you're women are nicer. And they struck me more as wholesome country girls with blue eyes and pink cheeks. Aussie chooks are snootier party girls.

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    The pace of life that we experienced in NZ was right up my alley. And yes --- the ladies we met tended to be super friendly and also, looked right up my alley. (If my wife ever reads this: I didn't just say that. I swear, the mods edited my post.)

    ((Also opens one's eyes that the so-called obesity epidemic in the US is no joke. Sorry if I didn't PC that up enough for anyone's tastes. Jus' sayin'.))

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