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Old 04-05-18, 06:13 PM   #26
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I took her out for a spin tonight,...and I realized an important thing: I'm so outta shape, and the car accident really makes it difficult fr me to ride a bike right now. Ugh,...
Baby steps, mate. Even 2 miles is outside on a bike instead of on the couch. One mile at a time!
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Baby steps, mate. Even 2 miles is outside on a bike instead of on the couch. One mile at a time!
Thanks Joe,...I should know that by now. The car accident messed me up more than I realized,...
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Wow she looks fabulous!
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Your Curve looks great, btw. I had one for a while, they're huge fun.
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Thank you both! I plan on eventually swapping out the pedal arms/chainring with black, and maybe the same for the rims as well. Depends on how crazy I go with it. I want to use it as a lunch time bike. When you only have a half hour, being mobile matters.

But, I'll go slow right now. I'm hurting more than I'd like to admit.
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Probably not. I discovered the hard way that a Curve D3 is very sensitive to moving the chainline much; there isn't a lot of room in there between the frame sections. I don't think two chainrings up front would work.
Curve is a hard modder.
Moving the chainline few milimeters will make you hit the setstay with chainslaps and damage the frame...
Increasing the chainring to 50 is also possible, but chain clearence will become minimal.
In mine curve i swaped the botton bracket for a hollowtec II and put a 50t chainring.
In back i put a sturmry archer 8.
Wile saves 500g in front, it penaltyes 460g in the back with new hub. So no real change on wheight.

These two mods needs to make a protection on frame for the chain not to hit in chainslaps.
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Curve is a hard modder.
Moving the chainline few milimeters will make you hit the setstay with chainslaps and damage the frame...
Increasing the chainring to 50 is also possible, but chain clearence will become minimal.
In mine curve i swaped the botton bracket for a hollowtec II and put a 50t chainring.
In back i put a sturmry archer 8.
Wile saves 500g in front, it penaltyes 460g in the back with new hub. So no real change on wheight.

These two mods needs to make a protection on frame for the chain not to hit in chainslaps.
The only mod I'd actually consider is the Sturmey-Archer X-RF8 8Spd Hub 28 Hole, but I just figure I might keep the drivetrain stock. Eventually I'll acquire a Downtube Mini 8 speed w/the Sturmey-Archer hub.

For now, I'm content with her just the way she is!
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I took her out for a spin tonight,...and I realized an important thing: I'm so outta shape, and the car accident really makes it difficult for me to ride a bike right now. Ugh,... She definitely is getting an 8 speed Sturmey-Archer
Hey TDS101. What a score. Looks great with the black components. When you do the Sturmey Archer X-RF8 upgrade, ensure you run a narrow single speed chain and keep the chain reasonably tight... as there isn't much room with the chainstay/seatstay and the chain can rub.

Have a look at the gear inches as well before ordering to see what range you are getting. I am running 31 to 100 gear inches, which is darn fast in 8th gear. That is with 47 teeth on the front and 25 teeth in the back. I'm certain you have seen my (many) posts on the this hub. The noise and the friction annoy me, but I love this hub and this bike.

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Hey TDS101. What a score. Looks great with the black components. When you do the Sturmey Archer X-RF8 upgrade, ensure you run a narrow single speed chain and keep the chain reasonably tight... as there isn't much room with the chainstay/seatstay and the chain can rub.

Have a look at the gear inches as well before ordering to see what range you are getting. I have running 31 to 100 gear inches, which is darn fast in 8th gear. That is with 47 teeth on the front and 25 teeth in the back. I'm certain you have seen my (many) posts on the his hub. The noise and the friction annoy me, but I love this hub and this bike.
Oh yes, I've definitely read your mod story. I'm just going to enjoy her at the moment. I'll see what I eventually decide to do. My only real issue is my heel hits the chain cover on the shift chain,... IF and WHEN I get totally fed up with this,...that will be my defining, deciding moment! LOL!!!

PS: I only hate 1 thing in particular about SA hubs,...it's the finikyness of the shifting BEFORE the cable stretches enough. You definitely have had a good amount of experience with that.
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Oh yes, I've definitely read your mod story. I'm just going to enjoy her at the moment. I'll see what I eventually decide to do. My only real issue is my heel hits the chain cover on the shift chain,... IF and WHEN I get totally fed up with this,...that will be my defining, deciding moment! LOL!!!

PS: I only hate 1 thing in particular about SA hubs,...it's the finikyness of the shifting BEFORE the cable stretches enough. You definitely have had a good amount of experience with that.
I can see how that weird cover would be annoying, but yeah, I wouldn't mess with the drivetrain. It's a fun little bike as is, and in my opinion your upgrade money would be better spent on the Downtube you mentioned.
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I can see how that weird cover would be annoying, but yeah, I wouldn't mess with the drivetrain. It's a fun little bike as is, and in my opinion your upgrade money would be better spent on the Downtube you mentioned.
I'm going to use a bit of velcro to secure and hold the chain cover in place. This way, even if I catch it with my heel, it's got a bit of protection.

And yes, I think getting a Downtube Mini is what I'll eventually do.
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