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02-05-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,982
Posted By banana rat

I have an old Bianchi Campione d' Italia and...

I have an old Bianchi Campione d' Italia and after all these years, I'm amazed at the ride on this bike. Best money I ever spent. I love this bike. And yes she's celeste.
05-17-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 406
Posted By banana rat

Sun Cruz Headset Bearing Changeout

I am trying to change the upper bearings in a Sun Cruz. When we loosened and removed the Quill Stem, the nut stayed inside the tube. Just wondering how to remove the stuck nut. Thanks in advance
05-01-16, 04:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,556
Posted By banana rat

Only reason I have an alu frame is because of my...

Only reason I have an alu frame is because of my environment. I would not think twice about a steel frame if I lived in a less salty wet place.
02-05-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,951
Posted By banana rat

I have not had an Alu bike since the early 90's. ...

I have not had an Alu bike since the early 90's. I've been riding a steel Bianchi Campione d italia for probably the last 18 or so years. Don't think I'll ever get rid of it, I love it and I love...
12-28-15, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,754
Posted By banana rat

I see the Bikes Direct are single piece cranks...

I see the Bikes Direct are single piece cranks too. I've just started doing my own bike work and starting to think the single crank is not such a bad thing as I'm learning all this stuff. I ordered...
12-25-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By banana rat

I really like the old fashion Mineral Spirits and...

I really like the old fashion Mineral Spirits and paint brush.
12-22-15, 01:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,166
Posted By banana rat

Shimano UN55 BB Square Taper Bracket (68x122.5mm)

Shimano UN55 BB Square Taper Bracket (68x122.5mm)
12-20-15, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By banana rat

I was able to order a set of 500 loose assorted...

I was able to order a set of 500 loose assorted bike bearings from Amazon for about $15 shipped APO. Probably has most any size I will ever need. I figured it's easier to get it right the first...
12-18-15, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,424
Posted By banana rat

Thanks for your review. I liked the Macaw model...

Thanks for your review. I liked the Macaw model but for the same money or less I can pick up a Sun Bike out here on sale. Plus they don't ship APO. You have to go through a separate shipper which...
12-13-15, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By banana rat

Question about buying new Rims

Are all cruiser bike wheels standard? In other words, if I buy a set of cruiser bike wheels 26"x 1.5 coaster brake will they fit a kent bike? Will the rear sprocket be the same, or do I need to...
12-12-15, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,042
Posted By banana rat

Just this week I thought my spindle was bent as I...

Just this week I thought my spindle was bent as I had some clanking and gritty noise coming from the Bottom Bracket area. I check several things, Rear Hub, Pedals, etc. I took the chain off and spun...
12-10-15, 10:55 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

Now that's a good idea, ha ha.

Now that's a good idea, ha ha.
12-08-15, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

Between the Rust Buster chain and Chain-L, I...

Between the Rust Buster chain and Chain-L, I might be good to go. Thanks SlowJoeCrow and rekmeyata,for your input. That's what got me pointed in the right direction, ha ha.
12-08-15, 03:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

I'm thinking that KMC Rust Buster chain should...

I'm thinking that KMC Rust Buster chain should make a big difference.
12-07-15, 11:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

Yes sir, they (bikes) just dissolve in no time...

Yes sir, they (bikes) just dissolve in no time here.
12-07-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

Well I was going to try one of each T-9 and...

Well I was going to try one of each T-9 and Chain-L but T-9 will not ship APO so I ordered 2 Chain-L's.
12-06-15, 12:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,258
Posted By banana rat

Not your normal Chain Lube question

Just for the record, I've searched the posts on here and the web. I live on an island in the Pacific and the conditions here are very harsh on the bikes including the chain, with rainy, salty, windy...
12-04-15, 09:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,166
Posted By banana rat

Sent you a PM.

Sent you a PM.
11-27-15, 10:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,170
Posted By banana rat

I've been having good luck with the Mobil 1...

I've been having good luck with the Mobil 1 grease.
11-26-15, 04:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By banana rat

Yeah, not my sweat giving the problems, it's the...

Yeah, not my sweat giving the problems, it's the salty rainy ocean winds and rain. Makes for a harsh environment for bikes. They just dissolve in no time out here.
11-25-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By banana rat

I had the same problem. I switched to a...

I had the same problem. I switched to a different grease. I use a Mobil 1 grease, and lots of it.
11-23-15, 02:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,930
Posted By banana rat

I wanted to get a spare BB since I live in a very...

I wanted to get a spare BB since I live in a very remote location and bike is our primary transportation. I found a guy here on the Forum who had a bike like mine and had just replace his BB and...
11-15-15, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,033
Posted By banana rat

So far this bike has been doing surprisingly...

So far this bike has been doing surprisingly good. I went thru all the bearings, hubs, headset, crank, etc. before I rode it. It needed more grease and re-adjusting everything (mostly loosening). ...
11-03-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By banana rat

Looks like the only thing I can't use is the...

Looks like the only thing I can't use is the tubes. I checked the tires on the bike and they are the same as my spares: 1.75 - 2.25. So I was able to pick up some spare tubes today in the correct...
11-02-15, 05:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 59,932
Posted By banana rat

I have a Wally World Kent La Jolla. Don't know...

I have a Wally World Kent La Jolla. Don't know the actual weight but it's pretty lightweight.
10-30-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By banana rat

Need longer axle info, for Kent La Jolla

Need to get a longer Axle for my Kent La Jolla rear hub. I use a trailer and baskets which don't leave any thread on the nuts on the rear hub. I think it's 3/8" but not for sure about the TPI 24 or...
10-26-15, 02:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 987
Posted By banana rat

Will these tires / tubes fit my bike?

My cruiser bike wheels are: 26" x 1.5.
Tubes: 26" x 1 1/4" to 1 3/8"
Tires: 26" x 1.75- 2.25

Will these fit my wheels ok?
10-24-15, 01:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,529
Posted By banana rat

Need 26" wheel recommendation

I have a Kent La Jolla and I think I'm gonna have to replace the front wheel. Looking for an good 26" aluminum wheel, thanks.
10-24-15, 01:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By banana rat

Well I got my bike today, went thru everything,...

Well I got my bike today, went thru everything, adjusted greased, bottom bracket, headset, front and rear hubs. Everything was tight and barely greased just like ya'll said it would be. I thought...
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By banana rat

Hello and welcome to the forums

Hello and welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By banana rat

I bet that's one sweet ride, love the classics,...

I bet that's one sweet ride, love the classics, and welcome to the forums.
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
10-22-15, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By banana rat

Best place to purchase Bike Bearings?

Still putting my spare parts inventory together and I need to pick up assorted replacement bearings for my new Kent La Jolla and wondering if there are quality differences and need recommendations on...
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By banana rat

Hi Alan, welcome to the forums

Hi Alan, welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
10-22-15, 01:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By banana rat

Boron Frames

Just curious if anyone still makes the Boron frames, I remember Bianchi made them a few years ago.
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 01:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forums

Welcome to the forums
Forum: Introductions
10-22-15, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forum

Welcome to the forum
Forum: Introductions
10-21-15, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the Forums and thank you for your...

Welcome to the Forums and thank you for your service.
10-21-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,021
Views: 279,682
Posted By banana rat

Philphine, that looks just like my La Jolla. Is...

Philphine, that looks just like my La Jolla. Is that a Kent?
Forum: Introductions
10-21-15, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 327
Posted By banana rat

Welcome

Welcome
Forum: Introductions
10-20-15, 05:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forum

Welcome to the forum
Forum: Introductions
10-20-15, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the forum, hopefully this will be...

Welcome to the forum, hopefully this will be easier on your body, ha ha
10-20-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,607
Posted By banana rat

My first bike was a Western Flyer Standard. ...

My first bike was a Western Flyer Standard. Still ride a bike that looks similar in style. The more things change the more they stay the same.
10-19-15, 11:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,592
Posted By banana rat

Wow, nice bike, can't wait to see pics of the...

Wow, nice bike, can't wait to see pics of the progress. Keep us posted
Forum: Introductions
10-19-15, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By banana rat

Welcome to the Forum

Welcome to the Forum
Forum: Introductions
10-19-15, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By banana rat

I bet you enjoy it. Welcome to the forums.

I bet you enjoy it. Welcome to the forums.
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