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09-18-18, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Murray Missile

Well, I have to withdraw Moby as well, freewheel...

Well, I have to withdraw Moby as well, freewheel is going, there's no budget left for a replacement and I don't have another in the bin. On top of that I just don't see me getting the miles in now...
08-21-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 411
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Posted By Murray Missile

I now have 2.5 "windy" non-test ride miles on...

I now have 2.5 "windy" non-test ride miles on Moby. It is amazingly comfortable considering the odd stem, it's smooth riding and very stable in gravel and I hardly noticed my elbow. The rear...
08-20-18, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Murray Missile

It's official, the Fuji Royale II has been...

It's official, the Fuji Royale II has been decommissioned. Moby is ready to roll, just have to reprogram the tire circumference and recalculate my investment after moving the computer, handlebar bag...
08-20-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Murray Missile

Agreed, it just needs a little tweak. Do yourself...

Agreed, it just needs a little tweak. Do yourself a favor and learn to adjust it. It's not rocket surgery.
08-20-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

Thank you, I'm hoping the rear brake works better...

Thank you, I'm hoping the rear brake works better for my wife. She's 100 lbs. lighter than me so it should.
08-19-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, as they say "Dyslexia fun can be"...........

Well, as they say "Dyslexia fun can be"........ plus, I never could keep that whole "C before R except after S" thing straight. ;)



Actually it is a (T)S-RC3 for a trike so if I bought a new...
08-19-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

It's official, my wife has staked her claim on...

It's official, my wife has staked her claim on it.



Yeah, I'm not expecting much but any improvement would be good. Fortunately my wife's other bikes all have hand brakes and she's used to...
08-19-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

Took the Fuji out this morning and had to make a...

Took the Fuji out this morning and had to make a decision on it's participation in the Challenge. I've been having a flare up of tendinitis in my right elbow the past few weeks and it has gradually...
08-19-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

Yes, those sets are all over the place,...

Yes, those sets are all over the place, unfortunately those aren't the right brakes for my hub, not even close. Despite their advertising claims this particular hub seems to be known for having less...
08-18-18, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Murray Missile

I have a bad habit of buying Fujis when I find...

I have a bad habit of buying Fujis when I find one in my size LOL, even when they're a size too small. An 80's Fuji is a great foundation for a project but you can usually pick up a nice complete one...
08-18-18, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

Thanks, unfortunately they don't have it either....

Thanks, unfortunately they don't have it either. Fortunately I bought the trike super cheap and it's in excellent condition except for the weak rear brake. Since the wife has expressed interest in it...
08-18-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 248
Posted By Murray Missile

Sturmey Archer IGH parts source.

Need an HSH 490 brake shoe set for a Sturmey Archer SCR3 IGH hub, haven't had any luck on the usual online sources. The brakes are pretty much non-functional, this is on a 2010 Schwinn Town &...
08-18-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By Murray Missile

Yeah, everything above the top bar needs to get...

Yeah, everything above the top bar needs to get deep sixed but from there down you have the makings of a darn nice rider! I like that paint scheme.Can't wait to see the finished product, it should...
08-18-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 515
Posted By Murray Missile

All of the above, I have a Kool Lemon '74 Varsity...

All of the above, I have a Kool Lemon '74 Varsity Deluxe with chrome fenders, it weighs 41 lbs.! I usually avoid them like the plague but it was a one owner in good shape for CHEAP or I would have...
08-16-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Murray Missile

I loved the way it rode but then I did the GT and...

I loved the way it rode but then I did the GT and it was even better on gravel, dirt AND pavement.
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08-15-18, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Murray Missile

You're starting with a better bike than I did but...

You're starting with a better bike than I did but here's my World Sport "gravel" build. 29er MTB wheels with 47mm Continentals. Had to massage the inside of the chain stays, not pretty but it works,...
08-14-18, 05:36 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

No, 100 days from July 3rd. I did almost all of...

No, 100 days from July 3rd. I did almost all of my miles in the last 3 weeks last year. Doing 2 bikes this year, not sure what I was thinking......
08-12-18, 07:17 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

MoBarney...... Love it! I'm only halfway to 100Km...

MoBarney...... Love it! I'm only halfway to 100Km on bike #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) , the Fuji Royale II, believe it or not Moby rides better than the...
08-12-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

Of all the bikes I have owned I have only named...

Of all the bikes I have owned I have only named one other and that's Big Bird from last year's challenge. Something that tall and that yellow couldn't be called anything else! ;) "Moby" seemed worthy...
08-12-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

My Grandfather had a 1918 issue of Popular...

My Grandfather had a 1918 issue of Popular Mechanics (mine now) and the editorial in that issue was how the US must convert to the metric system within the next 5 years if it was to remain...
08-12-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 592
Posted By Murray Missile

Wow. Aside from you totally missing the point...

Wow. Aside from you totally missing the point it's true Smokey probably wasn't much for riding a bicycle but it will probably surprise you to know that quite a few current NASCAR drivers, a physical...
08-12-18, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 2,560,096
Posted By Murray Missile

I'll second that.................. Aaaaagh!!!...

I'll second that.................. Aaaaagh!!! :eek::bang:
08-12-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

Oh crap, missed this, you had Barney first, I'll...

Oh crap, missed this, you had Barney first, I'll rename my purple monstrosity........ I doubt anybody has taken "Moby Grape" or that very few even know who that is so I'll rechristen it Moby for...
08-12-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 13,151
Views: 2,560,096
Posted By Murray Missile

Decided it was a good candidate for Narhay's...

Decided it was a good candidate for Narhay's Clunker Challenge, it will give me a chance to decide if it's worthy of further resurrection or if it's a parts bike. Got it running last night and the...
08-11-18, 06:24 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 16,104
Posted By Murray Missile

Barney is road worthy! Judging from my short test...

Barney is road worthy! Judging from my short test ride he's VERY road worthy, goofy looking with the extra long stem and seat post but it feels good. Very nice smooth ride, handles nice and very...
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