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11-24-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,364
Posted By Maxacceleration

Sorry to disappoint Crossthreaded! I am going for...

Sorry to disappoint Crossthreaded! I am going for a slightly different look than some... Fresh refinish, fresh decals, keeping the chainguard, and the seat... yes, to keep a factory cush deluxe bmx...
11-24-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,364
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks Crossthread. The process has already...

Thanks Crossthread. The process has already started, but is reversible of course, pretty easily. At least with bars stem seat & post. Wheels will go to 26". I will have a couple sets of tires in...
11-19-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,999
Posted By Maxacceleration

jmpierce, I posted up a pic to all to show 700c...

jmpierce, I posted up a pic to all to show 700c can fit on a 26" bike. The mods bumped me out of here. Sorry to post a pic on your thread. Your bike turned out very nice.
Cheers
11-18-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,386
Posted By Maxacceleration

I like bikes too lol. First it was Sting Rays,...

I like bikes too lol.
First it was Sting Rays, the onto lightweight road bikes (big jump), then mountain bikes, then full suspension mtn bikes, then gravel bikes, dabbled with a pedal assist bike...
11-16-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,999
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks tallbikeman. Much as you say for my bike....

Thanks tallbikeman. Much as you say for my bike. I will run my SA 3 spd & rear brake only to start. I will ride it Sting Ray style (hooligan). I will have a front brake set up for it when I decide I...
11-14-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,364
Posted By Maxacceleration

I have 700c on my old 1957 Schwinn Corvette (I...

I have 700c on my old 1957 Schwinn Corvette (I did not do the change). I am taking it back to 26x2.125 for a bmx cruiser bike, klunker style.
My project is just starting and will take a couple of...
Forum: BMX
11-13-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,958
Posted By Maxacceleration

PlanetBMX & DansComp are also place to shop and...

PlanetBMX & DansComp are also place to shop and or buy. PlanetBMX has a sketchy, only sometimes secure site, but I have bought parts from them in the last month (when the site shows secure), although...
11-08-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,364
Posted By Maxacceleration

Ha similar bars here! Just a non-descript bike...

Ha similar bars here!
Just a non-descript bike here with added springer fork. I did not know there were different springers for different head tube lengths. So I have a bandaid fix to make these...
11-07-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,868
Posted By Maxacceleration

Rode what we call 'urban mtn biking' yesterday...

Rode what we call 'urban mtn biking' yesterday with my adult kids. Neighborhoods, paths, trails & sidewalks. Just like we did when they were kids.
My rat hung in there.

...
11-07-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,868
Posted By Maxacceleration

Doing a brewmeister bike myself. Cheapest china...

Doing a brewmeister bike myself. Cheapest china bike I could find, threw on a springer & got some cool old school tires coming, plus a 2 speed kickback.
Also just scored a sweet Corvette 3 speed...
03-06-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,682
Posted By Maxacceleration

Same thing here. The wife wanted one and we both...

Same thing here. The wife wanted one and we both got one! lol We pedal along pretty well. If I stay on eco (lowest power), she can do the mid power and keep up smartly. Great bikes (Haibikes). They...
02-23-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,039
Posted By Maxacceleration

I too have various injuries in my recent 10 years...

I too have various injuries in my recent 10 years past Dave. I chose not to go that route as cycling is therapeutic for many/most injuries. Cycling heals...

You have to pedal the bike to go! There...
02-22-18, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,039
Posted By Maxacceleration

I love my pedal assist Yamaha 400 watt motor/400...

I love my pedal assist Yamaha 400 watt motor/400 watt battery Haibike. I have rode many mtn & road bikes.
There is no throttle on a pedal assist bike. You dont pedal, it dont go. Stops assisting at...
02-09-17, 07:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,061
Posted By Maxacceleration

Ha, my kid got sized and low & behold his size is...

Ha, my kid got sized and low & behold his size is 50cm with this Old Turnpike bike. He has it ordered.
Thank you Dave, for you help with sizing. :thumb:
02-09-17, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,061
Posted By Maxacceleration

This bike is actually for my kid, same size as...

This bike is actually for my kid, same size as me. He is at Performance right now getting sized up.
My kid is getting a commuter and is pretty gassed!
02-09-17, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,061
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks Dave, and drats... They are out of the...

Thanks Dave, and drats... They are out of the 52cm, or at least showing that way online (50 or 54cm available). I missed the specs tab, thanks for that.
How much standover clearance should there be...
02-08-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,061
Posted By Maxacceleration

I am looking at this bike also. They are not in...

I am looking at this bike also. They are not in stock but can be ordered in.
I'm 5'10" with a 31" inseam. I generally ride a 56cm frame when is a level top tube. All these sloping top tube bikes...
12-26-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,672
Posted By Maxacceleration

My kid raced bmx a few years ago, so I built up a...

My kid raced bmx a few years ago, so I built up a 24" cruiser class bmx bike for myself. Put the seat pretty high so I could actually sit (not a racing setup).
It was a fun bike to ride around on,...
12-26-16, 08:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,494
Posted By Maxacceleration

Talcum powder your tube. It will move easier when...

Talcum powder your tube. It will move easier when adjusting, should you need to...
Specialized has pre talc'd tubes. That is a nice feature, but probably not the cheapest tubes.
If you ever have a...
12-23-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,222
Posted By Maxacceleration

New steel frames are good too! And with shifting...

New steel frames are good too! And with shifting on the bars. :thumb:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_2759_zpsub6uwdqq.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

Sumgy's Concorde is hot. :thumb:

Sumgy's Concorde is hot. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-16, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,342
Posted By Maxacceleration

I use Continental glue. What a pain it is to pull...

I use Continental glue. What a pain it is to pull an old tire off. My thumbs barely have the strength any more. But thats the point I guess.
12-22-16, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,926
Views: 707,822
Posted By Maxacceleration

Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17...

Here is what this old guy will ride for the '17 season. Modern celeste steel (riding Masi steel for the last 3-4 years). I feel like I'm 30 till I walk past a mirror! :eek:
Semi fast tourista will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

Noooo!

Noooo!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

Get the stem off of the slammed position and its...

Get the stem off of the slammed position and its hot slowjamz. The balance does not look correct now.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,584
Posted By Maxacceleration

Ditto, been using Frogs forever. Road, mtn or...

Ditto, been using Frogs forever. Road, mtn or rental bikes when I travel. Never had a knee issue.
12-21-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,560
Posted By Maxacceleration

What I do is ride on a trainer 30 minutes a day...

What I do is ride on a trainer 30 minutes a day for five days a week in Oct/Nov/Dec. Jan into Feb I bump it up to an hour as riding season gets closer. March and the outdoors come back. I used to do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-16, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By Maxacceleration

I would fit her up on this Cannondale. Get an...

I would fit her up on this Cannondale. Get an appropriate stem (length and height) and she will have a comfy, and cutting edge all road bike.
Happy wife, happy life!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,995
Posted By Maxacceleration

I've been doing it wrong all my life! Light...

I've been doing it wrong all my life! Light wheels, light components, light frames. What was I thinking? LOL
I think in the realm of lets say equal weight 1500 grams wheels, an aero wheel is better....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 270,905
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks SSRI. My kid pitched in his fair share on...

Thanks SSRI. My kid pitched in his fair share on his bike. We will look into those Syncros extractors. They would be a nice detail touch.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-16, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 270,905
Posted By Maxacceleration

My kids modern steel finally showed up. It will...

My kids modern steel finally showed up. It will be riding alongside my new Bianchi posted above.
...
12-10-16, 10:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,726
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thats good news, and WOW, thats quite the line up.

Thats good news, and WOW, thats quite the line up.
12-10-16, 08:40 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,726
Posted By Maxacceleration

Diamondback and Mongoose have lowered their...

Diamondback and Mongoose have lowered their quality and gone dept store in recent years. They are not like the DB and 'Gooses of years past. Once upon a time they made some pretty decent bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By Maxacceleration

Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks...

Just say no to Zebra stripes... Miss. Black forks & white bar tape might save it.
The Venge stem reminds me of the Humpback from Notre Dame. Too much aero for visual appeal.
Both great bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,318
Posted By Maxacceleration

And the frameset is still available today. One of...

And the frameset is still available today. One of the modern greats IMO.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/Bottechia%20World%20Champion_zps02dajsyx.jpg
12-09-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,284
Posted By Maxacceleration

I love wool, unless the days get real hot. There...

I love wool, unless the days get real hot. There are several companies making modern retro wool jerseys. Muted stripes or one color.
I just bought a new old school wool jersey with front pockets!...
12-08-16, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thanks John. I'm feeling like Fausto Coppi...

Thanks John. I'm feeling like Fausto Coppi reincarnated. :)
12-08-16, 02:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,760
Posted By Maxacceleration

I don't aim to ride in the rain, but we do have...

I don't aim to ride in the rain, but we do have scheduled group rides. All of us have rain bikes. Many do in the PNW.
A well set up rain bike has fenders and 'Buddy Flaps'. If you don't have fenders...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-16, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3,013
Views: 848,445
Posted By Maxacceleration

Does three tubes of titanium count? Here my mid...

Does three tubes of titanium count? Here my mid 90's bike I rode quite a bit. Chrome moly forks & rear triangle.
I built it up 600 with a Record crank. I had very good luck with Vittoria Corsa...
12-08-16, 01:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,548
Posted By Maxacceleration

I'm running a 1947 TdF kit, and in nickers too!...

I'm running a 1947 TdF kit, and in nickers too! Retro gear is fun, and kinda anti cyclist.
But I'm clicked in and putting out a pace.
I have seen a couple of homeless dudes pedaling around with...
12-05-16, 02:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Maxacceleration

Thank you Biker395! It got built in socal at...

Thank you Biker395!
It got built in socal at Adrenaline Bikes to my specs, and it now resides in Wa. state.
I highly recommend Adrenaline Bikes. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-16, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

LOL I keep trying to sell Co2 cartidges, but...

LOL I keep trying to sell Co2 cartidges, but nobody around here is buying!
12-04-16, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Maxacceleration

You don't have to go old Bianchi if you don't...

You don't have to go old Bianchi if you don't want to. I have wanted a celeste bike forever, after seeing a row of them in some probably long gone bicycle shop in San Francisco in the mid 70's with...
12-04-16, 05:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 14,099
Posted By Maxacceleration

This is a great thread, love the odd angles. I'll...

This is a great thread, love the odd angles. I'll add a couple!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v287/Maxxamillion/IMG_2614_zps0t12s7rg.jpg...
12-04-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,548
Posted By Maxacceleration

Oh its an easy wind up with you guys. :) I know...

Oh its an easy wind up with you guys. :)
I know many of you put in a lot of time pedaling in whatever type of shoes. All good.
I do like bicycles also. I like good gear also (in more than just...
12-03-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,548
Posted By Maxacceleration

Tough opinion I know guys. Sneakers & toe clips...

Tough opinion I know guys. Sneakers & toe clips are great for occasional riding.
But if you want to hack around in your hiking boots or bassetball shoes, go for it! That is your culture.
And yes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

This thread is like them dems & republicans! LOL...

This thread is like them dems & republicans! LOL The Ciocc is hot. Nice bike slowjam. :thumb:

Now that Felt is louder than my Colnago. But not by much!...
12-03-16, 12:10 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,548
Posted By Maxacceleration

If you are riding in bassetball shoes or...

If you are riding in bassetball shoes or something like that, it means you are not a cyclist, only that you ride a bike.
Buying your bassetball shoes at wallmart confirms this. I can't believe...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,035,400
Posted By Maxacceleration

Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on...

Tim, my bars do not state K-Wing anywhere on them. Being '07 parts things may have chnged, and yes your bars look more compact than mine.
The stem only states K Force...

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