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02-14-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By blown240

Thanks! They do protrude over the center...

Thanks! They do protrude over the center cavity, thats why they need to come out. Ill try your idea.
02-13-14, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By blown240

Thanks for the replies! I won't need to have...

Thanks for the replies!

I won't need to have bearings, races, or cones in the hubs. The 3/4" axle has its own bearings and the hubs will be bolted to the axle with hardened bolts. I will see...
02-13-14, 02:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By blown240

Nobody advocated drilling the races except...

Nobody advocated drilling the races except myself. They are not needed and are simply in the way for the trike axle. My question is the best way to drill them out, so they are not preventing the...
02-13-14, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By blown240

Drilling Bearing Races??

I have a couple cheapie front wheels that I want to use as the back wheels on a trike build. In order for them to work, I need to drill out the bearing race so that the 3/4" axle can pass thru the...
11-08-13, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,309
Posted By blown240

Too bad you arent closer. I have a couple...

Too bad you arent closer. I have a couple coaster hubs with 170mm spacing that I took off of Mongoose Beasts. Can you weld? If so maybe widen a stock coaster? Use 3/8 all thread for the axle. ...
11-08-13, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By blown240

This bike is starting to be fun. Im really happy...

This bike is starting to be fun. Im really happy with how the paint came out. Its semigloss black and bare aluminum. So far all the parts on it are parts I already had. As it sits now its 18.8...
11-06-13, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By blown240

The beast tires are bigger around than a 29er. ...

The beast tires are bigger around than a 29er. Not to mention they are 4" wide!
11-06-13, 02:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,558
Posted By blown240

I got the bike torn down tonight. It's a Next...

I got the bike torn down tonight. It's a Next brand cruiser. Something is odd about the head tube. The stock 1" headset cups were very loose. I'm wondering if the steer tube is ovalized from a...
11-05-13, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By blown240

My Next Build OR What To Build Next

My buddy Jeff, who's beast I am slowly building, gave me this cruiser. Its got an aluminum frame and as it sits now is under 29lbs.
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11-04-13, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,558
Posted By blown240

Check out this heaset: ...

Check out this heaset:

http://www.genuinebicycleproducts.com/parts.html


It does exactly what I need if I have the exact same steer tube as an old schwinn. Ill have to pull it apart and...
11-04-13, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,558
Posted By blown240

Hmmm. Im pretty handy with a welder. I wonder...

Hmmm. Im pretty handy with a welder. I wonder if it would be worth the hassle to make a headset like this? The head tube does extend a good half inch past the top and down tubes. OR maybe Im...
11-04-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,558
Posted By blown240

ok thats a bummer. I guess I don't NEED to...

ok thats a bummer.

I guess I don't NEED to do it.

The plan was to build a lightweight Klunker using parts on hand. I was given a cheapie aluminum cruiser thats only 28lbs stock. I was going...
11-04-13, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 15,558
Posted By blown240

1 1/8 Fork into a 1" Frame?

I know someone out there has done this. But I can't seem to find any info on it. I need to put a 1 1/8 fork into a 1" frame. Seems like the headset could be thinned a bit and the frame filed out...
11-01-13, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By blown240

ok, thats what I thought. Thanks!

ok, thats what I thought.

Thanks!
11-01-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By blown240

Drive train Question - 6 speed and 7 speed

I am piecing together a bike for a buddy. Its one of those builds where money is an issue and most of the parts will be used.

Does 6 and 7 speed freewheels have the same indexing? I thought...
10-31-13, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By blown240

I agree!!! I may weld the flanges on but its...

I agree!!! I may weld the flanges on but its not my wheel, so I need to make sure he is cool with me ruining the chrome finish!
10-31-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By blown240

Thanks so much for your help. The hub is from...

Thanks so much for your help. The hub is from Choppersus.com Its a rear freewheel/disc hub with 170mm spacing. I took a close look at it, and its just pressed together. I was able to fix it.
...
10-31-13, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By blown240

Thanks. I tried what you said and it didn't fix...

Thanks. I tried what you said and it didn't fix the issue. Then I took a closer look at the hub and I see that the stupid holes are not offset from one side to the other! SO, I get to deal with...
10-31-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By blown240

Problem With Newly Built Wheel

I have laced dozens of wheels. I just finished swapping a hub on my buddies bike and have run into an odd problem. As I am drawing the spokes up every 2 spokes is loose.

To clarify, starting...
07-28-13, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By blown240

Sounds good. Thanks for all the info guys!

Sounds good. Thanks for all the info guys!
07-28-13, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By blown240

Replacing the Rim on a Tacoed Wheel

A good buddy tacoed his front wheel pretty bad yesterday. I want to find him a rim and lace it on for him. Ive built several wheels, but I have never had to find a rim that would work with the...
06-15-13, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,180
Posted By blown240

Disc Brake Adapter for Horizontal Dropouts

Does anybody know of a rear disc brake adapter for a bike with horizontal dropouts? I have an older bike that has V brakes and no disc tabs. I may have to make one, but I thought I would ask first......
04-10-13, 11:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By blown240

Can a frame by Magnafluxed? Like an engine...

Can a frame by Magnafluxed? Like an engine block or cylinder head can be? I know it has to do with magnetic fluid, so maybe only steel frames. Sorry to hijack the thread, but maybe take the frame...
04-10-13, 11:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
Posted By blown240

Generally kids wheels have a lot less spokes than...

Generally kids wheels have a lot less spokes than a 26" or a 700c. And the rims are definatly not held to as strict of standards. So its alot harder to perfectly dial in a wheel. As mentioned...
04-10-13, 11:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By blown240

Let us know what happens when you swap the cranks...

Let us know what happens when you swap the cranks to the wrong sides. I am super curious to find out that causes creaks.

Squeeks and creeks drive me crazy. I have a 51 Chevy and its a constant...
04-10-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,221
Posted By blown240

This may sound stupid, but try swapping the...

This may sound stupid, but try swapping the crankarms to the wrong side of the bike, Its gonna make it toughter to put weight on them, but is the creeking swaps sides, then you know its a crank arm...
04-09-13, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By blown240

Thanks for the replys. I am about 230lbs and my...

Thanks for the replys. I am about 230lbs and my bike doesnt have disc tabs on the back, so I will most likely stick with just a front disc.
04-08-13, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By blown240

I have the black Kool Stops now. And am running...

I have the black Kool Stops now. And am running ceramic coated rims. They stop REAL well. I dont ride wet trails all that often, but a few times a year...
04-08-13, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By blown240

BB7 Discs vs. XT V-brakes

Ive been running XT V-brakes with XT levers for years and I have always been happy with them. Last weekend I went for a ride with about 10 water crossings, some of them were pretty mossy. I found...
03-31-13, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By blown240

Anodizing Parts at Home

Does anyone anodize their own aluminum parts?

A buddy and I spent some time yesterday learning about anodizing aluminum at home, and its surprisingly simple. This make us want to try it out on...
03-13-13, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

First I am going to try to put a slight twist on...

First I am going to try to put a slight twist on a few teeth to give it a bit of a ramp, if that doesnt work, then I will shave those teeth down a bit. I am pretty sure its the full tooth profile...
03-12-13, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

OK, So I want to address the issue with this...

OK, So I want to address the issue with this setup not liking to come off of the 42 onto the 34.


I am thinking of shaving the top off of a couple teeth in 2 spots on the 42t cog. Hopefully that...
03-09-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

Just got back from a loop around Blue Diamond in...

Just got back from a loop around Blue Diamond in NV. It was GREAT!! This setup works even better than I thought it would. Shifting onto the 42t was perfect, shifting off if it was a little slow,...
03-08-13, 09:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

Thanks for the comments! I got to go for a...

Thanks for the comments!

I got to go for a short ride last night, and this setup actually works real well. The shift onto the 42 is a bit slow, but not too bad. I am leaving this morning for NV...
03-08-13, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

I am running a single chainring. So my lowest...

I am running a single chainring. So my lowest gear is a 32x42.
03-07-13, 10:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

Thats a GREAT idea!!

Thats a GREAT idea!!
03-07-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

Time to see how it "stacks up". First I used a...

Time to see how it "stacks up". First I used a bottom bracket washer and an 8 speed spacer to get the rings where they should be.

...
03-07-13, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,137
Posted By blown240

DIY 42t Cassette Cog

So we all know about the new 10-42 11 speed cassette. I love the idea of having a 42t rear cog to go on my 1x8 setup.

I had some time tonight, so I made it a happen.

Heres how I did it:

My...
03-05-13, 12:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By blown240

Specialized Or Univega

I have been riding a 95 Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Sport for a while now. It rides ok, but the rear shock is blown and I am having a hard time finding one. I just got a free Univega 900DS. The...
02-13-13, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By blown240

Rebuilding Old Coil Rear Shock

Does anyone have any info on rebuilding a rear shock from a 95 Stumpjumper FSR Sport? Its a coil over air/oil.

It doesnt hold air, and I assume is out of oil. Maybe its obvious once I pull it...
01-31-13, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By blown240

I got a 10 pack of seals for $2. Hopefully I can...

I got a 10 pack of seals for $2. Hopefully I can get at least 2 rides out of each one. That will give me some time to save for a new frame/bike...
01-30-13, 10:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By blown240

OK to answer a few questions: Yes the frame...

OK to answer a few questions:

Yes the frame is a 17 year old Prototype Intense. I wasnt going to put that in this thread because I didnt want to start a debate on old aluminum frames. And the...
01-29-13, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By blown240

Advice Needed - Rear Shock Rebuild

I blew my rear shock last weekend. This is the 2nd time this has happened with this shock. Due to a poor frame design, my shock gets alot of side load. I can resend it back to the manufacturer for...
08-04-12, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By blown240

I contacted Risse and they suggested that I send...

I contacted Risse and they suggested that I send it in for service since it has some wear on the inner piston. That is what I will do once I can get the $$$ saved up, but in the meantime I want to...
08-04-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By blown240

Looking For Info On Rebuilding A Rear Shock

I am looking for info on rebuilding a Fox Alps 4 rear shock, or something similar. The actual shock in question is a Risse Racing replacement for a Fox Alps 4.

I noticed yesterday that shock on my...
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05-14-10, 02:47 PM
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Posted By blown240

once got bit by a moose.

once got bit by a moose.
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05-13-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By blown240

My Boy ...

My Boy

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj26/thebattens/IMG_0065.jpg
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05-13-10, 09:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,917
Posted By blown240

I just hung a 52 Aquos in my living room. There...

I just hung a 52 Aquos in my living room. There are 5 screws to take out. 1 is Phillips, the other 4 are allen. Then you need to gently pry out a metal brace that is flush with the bottom of the...
11-10-09, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By blown240

Well, its starting to look more like a bike. ...

Well, its starting to look more like a bike. Here are the pics with the fork and wheels. I left the steer tube a little long until I figure out where I want the bars.
...
11-07-09, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,004
Posted By blown240

Ya I really think I will end up with a Tora. ...

Ya I really think I will end up with a Tora. Then just remove the decals. 130mm will be great on this bike.
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