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11-19-14, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By flammenwurfer

Looks good DrkAngel! SpecialX, wow that...

Looks good DrkAngel!

SpecialX, wow that thing has a lot going on. How long that take you to put together?
11-16-14, 10:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By flammenwurfer

I agree that it is important to use quality...

I agree that it is important to use quality materials and put your ebike together patiently and correctly so that it is reliable.

But, I'm still waiting for pics of people's ebikes with style! :)
11-13-14, 07:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,202
Posted By flammenwurfer

Who has some ebikes with style?

I would like to, at some point in the future, build an ebike with some style. I'm thinking more in the vein of an old-school top tank moped type look. The initial thoughts I'm throwing around in my...
11-13-14, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

That FSA Gimondi is really nice and pretty...

That FSA Gimondi is really nice and pretty reasonable but still more than I wanted to spend.

I have some creaking/metal on metal clanging noise when I pedal hard mostly. I can't quite track it...
11-13-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Yep, that's exactly what I'm doing :). Both...

Yep, that's exactly what I'm doing :). Both running Automatix hubs.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YQVXc4GGf-c/VGSwMq4YNQI/AAAAAAAAWW8/rFHtxfW7KRQ/w1096-h822-no/IMG_20141001_192512.jpg
11-13-14, 12:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Here we go. ...

Here we go.

http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah111/klundry1/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20141111_201022_zps06fed944.jpg
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11-12-14, 11:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Here are the cranks I got. I'll post a pic of the...

Here are the cranks I got. I'll post a pic of the whole bike but it's not quite finished how I want.

PS. Having trouble posting image. Sorry. One minute
11-11-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Ok, so I have the cranks on the bike now. I like...

Ok, so I have the cranks on the bike now. I like them so far. They look good and seem solid enough.

Are their different square tapers? It's a square taper spindle and crankset, but they don't...
10-14-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Sure, that's a very pretty crankset but I don't...

Sure, that's a very pretty crankset but I don't think I'd pay $150 for any crankset. Especially not for the bike that it's going on.

The one I ordered came in yesterday. Now I just need to get...
10-07-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

No, just ordered them yesterday. I'll report back...

No, just ordered them yesterday. I'll report back once they arrive and I try them out.

I would have preferred to buy a cheap used vintage at off ebay or to pick up a used bike with a crank set I...
10-07-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Great, now I'm going to be paranoid about my...

Great, now I'm going to be paranoid about my brand new cranks failing every time I ride!
10-07-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Hmmm...I didn't even think about the way the...

Hmmm...I didn't even think about the way the crankset was made as being an issue. Well, it's already ordered so I guess I'll be the guinea pig.
10-06-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Looks good, but I don't really want to spend that...

Looks good, but I don't really want to spend that much.

Just ordered one of these. CNC Alloy Fixie Single Speed Crankset with BB 48 Teeth 170mm | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/281405345102)

I...
10-06-14, 02:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

The Nervar and the Super Mighty is sweet!

The Nervar and the Super Mighty is sweet!
10-06-14, 02:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Hey everybody, thanks for the suggestions. I had...

Hey everybody, thanks for the suggestions. I had found the ones on amazon and wasn't in love with them. I like the vintage ones you guys are posting. That's exactly what I'm going for, but finding...
10-06-14, 09:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,494
Posted By flammenwurfer

Where can I find a classic looking single crankset?

I'm having a really hard time finding a single (or double that I can make a single) crankset that fits the look of a classic bike and doesn't cost $200. All the ones I'm finding are ugly or just...
11-09-12, 09:21 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Very nice akcapbikeforums! Cool picture. I put...

Very nice akcapbikeforums! Cool picture. I put a 22t cog on my Sports and I really like it. I think any larger than 22 would make 3rd too low. I think 22 is a very good choice if you have high...
11-07-12, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By flammenwurfer

Nice to see a fellow Kansan PatrickZ! I will...

Nice to see a fellow Kansan PatrickZ! I will probably be looking to get rid of the bike minus the s5 hub. It's not in very good shape and I have other projects that are further up my list. I'm in...
11-07-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By flammenwurfer

Chris_in_Miami: Would that also work for bb...

Chris_in_Miami: Would that also work for bb lockrings?
11-07-12, 03:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By flammenwurfer

Thanks guys! That video I think will really...

Thanks guys! That video I think will really help. I wasn't sure what I would be hammer and punching until I watched the video. Looks easy enough.

My left bellcrank is broken. The threaded...
11-07-12, 11:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By flammenwurfer

I'm confused. Will the internals come out of the...

I'm confused. Will the internals come out of the left side of the hub or the right side? What are you supposed to be punching?
11-07-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,799
Posted By flammenwurfer

Can I swap Sturmey Archer S5 internals to an AW hub?

I just picked up a Raleigh Sprite with an S5 hub. The bike itself looks like it has spent a lot of time sitting outdoors and I don't know that I want to build it up. I was thinking about using the...
11-05-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23,189
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Posted By flammenwurfer

That is gorgeous!

That is gorgeous!
11-05-12, 07:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

I actually really like this suggestion to...

I actually really like this suggestion to possibly use the hub as an upgrade for my sports.

I have an appointment to look at the bike tomorrow and think I'll pick it up. It has what appears to...
11-05-12, 01:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

That's exactly why I can't resist buying some of...

That's exactly why I can't resist buying some of them. They are cheap enough that it's not a big deal and I enjoy fixing them up and just seeing and riding different bikes. This Sprite still has...
11-05-12, 01:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

That's a pretty good policy. I like it. I need...

That's a pretty good policy. I like it. I need to do some purging of old junk though. I have a rough Raleigh Grand Prix that probably isn't worth the time and money to rehab, a Free Spirit 3 speed...
11-05-12, 01:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

I consider both to be very cheap and in good...

I consider both to be very cheap and in good condition. My area doesn't see a lot of bikes popping up on CL and even fewer good ones. These are good bikes compared to what I normally see available...
11-05-12, 01:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

Right, it is always a good idea to have at least...

Right, it is always a good idea to have at least 2 rideable bikes. I have that covered, but I'm thinking it would be nice to have a smaller bike around for my girlfriend to ride if she doesn't have...
11-05-12, 12:36 PM
11-05-12, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,792
Posted By flammenwurfer

What do you do with bikes you can't resist buying but don't have a use for?

I bought a '59 Huffy Sportsman this weekend because the price was right and I thought it was cool. Now I have a lead on a 69 5 speed Raleigh Sprite for a good price that probably don't need. Both...
11-05-12, 11:07 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,237
Posted By flammenwurfer

I would hardly call myself a flipper, because I...

I would hardly call myself a flipper, because I don't come across enough deals to flip bikes all that often. I will flip a bike here or there though and I mostly stick to low and mid-range bikes...
11-03-12, 09:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,641
Posted By flammenwurfer

I have a Raleigh Grand Prix that has pretty bad...

I have a Raleigh Grand Prix that has pretty bad paint that i'm considering repainting. I've always wanted an orange bike and haven't been able to find 1. It's a low end bike and not particularly...
11-02-12, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Almost forgot, does anybody know what this hole...

Almost forgot, does anybody know what this hole behind the chainring is for?
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MttpM_pNeUM/UJRSGf9EKyI/AAAAAAAAS0s/HBzOo9SM1EI/s640/IMG_20121102_175803.jpg

It...
11-02-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Pretty cool bike nlerner. I like the head badge...

Pretty cool bike nlerner. I like the head badge and that chain guard is sweet!

Snagged another 3 speed today. This one is a Huffy Sportsman with hub date of 1959. The paint has seen better days...
11-02-12, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Very nice bikes w1xq! I don't think I've ever...

Very nice bikes w1xq! I don't think I've ever seen a Royal Scot before. Hercules is also not very common around here, but they both look great!
11-01-12, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Does anybody know if Zefal Lapize pump will fit...

Does anybody know if Zefal Lapize pump will fit in the pump pegs of a Raleigh Sports? The Lapize states a length of 380mm. I measure approximately 400mm between my pegs. I'm wondering if 380mm is...
10-31-12, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

slowtostart: Do you have a close-up or a...

slowtostart: Do you have a close-up or a different angle shot of that rack? It looks like it's a weird shape. The axle bolt and the fender eyelets are very different sizes. I'm not sure how you...
10-31-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Thanks. She took the photo with a remote that...

Thanks. She took the photo with a remote that she has for her camera. I'm not sure about the exposure.
10-30-12, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

Yes, the MR16 bulbs are 12V. I'm assuming the...

Yes, the MR16 bulbs are 12V. I'm assuming the rectifier is to provide the leds with DC current since the bulbs are intended for use with AC current.

I have 5 different bulbs, which all came from...
10-30-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

That is a good suggestion. I don't know if I...

That is a good suggestion. I don't know if I have the supplies to rig something up like that though.

The difference is very apparent though when I have the light hooked up. The light output of...
10-30-12, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

Haha, yes. I switched everything around at one...

Haha, yes. I switched everything around at one point or another while I was playing with it last night. Switched the wires going into the rectifier around, switched the wires from the rectifier to...
10-30-12, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

PS. The MR16 bulbs I'm using have a little...

PS. The MR16 bulbs I'm using have a little circuit board that I'm assuming has at least a rectifier on it because leds have to have DC current. So the bulb itself is taking the AC of the hub and...
10-30-12, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

I think I at least understand the basics of...

I think I at least understand the basics of dynamo bike light wiring. I know the hub is supposed to put out AC 6V 3W 500ma. I did some more tinkering last night and I think I have come to the...
10-29-12, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,307
Posted By flammenwurfer

Dynamo hub powered headlight wiring advice needed

I'm working on a diy dynamo powered light for my Raleigh Sports with a somewhat vintage look. I saw somewhere online a guy who used a triple led mr16 bulb hooked to a dynamo hub as his headlight and...
10-29-12, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

My 3 Speed fetish has rubbed off on my...

My 3 Speed fetish has rubbed off on my girlfriend. She likes to ride, but wanted a less expensive bike to ride for commuting and running errands so she wouldn't worry about her expensive road bike...
10-18-12, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By flammenwurfer

I did a nearly complete overhaul/modernization of...

I did a nearly complete overhaul/modernization of my Raleight Sports a while back. I think I have a thread or two documenting some of the stuff I did.

Briefly some of the stuff I did... CR18...
10-18-12, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23,189
Views: 2,659,066
Posted By flammenwurfer

Now you tell me! I've had the ghost pedaling for...

Now you tell me! I've had the ghost pedaling for a while and haven't been able to get it adjusted. Gave it another shot last night while doing some other maintenance on my Sports. I got the wheel...
10-18-12, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By flammenwurfer

All I want is a super bright, classic looking led...

All I want is a super bright, classic looking led dynamo light that is super cheap and readily available. Is that so hard!? Haha, :)

Right now, I'm toying with either getting this Avenir light...
10-15-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By flammenwurfer

I'd buy a few if they are obtainable for $20 and...

I'd buy a few if they are obtainable for $20 and don't ride like total crap. I think they look kind of cool and would be great for running errands and riding places where you wouldn't normally want...
10-15-12, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By flammenwurfer

I'm interested in the tires. If there is a tire...

I'm interested in the tires. If there is a tire technology that doesn't get flats and can last 10 years, why haven't we seen it before and why can't we use it on traditional bikes?
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