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03-04-17, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By calfee20

Why not get Sturmey-Archer's 3 speed that takes a...

Why not get Sturmey-Archer's 3 speed that takes a 8 cog cassette. That way you are carrying any cog you might want. That IGH is also compatible with most standard front derailleur shifters. I have...
02-04-17, 11:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By calfee20

Yeah I am going to go with the Sapim Strong. I...

Yeah I am going to go with the Sapim Strong. I am waiting for the rim to measure everything.
02-04-17, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By calfee20

I bought a Weinmann DHL80 rim. I have narrowed...

I bought a Weinmann DHL80 rim. I have narrowed it down to two choices Sapim Strong single butted or Sapim leader 13 ga spokes.

So which one and why?

I am leaning toward the Sapim strong.
01-08-17, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,728
Posted By calfee20

Both Electra and Sikk make fat cruisers. I just...

Both Electra and Sikk make fat cruisers. I just bought an Electra that is going to be electric. Pun intended.
12-24-16, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By calfee20

"DT Alpine is 13 gage on the hook, 15 ga middle...

"DT Alpine is 13 gage on the hook, 15 ga middle and 14 ga on the threaded end, get some extras to use as replacements , if needed"

These are like the triple butted Sapims that I used on the...
12-24-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,258
Posted By calfee20

If the rim was spoked wrong it could interfere...

If the rim was spoked wrong it could interfere with an air chuck.
12-24-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By calfee20

More info: This is going to be an ebike BBSHD...

More info: This is going to be an ebike BBSHD mid drive. I already have a standard Electra cruiser with a SA hybrid drive. Alec 32 rim with Sapim triple butted spokes. Almost 1000 mi. and no...
12-24-16, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By calfee20

!2 Ga Spoke Problem

I just bought a new Electra fat cruiser. It has a 7 spd freewheel that I am going to replace with a Sturmey-Archer 5spd. The SA is not compatible with 12 ga spokes and the Electra rims have 5mm...
11-21-16, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,557
Posted By calfee20

As the Brits would say "Brilliant". I have been...

As the Brits would say "Brilliant". I have been trying to think of a clean solution for this and have been coming up empty. Simple is always the best THANK YOU. It is so obvious now that you have...
11-16-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,557
Posted By calfee20

What kind of fork is that?

What kind of fork is that?
10-05-16, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,660
Posted By calfee20

Thanks for the phone number. It did take a few...

Thanks for the phone number. It did take a few calls and then finding the right person who was nice enough to type up and email me some specs.
I would like to thank Alex Bribiesca from Electra for...
09-23-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,551
Posted By calfee20

Hey just for an update. I got a SA 3spd with a...

Hey just for an update. I got a SA 3spd with a free hub so it takes a standard cassette. I was also able to use my Shimano trigger shifters with the rig.

This is the nicest addition to my bike. ...
09-08-16, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,660
Posted By calfee20

Electra 7D Tall

Does anyone have one? How much larger is it than a standard 7D. None of the shops have one and I would like to know a little more before I order one.
07-26-16, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,557
Posted By calfee20

Electra 7d Lux

Electra 7d Lux
07-26-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By calfee20

Yeah that is what I figured. I was trying to...

Yeah that is what I figured. I was trying to avoid the two master link thing. I found a recumbent place that sells chain by the foot but it was 9 spd chain and I have an eight speed.
07-25-16, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By calfee20

Long Chain

I have an Electra Cruiser Lux 7d. It has a chain 128 links long. I have changed the chain ring and cassette by 4 teeth so I could shorten the chain by that amount. I want to buy a new chain but I...
07-17-16, 09:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,551
Posted By calfee20

Thanks for all the help guys........calfee

Thanks for all the help guys........calfee
07-14-16, 09:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,551
Posted By calfee20

Sturmey Archer 3 sp clicking

I read on another forum that a SA 3 spd will click while pedaling. Is this true? Here is the quote from the article.

"The only complaint I had about the SA 3 speed IGH was the continuous...
07-06-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,986
Posted By calfee20

I hope they don't mind me copying and pasting...

I hope they don't mind me copying and pasting this article.


How To Buy Your First Ebike Or Ebike Kit And Not Get Punked

Karl Gesslein / March 5, 2016


This article has been swimming...
07-06-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By calfee20

Electra cruiser BBSHD gearing considerations

My latest post over at electricbike.com discusses sprocket tooth count for relaxed cruiser riding.

BBSHD on an Electra Cruiser - Electricbike.com Forum...
07-05-16, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,977
Posted By calfee20

Not one bike shop around me ,Cape Cod, has that...

Not one bike shop around me ,Cape Cod, has that fat tire Electra. There is also a Tall steel frame version that I haven't found that is supposed to be 2 inches taller and longer.

The head tube...
07-04-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,977
Posted By calfee20

Everyone talking about ebikes here should go to...

Everyone talking about ebikes here should go to electricbikes.com and read the articles.

If you want to see how I installed a BBSHD on my electra 7d lux go here:

BBSHD on an Electra Cruiser -...
07-04-16, 05:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,461
Posted By calfee20

Here is one almost 3 years later. Electra 7d...

Here is one almost 3 years later. Electra 7d aluminum frame with a Serfas cruiser saddle.



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