Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
Search: Posts Made By: moogyboy
Showing results 1 to 38 of 38
Search took 0.02 seconds.
07-26-17, 11:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,366
Posted By moogyboy

Hyper Havoc FS from the dumpster--I've torn it apart

My recent alley find has finally been disassembled, and with a certain malevolent satisfaction if I do say so. Below you'll find a photo of what I started with.

I'm really wondering if it's worth...
07-26-17, 03:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,402
Posted By moogyboy

Thank you for reiterating that, sir. I'm kinda...

Thank you for reiterating that, sir. I'm kinda sorry I made that aside too as it seems to have derailed the whole conversation. Knife < pepper spray for self defense. Point taken (pun intended). :-D
Forum: Great Lakes
07-24-17, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 110,345
Posted By moogyboy

Beautiful north campus area of Columbus, Ohio. CQ...

Beautiful north campus area of Columbus, Ohio. CQ CQ CQ :-)
07-24-17, 05:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By moogyboy

Ran across your rant, as you not too charitably...

Ran across your rant, as you not too charitably called it, and instantly recognized a fellow traveler. I wouldn't call it a rant. A healthy outreach, yes, but not quite a rant.

I only wish my own...
07-24-17, 04:50 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 44,796
Posted By moogyboy

It ain't much, and it ain't much, but here's my...

It ain't much, and it ain't much, but here's my mighty $20 thrift-store Huffy Thunder Ridge next to the Olentangy River on it's first ride up the Olentangy Bike Trail back in March.

cheers
...
07-24-17, 04:34 AM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 2,420,607
Posted By moogyboy

hey friends I've been posting to other...

hey friends

I've been posting to other forums on the website for a few months, and only just discovered this one. Woohoo! So briefly:

I'm 43 years old, 5'9", currently about 260 lb. (was around...
07-22-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By moogyboy

I know I said that bike selection would be for...

I know I said that bike selection would be for another thread, but I just had to briefly give my thoughts. At the moment, shelling out any amount of money for a competent bike is out of the question,...
07-22-17, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By moogyboy

I looked up a couple of YT videos filmed at...

I looked up a couple of YT videos filmed at Ray's...my jaw just dropped. Absolutely brilliant! Looks like a converted former auto factory or something. But man, how am I gonna get through that?...
07-22-17, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By moogyboy

Great info, Steve, thanks! I definitely am aware...

Great info, Steve, thanks! I definitely am aware of Alum Creek although I've only ever driven past (a very few times) and never visited. When I'm ready I will definitely go there and check the two...
07-21-17, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,402
Posted By moogyboy

Good advice so far, everyone! I don't really ever...

Good advice so far, everyone! I don't really ever expect any self defense situations, that was just kind of an afterthought on my part. I would think a knife as more for utility than anything, as a...
07-20-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,402
Posted By moogyboy

Saddlebag knife suggestions?

hey friends

I don't think I'm really ready for anything like this quite yet, but I've been reading up on things to pack in your seat bag, and one that intrigued me was a folding knife. I know...
Forum: Foo
07-20-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 16,200
Views: 906,352
Posted By moogyboy

Has 20 rolls of unopened Kodachrome 64 that he...

Has 20 rolls of unopened Kodachrome 64 that he will sell to the right buyer for $4999.99 apiece, or will trade two for a nicer bike.
07-17-17, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By moogyboy

where to start learning and exploring MTB

hey folks

I've posted mostly in other forums here so far as my interest has been in fixing up cheapies for fun and convenience. (I successfully upgraded a thrift store Huffy MTBSO into a passable...
07-16-17, 02:24 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 36,670
Posted By moogyboy

Huffy Thunder Ridge

These photos are several months old but they show my Thunder Ridge on the road after my modest upgrades. It's a little crude as to be expected but very pleasant to ride, a nice neighborhood...
07-11-17, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By moogyboy

New dumpster-dive find: Hyper Havoc MTB

heya bikefolks

First post in a few months. You'll be happy to hear that I've been enjoying my thrift-store Huffy rebuild immensely, on those days when I can be bothered to go outdoors. It's been...
03-06-17, 08:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By moogyboy

Well, the dowel and sandpaper trick worked pretty...

Well, the dowel and sandpaper trick worked pretty well, I think. I used a 7/8" poplar dowel and a strip of fine grit 3M drywall sandpaper glued on endwisewith Super 77 spray. The roll of paper fit in...
03-06-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By moogyboy

1. Not much, just enough. 2. Not much, just...

1. Not much, just enough.
2. Not much, just enough.

:-)
03-06-17, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By moogyboy

Another trick I thought I'd try: I can't remember...

Another trick I thought I'd try: I can't remember if rust particles are magnetic, but I just happen to have a pair of blown tweeters with nice strong magnets that I pulled out of my old Kenwood hi-fi...
03-06-17, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By moogyboy

I don't think the rust is really major, but...

I don't think the rust is really major, but enough to make the surface rough. I will probably try a sheet of sandpaper on a wooden dowel, using spray glue to stick them together. 3M Super 77 is a...
03-06-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 36,670
Posted By moogyboy

hey guys Well, this thread started with a...

hey guys

Well, this thread started with a Thunder Ridge so I'll put another one in. I picked this up a week or two ago from the local Volunteers of America thrift store for $20, intending to use...
03-06-17, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4,811
Views: 589,246
Posted By moogyboy

Refurbing a $20 thrift store Huffy MTBSO. Tonight...

Refurbing a $20 thrift store Huffy MTBSO. Tonight I ordered a set of Sunlite alloy caliper brakes with levers and cables, and a set of Sunrace friction shifters, both from Amazon.
03-06-17, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,810
Posted By moogyboy

should I sand/clean inside of seat tube? plus: refurb update

hi folks

So, with a couple of days worth of penetrating oil treatment and a pipe wrench I managed to get the horribly stuck seatpost out of the tube on my $20 Huffy. Thankfully, I found that the...
03-04-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By moogyboy

I finally took a picture of the rear freewheel as...

I finally took a picture of the rear freewheel as mounted on the donor bike...well actually, I'm now planning to rehab the POS in its own right and buy new wheels and freewheel/freehub for the Palo...
03-04-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By moogyboy

Since pictures are always good, here are the...

Since pictures are always good, here are the brake calipers and levers on my beater so you see what I have to work with so far. They're pretty groaty. As I said previously, I measured the reach as...
03-04-17, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By moogyboy

Right on, Skydog...after I posted I did some...

Right on, Skydog...after I posted I did some further Googling and actually found some caliper and lever sets of the appropriate reach. Niagra also sells these as a set including front and rear. I...
03-04-17, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,091
Posted By moogyboy

which levers for x-long reach/long pull (?) caliper brakes?

heya

So, recently I picked up an old steel-frame cheapie MTBSO, made by a certain much-despised mass market bike manufacturer (gack!), from the local Volunteers of America for $20, intending to...
02-21-17, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By moogyboy

Yeah, I hear ya. This one looks like it hasn't...

Yeah, I hear ya. This one looks like it hasn't been particularly well taken care of, although it looks like the previous owner did put some upgraded parts on it. Some rust, some cobwebs, looks like a...
02-20-17, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By moogyboy

Good news: it's a Shimano freewheel. Should be...

Good news: it's a Shimano freewheel. Should be easy to remove once I get the right tool.

Also, I think those "chipped" teeth might actually just be wear. Or not...I dunno.
02-20-17, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By moogyboy

6>>7 speed freewheel replacement on cheap donor bike wheel

hey all

So, my first tech question: in the interest of cheap parts for an old wheel-less Alpine MTB that I'm rescuing from my best friend, I picked up a fairly groaty Huffy (gack!) 18 speed from...
02-14-17, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By moogyboy

Will definitely post some as soon as I can bring...

Will definitely post some as soon as I can bring it back from my friend's house.
02-14-17, 10:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By moogyboy

Mirror configuration? Dumb noob question

As one who's never ridden much on the street (I admit I stayed on sidewalks the last time I biked regularly, in college), I'd like to outfit my next bike for safe street riding. I assume that would...
02-14-17, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By moogyboy

My other potential old-school bike project--Alpine Palo Duro MTB

So here's my more promising soon-to-be ride: Having a presumably newer/better one and knowing that I am currently bikeless, my best friend recently offered to give me her old mountain bike. The...
02-14-17, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By moogyboy

My thoughts exactly. Sentimental value--they were...

My thoughts exactly. Sentimental value--they were the bikes my brothers had when I was little, and I remember tagging on for rides on the Impalla's top tube. And the Schwinn was just intriguing,...
02-14-17, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By moogyboy

Update: I went in and had a peek in the ol'...

Update: I went in and had a peek in the ol' family garage this evening. No red & chrome frame hanging from the rafters as I remembered, but there are still the half a dozen or so assorted vintage...
02-13-17, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By moogyboy

Any chance at rescuing these two (or three) old beasts??

I have no pictures as yet, so I'll try to describe as best I can. My family are, to put it charitably, hoarders. We never threw anything away (an affliction which I've only timidly started to divest...
Forum: Introductions
02-13-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By moogyboy

Hehe, understood, my brother. No hard feelings....

Hehe, understood, my brother. No hard feelings. :lol: I actually live within walking/hearing distance of the stadium, and have most of my life. Fortunately, my days of being slavishly devoted to our...
02-13-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,899
Posted By moogyboy

I don't think I've ever ridden what most of you...

I don't think I've ever ridden what most of you guys would call a non-crappy bike in my life. I've had three Huffys and a Next. *bleeccchhh*, right? Aside from my DIY quasi-BMX (which doesn't quite...
Forum: Introductions
02-13-17, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 326
Posted By moogyboy

Hi hi hi there from Columbus, Ohio

I'm very happy to make your acquaintance, everyone! Although I have ridden in the past and have read a lot online about cycling in the last few years, I may as well be a newbie since the two...
Showing results 1 to 38 of 38


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.