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11-13-20, 06:19 PM
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Posted By pierce

well, i finally gave up and got a set of the...

well, i finally gave up and got a set of the split aluminum shims meant for a bar clamp, and it worked perfectly. I was afraid the clamping force of the plastic bracket wouldn't hold them tight...
07-27-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21,269
Views: 4,051,345
Posted By pierce

said generic yada yada sold new for MSRP $770......

said generic yada yada sold new for MSRP $770... so selling for $2000 now is insanity.
https://www.bikepedia.com/Quickbike/BikeSpecs.aspx?item=18219

about as low end as an alloy frame roadie can...
07-20-20, 03:20 PM
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Posted By pierce

thats not a mixte, anyways, its a basic womens...

thats not a mixte, anyways, its a basic womens frame. a mixte has two 'stays' from the head tube back to the rear dropouts that pass around the seat tube, like this....
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07-20-20, 03:17 PM
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Views: 4,051,345
Posted By pierce

what, that its a front rack? hah.

what, that its a front rack? hah.
06-27-20, 02:02 PM
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Views: 4,051,345
Posted By pierce

well, thats a 70s vintage Campi hub, and the...

well, thats a 70s vintage Campi hub, and the frame appears to be very short wheelbase, like a criterium style, but it would have been nice to have shown a bit more, like the derailleurs, brakes, and...
06-26-20, 10:03 PM
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Posted By pierce

and such amazing shifter cable routing!

and such amazing shifter cable routing!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27,221
Views: 17,795,436
Posted By pierce

is it a road bike if it has a flat bar but you...

is it a road bike if it has a flat bar but you almost exclusively ride it on the road?



this has been my main bike of the last few years. technically its a hybrid, 3x8 gearing, 700x32 tires,...
11-02-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,072
Posted By pierce

took the bike for one final test ride before...

took the bike for one final test ride before handing back to my brother tomorrow... rode 21 miles. mostly at power level 3 and 4. pretty easy to maintain 20 MPH in top gear on level ground, and...
10-23-19, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,072
Posted By pierce

oh, I thought I posted a few more pics :D from...

oh, I thought I posted a few more pics :D from today's 13 mile test ride...

bike with temporary wiring......
10-17-19, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,072
Posted By pierce

Prepping for a eBike build

My brother talked me into doing a convert on his '99 Trek 6000 hard tail, I talked him into a mid drive.

I've stripped his bike and am waiting for the TSDZ2 48V kit I ordered, ETA is Monday.
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04-23-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By pierce

the rear wheel motor is heavy as heck, and 1000W...

the rear wheel motor is heavy as heck, and 1000W is stupidly way more power than you need. Ditto the 48V 18AH (865 watt*hour) battery pack I used is quite heavy.

I'd take a lighter weight bike,...
04-22-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By pierce

you need a spare fully charged battery pack. ...

you need a spare fully charged battery pack. ride the heck out of it, then slap the fresh pack in so you can zoom up your grade in comfort ;D charge both.
04-22-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By pierce

I live on top of a 300' climb, and when I built...

I live on top of a 300' climb, and when I built my first ebike out of my wife's step-through, I used a 864 W*Hr battery pack and a 1000W rear wheel. so far I've not run it below 50% on test rides. ...
04-17-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,172
Posted By pierce

So I built my first ebike...

My wife has a Specialized Globe Carmel step-through, 26" tires, v-brakes, SR fork, 3x7 speed... I'd fitted a Moxey suspension seat post to it and a nice soft seat... she hardly never rides, and when...
03-01-13, 01:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,109
Posted By pierce

and at the other extreme, circa 1978, I hit a...

and at the other extreme, circa 1978, I hit a steel cable at twilight coming down a fire road on Mt Tamalpais on my trusty steed...
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02-28-13, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,109
Posted By pierce

well, the WORSE case is extreme mountain biking,...

well, the WORSE case is extreme mountain biking, of the big jump variety. I was watching a national compettion of this (one of my son's former HS buddies was in it) and saw a brand new factory team...
12-28-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,422
Posted By pierce

a little more googling on that Lloyd Bender name...

a little more googling on that Lloyd Bender name found he later admitted that his original study used Power Steering Fluid (which CAN be the same as ATF< but not neccessarily), *AND* he used 1,1,1...
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