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06-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,112
Posted By Aquakitty

You can't lump all ebikes in with people who make...

You can't lump all ebikes in with people who make electric motor bikes. Have you tried road-legal systems? I don't know the rules in California but where I am the 500 watt system is an assist. They...
04-24-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,306
Posted By Aquakitty

Cool thanks, will check it out. Edit: Those...

Cool thanks, will check it out.

Edit: Those are neat looking. I like the warnings they put on the page. Nothing could be worse than the time I put a rear-drive Chinese motor kit on a...
04-24-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,306
Posted By Aquakitty

Is it really that bad? Seems kind of ridiculous...

Is it really that bad? Seems kind of ridiculous they are that expensive these days. Nothing quality under 2K? I know what you mean though, you get what you pay for. I am just surprised the price...
04-24-17, 02:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,306
Posted By Aquakitty

Hey guys, sorry I didn't get back sooner. Thanks...

Hey guys, sorry I didn't get back sooner. Thanks a bunch for the info.

Yes, I was a little vague on pricing. What i meant was, what's the best, lowest price kit that won't snap in 2 the first...
03-23-17, 09:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,306
Posted By Aquakitty

Best CHEAP electric kit for a mountain bike?

I'd like to foray into building an e-assist mountain bike. We have heckin hills here and me out of shape. :roflmao2:

The sheer number of Chinese kits is overwhelming. Is there a standard or decent...
Forum: Recumbent
03-13-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By Aquakitty

I'm sure all those ideas work, but when I have a...

I'm sure all those ideas work, but when I have a mesh issue I just sew a little patch with black heavy-duty thread.
Forum: Recumbent
03-10-17, 12:39 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,389
Posted By Aquakitty

I think you need to be a little more open-minded....

I think you need to be a little more open-minded. People tend to get stuck seeing things as "the norm" and this leads to a sort of elitist attitude.

Same thing happened when mountain bikes came...
Forum: Recumbent
03-09-17, 07:59 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 23,389
Posted By Aquakitty

:lol: Sorry, I get what you are saying, but those...

:lol: Sorry, I get what you are saying, but those two things do not equate. You would be closer if you compared the adaptive skis to a handcycle.

You realise there are things called "ski bikes"...
05-16-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Aquakitty

It's definitely a 93. I found the groove,...

It's definitely a 93. I found the groove, actually. I just wasn't going deep enough.
05-16-16, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Aquakitty

The original (1993) Rock Shox Quadra retaining ring question

Hopefully someone has one of these old classics laying around!

I have a '93 quadra I decided to put into use, so I overhauled it. Just one problem, the manual states the retaining ring holding...
07-25-15, 12:53 PM
07-25-15, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Aquakitty

Well I was referring to myself in this case, and...

Well I was referring to myself in this case, and using a metaphor, but thanks for the snarky comment. Not everyone needs 600$ suspension forks on their bikes.
07-25-15, 12:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Aquakitty

Trying to remove nylon inner slider sleeve from crappy fork. Help before I go insane

:crash:

This is one of those projects that you know is a waste of valuble time but you can't resist seeing it through. I will not be defeated. I have this generic fork I was about to rebuild but I...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Aquakitty

Hmm, maybe I should try venturing on to ebay...

Hmm, maybe I should try venturing on to ebay again? Not in a hurry to sell it. I doubt the market where I am is going to support that kind of price tag *insert dollar sign eyes* :p
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Aquakitty

Yea I try to avoid ebay for bikes as shipping it...

Yea I try to avoid ebay for bikes as shipping it is such a hassle but then the $$ is always higher.

I agree about the pics, I started taking them inside as the wall was nice and bare but they...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,408
Posted By Aquakitty

Reasonable asking price for my 1981? Miyata Gran(d) Touring 1000

Completely refurbed, new tires, paint is ok some touch ups, original racks, fenders. What is a fair price? Can't settle on what I should go for. Not much help on ebay.

1981 Miyata Gran Touring...
05-04-15, 11:14 AM
05-04-15, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By Aquakitty

Was there a name for this extra clearance style of frame on some vintage mtbs?

I swear there's a name for this style of frame:

http://i.imgur.com/cokMzEnl.jpg
04-02-15, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By Aquakitty

Old (99?) Marzocchi Bomber fork valve assembly issue. Is it supposed to be like this?

I tried my hand at rebuilding this old fork I had laying around for years. It's been painted so I was never sure of the exact model, but the parts match a 99-00 Bomber of some sort. It has 130mm of...
03-23-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Aquakitty

Oops, my brain hurts. But yea I meant the drive...

Oops, my brain hurts. But yea I meant the drive side should be longer not shorter.

Ok I am going to stop thinking about this so hard and just ride the bike.
03-23-15, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,029
Posted By Aquakitty

Square taper bottom bracket weirdness: installed correctly but driveside shorter

Hi, I'm fixing up an older MTB, a Rocky Mountain Fusion from around 2003. It has a 73mm BB shell and requires a 110mm BB for the crank that comes with it. Anyways I put in a Shimano UN-52 110mm x...
07-19-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,465
Posted By Aquakitty

Wow this thread is still going after 4 years! I...

Wow this thread is still going after 4 years! I have learned a lot in the last 4 years. Not sure how I ever had this problem, lol.
07-12-14, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

Thanks for all your opinions. I guess my basic...

Thanks for all your opinions. I guess my basic worry is that the pain won't go away because I'm putting so much weight on it now. I mean I shouldn't have rode without padded shorts, but I rode a mere...
07-11-14, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

It's right on the sit-bones. I guess my main...

It's right on the sit-bones. I guess my main worry is that it won't go away. I really just want to get out and ride. My spouse can't jog with me do to foot problems so instead we've always cycled...
07-11-14, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

Well, fortunately spandex stretches up to 100%,...

Well, fortunately spandex stretches up to 100%, so I have some shorts that kind of fit.
07-11-14, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

Haha well I can't deny I want a new toy. But I'm...

Haha well I can't deny I want a new toy. But I'm trying to make sure I really need it not just want it, if that makes any sense. Maybe I'm just being a big baby about the butt pain.
07-11-14, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

I did ride this saddle for some long distances...

I did ride this saddle for some long distances and lots of miles on a tour and it was alright (~1.5 years ago). I'm sure my rear is wider now but the bike feels really good as far as wrist and arms,...
07-11-14, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

Like a bruising on the tender bits. I can feel it...

Like a bruising on the tender bits. I can feel it just sitting here. I'm sure it would get better with time but I don't know if I want to deal with it. I could resell the bent later but the market...
07-11-14, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

I think I would, because I can just get out and...

I think I would, because I can just get out and enjoy riding without thinking of my screaming body parts, but I don't know if it's $500 of enjoyment, lol. Like you said it might be better just to get...
07-11-14, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 922
Posted By Aquakitty

Trying to decide between recumbent and an upright. Opinions?

To make a long story short, I let myself get fat again but I'm ready to do something about it. I also quit cycling for a good period of time.

I have a decent road bike that fits me well. I have...
06-10-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Aquakitty

Oh my god I'm such an idiot. Ok I did the vise...

Oh my god I'm such an idiot. Ok I did the vise thing again turning the gaint-assed bike clockwise instead and it came loose. Thanks for getting me to rethink this. :thumb: I was turning it the wrong...
06-10-14, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Aquakitty

Huh, that's interesting. If I've been turning...

Huh, that's interesting. If I've been turning this dang thing the wrong way the whole time I will eat the bearings. I can't get my head around this, any advice? Unfortunately there are no markings on...
06-10-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Aquakitty

The bottom bracket cup from HELL! (removal help)

Edit: Solved, thanks hueyhoolihan.

Hi all,

I'm having a hell of a time with this one fixed BB cup.

I think it's a cheapo Schwinn bike. The removable cup on the left loosens...
09-26-12, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Aquakitty

I used the string technique to make sure of...

I used the string technique to make sure of alignment, best I can do at the moment. Wheel is equal on both sides. The chainline is poor because I have to use a wider BB or a MTB crank to have enough...
09-25-12, 09:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,237
Posted By Aquakitty

Derailleur hanger angle, does it make much difference?

I installed a generic dérailleur hanger (http://www.amazon.com/Sunrace-Index-Hanger-Shimano-Compatible/dp/B001PT8M8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1348628419&sr=8-1&keywords=sun+derailleur+hanger) on a bike...
Replies: 12
Views: 699
Posted By Aquakitty

That is amazing, someone really threw that in the...

That is amazing, someone really threw that in the dumpster? Now that is a nice find. BTW, what were you doing in the dumpster? :p Congrats on that beauty though.
Replies: 11
Views: 4,915
Posted By Aquakitty

Well its a great deal ... as long as it is...

Well its a great deal ... as long as it is around the size you think you need id buy it. If you hate it down the road, resell for a profit :)
Forum: Touring
09-09-12, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,083
Posted By Aquakitty

I have had an H-bar for some time... for most of...

I have had an H-bar for some time... for most of it, it has been sitting in the closet. They are a pain in the ass unless you use bar end shifters (or no shifters).

marlowe, they are the same...
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Aquakitty

Yea I know it only goes back 2 weeks, I have been...

Yea I know it only goes back 2 weeks, I have been monitoring for a while. Ok that makes sense I did not know that about the Bridgestone designer timeline. I read Sheldon Browns article but I didn't...
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Aquakitty

Reasonable asking price for my 1985 Bridgestone MB-1? All original

I have a 1985 Bridgestone MB-1, every last part on it is original (even the tires, heh). Frame 19". Paint has a few nicks, but bike was obviously not used for much mountain biking. I did some...
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By Aquakitty

That is one huge Macaroni! I just sold my...

That is one huge Macaroni! I just sold my Reynolds Macaroni frame (small size though) for $240. I think $300 - 350 for that whole thing would be reasonable given the huge size and lower end...
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Aquakitty

The Chorus has the same clip mount style but it...

The Chorus has the same clip mount style but it has a wrap around back plate, on mine the strap goes through the pedal and not that back piece.

EDIT: Ah ok, maybe I should read more. Apparently...
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Aquakitty

Help ID'ing Campagnolo pedals circa '85

Hey, just wondering if anyone knows what model/gruppo this pedal is. I checked velobase and none of them match. I did find one set of the same that sold on eBay but that seller did not know the group...
09-08-12, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By Aquakitty

I am about to PC 2 Raleigh Twenties, yours looks...

I am about to PC 2 Raleigh Twenties, yours looks awesome, nothing like creating your own lil masterpiece with the help of the powder coater :)
09-08-12, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17,408
Views: 2,664,360
Posted By Aquakitty

Well I must be in for a huge payday! I have an...

Well I must be in for a huge payday! I have an '85 Bridgestone MB-1. That would make it worth like........... 20 thousand dollars!

I have the urge to click best offer and offer 1c, but he/they...
09-07-12, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Aquakitty

I would say in your case, no... that kind of bike...

I would say in your case, no... that kind of bike is only worth it if you have a source of old parts and such and can redo it yourself cheap and actually enjoy it. Not many LBS would even want/be...
09-06-12, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,964
Posted By Aquakitty

Oh this is something that just started happening?...

Oh this is something that just started happening? Mine was like that out of the gate but with the middle gears. Yes it was the Nexus twist shifter and that fixed it, however in your case it could be...
09-05-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,048
Posted By Aquakitty

Hey there are many folders that cost more than...

Hey there are many folders that cost more than most people's bikes here I bet! Where do you get those powders? What happens when it rains?
09-05-12, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,088
Posted By Aquakitty

My Park bike stand is the most useful thing I own...

My Park bike stand is the most useful thing I own for bike work. On the cheap though, just buy a bike wall hook. I even found one that folds up against the wall when not in use, for 10 bux. The prob...
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