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07-26-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,078
Posted By restlessswind

2 year update

2 year update. The townie is still holding up quite well. It gets ridden on a lot of rough paths (baby heads and gravel equestrian paths) At least 2000 miles in total.
Battery is still handling the...
06-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By restlessswind

Step-Over Electra Townies

Ok, From the beginning, I always would squeam and squawk about these hideous looking bikes. However, I feel it is an acquired taste. First, I bought my wife a new Step-thru Towie Go (e-bike) a...
06-22-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By restlessswind

same as budget 7 speed MTB wheels. 130mm dropout...

same as budget 7 speed MTB wheels. 130mm dropout spacing. I believe all threaded 7sp freewheels are the same width hubs
05-28-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By restlessswind

And when they do, they are a neglected rusty mess...

And when they do, they are a neglected rusty mess or so personalized, that it isn't appealing. This is the 2nd one in 3 years that came available in my area. I had to have it. I sold my Electra Mod...
05-27-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By restlessswind

My ( new to me) Dyno Roadster

All original and kept indoors. Even the tires and tubes are original!...
05-06-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By restlessswind

Freehub will wobble...have play in the bearing...

Freehub will wobble...have play in the bearing surfaces
04-27-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By restlessswind

Thanks. Not to find a cheap bike with a nexuthub

Thanks. Not to find a cheap bike with a nexuthub
04-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By restlessswind

It's hard to find a 3i coaster on a 700c rim

It's hard to find a 3i coaster on a 700c rim
04-26-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By restlessswind

Looking for donor Nexus hub

Hey all,

Anybody have a shimano Nexus 3speed coaster brake hub SG-3C41, 120mm old/168mm axle length they have laying around? Specifically, I need the driver assembly, right locknut, , pushrod, ...
04-08-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 250
Posted By restlessswind

Found the impossible freehub body

So, I have a 2017 Surly Cross x Check and it came with (fake or outsourced) SRAM hubs. Model MTH-300. The freehub (started to wiggle causing a vibration to the pedals under high geared load So,...
10-20-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

I shift all the time. I get up to speed and...

I shift all the time. I get up to speed and cruise 24mph, no need to downshift on a flat ride.
10-20-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

Then I will not go 24 mph. That's the goal...to...

Then I will not go 24 mph. That's the goal...to go fast
10-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

Um, I wasn't talking about updating this bike. I...

Um, I wasn't talking about updating this bike. I am speaking of my next bike.
10-20-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

Um, I wasn't talking about updating this bike. I...

Um, I wasn't talking about updating this bike. I am speaking of my next bike.
10-16-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

Love all the feedback! I believe I have 32 spoke...

Love all the feedback! I believe I have 32 spoke wheels. It is a 9 speed drive train. The Alivio derailleur is working well. It's the cogs that wear, especially the hi gears, as well as ring gear....
10-15-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,822
Posted By restlessswind

Specialized Vado long term thoughts.

I bought a 2020 Vado 3 middle of last year. I now have over 4000 miles. I can say I'm not at all impressed with the way the drive drain wears. It wears out quick! I suggest a new chain every 800-900...
10-15-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,523
Posted By restlessswind

I've removed 2 frozen posts (steel frame, alum...

I've removed 2 frozen posts (steel frame, alum post). I tried the vertical hacksaw method and that got me nowhere! I eventually used lye. It worked. Took about 3 reapplications. I sealed all the...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,762
Posted By restlessswind

Mike's Bikes of Sacramento bad business practices

Ok, I am not a disgruntled customer. I am a concerned citizen. While standing in line for my order pickup, I overheard the conversation with the customer in front of me and the sales guy. The...
06-03-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,890
Posted By restlessswind

I only use a cheap, $5 combo cable lock. Why?...

I only use a cheap, $5 combo cable lock. Why? because I never leave my bike fully unattended. Why carry a bulky, heavy lock at a lunch stop? If I see someone scoping out my bike, I am on them like a...
06-03-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By restlessswind

V Brake cable boots

Why are they even there in the first place? In over 100 bikes, I've only seen 2 or 3 where the boots actually stay on the noodle. Why even bother?
Yes,I know the reason is to keep debris out of the...
06-01-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By restlessswind

You'd be hard pressed to find a replacement...

You'd be hard pressed to find a replacement spindle. But you should be able to find a cartridge bottom bracket assembly that should work at the bike shop.
06-01-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By restlessswind

Nobody has answered. I'll do my best. On road...

Nobody has answered. I'll do my best. On road bikes, I believe the rear dropout width is 126mm. I think you can use 6 or 7 speed cogs. 8 + speed 130mm on roadbikes.

MTB and hybrid bikes are...
05-19-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By restlessswind

I'm thinking a couple of stainless steel hose...

I'm thinking a couple of stainless steel hose clamps and a hard rubber or soft plastic sleeve to protect the blade. ya think?
05-19-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 165
Posted By restlessswind

Brake arm clamp

I apologize to anyone that already read this thread in the Cruisers section. I should have posted in here first
I just bought an Electra Mod (British racing heritage model) and it has a S-A drum...
05-19-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,892
Posted By restlessswind

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is...

I will say this: Nothing beats a bike that is COMFORTABLE. If you love your bike and sell it, I guarantee you will regret it. It's a lot of work and expense to get a new bike .....jussstt...
05-19-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 175
Posted By restlessswind

Brake arm clamp

I just bought an Electra Mod (British racing heritage model) and it has a S-A drum brake up front (aftermarket). It works great, but the band that secures the torque arm is too narrow. The fork blade...
05-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By restlessswind

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge....

I would maybe change the pivot angle a smidge. Personally padding loss may require a tweak. That or the saddle foam has broke down. It may not look fatigued, but the cellular structure might be. 2...
05-15-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By restlessswind

It's my wife's Electra Townie Go 7d.. It has an...

It's my wife's Electra Townie Go 7d.. It has an over-sized axle shaft and nut. 18mm head. and I think it's a 12mm shaft.
I have a Specialized Vado with a thru-axle. We want to take the dog with us.
05-14-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By restlessswind

Trailers?

Hey all,

Anybody know of a trailer with a hitch that will fit the rear axle of ebikes. Most ebikes have a wider axle and nut than conventional bikes. The axle mounts I run into are not wide...
05-11-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,501
Posted By restlessswind

Rim brakes are my preferred brake in dry road...

Rim brakes are my preferred brake in dry road conditions. When dry, they are solid and easy to deal with. Disc brakes are at an advantage for MTB as the rim gets in the mud. Disc's stay clean. Discs...
05-03-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 130
Posted By restlessswind

Disc brakes conversation questions

Hey there, I have an bike with mechanical discs. I want to convert to hydraulic. I have a set of calipers and levers, some Shimano BR-M300 (Acera). Question is, I need to replace the lines to make...
03-13-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By restlessswind

I have never had any issues with Turney and Altus...

I have never had any issues with Turney and Altus gear, and I have dealt with dozens of bikes with them equipped. They don't work well under continuous heavy load shifting, but the typical...
03-12-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By restlessswind

With hub drive motors, the specs on gear shifting...

With hub drive motors, the specs on gear shifting doesn't matter. The motor torque is after the chain drive. Turney and Altus fare well. It certainly does matter for mid drives though
03-10-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,992
Posted By restlessswind

I also say buy a used bike. We have to replace...

I also say buy a used bike. We have to replace growing kids bikes about every year anyways. With a little bit of patience, you can find a like new bike for 20% of the retail price or less. And don't...
03-10-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,634
Posted By restlessswind

Ross was not dept store brand. It is a low-end...

Ross was not dept store brand. It is a low-end bike shop brand, and isn't pure garbage. They actually made some mid-range bikes too. I think the Grand Tour was an entry level 10 speed.
If it were a...
03-10-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,565
Posted By restlessswind

I would get it with gears too. I highly...

I would get it with gears too.
I highly recommend these freewheels (when you can find them) as they have the 11 tooth high cog...that helps preventthe bike from overpowering the rider....
03-06-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By restlessswind

I'm looking for a "Goldilocks" saddle. I have...

I'm looking for a "Goldilocks" saddle. I have tried a Brooks B-67---too hard. I tried an Electra XL. Comfortable, but too creeky. I tried a Selle Royal Drifter and Firmstrong Bubble (OEM) saddle were...
03-04-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By restlessswind

Where to get cruiser saddles?

Yes, I know the LBS or Amazon has their staples, So does Wallyworld with a Bell or Schwinn cheapie, but I'm looking for the heavy duty, concave, comfy, double sprung, bolstered faux leather type...
03-04-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By restlessswind

Please delete

Please Delete
03-02-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,930
Posted By restlessswind

It's irrelevant for me. My tastes change on a...

It's irrelevant for me. My tastes change on a weekly basis. I like all types of bikes. Currently, I own a Surly Cross Check setup as a hybrid, a Specialized Vado (ebike), and a stretch beach cruiser.
03-02-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,412
Posted By restlessswind

It was July 5 1974. (My grandpa observed me the...

It was July 5 1974. (My grandpa observed me the day before riding a toddler bike after I removed the training wheels). I received a new Kmart All-Pro. It was a 20" high rise, red fade to white. The...
12-30-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,888
Posted By restlessswind

this may work... ...

this may work...
https://www.bikeberry.com/bbr-tuning-dual-springer-disk-brake-monarch-bicycle-fork.html
12-30-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,095
Posted By restlessswind

I don't see any safety issues with pedalec bikes...

I don't see any safety issues with pedalec bikes on my day to day on the MUP. The biggest hazzards are passers not giving a signal, especially on blind curves. I ride a Class 3 pedalec and I am...
12-20-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By restlessswind

They would be better is they had springs and not...

They would be better is they had springs and not elastomers. I can't do the elastomers.
Electra's XL wide double sprung from the special edition bikes are pretty comfy. They are available ala carte
12-19-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,048
Posted By restlessswind

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent,...

OEM cruiser saddles are often pretty decent, especially Felt. Ones with double coil springs and a concave cushion seem to work best for me (on cruisers)
Give your saddle a chance. Play with the...
12-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,396
Posted By restlessswind

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0... ...

Just updating the review of my 2020 Vado 3.0...

I've hit the 2000 mile mark. I still have a quiet chain and haven't needed to lube it yet. After the initial break-in of the spoke true, I haven't...
12-06-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,232
Posted By restlessswind

Jenson just sold an item as described. Not going...

Jenson just sold an item as described. Not going to boycott if you didn't like what they sent you. Your beef should be with the manufacturer.
11-13-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,415
Posted By restlessswind

It's all a matter of preference. Why not research...

It's all a matter of preference. Why not research the cost of replacement tires and see if the fat tire is an option for you? 2.x" balloon tires aren't bad to ride on either.
I've never mounted a 4"...
10-24-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,756
Posted By restlessswind

I smoked for about 34 years (quit a couple of...

I smoked for about 34 years (quit a couple of times, in the latter 6 years of that). I actually started riding daily before the last relapse. The relapse lasted for about 6 months (last year even). I...
10-24-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,272
Posted By restlessswind

Raleigh was just until recently a staple at many...

Raleigh was just until recently a staple at many LBS's. They've changed their marketing to Amazon sales now. Same bikes, but no pro assembly. Just so you know, bikes shipped to your door in a carton...
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