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09-22-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,168
Posted By Aquakitty

Hmm well (obviously) that ain't normal. Sounds...

Hmm well (obviously) that ain't normal. Sounds like you could have a connection issue to the battery. Maybe check all connections, and check where the battery itself connects to the battery mount. On...
08-05-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Aquakitty

Yea, It's aligned properly. That's why this is so...

Yea, It's aligned properly. That's why this is so strange. It's easy to align. I'm not a newbie to adjusting derailleurs or anything. It does this even worse with no singleator as well. So what could...
08-05-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Aquakitty

Yep. This is the exact chain:...

Yep. This is the exact chain: https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000AYFRV8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
08-05-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Aquakitty

Update: I put the proper sized bushing in and...

Update: I put the proper sized bushing in and it's still jumping.
08-05-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By Aquakitty

Chain "jumping" off rear cog (Sturmey-Archer IGH + Surly singleator)

Preface: I have a Surly singleator that I lost the bushing for, so I used bushings from a chain which are the exact width (but short). So first question is, is the bushing in the singleator supposed...
08-04-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,584
Posted By Aquakitty

Hi, I figured this thread is a good place...

Hi,

I figured this thread is a good place to post this. I also have one of the older Sturmey-Archer 8 speeds. After lacing this thing, setting it all up and other issues, I have it installed...
08-03-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,888
Posted By Aquakitty

Awesome, congrats! ...

Awesome, congrats!

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x281/helpfulreasonableisabellineshrike_size_restricted_825fa817af43f67f612e4dd83a937e96ca663f8d.gif
08-03-19, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Aquakitty

It's all good. I already ordered the shiz from...

It's all good. I already ordered the shiz from UK. I am in Okanagan, the reason I don't go to most bike shops is the extreme overpricing compared to Europe. Shimano gets away with it due to monopoly....
08-03-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,192
Posted By Aquakitty

Literally every top-to-mid-end bike has internal...

Literally every top-to-mid-end bike has internal cable housing. There's a Trek frame with a freaking toolbox in it (granted the tubing is wider than average, but still). If a bike can't handle a...
08-01-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Aquakitty

Oh cool, thanks for the tip. They don't seem to...

Oh cool, thanks for the tip. They don't seem to have anyone listed as dealers yet but maybe in time.
07-31-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Aquakitty

You are basically right, the brakes, just make...

You are basically right, the brakes, just make sure they are very tight with some thread locker. Unless you have an ebike motor you don't need a torque wrench to build a touring bike. Torque wrenches...
07-31-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Aquakitty

Well, actually, your post did help because for...

Well, actually, your post did help because for some reason I didn't think about orienting it in the horizontal position. After some trial-and-error I managed to position one of the torque arms to...
07-31-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Aquakitty

What do you mean by "rotate freely"? What...

What do you mean by "rotate freely"? What happened is, I installed it initially with the non-turn washers, but they don't hold the axle in place properly because there is no place to put them so they...
07-31-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Aquakitty

Am I SOL with my pre-2009 Sturmey-Archer X-RK8 and vertical dropouts?

Apparently, the bike I am trying to put this on has the worst vertical dropouts in the world. No matter what I do I can't get this hub into a position where I can use the non-turn washers.

1) Is...
06-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,387
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: 6,279
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: 6,279
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: 6,279
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: 6,279
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: 1,906
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: 27,971
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: 27,971
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: 819
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: 819
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: 572
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: 572
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: 4,713
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: 4,713
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: 4,713
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: 1,102
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: 426
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: 3,429
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: 3,429
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: 6,230
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 993
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: 682
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: 682
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: 682
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: 3,562
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: 3,562
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: 848
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.
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