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Thats a nice looking bike
Cheers took it for a spin today, and have to say these crancks peddle a bit tighter, if that makes any sense ?
For some reason the bike runs lighter, it must be the better bearings now I get more mileage per sandwich
Looks good with the new parts.
I know, those crancks make a difference.
Specialy like the valve caps.
Black with silver flake halflink chain mounted
I've put the straight line of this halflink chain on the inside, but do wonder: is there general agreement about which way a halflink chain should be put on ?
I just put it on my bike best way I think it looks, with straight lines on the inside and all roundness on the outside please let me know if I've put it on right side up or not, or if it's reversed like this I do dig the look though, reminds me of tanktracks...
Those halflink chains are cool. I doubt the direction matters too much.
Did you paint the chain?
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
I bought these chains like this, painted and all. Only to find out the paint on the inner chainlink rings is gone after 2 kms. You can see the paintbits on the sprocket and cranck. Never mind the obvious, I think it still looks cool. I just hope it stays cool for a few years, without chipping and weathering on the outside...these chains ain't cheap. I only needed chain #2 for 20 links or so.
Last edited by Ace on Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:16 am, edited 1 time in total.
This are very nice chains.
I don't know if it matters how you put these chains on.
But when i should put it on my bike.
I would put it the other way,because i like the smooth look on the outside more.
I tried both sides up before I closed the link. What made me decide like I did was, the front sprocket + chain look like a chainsaw now ready to cut some air
Thanks for showing me Jack.
Been eyeballing my Basman for a while now, and decided not to checker the fenders, too much going on if I did.
Instead I used just a small piece on a more subtle place:
Might be a simple racing decal, but it just added 5 mph to my topspeed
That chain is on wrong. 1/2 links are designed to give better wheel placement options on BMX bikes with short dropouts and small gears (25/9 etc.) The curved part is supposed to fit the shape of the sprocket and the flat side is flat so that it doesn't hang up on grinds. The kind of riding you do on a cruiser it's probably not the end of the world to leave it like that. I'd flip it around the right way though.
I hear ya, Rhalf from Chopperdome also pointed out the round side gives better placement on the sprocket, but everything is perfectly lined out, I have no problems there. I prefer this look for now, but might change it round while I take the forks apart for powdercoating soon.
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