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  1. ponytailmike

    Shimano 3CC coaster brake hub

    your cable isn't frozen up??? is it... if your cable is free and the knuckle joint is moving... my next step would be make sure it is adjusted properly... place the lever in 2nd or N (middle position)... look at the indicator window on the knuckle... their will be an N with a circle... the...
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    Some beginner questions about brakes.

    My personal favorite is the late 70’s Shimano disc brake… Down side… They need to be constantly and minutely adjusted… I check them prior to all rides and carry a 4 inch pair of channel lock pliers in my pocket… I picked up a sach rear drum brake last spring… Rode it over 125 miles last...
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    steering bearing race help

    i have encountered that problem before... i would use the schwinn race and make a brass bushing... i cut a thin strip the width of the race... then wrap it around the fork tube... mark the over lap... then cut it a little short... make two or three as needed... use a flat blade screwdriver to...
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    2004 stingray crank question

    not sure how that one was done... but i think you could use a track hub(freewheel thread on both sides) then using two 16 or 18 bmx freewheels(both the same size) spin the right side on as normal... the left side might be a little more tricky... spin it on backwards... so they both freewheel...
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    Cherry Bomb

    cman... For comparison here's Sheldon Browns gear inch chart... Made some assumptions (like tire size and crank length) Yours Gear chart using Gear Inches For 26 X 2.125 / 54-559 / MTB tire with 170 mm cranks and 22 tooth sprocket 44 / 22 7th 1.545 80.2 6th 1.335 69.3 5th 1.145 59.4 4th...
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    Cherry Bomb

    Thanks Everyone for the good reviews… She’s been real fun to ride… And a real head turner… The chainring and nexus 7 were both new… She’s geared 52/19… But first is great for climbing hills… :D And seventh is perfect for going down them really fast… 8) Then there’s still five other gears…...
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    Cherry Bomb

    Hey All… Hope everyone is well… Some of you may remember this Schwinn frame from the fresh finds… viewtopic.php?f=16&t=16398&p=165394&hilit=ponytailmike#p165394 Well… I can proudly say this 35 year old Schwinn frame… Is now an actual Bicycle… I dug out some of the parts that I had been...
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    Mack Jr (photochop??? 06*02*09)

    Hey everyone... Last night when i got home from work... I played with 2 photos in paint... You know... Just to get an idea... Just a thought.... We'll have to see... ponytailmike mike
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    Mack Jr (photochop??? 06*02*09)

    Mack Jr (more photos 05*31*09) As always hope everyone is doing well… Spent Saturday spraying down hinges and assessing My Mack Jr… I decided she is really ruff… But I think I can save her… I can tell she wants to rule the road again… The cab and door panels are all steel on wood frame… All the...
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    Mack Jr (photochop??? 06*02*09)

    Re: Mack Jr sensor if your talking just behind the cab??? no they were model A's... one had a motor and rear axle dropped through the roof... :( It went for $400... don't remember any la salle... i had bid on 6, maybe 7 cars that went for way more than i would have spent... almost think the...
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    Mack Jr (photochop??? 06*02*09)

    Mack Jr Went to an auction yesterday at an old salvage yard here in Liberty Mo… I was looking to buy one of the 150+ cars and trucks… I’ve been wanting to build an old rod for years… Just never had a chance… Well… Looks like I got my project… That's my Brother and his son in...
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    The Instigator new photos 05*25*09

    Hey all… It’s been a very productive this holiday weekend… Sprayed the frame and fork down with aircraft striper… Let the frame sit and scrubbed down with a nail brush… The aircraft striper works well… Just follow the directions it can be nasty stuff… And have the hose handy to wash down…...
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    The Instigator new photos 05*25*09

    Re: The Instigator new photos 05*19*09 Got her striped of parts... I'll strip the coats of paint in the next couple of days... ponytailmike mike
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    The Instigator new photos 05*25*09

    The Instigator new photos 051909 Well here we go… This is the frame I picked out… An old western flyer… I would guess late 40’s??? Built by Cleveland Welding Co… I started this bike in RRBO2… viewtopic.php?f=15&t=3437 I added these dropout extenders to make some 26x3.0 Just didn’t...
  15. ponytailmike

    New Departure 3 speed Conversion Kit

    the triplspeed is a beast all it's own... and yes there is all most no information on them... most has been lost in time... my best advice is to start by rebuilding the old new departure model D hub... as a single speed and make sure it works correctly... there's a brake down in the hub service...
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    got it for $20 dollars

    Hello All… Well I went to the ACME swap meet Saturday… Didn’t find a good frame for the build off… But I did get some good parts for this frame I found… A March of 1974 Schwinn frame… A 35 year old unbuilt 26 inch Schwinn cantilever frame… I couldn’t believe it… How could this frame...
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    The Instigator new photos 05*25*09

    Re: The Instigator Well let me tell you about it... Had a hard drive crash in my computer... Then after I got my computer fixed... I've been having problems with my DSL conection... Just got back on the net yesterday... As far as the photos... I'm holding off till this weekend... Got one more...
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    The Instigator new photos 05*25*09

    Hello everybody... Hope everyone has been well... The other night while I was eating breakfast at Waffle House after work... (I know... it sounds odd... i work 2nd shift and get off at 12:30...) mmmm...waffle I made a list of all the possible parts i could use... I carry a small pocket notebook...
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    BUILD OFF 4 DISCUSSION

    Oh i know the feeling.... :roll: I'm in also... with just a name no photos yet... I'll try to get some this weekend... ponytailmike mike
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    1970s Sears Disc Brake 10 spd. "ideas"

    Sweet... Here's another thought... viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3273&hilit=super+deluxe ponytailmike mike