Blu - Gal

Nov 17, 2018
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Remember high school math: Force = mass x acceleration.

Meaning, it takes as much braking power to stop a 100 lb. bike @ 5 mph, as a 50 lb. bike @ 10 mph, as a 25 lb. bike @ 20 mph.

I suggest brakes are the #1 safety device. (my $0.02)
I've been brainstorming about a rear break now . I think I,ll pack a
parachute in the trunk and use it like the Top Fuel car's do . o_O
 
Nov 17, 2018
875
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NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL.
Been working on the boring part of removing paint or rust on parts down to bare metal . I'll be surprised if we don't all end up with lead poisoning or rust lung ? One of the last parts is the 3 speed rear . Not much to it , but I still don't any signs of a existing rear break ? I have two worksman 26" front loader wheels on order for $100 off the Bay that I will try to use on these hubs ?
rusty rear.jpg
 
Nov 17, 2018
875
1,348
NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL.
Bikes are like wives sometimes they take over a whole project and
tell you what they want . Well Blu - Gal decided she didn't want
any muscle bike parts , but she wanted to age gracefully and keep
her classic Elgin appearance . So I stole more parts off her ratty sister . Then located a hard to find tank and curved fender stay , to add a little class . Cleaned up the rear axle and primed everything I could . Happy bike - happy garage ?
b g mock 1.jpg
 
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The Renaissance Man

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There's a real good how to thread around here somewhere about adding a spring to the seats... I'm pretty sure @The Renaissance Man posted it. It's a thing I need to do to a seat I have too. "Bottoms" out when I sit on it.

Carl. :crazy:
I can't take credit for that one, I first saw how @léocwc did it and then made my own variation based on his idea. Here's a link to my thread. And here's a link to his original thread (scroll to the bottom).
 

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