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Captain Awesome

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Aug 9, 2012
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While digging through totes and parts caches looking for a spare Retro Ryder for @kingfish254 , I managed to find the Profile adapter I need for my stem conversion and the grips I didn't know I needed :bigsmile: Rather than my usual Vans waffle Cult grips on most of my bikes, I'll try these lock ons and see how they do

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The adapter is more than a snug fit in the fork I got from @macncheese so I'll probably have to shave down the adapter a few thousandths
 
While digging through totes and parts caches looking for a spare Retro Ryder for @kingfish254 , I managed to find the Profile adapter I need for my stem conversion and the grips I didn't know I needed :bigsmile: Rather than my usual Vans waffle Cult grips on most of my bikes, I'll try these lock ons and see how they do

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The adapter is more than a snug fit in the fork I got from @macncheese so I'll probably have to shave down the adapter a few thousandths

BOSS cruisers use a BMX .833 quill. I guess thats 21.1mm and the adapters are usually 22.2mm
 
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Feb 20, 2018
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BOSS cruisers use a BMX .833 quill. I guess thats 21.1mm and the adapters are usually 22.2mm
I had a similar experience and in my case wasn't the fork because I have two 22 mm adaptors and one of them was a perfect fit, (as well as the 22 mm quill stems I tried just to make sure), while the other needed a little convincing. Manufacturing tolerancies, I guess, so even with the right part it is not always roses when it comes to these adaptors.
 
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May 20, 2009
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I bought one of those sandblasting kits that plagues my FB feed. Arrived yesterday, pretty simple setup, the chrome wand replaces the sprayer tip and has a symphon on the end that leads to your abrasive material. Honestly, can’t believe that hasn’t happened before now. Once my weekend ‘chores’ are over I’m gonna try it out. Plan is to blast the Humpster frame and chainring. May even do a video if it actually works. I’ll be using standard play sand.



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Apr 18, 2015
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I bought one of those sandblasting kits that plagues my FB feed. Arrived yesterday, pretty simple setup, the chrome wand replaces the sprayer tip and has a symphon on the end that leads to your abrasive material. Honestly, can’t believe that hasn’t happened before now. Once my weekend ‘chores’ are over I’m gonna try it out. Plan is to blast the Humpster frame and chainring. May even do a video if it actually works. I’ll be using standard play sand.



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I bought a cheapo 30 buck blaster off the bay years ago. I've only used the coal slag that TSC sells, but it works pretty well. A bit of a slow process with a small tank compressor, but it still does the job.

I am interested in seeing how your setup works.
 
Mar 26, 2012
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BOSS cruisers use a BMX .833 quill. I guess thats 21.1mm and the adapters are usually 22.2mm
Ah ha. @macncheese is out there! Come join the fun, dude. Your OJ Award winning build from way back when is still one of my favorites of all time. Repeat performance? :nerd:
 

Captain Awesome

Lord of Irrelevance
Aug 9, 2012
2,405
3,698
Sunny SC coast
I bought one of those sandblasting kits that plagues my FB feed. Arrived yesterday, pretty simple setup, the chrome wand replaces the sprayer tip and has a symphon on the end that leads to your abrasive material. Honestly, can’t believe that hasn’t happened before now. Once my weekend ‘chores’ are over I’m gonna try it out. Plan is to blast the Humpster frame and chainring. May even do a video if it actually works. I’ll be using standard play sand.



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