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Bimble 06-05-2009 08:22 AM

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Originally Posted by VespaFitz
I'm teasing you guys. :lol3

:rofl

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Originally Posted by VespaFitz
It's all hills around here. Yesterday was a tough one, but it was a beautiful ride. I'd sure like another bike, but I just can't afford it right now, and I've certainly made good use of the bike I have.

Katie's out of school now, so I may start riding back and forth a couple of days a week again, too.

Yer going to kick some ass after doing all those hills. All the guys doing level rides are going to wonder what just blew by them.

"I swear to God, all I saw was a flash of horn-rims, plaid, and mutton-chops!"

:lol3

I have to search 'em out or do real short loops to get that kind of work-out but it is totally worth the effort.

rbrsddn 06-05-2009 05:26 PM

Hills definitely kick my ass, but they are good for me. Tomorrow will be a 35 miler with some long, steep climbs. I have to lose a few lbs so my Vanson zipper doesn't derail.:1drink

flip18436572 06-06-2009 05:48 AM

Going to play music on the Wabash Trace bicycle rail trail this afternoon and then play again for the people raising money to keep it going in the evening. Was supposed to be at softball all day, but that didn't workout because of the rain north of us.

Maybe I will take the camera and get some pictures. Probably not.

Gummee! 06-06-2009 07:16 AM

Did I tell y'all that I got my box o' fun in from VA? Well, I did. Rival shifters and generic brakes = working bicycle again. Now all I gotta do is put Rival on in place of D/A and I'll be happier again. Yeah, I know... D/A coming off and Rival going on?! :norton Well, it'll make it easier in the long run if all the parts match. Seems that if I sell, people don't quite understand 'mechanics' specials.' :nono

I'm haring the hash today AND tomorrow PM, as well as having a Camaro that needs a fuel pump replaced. I'm lucky to get in short runs, much less rides right now. Next week, that *should* change. :nod

As a note to y'all that have F-Bodies: the fuel pump does go bad and you hafta drop the rear axle, remove the exhaust, etc. to get the tank out to get to the top of it, where the stuff lives. :norton Who ever designed THAT POS needs to be shot!

M

vfr700 06-06-2009 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
Did I tell y'all that I got my box o' fun in from VA? Well, I did. Rival shifters and generic brakes = working bicycle again. Now all I gotta do is put Rival on in place of D/A and I'll be happier again. Yeah, I know... D/A coming off and Rival going on?! :norton Well, it'll make it easier in the long run if all the parts match. Seems that if I sell, people don't quite understand 'mechanics' specials.' :nono

I'm haring the hash today AND tomorrow PM, as well as having a Camaro that needs a fuel pump replaced. I'm lucky to get in short runs, much less rides right now. Next week, that *should* change. :nod

As a note to y'all that have F-Bodies: the fuel pump does go bad and you hafta drop the rear axle, remove the exhaust, etc. to get the tank out to get to the top of it, where the stuff lives. :norton Who ever designed THAT POS needs to be shot!

M

Are you going to replace the pump yourself? That sounds like a good weekend project.....although ample amounts of beer would help move things along.

Vance 06-06-2009 11:27 AM

Purdy neato:
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Gummee! 06-06-2009 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by vfr700
Are you going to replace the pump yourself? That sounds like a good weekend project.....although ample amounts of beer would help move things along.

Yeah, don't have a choice. Don't have the $$ to pay someone to do it. :nah Its SPEN-DEE to get the rear end off, etc. Lots of hours.

Got a buddy coming over Mon to help me. Hopefully, we'll have her buttoned back up Mon afternoon/evening. :thumb

M

soewe812 06-06-2009 05:48 PM

Figger out where the port in the top of the tank is and just cut a hole in the floor pan under the seat. Wont even hafta drain the tank then. There might even be an access port like Honda does if yer lucky.

Gummee! 06-07-2009 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by soewe812
Figger out where the port in the top of the tank is and just cut a hole in the floor pan under the seat. Wont even hafta drain the tank then. There might even be an access port like Honda does if yer lucky.

Access port. Yeah right! :razor Don't think so! :nono

If it was MY car, I'd be all over that access port cutting thing. Problem is, its HER car... :nono has been said to cutting the floor.

Oh well. May hafta find someone to weld up the exhaust when I'm done. :nod

M

DieselTwin 06-07-2009 02:35 PM

Any good web site ?:earShoping for bike.Thanx bois

Oznerol 06-07-2009 05:41 PM

A great weekend in the Kingdom
 
So we spent the weekend at Kingdom Trails in East Burke, VT, and had a great time. The weather was perfect and the trails were mostly dry. I felt like I got in more time on the trails on this trip than on any of my previous trips up there, hit every trail that I'd learned to love on previous trips (some multiple times), and learned to love some new ones, as well.

7-8 hours on the bike yesterday, about 3 today, my legs feel like rubber bands. And I still wish I'd hit a few more singletrack loops before we stopped, today.

Gummee! 06-08-2009 08:16 AM

You wouldn't think haring a trail for 2-ish miles 2 days straight isn't that bad, but bowy howdy do my legs ache! Between the scouting, the haring, and etc. I'm done running for a few days. :nod

I have my 'new' bike built up, so maybe I'll spin easy tomorrow.

M

Bimble 06-08-2009 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by DieselTwin
Any good web site ?:earShoping for bike.Thanx bois

www.mtbr.com has lots of reviews if you are looking for a mountain bike.

Too actually buy a bike, I'd go to your local shop.

pierce 06-08-2009 10:13 AM

hey, drifting sideways... a friend mentioned in an email that he has a 3-speed internal hub folder, and the shifting chain is broken... the -only- three speed hubs I can seem to find online (sheldonbrown) are sturmey archer, all the others are 4 speed, 7 speed, etc. does anyone know if that little shifter chain is one size fits all? its been a long long LONG time since I've worked on one of those, and I'd like to try and fix his bike this weekend...

Gummee! 06-08-2009 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by pierce
hey, drifting sideways... a friend mentioned in an email that he has a 3-speed internal hub folder, and the shifting chain is broken... the -only- three speed hubs I can seem to find online (sheldonbrown) are sturmey archer, all the others are 4 speed, 7 speed, etc. does anyone know if that little shifter chain is one size fits all? its been a long long LONG time since I've worked on one of those, and I'd like to try and fix his bike this weekend...

IIRC they're same same, but I'm not positive

if you have yer LBS check QBP and/or J&B, they should be able to get something that'll work. J&B is prolly a better bet.

M


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