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Old 11-12-2007, 04:23 PM   #7516
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Hey Gummee,

What is the chain deflection supposed to be on an old bike like this?
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:25 PM   #7517
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Here it is complete. I forgot the chain guard and decided to take a few new pictures. They really are not good, when I reduce them to fit here, but good enough for everyone to see it.

That is one pretty bike! I'd love to take it for a spin around the block.
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:44 PM   #7518
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Thanks Queen. My wife really wanted me to keep the bike for her also, but I had already bought her a new Jamis for her to ride. I would really like to find an old setup for a mens and womens to restore like I did this one for her and I to ride around on for fun also. We have two new comfort bikes, but an old bike would be fun to ride around on though.

BTW, this is a very short bike, as my knees were hitting the bars when I was making sure everything worked fine.
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:09 PM   #7519
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Thanks Queen. My wife really wanted me to keep the bike for her also, but I had already bought her a new Jamis for her to ride. I would really like to find an old setup for a mens and womens to restore like I did this one for her and I to ride around on for fun also. We have two new comfort bikes, but an old bike would be fun to ride around on though.

BTW, this is a very short bike, as my knees were hitting the bars when I was making sure everything worked fine.
Sure is a beaut. The "short bike" visual makes me think of the one and only time I tried to ride SWMBO's bike...I looked ridiculous with my knees sticking out sideways.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:09 PM   #7520
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Sounds like the old "adult tricycle races" we had when we were drinking. At least we didn't get too hurt falling the short distance off of the tricycles. I did however have to fix three tricycles the next morning, and none of them were my kids'.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:20 AM   #7521
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Hey Gummee,

What is the chain deflection supposed to be on an old bike like this?
Nothing. Chain's supposed to be straight.

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Old 11-13-2007, 04:40 AM   #7522
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Nothing. Chain's supposed to be straight.

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That is what I was afraid of. I will tighten it up when I see the bike again in the spring.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:42 AM   #7523
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That is what I was afraid of. I will tighten it up when I see the bike again in the spring.
You take the hubs apart then not get the spacers right or is the wheel just cocked sideways in the frame?

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:08 AM   #7524
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You take the hubs apart then not get the spacers right or is the wheel just cocked sideways in the frame?

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The wheel is centered and runs true in the frame, I just didn't make the chain tight, as I thought I should have some slack/deflection in the chain. There are two adjustment bolts that have a lot of travel left in them, I just didn't want to have anything too tight. The bike probably won't get ridden anyway, but I will make sure it gets adjusted before she would ride it. I posted it on another forum and they said the chain needed to be tightened up, and I was just checking with you to make sure that it needed to be straight, but not too tight.

Why are you up, it is daylight?
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:14 AM   #7525
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The wheel is centered and runs true in the frame, I just didn't make the chain tight, as I thought I should have some slack/deflection in the chain. There are two adjustment bolts that have a lot of travel left in them, I just didn't want to have anything too tight. The bike probably won't get ridden anyway, but I will make sure it gets adjusted before she would ride it. I posted it on another forum and they said the chain needed to be tightened up, and I was just checking with you to make sure that it needed to be straight, but not too tight.

Why are you up, it is daylight?
My sleep schedule's ALL hosed up. Nope, it ain't daylight. It all started Thurs when I slept till 1700. Fri wasn't much better. Sat we were up till 0200 getting one of Stick Me's HS buds drunker'n sh!t. Slept till 1100, then drove home. Was asleep by 2000 and up again at 0100. Last nite: asleep at 1800 and awake at 0200. Tonite thru next Thurs AM, I'm workin 2000 to 0600, so being awake at all hours of the nite ain't a big deal. I WILL hafta take a nap at some point today tho.

AFA chains being tight, there's a fine line between too slack and too tight. The two sets of gears are never 100% round, so ya gotta make room for the eccentricities. There needs to be a little slack at the tightest spot, but not so loose the whole thing falls off. It'll take a little playing with.

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Old 11-13-2007, 05:31 AM   #7526
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My sleep schedule's ALL hosed up. Nope, it ain't daylight. It all started Thurs when I slept till 1700. Fri wasn't much better. Sat we were up till 0200 getting one of Stick Me's HS buds drunker'n sh!t. Slept till 1100, then drove home. Was asleep by 2000 and up again at 0100. Last nite: asleep at 1800 and awake at 0200. Tonite thru next Thurs AM, I'm workin 2000 to 0600, so being awake at all hours of the nite ain't a big deal. I WILL hafta take a nap at some point today tho.

AFA chains being tight, there's a fine line between too slack and too tight. The two sets of gears are never 100% round, so ya gotta make room for the eccentricities. There needs to be a little slack at the tightest spot, but not so loose the whole thing falls off. It'll take a little playing with.

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Sorry, it is daylight here, so I thought it might be in Colorado.

I will double check everything when I go there in the spring to work on his house some more. It worked fine with me riding it up and down the short driveway, but I didn't push it at all.
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:08 AM   #7527
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HO-LEE COW!!

Talk about spendy!!



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Old 11-13-2007, 06:12 AM   #7528
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HO-LEE COW!!

Talk about spendy!!



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That costs more than my first three motorcycles combined!
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:15 AM   #7529
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That costs more than my first three motorcycles combined!
I knew this sport/hobby was expensive, but DANG!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:40 AM   #7530
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I knew this sport/hobby was expensive, but DANG!!!!!!!!!
Some of them vintage doods are just nucking futs!

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