what did you do to your bike(s) today???

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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby junkyarddog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:52 pm

thinned out my boneyard and discovered I have enough parts to build another bike
2013 GT eggressor- summer commuter bike
97 specialized rockhopper-SS winter commuter
roadmaster mtn sport 24"- wifes
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:15 pm

replaced the cables on the schwinn
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby jamms » Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:34 am

I broke off the back half of my front fender on the Hatchet. I put on a new wheelset and cassette on the Hatchet yesterday. WTB Freeride 29 Dual Duty's with Shimano hubs. Shimano 7 speed cassette and spacer, 13-34 T. I took it out last night for a ride after the temp got down to 103 or so and dropped the chain 3 times. Adjusted the RD and went out this morning, nice and crisp shifts except for indexing the #4 sprocket on an upshift. It hits 4 fine on the downshift. I don't know if its just a sticky cable or what, but no dropped chains and all other gears are right on. So I snapped the fender off hopping over the stupid landscape rails in my front yard, dang it.

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I put some low tread tires on the old wheels too.

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And some fenders on the Network , I am really liking this bike around the neighborhood and paved trails.

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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby CatDaddy » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:18 pm

Been a while since i posted :P Put new handlebars on bike thursday. I was having trouble in that after about 30-45 mins of riding my hands were going to sleep and wrists were uncomfortable, apparently i lean on my hands while riding. I was gonna order a taller hndlbar stem but mechanic at LBS recommended i try taller bars first and that saved me $10. So now i have these taller bars which are also about 8" wider so i am adjusting, trying brakes and gear changers at diff. widths on bars, but hands/wrists are now more comfortable.
Also in past weeks have put on new free-wheel, tires, chain and installed some new bearings.
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby nick_n_ii » Sun Jul 05, 2015 3:57 pm

Not today, but Friday I broke the rear derailer and bought a new one.
I ordered new trigger shifters, new grips and new wider tires last night as well..
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby 6sharky9 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:48 pm

Installed some new brake rotors and lost a little rotating mass in the process.
2014 Motobecane 550HT (work in progress)
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby junkyarddog » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:15 pm

installed some bar tape and new brake pads on the schwinn....... also removed the kickstand.... wasnt working very well and I read that ditching the kickstand removes around a pound off the bike
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roadmaster mtn sport 24"- wifes
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby jasnooks » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:46 pm

On my commuter:
Cleaned and greased pedals.
Torqued crank arms again.
Cleaned and lubed both derailer's, chain and sprockets.
Cleaned brake pads and rims with alcohol to stop the "honking" noise.
Disassembled and greased seat to hopefully stop a creaking noise.
Cleaned all the grease off the seat, lol.
Filled water bottle and put in fridge for tomorrow morning's ride.
Good to go for another week..
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby junkyarddog » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:43 pm

found out the drop bars on the schwinn are bent, so I started a conversion to MTB riser bars
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97 specialized rockhopper-SS winter commuter
roadmaster mtn sport 24"- wifes
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Re: what did you do to your bike(s) today???

Postby junkyarddog » Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:51 pm

finished my handlebar conversion..... cost...FREE... had everything I needed in my parts bin
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roadmaster mtn sport 24"- wifes
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