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Old 05-15-2012, 01:45 PM   #48916
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Butterflies are made from depleted uranium these days? Yikes!

nah...if you'll notice, the butterfly's colors are black and gold...thats a Pittsburgh butterfly...internationally recognized as the toughest motherhumpers in the world of fluttering insects...
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:21 PM   #48917
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Tar Hallow trail ride Thursday too! I'm planning on being there around 11am to mess around the parking lot area. I've got a buddy that hopes to meet us there. He'll be trailering his dirtbike. We'll both be headed out around 4pm.

I'm out for Hangingrock. I work Saturday and this Sunday's still up in the air.

I can say... after thoroughly scrubbing in my Kenda 270 (200 miles of pavement, and 50 miles of trails) the Shinko 244 works drastically better on-road; hands down, no question, WAY better. I locked the Kenda up with ease yesterday when a light turned yellow in front of me at about 45 mph. I wouldn't even have considered it a panic stop, just some hard braking. Then coming home through my favorite S curve I successfully slid the back tire through a corner. It would've been awesome had it been planned, but as it was... a bit terrifying. It's not squirmy anymore; the miles (and scrubbing in) took care of that. Now it's simply lacking in raw traction. Bummer! Track-Master or T-63 next... whenever that may be.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:04 PM   #48918
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Tar Hallow trail ride Thursday too! I'm planning on being there around 11am to mess around the parking lot area. I've got a buddy that hopes to meet us there. He'll be trailering his dirtbike. We'll both be headed out around 4pm.

I'm out for Hangingrock. I work Saturday and this Sunday's still up in the air.

I can say... after thoroughly scrubbing in my Kenda 270 (200 miles of pavement, and 50 miles of trails) the Shinko 244 works drastically better on-road; hands down, no question, WAY better. I locked the Kenda up with ease yesterday when a light turned yellow in front of me at about 45 mph. I wouldn't even have considered it a panic stop, just some hard braking. Then coming home through my favorite S curve I successfully slid the back tire through a corner. It would've been awesome had it been planned, but as it was... a bit terrifying. It's not squirmy anymore; the miles (and scrubbing in) took care of that. Now it's simply lacking in raw traction. Bummer! Track-Master or T-63 next... whenever that may be.



Same results here.

Running 244s on the miniceptor. I call it the rails to trails tire..
270s are like butta'. I'll be lucky to get 3k from the rear. Of course I'm running synthetic oil and dyna beads
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Old 05-15-2012, 06:52 PM   #48919
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This sounds like a good deal for someone!

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Old 05-16-2012, 05:55 AM   #48920
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Mike / Matt,

I am out for Perry... got a second subpoena for Thursday afternoon.

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Old 05-16-2012, 07:00 AM   #48921
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This is how bad accidents happen. Coming home from dinner last night just after full darkness. Buzzing along at a pretty good clip on my small 1.5 lane wide country road...less than a 1/2 mile from my house.

This was in the road....not on the side of the road....in the middle, on its side.



First thought was (since my road is a bicycle route) oh shit, some body has been hit by a car. I do a quick u-turn, scan for blood / body & other accident indicators and push it out of the road.

Went home grabbed my truck and a big light and went back to take a closer look.

No chain....looks like it had not been ridden for a while.....my guess is it fell out of a truck on the way to the scrap yard.

I tossed it in the truck, and drug it home. At first I thought it might have been sorta cool, but it is a POS.......I guess I'll let my scrap guy have it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:31 AM   #48922
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At first I thought it might have been sorta cool, but it is a POS.......
Of course it is.

It's French, after all.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:41 AM   #48923
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I tossed it in the truck, and drug it home. At first I thought it might have been sorta cool, but it is a POS.......I guess I'll let my scrap guy have it.
Come on between that and tandem you gotta be able to fab up something cool. I see the KE motor fitting onto it just fine
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:16 AM   #48924
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Come on between that and tandem you gotta be able to fab up something cool. I see the KE motor fitting onto it just fine

I need to dump the tandem too.

Man, I have not had time to even wash one of my cars in 9 months.....seriously.....when I do not have time for a simple project I am never going to have time for a "real project"
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:20 AM   #48925
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Is that one of those West Coast Choppers that I hear so much about?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:52 AM   #48926
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SWEET! A mixte stuck to a trike rear. You'd thought the guy/gal would have at least taken the rear brake caliper off. Scott, that shifter set brazed on or clamped? There aren't too many companies making chromoly mixte frames any more.



Found a set of radiators for the 640 made from recycled beer cans for $135 new. Thanks to all you drunkards out there, I'll have her up and running sooner than I expected.

In case any of you ever have the need to get home without calling for help...

Bypass surgery, out of one...







and over the offending unit and back into the system...






There was actually no flow through that hose but I needed a way to fill the system and plug the holes so this worked best. Next time, now that I know it works, I'm carving plugs from wood and just blocking the thing up and filling it while it lays on it's side.



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Old 05-16-2012, 12:42 PM   #48927
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Shoot it is hard to find ANYthing chromoly at all. I really wanted an Ibis or Fat Chance ChroMo, but never got around to finding one. I almost bought a Bianchi grizzly, but it was $$$ out of my budget.

Right now I have a Klein Attitude and a Specialized Robauix, but I think both of them are way too stiff.

That Peugeot is headed for the trash unless someone wants it.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #48928
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Trying to figure out why the forum has been so quiet the last few days, then it hit me. BuildIt and Indypup have been keeping a low profile. Where are you guys?
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:19 PM   #48929
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Trying to figure out why the forum has been so quiet the last few days, then it hit me. BuildIt and Indypup have been keeping a low profile. Where are you guys?
I wasn't going to say anything... but I figured some folks must've got banned or something! We went from a few pages a day to just a few posts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:31 PM   #48930
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Trying to figure out why the forum has been so quiet the last few days, then it hit me. BuildIt and Indypup have been keeping a low profile. Where are you guys?
I've made a few posts but I was wondering if the KLR got the best of Luke? ;)
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