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  • 120 is standard track spacing. If you have a good local bike shop with frame straightening tools they could space it to fit the x. 15mm's should be okay, but it's a lot of space to add without the right tools. ------------------------------ On Mon, May 27, 2013 9:06 PM MDT rdstreet wrote: >Thanks for the responses. > >I just measured my rear dropout the best I can with the wheel...
    TeamJT May 27, 2013
  • I think you are dead on with your assessment about the suitability of your bike for conversion. If you were to convert you may want to keep the front end as is, wheel, brake and all. Now it gets interesting for the rear. U-Brakes have higher bosses than any other rim brake (unless you have some old Suntour powercams laying around). As a result your rear brake will not work even if...
    TeamJT May 27, 2013
  • That's a pretty small photo. I guess there is a light mount there, but at least on my browser I can't see much. --- In rootsradicals@^$1, "Rocket Launcher" wrote: > > http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/1425073/tn/1902074092/name/lightmountxtracy\ > cle.jpg is where it is (so no, this isn't spam ;)) >
    jtrops Mar 22, 2013
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  • I may not understand exactly what you are trying to do, so forgive me if this is off base. There may be a reason the project you saw os difficult to find. Your description reminds me of the Trek/Fisher which got some mixed reviews due to the amount of rack extending past the rear wheel. Once loaded it makes the front end very light and the whole bike becomes skittish. Add to that...
    jtrops Jan 26, 2013
  • A sound solution would be to use a BMX double bolt seatpost clamp that is designed for frames with 22.2 seatposts. This is an old school piece and as such not easy to find anymore, but as luck would have it, very cheap when you do. These clamps have an inside diameter of 25.4 (more like 25.6), and can be opened a bit with a screwdriver to fit around the frame tube. After you get...
    jtrops Dec 19, 2012
  • I use square taper cranks, but if I was in your shoes I'd go with a King bb. They are more serviceable than others making it a good long term investment. ------------------------------ On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 6:58 PM MDT Steve Fuller wrote: >Were you wanting a new BB, a new crank, or both? Your title implies BB, but your message contents imply the crank itself. Any outboard bearing...
    TeamJT Oct 23, 2012
  • Hmm. that's a good idea. I have some of those yakima parts in a bag from when I had a car. If I understand what you want to do, I think it would work great for towing a bike. I don't know if it would suitable as a trailer bike though. You could always tow her bike, and have her ride on your deck. I think I'll rig this up today and see what it looks like. I have to deliver a bike I...
    jtrops Jul 17, 2012
  • I have searched without much success, and I'm not willing to throw in the towel just yet. I picked one up from a local bike shop to see if I could make it work. They are happy to take it back if I just can't come up with something, but I would really like to see this thing hold up the Dummy. It's a nice lightweight, but sturdy piece of goods. I saw a post with a DIY centerstand...
    jtrops Apr 10, 2012
  • I have tried a bunch of different tensioners with my Nuvinci. I don't have a kickback, so I can't say how I would accomodate it, but what I have now works very well. On the older Nuvinci the vert. dropout kit has a no-turn plate that bolts to the der. hanger. If the new one still has this plate you may want to move the tensioner off of the dropout to facilitate easier roadside...
    jtrops Mar 9, 2012
  • I have the Nokian Mount & Ground w160 tires for winter commuting, and I couldn't be happier. There have been many times when I had no idea the road was icy until I tried to put my foot down. As long as I'm rolling I don't worry about sliding. For my regular tires I have panaracer crosstown 1.75's. It seems like most people like wide cushy tires, but for some reason the narrower...
    jtrops Feb 6, 2012