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  • Fishtail
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    Once you stretch the frame and install the BBSHD every ride is stressing the frame .I'm 63 I'm going to ride till the wheels fall off

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  • calfee20
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    Originally posted by Fishtail View Post
    Thanks I've documented the entire build and will post when done.as for the seat post I purchased it from bike berry and it was the worst workmanship I've ever seen it was it of wack in ever direction .they refunded me and I cut it up and reconfigured it the took it to a great welder you should be able to fab yourself
    I was thinking of something exactly like but I was worried I would stress the frame. I probably worry too much.

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  • Fishtail
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    Thanks I've documented the entire build and will post when done.as for the seat post I purchased it from bike berry and it was the worst workmanship I've ever seen it was it of wack in ever direction .they refunded me and I cut it up and reconfigured it the took it to a great welder you should be able to fab yourself

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  • calfee20
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    Excellent!!! I hope you have more photos of the build. Your rear drop outs are amazing. I would also like to see some details of your seat. You have done something there I want to do on Luna's Rhino frame. I love to copy ideas from other builders. The more heads the better.

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  • Fishtail
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    Calfee
    last year while researching electric bike I was reading your post on your Electra build and was inspired because I had an Electra relic Deluxe sitting in my basement the old beach cruiser that was not well suited for the Maine coast having moved from the Jersey shore .any way my build is almost finished I'm just waiting on a Direwolf and switches and would like to share a couple photos

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  • calfee20
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    Originally posted by 73Eldo View Post
    Jones bars? Are those the V shape ones? Interesting that more angle is working for you. I find myself wondering if I want them to be even straighter than the 11* I have now. I have also wondered about some of the more crazy shapes that give lots of options for places to grip on long rides but they you run into where do you put controls especially like the throttle if you are not running assist.

    How about Amtrak? That would seem like a decent way to go from MA to FL and I would assume you could take your bike with batteries but I would want to confirm that just in case its like air and they freak out about the batteries plus I suppose its oversize cargo.
    I have an RV and my pickup has a large cap that lets me carry two bikes and a trike plus tools and things. I am stuck here waiting on some paper work that I have to cosign. I should be burning gas in a week or so.

    Jones has a 5 minute video that is very good about his bars. I have two of his bars and will probably get another.

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  • 73Eldo
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    Jones bars? Are those the V shape ones? Interesting that more angle is working for you. I find myself wondering if I want them to be even straighter than the 11* I have now. I have also wondered about some of the more crazy shapes that give lots of options for places to grip on long rides but they you run into where do you put controls especially like the throttle if you are not running assist.

    How about Amtrak? That would seem like a decent way to go from MA to FL and I would assume you could take your bike with batteries but I would want to confirm that just in case its like air and they freak out about the batteries plus I suppose its oversize cargo.

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  • calfee20
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    I decided to take this bike to Florida as a spare/kind of stealth Ebike. It doesn't attract the kind of attention my enduro does. Anyway I spiffed it up. I installed an Alfine 8 speed, Jones bars with a taller stem setup, and twist grip throttle with newer brake levers. Now all I need is to get myself to Florida.

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  • Retrorockit
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    I like the old Rapid Rise derailers and gripshirts. They're from the 8-9 speed era. Low normal. You can dump gears while stopped. The shift happpens when the bike rollls forward. They don't downshift as well under load. But with an IGH in the mix matbe not needed.

  • Horace
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    Originally posted by calfee20 View Post
    There wasn't too much interference so I decided to dimple the main tube with this rig. I crushed a piece of plywood to pad the underside of the frame and you can see not much of a dent was needed.
    May I ask what are the dimensions of that cylindrical tube you used? I am thinking of buying a wheel bearing to do this for the Electra fat 7D. Can't find scrap metal here.

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  • calfee20
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    I have been neglecting this bike and quite frankly I forgot how nice it is. I have been working on the Paratrooper and the Electra Fat bike and I even stole the rack from a couple of posts up for the Paratrooper.

    I was setting up a ride for last Saturday with my oldest daughter and my Electra Fat bike was giving me trouble. I pulled out old faithful. Dusted it off and installed a new Topeak rack. Good thing I bought an extra rack just because I like to have things laying around in case I need them. I installed a new chain for good measure, charged the battery and off we went.

    I let her use the Paratrooper. It was still a little cool on the Blackstone River Bikeway but like I said I forgot how nice this bike is.

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  • xcnick
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    I found a LBS, well sorta local, with a pair. I hope they will help me check fit. Last time I was there they lost patience with me. I like the white ones with flowers. However Francesca will have a say. She put her foot down on tassels. I thought they were the greatest. Funny I like the girly stuff more than she does. I have a second set of tires and wheels for her Townie, 2.35 Dirty Dans. They have really tall knobs so I need wide and tall.

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  • calfee20
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    Good question. When I switched to Big Apples which are 2.35 things got tight in there. More in the front. There are no real adjustments either although flipping the mounting hardware so the nuts are exposed could give you the quarter inch or so you may need.
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