Recent content by toro1978



  1. toro1978

    RRBBO16

    Boy, I can hardly wait! Two weeks seems like eternity. I'm like a kid waiting for Xmas.
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    RRBBO16

    I will probably be looking for a heavy duty utilitarian style. I have a rack with an integrated center stand, retro style, that I plundered from a Dutch donor. I will try to make it shift through both chainrings with the help of this derailer. I have some front derailers too, some mtb shifters...
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    What is the worst bike that you own?

    My Torch had the bars that high and it was awful to ride. I rode it home like that after I got it. I removed them and installed clip ons.
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    RRBBO16

    I had an extended bike last year in the BO too. But probably not this time. I think I will build up my spare Felt Haribo frame. I have some cool brackets... I have a wheelset. I have an idea in which direction I go...
  5. toro1978

    Carcass 2.0

    They are "loop bars", I gather.
  6. toro1978

    RRBBO16

    I don't know why you consider these pity votes. Even the worst bike could have something that someone likes and is ready to vote for. I don't see any need for a change. If it is not broken don't fix it.
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    Carcass 2.0

    Some ride pics
  8. toro1978

    RRBBO16

    Sure, pedal power is a requirement on RRB anyway.
  9. toro1978

    RRBBO16

    Not sure if we need an extra class for electric bikes. A conversion seldom requires extensive modification. The electric motor simply makes pedaling easier, just like any transmission does - a different principle for sure, but the desired effect is less effort for the rider in both cases. I...
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    29er cruiser tires?

    Quite comfy. But I have to say that the bike has a Brooks B190 seat too.
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    29er cruiser tires?

    Continental has nice 29" tires, RIDE Cruiser: They also offer them in black or brown, I don't know about other colors. Available in 2" or 2,2" width, also available in 26", I used s 29x2,2 in the rear and 26 x2,0 in the front.
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    Best way to remove BB cups?

    Exactly. I must admit I had to do this procedure only three times so far, so I simply used a large flathead screwdriver that I positioned on the BB cup and NOT between the cup and the BB housing. The first time I used a rubber mallet, out of fear I might damage the frame. It took me half an...
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    Best way to remove BB cups?

    Well you can make a dedicated tool out of a piece of pipe. You need it to be a little less in diameter than the BB. Then cut one end in a cross pattern, maybe four inches, this will make the ends spread a little so they will rest against the BB cup and when you hit with the mallet the force will...
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    Fully

    There
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    Fully

    And it worked like a charm. Unfortunately the seat is quite hard so I will replace it with this one, which is identical, except that it is still intact: