Recent content by Willis617

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    Tight crown race removal

    Try using the Willie Nelson cd
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    What have you been riding lately?

    Happy Independence Day from Chautauqua Lake! Can't remember one in my lifetime that was as meaningful as this year, thank God it's a free land and pray that it stays this way, and be ready to defend the Constitution! Sorry to get so preachy.
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    Harbor Freight 2 bike hitch mount rack

    I had seen that review and bought it anyway planning to live with it as is, or add some PVC pipe to hold the mounts in place and I was pleased to see that it was already done by manufacturer on this current offering. Mine also seems much more solid than the one in review with very little...
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    Harbor Freight 2 bike hitch mount rack

    Picked up one of these today, $37, and I couldn't be happier, all the issues that people had mentioned in reviews seem to have been addressed.
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    Show Off Your Finished Huffy Cranbrook

    The hub I found on Amazon, $25 for the set
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    Show Off Your Finished Huffy Cranbrook

    Using the specs in the attached, I fabricated and welded the mounting bracket to the Cranbrook fork
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    Show Off Your Finished Huffy Cranbrook

    I originally built this as a motorized bike and that was the tensioner I made for the motor driven chain. When I recently went back to pedal bike configuration I installed the 26 x 3 inch tires, and the only way the rear clears is all the way back in the drop outs so I repurposed the chain...
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    Show Off Your Finished Huffy Cranbrook

    My Cranbrook
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    How do I clean out a rusty seat tube?

    I've done similar to what you describe, I have also used a wire coat hanger folded around some sort of abrasive material and twisted run in a drill motor, lastly a plumbers wire pipe brush with the handle cut off held by the set screws in a 1/4 inch hex drill extension, all with oil, the coat...
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    Broken Park repair stand

    Coworker of mine, who also has a part time LBS, picked up an abused Park repair stand, from a local Target store, and asked me to make a replacement for the locking lever.
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    Daily mini build.

    Nonsense
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    Daily mini build.

    https://www.amazon.com/24-Right-hand-Thread-Die/dp/B008BDIGM2
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    What have you been riding lately?

    Memorial Day at Chautauqua Lake
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    Noob lookin' to build a klunker

    You're getting warm! Good luck in your search
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    Noob lookin' to build a klunker

    I've inspected it in its current condition and found no cracks or damage and, after installing a new fork and wheelset, ridden it some with no issues. I was planning to disassemble, scuff and paint. Do you think it necessary to strip frame to bare?