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I have another set of moto-bars in chrome, but with me residing in Europe I am afraid the shipping cost would drive the final price way too high to be worth it.
I ordered a 6" crank (plus 1/2 to 9/16 pedal adapters so I can use euro pedals).
I have a friend visiting and we took the electric Felt and the Haribo for a ride. He is taller and didn't like the slammed seat on the Haribo, it was a torment for him, so I let him ride the black one and I rode the Haribo. I am 174cm and even for mr it was a bit too low. So the shorter crank will give me some more leg room. He enjoyed riding the black bike, although he actually rides motorbikes.
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The weather is bad (winter is cOming) and it rained heavily but today it finally got better so I took the bike for a spin.
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So for starters I am still brainstorming on the handlebars, these do not convince me. I should mount the moto bars again. The shorter cranks did not feel good. I installed the longer set as soon as I got back home.
I am considering switching to 3 piece cranks - is there a set I can directly install without changing the BB cups? Would there be a chainstay clearance issue? Anyone done this on a Felt (standart crankarm length 170mm)?
Apart from that I got some used headlight brackets from a Honda and a cheap plastic headlight (not connected yet) which must be weathered a bit (the grill is plastic and looks it):
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I also scored a Brooks B190 on ebay - allegedly only once mounted, looks and feels brand new. Got it for 93 bucks shipped, also my new seat mount setup :
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The headlight is way too high, I feel...
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And I might change the tires - I have a "Brick" combo lying around.
 
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I changed the tires, I wanted them to have the same profile. Too bad berm masters 26" are impossible to find now.
Unfortunately the weather is too bad to go for a ride.
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My old cork grips are easy to remove and install so I am using them as temporary grips until I decide on the handlebars.
Still brainstorming on the 3 piece cranks, I am afraid the stand would be in the way of the crank arm. I will have to ask around.
I also found out that my LED bulb is a perfect fit for the headlight. Now I have to come up with a power source. The bulb is rated 6V-36V.
 
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OK, the BMX cranks arrived today. Not the best quality but it does not have to be.
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Still, an improvement over the original 1 piece.
Here is the clearance between the left crank arm and the kickstand...
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And the clearance between the offset chainring and the right crank arm. (weird, the pic had disappeared fromt the post. Here it is again)
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I had to remove the moto bars, in the end they were just too low and too far for my short reach. Bending too much forward made for an uncomfortable ride. I have bars similar to BMX (with just a little more curve and no crossbar ) which were the needed height. They have 1" clamp and although I could use another stem the grip parts are way too short to work with the twist shifter. After some consideration I ordered BMX bars with 22 mm clamp so I can use my original Felt stem. I also put the grips I originally wanted to use, I will probanly change the look of that bell a little:
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Then I installed the stem directly above the pseudo fork crown, but didn't quite like how it looked with ahead spacers on top of the stem, so I used the finishing (seal?) cup from a headset, upside down:
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Here how it sits with the new handlebars:
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I can finally report some progress. I swapped the front wheel again. I got me 24x2.3 tires for a very fair price and thus I was able to have the original 24" wheel in the fork.
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I am still not sure about the headlight though, low or high? I have to try higher.
Since the 24" wheel has a drum brake I had to improvise a clamp for the reaction arm.
I used parts of a shopping basket mounting kit:
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There might be a simpler way to do it though, if I could bolt a bar from the reraction arm directly to the Post-Mount. We'll see about that.
I put on a tacho just for looks:
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The rear as it is, the Haribo is running its original wheels now, only with a different front tire because of fork clearance:
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I thought about using this brake lever...
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But I these are actually a set of two and I will use them on another build with no coaster brake. So this is what the left side of the bars looks like:
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And right side, the original shifter may have looked better, not sure:
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Front end:
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