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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

    Dr. Tankenstein

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    Just a quick update, had to replace the non-drive crank arm, so the pedals are safe....for now.

    I did raise the seat a bit for better extension and swapped the BMX bars for theses cruisers. While I liked the height of the BMX ones, they didn’t have enough pullback and my hands would go numb on longer rides.
    Got these new ones from @kingfish254. Much better on the hands.
    Next up? Maybe a Brooks B66 or B67 or some wider alloy rims?
    Anyway, here’s today’s glamour shot
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  2. MattiThundrrr

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    Man, I love that frame!
     
  3. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Got it from @ind-chuckz
    Was really affordable and since it was originally an ‘industrial’ bike, it’s well built (to limit workplace lawsuits).
    But it’s CONSIDERABLY lighter than my 40s and 50s frames

    Hit him up for one!


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  4. ind-chuckz

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    I've got some if any interest.
     
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    Blue my favorite color too!
     
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  6. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Upgrade decision made!
    Bought a new ‘Felt-like’ wheelset tonight.
    Gonna need to do a little ‘work’ on them, stay tuned for another update......once they get here...


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  7. MattiThundrrr

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    Oh there's interest. I just need to clear the slate of a few other projects before I start another one. The demise of the RockRat set me back a bit.
     
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    Ughh,i can't believe i missed this post,now i'm going to have to put together a BMX,crank forward ,26x4 fat wheelset build! Currently working on ideas :thumbsup:
    Awesome build ,that color blue really stands out! :113:
     
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  9. Klunkruiser

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    Still looks great.
    Thinkin about goin 8-speed 700c on my klunkruiser if I don't have to bend and cut too much stuff to fit some 47 or so mm tires.
     
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  10. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Lookin good Doc.
    Heres on I transformed in 2012
    Sure miss that bike

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    Quick update, the new wheels are disassembled, waiting for warmer weather to strip/polish them. Got the hubs from @kingfish254, a SRAM Automatrix coaster for the rear and a vintage high flange Shimano 333 for the front.
    BUT...until then, I finally bought my first brand new Brooks (B67 because of my ‘modern’ seatpost hardware). Love it so far, it’s slowly breaking in, as the weather warms, it will get even more comfortable.
    Here’s the day I installed it, I have since removed the ‘hanging heart’ tail light....
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    Hanging heart? Looks like a sack of balls. 2 balls, to be precise. In a sack. A ball sack.

    I ain't judging. I'm actually looking around at work for the biggest pair of nuts I can find for the upcoming unofficial March build thing. No sack, but they'll be under the seat.

    PS the Heavy Duty looks rad in blue. More exclusive than the yellow
     
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  13. Chuy

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    I love the SRAM Automatrix but I found that it shifted out of 1st way too soon. There’s a mod out there where you can have it shift a little later. I did it and made a big difference, fairly easy to do as well.


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    Here’s a recent updated video with RPM chart. Perfectly explains the issue and fix.






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    I'm hoping to get another one of those hubs on my next bike.

    In the past, I didn't mod the hub, I changed the chainwheel out with one with less teeth, lowering my gear ratio and increasing my pedaling rpm to get a shift point that worked better for me, and making the bike easier to pedal but not as fast in high gear. The cog can be changed out to change the ratio also.
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    On a 20" wheel, it shifts at the right point, the wheel size provides a good shift point.

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    It should work great on your bike.
     
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  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    I had heard that, thanks for the link to the video, just in case. Appreciate it bud.


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