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Post by desertbikes on Nov 17, 2017 20:22:27 GMT -7
I've had to spend more time than I like in town lately but I don't own a city bike & was missing riding time. Looked at several option & made my own solution. This may not be a true "build" by the standards of some forums, but it's something I've wanted for a while. The Millennial is a classic steel frame design & a 29er, but I also wanted a faster 3 speed. So I got both. Amazon has a sale on a Critical Cycles Diamond 3-Speed for $120, and Walmart had the Huffy on sale for $109. The Huffy now has 700c aluminum deep V double wall rims w/ Kenda Kwest 700x32c tires at 70 psi, a Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and grip shifter & the stem off the Critical Cycles bike. And brothers it hauls ass in town. Might try some Big Apples but these Kwests are some fast rollers, and I won't be hitting any beaches with this bike anytime soon. And I can still make another cruiser with the left over parts. The yellow parts in the pics are actually tan...
Post by desertbikes on Nov 17, 2017 20:22:45 GMT -7
I decided the bike is fast enough, and riding in town is sketchy enough, that it needs a front rim brake. Going to try the Tektro C326 extra long reach (79mm-99mm). Although it's made for a 26" cruiser, there's a good chance it will be workable/made to work on this particular 29er with the swapped 700C alloy rims. Anyone ever used this model Tektro?
desertbikes: 28' here this AM! 84' by Sat. Go figure. Slight chance of fun today, 30% chance of light & variable naps this afternoon.
Mar 1, 2021 8:37:02 GMT -7
tomcat65: ugh... No fun today. Replacing the water pump on the 'company truck' today. Rain all day yesterday, it's a mess out there... Well, actually, I can't say No fun, it shouldn't take more than a couple of hours.
Mar 1, 2021 8:14:40 GMT -7
desertbikes: Got the laminated stock today for my first custom Benjamin Marauder in .22 cal. Will be upgrading a Fortitude as well. With the temps warming up in the midwest the first rifles will be done JIT.
Feb 27, 2021 21:33:06 GMT -7
lurker: this i want to see.
Feb 26, 2021 23:36:42 GMT -7
desertbikes: My percussion cap making kit showed up today. Will make a post about it. Now I'm good, come what may When words just won't do, say it with a Hawken
Feb 26, 2021 15:17:48 GMT -7
tomcat65: ...and no, they did NOT have any ammo for anything that I own... lol
Feb 26, 2021 11:14:07 GMT -7
tomcat65: I was at a gun counter 2 days ago, the guy ahead of me had filled out the b/g check and cleared, but his driver's license expired. No Sale. March 1 is new hunting/fishing license day in Kentucky. You might take a minute to check your expire dates boys.
Feb 26, 2021 11:11:00 GMT -7
tomcat65: The Witch Doctor was NOT going to live with my old kitchen, so those are less than 10 yrs old. The washing machine I bought in 2007, my dryer, probably 30 y/o and 70% rebuilt by me, as necessary. My son's w/d about 5y/o and failing. Older is often better
Feb 23, 2021 21:06:54 GMT -7
desertbikes: 1990s Kenmore washer has run without a problem. I'd like to get one with more options. The 1987 Kenmore elec dryer lost its cool-down cycle but we live with it. I am gonna get a new gas stove/oven this year. Our 25 year old unit has pilot lights.
Feb 23, 2021 16:20:42 GMT -7
tomcat65: Going to elaborate on a Kenmore washing machine mention. My son has one, randomly overflows on rinse cycle. Water level/pressure switching checks out. Anyone with similar problem? My best guess right now, is a connection or failure issue at the controller
Feb 23, 2021 15:55:49 GMT -7
tomcat65: My neighbors planted a couple of acres of sunflowers, then they sat chairs up behind their barn and scattered feathers for about 3 hours on opening day of Dove season. As far as the eating, Pigeons and doves - probably not much difference.
Feb 22, 2021 18:07:24 GMT -7
tomcat65: My fumbly bumbly fingers are likely to hit buttons and mess things up randomly.. It was a rough morning.
Feb 22, 2021 18:04:10 GMT -7
desertbikes: Hey Tom. I must have imagined there was a post here about sunflowers & feathers. Must be getting old...er I got 2 more of the pigeons this AM. Have one on ice for later. The other is for the hawk or roadrunner. Whoever gets there first.
Feb 22, 2021 12:41:28 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Lurker - You're welcome to post again if you wish. The block is removed. Just leave the, "I Heart Che Guevara" tee shirt at home please.
Feb 22, 2021 8:16:48 GMT -7
desertbikes: Wacked a pigeon on a power line this AM at about 40 yards using a Benjamin Marauder with a heavy 10.5 gr .177 crosman ultramag pellet. The feathered rats are trying make a home in my shed. Gave this one to kitty. Will try the next one myself.
Feb 21, 2021 10:50:30 GMT -7
desertbikes: ....what he said
Feb 19, 2021 21:14:25 GMT -7
gonefishin: hay kjoyes!
Feb 19, 2021 18:41:18 GMT -7
Admin Czar: Welcome, kjoyes! Hope I'm not smellin' a spam samich
Feb 19, 2021 1:02:25 GMT -7
tomcat65: lol.. I think we might see mid 50's next week. I'll take it
Feb 18, 2021 17:36:35 GMT -7
desertbikes: Snow sounds about the same in eastern OK too, TC. They might hit mid 60s soon tho. The wind here has been a bear. Makes everything tougher. I know. Sounds petty to you Eskimos
Feb 18, 2021 11:25:26 GMT -7