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Old 10-07-2016, 12:33 PM   #221 (permalink)
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Here is my daily driver its a '99 RM Element with its 26x 1.25" street tread on.



I run the tires between 95 and 100 PSI , the shocks make the ride soft as ever even at that psi.

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Old 10-10-2016, 02:22 AM   #222 (permalink)
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Drive a lot this hier with my DIY Bike (i build it completly, incl. the frame itself)
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:55 PM   #223 (permalink)
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Where'd you put the rear brake? Under the bottom bracket?

I'm up to three bikes right now, because I bought a new time trial bike in 2014:



I'm thinking of converting my 2006 P2C into a singlespeed, possibly fixed gear, to use around town, since I don't race on it anymore.
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A new (to me) Kent Traveller folding bike. A co-worker gave it to me when the derailleur rusted shut and snapped in half...rather than just purchasing a new derailleur he decided to purchase an entirely new bike. Not that fond of derailleurs myself in this coastal salt air, I broke and shortened the chain, placed it on the third of five gears and made a nimble one-speed hill-climber out of it! Top speed no more than about 12MPH or so, but I can maintain that speed up moderate hills and slopes and stay fresh as a daisy doing it...

I do have a Sturmey-Archer internal 3-speed hub and shifter lying about-i'll probably build a nice 20" wheel around it later this month and see which configuration I prefer.
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I am upgrading my Sturmey-Archer internal 3-speed hub by fitting two gears from a freewheel 13T and 16T to give a six speed set up with a 44T chain ring. Some work with the die grinder and a spacer for the narrower chain so all fit on the hub . A short derailleur and shifter work with the 3 spd lever. The key is to use gears that are 3 teeth apart.
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I am upgrading my Sturmey-Archer internal 3-speed hub by fitting two gears from a freewheel 13T and 16T to give a six speed set up with a 44T chain ring. Some work with the die grinder and a spacer for the narrower chain so all fit on the hub . A short derailleur and shifter work with the 3 spd lever. The key is to use gears that are 3 teeth apart.
Interesting. What makes 3t the magic combo? The ratio difference just plays well with the AW, or easy shifting, or...?
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It is definitely the the gear spacing for the ratios. The internal gearing is 0.75, 1.00, and 1.33. If you want to use a double chain ring the spacing is 4 teeth (40/44T) for half step gearing or 10 teeth (40/50T) for the step and a half gearing. The idea is to get even spacing when plotting the gear-inch ratios on the natural log scale or a even percent increase progression.
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@Vman : Yea, the rear brake is under the Bottombraket.
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It's a Schwinn Collegiate. I also have a lime-green Dyno with a springer front end. It's in storage because it's too long to fit the inside rack on the EMX bus.
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Little bit faster then my upright

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