first off, i was able to salvage the disk adapter - no idea where dbaker got it... i'm thinking i will thread on and jb weld to side cover. i do see justin's got spares of the newer (flat) side cover, but the MC wheel is on an older 9x7 with the rounded sides and the side covers are not interchangeable. i do have (dirty) spare side covers. and rather than redrilling, i'm thinking about sealing the covers on and squirting in snake oil.knoxie wrote:broken side cover disc mount
thanks, len. i'm sure JRH is tired of hearing from me. he told me he's got (or will have soon) nipples to fit 6.4mm holes, but these rims have 8mm holes...Lenk42602 wrote:JRH had some custom spoke nipples manufactured from Sapim that threaded into 12&13 guage spokes,
Looks the same as the ones Grin Tech sells.GCinDC wrote: first off, i was able to salvage the disk adapter - no idea where dbaker got it... i'm thinking i will thread on and jb weld to side cover.
Maybe you should try a moped wheel setup, might be a better compromise.GCinDC wrote: i'm definitely not crazy about using washers. i never even rode in the rain, and can see some rust starting. what's ironic is that i got the wheel hoping it would be indestructible, but because of dish issue ended up constantly adjusting it and doing more maintenance than a 26 rim!
i wish it weren't so expensive to ship these motors/wheels around because i'd much rather have them built by a pro. might be worth it next time.
Naw leave it... it gives car drivers (and the cops) the impression that Greg is really woking hard to be passing them all so fast like he does.rui_fujino wrote:From the last vid I noticed you seem to pedal really fast...whats your gears like?
If you pedal alot, you might wanna get higher chainsets or 11t freewheel?
thanks. i'm amazed how i can roll over nasty bumps and not even feel it. i never would have stayed seated over such crap w/ GT. pain taught me well to stay off that seat. i realize now that i always used to stand on the bike as much to save my ass, as to stop quickly if nec. if only the seat were only more comfortable... and a bit further back. it's going to be raining today for return commute and the GT's beam rack (w/ mudguard) has no tire clearance on this bike (also testifying to it's smaller size).chroot wrote: Frickin awesome good progressive rear shocks.
i generally try not to get my legs in the shot. 44T up front, 11T in back, but chain won't sit on that because of dropout adapter, but actually i've not really tried, so it's the second gear in the cluster, 12 or13T? bike came with 32T installed, but he gave me the 44T as well, and i can pedal meaningfully up to 35mph - that's about the speed i was going. if i can pedal meaningfully, i generally will, but over 35mph it's useless, and just messes with balance.rui_fujino wrote:you seem to pedal really fast...whats your gears like?
Can you get away with putting a washer between the frame and the axle's shoulder? It might just be enough to move the rear derailer out far enough from the rear gear cluster so that the chain DOES sit well in the 11T.GCinDC wrote: 44T up front, 11T in back, but chain won't sit on that because of dropout adapter, but actually i've not really tried, so it's the second gear in the cluster, 12 or13T
Haha, awesome!I did begin to wonder when the news said something amazing was flying through DC?? yesterday...I thought thats right Greg has got his bike back on the road? now I get it LOL!
absolutely not. frame is stretched beyond comfort now. in fact, during last install, i must have dinged the disc cause it's friggin warped now... and sounds like hell.Sacman wrote:Can you get away with putting a washer between the frame and the axle's shoulder?
awesome idea. can he give you a pic? will do asap (and mute sound!).etard wrote:My friend made a little bracket that attaches to the disc brake mount and makes some cool forward facing videos from this angle.
yeah, the city was abuzz about that. missed it tho.knoxie wrote: something amazing was flying through DC??
Or go with an expensive Schlumpf Drive or Hammerschmidt with a 1:1.6 gear ratio crankset. You'll have no clearance or dropped chain problems with one of those.veloman wrote:44x12 - ouch that is small. I ride a 44x11 and above 30mph the pedal rpms are too high for casual effort. I would suggest a 53 but you prob want the ground clearance.
Hyena wrote:Yep get a schlumpf - they're a bit pricey but I can pedal along at 35 mph with a 34t chain ring on the front and a 14 on the back