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« Reply #2760 on: August 22, 2022, 08:02:40 AM »
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New bike.  Late 80s Peugeot, stripped and left raw, new fork, headset, Deore RD, 11-42 cassette, 36t NW chainring on my old XT cranks, IRD pedals, VO Granola bars, VO rack, Wald basket, Alfine dyno front wheel, Brooks C19. 


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This thing is sick! Are you concerned about the raw steel rusting at all?

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Not really.  I hit it with a light clearcoat after a few days of "curating" some color, but that probably won't last long on unprepped bare metal.  If it rusts it rusts, but it wouldn't be anything more than surface rust.  I don't live in a cold snowy climate with lots of salt on the road.  Though even if I did and the frame actually rusted through I could just swap it with another $20 frame.

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« Reply #2761 on: August 22, 2022, 08:20:44 AM »
Thanks guys.

I just stuck my index finger between the front fork and the tire (28) and I can almost get my finger to fit all the way through. I am measuring about 5/8” from top of tire to metal so I am thinking there should be enough clearance to add a 700 x 32 tire.

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« Reply #2762 on: August 22, 2022, 09:40:27 AM »
@GardenSkater77 's frame is spec'd for "wide tires" whatever that means but it must mean wider than 28s.

surprised it doesn't come stock with wider tires in this day and age.

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« Reply #2763 on: August 22, 2022, 05:05:30 PM »
I’d like to get wider tires for my bike w/o getting new rims. My current bike runs 700x28. Anyway to push that to 32? How would I know?

https://www.sebikes.com/collections/urban-series/products/2021-lager

The issue is not the rims, it’s the clearance on the frame and fork. I’d look up what other people say is the max clearance on the Lager and go from that, but I would not be surprised if it’s 28. You can also reach out to SE and see what they say - you won’t be the first person to have asked them.

Tire widths vary depending on the rim to which they’re mounted and the maker of the tire - it’s wildly inconsistent. Sometimes the only way to tell is to mock it up - mount a tire and see if it fits. Buy it from a place that takes returns though.
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« Reply #2764 on: August 22, 2022, 05:06:02 PM »
New bike.  Late 80s Peugeot, stripped and left raw, new fork, headset, Deore RD, 11-42 cassette, 36t NW chainring on my old XT cranks, IRD pedals, VO Granola bars, VO rack, Wald basket, Alfine dyno front wheel, Brooks C19. 



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« Reply #2765 on: August 22, 2022, 05:59:13 PM »
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I’d like to get wider tires for my bike w/o getting new rims. My current bike runs 700x28. Anyway to push that to 32? How would I know?

https://www.sebikes.com/collections/urban-series/products/2021-lager
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The issue is not the rims, it’s the clearance on the frame and fork. I’d look up what other people say is the max clearance on the Lager and go from that, but I would not be surprised if it’s 28. You can also reach out to SE and see what they say - you won’t be the first person to have asked them.

Tire widths vary depending on the rim to which they’re mounted and the maker of the tire - it’s wildly inconsistent. Sometimes the only way to tell is to mock it up - mount a tire and see if it fits. Buy it from a place that takes returns though.

This is pretty sound advice and I’m surprised I didn’t think to do this first.

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« Reply #2766 on: August 23, 2022, 01:07:21 AM »
New bike.  Late 80s Peugeot, stripped and left raw, new fork, headset, Deore RD, 11-42 cassette, 36t NW chainring on my old XT cranks, IRD pedals, VO Granola bars, VO rack, Wald basket, Alfine dyno front wheel, Brooks C19. 



Textbook restomod, nice one dude.

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« Reply #2767 on: August 23, 2022, 06:14:45 AM »
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New bike.  Late 80s Peugeot, stripped and left raw, new fork, headset, Deore RD, 11-42 cassette, 36t NW chainring on my old XT cranks, IRD pedals, VO Granola bars, VO rack, Wald basket, Alfine dyno front wheel, Brooks C19. 


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This thing is sick! Are you concerned about the raw steel rusting at all?
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Thanks! 

Not really.  I hit it with a light clearcoat after a few days of "curating" some color, but that probably won't last long on unprepped bare metal.  If it rusts it rusts, but it wouldn't be anything more than surface rust.  I don't live in a cold snowy climate with lots of salt on the road.  Though even if I did and the frame actually rusted through I could just swap it with another $20 frame.

Gotcha. One thing that can help is periodically rubbing it down with WD40

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« Reply #2768 on: August 23, 2022, 06:22:14 AM »
This is the response I received from SE Bikes:

Hey GS77
 
Thanks so much for reaching out to SE Bikes! You can certainly put on a set of wider tires. The Lager has clearance for tires up to 700 x 40mm. Hope this information helps.
 
Ride on,
 
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« Reply #2769 on: August 23, 2022, 09:01:23 AM »
That's what I thought. They clearly said in the spec sheet, fits 'wide tires' but why they didn't put a number on it is silly. Anyway, go get some 32s.

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« Reply #2770 on: September 08, 2022, 01:48:04 AM »
I just ordered a bunch of cheap parts to make up a cheap rain/town bmx. I love building bikes and this was a hunt to find the cheapest new parts I could and it actually is gonna be a decent bike. I'd never leave either of my S&M bikes locked up anywhere and they are both brakeless so not fun in the rain.

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« Reply #2771 on: September 15, 2022, 06:20:07 AM »
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« Reply #2772 on: September 15, 2022, 05:43:24 PM »
Does anyone have experience with a blown out bearing on rear wheel hub for a coaster brake bike?
I recently had my wheel lock up and notice the bearing was protruding out.
When taken apart, it was all bent and obviously needs to be replaced as the balls were no longer encased.
Appreciate any help or experiences someone had with this.
Bike is a Schwinn Stringray.

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« Reply #2773 on: September 15, 2022, 06:54:51 PM »
Does anyone have experience with a blown out bearing on rear wheel hub for a coaster brake bike?
I recently had my wheel lock up and notice the bearing was protruding out.
When taken apart, it was all bent and obviously needs to be replaced as the balls were no longer encased.
Appreciate any help or experiences someone had with this.
Bike is a Schwinn Stringray.

Is it a vintage Stingray made before Pacific Cycle bought Schwinn? If so it has a loose ball bearing hub. Check to see if the races are damaged (which they probably are given what you described), if not replace the ball bearings with new grease and preload the bearings then tighten up the axel. If the races are damaged replace the hub.

Probably most convenient to buy a new wheel or go to a bike shop and have them deal with it though.
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« Reply #2774 on: September 15, 2022, 09:08:14 PM »
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Does anyone have experience with a blown out bearing on rear wheel hub for a coaster brake bike?
I recently had my wheel lock up and notice the bearing was protruding out.
When taken apart, it was all bent and obviously needs to be replaced as the balls were no longer encased.
Appreciate any help or experiences someone had with this.
Bike is a Schwinn Stringray.
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Is it a vintage Stingray made before Pacific Cycle bought Schwinn? If so it has a loose ball bearing hub. Check to see if the races are damaged (which they probably are given what you described), if not replace the ball bearings with new grease and preload the bearings then tighten up the axel. If the races are damaged replace the hub.

Probably most convenient to buy a new wheel or go to a bike shop and have them deal with it though.

Exactly this. If it’s just a beater/cruiser and you aren’t too precious about it, a coaster brake wheel is probably $50-60? If you’re trying to keep it original…. Will be tougher
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« Reply #2775 on: September 18, 2022, 10:19:02 AM »
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Does anyone have experience with a blown out bearing on rear wheel hub for a coaster brake bike?
I recently had my wheel lock up and notice the bearing was protruding out.
When taken apart, it was all bent and obviously needs to be replaced as the balls were no longer encased.
Appreciate any help or experiences someone had with this.
Bike is a Schwinn Stringray.
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Is it a vintage Stingray made before Pacific Cycle bought Schwinn? If so it has a loose ball bearing hub. Check to see if the races are damaged (which they probably are given what you described), if not replace the ball bearings with new grease and preload the bearings then tighten up the axel. If the races are damaged replace the hub.

Probably most convenient to buy a new wheel or go to a bike shop and have them deal with it though.
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Exactly this. If it’s just a beater/cruiser and you aren’t too precious about it, a coaster brake wheel is probably $50-60? If you’re trying to keep it original…. Will be tougher

Appreciate the help. It's not very old, maybe 2018. So I guess it's after Pacific Cycle took over. I took the hub apart and it wasn't loose balls. So guess I'll give replacing the bearing a shot.

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« Reply #2776 on: September 19, 2022, 09:24:21 AM »
It’s possible to repair older coaster break hubs but in my extensive experience as a mechanic, I have never seen a modern coaster hub which I would consider to be serviceable. I imagine the higher end ones you might find in the Netherlands are, but nothing sold on a department store bike is ever intended to be serviced or repaired. I am not trying to knock anyone’s bike, but the shitty reality is that most of those bikes are not intended to be used more than a handful of times before being disposed of.
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« Reply #2777 on: September 19, 2022, 11:46:38 AM »
also found this trash bike today, second time this summer i've had to walk home several miles with two bikes. kind of tempted to make this my next project.

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1x7 but more like 1x6 because the biggest cog is unusable, the chainline is just too extreme. also had a serious battle with the old crankset, i ended up having to take an angle grinder to the bb spindle. happy with how it turned out though, it's fun.

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« Reply #2778 on: September 19, 2022, 04:41:34 PM »
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« Reply #2779 on: September 20, 2022, 11:04:26 AM »
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also found this trash bike today, second time this summer i've had to walk home several miles with two bikes. kind of tempted to make this my next project.

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update: the giant pukon has been saved

1x7 but more like 1x6 because the biggest cog is unusable, the chainline is just too extreme. also had a serious battle with the old crankset, i ended up having to take an angle grinder to the bb spindle. happy with how it turned out though, it's fun.

I just realized I could gnar so I gnarred this bike.
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« Reply #2780 on: September 21, 2022, 12:59:57 AM »
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also found this trash bike today, second time this summer i've had to walk home several miles with two bikes. kind of tempted to make this my next project.

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update: the giant pukon has been saved

1x7 but more like 1x6 because the biggest cog is unusable, the chainline is just too extreme. also had a serious battle with the old crankset, i ended up having to take an angle grinder to the bb spindle. happy with how it turned out though, it's fun.
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I just realized I could gnar so I gnarred this bike.

Is that a profile mulville stem?

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« Reply #2781 on: September 21, 2022, 10:34:06 AM »
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« Reply #2782 on: September 21, 2022, 10:56:34 AM »
Is that a profile mulville stem?
no, it's a rant trill stem, i went cheap on all the components

i highly recommend a shitty mtb to bmx cruiser conversion

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« Reply #2783 on: September 22, 2022, 04:11:02 AM »
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Is that a profile mulville stem?
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no, it's a rant trill stem, i went cheap on all the components

i highly recommend a shitty mtb to bmx cruiser conversion
A cool. I don't need another bike.. I live in the flattest city in France so don't need gears, I daily my BMX to work.

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« Reply #2784 on: September 22, 2022, 07:09:45 AM »
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Is that a profile mulville stem?
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no, it's a rant trill stem, i went cheap on all the components

i highly recommend a shitty mtb to bmx cruiser conversion
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A cool. I don't need another bike.. I live in the flattest city in France so don't need gears, I daily my BMX to work.
that wasn't necessarily directed at you, more of a general statement because i've been having fun on that bike the past few days.
what are you riding?
i'm the last person who needs another bike, but i want a bmx, it's been like 10 years since i've owned one. either 22 or 24, leaning towards 24. i was pricing out building one but seems to be more cost effective to just buy a complete and replace parts later.

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« Reply #2785 on: September 22, 2022, 09:00:02 AM »
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Is that a profile mulville stem?
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no, it's a rant trill stem, i went cheap on all the components

i highly recommend a shitty mtb to bmx cruiser conversion
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A cool. I don't need another bike.. I live in the flattest city in France so don't need gears, I daily my BMX to work.
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that wasn't necessarily directed at you, more of a general statement because i've been having fun on that bike the past few days.
what are you riding?
i'm the last person who needs another bike, but i want a bmx, it's been like 10 years since i've owned one. either 22 or 24, leaning towards 24. i was pricing out building one but seems to be more cost effective to just buy a complete and replace parts later.


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Odessey head set
United severance cranks 165mm
BSD pro Street wheel set (cassette with NASA rims) and pegs.

Its my first real pro bmx built it during the first lockdowns with my holiday money...

Yeah I got my mate a 24" cruiser he loves it. I would go 22" personally for a cruiser especially if you rode bmx in the past..but that said you can get up to 11" bars and any length of top tube you want in 20" now...look at Hoder he is what 6 foot 5 or something and still rides a 20"...

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« Reply #2786 on: September 22, 2022, 12:30:34 PM »
New Tarmac SL7



Grabbed it last week and put a solid 100 miles on it over the last week and it's been a blast. First bike with electronic shifting and I don't see myself going back.
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« Reply #2787 on: September 22, 2022, 12:55:20 PM »
New Tarmac SL7



Grabbed it last week and put a solid 100 miles on it over the last week and it's been a blast. First bike with electronic shifting and I don't see myself going back.

Nice one. I'm selling my road bike currently and whatever I buy next is definitely going to have SRAM wireless.
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« Reply #2788 on: September 22, 2022, 02:34:51 PM »
you might be the first person i’ve ever met who’s planning on buying sram

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« Reply #2789 on: September 22, 2022, 04:41:30 PM »
you might be the first person i’ve ever met who’s planning on buying sram

The AXS wireless shit works great, and it seems like they worked out the issues with the hydraulic brakes. SRAM is eating shimanos lunch when it comes to mtb spec too.

I had the original sram RED when it came out and it was good enough, shifting was hilariously loud and the brakes were sort of weak, but I didn't mind it
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