happycheapskate
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Birthday:
Jan 1, 1979 (Age: 38)
Location:
East Texas
Occupation:
truck driving slave

happycheapskate

Active Member, 38, from East Texas

happycheapskate was last seen:
Feb 22, 2015
    1. george_n_texas
      george_n_texas
      I just moved back to Longview and got married...thought I had a job lined up but it fell thru so my funds for a new build are on hold but I am still interested in doing another build I have the bike just need the kit. Are you still in Terrel? I am looking for a driving job and can relocate if something is open there...I want to drive local not over the road. How's your health?
    2. happycheapskate
      happycheapskate
    3. double trouble
      double trouble
      I like the sprocket , but the budget is small for now. The idler which I am most interested , I can not get the url to open. Maybe you could just post the pictures in the thread. Thank you , I really appreciate it. I took a 10 mile ride tonight . No problems . Highest speed tonight was 49.3 kph. Got my 4 stroking sorted out with permatex and set my idle speed correctly. Remember that I only have $130 invested in the whole shebang. The bike is a 1993 diamondback. Very first year. I did not realize that it is a collector bike. I found a detroit lions flag on the side of the road tonight. Its now mounted to my seat post.
    4. happycheapskate
    5. proctor-nashua
      proctor-nashua
      i like the carb setup nice job looks like it has some balls
    6. happycheapskate
      happycheapskate
    7. blue 48
      blue 48
      pedaling is not a problem to me. it is a bit wider and alot taller, though i only wear jeans on the bike so it dosent bother me. i have noticed that when the tank is near 1/4 full it echos more than the smaller tank if u understand what i mean. i premix a 5l jerry every week and last week i filled th 3l tank. i checked it this morning and still has at least a liter still in there. i did have to change the float valve last night because the carb was leaking a lot of fuel. problem solved and now i got a new hose and tap gave the motor a clean now its spot on .
    8. blue 48
      blue 48
      well i had an INCIDENT which cost me a tank and exhaust last week. so i went to parts dealer and payed $25 au for a 3 litre tank which is good considering the small one was $20au but it dosent have a tap and the old tank is at work so i made a rough job fuel line setup (no tap) with the oxygen line i took from a hospital when my daughter was in with lung problems. single use on patients and they were gonna throw it out. so i took it lol. it leaks a bit and hose is not rated for chemicles i think? but it only needs to make it one trip and ill do the right thing asap with this tank ill be able to use a petrol station pump
    9. proctor-nashua
      proctor-nashua
      just want to say hi
    10. buzbikebklyn1
      buzbikebklyn1
      Of course i was...lol
      but every now and then it comes in handy to be able to.
      BBB
    11. proctor-nashua
      proctor-nashua
      hey did you go rideing today i love it was 62F in nh
    12. Goat Herder
      Goat Herder
      You said you had a heavy duty tube with a nail hole in it? Now this is real simple if the nail did not reach the rim all you had to do was put slime in the tube. It will not make a mess it does not need patched because the hole will plug it up. That simple but you will never know because you have not tried it..........
    13. Goat Herder
      Goat Herder
      Do you know how to do multi quotes? Open up a quoted box open up another page open up quote box copy and paste move the [qoute] around until you get what you need! brutal and extremely time consuming to do in a debate but the concept is very easy..
    14. Goat Herder
      Goat Herder
      I mean I did all this work for nothing?
    15. Goat Herder
      Goat Herder
      Dude don't take my word on this stuff try it! That's all I can say at this point!
      Get a nail like I mentioned do it with your old tube and find out for yourself.

      Come on the suspense of your joy is killing me. lol.
    16. Goat Herder
      Goat Herder
      I never even covered the holes up. It more forgiving then ya think. A eighth inch hole is peachy. A guy can take his time and put a cert tho. But not on all the hubs. Cert less I just got what ever butted a temporally rubber gasket then borrowed an extra set of paws and used a conventional grease gun.
    17. crhbomb
      crhbomb
      thanks for your comment. yes, i used a high-temp flat white paint. it's holding up okay, although it's flaking in one small spot. i was inspired by some old motorcycle photos i saw (circa 1900s).
    18. tractorboy8420
      tractorboy8420
      (on the other comment to the bike) i actually did not have to do enny thing to the clutch, and as for the breaks i dont have the engine on this bike enny more but i do need to replace the breaks on the bike its on so i will deffinitly look into the V breaks!

      thanks for the comment!! =)
    19. tractorboy8420
      tractorboy8420
      (on my bike with road tires) its actualy really rough and not fast at all, dew to the larger tires its slow, i reacently put the engine on a cruser and its smaller tires make for a faster ride and having them wider makes for a much much smother ride! =) thanks for the comment!
    20. vegaspaddy
      vegaspaddy
      thanks happy, i think he seen a nice 15 inch (hes a short ***)frame today for $50, khs good bike better price..will see him tonight to find out what happened, you gotta love Craigslist.
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    Birthday:
    Jan 1, 1979 (Age: 38)
    Location:
    East Texas
    Occupation:
    truck driving slave
    Engine Type:
    33cc Tanaka PF3300 Grubee Skyhawk 48 by bikeberry.com
    Doom metal, bicycles, mopeds, small engine equipment.

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    What works: stick to friction drives and single speeds, get some real brakes and wheels. Don't try to go 50mph on a bicycle.
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