before and after

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by dzdaz, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    before and after pics of my caloi.[​IMG]
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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    nice build. how's it handle in the snow?
     
  3. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Looks good.
    I'd be scared to ride in the snow with that saddle up so high myself though. I took the saddle/post out of the bike I was riding today in the snow, just so I could be that much closer to the ground when I fell (which I didn't, thankfully)
     
  4. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    bike looks nice......but that snow, has got to be a bitch to ride in.....l just got done riding for an hour in sunny arizona...sorry but i had to say it 8)
     
  5. cyclemotors

    cyclemotors Guest

    Nice clean build, well done..
     
  6. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    snow!

    I only rode a little in the snow and yea, I almost bit it! After that I just cruised around the block a few times.
     
  7. scottco

    scottco Guest

    danger schmanger,

    The bike looks cool with the snow on the tires. I have read about studded tires for motorbikes. A person could stick some roofing tacks through an old tire - if I lived there I might try it. The motor bike guys used to race on the ice.

    Anything is possible

    Regards
     
  8. scottco

    scottco Guest

    PS

    Do you even need that chain tensioner? From the photo it looks like the chain is straight.

    I don't have one - they seem so cheesy.
     
  9. etheric

    etheric Guest

    Yeah, there is one on there. They do look cheesy. Ghost rings are way cooler IMO, or just proper tension if you can get it.
    There is a cool topic somewhere on here regarding ice biking, with lots o links.
     
  10. dzdaz

    dzdaz Guest

    chain tension

    Now that you guys mention it I might take the chain tensioner off. The chain does slip over a little and rubs on the metal part of it slightly. I just put it on cuz it said to in the instructions. It does keep the chain nice and snug. I'm not sure if there will be too much slack if I take it off. I'll have to check it out sometime. Might be better off if the chains not rubbing.
     
  11. scottco

    scottco Guest

    The chain needs to be snug. I noticed my chain stretched quite a bit at first. If you can't take up the slack with the play in the drop outs I would leave the tensioner where it is.

    I would hate to hear about something bad happening after taking that thing off.

    Regards, Scottco
     
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