Working on my first build. What a pain in the ass!

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by JapanStunnaz, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. JapanStunnaz

    JapanStunnaz New Member

    My beach cruiser had the brake stuck so I took the axel off & broke something like a bearing smh. & I need a universal u bolt ugh. I need my bike running by monday
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    sheldonbrown.com has all info you'll need on those brakes
     
  3. JapanStunnaz

    JapanStunnaz New Member

  4. JapanStunnaz

    JapanStunnaz New Member

    Don't think my kit came with u bolt screws
     
  5. JapanStunnaz

    JapanStunnaz New Member

    3 words....Cool story bro.

    Lol that **** was funny. For anyone who cares i got a new wheel that fits my sprocket a lot better. Its a mountain bike wheel so my cruiser is free wheel now Installed a rim brake until I get my dics
     
  6. JapanStunnaz

    JapanStunnaz New Member

    Not running yet. Still need to get some links taken off
     
  7. nishikidrift

    nishikidrift Member

    no the kits dont come with u-bolt they aren't needed unless you have a fat post or down tube. its cool if your ignorant about the build but don't be stupid. do your research and take you time. as for your chain about 5-8 bucks for a breaker if yo don't have one,from a bike shop. and hat kind of break you didnt mention that part...if coaster ditch that, there are scary stories about that stuff.
     
  8. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    My knowledge is far too valuable to be wasted on some ignorant ***** who doesn't appreciate my time enough to do a little research on their own. When you suggest that someone do a little research and they respond by saying "naw, I'm straight" what they are basically saying is, rather than spend a little of my own time and effort to find information that is already out there on the web for me to find if I would just type a few keys into a search engine, I'm just going to be lazy and post questions on a forum, so that other people have to spend more time explaining things to me than it would take me to just research it myself. I can't stand that attitude, and I will offer no help to people that display that type of attitude.
     
  9. nishikidrift

    nishikidrift Member

    Okay, I can get be hind that and I do see where your coming from. you gained your knowledge the long way through self teaching, respect to that!
     
  10. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Okay.....I can get this, too.

    The problem is when the poster keeps ranting on about 'lazy noobs' or some such crap.

    C'mon, butterbean. You've got better things to do. If you decide that a thread ain't worth your time, then just go on your way. You don't need to keep coming back and piling it on. That's what ruins forums.
     
  11. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    butterbean This thread is out of control.

    Nobody here wants to read this kind of childish fighting.

    butterbean take it to personal message if you want to fight.

    If you don't like the guy don't comment.

    I reported it to Anton and if you keep it up butterbean I hope
    Anton bans you.
     
  12. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    It is obvious to all that you picked a fight here and you keep coming back for more.

    As a long standing member you should know better than to fight with new members.

    Knock it off with the personal attacks and insults.
     
  13. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

    Well said.
     
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  14. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Tell you what, folks. Let's ponder something here. It ought to be useful.

    Is there anything so terribly wrong with a newbie coming in and asking for help? Does our answer have to be "Go do your own darned research, ****!" Is that our attitude?

    If it is, then what's the purpose of this forum? So that we can all congratulate ourselves on how cool we are? Or maybe we could find a reason that's at least a little better than that. Maybe we'd be here to share info with each other. But only those of us who know quite a bit already. Everyone else can just get lost.

    Is that what we want this forum to be?

    I vote no. Let the newbies ask questions. If they ask, "What's a wheel?", even that's okay. I say let's answer them. Some of them will pick up on things and become competent MB riders and maintainers one day. Others will fade away. That difference doesn't really even matter.

    And it's not like the OP seemed all that helpless. He had troubles. He didn't explain them very well, it's true. But that doesn't matter. Then he came back in a few posts and said that he had sorted out at least some of his issues. We might have made progress on others by now if the thread hadn't gotten de-railed so badly.

    So...to the OP.....sorry for the rotten reception you got. How're things going with your bike? Come on back in and we'll see if we can help.

    Edit: Sorry. I didn't mean to write anything that the auto-censor would spring on up above. If you read that sentence as, "Go do your own research, Jack!" you'd be in the right ballpark.
     
  15. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    I sent the OP a pm apologizing for my behavior and gave him some helpful info on coaster hubs, even though he got a freewheel I told him how to convert the coaster hub to freewheel in case he wants to save the one he messed up and keep it as a spare. Cheaper than buying another brand new wheel. I'm sorry to everyone that I got so irritated. The main point I was trying to express in the first place was this. He was having a problem with his coaster hub. Without knowing anything about how to fix it, maintain it or put it back together, he took it apart and messed it up. Only then did he come here looking for help. My point was that if he had done some research or even come here asking questions BEFORE doing that, he would not have been in the situation he was in. And if he had come here asking questions before taking things apart and breaking them, I'd gladly have told him how to convert the coaster hub to freewheel as I've done it myself and the hub was trouble free after the conversion. I had a genuine shimano cb110 hub and the problem was that the shoes grabbed super hard and I would fishtail. And it wasn't due to improper servicing or insufficient lubrication, as I've made myself an expert on servicing coaster hubs. Shimano makes really good brakes shoes and they take awhile to get worn enough to not grab so hard. Not a problem if it were a pedal bike, but just not safe on a motorbike. So anyway, I overreacted. The thread has been cleaned, I've apologized, we're all one big happy again so lets move on.
     
  16. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    recently I've been a stupid noob about my new-to-me Macintosh computer. I asked some questions on the Mac forum that later I saw that there were plenty of answers on the net if I had just looked. But here's the thing; when a problem arises sometimes we humans get stressed and reach out to others to help us. that is natural and normal. Hey I answer basic questions on this forum all the time. I need to kill some time and so why not do it helping others? When the questions are too dumb and lazy we retain the right to goad the noob to be a little bit more responsible as we direct him to the right information.
     
  17. 2old2learn

    2old2learn Member

    Your views reflect your maturity. It is something that cannot be bought or even taught but must be learned by having lived many days and years and eventually realizing that it's not all about "me" but it is all about Us.
     
  18. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Really no need to kick a dead horse.
     
  19. jaguar

    jaguar Well-Known Member

    c'mon butterbean, you're not a dead horse. have some self esteem man. ;-)
     
  20. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    butterbean is cool and all but he has a history of getting his panties in a twist like that
     
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