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    Today, 04:56 AM
    We can talk about that after it is back together and working as it was previously DJ ;) I see that Jim has changed the thread title: A big thanks...
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    Yesterday, 03:10 AM
    More cleaning of the parts. On closer inspection there was still a lot of hard deposits in the root of the gear teeth and other pieces so I got to it...
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    Yesterday, 02:29 AM
    Are there any Kiwis with a spare set of Spox 559 wheels you want to quit? They are for my Shadow handcrank cycle project. If you can help, send...
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    05-17-2019, 05:26 AM
    It is all metal, so perhaps Chromoly. I will be giving the frame a cut to rejuvenate the paintl not much to do about the blistering powdercoat(?)...
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    05-16-2019, 07:03 PM
    I tweeked the wheel spokes yesterday, a few were loose, and non of them sang when tapped. The wheel runs quite true now and the spokes sound better....
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    05-15-2019, 05:45 PM
    Received a further response from Sun Medical. The date of MFG for my Shadow is Jan 29, 1996. So, we were close with dating this cycle Patrick....
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    05-15-2019, 04:01 PM
    You certainly walk the talk DJ, that is some wear on those chainrings. You do extract every ounce of use too :):thumb: I measured my chain links...
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    05-15-2019, 03:42 PM
    Good morning Smity. There is a complete absence of any seized links; plenty of very loose pin/link connections though. Comparing this chain to a new...
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    05-15-2019, 03:21 AM
    My apologies Patrick, I failed to read your post fully and acknowledge your offer. That would be marvelous if it comes about; cheers. I was...
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    05-14-2019, 09:01 PM
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    Hi Smity. Following on from your posting on my thread, I am interested to see what parts that you have over from your remake of your mach3. I am...
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    05-14-2019, 03:35 PM
    The TopEnd I trialed out for the short time previously had the factory units that DJ linked for me. I felt that potential you speak of when I used my...
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    05-14-2019, 03:26 PM
    You are absolutely right DJ, getting moving is most important for a few good reasons. Seeking out information on the machine to have it at my...
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    05-14-2019, 03:11 PM
    You are speaking of plain run-of-the-mill black steel chain Patrick? I will be venturing out to the shed when the weather improves to carry on the...
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    05-14-2019, 12:19 AM
    Hi DJ. before heading out for lunch this morning, I gave the chainwheels and wheel hub a treat with kero. The hub chainwheel looks a bit naff as does...
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    05-13-2019, 03:39 PM
    I like this guys approach to things bike, especially his #8 fencing wire attitude. He is no mate of mine but he's not too bad for an Australian...
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    05-13-2019, 03:21 PM
    That is a thought Patrick. For location I could fashion runners with a slim cushion support that sat inboard of the seat rails. It would eliminate...
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    05-13-2019, 03:14 PM
    Hi DJ. Following on from your previous observation on the chain and drives, I checked out chain gauges. Go/no go work well enough as plug gauges so...
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    05-13-2019, 03:08 PM
    Hello Smity; welcome to the conversation. Man, I like what I see!:):) Congratulations on a sharp looking Shadow. That has got to be an inspiring...
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    05-13-2019, 03:43 AM
    On your Quickie handcycle ? Memory foam is the other affordable butt material to use? I can lay my hands on some posts and straps Patrick. Yes,...
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    05-13-2019, 02:48 AM
    Technology has come a long way since the 80s Patrick. That looks to be innovative application and thought in that early machine of yours. That you...
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    05-12-2019, 11:54 PM
    Thanks DJ. You will be right on the chain and rings. There is a bit to do before I give it a semi serious outing. Clean, lube, adjust and on....
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    05-11-2019, 10:56 PM
    Dammit, there goes another promising solution out the window. Thank goodness there are no skunks here or there could be tomato stains for Africa....
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    05-11-2019, 07:08 PM
    Hi Brad. I would try the tomato juice as suggested by vjls, if it works on skunk scent then I assume that it must be damned good ? No skunks down...
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    05-11-2019, 12:08 PM
    Re post #10 Your involvement with sport at that level and the association with Jim, and others, must have made for interesting, exciting times...
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    05-10-2019, 06:11 PM
    Hi Patrick. I have found the Schlumpf site with the PDFs that cover makes , models, maintenance etc. Also, that Schlumph drives have been in...
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    05-10-2019, 04:33 PM
    Thank you for that information Patrick. Subsequent to reading your post I have been searching out articles about Jim Martinson and Shadow. That the...
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    05-10-2019, 04:40 AM
    I will be sure to remember to lean into the corners and I am positive the machine will educate me in that regard. I will be avoiding the roads round...
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    05-10-2019, 03:32 AM
    No on the TopEnd as I found a cheap Quickie Shadow for an initial affordable price; it does require some work and $. It could have come out with the...
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    05-06-2019, 04:14 AM
    (08 May) A quick note. Yesterday I visited Invacare and had a short trial on an Excelerator. A mk2 I believe, it had a square flange joint on the...
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    05-06-2019, 03:45 AM
    Hi Patrick. My disability? Well that required me to check my 'papers'; I have never had much use for such information, just got on with it. I'm...
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