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Offline noahspop

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In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« on: September 13, 2010, 04:09:05 pm »
The other day my tire went flat, I knew it was gonna happen sooner or later. As I was mounting the new tire, I realized my chain was bad. I didn't quite have the money to spend $100+ on a new one from the local dealer, so I turned to good ol' ebay. I was learly at first buying a chain that I wasn't sure was gonna fit. I got it for $67.00. Only problem was that it didn't have a master link.

So I opted to take the swing arm off, rear shock off, etc. I found that wedging a skateboard underneath the rear wheel helped me manuver the swing arm into the positions that I needed so that I could place the new chain on.

End result was that it was a success!

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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2010, 05:15:09 pm »
Very clever. I usually just pull the rear axle to sneak the chain on that way.
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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 09:52:03 am »
Bobby,
Your Avatar keeps staring at me. I'm starting to feel a bit uncomfortable, but I like it.

The whole tire/chain thing was something I wanted to accomplish myself without having to phone a friend. Sometimes I end up doing things the hard way, but at least they get done.
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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 05:31:27 pm »
It was creative which is a compliment.
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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2010, 08:26:13 am »
And thats how I took it.
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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 08:32:53 am »
I use the skateboard technique too!!! It works good.

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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2010, 12:02:36 pm »
$40 gets you a decent swingarm stand at Harbour Freight.

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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2010, 04:42:20 pm »
Thanks for the heads up Dukie

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Re: In lieu of bike jack, I used a skateboard
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2011, 06:14:34 pm »
Boobie's avatar is staring at me too and I am not all uncomfortable... ya baby!
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