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  1. My daughter is 15 now. She's still scared of ET. Refuses to watch it, refuses to even watch the commercial. lol
  2. A pitted Bendix Red Band 2 coaster hub that was on a bike in my dads back yard. It's crazy how this the hub walls are...I think we measured it at 5mm thick between ID and OD. Plenty of metal to allow for 'scooping out'.
  3. That hub modification was detailed in a 1979 issue of BMXA. The article claimed you could remove up to 4 ounces of weight from the hub shell, but (although I do not have a picture of the BEFORE weight) the hub shown was only reduced by just under 3 ounces. As the BMXA tip suggests....try to work out a trade with a person who has access to a metal lathe....which I did. Fortunately he was a super cool guy. It only cost me a 6-pack of Squirt and a 1lb bag of beef jerky. lol He did a terrific job....but it took him a while. He could only work on it in his spare time when he wasn't busy at work.
  4. So, the seat post clamp is a very nice piece that I received from Rick G many years ago. Actually, I am reusing it! It made an appearance on a DG Skibel I had back in ‘08 or ‘09...
  5. Something else I was wondering about along the way.... The Cheng Shin tires I have look to be identical tread to Dan Gurney branded tires. I know the Cheng Shin's went through some subtle tread changes over the years, so it seems I lucked out on this small detail. I still do not know how to decode C-183's, but the set I have on the bike are C-183A-1. I've seen the last letter and number grow with on other tires, so maybe ….A-1 is super early? Can anyone shed any light on this? I can post clear pics of the tires I have later tonight if that helps...
  6. I ended up finding that hub in the back yard! Actually, my dads back yard. He has LOTS of old balloon tire Schwinns and a few of them are returning to Earth...FAST! So I asked him if I could take the hubs off two of the worst bikes. One was a replacement for my favorite neighborhood cruiser...the other one, more pitted, was a perfect candidate for the lathe. I know that BMXA told its readers "you can remove 4 ounces" or something crazy like that....but I only had the one hub, and I didn't want to push it too far. I didn't take a picture of the before weight, but I believe it was about 2.7-3 ounces removed. The damn thing still weighed in at 2lbs (packed with new grease).
  7. First new project from me since 2010! This project came about during a random conversation with Dan Goins back in early July of this year. He sent me pictures of this frame and a different Redline fork. It looked fantastic and I was immediately interested. We came to an agreement and the search for cool-looking parts was on.... I really like the way everything turned out. I saw the morning fog yesterday, and I sprung into action....there are NOT many good photo opportunities in Michigan in late November. I hope everyone gets a kick out of it. Nearly 10 years in the making.... FRAME: Dan Gurney Eagle looptail with Cook Brothers gussets FORK: Redline nickel HEADSET: Schwinn STEM: Schwinn HANDLEBARS: Dan Gurney GRIPS: O.G.K. PLATE: old motorcross SEAT CLAMP: 70's SR road stem cut off SEAT POST: solid aluminum SEAT: Selle Italia Grand-Prix CRANKS & BB: Schwinn PEDALS: KKT SPROCKET: Three Arrows CHAIN: Union FRONT HUB: ACS REAR HUB: Bendix Red Band turned down RIMS: Weinmann 2.125 TIRES: Cheng Shin PADS: Vinyl snap
  8. Did anyone grab screenshots of the $6,400.00 G-Boy sale (August or September)?
  9. As for you, Brian...you've always been one of the guys who seemed so 'immersed' in the scene. I sure hope you never get out totally. You're a good person whose knowledge I've always respected.