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Bike tech writeups by Vancruisers Members

3-Speed Coaster Brake Shootout

So you're thinking of a 3-speed conversion for your cruiser... What options do you have and what hub is best for you?

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Brake Mystery Solved

After some investigation, I found out how the brake system found stock on the Kustom Kruiser Moto Glide works.

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Buying A Used Cruiser

So you don't have the coin to spring for a brand new cruiser or you just want to save a few bucks on the initial purchase to splurge on accessories later. What should you look for and how do you get the best deal?

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Cheetah Overhaul

Since I've been sick the past few days and the weather has been absolutely HORRIBLE I had to find something else to keep me occupied... I've had a few projects that needed doing so it seemed like the time...

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Double DragWheel

how to build a double rim / drg wheel

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Drum Brakes Need Love Too!

Don't you love when you go to jump on your bike and it gives you some fun mechanical "Surprise"? Seems drum brakes aren't quite as maintenance free as one might think!

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Gettin' Greasy

Rainy days are good - without them I'd never actually FIX my bikes until I had none left to ride!

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Gryphonn's Bike Build Tutorial

So just how do you make your own frame anyhow?

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How to Bend Tubing with Homemade Jigs & Tools

How to make an easy & affordable bending setup at home and how to use it

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How to Build a License Plate/Taillight Holder

This is a time filler for those rainy days when you can't get out for a ride, but would like to do something bicycle inspired anyway.

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Importing Bikes and Parts to Canada

There's a lot of funny little rules regarding importation of bikes and bike parts in to Canada. Read up to find out how to pay the least taxes!

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Improve your headlight!

My Felt came with a dynohub-powered headlight. In its stock form it was less than useful - not particularly bright. After a few attempts I found something that seems to work...

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Manhattan Rides Again!

My new rear hub is installed, I once again have brakes...

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Sandblasting fun, not scary!

OK this is my first blog . And yes I have a business that does sand blasting , but I really want you to try sand blasting your own stuff and I dont mind if you go somewhere else , just try it! The instant gratification alone is worth it.

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