Blu - Gal

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 1 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by sandman, May 1, 2019.

  1. sandman

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    Some bikes just don't get it . Well Blu-Gal took one look in the mirror and started shaking her old crooked finger and yelling . I don't know about you boy's and your grudge mentality's .
    Come on now , rusty bikes , upside-down handlebars or a seat with looong springs ? I tried to explain how we look at it as a new seat.jpg form of art but she just don't get it . So dug out another Person's seat that I picked up here from another member . Added stiffer springs and cups . Used 20 year old SEM paint I had left over and painted the rest in flat metallic . Now just waiting for the next change order ?
     
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  2. sandman

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    The NOS Worksman front loader wheels came in works man wheel.jpg worksman on.jpg and I like the unique drop centers . When I tried using the Worksman spokes with hollow hubs for the trike the spokes are to long . Can any one
    recommend a easy spoke calculator that might work for this
    application ?
     
  3. The Renaissance Man

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    Looks awesome!
     
  4. Chad T

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    This one should work. https://bikeschool.com/index.php/resources/spoke-calculator No over lock nut dimension that would make it confusing with a trike hub. Just measure from flange to flange and divide by 2 to get your hub center to flange center measurement. You can click on the little question mark boxes to get explanations of the different values they're asking for.

    Love this build!
     
  5. sandman

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    Thank You . I'm new to building wheels .
     
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  6. yoothgeye

    yoothgeye I build stuff. Moderator

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    Clean looking trike, mine will not be clean.
     
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    Lookin good soo far ,looks like you have a good eye for this kinda thing, I must say tho when I saw the frame with tank and rear end on a light bulb blew up ! light-bulb-idea.png
     
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    I'm not really a tricycle type of guy, but this thing is RAD !!
     
  9. sandman

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    There's no such thing as free truss rods . I recvd. this J C Higgins truss rod set up for next to nothing , thinking it would look good with the handlebars I'm using . The bike omen's showed up and the Elgin fork did not have enough threads to accommodate the brackets . After 3 hours of mixing and matching parts , I think I'm going to settle on this set up ?
    blu tross.jpg
     
  10. sandman

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    Blondie - "One Way Or Another"
     
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    Been busy cleaning up a rental property we have . Slumlord duties . But got around to relacing the Worksman wheels and picked three Deli WW tires . They were the fattest WW I could find at 2.35 "
     

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    Next project is to see if I can convert this old trailer light into a
    headlight ? Picked up some high denisty foam sheets to see if I can
    make it follow the curve of the fender ?
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    How did the light turn out?
     
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    Been playing the game of life and will be lucky to finish this project on time . I decided to start cutting corners and will be using this light and horn by EA . Don't know who they are , but they have that vintage Elgin look and made in the USA .
    ea 1.jpg ea2.jpg
     
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    Life has thrown quite a few curve balls so far this year and it seems
    that this great site has been the only escape I've had . Following
    your imaginations as they turn into realty , has been a real joy for
    me . Thank you RRB members !
     
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    "Following your imaginations as they turn into reality , has been a real joy for me ."~ sandman

    Now that quote is a keeper! Very well said, and heartfelt by me for sure. I feel the same about the site, and this community.
     
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    The forces have been against this build and I have all but given up . We just finished a complete remodel on our rental but were able to almost double the rent . I was planing on a big push this weekend , but now I have to prepare for this ? Hurricane dorian
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    Hang in there and be safe above all else!
    Great job on upsizing your rental income. I have 10 units, so I can relate to your work.
    In the aftermath of Dorian, if you have time, do your best to at least piece together what you can of this cool build to cross the line.
    Best wishes on making it through Dorian safely. We'll be tracking it up here in Savannah.
     
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    Maybe I can hook up with you the next time I'm in Savannah and you can show me the secrete local hang outs ? We love old
    Savannah and St Augustine . You be safe also KF theirs no telling
    where this storm is heading . Even NOAA's confused ?
     
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