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  1. MONARKofSoCal

    MONARKofSoCal

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  2. MONARKofSoCal

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    Had issues with my computer
    but now back on track

    I will see if i can re-post the older pics

    as for updates i did get a little opportunity to start work on the moon disc

    3 tabs equal distance appart (about 13 tabs between each)
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    Trimming the back so i can mount it to the wheels

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    saving these 3 full size so I can use the whole as my area to drill so I can bolt both discs to each other

    the rest will be cut down
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking forward to seeing these on!
     
  4. irideiam

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    Is it just me or are the pics not visible?
     
  5. OddJob

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    Can you see the pics of the underside of the moon discs? If you can't, then it's you.
     
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    Yes, but not the pics at the beginning of the thread.
     
  7. MONARKofSoCal

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    How's the build coming along?
     
  9. MONARKofSoCal

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    What I thought was going to be a rather straight forward build
    hit some major roadblocks
    I have spent a good amount of time seeing if i can still make it work
    good thing i Have a month to go still

    I got all the holes drilled into the discs
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    I used the back tabs as a guide marker to plot out the 3 holes to bolt on the discs to the wheels
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    But this is where all the issues started
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    the disc is bowed much more than I expected
    nearly 5" in the center when both sics are put on
    I think I can still make it work
    but I need a new idea for a front fork/springer
    a wider coaster brake center for the rim
    and a new way to better attach such wide discs

    If I cant then I may need to look for a back up bike to build
     
  10. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Hope you figure it out. Those look cool.
     
  11. MONARKofSoCal

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    It looks like I have figured out a way to attach the discs
    these are the items I will be using
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    I also want the bolts to be flush so I drilled a countersink
    the aluminum of these disc are fairly think so i shouldn't have any structural issues
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  12. MONARKofSoCal

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    Since most regular forks will not work i am forced to either fabricate a wide fork
    or buy a fork of a fat tire bicycle

    Right now I have a design to turn a 24" knee action springer into a girder springer
    Along with the spring from the rear suspension of a proflex mtn bike
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  13. MONARKofSoCal

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    Got the bracket all done to bolt on the discs to the wheel
    here is what I ended up with
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    And this is it attached to the wheel
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    the bolts I used are a little bigger than I would have liked but they will work for now
    until I can make new backrests with smaller bolt threading
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    Now you can see better how big of an issue I have ahead
    the rear on the huffy is probably one of the widest at 4"
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    yet the with booth discs attached they are almost an extra inch too wide
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    Rat Rod Flying Saucer!!!!!

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  15. MONARKofSoCal

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    This week is shaping up to be quite productive

    1st the small stuff
    I was able to grind off a small lip inside the 3 piece crank
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    I had to do this so I could swap mount the crank arms in reverse
    when in gravity race mode

    Normal pedal mode
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    and reversed so I can use the pedal as a leg rest during a gravity race
    just need a way to attach it to the frame
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    I also found a main bracket piece (at home depot) that I can use to start building a girder fork
    its a CBS Galvanized Standoff Column Base for 4x4
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    I like the exercise pedals. I got some of those but haven't found the right bike for them yet. These are perfect for your leg rest mode!
     
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    @Dr. Tankenstein and I have been joking around about how great a bike shop Home Depot is. (Especially during build offs). :D
     
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  18. MONARKofSoCal

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    Yes getting those as a prize from KF for getting 2nd place came in handy
    they are really heavy
    so this is the only build they work on
    but I did have to buy an adapter to fit the larder bmx crank thread

    Yes but I actually tend to find better stuff at ACE hardware
    although OSH used to be my go to for offbeat hard to find stuff
    cant believe they went out of business
    TWICE
     
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  19. MONARKofSoCal

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    Just about finished with turning a standard knee action springer
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    Into a custom built girder fork
    I originally planned to use a spring from a proflex bike
    but decided to see if I could build the girder using almost all the knee action parts

    Still not quite finished but you can tell the direction the final product will be in this pic
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    Here you can see the cuts I had to make in the Galvanized Standoff Column to clear the tank during turning
    the pivot arms I am hoping to use these u bolt plates from ace hardware (home depot versions where too thin)
    the main pivots are made using a 3" x 3/8 plate If not then the mending plate will be used
    the attachment between the lower pivot and the fork is a 2 1/2 plate
    the little plate will be bent into an L shape and bolted with a 3/8 coupling nut to the top
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    and here is how a pic of the rearranged spring mechanism
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  20. MONARKofSoCal

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    I am going tonight to pick up a complete 2000's Manta Ray
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    Not because I am switching builds but because I am going to pilfer a lot of parts from this bike

    I am definitely going to use the 170mm wide coaster hub for sure

    There is a possibility I may use the front fork and do away with the custom girder fork
    after seeing DRAGSTER RAT FREAK by Reallybigtim in the class 2 builds
    I think a variation on his front fork and hbars will work better for my purposes

    Also have my seat and tires on their way

    Its a good thing this is labor day weekend coming up
    I have a lot of labor that I will be putting into this bike to finish it before the deadline
     
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