Kamelback Klunkster

Discussion in 'KLUNKER BUILD OFF' started by ej599, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. ej599

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    Well, I have this blue 67' speedster or this red 71' racer, a S.A. 3 speed hub and a set of NOS 24" s-7 hoops which I've located some tires for. Now all I need is spokes. I was told there 9-3/4" but if someone has a spoke chart and could verify that, I'd be grateful.
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  2. Markm

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    I have a calculator but need to know:
    number of spokes
    hub size( 67mm, 63mm, 48mm, 44.5mm, 40mm, or 34mm)
    spoking pattern ( 3X or 2 X)
    havent tried this yet....looks confusing...


    EDIT: just need to know spoke count and pattern, 3X or 2X
     
  3. Markm

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    I tried: 24 in. rim, 32 spokes,SA hub (67mm.), 2X pattern and got 233mm. which is about 9 3/16 ths...If I did it right... Ill practice while waiting for your spoke count... :mrgreen:
     
  4. ej599

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    36 spokes.
     
  5. Markm

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    9 7/16 with 3 X pattern...
     
  6. ej599

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    Thank you sir!
     
  7. ej599

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    Well my tires arived from Crassley today and man are they nice! Great price too. I wrote off trying to find knobby tires for 24" S-7 wheels but these have a somewhat aggresive tread. Its a hybrid klunker! yeah yeah thats it! :roll: Its what I got so I guess that's what I'm using. I'm using the red bike but I may borrow the hub from the blue bike as it's a 3 speed coaster brake and will save me the chore of trying to fit brakes to the smaller wheels. That's the plan for now. I gotta get spokes.
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  8. ej599

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    Plan? What plan? I'm going with a locked up Bendix RB-2 from a wheel with a broken spoke in my shed. It freed up nicely.
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    Spokes are on the way!
     
  9. ej599

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    Uh-oh! Braze failure.
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    Can we fix it! Yes we can!
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  10. ej599

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    Well I think the simple way to fix it is to remove a little paint at the weld area and then touch it up.....Heh heh! Never been one to do things the simple way.
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  11. ej599

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    Litlle weld on top.
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    Little weld on bottom.
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    Both sides, bottom and top! in primer too![​IMG]
    "Dehhh-you aint goin' nowhere!"
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  12. ej599

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    I got my wheels built although they still need truing, and my frame painted. That Dupli-Color Metal-Specs is some good spray can paint.
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  13. Markm

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    lookin good!!! So the spoke calculator was right???
     
  14. ej599

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    Well after I switched my hub choice from the S.A. 3 speed to the Benbix R.B 2, which is about 5/8" smaller in dia. I figured it would affect the length. So I went to one of those sights and did it myself. Thanks alot for your work anyway though! :p Sorry you wasted your time. FYI I used a 4 cross and it came out to 9-7/8". Considering that you were probably right.
     
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  17. FaceOFFbikes

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    Do you still have the blue frame? Better yet the whole bike?
     
  18. ej599

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    Yes I do. I decided I'm gonna refurbish that one as close to original as I can. The paint has scratches but I really like the painted fenders. It won't be perfect but none of my bikes are! :)
     
  19. FaceOFFbikes

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    Ok cool I was gonna ask you to sell it to me. lol
     

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