Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by The Renaissance Man, May 1, 2018.
Those are some wicked ice skates you got there!
Your custom drop-outs remind me of the 'ice luge' I made for my sons' holiday party this past December. A 20" x 4" x 4" chunk of ice with a winding path chiseled in the top, and holiday 'spirits' were poured from the top to the waiting recipient at the bottom end.
The sleigh blades are shelf brackets.
The mortar tray was first used for the ice block form. Went to a larger tupperware container for final form.
LOL, I thought that too.
Perfect, that's what I was shooting for!
Here's a quick mockup after cutting off the original drop outs. There's still more forming and fitting to do before they're ready to weld in place.
They are looking awesome
I love how those turned out! That is gonna be sick!
Those are so cool Santa Jim!
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@yoothgeye is gonna want a set of those for his tall elf bike
I prefer Jim-a-Clause.
That would be a good fit!
The sleds are plumb and square with the frame now. It took some time and quite a few clamps to get everything in place.
Once again, my cousin Charlie did his magic for me!
There's a few more details to do to them later but for now I'm done with the drop outs. I'm pleased with the outcome.
You should be pleased with the outcome. Nice work!
I don't know much about welding, but those welds do look awesome! I drive a fork lift and I get mesmerized by skillful professionals. I would love to see your cousin Charlie doing a whole frame.
Thanks y'all. I've tried doing my own welding and... well... I'd rather have Charlie weld for me when he can.
Here's the latest mockup. Glad the dropouts are finally done so that I can move on. Much more work ahead!
Nice looking welds I like how your doing the stretch behind the seat should be comfortable to ride.
Came late to this thread. Now I've read it and I'm up to speed, I'm stoked to see how how the latest TRM build progresses. I can see you put a lot of thought into those dropouts Jim. Ain't it grand when a pro welder like your cuz Charlie brings an idea to life?!
Dropouts are awesome! Any plans for gusseting the frame? The "cowl shake" is the only thing I don't care for on Interrobang (also why I've never owned a convertible car).
Thanks y'all! Duchess I don't think the frame will need any gussets. Should be fine like it is, the owner is not a big guy.
Thanks for making me feel like a beefy Viking!
For Odin, we shall run through the Saxons with rusty chainrings and sharpened handlebars!
That is really really nice!
One more distracting thought!
When you work on the production dropouts it would be cool if they worked in vertical dropouts as well, thus acting as both an extention and a conversion. Would be super handy when doing single speed conversions.
Lookin' great! Beautiful welds!
As weld ons there's no reason they wouldn't work as is. If a guy wanted to put a threaded hole on the extensions to hang them on their own frame, it might be made reversible rather than welded on.
Looks great Jim.
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