Spring Spare Time

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by OneHorsePower, May 10, 2019.

  1. OneHorsePower

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    keep them comming :) thanks
     
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  2. OddJob

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    Totally tubular! Okay, I'm not a valley girl from California, but this design is sweet!

    That fork:41:
     
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  3. LukeTheJoker

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    Loving the frame and fork!
    Looking awesome!
     
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    the fork is coming along !

    i started by leveling the underside on the top tree , removing the thickness of the plate i made for the spring mount
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    then welded the pre-drilled plates on there to make the mount

    i bought this nylon/plastic tube a while back especially to make pivots , now is the time! fit 3/8''bolts half inch holes perfectly found in the plumbing island at hardware store 20190519_121632.jpg

    then proceeded to cut triangles out the bottom of the fork and hammer them to somewhat of a point , then welded 20190519_151604.jpg
    welded 1/4'' 20 extention nuts on the ends 20190519_155919.jpg
    and thats my pivots , bolts are from hardware store too , not sure of their true purpose but has a 3/8'' slick part and are perfect for this 20190519_161608.jpg
    hammered the ends of the spring rods flat 20190519_163053.jpg
    drilled , tap , and welded nuts on the exterior 20190519_164518.jpg
    boom! all pivots done and inline and the right width for the hub , just need to make the swigning plates/dropouts now 20190519_170530.jpg
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    :nerd:
     
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    Smashing the like button on this one. Can't pick out my favorite feature
     
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    Very nice springer fork work!
     
  7. OneHorsePower

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    thank you guys :happy:
     
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  8. OneHorsePower

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    fork drop outs .. check! :cool:
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    iam super proud of this fork . to me its always the most fun part of a build is doing a custom fork :banana:
     
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    its got chains !

    i drilled the frame , welded in a small tube for the pivot bolt of the tentionner
    ajusted again the offset a little bit.

    and drilled and tap a hole for the ajuster right under it
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    the ajuster is made of a 1/4'' 20 bolt welded on a ring , and has capped nuts that i drilled through to make some kind of swivel joint 20190520_173533.jpg 20190520_173555.jpg 20190520_173611.jpg 20190520_173626.jpg
    10 days left before its due to be rode around town :whew:
     
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    Do you think you'll need dropout adjusters for the hub(for good measure)
    What have you been using for a seat to set the crank in place?

    Waiting for the left side profile shot. I like the chain directions.
    10 days...No problem:grin:
     
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    i have no seat yet , ill have to make one , probably banana seat style . crank was just set at a resonable hight as much forward as i could , ill figgure how high i need to make the seat and bars to be confortable riding it
     
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    Fork is super cool. Kind of a Triple Tree/Monarch/Girvin vibe to it. TripMonIrvin..:D...keep up the good work. This is fascinating to watch...:thumbsup:
     
  13. OneHorsePower

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    thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Love the fork work!
     
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    adjustments is all done by the center hub dual way tentionner , plenty of adjustment :nod:

    Thanks :smug:
     
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    -Seat post/seat and bars done today ,
    well almost..
    seat need pading and i ran out of wleding wire after tacking the bars

    here is where i got the big orange springs , form a powerwheel my neigbor trew to garbage , thats the front steering mech ,basically mtb pivots :13:
    and that seat is from a excerciser bike also from a neigbor garbage lol
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    so i though of this .. 20190521_103213.jpg
    then remembered i had a suspension seat post . and turns out this could actually work :43:

    i cut the standard seat clamp out and guess what , the top spring hat just pressed in no problem!
    (under that boot is a square rod , the top hat is pressed against it and stop there)

    the spring is big enough to clear the slider clamp (part with the yellow sticker)
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    but the botton spring plate needed a little help to go over the tube..
    wood lath commes in handy as always
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    Bam! 20190521_111936.jpg
    i then welded a washer on top to secure the spring plate 20190521_113014.jpg
    found a tube the right size to slide over it on the bottom and drilled/welded a nut to have a set-screw holding it in place .
    now spring is secured
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    then cut that part out of a 2x4 steel chanel to clamp the seat on 20190521_142402.jpg
    some little added supports added , and then welded to the post.
    i also made a shim for the post to be tight in the frame and found a 1.5'' industrial clamp i had in my parts
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    Bam ! works so well iam amazed:13::43: 20190521_151055.jpg 20190521_151115.jpg
    i then proceeded to make the bars , had to remove the center section for it to clam good in the fork ..these are generic moon bars 20190521_161754.jpg
    i then cut the handles off and welded these excersiser bars on to it ..Hollly!thats wide! 38.5'' to be exact :giggle: 20190521_165618.jpg 20190521_165712.jpg
    i might try to pie cut them to make them a bit narrower , that pretty much the only steel bars parts i had so i made the most of it:113:
     
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    Looking awesome from junk to something cool :cool2:
     
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    I just died......
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  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Those bars are awesome just as they are!
    Great work 1HP! You are flying on this build!
    :rockout:
     
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  20. OneHorsePower

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    thats the spirit! :thumbsup:
    dont please :oops::p

    thanks guys!

    ye like last year 3day build , i had to build this quick since the buildoff only starts 1month before the annual custom bike ride with friends ,
    so ye its a bit more challenge , but at the same time i dont work many hours at the job lately and dont want to spend to much time or budget on bikes anymore , i got my first car and i want to do things to it , car stuff is expensive especially the mechanical stuff witch iam not equip to deal with ..
     

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