Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by OneHorsePower, May 10, 2019.
keep them comming thanks
Totally tubular! Okay, I'm not a valley girl from California, but this design is sweet!
Loving the frame and fork!
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
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
then proceeded to cut triangles out the bottom of the fork and hammer them to somewhat of a point , then welded
welded 1/4'' 20 extention nuts on the ends
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
hammered the ends of the spring rods flat
drilled , tap , and welded nuts on the exterior
boom! all pivots done and inline and the right width for the hub , just need to make the swigning plates/dropouts now
Smashing the like button on this one. Can't pick out my favorite feature
Very nice springer fork work!
thank you guys
fork drop outs .. check!
iam super proud of this fork . to me its always the most fun part of a build is doing a custom fork
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
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
10 days left before its due to be rode around town
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
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
Fork is super cool. Kind of a Triple Tree/Monarch/Girvin vibe to it. TripMonIrvin.....keep up the good work. This is fascinating to watch...
Love the fork work!
adjustments is all done by the center hub dual way tentionner , plenty of adjustment
-Seat post/seat and bars done today ,
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
and that seat is from a excerciser bike also from a neigbor garbage lol
so i though of this ..
then remembered i had a suspension seat post . and turns out this could actually work
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)
but the botton spring plate needed a little help to go over the tube..
wood lath commes in handy as always
i then welded a washer on top to secure the spring plate
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
then cut that part out of a 2x4 steel chanel to clamp the seat on
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
Bam ! works so well iam amazed
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
i then cut the handles off and welded these excersiser bars on to it ..Hollly!thats wide! 38.5'' to be exact
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
Looking awesome from junk to something cool
I just died......
Those bars are awesome just as they are!
Great work 1HP! You are flying on this build!
thats the spirit!
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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