RRBBO13 The Giant Killer - Tapping Out :(

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Verrt, May 27, 2018.

  1. GuitarlCarl

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    What time is the ride Sunday?
    I cant get up there till about 1:30
    It's a square taper...

    Carl.
     
  2. Verrt

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    Meet at 10:00, ride at 11:00 I believe. We're in the same boat, think we'll be booting it to make it in time.
    Saturday rides are much easier. :wink1:
     
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  3. GuitarlCarl

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    GC said he thought it was The Ballooners... so yeah they do Sundays... oh well.
     
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  4. Verrt

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    Feeling lucky Joseph Stalin hasn't shown up in my build thread yet :tmi:
     
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  5. OddJob

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    Stalin's just setting up his next Marx.
     
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    Quit Stalin! :D
     
  7. Jake Sensi

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    You asked for it[​IMG]

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  8. Verrt

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    I'm just not sure I can Putin the hours needed.

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  9. Glen

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    Ooooh, @Jake Sensi ... you've been Trumped.


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  10. OddJob

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  11. Verrt

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    Baby steps.

    Attacked the frame with a wire wheel (therapeutic!), but only got so far as I live in an apartment block and don't feel comfortable operating power tools past a certain hour.

    Also, my 50 year old Sears drill was starting to get too hot to hold.
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    Couldn't help but do a mini mockup
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    Got my wheels back from @SlyRed
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    Remove the rubber cap
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    Say the magic word aaaand...

    Brakes!
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    The other thing I'm struggling with is, I picked this up on the weekend and all it really needs is a little wrenching and a lot of cleaning and it'll be awesome. It already rides like a dream and it hasn't been touched in at least 20 years.
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    So it's really hard to keep my focus on the BO bike, while this is sitting there asking to be cleaned
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  12. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    I like the wheel, I recently picked up a Peugeot similar to yours and now I don't kno wht to do with it ?

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  13. OddJob

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    Looks like we have another bare frame on the horizon! That's going to work.
     
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  14. Verrt

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    My plan is to clean it up and ride it all over the city. What else would you do with a bicycle?

    Hoping to mirror polish it, but that might be a post build off activity.
     
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  15. OddJob

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    For a quick polish and shine, check out my videologue on my thread. Get it all done in about 30 mins .
     
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  16. Verrt

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    If you're gonna post clickbait in my thread you have to word it right, like this:

    "You'll never guess this this one weird ingredient
    to polish your frame in under 30 minutes!"

    Watch the video >>

    jk, thanks for the tip :grin:
     
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  17. toro1978

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    Many people hate roller brakes, but I think they are a very good option for the rear when one does not have frame bosses or disk mount, but does not want a coaster brake.
     
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  18. OddJob

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    Hahaha! 'Clickbait' is too hip of a term for this sexagenarian! :21:

    But I like your style, really do. Funny stuff!
     
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  19. Verrt

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    I know they're not particularly popular, but they generally have the same stopping power as a coaster, depending on the size of the shoes. Plus you don't lose rear braking if your chain comes off.

    In this case I would have sooner gone with v-brakes or cantilevers , but a long list of engineering problems directed me towards drum brakes front and back. They also have that 70s chopper look I'm going for!
     
  20. GuitarlCarl

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    Small suggestion... Adjust your forks to where the chain stays are horizontal. I'll bet some of the "flip over feel" will be gone. Also negating the stretch plates...

    Carl. :cool2:
     
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