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Well did a little bit of painting the other day... I decided I would flat black the seat pan for now, I may recover it later but not sure on what color. So here it is reassembled for now.....
Got the sprocket back form my uncle tonight (FINALLY)
In the last couple of weeks I have torn apart, degreased and reassembled the rear hub that came with the frame. It now resides in the front fork. At first the axle would not quite fit all the way in the front drop-outs, so I had to lightly grind them out with the Dremel. Now it sets in nicely and all that needs to be done is true the wheel and mount the tube and tire. I am starting to polish the frame and once that is done I can start reassembly. I bought a Sturmey Archer 3 speed from Double Nickle and recieved it a few days ago. Unfortunately it looks like UPS has done a wonderful job of putting other packages on top of the wheel and hub that dub sent me and in the process has broken the shift chain.
So now I am trying to figure out whether or not that can be fixed If it can be replaced then I will start cleaning that hub and then relace it into the other rim that Double Nickle sent me. Right now it is painted red but will get a fresh coat of black before being laced up.
I decided last night to tear apart and clean the rear hub that double nickle sent me Before:
Removed the tire and the rim. Its so rusty it stays together even when holding it up by one spoke
I reduced it to a pile of parts:
I don't mind cleaning but I don't think those spokes will ever see use again. My tetnus shout is up to date but I have better things to do than clean and polish those back to life. They will join the scrap pile
I have been trying to find out whether or not I can get a new shift chain or not since UPS broke this one
So in the mean time I have decided that I will just clean it up and worse case scenario I will have a 3speed locked in gear that is unshiftable till I find a new chain. So I started removing some of the scale from the hub and found the engraving on the shell:
Can't tell what it says, here's a little more cleaning:
And a bit of polish to see how the chrome could look in the daylight this morning:
Now I just need to get to polishing that frame I think I will do that while the rear hub soaks a bit
pictures coming soon of the front fork mocked up with coaster brake hub
ok as promised here is the front fork primed and mocked up with the skip tooth coaster rear hub
and a close up
just need to finish the mounting strap for the brake arm
Haven't had much progress on this for awhile. I have looked at it everyday sitting in the garage and have been dissapointed in my lack of ambition with it. So today I decided that if I didn't do anything with it at least I could let someone else do somethin to it. So I took the original rear hub and wheel up to the lbs and had them replace a broken spoke and true the wheel. They got it done after a couple hours and I picked it up when they called. Took it home wrapped the inner liner around it installed the tube and mounted the new white wall on it. I need new shorter spokes for the Sa3 hub that doublenickle gave me, so until then not much else to do with it now.
Well that was until I spotted the girlfriends sdaughters bike in the corner She doesn't ride it any more because its a 20 inch huffy and too small for her. What does this have to do with mine? you ask..... Well it gave up its front wheel for the time being and is now on the dayton. I quickly installed the neck and handle bars and then the seat post(thanks batten) and seat(thanks udall). Took it for a spin and all seems to work well. It needs some adjusting of the seat (needs to go back further, but need a 7 seat post for that) and the handle bars(a bit low and wide for the time being, still want a set of mini apes for it) but for now it rolls and is not too much of a dissapointment to me. Maybe now it will push me to make more head way on it.
I know what all of you say if theres no picture it didn't really happen so here is one from the cell phone sorry but it was all I had at the time-
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