CapnUNITarian wrote:Very cool project, and making good use of those OCC choppers (aint making fun of 'em-- I keep walking past an old GIANT 'Dub' 20" chopper at my LBS, keep threatening to buy it-- it's got the fat tires front & rear ) If you have problems with the seat locale, with your tools and skills, why not just add another/new seat post back closer to the rear wheel? Can't wait to see it together. Oh, and PLEASE don't paint it! It looks sooooooo cool with all the different paint jobs on it
Thanks, but I will be painting it, as cool as it is to have the OCC stuff and the GT stuff, the Roadmaster stuff throws it off for me. haha
OK, time for an UPDATE!!!!!
Cody and I went for a night trail ride again tonight, afterwards we came back to the shop and got back to work on the Sand Rover. First order of business, finish welding the BB bearing cups together and mounting them:
Looks really good this way.
Now, slide in the OCC BB (with a dead blow hammer):
Now before I welded the bottom bracket in place, I had to throw on a chain so adjust chain line:
Oh man does this thing look good!
So again, before I weld the BB, I gotta take it for a ride now!
Man, my 200lb self makes the bike look little!
It rides great, because of the roundness of the tire, it goes straight well, but pulls when steering as the tire gets shorter on the sidewall, not a handling problem per-se just something you realize and go "Oh, okay." I haven't ridden it fast or hard yet because I am still welding in the rear support beam (can be seen in riding photo) and I have to add a couple links to the chain to set the wheel back a little so the brake pads will reach the wheel, there is definitely not enough adjustment in those brakes.
I'm happy... real happy.
Here's a couple extra photos (nearly duplicates):