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Went and picked up some tube for the springer. 31.8mm for the main legs and 19mm for the moving leg (I'm not really sure what the correct name for it is ). I'm gonna bend the 19mm to 180degrees using the packed sand method, and will do a step by step how-to. Probably won't be for a while though as I'm taking my wife to a concert this week-end and will be away for a few days.
Wow are you like the oldest student there or what?
Yeah...........Grade 9, the worst 15 years of my life .
Nah, the Musical Director couldn't get a student percussionist, so I got the gig.
I found an old tube bender in the bottom of a locker at work and tried it out today. Worked very well, and saves me from packing the tube with sand and heat bending .
Did a quick mock up when I got home to see how it looks and to start working out mounting brackets and rocker length. It's being held in place in the pics with cable ties, a bit of tomato stake and a socket, but it's good enough to give a general idea of how it's gonna look........Pretty happy with it
I still haven't had a chance to do the welding and cleaning up of the frame yet, so I'm still using the green frame for mock ups. I've also gotta make some new main fork legs a litter longer than these.
Man, this looks good...
If you can pull that fork off you might have a winner in your hands. Very cool clean and tight bike. But the green has got something to do with it. I'm still loving that color...
Bike does look super clean and mean! love the fork.
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Once the springer is functional will you limit the travel so the tire won't bottom out or will you lower the wheel to accomodate the travel? Looks like your clearance from tire to fork is very tight.
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This bike is looking super tough. I would have a hard time taking the fork off that frame.
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Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen.
No major work will be getting done on this for the next week or so, as I will be flat out with our musical production next week, as well as finishing off two bikes with my son for the car show which is on the following week-end .
I'll only be doing a bit of fiddly stuff on the Bareknuckle Brawler, like nutting out, measuring and maybe fabricating some small parts for the springer (brackets, pivots and rockers etc).
Ingenious work on the front end! I'm definitely watching this build.
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