Dowie Soetenga wrote:Yes. I did make the rear brake bosses. Here is a tread I started showing how to make them.
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They are custom fabricated to put modern brakes on a vintage schwinn frame. Here is the construction. The split shafts clamp on the rear of the frame so you do not have to weld them to your frame.
This is such a brilliant idea and one that I'm sure will be copied numerous times in the future.
Thanks for the positive feedback(s) on the brake bosses. They work great might I add. I've been running them for one season with no issues. The split shaft collars "clamps" hold tight. I've had no issues with them shifting after I installed them. If I had the time to make a good welding jig, I'd make them in bulk.
Where can one purchase a "split shaft collar"?
Just askin'.....for now.
A good Ace or True Value hardware store carries them. They have both metric and standard. The rear frame tubes on my 63 schwinn measured .551" so a 14mm split shaft collar fits perfect. I used split shaft collars for my motor mounts as well. 1.00" for the bottom two mounts, and .625" for the top mount. They work great. You can order them online though http://www.mcmastercarr.com . Just type in shaft collar, and navigate to two piece clamp on version.
We are all little kids when we see a build like this that we can all see ourselves enjoying the
dream of getting on this awesome bike and riding it ourselve. Thank you for sharing the pictures and that only proves that anything is possible as long as we believe it could be built and the genious it takes to actually achieve it.
Wow, all the great fab work and detailed cad images. You could make some serious coin if you took orders for some of your fab'd stuff. I love the rear break mounts, but unfortunately don't have the equipment to make them.
what cad program(s) did you use to do that model. id love to be able to do something other than blueprints. thanks.
Im old enough to remember when we were young, we sold our bikes for LESS than what we paid for them new.....stores should start selling used bikes.
Thanks for the positive feedback guys. Keeping the design simple is the hard part. I used an engineering program called SolidWorks to to the 3D CAD modeling, renderings, and blueprints.
The hot rod in the background is a 1931 Ford Roadster with a 1939 Flathead V8 motor. My board track bicycle has a 2.5HP flathead as well. Flatheads forever!
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