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Brought the frame parts into work to show my co-worker that will be doing the welding for me. We laid it out on the floor and I used some masking tape to show where we wanted to weld supports.We should be able to start welding this weekend.
I really hope your chainline is straight with the stock BB, I don't doubt you, but that's a WIDE wheel.
Doubts and questions are appreciated. It helps me make sure before I have gone too far.
But, in previous mock-ups and one I just did a moment ago, it lines up with about a full little finger gap (5/8 to 3/4 inch) between the tire and the chain. As we tack it up, I plan to check all clearances again. If it is totally off, then I can always cut out the old BB and weld the OCC one in. But it looks like I won't need to.
I think Fugsley has a longer rear end that Sand Rover. What is the distance from the center of your crank to the axle? Mine is about 30 inches.
I'll measure it when I get home. You can't tell it's got a longer wheel base when you are riding it, just feels like a BMX bike normally does. I know this, the stock brake line wasn't long enough and I had to mak a new line, that really surprised me based on how long the chopper was, but I guess alot of that is the raked out fork.
On the chopper the brake line was really a direct shot with the low bars and how it runs right down the inside of the top tube.
I really hope my buddy has time this weekend for us to start on the welding. I am tired of mocking up, I want to "GIT 2 BUILDIN"!!!!
I like my plans for the front fork, but after staring at the mock ups (since my buddy isn't available to weld yet). I was kind of intrigued with maybe keeping the existing geometry of the OCC rear end forks. I would make a nice platform for a front rack.
As you know I plan ot use the curved front end of a water ski for a rear cooler rack. What if I cut the back end of the water ski off and attached it up front as a rack? Is that just too wacky????!!!
Maybe on a future skinnier tire build I could make a sissy bar out of a water ski??
Actually, two snow skis would be kinda cool for a sissy bar. You could bolt them to the axle and them make there tips curve in to meet at the top.
Sissy bar made with ski's!?! Kwazy wratter!! Great idea-go for it!! Peace
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Not right for this build, but I will definitely use that one at some point. Probably after a few beers!
If you have any left over chopper frame parts, and a tire that would be awesome. I'm doing a kind of Chopper/Cruiser type bike and i need all the extra parts.
Check out his beefy little monster. It's a Hanebrink. 20x8 tires!!!!
http://thethrottle.thechive.com/2010/11 ... wing-thin/
My video is what you need to be watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DooLUUTW8xc
Just did, and posted on your thread! It really looks like you have the gearing perfect!
I am sure that the turning in the sand is probably more of a learning process than anything.
I am VERY jealous
Well, my buddy got his welding machine out and we ran a few test welds on the scrap front sections of the OCCs that I chopped. We are almost set to start doing some real building again, but still in prep and mock mode. He has to work with a crew to fix his roof where a tree branch fell.
Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage. You gotta love DollarTree to help you get your bike rat powered.
Did some better staging of the frame tonight. Double checking the geometry and chain lines for clearance. Locked in the frame and rear end. This is pretty dang close to the final placement. Double checked the chain clearance. It clears the Dahon seatstay by well 0.75-1 inch. It clears the tire by 1/4 inch. I think this is sufficient. What does everyone else think? I could weld the OCC BB onto the Dahon, but I don't think I need to. Opinions wanted?
Upper chain clearance of tire
Upper chain clearance of OCC chainstay.
Lower chain clearance of OCC chainstay
Lower chain clearance of tire
Chain clearance of Dahon seatstay and chainstay
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