- Jul 25, 2019
here is the new rear wheel. i am happy how it turned out. black hub / black spokes / black nipples / black rim.....bck in blck and some fatti-o whitewall
You are in the Netherlands, right? I am sure Karim at Custom Cruisers Zwolle can help you out. Also Bram Reitsma have done extension like that for his Revil bike, with significantly longer head tube then yours. Keep in mind, that the fork might need more modification, then just steerer extension, since the top crown would sit differently on a longer steerer. Get a bunch of spacers, washers and extended nuts just in case.
Nice build, i wish you luck to finish it in time!
Btw, never knew Sparker head tube was different size then Delivery (though they are different angle actually). Or maybe mine Monark springer have a longer steerer from the beginning?
As far as i know there is more then just one company producing this repop monark forks, so maybe the others have it different.Thank you so much! According to the seller, all these types of monark forks have steering columns with identical lengths. That's apparently why those forks aren't used for Electras. Good to know.....lol.
Clarence, I'm not sure where you are located, but if you are in the USA anywhere, there is a warehouse for JBI.bike (formerly J & B Imports) that services your local bike shop close by.Yeah, no doubt! No way my seller knows the entire market, no one really does. I was merely quoting him. I am glad you found another example, quite impressive since I couldn't find any. Not even the Electra forums have any. The image you posted is very interesting for another reason. It appears to be a 'threaded' version of that fork, which I have never seen either. I am also not sure which Electra frame that is and how long that head tube is on this one. The 'threaded' present a whole different challenge since you can't cut off the thread to shorten the steering tube. That's why there is a stack of spacers installed on this one. Welding these steering tubes is tricky since the tube needs to be attached absolutely straight otherwise it won't steer. Wish me luck!
This one was hanging in my neighbor's garage. He got it to deliver papers with at age 13, used it just for that for two years, and then hung on to it without riding it for the next 55 yrs! One day he said, " You're always fooling around with those old bikes. Why don't you do something with mine?not to threadjack, but:
i LOVE this frame. It's a Hawthorne, you say? Do you know what years it was made and if it was sold under any other brands? Just so I can keep an eye out...
I had to buy special powder coating masking tape myself, and always mask all the stuff prior go giving it to powdercoater. Still sometimes i find surprises and do have to spend time cleaning it up. But hey, the durability of the coat worth the effort. Now i am about to try to work with a new coater, who have done some awesome job on few bikes i have seen, and as i am concerned is up for some experimentation!@OddJob Since you 'rattle canned' the springer, you may be familiar with all these parts. Mine are powdered to match the OG gloss black paint of the bike. I had to remove the powder from the area of these links on the bottom that are in contact with the fork as the powder acted like glue and prevented the fork from freely moving. The powder guys did a good job of not powdering the inside of these links.
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