DXnard - Class 2

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 2' started by gowjobs, Oct 6, 2018.

  1. gowjobs

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    C'mon, school me! IMG_20181019_130200_672.jpg
     
  2. OddJob

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    Dog collar?
     
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    ....and love the school bus drawing Dave! I don't know if you knew or not, but I drive school bus here in our district.

    Your concept and style gets all my lights flashing! :grin:
     
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  4. gowjobs

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    I tried something different with the fork. Two near-flips over the bars indicate that it's a really poor idea.
    Adding the Death Grip logo to the slick was fun, though. IMG_20181020_174153_318.jpg IMG_20181020_174325_290.jpg
     
  5. gowjobs

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    Thanks! I have a couple of friends who drive school buses, and I thought a derelict, converted into a school itself, seemed like an interesting take on the subject.
     
  6. gowjobs

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    Flipped the fork back around, and did more riding. Seems my weight was too much for the upper spring perch, so I have to be careful about bumps until I straighten it back out . IMG_20181021_124032_045.jpg
     
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  7. GuitarlCarl

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    I like silverware...
     
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  8. gowjobs

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    I have been considering that. For test rides, I found an old black-oxide coated KT brake strap. Definitely in need of something cooler for the finished version.
     
  9. GuitarlCarl

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    Anything with an acorn nut on it will look tougher than a plain fastener...

    Carl.
     
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    The fork looks industrial...the chainring looks industrial...how about replacing the whole brake arm with something more industrial to carry the theme to the rear, like a turnbuckle or threaded rod with heim joints or something?

    Jason
     
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    Nice! I like where this is heading!
     
  12. gowjobs

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    Mostly because it's a 1937 Morrow hub, and I've been wanting one for years, so i can't see ditching the brake arm with that logo on it. That being said, I may be able to come up with something to secure it that looks a little more like it came out of a machine shop or foundry.
     
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    How about something like Whizzer style , set up ? :39: 01616_4h9TARicJaa_1200x900.jpg
     
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    Yeah, that I can get behind. I think if I used a properly sized shaft collar, drilled and tapped it, and then used a go-kart tie rod to link it to the arm, it could work well.
     
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    I’ve played around with using battery terminals. They also provide a mounting point for a tail light.
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    They're usually made from some pretty soft stuff, though. We have some decent hills around here - I want to make sure that what little brake I have actually works.
     
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    That saddle!!!

    I like the whizzer style brake arm too
     
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    I know this is usually the opposite direction of where I'd be going but... isn't there a reason for the Whizzer brake arm? So why do that here? Almost looks like a Rube Goldberg design.

    Carl.
     
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    From the design, I infer that the Whizzer brake linkage was designed to keep the hub's arm from possibly bending the chainstay under repeated, panic braking. I can see the same reasoning behind using it in a hilly area, like the one in which I live.
     
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    Well there's your reasoning. Now design it to be tough and clean, muscle style!

    Carl.
     
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