Hidden Treasure: Class 2

Discussion in 'MBBO 2018 BIKES - CLASS 2' started by biggraham, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. biggraham

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    How's it going? I've been laying off the forum builds, but as this MBBO started on my Birthday, figured it was a sign to get involved. I bought this Electra aluminium frame at the flea for $8, notice the frame where the seat post goes is knackered! I managed to get a seat clamp tight on there, but the seat post still won't tighten enough, thus it's perfect for a 'Nana. Even the stock forks are difficult to find with such a long headstock stem, (I wanted something older looking), these mocked on it just now I've shortened with a grinder, but I may still shorten them a little. I'm gonna build pretty much from my parts stash, but I thought "Another man's treasure" sounded a little iffy as a title!

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    The vintage pedals match the fork, although I doubt I can get a 2.125 tire under them, time for so experimentation..
     
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    Unsure of wheels, I'm debating borrowing the 24" drum brake from the trike I'm selling, kinda want to be cable free though. I think I can squeeze in this Beach Bum 3" fat tire if install it flat, found a narrow 26" front wheel with a 1.75 tire, these may work :)

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    Air quality's not the greatest today, so I may knock it on the head, but here are those wheels mounted!
    Still debating a 24 front with potentially a wider tire, although it may make it too squirrelly! Please excuse the impromptu seat post!

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    There's been a few builds lately with seat post issues and some have solved the problem with a post configured like a stem, with a threaded rod, a pinch bolt and a nut and washer on top. The old aluminum Silver King frames were like that and it works well. The pinch bolt doesn't need to be a wedge either it can be a cone, with the post slotted at the bottom. This spreads the force evenly. It seems you may have solved your problem. But this solution may be worth saving for a future issue if you don't explore it now...

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    Thanks for the top tip!
     
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    Borrowed bars from another build, really coming together!
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    Now that's ^ a mouthful!
     
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    Test ride was a lot of fun, I flipped the seat post mount around, as it's a regular sized banana seat, but the suspension seat post helps with comfort!
     
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    Looking good:thumbsup:
     
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    Thats looking good, nice stance, everything has an equal amount of "use", if youre keeping it as is.
     
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    Well, my svelte 200 plus pounds dramatically snapped the bolt mounting the sissy, no surprise as I was using the fender mounting holes. Time for a new sissy!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement, it's going to be raining hard for the next few days. I've already stashed an axle-mount sissy in a puddle for some light rusting :)
     
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    Had to fix washing machine today, ate up my wrenching time, now to get cleaned up before the family's home..
     
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