Papa's taxi

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  1. OddJob

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    Excellent idea!
     
  2. Brian macumber

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    So this is what I came up with to make sure the rear is stiff. I used two pieces of angle that luckily came even with the top of the chain stays and a flat piece of steel cut to fit the frame and around the kickstand mount. Just need some welding time. 20190523_231709.jpg
     
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  3. OddJob

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    Now that looks solid!
     
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    Be careful welding galvanized metal as it produces harmful fumes that can really mess you up.
     
  5. Brian macumber

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    Yeah I know I take and grind where ever I'm welding as to get at least get most of it off and weld outside if that helps.
     
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    I believe you can also soak it in white vinegar to remove the coating...
     
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  7. Brian macumber

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    Haven't gotten much done except for the inside panels and kick panel covered yesterday . Just using some material that I had from other projects. 20190525_150255.jpg trying to come up a design for the checkerboard pattern thinking something like this or just narrow to fat with bottom being level or just a straight line 3 squares tall like the checker cabs. 20190525_150230.jpg nothing done today spending time with the wife on our 27th anniversary getting ready to go out.
     
  8. Brian macumber

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    I picked up this set of nexus 3 wheels that the paint is the wrong color and pretty well messed up little curb rash on rims and paint on the spokes is flaking off in spots. I haven't broken down and respocked a wheel before so been watching videos seems not to hard except for maybe truing and centering part. Gonna start with the front rim at least if I mess up I have other front rims I could use only have 1 nexus 3 hub. 20190527_175810.jpg 20190527_175822.jpg the plan is to strip paint off the spokes and possibly the rim or just sand the rim and repaint.
     
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    Saturday morning went to the swap shop and found this handlebar at a guy that had some motorcycle parts and some bike but these were with the motorcycle parts. 20190601_123330.jpg after I got home worked on the tank halves just have some sanding on them. 20190602_230144.jpg today I finished up the welding and added a plate to the top around and behind the seat bar to match what I did on the bottom chain stays. 20190602_204850.jpg then I did a quick mock-up to see how it was looking so far 20190602_204211.jpg not sure if I'm going to use the Springer forks or the stock so I can use the front fender.
     
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    20190605_182446.jpg Got the spokes stripped and painted the rims now just need to respoke and tune:crazy2: hopefully it will go good. Then on to the rear wheel
     
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    Kinda before pic this is what front looked like before 20190606_180937.jpg and after 20190606_181009.jpg this was my first time doing this can someone tell me how tight the spokes should be how much flex in them?
     
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    I always tight the spokes so that they have almost no flex at all
     
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    I usually tighten the spokes evenly until the nipples are bottomed out on the rim butt not tight at all. Then I put it in my truing stand and mark it's position with the "feelers" (my stand is home made and the feelers are bolts). Then I flip the rim to see if it ends up in the same spot. If it's not I tighten spokes on whichever side it needs to go towards until it is centered on the axle and I can flip it and it ends up in the same spot. This is called "dishing" and I'm doing it wrong. (You're supposed to use a dishing tool.)

    After that I spin the rim and look for high spots. I tighten spokes evenly until the rim is nice and round. Then I take out the side to side movements by tightening spokes to pull the rim straight. Once I get to fine tuning I will have to loosen some spokes. Then I check if everything is tight. It usually is by this point. Like Spike says. Not much flex once everything is tight. The spokes should make a ringing sound when tapped or plucked.

    Everybody does this a little different. It's good to do a little research online if you've never done this before. Not hard. Just a few basic things to understand.

    Good looking build....:thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks guys the only videos that I have watched are basically the respoking part need to find a good truing and centering vid.
     
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    A reasonable guide for the tension is to get a well built wheel with similar length and gauge spikes and give them a pluck. Tension so that your new sookes make a similar tone. You can get a tension meter for sookes, but unless you are building lots of wheels it’s probably not worth t.
     
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    Rain rain go away!!:mad: Sucks when the stuff you have to do the only place you have is outside:(
     
  17. Brian macumber

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    Was at the swap shop this weekend and found this thing in a bin with a bunch of other junk and figured maybe it could work for mounting the shifter. 20190618_191034.jpg It was mounted to this around the white line no idea what it was for. 20190618_214857.jpg also picked up this brake light to put on back of the kid hauler. 20190618_215215.jpg finally had some dry weather today to do a couple of mock-up to decide which way I wanted to go. 20190618_191119.jpg 20190618_195344.jpg leaning towards the bottom pic really like the look with the fenders front and rear and original forks.
     
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    That is one cool bracket.
     
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    I'm with you on picture # 2. Diggin' it!
     
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    Surfboard rack?
     

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