Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 10 BIKES' started by pick, May 2, 2015.
Can't wait to see those on.
I'm going to have to rob the sprocket off this bike so I can run a 1/2" pitch drivetrain. Sorry for the crappy pic!
preliminary mock up. I tried apes on it but didn't like the look.
wowa looking good !
Man talk about a flow!!
Those X53 frames are so cool...
Everything is coming together nicely! The bars fit the look for sure. Love those big tires....
Nice vintage grips!
Looking good, I had a heck of a time getting my rack to align with my frame. Watching this one for sure!
Mine will definitely need some coaxing to fit right. If you have any tips, I'd like to hear them.
Hey Pick and TVC,
When the racks are used with fenders in the stock set up, the deck fastens to the top of rear fender.(1 hole in tray right?)
There is also a curly bent bracket that fits across inside the rear of the fender and bolts horizontally through the rack downtubes and original reflector tabs.(the 2 holes in tubes ?)
Those would be the 3 missing stabalizing & alignment points without fender and reflector.
As you appear to be going fenderless I'd suggest some cross bracing along the rails to lessen the shimmies.
I'm 'kind of playing' with one of those racks mysef on a 'potential build' now as well, but haven't gotten to the point to find the cure for my case yet.
I have no doubt that you'll find some creative rat engineering solutions.*apu
I'm just quietly watching from the sidelines, but dig the direction your build is heading.*apu (as per usual)
Looks good man, I've always liked the x53's
late for dinner: I would like to run at least a rear fender. We will see, I know it will be a major challenge due to clearance problems & the style of the x=53 fenders which I don't have.
Worked on rack:
That looks wicked!!!
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