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  • I have to hand it to you, that is a nice paint job. The first was nice and didn't need stripping but this is great too.

  • it is ok if you can't take criticism but there's no need to be a dick about it..
    Oh I don't know, this forum is famous for it ;-)

  • I like this sort of projects, but what you've done looks like half work to me. If I were you I'd change to track dropouts and remove all braze-on's. That with some 28c tyres orso and a frontdiscbrake would look really cool.

  • I like this sort of projects, but what you've done looks like half work to me. If I were you I'd change to track dropouts and remove all braze-on's. That with some 28c tyres orso and a frontdiscbrake would look really cool.

    I have only left on the one braze-on. This will be a geared bike and I want to use a downtube friction shifter

  • Aah nvm then, I read "Conversion", so I thought it would be a fixed gear conversion.

  • Aah nvm then, I read "Conversion", so I thought it would be a fixed gear conversion.

    well.. it's been converted from one thing to another.. ;)

  • I have built the rear wheel

    Hub has been de-logoed

    building the wheel with the computer open at the Oracle :)

    this is one of my multitools. is a headset press and a dropout tweaker. the dropouts were not perfectly parallel and needed a little slight tweak.

  • well.. what i said is that i like the quality of the work but the build is quite strange. it is ok if you can't take criticism but there's no need to be a dick about it..

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  • ^
    Thankyou, better coming from someone other than me.

  • I'll be interested to hear how much twist and flex you get from those forks when you mount a disk caliper to them.

  • ^
    Thankyou, better coming from someone other than me.

    I thought the fake translation was as funny as fuck (and rather obviously bullshit). Like doing a "ftfy" on someone else's post.

  • BTW, I like this conversion so far. I mean, it was a nice enough bike to begin with, but I suspect it looked prettier in the pics than it actually was.

    Bringing the original maker's name out from under a thick over-painting has been answer enough for me to the question of whether stripping the paint was the right thing to do.

  • I have stripped the paint of the BB7 caliper. The paint came off very easily as the aluminium surface underneath was very smooth. All it needed was a quick polish (no light sanding) and I put it back together.

    in pieces

    paint stripped but not polished

    polished

    back together


  • Looking good... This will be interesting to see when it's finished.

  • Out of interest, how do you use a piece of threaded bar and some washers as a headset press? Those washers don't look wide enough to sit across a head tube or a headset cup.

  • Out of interest, how do you use a piece of threaded bar and some washers as a headset press? Those washers don't look wide enough to sit across a head tube or a headset cup.

    I used two pieces of drilled wood as additional "washers" because as you pointed out the washers are a little small to sit across the headset cup.

  • I bought one of these, which does the job fine: Same idea basically.

  • I used two pieces of drilled wood as additional "washers" because as you pointed out the washers are a little small to sit across the headset cup.

    Simple but effective. Like it.

  • I have stripped and polished the brake levers. These were a bit tricky. The silver parts were anodized and I stripped them in caustic soda. The black, body of the lever was powder coated and took many goes with paint stripper and then sanding to get a decent finish.

  • You're doing a great job mate!

  • The initial plan was to take the fork to a local guy who prepares quad bikes for the Dakar, he would have tig welded on an ISO mount and would no doubt have done a fine job, although it probably would have ended up very chunky looking and a little over-engineered on a bicycle.

    Through a local fixed gear forum I found a young, Irish( I think he's Irish) framebuilder living in Buenos Aires. I have seen photos of his work and importantly he has done before **exactly **what I am after. Fillet brazing a post mount (I think it is a cleaner look) disc support to a similar fork to mine. I liked what he did and figure second time round will only be an improvement on his already fine initial attempt.

    You really can't just weld a disc tabs on any fork unless you beef up the fork.

    I sincerely hope that bloke know what he's doing.

    http://www.rodbikes.com/articles/graphic­s/bentfork1.gif

    (that fork was a touring fork).

  • Or do it old school disc;

  • I have my fork back from the workshop. It now has to be re-chromed and then I will build the bike.

    this is the fork before

    after

  • ^ Tidy bit of work there.

  • this is awesome.

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