Conversion in Argentina

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  • This looks like its going to be a beauty....

    :)

    Lol.

  • I was confused at first... like with many I was not sure the was a good idea. But this is turning out really, really nice. The paint job is excellent and will look lovely with all this silver. Looking forward to this!

  • Nice piece of work over there! Hope this all works well (fitting etc.)

  • Yea that's a really nice looking modification , and if its barnyard your talking about he's irish

  • and if its barnyard your talking about he's irish

    Yes, yes it is.......

  • Those forks are a treat! I would never have thought they would look that good when finished, I was just expecting a bracket to be brazed on, not those tapped cylinders and fillet brazed fins. It certainly looks a lot stronger now, I'll be interesting to see how that neat bit of steampunk engineering holds up in use. No pulling stoppies though.

  • top draw stuff here lad, bar the paint, the bike wasn't that great when you got it. Sone people are a bit too quick to judge.
    I think you should have gone fixed though. Can't wait to see it mn.

  • Chuck in a disc and you've got a helluva lot of metal on that from wheel.

    I wait. With bated breath.

  • Real men ride BIG metal.

  • The bike is built. Everything came together pretty well for a build of this type. ie nothing was touching that was not supposed to be :)
    One thing that had not occurred to me, but is very obvious in hindsight, is the heel clearance issue I have from running the gear cable along the chainstay from the Sturmey Archer hub (my heel on the drive side just knicks the gear cable). As I want to keep the current cable routing, the answer may be to run a crankset with a wider tread. I will probably run a Shimano 600 EX crankset (they are a very slight low profile crank) a wider bottom bracket with the chainring on the inside of the spider. There are lots of crank options but I like the way the older Shimano 600 EX cranks look. For now I have clamped a small cable guide onto the chainstay (not in pics) to bring the cable towards the frame.
    The bike will also have clipless and new tyres (the current ones are 28c from the parts bin) when it is in commuting mode

  • Wow, this is great man!

  • BLoody hell... to see that 1st page and now this...? Well fucking done.
    A+

  • Here is the guy who did the fork,
    https://www.facebook.com/barnyard.bikes?­fref=ts
    From Ireland alright, Dublin to be exact, only been building for a little while in the grand scheme of things, all of his work has been way above what any customer seems to have expected.
    Know him personally, such a small world

  • Very nice Lachy. Good work indeed!

    Although completed far too quickly for this forum. Do try & be a bit slacker next time ;-)

  • this is great. can I have one for christmas?

    attention to detail is admirable, and also something different and practical. What about some custom pannier racks as well?

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

    fact.

  • wow, way to go, ruining a nice frame.

    Taking the piss?

    What a waste.

    this build. it makes no sense.

    this is bonkers

    Exactly, the bike was so lovely before, no conversion can live up to that, ever.

    Why bother? I'd say a new tt would be preferable.

    All proven well wrong. Hilarious. Lachy is laughing in the face of bike fashion!

  • Here is the guy who did the fork,
    https://www.facebook.com/barnyard.bikes?­fref=ts
    From Ireland alright, Dublin to be exact, only been building for a little while in the grand scheme of things, all of his work has been way above what any customer seems to have expected.
    Know him personally, such a small world

    yea funny to see him posting up his current projects on the dfgss fourm from Dublin
    then somebody posting back from London after getting work done from Buenos Aires
    Im Dublin based myself but dont know him personally

    heres that thread btw, for anybody who is intrested . some quality stuff here http://www.dublinfgss.com/viewtopic.php?­f=2&t=784

  • All proven well wrong.

    I stand by my comment.

  • I stand by my comment.

    I tend to agree. This build has been bonkers. But in a really good way.

    However, definitely far too fast. Should have taken at least twice as long. :-)

  • This is stunning, the attention to detail.
    Want...
    (not a polo frame, but good reference for a possible custom jobby Hecho En Argentina!)



  • As fantastic as that ideas is, it's extremely limiting not being able to fit it in tight spot.

    I'm still overly concern about the disc brakes on thin walled fork, especially with the twisting force it'll received, this picture should speak volume;

  • As I said... A beauty!

    Doffing chap.

  • it came out great but I still not convinced that this fork can handle the force that the disc caliper will put into it. It seems like he only added the caliper bosses and that's that.

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