I dunno, it's not load bearing or anything, just helps position the wheel right? Those dropouts need a silly adapter for the QR anyway so it wouldn't be just the axle in contact with that nut
And to think that @hma had me 3D print a nice little spacer that fits in there...
what's that Supernova thing hanging of the back?
Rear dynamo light
Should you find yourself touring with a campag race chainset on an old 10speed bike I’ve found the low 3 cog cluster from an 11 speed 11-32 cassette work fine with a medium cage 10 speed derailleur and the other 7 cogs in a custom cassette. Gives the same ratio as a compact 34:29 so I will be taking it to Andalusia later this year.
Nope nope nope. And with ‘suspension’ so that vise-grip seatpost clamp is getting wangled about throughout the ride. Shocking.
One of the first bikes that I “built” as a kid was taking an adult-sized 3 speed and outfitting it with ape hangers, a banana seat and 20” wheels subbed in for the proper bits. I had no idea about torque and so the bike was full of rounded bolts and nuts which required me to always carry a visegrip, clamped in the same position as above. It regularly flew off.
Low grade, but used an old door stop and hope bar end plug to create a might mount for the fork.
Every bike needs potential
Nice job, I used an empty wooden cotton reel on Liz’s old shopper. Yours looks much better.
Old bit's just tripping me up. Not now!!!
Old Mtb and 700c wheels and a brake bodge, ordered the adaptors which look super dodgy for a start. Arrived and figured out I need removable bosses which of course I haven't.
Scrambled around for a bodge and settled on two 7mm sockets drilled them out and all fitted, they feel solid but may just stick 26inch wheels on and live another day.
Brake pads do fit but still sit high on the brake so dunno, using a long reach road caliper for the front so half gonna fail.
I might just be missing something, but whats stopping those adaptors from buckling outwards when braking hard? Besides the friction imposed by the spacer&bolt clamping down on it? I just remember back in the day better V brakes would push apart the seatstays of lighter AL frames'.
They generally have pins that go in the three holes that'd normally take the brake arm spring.
Couple of hacks.
I recently bought a Yuba Mundo electric assist long tail. Three things that I did to it after the first week were:
Firstly, the rails on the back had no padding or grip. I’ve seen people use pool noodles or bar tape, but I didn’t want anything too garish on there. I bought pipe insulation from the local hardware store which slides over the rails on the back perfectly. Because they’re removable, I could just slide them off, trim the insulation down and put them back on. I cut one lengthwise and attached to with zip ties but this works so much better. (Excuse the mess)
The bike didn’t have any water bottle mounts on it at all. I bought a Zefal Gizmo bottle cage mounts that attaches with zip ties and put a bottle cage on the basket. Because the basket is attached to the frame and doesn’t move when the bars are turned, it worked so well.
And thirdly, the front mudguard was shorter than I liked. I bought a set of car mudguard flaps and cut out a flap for the front wheel. It seems to be going pretty great.
The last photo was the bike pretty much stock.
Finally got round to getting the wald on my rockhopper using aforementioned bodge. I haven’t tried it out properly yet as I need to pop a new cassette on the bike first, but it feels fairly sturdy. Certainly for carrying the odd pastry/jacket/at the very most a small tent and camping stove. Feel like it’s a bit high though, and I’d need a different crown mounted plate thing to lower it.
Top plate is a placeholder until I either cut off the bent bit, replace with something similar, or just buy a canti mounted rack.
buy a canti mounted rack
buy a canti mounted rack
Yeah get the cheap one from sjs or bikester or whatever, works great for baskets.
Yeah that’s the one I had in mind
That makes sense, I couldnt make that out from these pics.
Yep, can confirm little prong that locates into the middle of the three holes. Might try a brake on today to see how they feel.
Nice work! Perhaps more suitable for kids drinks but have you spotted the bottle mounts on the ends of the kids bars?
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