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Lachy

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active May 2013
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    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

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    and if its barnyard your talking about he's irish

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

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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


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    ^
    Thankyou, better coming from someone other than me.

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    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.

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    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

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