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Racer46
03-08-2010, 09:44 PM
For my first project I had decided to build a lowracer http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php?t=3619. Unfortunately I put myself under an unrealistic time restriction and wasn't able to complete it by the deadline. Now that the races are in the books it was time to start building. I was going to do a Meridian but I already have a long wheelbase bike. I'd like to have a warrior but that's a fairly complex first project and I also have a trike in my stable. I still want to do the lowracer but I think I will get more use out of a Highroller.

I still have this rear assembly from the stillborn lowracer, so I think I'll use it as the rear of the Highroller.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2721/4296085717_4712c99d6e_b.jpg

I didn't take the camera out to the garage, so there are no pictures of today's progress. I'll take some next time. I liberated a headtube, fork & bottom bracket from a Trek Sport 800 that I had in the shed and cleaned them up. The headtube is 6" long. I think I'll shorten it to about 3".

John Lewis
03-09-2010, 08:26 AM
With that backend made you are nearly half way finished. Body tube aand front fork, seat and pedals and its done. Looking forward to watching your progress.

John Lewis

dynodon
03-09-2010, 04:17 PM
cool, let the sparks fly!

Racer46
03-12-2010, 11:02 PM
First a picture of my progress on 3/8
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2773/4427800359_b5c5fce1eb_b.jpg
I hacked the head tube and bottom bracket / derailleur tube our of the Trek. I had planned on using my tubing cutter to shorten the head tube but it only went to 1 1/8" and the tube was a little over 1 1/4". So I used my miter saw. The Oshlun box in the picture is a carbide toothed blade for cutting metal. I picked it up from Amazon for under $40. This thing, as the kids say, is the bomb. I put it in my 10" compound miter saw, I can make miter & bevel cuts with no sparks!

Todays progress:
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4023/4427800659_5a3c56e9c6_b.jpg
I'm going to have 26" wheels front & rear so I chose to drill a hole in the main boom for the head tube using a step drill. I'm also planning on an adjustable seat, so the bottom bracket can be in a fixed position. I tried to do the bottom bracket notches with a hole saw but I didn't have a way to hold it steady on the drill press. One of these days I'm going to have to invest in a decent drill press vice. I was going to use the tube that's up against the tool box but it was about 5" too short. Fortunately I had more. I picked up 60' of tubing for $30 at a machine shop going out of business sale. It's all 14 ga. so it's kind of heavy but so am I.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2717/4428566648_169dbc3579_b.jpg
A close up of today's work. Nothing is welded yet. You can see the fork in the background. I still have to shorten the steerer tube on it then I'll get the welder out and do it all at once. I just figured out that the brakes that are currently on the fork won't work on this bike. Not enough room for the cable to pull up. Guess I'll have to find some V-brakes for it.

dynodon
03-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Lookin good Pete! Whats your estimation on seat height on your high roller? I'm a cluts and cant see myself not crashing at dismount. I'd like a good look at that blade you bought from amozon too!
Thanks
Don

Racer46
03-13-2010, 07:21 PM
Don, I'm estimating the seat height to be about 26" with the sling seat that I already have built. If it's much more than that I may have to build a wooden seat to get it lower. I won't know actual measurements until I get the bike on it's wheels, hopefully next week. I'll take a picture of the blade next time I'm working on the bike.

dynodon
03-13-2010, 09:03 PM
Thanks Pete I think I found that blade on Amazon....looks like the bomb!

Racer46
03-13-2010, 10:15 PM
The blade does throw some small chips a little bigger than wood saw dust but they're not the flaming hot sparks that an abrasive wheel throws. Still if you've used the saw for wood before be sure to clean it well to get any wood out of it, just in case.

Racer46
03-25-2010, 10:43 PM
According to Palo, it takes 8 man hours to build a Catrike. I should be done with this by now.:jester:

I got some more done today.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/4463189907_00be2ae7aa_b.jpg
Bottom bracket set up and ready to be tacked.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/4463190271_537cc0ae8b_b.jpg
Rear forks set up and ready to be tacked.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4463190451_f9714fb657_b.jpg
I had this picture labeled as "Tacked" but upon further inspection the frame appears to be about 90% welded.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4463968328_4f79880105_b.jpg
From the front. The picture makes the frame look distorted but I've checked everything and it's all in square.

Racer46
03-25-2010, 10:44 PM
I forgot that the little Jester counted as an image so I was over the limit on the last post.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2685/4463968532_3b3e2e2367_b.jpg
Steerer tube set up for welding. I cut it with a tubing cutter and it came out square. It's clamped to a piece of angle for welding.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2655/4463189769_09df96bc12_b.jpg
The welded steerer. I started clean up but noticed a small spot I missed with the welder. I'll take care of that next time.

graucho
03-25-2010, 11:22 PM
Wow! looking great Pete. Thanks for sharing your build. Keep the photos coming. Thanks. :punk:

dynodon
03-26-2010, 07:41 AM
Looking great!!!!I can wait to see it finished and the wheels turning!!!!are you going to have a 26"front or a 20"?

Racer46
03-26-2010, 08:08 AM
Thanx for the encouragement guys! The bike will have a 26" front wheel. That's how I was able to drill straight through the main tube for the headset. With a 20" front wheel the head tube angle through the main tube is something other than 90* so the boom tube would be a separate piece. This way gave me 1 less thing that I could get out of alignment when I welded it together. I've got a bunch of stuff to do today but if I get finished early I'll attack the frame & steerer tube with the grinder. Might have a rolling frame by the end of the day.:builder2:

Racer46
03-26-2010, 09:04 PM
More progress today.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4010/4466141656_3b3472d1fe_b.jpg
Got the steerer tube completely welded then ground down so the bearing would go over it.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4025/4466141972_d03a956de8_b.jpg
Fork installed and all the welds ground as far as I'm going to take them.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2703/4466142218_634d18d031_b.jpg
And like a newborn foal she's up on her feet.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2699/4465365557_c46e070a31_b.jpg
First time in the sunshine.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4038/4465364633_d3f37e70ef_b.jpg
The answer to the question is; Yes I did use those handlebars while I sat on the 1 1/2" main tube (very uncomfortable) and rode it down the driveway.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4035/4465365913_2eea289b24_b.jpg
You can't tell from these pictures that I used to be a semi-pro photographer. The bike looks skewed in the photos but the measurement's say it's straight.

I won't get any more work in until later next week. I'll post more then.

savarin
03-26-2010, 09:45 PM
that is starting to look very sweet.:sunny:

james folkes
03-26-2010, 10:15 PM
really tidy job pete, the cut down head tube is a particularly nice touch, very well executed. as you have fixed your bottom bracket in roughly the same place that mine has ended up i will be very interested to see how your seat takes shape. you are cracking on at a terrific pace too, super builder style...

james.

Racer46
03-26-2010, 11:16 PM
A picture of the seat frame can be seen here:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/4277925804_3df9763423_b.jpg
It's left over from my stillborn lowracer project.

dynodon
03-27-2010, 08:55 AM
looks great Pete you will be riding in no time at all!!!!

mydriatic
04-13-2010, 10:51 PM
That is coming along very nicely.

dynodon
04-14-2010, 05:56 AM
Pete hows it coming? Its almost May Dude I want to see your bike rollin.....I need some insperation to start my swb.

graucho
04-14-2010, 08:17 AM
Thumbs up Pete. Starting to take shape. It's fun watching the birth of a bike. :sunny:

Racer46
04-14-2010, 09:38 AM
I've been away from this for too long. Lots of faimly stuff going on and it's finally great riding weather, got 100 miles in, in the last week! Anyway I'll be working on it Thursday. I found out that the seat frame, that I had, is too large for the Vision / Vole seat cover that I was given so I'll be making a new seat frame first. Pictures to follow.

jimFPU
04-14-2010, 11:21 AM
Pete, does that frame fit a carbon fiber seat? I'm looking for something to attach my CF seat to the frame...having difficulties scratch building one...

Racer46
04-14-2010, 10:26 PM
Jim, No, it's a copy of 25hz's seat that he uses on most of his bikes & trikes. It's supposed to be mesh covered. A friend gave me a cover & seat pad off of his Vision R40, it's a little faded but still usable. The seat frame I made was a little big in all directions so rather than cut it down I'm making a new frame.

Which bike do you want to attach the carbon fiber seat to? I've got an Idea on how to mount it and will probably build it up in the next week. Or you could get an idea from the seat mount on the new TerraTrike Rover : http://www.terratrike.com/rover.php which is what I did.

Racer46
04-20-2010, 10:28 PM
I finally got to work on the bike today. Actually I worked on the new seat. The original seat I planned to use was too tall & too long to work with the Vision / Vole seat cover that I want to use so a new frame is being made.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4539740468_b1d960e576_b.jpg
Side Rails.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4539106579_2309f3329e_b.jpg
Spreaders.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2781/4539740694_aea13bee7a_b.jpg
Fishmouths on the spreaders.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2785/4539741048_2dcae90463_b.jpg
Ready for the first tack welds.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4539106381_9ebc52ac7d_b.jpg
Seat frame welded.

I didn't grind the welds because it was getting late and I didn't want to disturb the neighbors. Also there are a few more pieces to add and I've run out of shield gas. I'll have to get some on Friday.

dynodon
04-21-2010, 08:39 AM
Looks great!!!

dynodon
09-22-2010, 05:50 PM
what the heck happened????where is the finished bike? Pete you OK? or are you ridding like a mad man?

Racer46
09-22-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm fine. I picked up a mostly completed Tour Easy clone and am finishing that off. There were a few days where the choice was build or ride and I chose ride.

The Highroller is not much further along than it was back in April. The mounting tabs have been mounted to the seat frame but that's about it. I picked up a smokin' deal on an Actionbent Jetstream 3 and have been riding it. I can say that I'm not too fond of that bike, too twitchy, so it will be up for sale soon. I hope the Highroller is a better bike than the Jetstream or it will have a short life.

I would really like to built a Tomahawk before the February HPRA event, I've already got the wheels and most of the parts.

IrvJamison
09-22-2010, 11:52 PM
Racer46
What are the dimensions of the seat tube length and seat width that are shown in the photos? I built one from the plans on Fleettrikes but it turned out to be too wide, too short and the front is too long for me. Iím starting to build a new seat this weekend. Thanks!
Irv

Odd Man Out
09-23-2010, 02:38 AM
Racer46
What are the dimensions of the seat tube length and seat width that are shown in the photos? I built one from the plans on Fleettrikes but it turned out to be too wide, too short and the front is too long for me. Iím starting to build a new seat this weekend. Thanks!
Irv

Dude
Don't worry about other's dimensions -- just redo yours to fit you, then it will be purrfekt -- for you.

Racer46
12-10-2010, 07:58 PM
Mr. Bill, what are you doing in that chop saw?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5248217354_2bb9134da9_z.jpg

Oh NOOOooo!!!

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5285/5248217718_58200cf95b_z.jpg

I haven't given up on the Highroller but I've decided to build a Tomahawk first for the upcoming HPRA event in February. That build thread is here: Tomahawk / Perigee Thread (http://forum.atomiczombie.com/showthread.php?t=4855) I'll pick up the Highroller again next year.

socialtalker
12-13-2010, 01:43 PM
right now i have chop saw envy. how i wish i had one of those things, or at least a good bandsaw. the angle grinder makes too many sparks for my taste
good luck with your tomahawk


Mr. Bill, what are you doing in that chop saw?

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5082/5248217354_2bb9134da9_z.jpg

Racer46
12-13-2010, 06:48 PM
I bought the saw at Harbor Freight. After the sale price plus a coupon it was $80. Unfortunately the blade for cutting metal was about $50 more.

socialtalker
12-13-2010, 08:37 PM
thanks, but i wont be able to afford a chop saw until next spring or summer, so many other things to get...

Racer46
09-21-2013, 06:07 PM
I was cleaning the garage today and look at what I found:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/9861852444_2f3e1608e9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/9861852444/)

So I got out my trusty chop saw and a little while later this is the result:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/9861868375_a91d56a31b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/9861868375/)

As you recall I'm building a high roller with a Tomahawk / Warrior rear end which basically makes it a Spirit with dual 26" wheels.

Not much else going to happen today because I need to take care of this before it rains:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/9861846534_bfd420bb00.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/9861846534/)


Don't expect fast and furious updates. After I got laid off at the space center I spent most of my time looking for a job. About a year and a half ago my wife and I bought a Minuteman Press printing franchise. Building the business is taking most of my time so work on the bike will be sporadic.

TexasTuff
09-21-2013, 06:38 PM
Don't expect fast and furious updates. After I got laid off at the space center I spent most of my time looking for a job. About a year and a half ago my wife and I bought a Minuteman Press printing franchise. Building the business is taking most of my time so work on the bike will be sporadic.

Hi Pete
Congrads on getting your Minuteman franchise. I spent about 45 years in the printing industry and a good deal of that time self employed with an independant quick printing business. As many as 5 stores at one time. I started back in the infancy days of Itek plates (1970's ish) and processing in a tray because I couldn't afford a Itek camera. I got rich in that business and then I got poor in that business then I farmed myself out as an expert for awhile. Best of luck with your store, Minuteman has been around for a long time.

John Lewis
09-22-2013, 06:09 AM
Good to see you back on the project. It has been a long while.

I've not built anything in a long time either.

Best wishes with your printing franchise. I hope it is a great success for you.

John

go1000go
09-22-2013, 04:59 PM
Hi Pete

Oh how I wish I had seen your post yesterday.
Decided to convert an existing project to a high roller just this morning.
Had quite a bit of time on it today, and my grass looks logger than yours, unfortunately found a brazied joint where I did not expect it.
Having spent ages getting the alignment of the two fork pieces to the main boom, I wish I had taken your approach as I have the warrior plans which detail the same back end as you are making.
A wise decision on your part from my experience today, and it should look great
Good luck with the business.
Regards
Tim

Racer46
09-22-2013, 09:41 PM
Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes.

I got a little bit more done today.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2859/9887327804_5d39f46d27_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/9887327804/)

Not bad considering that I haven't touched a welder in over 2 years.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5444/9887317826_be81965cc8_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/9887317826/)

There are some voids but I'll clean them up after the forks are built.

The biggest problem I'm having is that I can't see what I'm doing. I have an adjustable auto darkening helmet but even with it turned down to 9 (the lowest it will go) I can't see anything but the arc and the puddle. I'm pretty sure the helmet is working, the problem is even worse when it's set to 13. Any ideas?

savarin
09-22-2013, 09:48 PM
I use cheap glass x3 magnifier glasses when welding so I can see well. Mt normal reading glasses arnt good enough for welding.
You should only be able to see for a short distance from the arc unless you have a large arc gap.
If your helmet is a cheapo it may be rated wrong, my cheap auto helmet fails when using TIG.

go1000go
09-23-2013, 02:16 AM
What lighting have you got around you behind you when you weld.
When welding during the daytime with the garage door open, no problem.
Nighttime door open and I have the same problem with auto darkening helmet.
Depending on where the garage light is it can be ok, but I keep meaning to increase the lighting in the garage, maybe this is a good reason.

Tim

HHJJ
09-23-2013, 03:33 AM
Yes my lighting in the cellar is poor. I took down an anglepoise lamp to increase the lighting which helped with this issue.

Racer46
09-23-2013, 07:59 AM
Savarin, I use a pair of 2X reading glasses when welding I'll get a pair of 3X and see how they work.

go1000go & HHJJ, I have a 4' 2 tube florescent fixture over the workbench, along with 3 more in the garage. I may try a high intensity desk type lamp shining on the work when I get back out there.

Racer46
10-06-2013, 09:53 PM
Only had a short time to work on the bike today so not much progress. Got the angles cut on the rear stays:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/10129391224_8403f58dd3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/10129391224/)

Cleaned up the ends and the cross piece:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/10129531986_9ea90b0562_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/10129531986/)


Not enough time to pull out the welder. I hope to get that done sometime during the week. Yea right, this small business ownership thing is starting to suck the life out of me.:rolleyes4:

Racer46
10-12-2013, 10:09 PM
I have been meaning to build a jig to setup the rear stays. With time limitations I think I did the next best thing. No measurements are given to preserve the integrity of the plans. The lines in the photo below, on the edge of the bench, are the distance mentioned in the plans for the tips of the stays to be apart. The lines further up are centered on the other lines and set at the distance the tops of the stays need to be separated.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7337/10236994466_8baa682749_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/10236994466/)

This photo shows the setup prior to tacking.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/10236907094_4fea721a8a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/10236907094/)


A couple of welds to hold everything in place before final welding.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/10236905044_69c0742989_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31561226@N03/10236905044/)

This is as far as I'm going to get this weekend. When I finished with these tacks I heard a hissing noise and found my regulator leaking badly. A trip to the welding supply store is in order for next week.

Radical Brad
10-12-2013, 10:51 PM
Some nice clean work there. Thanks for sharing!

Brad

edspedalcars
10-12-2013, 11:53 PM
I bought the saw at Harbor Freight. After the sale price plus a coupon it was $80. Unfortunately the blade for cutting metal was about $50 more.

Hi Pete

I guess things have changed since you bought your saw. I've tried a couple of times to purchase something that was on sale, AND use a coupon, but my local HF won't allow it. They sight the coupon, "Cannot be used with other discounts or coupon or prior purchases..............."

Virtually everything in the store is, 'always discounted' so that leaves very little to use the 20% or 25% coupons on.

Do you find it this way, or are you still able to use the 20-25% coupons, on sale items?

Just curious
Ed

Racer46
10-13-2013, 12:35 AM
Ed,

Yes, I've noticed a lot more fine print on the coupons in the last couple of years. I haven't made a large purchase from Harbor Freight in a while. Looking at my most recent flyer they have a 10" compound miter saw with a laser on sale for $84.99. I don't consider a sale to be a discount so I would try to use the coupon. On the other hand if the store says no then you are stuck having to follow their rules. $84.99 is a good price for that saw (of course $67.99 would be even better), you don't need the sliding feature for cutting metal.

edspedalcars
10-13-2013, 12:54 AM
Thanks Pete

I would like to convert my Craftsman saw to cut metal. I haven't looked at it real close yet, but from what others have tried, I will need to make a shroud/deflector of some sort or risk burning/melting my saw.

Not a priority at the moment, as my angle grinders are working just fine. When I get to building some of the AZ plans I have, then I want to be able to make square cuts, with minimal cleanup.

But thanks for the reply

Enjoy
Ed

Tradetek
10-13-2013, 05:09 PM
Ed,

Frank Crank showed an attachment that he used that attached to his angle grinder to make a small chop saw. He said he was really happy with it, and honestly I have a feeling that it makes more accurate cuts on the size tubing that we use because there is very little deflection of the grinding wheel.

Check this on out: Klutch Angle Grinder Holder (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BUSL7A/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003BUSL7A&linkCode=as2&tag=inm06-20)

Bill

edspedalcars
10-13-2013, 08:48 PM
Ed,

Frank Crank showed an attachment that he used that attached to his angle grinder to make a small chop saw. He said he was really happy with it, and honestly I have a feeling that it makes more accurate cuts on the size tubing that we use because there is very little deflection of the grinding wheel.

Check this on out: Klutch Angle Grinder Holder (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003BUSL7A/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B003BUSL7A&linkCode=as2&tag=inm06-20)

Bill

Hi Bill

I'm one step ahead of you. I was surfing the AZ threads this morning for this subject and found the following post from socialtalker.
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Default Re: angle grinder stands
well, i bought the klutch stand and used it this past week. and regret to say i cannot recommended it. save your money. i tried it with both my harbor frieight and dewalt.
1. for one thing, you cant adjust the height. so it might be alright for small parts but not practical.
2. secondly, the cuts at an angle, i dont trust the angle adjustment i think its off. and mainly you have to take the other side off to make the angle cut. stupid designing unless i am missing something.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6...227c0a1606.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6...a5458e4f92.jpg
3, most importantly. all the bolting down you have to do to install the angle grinder to the stand. the angle grinder vibrates so violently it many of the bolts come loose even when i had tighten them.
i am already back to freehand.

The Klutch angle grinder holder certainly, 'looks' to be a quality product. It's a toss up at the moment.

I'm in no hurry on this, but the info is important to any future decision.

Thanks Bill

Ed

Tradetek
10-13-2013, 10:33 PM
Good find Ed, don't recall seeing that one. You might PM Frank and see what he thinks of his and which one he got.

I can say that my Dewalt chop saw cuts at a bit of an angle. I did some research and it turns out that this issue is because the abrasive discs are slightly flexible and is one of the reasons why chop saws are not considered to be very accurate.

If I could afford the blades, I'd get a dry cut saw, or maybe a horizontal band saw...

Bill

Racer46
10-16-2013, 10:10 PM
Went to Harbor Freight today. I needed a new Argon / CO2 regulator for my welder. It was on sale for $36.99 marked down from $39.99 and they let me use one of my 20% off coupons on top of that for a total of $29.59. So if an item is on sale it appears that you can use a coupon but you can't double coupon.

Tradetek
10-16-2013, 10:16 PM
Good to know Racer. I hadn't thought about the difference between a "sale" and of their flyer "coupons". I tend to see them as the same thing.

Bill

edspedalcars
10-16-2013, 10:26 PM
Went to Harbor Freight today. I needed a new Argon / CO2 regulator for my welder. It was on sale for $36.99 marked down from $39.99 and they let me use one of my 20% off coupons on top of that for a total of $29.59. So if an item is on sale it appears that you can use a coupon but you can't double coupon.

Hi Racer46

Mind if I take your reply, to my local HF and show them, how customers are treated in Florida?

I will definitely ask them the first chance I get. I think I will call them tomorrow.

I want my discount !, I want my discount ! , http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angry017.gif

Racer46
10-17-2013, 09:31 AM
Ed,
Just don't mention my name.

edspedalcars
10-17-2013, 10:14 AM
Ed,
Just don't mention my name.

Fear not, my friend Pete,
For your name, I shall not repeat.

My comments, at the very best, http://forum.atomiczombie.com/images/smilies/jester.gif
are most surely, made in jest.

HF, I shall visit another day,
for only then, shall I have my say.

Enjoy
Ed

Racer46
11-30-2013, 10:07 PM
It's been about a month since I've worked on the bike. I purchased the regulator a while ago but when I went to use it last weekend the hose barb, that connects the hose from the regulator to the welder, was missing. No problem, I thought, I still have the barb from the other regulator. Problem, the new regulator and the old barb are both male thread. Back to Harbor Freight, they exchanged the whole thing for another one.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2823/11141756125_d1b8129f2a_b.jpg

Now time to finish welding the forks.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7440/11141806896_f99708c491_b.jpg
Not some of my best work but not my worst either. I think I had too much of an angle on the gun.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7442/11141833314_c1616bf850_b.jpg
This one looks better.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/11141763825_412eecf404_b.jpg
Inside corners.

If I remember correctly 4 images is the maximum per post so continued in the next one.

Racer46
11-30-2013, 10:17 PM
Uh Oh

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7325/11141953353_6f406134a9_b.jpg
It's a little hard to see but the leg closest to the camera is about 1/4" off of he bench.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7386/11141761925_b898e55d89_b.jpg
Time for a little attitude adjustment.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/11141942773_b3d2a74044_b.jpg
Much better. Brad is right. It's much easier to do this before the final weld, but it is possible after.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7397/11141803186_24ce2d4fea_b.jpg
End caps welded on.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3731/11141949653_475fd4d57e_b.jpg
Welds cleaned up as far as I think I'm going to take them.

That's about it for now. More updates when they happen.

Ticktock
12-01-2013, 07:10 AM
HiPete,
All looks good in the end.
The 4 image limit disappeared as soon as we started using Postimage, as far as I know.
When it comes to "adjustment", look at it this way---the harder it is to adjust, the better it will be in use!
In your case, you could cheat, and loose that error when you set the drop louts in place. Only a very smart Zombie would pick it, and only if he (or she) had a measuring stick in hand!
Steve G

go1000go
12-01-2013, 08:00 AM
Hi Pete

Have you thought of routing the cables through the frame, if so now is the time to drill necessary holes.

Tim

Racer46
12-01-2013, 09:30 AM
Steve, I noticed on the next post when I lost count, added 5 images and they went up.

Tim, This bike will have exterior cables. I've ridden a couple of short wheelbase bikes since I started this project a couple of years ago and they are not my favorite layout. If I don't like this one much better I'm going to tear it apart and use that back end for a Warrior. No sense in putting extra work into it if I'm not sure I'm going to like it. I can always build another one.