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darwin-t
05-25-2010, 08:34 PM
When I got my hubs, I got a 14mm x 120mm bolt to use as an axle, put it through the hub, added a nut, the axle tab and another nut. I carefully measured the dimensions and made a scale drawing. I drew a line perpendicular from the axle line at the center of the hub downward and mark a point 10" below that. This was the point where the center of the tire will touch the ground.I drew a line from that point up past the top of the axle tab to get the angle I needed. When I bent the long piece of flat stock, I used a protractor to get the angle just right.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/darwin-t/jig48.jpg

I made a jig to attach my axle tabs to the fork stems. I got a piece of angle iron and some 1/4" x 1" flat stock. I welded a short piece of the flat sock to the angle iron (as a spacer so the lower bearing race would clear the other piece) and welded a longer length to that. I bent it to the proper angle and welded 2 short pieces of the flat stock to the inside surface of that to act as spacers. I drilled a 14 mm hole through that and attached the axle tab with a 14mm x 50mm bolt and nut. This held it firmly in place. To secure the fork stem, I used a hose clamp. If I had used a smaller width angle iron it would have been easier, but I just used what I had available. I needed to cut slots part way into the angle iron so the clamp would hold the fork stem in place. I also ground the end of the axle tab at the proper angle so that it would have better contact with the fork stem.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/darwin-t/jig50.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/darwin-t/jig49.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/darwin-t/jig46.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y2/darwin-t/jig52.jpg

Bodhi
05-26-2010, 12:57 PM
Thanks for posting the jig. :punk:

taytayou812
05-26-2010, 06:16 PM
That looks sweet! Thank you. -tc-