Originally Posted by Kevlarr
At the moment the suspension doesn't compress at all because of the stiff spring but I will be making a pair of spring loaded tensioners out of old derailleurs.
Both wheels have been replaced with heavy duty 12g spoke units, the rear last year after the hub cracked at 250 miles and the front this spring so they'd match.
I set up the rear cantilever brakes last night and they work ok, going to be adding cantilever brakes to the front I just have to weld the pivots to the springer fork.
I am thinking very seriously about reinforcing those area's on my bike before I even ride it . I am thinking about gauze and then an layer of marine-tex or perhaps an even cheaper better bondo . and do about six layers or more of one gauze wrapping then one bondo glazing . layers on layers . think it would be as strong as welding beads ?