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Old 01-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Scootmeister Scootmeister is offline
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Location: North Carolina
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Default Re: what did you do to your motor bike today?

While watching the Crimson Tide kick LSU's behind for the national championship I laced my 4 1/4 wide OCC wheel with 105 gauge SS spokes. I had to drill the holes in the aluminum rim a bit to accept the larger spoke nipples and had to drill the hub a tad to accept the spokes Had the pinned seam on the rim welded last week and though the guys said he was a "precison welder" the bead bled through so I had to do a little surgery with my rotary tool. I covered the seam with a Sick Bike Parts sticker, it looks pretty good. I removed all of the Schwinn stickers from the rim and hub, then drilled the hub to accept a steel OCC sprocket adapter, and added a threaded disc brake adapter to the freewheel side so I can install a 180mm disc. The wheel fits perfectly on my Giant Stiletto now that I stretched the rear frame by 1 1/2 " with a screw jack I picked up at a junk store for $3. Tomorrow I'll true the wheel and install it.
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