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Old 12-14-2008, 12:57 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: oak cliff tx
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Default The Triumph Runs!

Well today was the day, my Triumph breathed it first breath of pre mix and air..
I finally got a similar looking rim and laced it to a coaster brake hub, got the sprocket to fit and figured out how to get the chain relatively aligned. It's a good thing these chains are so forgiving! The tensioner is crap but I can live with it for now. One of the cottered cranks came loose immediately, you really have to whack those things with the hammer!
Anyway, it runs now and all my neighbors had to check it out. fun.
I imagine it would be much more interesting with balloon tires, a few gears and some suspension, but I like what I built. Sorry the pics are from my phone, I'll do it better justice later on.
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