Thread: Bike Bobber
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Old 05-09-2014, 11:14 PM
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Default Re: Bike Bobber

Now it's time to secure the brake arm to the frame rail. Unfortunately this frame has already been powder coated so there will be no welding on the frame. I'm going to make a cool little bracket that will clamp to the frame and allow the arm to be moved fore and aft to adjust the chain with out loosening the bracket and dragging it on the frame rail. I decided to make the bracket out of aluminum. Why? Well the frame is aluminum, but mostly because aluminum is softer than steel and there for easier on my cutting and grinding tools and supplies. Oh yea I have some flat stock laying around.

I won't be doing much eye balling on this bracket. It has to be a precision fit to hold the brake arm in place and not damage the frame. I'm starting with some 1/4 in. x 1 1/4 in. flat stock.
If you have to force it there must be a better way
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