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Old 12-31-2016, 08:40 PM
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If it seems like so much would have to be removed that it compromises strength, then you might consider what I did.

I welded metal to the opposite side of the tube where metal was being removed first. This kept the frame from warping. Otherwise it may require some kind of jig to keep it from warping while adding metal.

For esthetic looks you could figure some way of getting some tube with the same shape that has a slightly larger radius and weld it in place before grinding away any of existing tubing.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:51 AM
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I should be ok with just removing a 1/4" from the inside of the shoe. The brake arm lugs have welded spots inside and outside. Having to remove everything is the bummer. But I need to make a permanent brake light/ battery box, so all'swell

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Old 01-02-2017, 12:34 AM
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Ok..ive always said 2 minds are better than one. Back on page 4 I thought I could just cut the back side of my dropout and use axle keepers...it just hit me as to why I can't...of course you all know already..now I understand you CB2 about how And! why you did yours the way you did..with the tab. I was sittin her thinking I've now got to get some wide rims for these 3.0 tires. These skinny ones are not good! So the 3sp is the one I'll put the wide rim on....and the axle keeps came to mind(cause I will need them) and the lite came on, that the adj. only work on slide outs. My eyes just cost me alot of $ and work...i seen those tires and had to have em. They do ride nice. No hard jolts when I miss seeing a hole in the road.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:50 AM
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Get out the welder and weld a tab at the top of the horseshoe then run bmx side pulls. These work great. Just get some with 98mm depth. You may have to clearance the calipers a bit.

Baring all this working drop back to 2.5s. They will clear and ride great too!
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:15 AM
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Drop back to 2.5....but,but...another thing I didn't consider...tubes..2.125 work, another, but..stretched to what point? So 3.0 tubes are 14$ ea. So I got one and will carry it with me, while I see how long the 2.125 last. Risky I know. I laced up the 3sp to a felt rim I had. And solved the problem of 'axle slide' with a 1/8"x3/4 flat bar drilled to slip on the axle and bolt into an existing hole. Since I'm using a tensioner, no need for wheel adj..just stay put! After all is done, happy, happy with the cushioned ride.
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Old 01-06-2017, 08:11 PM
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Nix the tank in front..back to the ole rack mount 79 pred tank.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:07 PM
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Come on man solder some cans together!

So what I miss? I see your ridin the Bums? Brakes?

On my traveling bike I went to thorn proof(resistant) tubes. Very thick. Still holding air a few yrs later. They were 2.125 bet they would blow up to 4.0!

Great build!!
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:46 PM
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Thx CB, hey I picked up a v8 juice can to use.....4days later I took out and opened it for a drink......then remembered....dang, I was gonna make a gas tank! I'm using linear pull brakes.(v). I agree on the tube deal. I'm gonna put a thorn resistant one up front.

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Old 01-07-2017, 03:01 PM
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scratchbuilder Id sure like to see you start a new thread on how you built that jackshaft. complete with a parts list and links to where you bought them. Sure looks sweet. BTW, what honda motor is that? Its hard for me to see. It looks like 100 cc one. Am I right?
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:35 PM
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Hey ru, I go to swap meets weekly. And that Honda GX100, I picked up for...10$!!. It didn't have a carb, but I use the pz20 anyway. That GX is a OHCam• right place...the Electra frame, same swap meet, 25$. The Js is just 1 1/2 galvanized pipe. 1 3/8 bearings fit nice. The welded on brackets were another swap meet find. This guy had all sorts of brackets, I seen those and picked up a couple. Had the pipe, then when the build got going all the pieces came together. It does work nice. As you can see it needs room though. Could always come up with a way to mount it on the seat tube. The bearings come either, agk or sbp. 2.50$ea.

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