Recent content by Tom from Rubicon

  1. Tom from Rubicon

    Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

    40 quid to buy an hour's time of the two guys? I recon you did alright, bad shoulders and all. Last heavy move I did cost that much and more for Chiropractic adjustment and still not 100% Tom
  2. Tom from Rubicon

    Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

    RJ. Pete's Kawa wanna be 1950 Indian Chief is a peach. But leaf suspension fork was a 1910 to 1930 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Scout_(motorcycle) Girder forks were the next best thing and lasted...
  3. Tom from Rubicon

    Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

    I need to consult with your Kawasaki interior decorator Pete. Are you riding it or is it a arbitrage deal? Just being nosey :) . Tom
  4. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Well there goes my beer, no thanks to you Ralph.:(
  5. Tom from Rubicon

    The Epic an electric tri car.

    Sorry Steve, I don't think my PM is enabled. [email protected] works. I can smell a hacker.
  6. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Priorities Seating is worth consideration, but a runner is #1. Let me know when things get sorted out. Tom
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    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Don't worry about rewards Rocket, the priority is get you rolling. MT must have missed the per side .055" shim needed. .Classic Schlitz beer can cut and pounded. Classic MacGyver. :) Problem with aluminum is it has no spring back on compression. The more it is compressed the more it flows to...
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    How to run bearings in this set up?

    You got it Rocket, you need a split bushing/sleeve to take up the difference of the seat tube and seat post. If there isn't a one inch slit in the seat tube you have to cut one. Otherwise the seat post clamp will not transfer it's grip. What were you using ? In #102 you said you broke the seat...
  9. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    A shouldered bushing is the fix. Slit the seat tube for and aft. The afore mentioned bushing with one slit to take up the difference of the seat post OD and seat down tube ID. I started this thread awhile back. Like I said, I work for beer...
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    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Ok, by their specs. you need a 1.125" dia. seat post tube, 28.57mm dia.. There in lays the problem. The most common seat post size is 27.2 mm (1.07 in) . at least where the seat clamp fastens. Here is a link to the saddle I am using. Brooks b190 Out of stock, bugger. F'n covid. Best saddle on a...
  11. Tom from Rubicon

    The Epic an electric tri car.

    Steve. I have a bootleg crankset from Lynne. Snap rig grooves may need to be adjusted. Tom
  12. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Bigger stronger clamp or anneal the clamping area. You indicated that your frame was robustly constructed. what is the Down tube wall thickness? On the to the seat post give me some dimensions and I will make you a clamp. Incidentally were going to post a link of the frame fabricator. It is...
  13. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    Good points Rick, regarding factory mass produced frames. Tom
  14. Tom from Rubicon

    How to run bearings in this set up?

    I knew my frame with a mounting system from Sportsman Flyer could fit a GC 160 cc. But a Pred. 212cc ? Rick, what do you know? Were the original Worksman drop loop frames Pat used also carrying 212's? Sorry Rocket for the distraction in your thread. Us old guys are fast and loose on content...