Cranbrook Springer Forked BTR YD100 Replica Build (without fabrication)

PeteMcP

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Hey Danny,
Liking what you're doing with your tank.
If you want to move forward with the leather strap idea, maybe try using something along the lines of what I did with the leather straps on my earlier DECOLINER build. Bought the leather straps and 2-piece brass screw fittings from an eBay seller. You could probably incorporate a couple of buckles too for your application. Straps simply adhere to the tank with 3M double sided tape.

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Nightster

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Hey Danny,
Liking what you're doing with your tank.
If you want to move forward with the leather strap idea, maybe try using something along the lines of what I did with the leather straps on my earlier DECOLINER build. Bought the leather straps and 2-piece brass screw fittings from an eBay seller. You could probably incorporate a couple of buckles too for your application. Straps simply adhere to the tank with 3M double sided tape.

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Hey Pete, thanks for joining the thread and providing some advice for me.

i’m still undecided on the tank but I think I’m going with the copper straps. However I will take these ideas you have given me and probably incorporate it into a future build.

i’m gonna go with the 3M double stick tape whether I use leather or copper.
 

Tom from Rubicon

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Mark gets it, but does not define the above concerns Danny.
The magic words are Galvanic Corrosion. Ferrous and Nonferrous metals in contact create a weak electrical current, and over time, a real long time in dry conditions occasion problematic corrosion.
Curt's empirical point is quite valid in our Northern climes.
In Winter, city, county, and state road crews spread sodium chloride and the more nefarious calcium chloride which draws water to provide a perfect storm of corrosion. Oak tanned leather will chew steel too.
Silicone and products made with it are the most prevalent Dielectric products.
Galvanic corrosion - Wikipedia
dielectric grease - Google Search
Anecdotally, years ago headlight switches were floor mounted without an insulator as it was part of the circuit.
Guess which part of a car floor fell out first. :)
As Curt suggests a dielectric barrier is an option.
In your application, unless you ride on the beaches of Galveston mixing metals is fine. Your heirs may.
Tom
 

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Got zero work done on the bike this weekend. Went to Germanfest for beer and schnitzel on Saturday and got some well needEd wind therapy on Sunday.

I did get a little more brazing practice in.

I definitely am considering a bike rack so I can rotate it much easier in the brazing process.
 

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Got zero work done on the bike this weekend. Went to Germanfest for beer and schnitzel on Saturday and got some well needEd wind therapy on Sunday.

I did get a little more brazing practice in.

I definitely am considering a bike rack so I can rotate it much easier in the brazing process.
Car engine stand fitted with clamp if you have one........Curt
 

Nightster

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Source for the pedals please Danny.
Ones currently on my Flyer are Campy copys that were made for toe clips.
Fine on a road bike like my 1972 Schwinn Paramount.
Tom
Here ya go

I also had to buy some 9/16 to 1/2” adapters. My bike is1/2”, paddles only come in 9/16

 

Tom from Rubicon

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Those are so close to the ones on my Flyer now Danny. The mass of the pedal is above the centerline pedal shaft.
They like to be upside down. Or vertical for stepping in to toe clips when the latter are part of the pedal assembly.
True vintage pedals use rubber bars for treads. I have kicked around the idea of tread bars of checkered wood.
Thanks for the reply.
Tom
 

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Curt mentioned earlier waiting to see if I wanted to put anything else on the head steering tube like a light before cutting it. in my opinion the design of this bike does not work with a headlight, then I found this one lol.

after looking over the light and the potential mounting spots on the forks, I decided I was safe to cut the steering head tube.

I will probably get this light and since it is self-contained I can easily remove it or add it.
 

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