"Jenny Irene" So-far

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  1. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Yeah I named her already...I started off with a electric blue delmar.sanded and painted her ceramic engine enamel flat black,changed out to good bearings. Im waiting for My wheels to come in the mail I ordered some disc/cassette wheels with off road tires (snow tires..going to rider in the winter) I messed around with the derailleur and stick shift this AM. I sent the Monarch forks from Venice MotorBikes to Sportscarpat yesterday for BEEFING, Got a billet rear disc brake adapter and disc brakes from Choppers Us, SBP expansion chamber and billet intake from Pirate, Gas tank from Silverbear, just waiting for sbp shift kits to be back in stock, and waiting until the last minute on the motor to see what happens with Pirates balanced Motor.The photo of the front fender is with the mounts and braces I made using 1/8 x 3/4 steel from Home depot. Just wanted to share My project so far.

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    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
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  2. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    That's gonna be a nice bike! Let us know how the rear disc works out! (^)
     
  3. Beej

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    Looking good. I love the forks. What is the price on those forks with the disc brake?
     
  4. chainmaker

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    Thanks Venice...Going to be...I only get a couple hours a week to work on it. LONG workdays with a 3 hr commute round trip on top doesnt leave much time.
    Beej...Check with Venice, he sells them with different options http://www.venicemotorbikes.com/ from just plain to beefy with disc adapter and disc brakes.

    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  5. donutguy

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    Just curious...is that frame aluminum or steel?

    If it's aluminum.....be *real* careful spreading the chainstays- go a tiny bit at a time or else you stand a very good chance of cracking the frame.

    If it's steel......knock yourself out but still do it a millimeter at a time- steel frames can crack-I know this from experience:)

    -George
     
  6. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I guess I didnt post this the other night. I used the scissors jack and widened it the 25 mm
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    The wheels came today. I put the cassette on, and realized that the wheels have skewers..therefore nowhere to mount the derailleur (it is a axle mount) I decided to put the skewer through the hole behind the axle mount hole through the hole used as a second attachment point to keep derailleur from moving ( I think) My guess was that this would put the derailleur off center and somehow not work at least not give me access to all gears. With the wheel mounted chain installed (for test fitting) I flipped it over and tried peddling through the gears. It wont hit the first or seventh gears. I am putting this up to derailleur being off center or the need to still adjust the derailleur. I am now trying to figure out how to add a second attachment point for the derailleur. to keep it from moving forward and back. I am thinking of giving it a shot with the welder at the dropouts. any suggestions here??
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    The rear disc brakes are due to arrive tomorrow.I can already see a problem with the skewer situation. At the least I will have to enlarge the disc brake adapter hole for the skewer to fit through

    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  7. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I managed in a couple hours today to install the rear disc adapter and brake. I did have to enlarge the mount hole for the adapter with a taper bit ...worked well. I installed the brakes and there isnt enough spring back on the caliper arm to pull the brakes back open resulting in the ferrules popping out of the retainers. I could use some help here is this adjustable ??? Here are some more photos..

    Cheers
    Chainmaker

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  8. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    Your cable looks too tight too the front of the bike ,needs a bigger loop to come in frof the back straighter
     
  9. corgi1

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    tight bends and kinks are not cable friendly
     
  10. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Thanks !!! Just using the cable and casing that came with the kit (6 ft) I think I will skip out from work tomorrow and if they don't try to rape My wallet, Ill get longer set at a Bike Shop around the corner from work !
    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  11. corgi1

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    Might try getting some cable slack and see if it works ,,,Question ,does the arm return when you move it by hand and not with the cable?
     
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    corgi1 New Member

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    Another question,,,Does that alum. arm the caliper mounts on need to be in that down ward position?,,I think if the arm was angled up a ways it would give the cable a more direct pull angle.
     
  13. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    The arm does move by hand you can feel the friction of the cable against the inner cable housing. I think the longer cable with a wider bend will do the trick. with the adapter, for My dropouts that's the only position the adapter will mount.
    Thanks
    Chainmaker
     
  14. corgi1

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    Ok,,I'm a slow reader,and typer,but in the search bar above the Bike Berry add at the top is where I find things and they had a thread on the alumin bar being re-positioned by removing the guide cast into it (fileing it)and you may be interested,I don't remember if they added a "short stud or screw) to hold the new position or not(the stud thing sounds like a good Idea to me) You might tryu to find it
     
  15. chainmaker

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    If the longer cable doesn't do it I think that will be the route I will have to go, I had to drill out a bit of the key way already for the hollow axle for the skewers to fit through..it is made for 3/8 I think. I am hoping the cable will be the thing.

    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  16. donutguy

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    I've never seen a disc brake mounted in that position......is it possible to mount it so that the calipers are between the seat and chain stays? That would give you a better angle on your cable run.
     
  17. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I am going to hold off on the new cable. I will go home tonite take the brake lever off the bike, mount it on a spare handlebar, and run the cable with a slight curve..if it works I think I will just go with some 135 degree noodles.

    Cheers
    Chainmaker
     
  18. corgi1

    corgi1 New Member

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    Just loosen the axle and rotate the arm and see if it improves the cable action ,,then make decisions from there
     
  19. chainmaker

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    Jammed at work no time to really work on Her but I did find the end of the inner cable housing was bent in causing the cable to stick a bit...that with easing up on the curve solved the problem.
    Cheers
    Chainmker
     
  20. corgi1

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    Ahhh,,good ,,off too other wind mills faithful steed.......
     

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