Sorry for the delay on the updates chaps But, to ensure i got the positioning
of the rear dropouts where i wanted it in relation to the 3 inch rim'ed wheel
(which at tghis point in time i dont have..on order
) i was
lucky enough to have Matt.P (1000w
) come to the 'rescue' and
lend me one of his 3in rim'ed wheels!! Huge thanks Matt
out i was a few centimetres to close when Matt and i first popped
the wheel in place, a slight lengthening of the jig saw the droputs right
whre i wanted them, yesterday i shortened and notched the chain and
seat stays and tacked them (solidly
) in place ready to be welded
today! Few pics of how shes at now-->
^^Chain and seat stays tacked in place, i thought i best have a looksee
what the frame looks like with Matt's wheel and front end in place..
Dunno about you guys but i think thats pretty close to a BasMaN frame!
cept of curse teehehe...mines 4130 CHRoMO
not mild steel, mine
will also have around 10000kw of electric mofo hehe
Some more random pics-->
Very pleased with the progress, the exact weight of the frame is unknown
i tried weighing it on a digital set of batroom scales unfortunately it didnt
Its VERY light i am amazed, have to be 1/4 the weight of
the old frame easily...
Time to grab me some breakfast before hitting the workshop to fully weld up
the seat and chain stays.. Once this has been done, ill move to the mounting
holes for both gear box and seat. The seat setup is different too the original frame
The seat will be on a dual 10mm aluminium mounting arrangement, pivoted at the
front with a single FOX shock 'hung' under the top tube the frame!
ill have approximately 3inches of travel looking at inch 'sag' when sitting on
the bike, should make for a comfier ride than the cheap double spring setup on the old frame...
Thanks all for the kind words OH, the drawings, they were inspired by
tattoos i have seen in some of my magazines...
ciao for now trendsetters....