So I strapped the battery into the frame for a test drive. The steering is a bit stiff, so I will loosening that up a bit. And, the rear tire felt a bit loose because I still have a knobby wheel on the back rim. I will change that tomorrow. For the most part things are looking good.
So how to proceed with the aluminum frame. Well, curiosity got me and I went to the "Great Google in the Sky" and it showed me videos of how easy it was to braze aluminum.
I went to the hardware store and $5.50 later I had my three skinny aluminum rods that melt at 700 degrees Fahrenheit.
I wire wheeled the plates clean where I was going to braze them, I grabbed the old Map gas gun and did some testing.....
I would call that failure.....
I am not going to risk my whole frame on this stuff.
So "what kind of aluminum am I using?" you might ask. Well obviously the kind that wilts before the skinny aluminum rods melt.
OK, the truth be told, I got these aluminum plates a long time ago and don't really remember what they were.
What I do know is that I should have used that money to buy a six-pack of beer.
Ok, plan B. I am good with wood anyway so why not dig into the ole wood pile and make something useful from some old 3/4 x 3.25 inch oak flooring. Milling some sort of useful shape will do.
Something like this.
I am beginning to see a woodie in my future.....
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Current build: Liahona w/ cheap front suspension and suspension seat post. Yescomusa 36v 800w generic front hub motor. 15ah Headway triangle mounted pack. Tronsung 30 amp,
Previous Build:1992 Trek Antelope 800 - Bone Crusher (no suspension) - Yescomusa 800 watt 36 volt front wheel kit. Don't do it! Get suspension!!!