dogman dan wrote: Part of why I didn't do a complete cut off and rebuild is the quality of my welding, combined with a lack of decent material laying around to use to replace the original stays. Some kind of diagonal from the extension to the top of the seat tube makes sense for sure.
I mostly just couldn't wait to start riding it, as yesterday was quite warm.
I also thought it might also be interesting to see if failures develop as it is now. I could definitely see the donor bikes dropouts start bending up over time.
I never mentioned how the motor was in 20" wheel. Very nice! John in CR has been right all along. I just needed to get welding to make a smaller rear wheel possible. I didn't want a bike that would need short cranks to keep them off the ground.
Harold in CR wrote:I use a piece of T shirt rag, wrapped around the wire before it goes into the feed mechanism.
dogman dan wrote:My welds will always suck, because I see so poorly now. Next investment in tools will be an auto dark helmet.
The real plan is eventually to lace a small moped rim on a 5304 I have laying around.
Or, I might just say screw it, and build another with a huffy beach cruiser, and 26". That 5304 runs fine in a 26".
Hopefully that cheezy rim will hold up awhile with only 20 pounds of battery on board.
Harold in CR wrote:Mine, has a 4 position switch for heat ranges. IF it only had a smooth rheostat adjustment, I could dial in a nice bead.
I got sick twice welding Galv, before I found out why. Use a fan to blow across the project, to move as much of that fumes away as possible.
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