Discussion in 'WBO 2017 BIKES' started by tjwilson, Jan 12, 2017.
Wow, that just might be the PERFECT solution! Thanks!
I was thinking along the same lines, but your idea is much simpler than what I was imagining!
...Maybe two cables leaving the shifter would be even less complicated.
Your build is really something out of this world! Keep on the great work. Hope to see it finished.
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This thing is AMAZING!
Thank you very much.
Derailleur syncing - the manual option.
So this was the option that won out. I could probably make up a dozen or so reasonable sounding reasons why. In reality I think I just got lazy trying to figure out a more elaborate, yet reliable configuration for making a single shifter move both derailleurs the way I needed. Plus, when I decided on the final shifter location there wasn't a lot of room to work with.
The shifters are from the Varsity donor that supplied the rear derailleur and crank set. I split the stem mounting bracket, shaped each side to fit up to the seat tube and tacked them in place. Works well and has that nice, heavy, clunky gear change feel that Varsity's always had.
Bare metal overview and details.
Last couple days have been spent making spacers, cable guides, miscellaneous small parts and then assembling everything together. Test ride went really well! Actually I'm surprised how comfortable it is to ride. Still need a few more details... guides for the cables at the handlebar stem, rear fender and fender mounting tabs, a cross piece for the seat springs that will clear the rear tire, final attachment hardware, rocker bushings, and final weld-up. Should be starting the long cleaning, polishing and painting process soon!
There is a lot going on here! Thanks for all the close-up shots on the various moving parts and custom add-ons.
The symmetrical look of the shifters is enough of a reason for me! Looks great!
This build has my attention as much as anything I've followed for the past couple of years.
Keep up the great work!
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Hopefully it's not too image heavy! I know I always enjoy seeing the details on other builds. Also forces me to try and get everything exactly how I want it if I know I'm going to show it.
Thanks, form beat function for sure!
Wow, thank you very much.
Creativity + Engineering + Build skills! Well done... It's krazy cool!
I need to make a list of all the bikes here that I can't forget to check back in on, here's another one
No progress images... just a lot of applying filler and sanding. Do have a final color selected, and new tires and cable housing.
Nice Ride....that chainline is somethin' else
Filler - sand - primer - sand - paint.
Some close-up shots of the frame finishing process. Probably could have used another coat & sand or two of filler primer. I switched to Dupli-color lacquer from the Rustoleum enamel I used last time I painted a frame. The enamel color coat filled imperfections more than the lacquer. Not sure if it's the lacquer vs enamel, Dupli-color vs Rustoleum, or maybe even a difference in pigment? Had to remind myself that all the components I'm using for this build are well experienced and show it! This finish will work just fine for a bike that I plan ride. The Dupli-color laid down real nice. Next time I'll just make sure to get all scratches filled better with the primer coat. Clear coat goes on later this week.
Looks pretty good in the pics!
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