Sidebolt - WBO 2017

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  1. Glen

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    the saga continues...

    Previously on Sidebolt - the original thread… http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/sidebolt.91986/

    DISCLAIMER:
    I'll endeavour to get this monster rideable, but be warned, it might not get done due to my predicament of having to find another house to rent. I'll do stuff while I can but if the house I move to doesn't have the space (no garage etc) then it'll probably be sold off. However, since there's currently a rental housing shortage, it might take a while to find somewhere, so it might just get done.

    Due to the above mentioned circumstances, you enter this thread at your own risk. I am not responsible for any sadness and despair that you endure through lack of closure due to the non-completion of Sidebolt, should that be the case.


    01 / 01 / 2017

    These photos were taken in October 2016 and show the current state of Sidebolt…

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    More to come… hopefully.

    Glen.
     
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  2. OneHorsePower

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    Whoa! Pictures from the future! Hahahaha, just messing with ya mate, can't wait to see this beast be built!


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  4. Glen

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    Humble apologies :oops:

    I saw the new WBO 2017 forum and seeing as it's the 1st of January here in NZ now, my 'youthful exuberance' got the better of me and I neglected to check the countdown clock...

    https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-start-01-january-2017-countdown-clock

    I hope jumping the gun hasn't disqualified me :rolleyes:

    If it helps, I still haven't done anything more on it yet o_O

    I wonder if I should delete this thread and start it again later :39:

    :headbang:

    Glen.
     
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    I think you're good, just have to finish a day before those of us in the states.:21:
     
  6. LukeTheJoker

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    It's all good!
    Been looking forward to seeing this one done, really hoping you make it!
     
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    Time zone wasn't mentioned in the rules, no problem here.


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    it still qualify as a unfinished build , could have started a month ago:rofl:
     
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    Actually it was, but with this build-off we are running unfinished builds anyway, so start time is not overly important!
    Exactly!
     
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    :whew:

    So do I

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    Nice to see you in Glen, she's a beast alright you will
    need those hydraulic brakes to haul her up. Wonder
    if the cops will pull you over to check your warrant of
    fitness!!??
     
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    Dang thats a monster bike. Waiting to see this finished.
     
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    Thanks Pushie. Yeah, the brakes 'should' work okay but it's going to be somewhat scary I reckon pulling the brake lever with one hand while steering with the other. I might look at the possibility of having the brake foot actuated instead. After all, pedalling isn't required when stopping.

    As you know, bicycles don't need a warrant of fitness, but I reckon I'll get some interest from the boys in blue due to it's size. I want to ride it through town at least once. :D
     
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    Looks like you've made some progress. Look forward to seeing some more..:thumbsup:
     
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    Watching this one Glen! Glad you jumped in the fray. That is one monster machine for sure:eek:
     
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    HEAVY DUTY !!!! Looks like a real thigh builder ....


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    Awesome machine! Those artillery wheels are perfect on there.
     
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    29 / 01 / 2017

    I haven't done much I'm afraid.

    Chain alignment / tensioners made from a couple of old rubber grommet things and some washers and threaded rod...
    071_ChainAlignTension.jpg

    Re-welded and extended the handlebar...
    072_Handlebar.jpg

    Added a guide for the brake lever...
    073_BrakeLeverGuide.jpg

    Hopefully I'll get a bit of a test ride the length of the garage today.

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  19. Glen

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    I just now saw what you meant. :oops:

    I had put "These photos were taken in October 2017 and show the current state of Sidebolt…" so I have edited that to read October 2016.

    Boy, am I slow or what! :blush:

    :whistle:
     
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    Loving progress on this thing, looking forward to hearing how the first ride goes!
     
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