Let's see who can build the coolest rat!
i usually tap in with a hammer turned on its side... usually they dont fit to tight and if they do they might not be corect for the bike
the bike is looking good .. run into the chain issue before here is a ring that works.
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I use the wood and hammer but also made this
I've seen one better then this that had something brass (soft) instead of the washers I used. Whatever was brass fit inside the bearing cups. I can't recall what the brass part was though.
The chainring is for a coaster which requires a different width chain compared to a 5 speed chain.
The shifter is mounted to a totally different headset setup then what you have. THe original headset has a cone shape nut that that fits the shifter better. Check your collegiate..
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When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
For the headset or BB cups, I like the hammer and wood method.
I have switched to using a dead blow hammer though, lead shot in the head, hard rubber face. No bounce. Once you get accurate it is pretty much a one shot install (it helps to have some inner rage though).
It don't make her a bad girl, but it does make her popular.
I like the custom install tool but I cant weld so I will stick with the 2x4 and hammer method.
The bike looks sweet. Nice and simple ratted bike with a very classy look.
Double Nickle- " All I'm planing on doing is building a awesome bike for me to ride...."
I've got another set of cups and bearings to try to see if that will make a difference or not. Just got to find the time to do it!
I've also run into another snag. My chain is just a bit too long and when I remove a link then it's too short. Someone told me I should look into finding a half link to use.
I guess I have to learn all this somehow.
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