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Looks FANTASTIC,Marty...how did you solve the crank problem? I can't believe I was the ONLY one waiting to see how it would come out!!! That seat looks fine by me...hear any more on that bike in Olathe yet? Talk at you soon...P
REMEMBER...ITS ALL JUST NUTS & BOLTS...OH & GREASE...SOMETIMES PAINT BUT ALWAYS BLOOD,SWEAT & GEARS
Yea, the crank was a bit of a problem. It turns out the threads were stripped about 3 threads back on the right side, so everything was loose. It appears to have been ridden quite a bit this way 'cause the inside bearing race was worn way out of round. No problem I though, I'll just put in a new race and add extra washer to move everything over to the left a bit to get away from the stripped threads. But, to add to the problem the welded on pedal was also bent. I tried to cold bend it back, but it snapped off. Soooooo........time for a new crank. As luck would have it I found a Murray crank and sprocket in my junk parts pile, it's a little newer style, but close enough to work for now. I also added a headlight and tail light today to get it ready for the pub ride Sat. They are probably way to shinny for the rest of the bike (and for Pappy's taste) but seem to fit the theme! Can you guess???? Well sorry, no pictures till after the ride debut.
I guess I'm gona have to paint it Black & Yellow and put mooneyes on it since I haven't heard anything back from you yet if your Dyno Mooneyes is available????