B/MSR #305 / Finished at last (minuet that is)

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  1. Chad T

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    Wow I never knew there was a modern size of rim that was the same size as a 26 inch S7. Crazy. Bike looks cool. Like what you got going on with the gears.
     
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  2. MONARKofSoCal

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    I did forget to mention that I flipped the dogbone so now that when the bars are in the dropped position it faces up
    (it seems to work best that way since the drop on the bars is longer than standard)
    and faces down when the bars face up
    (because the adapter stem sits fairly high up already)

    Yes if it wasn't for visiting Sheldon Brown's website I may have never noticed that the s7 tires are the same as the 650c rims
    https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
    but just because it looks good on paper didn't mean it may work in practice
    so i was still taking a chance that it might not have worked

    Same with the gears it worked on small scale with the coaster brake challenge bike I am building but I wasnt sure it would work on a larger scale
    most of those small scale test the tooth count difference was about 15t not 45t like this bike has


    Yes I have heard that joke
    My question is does that mean a player with more teeth than normal play a Stradivarius
    and what about no teeth would they play a harmonica
    no wait sorry I mean a kazoo
     
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  3. MONARKofSoCal

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    Not much to report except I have found some fenders for the rear
    but I need to see which style I like best for the build
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    I did have to shorten them
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    And I picked which quick release clamp for the coaster brake arm to use
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    I did have to widen it a little bit
    The few threads that are sticking out pat the nut are what I ended up filling down in order to make it work
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  4. kingfish254

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    I am guessing the rounded fender will look best, but the squared one has cool character about it too.
    Tick Tock - 14 days left
     
  5. MONARKofSoCal

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    I am having trouble picking a fender that works
    the squared one looks to narrow the rounded one doesn't fit right either
    and i can not work on the most of the sheetmetal work because it needs to be attached to the fender

    Fortunately there is one more cycle swap to look for fenders at


    the rest of the time I have been working on a seat post
    but most ideas are not working out quite right
     
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  6. Falstaff

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    Do you think you might have the time and materials to widen the square fender?

    I know welding that thin of metal sucks, but it might be an option. Infeasible, but an option.
     
  7. MONARKofSoCal

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    ok I guess 1/2 of my post didn't go through

    Anyways
    the rest of the time I have been working on a seat post
    but most ideas are not working out quite right

    Then I realized a possible solution had been literally staring me in the face

    Schwinn exercise handlebars
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    Older version on the left / newer on the right

    These things suck for using on bikes
    but after cutting them up
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    They make good custom 7/8 pre bent chrome seat post

    I just need to get it mocked up and make the final cuts


    hard to say I will have more of an idea after this weekend
    right now finishing the seat post
    making a number plate (aka a mini tank insert)
    and fitting a front headlight take priority
     
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  8. kingfish254

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    Hmmmmmm, you have me curious about that seatpost shape?
     
  9. MONARKofSoCal

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    No nothing unusual or fancy just a simple lucky 7 style
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    the other smaller post on the left I will use in another project

    Ready for the bike
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  10. MONARKofSoCal

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    Wanted to show off the new seat post in both orientation
    but apparently there is a blockage so i can not show it all the way down in cruise mode
    YET
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    Also for anyone curious about why I didn't cut up the other exercise bars
    Some of you may remember my earlier build of trying to use as many schwinn exerciser parts on my mid 50's schwinn (before photobucket blocked em all)
    Others may not

    So here is a bit of a reminder
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    Not fully finished since my time has been dedicated to working on B/MSR #305
    but after the build off I plan on getting it completed
     
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  11. MONARKofSoCal

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    Lots of scores while looking at the swap meet and through some of my parts stash

    Found a schwinn fender that I think will work best
    It was probably off a bike that had s7 tires
    so that might be why the size fits better than my other fenders

    Quick mockup
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    Also found a set of wald hbars that closely match the hbars I originally was going to use

    I put the dogbome on the wald bars
    original ones I had in the pics are without it
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  12. MONARKofSoCal

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    One of the other thing I found was an alternative seat and post in my parts stash

    Turns out I couldn't get the post past 1/2 way down
    almost like the whole tube narrowed

    So instead I found this messinger seat to use
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    And a (I think mtn bike stem) that I bought a while back at the local co-op for its long bolt

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    Turns out it seems to show signs of being a good replacement post
    with some modifying

    Stem (i mean seat post) is cut, drilled and ready for install
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    earlier mockup with new post, seat, and fender
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  13. The Renaissance Man

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    The bike is looking good!

    You might could use the pulley mount on the seat post for mounting a tail light /reflector or what ever.
     
  14. MONARKofSoCal

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    Actually my plan for that is to use an adjustable secondary brace

    when the post is at its max height there is only 3in left in the frame
    so that should give it extra stability
     
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    You've been busy with this one. I like how it's all shaking out.
    Love the fender
     
  16. MONARKofSoCal

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    While working on a few ideas for the headlight

    I came across an idea that involves using a murray monterey chainguard
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    First cut it in 1/2[​IMG]

    remove the front
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    Angle cut the longer ends
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    then keep trimming
    until both pieces can be sandwiched together
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    more trimming
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    Anyone care to guess ant what this will become

    I will post more about it tonight
     
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  17. MONARKofSoCal

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    That murray monterey chain guard will now be the mini tank insert / aerodynamic number plate
    (that is why it tappers to a point)

    Mocked up in cruise mode
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    still needs mounting brackets but wanted to see how it looked on the bike
    could have made a longer one if I had another murray chainguard
    but who keeps those things
    seriously
    I have discarded of at least a dozen of those things
     
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  18. scrumblero

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    That mini tank is a sweet idea!
     
  19. kingfish254

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    MORE COWBELL!!!!
     
  20. MONARKofSoCal

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    Had a minor issue with the seat
    It wasn't staying in place with with the "post" kep angling back
    However it looks like I can make the original seat that i was using which was the Ideal leather saddle


    Fortunately the ideal saddle had the original extra adjustment extensions that i could make work on the post
    the lower clamp is for when I make the extra post brace
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    Also found a paint/color that looks promising
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    backside of the number plate used as a test pain

    The color is a has a bit more brown than what is shown in the pic
    looks a bit like the color of these
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    Kinda fitting
    I think
     
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