Long BMXXX DONE!

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Ha. Graph paper phooey. I just went out to the garage and waved my magic tape measure around. Looks like 24" chain stays will give me what I want. I still may go 26" but that's still a lot more manageable than what I had in my head before. So. Swing arm? Hardtail? I'm leaning towards hardtail...


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Two things of note. The angle the forks are it is just a bit more relaxed than a usual BMX, a bit of cruiser there. Also the forks are bent just a bit, like someone ran it into a wall. That's a short and beefy fork to bend, they must have hammered it hard! So I'll be running over it with my truck soon to try and get it back straight. I'll get some pics when I do.

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Well I'm glad we've got 3+ months to go cuz I jacked my seat stays ALL up. I looked at them with this crazy idea and KNEW I was going to jack them up. I also ran my phone dead so I can't even show you. They were so nice and straight and they fit the width of the rear hub already. So WHY did I think a couple of kicks in the tubes would be good? It wasn't and then trying to straighten them out was a failure too, so... The whole thing is just a bit wacked anyway cuz I'm winging everything. So tomorrow I'm digging out my old frame jig I made out of uni-strut and beating this beast into submission. 1 step forward, 2 steps back, rinse and repeat. Waah waah it was almost a roller...

Carl.
 
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Dual rim brakes in the back should spread the stress on the stays. Got a lot of clearance, might go longer with the crank arms too. I was planning on gussets around the BB and at the head tube. Gotta check my chain line soon, that rear cog is small only 9 teeth. May need a ghost ring to clear the lower brake assembly... 15 days in on a 4 month build. Nothing is for sure yet.

Carl.
 
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