BO15 Radarlux Space-Cadet

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Got a brace on the back end behind the seat post . Also got the driveline sorted , crank mounted etc . Obviously not thinking it through it needed a jockey wheel for the chain not to snag . It rides now anyway . Here is the thing , I thought the forks would be a bit of a problem and I'm right . They flex and twist wildly at the moment ...more thought needed . If anyone wonders why I'm building so quick , the answer is in the last screenshot ...I'm from the future baby...
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It looks very good with both fenders.
It will be getting both fenders , they probably won't look like that when I'm done mind . It will also probably have a full chain guard , but that's in my head too . Need to figure out the forks first as I'm really not happy with those .
 
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I'm not sure how to phrase this. Are the forks one sided stamped steel (think a U-channel rather than a box or round tube)? If so, could you plate the inside, that would stiffen them up a lot.
 
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Yes they are single pressing , originally they had a top bracing before I cut them in half . Boxing them in should as you say should help . I'm also thinking they need a bridging piece going across the top , and if I'm 100 % honest with myself I don't like the way they stop abruptly be and jut forward at the crown . The good news is that I have loads of scrap bits to play with and I think I know where the very thing I need is :) . Watch this space ...but not too intently it's 1:10 am in the UK , and I really should go to bed in a moment . However you have sparked an idea . Cheers :)
 
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Yes they are single pressing , originally they had a top bracing before I cut them in half . Boxing them in should as you say should help . I'm also thinking they need a bridging piece going across the top , and if I'm 100 % honest with myself I don't like the way they stop abruptly be and jut forward at the crown . The good news is that I have loads of scrap bits to play with and I think I know where the very thing I need is :) . Watch this space ...but not too intently it's 1:10 am in the UK , and I really should go to bed in a moment . However you have sparked an idea . Cheers :)
Maybe you could add to your foam base.

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Maybe you could add to your foam base.

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Great minds once again ...I've got loads of adding and carving to do when it gets to that stage , and you are right , it needs to come forward really ( it's going back too by the way , it will also be getting a tummy tuck as it will be like riding a log otherwise ( remember that's one side currently the bikes crossbar is about 6" wide with both sides on ) so it will taper wide at the front , swoop in at the crossbar and have hips at the rear . The rear fender will fade into that rear eventually. Remember most of the metal you see on the frame bar the spur going through , won't be seen . So when I get it as a rider , maybe tomorrow ...later today even, then the crazy can happen :)
 

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Can't believe you murdered that classic fork !!! :D :D
But I already know from the work you have done so far, that it was for a good cause! :D
 
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Can't believe you murdered that classic fork !!! :D :D
But I already know from the work you have done so far, that it was for a good cause! :D
I was thinking as I fired up the grinder , what am I doing , is this a good idea ...
The good news is I bought that fork a few years back and it was damaged with bits missing to begin with . I straightened it out for its last application and ended up needing to widen it to fit the 80mm rim in .
What I bought ( really cheaply I will add ) should really never have made it back on the original moped without lots of work . It probably should be in the bin . I was still wincing as I took that first cut though.
 
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Did a fair chunk today , those forks have been lined with some flat bar and a big old weld round the steerer tube . Not much to show but it's made it ridable. More work on the forks needs to happen still I'm not happy with the geometry yet but they are tons better
 
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Awesome build!

Just wondering, maybe you already mentioned it earlier: Is that a Sturmey Archer S2C hub in the rear wheel? The kickshift one?
Yes that's the one , I ran it on a Basman for a while I quite like them , saves all the fiddling about with cables , compared to the automatix it's a lot easier to live with . At least you can time the shift on these , the Automatix tended to shift at the worst times . While trying to ride up a hill was its favourite trick . Puff puff , get a run up , clunk , whurr , grind to a halt ... guess I'm pushing it up the hill then.
 
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