__CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster)
- Nov 24, 2012
Thank you very much. When I first posted I realized I'd included an underscore in your username. I made a quick edit as soon as it went up. Probably why you didn't get an alert. I've barely started and can't wait to see how its going to run.Totally honored to even be mentioned in connection to this. That looks like a killer selection. 10 speed is a great way to go. Not as expensive as 11 and better selection than 9.
I like the idea of longer cranks with the gearing you have. You'd need a smaller front ring to make them little egg beaters fun. Can you raise the bb a bit to give you some more clearance?
Sorry it took me so long to chime in...must have been a snag with the tag. Never got an alert. Looking cool.....dig the wheel/tire selection too.
You've got the wheels turning for a version 2.0! Not only would sides help prevent crushing the tubes, they would also keep the tubing perpendicular to the bend. Great idea, thanks.Well my friend, I have used a tool to bend offsets in thinwall electrical conduit. We always called it a kickbender and it would bend a "kick" in a stub so that the conduit running along a wall would offset into an electrical box. Looks almost identical to what you were trying to bend they only cost 2 - 300 bucks...
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You could hand bend it with a conduit bender KOTA style, hand benders are cheap at 40-50 bucks, even cheaper at a pawn shop... But I think your tubing roller should be able to do that offset bend.
I too use duct tape to plug and salt to fill...
Hey I wonder if you could fab your die to include curved mandrel like sides made from pipe?
155 might be better. I like the shorter cranks when riding the Fastback. Though when @OddJob originally suggested longer cranks I decided to go all out with the 170s. If I can squeak the frame past those I'll have plenty of room to switch out to shorter cranks later if I want.Love that tire combo!
So 140 cranks are the same as a Fastback. Those aren't too bad actually. I was thinking that was the early Stingray size. 155 might be the sweet spot for crank size and there is a decent selection (lots of BMX) of those. 170 might be a bit long for the short wheelbase. Tempting though as 90% of 3 pc cranks come in that size.