Speedster

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #8 - ANYTHING GOES BIKES' started by Chris Crew, May 4, 2013.

  1. Chris Crew

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    Starting with a 1976 Schwinn Speedster Frame. Widening the rear and changing the fork for a balooner wheelset.

    Trying to figure out how to add pictures. You make it tough for the old guys.
     
  2. Funkme

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    Welcome to the #8RRBO build...Good luck
    Here is Ratrod forum for posting pics...Made easy :wink:
    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=48
     
  3. Chris Crew

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  5. kingfish254

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    Close, you're adding the URL links.
    What you want to ad is the IMG links
     
  6. Chris Crew

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    roger, that kingfish
    thanks
     
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  8. LukeTheJoker

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    Nice tank idea!

    Luke.
     
  9. Chris Crew

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    slow going on turning that galvanized downspout into a tank--brazing is a new skill . . .pictures to follow this weekend
    I'm not going to make it to the swap meet in Eden this weekend due to a familial obligation, so I've got to do some serious scrounging or just buck up and order a fork and set of wheels in the next couple of weeks
     
  10. KOTA

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    Be careful brazing galvanized metal..It gives off some very toxic fumes.
     
  11. Chris Crew

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    yep--working outdoors
     
  12. SSG

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    You could rivet the tank together to avoid the toxic fumes. That would also give you the option of a little contrasting color (copper, aluminum or brass rivets).
     
  13. Chris Crew

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    [​IMG]

    Steep learning curve and the prototype tank cannot be sealed.
    I should have just built the second one first.
     
  14. LukeTheJoker

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    :lol:
    I feel that way all the time!

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  15. Chris Crew

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    Not much progress last week other than adding a few new wrinkles to the grey matter.
    Tank may be undergoing re-design pending outcome of next shop session.
    There is LOTS of stiff competition too . . .nice work ratters.
    I'm glad we have until Aug 1.
    Pictures to follow.
     
  16. Chris Crew

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    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a53 ... 1370393515
    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a53 ... 1370393619
    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a53 ... 1370393704
    http://i1282.photobucket.com/albums/a53 ... 1370393782

    The death of an old friend a couple of weeks ago knocked the wind out of the sails and planning his funeral and settling his affairs took a lot of time, but I've been back into the shop a couple of times and made a little progress on the speedster. Time to find a set of wheels and work up a suitable fork.

    Posting of images still not intuitive.
     
  17. Chris Crew

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  18. Chris Crew

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    [​IMG]

    braze it
     
  19. Chris Crew

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    fill it, sand it, fill it, sand it, repeat, prime it and you've got a tank
     
  20. LukeTheJoker

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    Awesome work!

    Luke.
     

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