(WBO) Iday's Bike

Jan 21, 2009
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The forks threads were shot, so getting it off was a chore. I had to use the vise and work for a half hour to get it off. So, it will need new forks. I'm able to get them cheap so I'm contemplating going with 26" instead of 24" and possibly 700C if they have them. Then I'll have a wide variety of good rims and tires to choose from. I'll use dropout extensions to space the rear wheel so I can use the center pull brakes. Or maybe stay with 24" I can't decide.


 
Jan 21, 2009
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I did some research, 700C is only a half inch difference at the brake pads, so that's what I'll go with, 26" forks and dropout extensions. Probably 35mm tires, almost the same width as 1 3/8ths
 
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Wow, you have had some adventures with this build! Cant imagine 220V across a drill! are 220V outlets common where you live?:eek:
And "Free" paint job over stripper! Yikes.
Frame does look nice after paint is off. Hope you build goes smoothly now.
 
Jan 21, 2009
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The outlets look just like the ones there in the states, only one plug is 220 and the other is 110. That's how my house is wired except for the outdoor outlets, they are all 220. I'm checking to see if the brushes can be changed out, or if it's junk.
As for the frame, I may try a rasp wheel on my other drill and see how that takes the paint off. It's fresh so I think it'll come off easily.
 
Jan 21, 2009
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Not much accomplished this month. I'll be having the wheels and tires made up next week, 24 x 1 3/8 with knobbies if I can get them. Otherwise the most aggressive tread I can get in that size. I tries this new stem with a pair of old BMX stlye handlebars. I'm going for a downsized klunker type bike, one that will be able to handle the roads here with skinny tires. I still have the job of stripping and painting that I have been putting off.

 
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Jan 21, 2009
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The wheels are being built now, hopefully next week I'll pick them up.
I just stopped by the bike shop and spent 500 pesos (11 dollars) on these new parts, a 44 tooth cottered crank set, pedals, and grips. I don't know if the grips are knockoffs, but they look and feel like the real thing. At the hardware store I found some metallic blue paint but no rasp to remove paint, so I'll be using brass brushes to strip the frame. Now just to get motivated to strip the frame. It's summertime here already, heat index is above 90 at 9:30 in the morning.


 
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First it depends on whether or not if you have more of the original blue. If so, you can always paint over it if you don't like it. That being said, I think a dull silver might look good or possibly flat black.
 
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