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  1. Wildcat

    3 piece crank disassembly

    That's the only park tool I have. I've used it many times so it's worth the extra dough. I remember when I pulled a 3 piece crankset without it. I bought a Mongoose Beast that had no lubrication and everything was out of adjustment, and it was the best one they had. I loosened the crank bearings...
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    What bike is this

    My AMF numbers are different, but I never found a source that was 100%. I'll make a note of those numbers in my book. Thanks! I wonder why they skipped N?
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    Scurf

    Sounds good.
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    3 piece crank disassembly

    I did that once using regular tools and a wedge of wood to break the crank arms free, but it was a hassle and could have wrecked the parts. I have the crank puller tool now, it's a must have.
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    Scurf

    I think I get the idea. I see you went to the same computer graphics school as me! Small world. :rofl: With the drive bar running along the side, I think that will take too much engineering prowess on my part. But looking at it gave me an idea. The fender brake like the kid's scooters would be...
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    Scurf

    Can you draw a pic of that, or show something similar? Is right here what you were talking about? I could also do the fender brake like I've seen on small kid's scooters. It hinges and contacts the tire, using friction on the tire as a brake.
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    What bike is this

    M is 1962 or 1970. I'd say 1970 because of the style of dropouts.
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    Scurf

    No, it was already retrieved. For a future build. Some pics of the standard seat are in this post. I finished up the springer and checked it out, it seems to be the right size and works. The board is level and there's plenty of travel in the fork. Looks somewhat like a Monark fork. I...
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    Scurf

    I think I will drill a hole for the drive bar in the crank arm. If it's drilled for a 5/8ths pedal, it should be strong enough for an extra 3/8ths hole. That would also change my gear ratio, like going from a 32 tooth chain wheel to about a 46 tooth chain wheel. With a 16 tooth cog and a 26"...
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    Scurf

    I spent 4 hours out in the shop today. I think rainy season has begun, so down in the bunker it isn't so hot. I drilled out the brackets for the board, but all my drill bits are worn out, so only half got drilled. They all got a starter hole though. Another trip to the hardware store for bits...
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    Schwinn Varsity Party Bike

    The frame was made in 61, so it must be one of the first ten speed Varsitys!
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    Scurf

    The Splat Rat was designed to run as a regular bike or with a springer. The spring assembly comes off, leaving the standard fork. That's where I'm getting some parts without dismantling a bike. It lowered the height and I lowered the seat; now the wife can ride it. These are all the parts...
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    Scurf

    That's a darn good question. There wasn't a real good reason except to keep the height lower. That's not an issue now, so I tried the board on top. I like it! More foot room. The notch may need to be longer. But it sits flush on the two tubes of the frame, so maybe braces across the bottom...
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    Build Off 17 Highlight Thread

    It's gotta have a springer somehow.
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    Scurf

    The parts were cut and laid out. Now they get rounded with a file then drilled for the bolts. Then to the hardware for 2 1/2" bolts and washers/locknuts. The store with the hacksaw blades had everything but larger bolts today. I will shape the bottom braces to follow the concave of the board...
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