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Looks great so far my brother. Time for me to chip in on this massive thread...
Scribe the forks with a sharp point around the top of the triple tree bracket. Cut below that line with any cutter you want or are comfortable with. The top bracket will cover any line or imperfection and as long as you don't use the big thick cutter from Harbor Freight. The roller on that cutter is wider than the bracket and might leave a mark. But the rest of it is easy don't overthink it don't worry, just cut it below your scribed line as close to it as you can. That's taking for granted that you'd be using caps with jamnuts inside the tube. But either way the top of the bracket should hide the cutline within reason...

Carl.

Thanks for the helpful tips. The cutting should go fine. I have these machined caps with o-rings that go on top and dress it up.

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Do you think that the gear lever is in the right position there, or would it be better on the seat tube, for example?

I have shifters on the seat tube a couple of times

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And also on the downtube

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But I much prefer shifting from the downtube position. It's actually quite easy when just cruising around. Both HEXtreme and Speed Demon are Nexus7s so there is more shifting on those and I don't think twice about it. Top tube mounts would be great too, but I don't want the shifter to interfere with the tank.
 

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Like I said when we were staring at the bike the other day, to me, everything is oversized on this beauty, the exerciser chainring just kinda makes sense.

The rough mockup of the guard with the 64T exerciser chainring kinda fits. We'll see how it does farther into the build.
I do like the scale of the long guard. It looks like it will visually fill the gap between the big wheels.
 

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I was digging around in my junk drawer yesterday and I found this blast from the past, for the Fourth of July.
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This was the logo from Choppers magazine’s Washington Report page, circa 1973. I scratched it up pretty bad when I came off a dirtbike about 40 years ago.

I had a friend at an anodizing shop who burned this on to a belt buckle for me and it is anodized in four colors. That means he dipped it about 12 times.
 

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Great looking bike. Having owned a stretch at one time I know those long chainguards can be noisy. However the chainguard does add more magic to the bike. Keep up the good work.

Yeah, you get a long chainline like this and there is bound to be some chain slop now and then. This is a pretty stout guard though and it is also relatively thick. So hopefully it will have some rigidity to it. It definitely passes the simple lay it on there mockup. I'll still need to test it with proper placement as well.
 

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I was digging around in my junk drawer yesterday and I found this blast from the past, for the Fourth of July.
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This was the logo from Choppers magazine’s Washington Report page, circa 1973. I scratched it up pretty bad when I came off a dirtbike about 40 years ago.

I had a friend at an anodizing shop who burned this on to a belt buckle for me and it is anodized in four colors. That means he dipped it about 12 times.

Cool. That has a cool "Keep On Truckin" vibe to it

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I live in a very patriotic neighborhood and every other house here has done something. I’m going riding this morning and I’m sure I will see many more, but there were well over 100 flags and decorations on my route.
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I do enjoy watching this and then read a bit of context about that. I have never been to the USA but still curious, also about your holidays.
Every time I go to a country I like to read some history or context.

So I caught up with this build (many to go) and really like this one! Like you mentioned in my thread, I see you have the origin8 rims. Mine seem the same, but I could not find a brand yet. I will measure the width next time I am working in the shed!

Plus I like that chainguard on there!
Does it get dimples too? :grin:

(Edit) what about that shifter on the chainstay, near the rear axle? Like a kick shifter (gentle kick shifter)
 

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Time for some Fork Salad Surgery (my last name is Palmer for those that get the album reference). Scored the tubes as @GuitarlCarl suggested, then taped off the line with my trusty foil tape to make it easier to see. Then broke down the fork.

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Then setup the fork in the clamp table to use a level cutting method I have done before. Wish me luck.

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Time for some Fork Salad Surgery (my last name is Palmer for those that get the album reference). Scored the tubes as @GuitarlCarl suggested, then taped off the line with my trusty foil tape to make it easier to see. Then broke down the fork.

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Then setup the fork in the clamp table to use a level cutting method I have done before. Wish me luck.

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You have it under control. Good method.

My old man would be like are you using good tape for that.
 

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Reassembly pics to document placement and order for fork parts, but to also show off the quality of this FlyingMachine springer.


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Maybe I don’t understand this arrangement, but it seems to me that the headlight mount should be on the stationary bracket at the center of the springs. With this arrangement your headlight’s gonna bounce up and down as you go down the road.
 

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Maybe I don’t understand this arrangement, but it seems to me that the headlight mount should be on the stationary bracket at the center of the springs. With this arrangement your headlight’s gonna bounce up and down as you go down the road.

I'll look to see how others friends have done their light with this fork. This is the way that Anthony puts them together, but an easy solution is to move the bracket to the mid triple tree. That is, IF I use a light.
 

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Queenfish felt sorry for how much I was sweatting, so she brought me some ice water and a low net carb fudgesicle.
Cut up one of low (no) carb root beer cans to make some headset shims for the bearing cups.


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Got about 4 layers of root beer shims installed for each cup. Installed the star washer and got everything pulled down tight.

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