👑 Lord of Irrelevance
- Aug 9, 2012
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- Sunny SC coast
It will definitely spring once cut. I've had success with curling round bar to match the radius and tacking in place on either side of your cut. Leave it in place until you stitch it back together then trim the tacks and clean upI dropped my seat post down inside the frame on the mongooose, and it went down hard and wedged in. I could not pull it out with pliers or internal expanding pliers. I was yanking the bicycle off the ground.
I had to make a long rod that I could pull from my little slide hammer. Then Tappy-tap-tap
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Only bummer was that I could not find a piece of threaded rod long enough and a coupling nut would not fit through the post. I took the 2 foot piece of 5/16 rod and threaded the ends. I put a small washer and a nut on the bottom.
As you can see I jammed it in place with an old screwdriver. Two smacks & she popped right up.
I found a bicycle shop in town that was sort of obscure but they sell fancy chrome plated Lowrider stuff and also I found a banana seat. It’s not a Schwinn.
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It’s made by Lowrider of ShunFeng or somewhere close by. It looks faithful enough that I can use it. I would’ve made up the sissy bar by now but I spent hours fishing that stupid tube.
I really didn’t know how this fender was gonna work out but it appears to be pretty close to the size I need.
View attachment 193860I’m wondering what’s going to happen when I cut it into pieces. This is a roll formed sheet and it may try to un-form itself. Well if it doesn’t work out I’ve only wasted $65.