- Nov 17, 2012
- Reaction score
- Broken Hill, Australia
For those that don't remember this is a super heavy duty 26" Off-road/BMX/Klunker/Bomber that I started in the 2016 Off-Road build-off. Hit a few timing issues when I had to take a month off that couldn't be avoided.
Frame geometry was designed by @OddJob, he helped me get a long, stretched out cockpit but still in a compact wheelbase, with very short chainstays even though those tires are oversize 26x2.5 Kenda Nevegals in 'Stick-E' compound.
The wheelset itself is pretty cool, starting with 48 hole Odyssey Hazard sealed bearing and oversized (14mm solid axle) hubs with thread on disc brake adaptors (203mm Avid Cleansweep discs) and a 14 tooth freewheel on the rear, they are spoked up using a 48 spoke 4X pattern and sleeved spokes to double walled and eyeletted tandem/touring bike rims.
The rear dropouts are sliding for chain adjustment and lock with 3x 8mm Allen head bolts each, cranks are DiamondBack Chro-Moly 3 piece with a 30T TuffNek chainring.
Old build thread: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/in...ing-but-withdrawing-from-the-build-off.96123/
As it sat at the end of the ORBO:
As it sits now:
Basically exactly the same!
Not actually much to do to finish it:
-Finish welding on the fork dropouts.
-Brace the loop bars to the seat tube.
-Brake caliper mounts front and rear.
-Brake cable guides.
-Strip, paint, assemble, stickers...
I could have got it finished by rushing at the end of the ORBO, but I have fallen in love with the bike, and the fit is perfect for me, so I wanted to spend the time to do it as best I could rather than rush the final steps. So, building will start again here in the coming days!