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Thanks a lot guys! Its kinda busy with two kids now, but everyone will have to get used to the Chopper.... ehh to the baby :grin:

Moeder is doing great and really taking good care of Thura. I am taking care of our two year old daughter most of the time now.
During the "kraamweek" we had help from a "kraamverzorgster". A nice lady that helps with the baby's and moms health (checking weight, temperature and milk intake) and with some chores around the house. This is normal in the Netherlands where you get help for a week.
Unfortunately I could not convince the lady to make a mockup with the chopper frame :bigsmile:
I'll make a thread soon.

Is this also common in the US or Canada? Where you get this kind of help the first week?

I did have some time to look for junk on the interwebs and found some hubs for 2 euros. They are from kids bikes, but almost new!
One is a 28 hole 1985 F&S Torpedo hub.

The other a F&S replica by Romet with less holes (I think a Polish buildoff participant mentioned this brand of hub/bike).
I ordered two extra hub flanges for this hub, so its 36 hole too! I can bolt or rivet the flanges or that hub.

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And I could not resist buying a 50's US wheelset with bendix hub: (Uncommon in the Netherlands)
Bought it from "bikestoremember.nl". They have some "New Departure model D's" with skip tooth as well. Including complete wheelsets.


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I don't know for which build I will use this set, maybe I will take a bike apart and build something new.
Thinking to take apart my green Electra RS Klunker and put this set on the frame and store it for a future buildoff....
Use the 26 inch Klunker wheelset for the chopper....
Also toying with the idea of throwing the chopper in the yard (with grease inside the frame) for a rat build. The frame is almost the same as the Nirve Cannibal/Switchblade.


In the coming months I will have time for a mockup and rearreangement of parts/bikes.

Thanks again!
 
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Is this also common in the US or Canada? Where you get this kind of help the first week?
Not exactly, we had a few check-ins from the midwife, but basically after we left the hospital, we were on our own. Family support, of course, but nothing like help with chores and feeding. That's why I thought you might have your hands full, around here that's up to Vader.
I could not convince the lady to make a mockup with the chopper frame
I never thought to ask for bike help
 

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Thanks a lot guys! Its kinda busy with two kids now, but everyone will have to get used to the Chopper.... ehh to the baby :grin:

Moeder is doing great and really taking good care of Thura. I am taking care of our two year old daughter most of the time now.
During the "kraamweek" we had help from a "kraamverzorgster". A nice lady that helps with the baby's and moms health (checking weight, temperature and milk intake) and with some chores around the house. This is normal in the Netherlands where you get help for a week.
Unfortunately I could not convince the lady to make a mockup with the chopper frame :bigsmile:
I'll make a thread soon.

Is this also common in the US or Canada? Where you get this kind of help the first week?

I did have some time to look for junk on the interwebs and found some hubs for 2 euros. They are from kids bikes, but almost new!
One is a 28 hole 1985 F&S Torpedo hub.

The other a F&S replica by Romet with less holes (I think a Polish buildoff participant mentioned this brand of hub/bike).
I ordered two extra hub flanges for this hub, so its 36 hole too! I can bolt or rivet the flanges or that hub.

KLoYD3W.jpeg



And I could not resist buying a 50's US wheelset with bendix hub: (Uncommon in the Netherlands)
Bought it from "bikestoremember.nl". They have some "New Departure model D's" with skip tooth as well. Including complete wheelsets.


GDS6KGv.jpeg

AhlGbBR.jpeg

tTaQHP8.jpeg

loAi3dy.jpeg


I don't know for which build I will use this set, maybe I will take a bike apart and build something new.
Thinking to take apart my green Electra RS Klunker and put this set on the frame and store it for a future buildoff....
Use the 26 inch Klunker wheelset for the chopper....
Also toying with the idea of throwing the chopper in the yard (with grease inside the frame) for a rat build. The frame is almost the same as the Nirve Cannibal/Switchblade.


In the coming months I will have time for a mockup and rearreangement of parts/bikes.

Thanks again!
In the US (for me anyhow) it involves a visit from at least one of the grandmother's for the first week or so. Sometimes the two grandmother's could be convinced to come consecutively and extend that out. But that was just our experiences. My mom has 32 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She's quite doting and fond of the babies
 
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In the US (for me anyhow) it involves a visit from at least one of the grandmother's for the first week or so. Sometimes the two grandmother's could be convinced to come consecutively and extend that out. But that was just our experiences. My mom has 32 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She's quite doting and fond of the babies
That seems awesome as well. We did not ask for presents, but food and meals, because you are quite busy that first period.

Not exactly, we had a few check-ins from the midwife, but basically after we left the hospital, we were on our own. Family support, of course, but nothing like help with chores and feeding. That's why I thought you might have your hands full, around here that's up to Vader.

I never thought to ask for bike help
Canada is hardcore 😉


Alright, I have some updates: I milled/turned the flanges and pressed them onto the hub base.

I did not alter the Romet hub or @GeePig could get angry :grin: only slightly brushed the outside of the hub flanges so I could get a 'surface' to press the flanges on.

The flange is not perfect for the Romet hub, but they were leftovers, so I don't mind.
When disassembling the Romet hub, I found that it is almost unused.

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Romet hub (above)

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Next:
Removing the flanges and drill the "countersunk" holes for the spokes, because you can't reach it afterwards.
Then: welding or soldering, we will see.

Thanks for watching!
 
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Nice work on the hubs!

Those Romet rear hubs are actually made by a Czech company, Velosteel, and I am currently stripping down an older version from a Ukraine bicycle. I have no idea how a Fichtel & Sachs design ended up being so popular here, though.
 

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