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Aargh page 2 slacker already!!


My spokes came in the mail yesterday, so laced the wheel today.

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24 inch 65 mm alu polished rim to match the stem and cranks. Black spokes and black nipples for contrast.

Spoked cross 3 pattern because i like the classic look.

Next up is removing the rest of the paint from the fork and welding another forktube to lenghten it and make it threaded instead of ahead.
 
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Nice array of 'blue tools' you've got there! Wheel looks great, keep those posts and photos coming!
 
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Been away for a week for a vacation with the family.
So back to building! Since my fork parts started rusting since i stripped the paint, i thought it was time to start painting. Nothing fancy, satin black rattlecan style. If i could ever give any advice about rattlecan paintjobs it would be, buy Montana cans. No drip, fast drying and a lot, and i mean a lot, of colors.
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And since i had some time to spare, i also removed the paint from the front legs.
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30 min waiting time and a good scrub with a brass brush.
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Well i didn't make the same mistake twice so i painted it right away.
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Now wait for it to dry and then i will decide if i'm gonna use clear coat of not for some extra shine. For now i think i won't.
 
Awesome work Frankie. Love the wheels and front fork!

If you want to powdercoat something, I have a relatively cheap adres, let me know if you need it.

Now I see what that box was in my "Electra RS Klunker" thread :bigsmile: It is your nexus auto shifter. I looked at it and kept thinking: what is that? Looks like a "Dakkoffer" :bigsmile:

Are you planning on doing longer tours on this bike?
 
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Awesome work Frankie. Love the wheels and front fork!

If you want to powdercoat something, I have a relatively cheap adres, let me know if you need it.

Now I see what that box was in my "Electra RS Klunker" thread :bigsmile: It is your nexus auto shifter. I looked at it and kept thinking: what is that? Looks like a "Dakkoffer" :bigsmile:

Are you planning on doing longer tours on this bike?
Thanks man, appreciate it!

Haha a dakkoffer.. well it is as big as one🤣
Yes Auto D for Nexus 3. I still havent tested it, so i hope it works. If not i will get a suïcide shifter at Custom Cruisers Zwolle😉
Nice work on your klunker too!
Well longer tours not at the moment i think. I have 2 kids that also need a lot of attention.. Never been much of a rider, i'm more a builder ya see haha
 
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Thanks man, appreciate it!

Haha a dakkoffer.. well it is as big as one🤣
Yes Auto D for Nexus 3. I still havent tested it, so i hope it works. If not i will get a suïcide shifter at Custom Cruisers Zwolle😉
Nice work on your klunker too!
Well longer tours not at the moment i think. I have 2 kids that also need a lot of attention.. Never been much of a rider, i'm more a builder ya see haha
I never knew about that auto-shifter for the Nexus 3. I learn something new every day.
Thanks, I am painting the bike now, the weather is great for it: lots of sun, no wind and not too much insects that land on wet paint (I even put up a sign).
I can relate with what you said about having kids ;)
 

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