Silver King Unchained: Reminiscing.....Pg 11

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Day 14 Update : On the move!

As I said in my previous post, the seat post came in last evening. Got out the handy angle grinder, and made myself a custom post using the stem bolt and wedge from a 22.2 stem I had laying around. Pictures tell the story.

Threw on some 9/16" threaded cruiser pedals I had, mounted the Brooks saddle, and headed off for a ride. I've been cruising around on this thing for about 2 hrs now. So fun!

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After about 10 minutes with a sort of popping sound under load coming from the rear end, I pulled the modified belt tensioner off, and pulled the wheel back to get max tension on the belt. It worked generally much smoother then. Still under a big cranking pressure I get the 'knock' or 'pop' from time to time. Smooth strokes on the pedals def help. I'll bring it in to the shop this week and maybe our head dude Todd can help me diagnose.

Couple of vids from the ride....





RaT oN~!
 
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looks great OJ!

You’re about finished before I even started!

I apologize to everyone for being AWOL…. Life happens.

All is well. Just not much time for bike building. (I did get in 2 wicked polar bear rides in January!) I am going to put in an entry for this year‘s RRBO.

as usual, OJ, your build is spectacular!
 

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Update on 'Pedal Carriage' build just now.

 

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Nice work OJ!!! Cool to see the drivetrain work out so well and glad you solved the seatpost.
 

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About Day 3 or so of the BO 17, I got a message from @rat krate orange asking if the Felt was available for purchase. We struck a deal, and I bundled it up and shipped it across the border; to our neighbors to the East, Wisconsin.

He got it built up with parts in his stash and just sent me some cool photos tonight!

We just talked for a few minutes on the phone. Another cool connection in this brotherhood we call RatRodBikes.com ! Thanks 'racin!

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About Day 3 or so of the BO 17, I got a message from @rat krate orange asking if the Felt was available for purchase. We struck a deal, and I bundled it up and shipped it across the border; to our neighbors to the East, Wisconsin.

He got it built up with parts in his stash and just sent me some cool photos tonight!

We just talked for a few minutes on the phone. Another cool connection in this brotherhood we call RatRodBikes.com ! Thanks 'racin!

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Yeah, just got this Felt put together over the week end and decided to call it" Skully Wind Splinter"... Had not even thought about a bike to enter, BUT if i did this would have been the bike to enter... Thanks again Lee...
 

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