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Couple years ago I had a front hub that was a bit too narrow for a replica monark fork, I added an extra lock nut to each side, might be easier to deal with than a stack of washers View attachment 265678

Yes, I have a few of those from various hub disassembles.
 
It might be just as easy to fab up a new brake arm that reaches further.

Maybe get a custom one from @BartRidesEternal

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I am happy to send you a model or DXF file, so you can get a local lasercutter to fabricate it for you :thumbsup: Gotta be honest; pretty excited about the idea!
Interesting too that you mention this, since I was thinking to give two arms (for a Shimano CB-hub) away as a prize award for this buildoff.

If you give me some measurements:
  • Coasterbrake anchor slot hole (is that correct English/American?)
  • Anchor slot hole center, to the 'band wrap/clamp' or frame attachment hole center.
  • And your personal preferences in design.

+ you are lucky that you are not in my class, else I would make it extra ugly ;) :bigsmile:

[edit] I see now that you have a Shimano Coasterbrake? Or is that a Histop?

Love your dropout extenders by the way, they look beefy. This is going to be one beautiful bike for sure! Already is.
 
I am happy to send you a model or DXF file, so you can get a local lasercutter to fabricate it for you :thumbsup: Gotta be honest; pretty excited about the idea!
Interesting too that you mention this, since I was thinking to give two arms (for a Shimano CB-hub) away as a prize award for this buildoff.

If you give me some measurements:
  • Coasterbrake anchor slot hole (is that correct English/American?)
  • Anchor slot hole center, to the 'band wrap/clamp' or frame attachment hole center.
  • And your personal preferences in design.

+ you are lucky that you are not in my class, else I would make it extra ugly ;) :bigsmile:

[edit] I see now that you have a Shimano Coasterbrake? Or is that a Histop?

Love your dropout extenders by the way, they look beefy. This is going to be one beautiful bike for sure! Already is.

Thanks for the cool offer BRE, I'll let you know if I go that route. When someone mentioned custom brake arm, I immediately thought of you. You've done some very cool work in that regard.
I'm not quite at that decision point yet though. Too much more to work out in my head. Now that I have a rolling chassis, I am about to roll it out into the courtyard and see what needs to be sorted out next.
 
My workshop is such a mess, I always have to take time to unpack and semi sort things during each build off just so I can find the goodies I want to consider for my current build.

One of the parts I have in my this year are the custom bars that Tomas @OddBall Cichecki (OCD Connection) gave me when I spent the day with him in London back in 2022. He made these from gas pipe years ago.

We'll see how they play with the build. This old bmx stem is the first one I found that would work. This fork has a frozen slug halfway down the steertube, so this is as low as it can go for now.

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Here is an accidental thing that may hold promise. Sat this nanner on the frame and right away I was like, that's kinda cool. Not a full floating nanner like I've done before, but basically slammed on the frame and positioned where a normal saddle would be.

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That does look cool. Depending on the stylistic direction you're thinking about, a crusty long spring saddle with no upholstery might look good too.
 
That does look cool. Depending on the stylistic direction you're thinking about, a crusty long spring saddle with no upholstery might look good too.

Something like this? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Now here are three photos that I am totally ashamed of, but I'll post them anyway. @pvwacko built this adult sized Screamer for me almost 7 years ago. I rode it a few times, but then squeezed it back into my shop. I'll still build it out, I just don't know when. Nanner Puddin will ride again.


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That does look cool. Depending on the stylistic direction you're thinking about, a crusty long spring saddle with no upholstery might look good too.


Or this one

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It's cool you have a great selection of parts at the ready. The patina matches but I kind of like the nanner idea better now that I can get a visual on both. Are you going for a board tracker kind of a build or just whatever feels right as you go along?

Too early to tell at this point. Truly just exploring options as they pop up.
 
Just tested the Jesse James tank as well.

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