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Picked up some 1998 or so GT Harley Davidson Custom Sport parts off eBay before they got expensive. In the boredom of staying COVID free I’ve started putting things together.
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Wheel set consists of Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs are surplus
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NOS parts as used in Zagster Pace bike share program bikes thus the blue color.
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1999 Judy XLC Rock Shox 26", hoping after 21 years in a box it still has some life.
Hydracoil! That's a good one, used a coil spring and oil damping. As long as the seals still hold oil, that thing will take waaaay more than you will dish out on that bike.
 

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Mock-up as it is now. NOS HD frame, HD crank, Rock SHOX fork, wheelset with Sturmey Archer drum brake hubs, 5 speed shifter, SA brake levers and a PHAT Bikes saddle. Tires may change.
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With black tires...
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I like the blue walls better :thumbsup:.

The blue are 26x2.125
The black are 36x2.5 but measure out at about 2.2”. Thought they would be wider mounted.
Think I also like the blue walls better in appearance.
 

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I’ve been tinkering some more. I added a chain. I then fabricated a torque arm bracket to stabilize the Sturmey Archer drum brake arm. I decided not to use a clamp on shock leg.
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I’ve been tinkering some more. I added a chain. I then fabricated a torque arm bracket to stabilize the Sturmey Archer drum brake arm. I decided not to use a clamp on shock leg.
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I did the same thing. It looks neat and tidy but when you are on a group ride and you get a flat it’s a lot harder to get the wheel off than it is when it just slides out. What I did when I got a flat was to leave the wheel on the bike, remove the bead on one side, find the leak and patch it. A few guys stayed around to watch.
 

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I did the same thing. It looks neat and tidy but when you are on a group ride and you get a flat it’s a lot harder to get the wheel off than it is when it just slides out. What I did when I got a flat was to leave the wheel on the bike, remove the bead on one side, find the leak and patch it. A few guys stayed around to watch.

Yah let’s not talk about flats. The way I did it should just involve one bolt though...might want to carry a spare bolt and nut on bike.
 

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I installed the brake cables, shifter cable, pedals, grips and got things button up adjusted and tightened. I still need to secure cables in their guide lugs. I have some shims, forgot I had them.
Anyway I took it for a spin. The Sturmey Archer 5 speed hub and drum brakes worked well. I will need to adjust saddle and brake cables.
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So this is how it sits now. Have a rear fender plan in the works. I’ll probably put a larger cog on rear hub based on my test ride.
 
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Holding cables in place easy fix...
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Changed out the rear SA 20T cog to a more senior friendly SA 24T cog. Test ride felt better, won’t be a speedy ride, but more relaxed.
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Not sure the saddle is a good fit with the geometry of this bike.
 

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