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About 2 years ago I needed to crimp a frame, so with advice from this site, I made this.
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I don’t have access to an acetylene torch like I did last time I crimped a frame. So I picked up a little one from Lowe’s. It did the job.

Before
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Heating up
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After crimping
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And all of it. I ran out of juice right as I was towards the end of heating up the last section.
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I’m going to let it naturally cool down then I’ll check the fit.
Well thanks for showing that tool. Now something else I have to make. The wife will be so proud. Loving the progress one this ride.
 
After the crimping I wanted check the frame’s alignment. I didn’t have string so I used dental floss.
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32mm on each side, so good to go. So I wanted to recheck the dropout alignment with the disc caliper mounted. But the caliper seemed to have a little difficulty moving. I haven’t worked with this type of disc brake before, so in my curious hubris I blew it up and didn’t take pictures. God help me.
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Great use of dental floss! :D Glad all of the teeth are in allignment.
 
I have a tall sissy in less than terrific shape. It’s an early Huffy tall sissy which held the rider’s weight through a dot on the clamp and a dimple on the bar. Terrible design that they quickly improved. Since this bike will be holding a man, and not just a child, the dimple won’t do. I I bought a set of beefier clamps. But they need proper holes.
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So I used the dimples as my guide. I kept the holes as small as I could to eliminate slop and hold the weight better.
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Next the bar needs some cosmetic fixes…
 
The guy I’m doing this bike for saw something he thought was really cool and wanted time to try it. So, sure. Why not.

So I took this.
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And did this
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Then did this (x20)
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To end up with these
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The ones I saw had 5 dice together and they fit. They must have used a girls pedal because I had almost enough room for 6 die. But I didn’t want to cut one, so I figured out spacers in between.

So… there we go! New pedals for the MFer. (My nickname for it)

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The guy I’m doing this bike for saw something he thought was really cool and wanted time to try it. So, sure. Why not.

So I took this.
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And did this
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Then did this (x20)
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To end up with these
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The ones I saw had 5 dice together and they fit. They must have used a girls pedal because I had almost enough room for 6 die. But I didn’t want to cut one, so I figured out spacers in between.

So… there we go! New pedals for the MFer. (My nickname for it)

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I think they look better with the spacers, it looks more like real dice (which they are) and not a block shaped like to look dice.
 
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