- Nov 24, 2019
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- Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Just drilled and tapped the fork for a 3/16 32 bolt. Seems to be an improvement, but I'll use some lock washers and maybe some star washers to be sure.
GeePig, I don't even know what to look for. This is literally the 2nd coaster brake hub I've ever built, and the 1st Komet Super hub I've ever built. I don't have a clue!Take it apart and have a look.
There should never be that amount of movement in a hub, but it might be something simple. I deal with coaster brakes a lot, although mine are slightly different to yours, and it never hurts to take a look inside.
Sounds like I'll have to open it up then. Great....IF the bearing adjustment is ok,
It sounds like the spring clip broke.
But it’s common for the (drive side) bearings (especially) to need adjustment after you ride it for the first time.
Thank you Kingfish!BRAVO!!
Sweet rat with lots of cool details and technique!
Made some good progress yesterday on the headlight and front tire.
I finished gluing the fabric pieces to the fence post topper and the piece of wood that sits behind the VW emblem.
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Once that was done, I went ahead and finished assembling the headlight. I don't really need to take it apart for anything now, so as long as I leave it alone, that VW emblem should stay in place.
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I also accomplished my first fauxtina paint job on a tire, which is such an odd but fun challenge to try. Here's how the front tire (pictured left) looked before, next to the rear tire (pictured right) with the patina I tried to match.
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Here's what the front tire (now on the right) looked like after my first attempt on one side. Admittedly, I should have stopped here, but I wanted to try and darken the whitewall a little more to match the rear tire (on the left.) I ended up wiping off part of the paint, and had to cover it up.
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It could have been better, but I could just say that the tire had some oil or something spill on it at some point in the past. Overall, not bad for my first attempt, but I now know where I can improve. (The front tire is back on the left.)
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Not the best photo, but here is the other side of the front tire after I finished painting it. I feel that I did much better this time around.
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Today's goals are to get the fork drilled and tapped for a new bolt so the headlight will stay in place better, and to figure out the chain length so I can have that ready. After that, all that's left to do is true the wheels, mount the tubes and tires, install the chain, fine-tune everything, and Shoestring is done!
Thanks OddJob! Glad I pulled it off!You
Your RaT-ification on this build is stellar! Really tied it all together for 'the look'. What did you use / process to color age the white walls , BFTD?
Thanks Matti! This is a first for me; not only did I cross the finish line with the bike I entered, I even finished the bike the way I wanted to on time! I'll definitely want to include how much I've spent, but it's a bit confusing to figure out how to tally it all, given I sold about $265-worth of bikes and parts in the process of building Shoestring. Plus there's a few cheap pieces of hardware I didn't use that I could return. I'll check my receipts and count up the total cost soon. Right now, I've got some final photos to sift through!Great job, you crossed the finish line with a really great looking bike. Well executed theme! I like a budget build, you should consider putting the tally in your finished thread
I love Tulsa. Been there several times to see bands at Cains Ballroom.Okay, I just got through sorting through all 1000+ shots I took between yesterday and today. I was going to try getting some other photos in downtown Tulsa tomorrow, since Sunday is the only day when it's free to park most anywhere in town, but after today's photo shoot, I feel like I have most of the photos I want for my finished build thread. I just want to redo a couple shots and get a few more angles, but I'm just about done.
I need to check out more concerts at Cains. First and only time I saw a concert there was back in November 2014 when J.D. McPherson was playing. I've got quite the story about that night, and most of it all has to do with my 1964 Mercury Comet.I love Tulsa. Been there several times to see bands at Cains Ballroom.
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