Sidebolt - WBO 2017

Rat Rod Bikes Bicycle Forum

Help Support Rat Rod Bikes Bicycle Forum:

Joined
Dec 1, 2012
Messages
1,351
Reaction score
2,376
Location
Whangarei, New Zealand
Logo_Sidebolt.png




the saga continues...

Previously on Sidebolt - the original thread… http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/sidebolt.91986/

DISCLAIMER:
I'll endeavour to get this monster rideable, but be warned, it might not get done due to my predicament of having to find another house to rent. I'll do stuff while I can but if the house I move to doesn't have the space (no garage etc) then it'll probably be sold off. However, since there's currently a rental housing shortage, it might take a while to find somewhere, so it might just get done.

Due to the above mentioned circumstances, you enter this thread at your own risk. I am not responsible for any sadness and despair that you endure through lack of closure due to the non-completion of Sidebolt, should that be the case.


01 / 01 / 2017

These photos were taken in October 2016 and show the current state of Sidebolt…

069_October2016.jpg


070_October2016.jpg


More to come… hopefully.

Glen.
 
Last edited:
Joined
Dec 1, 2012
Messages
1,351
Reaction score
2,376
Location
Whangarei, New Zealand
Humble apologies :oops:

I saw the new WBO 2017 forum and seeing as it's the 1st of January here in NZ now, my 'youthful exuberance' got the better of me and I neglected to check the countdown clock...

https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-start-01-january-2017-countdown-clock
https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-start-01-january-2017-countdown-clock
I hope jumping the gun hasn't disqualified me :rolleyes:

If it helps, I still haven't done anything more on it yet o_O

I wonder if I should delete this thread and start it again later :39:

:headbang:

Glen.
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2012
Messages
21,410
Reaction score
18,376
Location
Broken Hill, Australia
Humble apologies :oops:

I saw the new WBO 2017 forum and seeing as it's the 1st of January here in NZ now, my 'youthful exuberance' got the better of me and I neglected to check the countdown clock...

https://countingdownto.com/countdown/rrb-wbo-2017-start-01-january-2017-countdown-clock
I hope jumping the gun hasn't disqualified me :rolleyes:

If it helps, I still haven't done anything more on it yet o_O

I wonder if I should delete this thread and start it again later :39:

:headbang:

Glen.
It's all good!
Been looking forward to seeing this one done, really hoping you make it!
 

MazdaFlyer

Like “RadioFlyer”
Pro Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2011
Messages
4,310
Reaction score
10,309
Location
KS
Time zone wasn't mentioned in the rules, no problem here.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 
Joined
Nov 17, 2012
Messages
21,410
Reaction score
18,376
Location
Broken Hill, Australia
Joined
Dec 1, 2012
Messages
1,351
Reaction score
2,376
Location
Whangarei, New Zealand
Nice to see you in Glen, she's a beast alright you will
need those hydraulic brakes to haul her up. Wonder
if the cops will pull you over to check your warrant of
fitness!!??

Thanks Pushie. Yeah, the brakes 'should' work okay but it's going to be somewhat scary I reckon pulling the brake lever with one hand while steering with the other. I might look at the possibility of having the brake foot actuated instead. After all, pedalling isn't required when stopping.

As you know, bicycles don't need a warrant of fitness, but I reckon I'll get some interest from the boys in blue due to it's size. I want to ride it through town at least once. :D
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2012
Messages
1,351
Reaction score
2,376
Location
Whangarei, New Zealand
29 / 01 / 2017

I haven't done much I'm afraid.

Chain alignment / tensioners made from a couple of old rubber grommet things and some washers and threaded rod...
071_ChainAlignTension.jpg


Re-welded and extended the handlebar...
072_Handlebar.jpg


Added a guide for the brake lever...
073_BrakeLeverGuide.jpg


Hopefully I'll get a bit of a test ride the length of the garage today.

Glen.
 
Joined
Dec 1, 2012
Messages
1,351
Reaction score
2,376
Location
Whangarei, New Zealand
Whoa! Pictures from the future! Hahahaha, just messing with ya mate, can't wait to see this beast be built!

I just now saw what you meant. :oops:

I had put "These photos were taken in October 2017 and show the current state of Sidebolt…" so I have edited that to read October 2016.

Boy, am I slow or what! :blush:

:whistle:
 

Latest posts

Top