As I’m building a 24” frame Raleigh…. This thing looks FINE!This morning before breakfast I swapped the frame around. The front looks better but there's a big problem. The seat is too high, even at it's lowest will be 38" high. That's about 6 inches too high.
With the tire at 26" and the head tube at 5", there's no way to lower the seat.
View attachment 232776 I have a 24" wheelset, but that's only 2 inches lower, not enough. I'll try a 20" wheelset later to see if that might work.
Just be brave and try to swing it. It will put a big smile in your face and the faces of the people you pass by with it!
I would guess that the chain starts to skip probably due to some flex just behind the BB, as it "hangs" on a single tube only. Maybe another set of brackets going from the BB to your diagonal or to the rear fork could do the trick?I was hoping for a ride, but the brakes won't give enough stopping power and the chain is skipping.
I can't figure out why it has a skip. The chain is in alignment and doesn't skip unless I am pedaling.
I have one more disc brake conversion kit that I may use, or add a second caliper brake.
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Can't wait to see you riding this thing in full swing!I did some research and found a bunch of info on the same thing. Chain wrap was insufficient, there wasn't enough chain on the cog. But I don't need two low gears anyway so I solved it by just using the 42 tooth lucky 7 chain wheel. I was able to ride it in circles in the shop! It will turn even sharper in swing mode later.
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Then on to the disc brake, I can't find the bracket that attaches it to the fork leg, so it's on order with another kit.