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- Jul 10, 2015
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Thanks TRM! Yeah, I was kind of worried I'd have to do that. I'll find out once I start reassembling everything. Right now, it's tank-painting time!Looks good! Glad you got it back on track!
Just a heads up, you may have to sand some of the powder coat out of the inside of the frame where the bearing cups press in and inside of the seat tube. I'd check them before forcing too hard. Hopefully that won't be the case though.
Tap them. Don't persuade. Trust me on this. You'll snap them off easily enoughOkay, I severely underestimate just how long this filler primer needs to dry before I can sand it. It tends to peel off like clay if I have a lot of filler in a spot. I was genuinely hoping that I'd have this tank fully painted, and this bike mostly assembled by now, but now it looks like this tank will take all of tonight and tomorrow to get done. So... yeah. That's not good.
Also realized that Dad and I forgot to plug a few threaded holes on the frame and fork last night before we powder coated everything. Probably means I'm going to have to... persuade... some bolts and screws to go into their respective places. Once again, it seems the worst problems like to show up at the last minute.
I don't have a way to tap them. The worst offenders are the headbadge bolts and the rear chain guard bolt.Tap them. Don't persuade. Trust me on this. You'll snap them off easily enough
Thanks Kingfish. Unfortunately, I ran into multiple problems today. Chipped some powder on the chain guard, didn't get the tank and mounts done, can't figure out why my bottom bracket bearings aren't turning smoothly and evenly, the chain ring wobbles a bit, possibly due to the bearings, I've had to sand powder off to get the bearing cups on, I'm missing some washers, and the list just keeps going.Love that orange!!!!
Keep plugging away!
Thanks Kingfish. Will do.Sorry for all of the setbacks brother.
Get some rest and see what tomorrow brings.
Keep powering on. Everyone will have to chime in for a consensus. Depends on how complete you get itOk, yesterday was a disaster, but I might still be able to submit a "finished" thread before time is up. Here's the plan: I'm going to first run around town to find all my finished photo locations, since I kind of forgot where they all are, and because today is the only day of the week when it's "free to park" anywhere in downtown Tulsa. After that, I'll grab a few parts at Lowe's or whatever, and just try to have the bike fully assembled, tank or no tank, in time to shoot photos on Monday. There is NO WAY this bike will be rideable, but at least it'll look good enough on camera. (I don't know if I'll be disqualified from voting due to my bike being inoperable, though. If that's against the rules, please let me know.) If, however, I can't get this bike put together in time, then I'm just going to let it be. Yeah, it'll kill my mood, but it won't be like I can't fix it and do it right later.
Thought so. Well, then I guess I won't be able to submit my bike for voting. Thanks for reminding me.Keep powering on. Everyone will have to chime in for a consensus. Depends on how complete you get it
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