- Sep 18, 2022
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- SE Michigan
Looking good there mate. Nice work on that seat clamp. The earlier forged steel clamps Schwinn used work much better than the later pressed steel ones. I would lift that clamp to the top of the seat mast. It will look a lot nicer.
Yeah I wasn't in love with the clamp position either. Luckily most everything is finger tight right now because it's all going to move/come off multiple times before it's done.
Much more better?
Today's update is pretty trivial. I got more parts but nothing fun. The front hub isn't going on this bike anymore so that led to multiple distractions as I rationalized what else I could use it on. At one point it was going to get put on a bike I don't even own yet... but I came back to putting it on the Sanctuary 7 cruiser, just like I planned on yesterday, using the original spokes off the cruiser.
That plan lasted right up until I was ordering the spokes for the rear wheel on this and I added spokes for that too.
I looked at gearing today. The stock chainring on the Breeze looks pretty big to me. I did the math, compared it to the gearing on my cruiser, and have convinced myself I need something around a 36t front chainring. On the crusier I was typically in 2nd or 3rd around town. On the Typhoon a 36 front would put it right between 2 and 3 on the cruiser, with low a touch lower than 1st. Sounds about right to me.
I'll probably end up getting something cheap but I'm also looking into spyders with seperate chain rings for easier changes in the future. I'm keeping my options open, I have a couple ideas that could take some time to work out, but it's still early in the game... this thing won't be winning any awards but there may be a few touches added before it's over.
And the obligatory "here's how it looks at the moment" shot.