Thursday, October 29, 2009

Whatever they are called ...

I was in the process of making up 2 of these ...
One for each front tire.
When my MIG welder ran out of flux core wire!
I've only been using that big roll for the last 2-1/2 years.
Why did it have to run out now ... in the middle of a project??

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Decision Finally Made

My hubs have these protrusions that looked like it would keep the headtube unit well away from where the disk brakes needed to go. SO, I decided to trim down the hubs a bit. Which meant that the 160mm axle bolt would be too long. The next size I could acquire was 140mm.
So I had to hope that would work.

I cut sections like this off of both sides of the hubs.

Here's a top down view with the brake rotor mounted.

This is a side view ...
You'll jave to scroll down the page to find a previous side view to compare it to.

Another top angle view with the axle bolt and other parts.

Now I can start progressing again ...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Axle Mounting Tabs filed Out

This is what they look like now with the holes filed out.

Ok. It's on the axle ... Do you see a problem here?
What about how far away the disc brake rotor is going to be from where you attach everything to that tab?

Maybe I can remove 3/8" from this side and 1/4" from the other side ... then look for a die to thread the bolt more ... or just start looking for shorter bolts ... or different bolts ... or ...

I guess I have to sort that out before I start welding onto the tabs and creating that un-changeable angle running down to the center bottom of the wheel.