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    who says the Cruising stops when the snow Drops?

    Just need the right Bike. it rubs a bit so i will have to cut it, but you get the point.

    here is the build thread if you want to follow along with the cutting and rewelding.
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    Were is the rub? If it's the back I wonder if you have tried the Endo on the back. The reason I ask is because I put a pair of Black Floyd's on a friends bike, he had Endo's that worked with no problem. The Floyd's not so good, barely cleared the back and I had to resort to a little monkey business in the front to get it rideable.

    Looks like fun. Get a chain and sprocket on there and lay down some tracks while the snow is fresh.

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    Hey;

    I might be tempted to do a multi-plate truss arrangement. Cut the CS's right behind the x-tube, make a mirror top/bottom plate of proper width, then bend the stays out to fit, fill in with vertical panels, and voila. If done neatly, it might even look factory!
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    The husker du tires are slightly smaller.
    Riding.....

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    I will get more pics up soon, but if you follow the link you can see them now.

    I do need some help deciding where to cut this beast.

    I tried an endo in the rear and because of the lugs it rubs worse despite being shorter.

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    Cool bike btw !!
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    can you shave the lugs? If they are te only rub, mount the wheel/tire in something that will allow it to be free spinning and take a belt sander to any rubber that you don't like...
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    here is how close we are.
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    now here is where it rubs on the bottom.

    i am going to cut the kickstand mount off. the brace in the middle is going to get cut right in half too. then i will see what happens.
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    F-that man! Shave the knobs first...way less impact than hurting the frame...who needs side knobs on a cruiser anyhow...besides, might look cooler and won't need paint...
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    With as long as those chainstays are, you should have no trouble cold setting for more tire clearance once you remove the kickstand mount and bridge. After it's reset, weld in a new bridge.
    Looks like you can probably get away with leaving the seatstays alone, if you plan to stick with Floyds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy FitzGibbon View Post
    With as long as those chainstays are, you should have no trouble cold setting for more tire clearance once you remove the kickstand mount and bridge. After it's reset, weld in a new bridge.
    Looks like you can probably get away with leaving the seatstays alone, if you plan to stick with Floyds.
    That's the first plan of attack. If it dosent work then a full cut and reweld is in order.

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    Cutting and welding was probably more fun, but seems like a problem that could have been solved with dimpling?

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    well it was a good day today. with my elbow and knee bandaged up from snow duty yesterday i entered the shop and got to work.

    i cut the bridges and the kickstand mount off.

    then spread the rear end from 110mm spacing to 135mm

    the wheel is in and spins fine. the top has tons of room.

    But the chain stays still need some attention.


    i am at the point where i will order the hub and rim i want to use. most likely a 8sp drum for the rear so i dont have to deal with discs. i am only going to use a 45mm rim as usual because all i need is for the tire to stay on and 50's held for me fine.

    if you want to see all of the pics swing by, UNDERGROUNDVELO - Killroy
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    i love to weld, but i am taking the least intrusive route possible.

    i am going to get something in there at the widest part of the tire and spread it a little. i need something like the jaws of life.

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    Sweet! Bicycle version of WECSOG (the Wile E. Coyote School of Gunsmithing).

    For spreading the chainstays/seatstays, try the jack for a small car. Pad the base & top obviously.

    I presume you switched kickstands because the original one hit the tire?

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    With the tall tires the original kickstand was too short now. Plus it was holding the chain stays together.

    Yeah a car jack might do the trick If I place it right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bighit View Post
    ...i am at the point where i will order the hub and rim i want to use. most likely a 8sp drum for the rear so i dont have to deal with discs...
    Another drum brake user.

    How do you go with the gearing? I presume you're using the S-A 8 speed (I don't know of any other drum with 8 speeds). I've looked at that hub, but because it's got direct as No 1 gear, I couldn't see how to get a low enough ratio for churning through soft stuff. I bought the S-A XL-RD5(W) 5 speed drum for that reason, although I still haven't built it up.
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    Does SRAM/Sachs no longer offer drum brake geared hubs? I have an 8 speed from them (and matching front drum), but I bought it 7-8 years ago.

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    I was just looking and I don't think so.


    It think it's a 8 sp SA rear with 70 mm drum and a 90 mm drum up front.

    Now I need some 45mm rims in 36 hole. Any ideas? There was some crazy trials ones I liked on that Fat Box.

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    Here you go :
    26" Front Rims
    26" Rear Rims
    Different hole shapes, colors and flavours..!

    I like the way the bike is taking shape !

    * I just looked a bit closer, but it seems ther isn't that much choice in 36h rims.
    (but they have some fluo(ugv)green ones)
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    Thanks, not much choice in 36 hole. Hmm.

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    I misspoke, my Sachs drum rear hub is a 7 speed. Looks like they were discontinued in 2010.

    The Alex DX32 is 39 mm wide, and QBP has those. HED used to make some neat looking 45mm downhill rims in 36 hole, but they are hard to find these days.

    Can you still buy SnowCats? They were 44mm and were available in 36 hole.

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    Cargo bike anyone?
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    I guess or what I am going to do I can go smaller than 45-50. Kris Holm makes a 36.

    I also have to track down that profile spindle.

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