awesome! I can't believe I never saw this in on your bike. No chain device?
The design of the swingarm actually gets in the way of many of the period correct chain devices... However it is something I have considered as an addition.
what does that adjustable looking arc looking type thing in front of the BB do?
The theory is the cam action of the arc allows spring rate adjustment.
not much clearance for the piggyback
Although not excessive, it isnt as close as it looks in these pictures.
Planning to get it dirty?
I am not a DH rider...tbh I dont see the point
but yes I will give it an outing at some point.
Ya need some old silver Hope Big-Uns for that build Jerky.
I did consider Biguns as the centres for the HED rims I am assembling. However the frame was supplied with a Bulb rear when I purchased it. Which also has a unique (I believe) spacer that fits the rear axle which steps down from 20 to 12mm, So I opted to keep on with that hub and built up from there.
The Heds will also be on bulbs, mainly because I have all the axle conversion kits and will then be able to use them on other bikes in the fleet too.
I do love the machining that goes into the Biguns though, and appreciate they are more inkeeping with the time of the design.
Thanks all for your kind comments. As for a BOTM, I fear that a "modern" full suspension downhill rig wont stand a chance against a gate sized late 80's rigid on here. Perhaps if there were a special month for UK made downhill bikes, in red, with a blue spring it may stand a chance.
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