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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:54 pm 
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I've made the U-brakes and the brake boosters for the Merlingham.
Here are a few shots:

These are fashioned after the WTB brake boosters:
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Some shots of the brake arms:
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mounted.... sort of:
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Those previous pictures show the springs before I cut them to length.

Tune in next year for my next update :wink:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:03 pm 
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:shock: Scott, are you changing profession and you've not told me? When you start building bike frames and/or components, can my name be the first on the list? ;)


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Wow. Put my name down for some Cantis, forks, cranks, etc. :)


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RockiMtn wrote:
:shock: Scott, are you changing profession and you've not told me? When you start building bike frames and/or components, can my name be the first on the list? ;)


:lol:

Nope, just like to spend my lunch hour in the machine shop. 8)

Everything takes me a looooooooong time to complete. The springs for example, took me months to figure out how to properly bend them to fit those little hex adjusting nuts.

here's a picture showing the bending jig:
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and me bending them:
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and all the mistakes:
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and bending the tips:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:17 pm 
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Hmmm… those look similar to something that would work as spares for my Control Tech canti brakes.

How long would it take you to bend some Arch Supreme spring spares? :lol: ;)


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Wow! This is going to be fantastic. The fact that you've made your own brakes makes it even cooler and will make it all the more special for you too I would think?


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RockiMtn wrote:
How long would it take you to bend some Arch Supreme spring spares? :lol: ;)


You mean these?
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based on my current learning curve I'd say 1 month per bending radius .... so.... 8 months? :wink:


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yeah, if you happen to bend some, do a couple spares for me please? ;)


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great job!! those DIY parts could be the future of retro bike enthousiasts...


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:04 pm 
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I too have a 91 hard tail Merlin. I was considering doing a dirt drop for my 87ish Fisher Montare but now, who knows!!!! :shock: :P

I'll be following this thread and 2nd in line if you choose to make more rollercams please. You're my new retr0friend!


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