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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:47 am 
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My friend was able to chuck up the adapters today:

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So, I mounted up the cranks to check to see if my old UN71 115mm BB would work. Looks pretty good!

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The chainline looks decent too. Not that I could get it any closer anyway...

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Here's a couple full shots:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 2:00 am 
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A little more progress...

The 36T chainring came from RoBa Bikeparts in Germany. Nice business -- very easy to deal with for an international purchase. The 48T can go on the bay.

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My friend also had time to turn out the 6061 aluminum seatpost. 13/16" with a 7/8" head. It's just under 17" long, so I should have plenty of adjustment. I think I'll get her anodized too.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 2:48 am 
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J_Westy wrote:
My friend also had time to turn out the 6061 aluminum seatpost. 13/16" with a 7/8" head. It's just under 17" long, so I should have plenty of adjustment. I think I'll get her anodized too.


I had the seatpost anodized silver. Turned out nice!
- 6061, 1" bar stock from mcmaster.com
- 13/16" main section
- 7/8" seat clamp section
- just over 17" long

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:52 am 
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Wish I had annoized mine now. I have to polish the marks out of it every few weeks. On the other hand, that and the chips in the frame are giving it a nice lived-in patina.
You made any progress elsewhere? Looking forward to seeing it done.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 8:07 am 
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Looking great.

Crank-arm/ BB/ CS clearance looks quite minimal :D


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 12:46 pm 
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DM wrote:
Crank-arm/ BB/ CS clearance looks quite minimal :D


I'm a little worried about that. It was the the BB size I had laying around.

If the frame seems too flexy once I have her together, I might end up changing out the BB for a longer one before things crash.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:07 pm 
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I had similar problems.

Long story, involving:
120mm spaced cruiser; Wide chainstays for tyre clearance; screw-on freewheel with non-adjustable chain-line; US>Euro BB adapter cups; random crank/BB taper interface... and a crank that I REALLY wanted to fit... but couldn't.

A total lottery getting the random parts to work together, but all good fun! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:01 am 
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JW,
Different cranks but think I had to go to 121 to make mine work on the DX. Now that the kids are back in school you need to give us an update on whats new with the build?
I know patience is a virtue......


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:15 am 
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Ductape wrote:
JW,
Different cranks but think I had to go to 121 to make mine work on the DX. Now that the kids are back in school you need to give us an update on whats new with the build?
I know patience is a virtue......


Just contacted a soda blaster today as a matter of fact. I hope to get it painted in October sometime. My kids soccer is the latest distraction. Patience, Patience. :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 1:20 am 
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Back at ya, been coaching my boys Rec teams for several years. We have our first practice of the season in about an hour....I guess here on the worlds stage though we should be saying football.
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