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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Alu inlay, continued

After yesterdays success I was eager to get back into the workshop this morning to make the "backbone" alu inlay for the rear fender. Spend another few hours bending, hammering and rolling to get it into shape and to fit it to the fender.
I am very pleased with the result. Next week test fit to the bike to cut the fender tip to size.

Harold where are you I am ready for more paint magic. gheghe.....

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Alu inlay for my rear fender

Been playing around with my, newly bought, english wheel today.
From the beginning I wanted to do something extra with my rear fender and a few months ago I decided to make a depression on the top and back side of it.
Now it was time to see if I could materialise my ambition with my aluminium inlay.
It still needs to be shaped in the right size but I think I have succeeded. The fender tip is 90% ready. It is just as I imagined it.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Frame-jig, drawings ready, materials ordered

The steel I have ordered is delivered. Now we start building.......
This is what I intend to build

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Paintjob, The magic is happening!

The magic is happening, it’s really cool to see how al the parts transform when the expert is at work. Suddenly they get their smooth and equal surfaces and you only need a "little" imagination to picture them into their final colors. Nice work Harold.........

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Paintjob, We have progress!

We have lift-off. Harold from South East has started the prepwork. Look how smooth the tank has become. I am exited to see the progress

Friday, 3 September 2010

Building my frame-jig, the beginning

Like a mentioned a few times before, the bike-building bug is back and has a tight grip on me, haha.....
Decided that it’s time to take things to the next level. I am building myself a frame-jig. Gave it some careful thought, looked around on internet and some real life examples, now it’s time to get things started. Did some shopping at some local hardware shop. The type of shop I like most, the one who deals in all kinds of scrap stuff and left over goodies. Found a nice large hinge and a very large threaded rod (30mm thick), which I think can serve well on the jig.
Tomorrow I am off to Rob Wijers for some more technical advice. To be continued.....

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