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John Watson
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did know that, Geoff, but it had totally slipped my mind until you reminded me, so thanks for the reminder.
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Geoff Hastings
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi John, how's the project progressing?
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John Watson
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slowly at the moment, Geoff, still waiting for one or two bits to surface and saving a bit of cash to get some chroming sorted.

I bought stainless rims and spokes from Central Wheels in Birmingham and built those up, the motor has been offered up to the frame and is held in l˛osely with some spare bolts while I get the originals re-plated.

Saw your bike in this month's Tansha, congrats on the award.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To update the few bits I have managed since February, here's the finished rims, I'm sure they will take a bit of buffing to bring out more of a shine:

P1196353 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr

It was always my preference to fit blinkers to the bike, so I looked around for a suitable switchgear, found pretty much what I wanted from one of the smaller, modern Hondas and fitted it to my temporary handlebars made from an short length of 7/8" pipe I had lying around.

There was a problem in as much as the mirror threads were M10x1.25, and I ideally wanted to fit original mirrors with their M8 threads. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, I had an old M10x1.25 set screw which I spent some time drilling down it's length with my pillar drill, with a 6.8mm bit(tapping size for M8x1.25 thread), and much to my surprise, pulled it off. It was very much squeaky bum time as I ran the tap down it, I was convinced it was going to crumble, but I got away with it, fitted it to the switch with a touch of Loctite Studloc, and there it sits, all nice and lovely. A shame the photos aren't as good:

P7166355 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr


P7166357 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr


P7166358 by Happy Grandad2010, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see the progress John, both my mirror mounts were butchered so I used the low melting point alloy sticks. Filled the holes, drilled and tapped to the required size, surprisingly easy fix.
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