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King Pete's royally spectacular bikes.

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couldn't help but notice none of you had pocket watches

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However....... fuck that is cool that you chaps got together for a photo in front of the og building.

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So these stays have been hard work. Each one has 4 bends in it which need to match side to side.

I made a jig to get the bends symmetrical and in the right place *hopefully*, I didn't take any photos of it though.

Then I made a jig to hold the drop outs in the right place relative to the stays. I went head and welded them together once again forgetting to tale photos.

Anyway today I started to put the back together so I can add it to the front of the frame, I also remembered to take a couple of photos.

 

Freshly bent stays with dropouts attached. They still need a trim.

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More jigging and clamping.

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I'll weld a bar between the two pieces of steel hose clamped to the stays to hold them in place, then flip it and to the same on the top. In theory it will be stiff enough then to start fitting to the back of the bike.

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Just been reading through this. Some seriously nice work.. I was wondering though. How the hell do you stop on the tall pink bike without dying?

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Thanks.

 

It's not as deathly as it appears.

Either don't stop and do some tactical circles or similar.

Or hold on to a pole, post or wall.

Or step off when the pedal is at the bottom of the stroke, which isn't as hard as it sounds.

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stop next to a car and use the roof to support your self at inter sections

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I nearly fell off it onto the roof of a car one night.

 

I managed to wobble back the other way and jump off.

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I found a few hours for this over the weekend and tacked the rear end together.

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I'm very pleased with it.

I do however want to move the chain stays out a little to give me more room for a wider tyre, it has plenty of room before it is too close to the chain wheel.

 

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concur, and milling plate to thickness is 100% barry level achieved

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Ha ha, I knew that at the time.

Did it anyway.

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Awesome work Pete.

 

Should have asked to see your collection when I was in CHCH!!!

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Thanks mate.

As I remember you had a few other things to sort out last time you were in Christchurch.

Next time.

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Very true. Would have been in the "sight seeing" part of the trip though haha.

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