See the CAD version here
A little bit of progress on Cadbike 56, not much because
I have too many projects.. I sorted out all the brake parts
and found I almost have enough parts for 2 hydraulic rear brakes.
All the best bits will be going on this bike! Also I had already
bought a flattop 4-speed transmission for this bike but then
thanks to the Wrenchmonkees from Danmark was able to buy a ratchettop
which I prefer, thanks! Flattop will be for sale soon.
I sent the rear hub and tire to Ralph the Spokeman, who will
arrange a 15"rim, powdercoating and stainless spokes for
me. I installed new neck bearings in new cups, using a little
aluminium tool that I made to prevent damaging the bearings.
To get the cups in the frame I just used a piece of M12 threaded
rod and some thick washers. In the meantime my son's Tomos moped
was ready so there was a free table, hah!
I dug up some old forklegs from the attic that needed a bit
of cleaning up (used to be on Cadbike 1) and mocked up the front
end with a 19" wheel from my stash.
The top tree had a set of rubber bushings in there that were
completely stuck so I machined a little tool to hammer them
out. Then I machined a set of aluminium spacers so I could solid
mount one of my wavebars, using a set of Cole Foster grips from
Already starting to look like a motorcycle! At this stage
it could still go in any direction; these forks or a springer
or a girder, long forks or short, I have not decided yet,. For
the motor I am thinking probably Early Shovel or Panhead, we'll
see what comes on my path.
I just heard from Ralph that the wheel and hub are back from
powdercoating so I will have a rear wheel soon, which will probably
require some frame modifications because it is too wide...