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Old 08-16-08, 11:02 PM   #1
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Need help with my trash bike.

This isnt really anything special. I just got back to school and started putting a few bikes together out of old parts lying around. Here is an especially ghetto piece...




Copper spraypaint=awesome bike.

But the problem is, My rear wheel isnt exactly the right width, but it fits. Can I just get washers to put on the (axle?) inbetween the dropouts so I can clamp it down?

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Old 08-16-08, 11:31 PM   #2
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Yep. Just put the same amount on each side and tighten it up.
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Does the pedal even clear the ground?
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You can push the frame together a bit

cold setting

or just fit a longer axle and spacers
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Old 08-18-08, 01:08 AM   #6
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The pedal clears, but just barely! I got some washers from the hardware store and it works great! Thanks!

It is very very slow going, especially with two flat tires, but that is just more gangsta!
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Old 08-18-08, 04:08 PM   #7
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Also, after I put the washers in, I now have a coaster brake. I know that the rear wheel has one on it, but I thought you had to mount the coaster brake to the rear stay.
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Don't forget to paint your new rear axel spacers!!
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Old 08-20-08, 11:34 AM   #9
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Thanks for the heads up, I almost forgot!
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Sharp Ride!

Just wanted to compliment you on a sharp-lookin', simple , rideable byke. (as I suffer from making them too extreme or rather too absurd so as to be nearly unrideable, i.e. a kids frame made for 16" wheels but with a 3sp, 12" rear wheel ,27" front , no brakes and apehangers: wheelie city!) ANYWAY--
Metallic paint is really cool-For some nifty swirly effects, mix two different metallic colours, one oil-based, the other latex-based--the degree of stirring determines many things about the outcome-the fun is in experimenting with the unknown!
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