Alt Bike Culture - Need help with my trash bike.
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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?
08-17-08, 12:31 AM
Yep. Just put the same amount on each side and tighten it up.
08-17-08, 01:58 AM
Does the pedal even clear the ground? :lol:
08-17-08, 02:20 AM
That is what I call bling.
08-17-08, 03:50 AM
You can push the frame together a bit
or just fit a longer axle and spacers
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!
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.
08-19-08, 04:37 PM
Don't forget to paint your new rear axel spacers!!
Thanks for the heads up, I almost forgot! :P
08-23-08, 01:41 AM
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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