Alt Bike Culture - How can I mod a vintage Raleigh hard tail rearend to connect to a suspension pivot?
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01-04-13, 09:13 AM
I was thinking of hacking up a vintage Raleigh 3 speed to connect to a suspension pivot on my tank trike. If I cut off the top tube and cut the down tube about 6 inches in front of the Bottom Bracket I could split, spread and drill the stub to fix around the pivot point. I might connect it via the existing pivot point bracket if need be but I don't own a welder and was hoping to manage this without hiring help. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
01-04-13, 10:11 AM
Pictures please. No way around it, this is a welding job. Why are you using a Raleigh three speed?
01-04-13, 11:43 AM
I think that with the low ground clearance on this beast i want to go with a internally geared wheel and I have the Raleigh in the parts heap. I also want to replace the rear end with something that will take a larger wheel.
01-15-13, 08:44 PM
Trying to make on of these?
01-16-13, 08:57 PM
No, got one of those :) trying to upgrade it or correct some problems created by the previous owner.
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