The standard of bikes on here are getting higher and higher and I hope mine will gel into something decent
Sometimes they go off in a total different direction to what you first had in mind !
Well the main point is that you are happy with the direction it's going in, I've realized we all have totally different ideas about how a hybrid should look, when rapidgaz saw mine his suggestion was to replace the original indicators for small led ones and replace the clocks for a new digital number! I was frikin mortified! The indicators are ugly in comparison to modern ones however that's how they were back then and in mho having changed rather a lot from the original bike it was essential to keep those items original to have the original essence and flavor right... also it's good that we go in different directions, would be bloody boring if they were all the same.. got to agree about the standard of most builds on hear being very high, but that's Brill as it gives us all inspiration and example resulting in an overall pull up the quality ladder for most.. keep the good work up Matey :-) cheers Dono
Don’t, certainly agree on the retention of LC clocks on an LC hybrid. Mine also has standard indicators to keep ‘that look’. However on my next on ‘may’ try smaller ones and see as it will be more radical and many more non standard parts.
Now this is a question for folks with a banana arm in an LC
Does the bracket on the right side that holds the inner mudguard need to be removed so swingarm doesn't hit it ?
If so then does the mudguard need trimming as well ?
Emaiiled Nigel at NK about this even though my bracket is home made ! but he basically said
Depends on what shock you use. What ride height you set and how stiff the shock is and what travel you have allowed for. Generally you have to lose the bracket for the rear brake light switch only but depends how you set it up
So it doesn't need to come off , so have raised the ride height a bit more
Last Edit: Jun 21, 2018 18:36:50 GMT 1 by headcoats
Drilled out the Lomas end can today and the measurement of the cap ends is 59.50 to 59.70mm, the firm I contacted offer 58.5mm then next size is 63mm so it's not going to work The carbon sleeves would have to stretch another 1mm !
So could be plan B like above !
They are 145mm long but look snazzy !
Will have to shorten my existing tubes
The only thing is I will have no contrast as both the expansion pipe and silencer are stainless
Last Edit: Jun 22, 2018 21:22:58 GMT 1 by headcoats
Above pics are of the repaired UK frame I have and I put a Poll in the chat section on which frame to use , the repaired UK frame with log book or the German frame with Nova and half the German log book with no repairs
Top pic shows the repaired front engine mount tube and the added on tie bars as it was an early frame
Middle pic is the welded back on side stand mount and the bottom pic shows how the bike sits on the stand,which looks good to me and the bottom of the side foot, sits "flat" on the concrete
Last Edit: Jun 25, 2018 22:41:52 GMT 1 by headcoats