Is it to late?

GarryG

Senior Member
Is it to late to start working on a new project???

Wide awake, wife's on nights, bmx assembled for Christmas, now wide awake with the tools out ready to attempt to start converting this into a path racer replica.


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classic33

Legendary Member
Its not that late.

Looks like damage to the forks in the picture, just below the steerer tube.
 

TheDoctor

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe
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Location
Stevenage
Never too late!!
Although beware - it's all to easy to start in a spirit of alcohol / adrenalin fueled bravado and end up committing some schoolboy error or other...

EDIT Since I can't seem to linky it properly, here it is, as posted about 2 1/2 years ago :-
After a glass or three of wine, I started building up a singlespeeder.
I fitted the chainset, then the wheel (just loosely in the dropouts) then the chain, adjusting it to length. I then tried to tighten up the quick release, as which point I noticed the unused rear mech hanger, on the opposite side of the bike. I'd assembled the entire transmission on the wrong side.
Had it been a fixie I'd have left it that way...
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
Never too late!!
Although beware - it's all to easy to start in a spirit of alcohol / adrenalin fueled bravado and end up committing some schoolboy error or other...

EDIT Since I can't seem to linky it properly, here it is, as posted about 2 1/2 years ago :-
After a glass or three of wine, I started building up a singlespeeder.
I fitted the chainset, then the wheel (just loosely in the dropouts) then the chain, adjusting it to length. I then tried to tighten up the quick release, as which point I noticed the unused rear mech hanger, on the opposite side of the bike. I'd assembled the entire transmission on the wrong side.
Had it been a fixie I'd have left it that way...
:rofl::bravo:
 
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GarryG

GarryG

Senior Member
Rear mudguard removed, seat raised, chrome coming up nicely on the rear wheel, just about to take levers of the handle bars and swap them for a better pair inverting them at the same time.

I'll take a closer look at the forks in a bit, hadn't noticed.
 
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GarryG

GarryG

Senior Member
Just off to bed now, looks a bit different to when I started, both mudguards removed, seat changed (this seat is far to big, Would really like a brooks, but might settle for a dawes grand tourer until I can afford one), replacement bars fitted, replacement grips fitted.

Already had the parts I have put on from a while back, so at the moment it has only cost me the price of the bike (£17).

Going to replace the tyres and tubes with cream schwalbe delta cruisers.

Right best tidy up and get to bed.

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SpokeyDokey

64 and a little bit.
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Just off to bed now, looks a bit different to when I started, both mudguards removed, seat changed (this seat is far to big, Would really like a brooks, but might settle for a dawes grand tourer until I can afford one), replacement bars fitted, replacement grips fitted.

Already had the parts I have put on from a while back, so at the moment it has only cost me the price of the bike (£17).

Going to replace the tyres and tubes with cream schwalbe delta cruisers.

Right best tidy up and get to bed.

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Slacker - the night is still young! :smile:
 
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