Loopybike quick £100 Carlton build

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by loopybike, 21 Feb 2018.

  1. OP
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    So on to the mudgaurds.

    I decided I wanted something subtle and only a little bit different.

    I started with a strip of aluminium and ran it through the bead roller
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    This puts a nice ridge down the centre of the strip
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Then, using a steel tube and a "slapper" ( actually a modified piece of a car leaf spring) I put a curve into the strip
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    To put a curve into the strips the edges were pinched with a shrinker 20180202_162216.jpg
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Almost
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    Better
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Once I was happy with the curvature I trimmed the edges to make the mudgaurd the right width
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    And then. Well, then I looked at the amount of work I'd need to do to smooth out the aluminium after the shaping. Then I threw them in the bin! Lol
     
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    loopybike Über Member

    For the next try I cut the strips the width I wanted the mudgaurd to be. I ran it through the bead roller as before. Instead of shrinking the edges, this time I just carefully eased them into a curve. Working the strip round a metal bin edge I got the shape I needed.

    Success!
     
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    loopybike Über Member

    I made a bracket to fix the mudgaurd to the brake bolt.
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    loopybike Über Member

    This was rivited to the mudgaurd
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    I like using round head solid rivits. First they are cut to the right length then squeezed in to place with this
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    That's the front done
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  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    You need some cowhorns on there to make it epic!

    Great workmanship.
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    The rear was made in the same way.
    I made a fixing bracket as with the front. I'm also fixing the bottom of the gaurd to the frame down by the bottom bracket. There's a small tube connecting the rear stays. Usually there is a small hole in this tube but for some reason on my frame there is no hole. I need this hole for the bolt holding the mudgaurd. So now I need to remove the rear wheel so I can drill a fixing hole.

    I'm the meantime I've polished the mudgaurds and sprayed them with scratch resistant clear coat. This means I won't need to be constantly polishing them. This time I mixed the clear coat properly with fresh chemicals! Lol
     
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  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Uses a clip?

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    Or a different design?

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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    I drilled it this morning.

    Oh and this cute little rear light arrived :smile:

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  13. GuyBoden

    GuyBoden Fat, old bloke, on an old bike, pedalling slowly.

    Location:
    Warrington
    Proper craftmanship.
     
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  14. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    At its best

    @loopybike you could do a good sideline in proper guards , i would be interested for sure
     
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    loopybike

    loopybike Über Member

    Not sure what you mean by "proper gaurds" ?
     
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