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pcorbett
11-15-2009, 02:23 PM
I needed a jack shaft of a sort to reroute the chain line. I took an old French road

bike and hacked off the crank. I unbolted the outer ring keeping the smaller of the

two. I found another ring with the same bolt pattern on a Raleigh road bike and

drilling the bolt holes I put it on the French cranks. Came out like this.
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/Graylock_photos/TheShadow-34.jpg

After welding it on and running some chain it looked like this
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/Graylock_photos/TheShadow-35.jpg
I need a chain tensioner on the upper chain.

Ended up with this that I call "The Shadow"
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/Graylock_photos/TheShadow-36.jpg

Pete

PeterT
11-15-2009, 02:44 PM
looks good, how do you get on the thing though?

PeterT

Radical Brad
11-15-2009, 02:47 PM
Nice artistic tallbike!
Can't wait to see it painted and ride photos.

Brad

pcorbett
11-15-2009, 08:14 PM
looks good, how do you get on the thing though?

PeterT

Not sure yet on a roll but for now I'll use the neighbors car. I plan to put a cargo hold on the bottom tube for a cooler. That will do it. A kiddie step if you must!

The chain system is working well.

Pete

Richie Rich
11-16-2009, 12:02 AM
'Radical Brad' meet 'Radical Pete'...!!

That's a real 'pipe dream', Pete. I love the fork....!!

....Richie....
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pcorbett
11-16-2009, 06:55 PM
'Radical Brad' meet 'Radical Pete'...!!

That's a real 'pipe dream', Pete. I love the fork....!!

....Richie....
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Thanks Richie Rich
That is a pipe dream and to tell the truth when I was building this bike I would wake up at night with an idea and made sure I could remember it for the next day, for real. Thats how the forks progressed. Here's todays pic of the day.
http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/tt198/Graylock_photos/TheShadow-39.jpg

Hey...did I just hijack my own thread?
....:thinking2:....

The jack shaft works well with the old cotter system and I would think you might get another chain ring on the other side for another power source. Another set of pedals or a motor.

Pete

savarin
11-17-2009, 04:35 AM
LOVE IT!
The world needs more of this.
Nice one.