View Full Version : getting an early start

06-08-2011, 12:19 AM
got two free mtn bike frames today and have started chopping with the angle grinder!!!!!! oh yeah got my first headset cleaned and ready to go

06-08-2011, 01:48 AM
Hi there

Gives you great confidence/inspiration when you make somethink that looks like the plans [ however small a part ].

But we need pictures , the only proof !!


ps what are you building ?

06-13-2011, 06:21 PM
building a warrior trike, so far i have finished cleaning up one complete headset for my steering, and have completed welding the 45 degree angles on the end of my rear fork tubes. I want to post picsa but havent quite figured it out

06-13-2011, 09:50 PM
Sounds about the same level I've got to with my Warrior build. I got sidetracked into building a ridiculous chopper thing as I wanted to weld something and had some tubing in the shed. Only started the Warrior last week, managed to make the rear forks and have bought some front hubs on ebay.

06-21-2011, 12:35 AM
running right on schedule so far so good!

06-22-2011, 07:16 AM
Have you been to my workshop and taken pictures of my Warrior? I'm at exactly the same point!
Bought these hubs from ebay for $70 AU a pair.

06-26-2011, 11:48 PM
Dude that looks good so far. I finaly got hacking on mine.

06-27-2011, 05:16 AM
I havn't had chance to shop much for my front wheel setup yet! do you happen to know if standard 20" spokes will work to lace a 20mm hub into a 20" wheel a have NO experience lacing wheels

06-28-2011, 02:11 AM
Hi there

There are loads of spoke length calculators on the web just do a google search.

Something like this :-


find one you like add the required dimensions and it will give you a spoke length.

As brad says there is more myth surrounds this than any other part of bicycle knowledge , but in the end you just sit down with the bit's and get on with the job , least it can be attempted again and again till you get it right.

regards Paul

07-13-2011, 12:29 PM
I chickened out on building front wheels, main reason is I callled terra trike and for 150.00 i can get both wheels shipped to me complete

cost of parts is more than that