A win is a win!Ok so we need some clearance to get the wheel in and out without letting the tyre down.
So I added some straight lines for where the current frame is , and used a caliper to determine the actual width of the tyre the 2 little blue lines at right angles to the frame lines.
Then I used a can to give me a curve , out with the grinder..
So cut and cleaned up , looks ok and the wheel is much easier to put in now with the tyre inflated so RESULT !
As an aside the word top that can be seen in red in the upper picture actually ended up on the bottom due a glitch in the manufacturing process , hey ho.
Looks good Paul. Can't wait for the road-test.Ok so post #444 has some bars that need welding , now having in the past made model aeroplanes and have fallen for the 2 left wings when building I was conscious that the same thing could happen here so:-
I labelled the bars rht/lft and ' up ' on each one.
I labelled the plates 'A' & 'B'
I marked the left side with a red flet tip and the right side with blue.
Then not to let the paranoia get to me I only disassembled the left side and took it to the magic stick and left the right bolted to the trike ? what could go wrong...
an unexpected bonus was using my new steel topped mini welding table , dead easy to set up as the magnets stuck to the table instead of keeping falling over.
You can just see the earth clamp top of picture out of the way.
The bars were tacked in 2 places and refixed , they looked good so I completed the welds .
Here they are in situ ..
I will stick with the black extended bar ends whilst testing , however ultimately I want the bars fully welded.
On to the front mech post/carrying handle next.
Yes I have a set of 4 of those , however they are holidays only !I have Ortlieb paniers and they are still going good. Don't sag and stay in shape.