On Friday 27th December, my big brothers came to help with the bike.
The plan was to get to a rolling frame. First order was to get the rear wheel which had been laced previously all “squared” and balanced, which Roger has a talent for.
My compressor was repaired by Guy (it had blown the gasket) so that the tubes and tyres could be fitted to both wheels. With some fancy foot work the wheels were given their “tackies”, and look really good.
|Fancy foot work!|
Then the front forks and steering could be assembled. Found the bearing parts that had been ordered were still not quite correct so one set of race and bearings needs to be re-ordered, but the front end was assembled with the old set for now.
There were 2 handlebars in the boxes I received and we could work out which one is the correct fit.
The bike cam with a quick release rear wheel axel which has quite a few fiddly bits. Seems there is still a locking nut and spacer missing which needs to be sourced.
|Checking the rear bearing gaps on the vernier - not an easy task even with glasses!|
So the rolling chassis took shape.
Dug out some of the tins to see which fit. There are two tanks with the parts. The tins will need a lot of work and attention.
And then time for a test drive - well sort of !!!
|Where did we put that built up engine again???|