This is the place where you can show off your projects that you’ve already done, and projects that are still ongoing!!
And anyone can post their projects in this section!!!!! 😆 😆
This is my current new project that I’m working on! 😆 I’m just having a spot of bother with the rear wheel set up, I’ve fitted a more upto date motor in it, a brand new one to be exact!! I’ve managed to get it all to fit nicely, but I’m having trouble getting the wheel true!!! And I don’t use fancy gadgetry for things like this, just go by eye and instinct really!! 😆 Well I’ve just got the back wheel done, the tyre and tube is all fitted and the next thing to do is to put the wheel on the bike and see if we’ve got a success or not!!! 😆
As you can see from the pictures above the red dot is telling you whether the wheel is the same all the way around! So it does give you a general idea of were and which spokes need adjustment!! 😆 Lots cheaper than going and buying the proper machine, and all you really need is this, or sumat like it!!! 😆 And if you want more tips and tricks regarding anything at all, then the best thing to do is to sign up below to our free newsletter, we’re you’ll discover things such as this, and much, much more!!!! 😆 😆
MY PROJECTS COMING ALONG NOW!!
Well my project is coming along nicely now 😆 And I’ll put some pictures up as soon as I’ve got them off the camera and onto my tablet! I haven’t really taken a lot of em as I’ve been working on the bike every spare minute I get!! 😆😆 I’ve managed to get the motor swapped over, and it was a bit of a job in getting the wheel trued up, but I got there in the end, (after about 4/5 hours!!!)
I set up a laser level to make sure that the wheel was round, but as you can see there was a spot on the wheel were it wasn’t totally round!! But eventually I got it as near perfect as I could, I don’t use fancy wheel truing tools and equipment, I use whatever is at hand!! 😆 And since I took these pictures I’ve now fitted a derailleur aswell, so it’ll be a seven speed bike instead of just the one speed it had!! Plus I’ve made a compartment where the batteries and controller etc are located, so it should look pretty neat by the time I’ve finished it!! Hopefully you won’t be able to tell that it’s there! 😲
As you can see from the picture above, it’s starting to look very different!! 😆 Here’s a few more pictures for you, and I’d really appreciate some feedback on this so far! Whether it’s good or bad stuff, and if anyone has any ideas on how it could be made better then I’m all ears!! 😎
Also as you can see in the pictures, I’m converting it to a disc brakes set up instead of the pedal back type brake that it had before!! 😆 More stopping power the better!! 😆
I’LL GET SOME PICTURES TAKEN OF THE DERAILLEUR FITTED SHORTLY SO THAT YOU CAN SEE IT PROPERLY!! 😆 I THOUGHT THAT I’D BETTER GET SOME MORE ADDED TO THIS POST, AS IT’S BEEN QUITE A WHILE SINCE I LAST PUT ANYTHING ON THIS ONE!!! AND THAT’S BECAUSE I’VE GOT SO MANY DIFFERENT PROJECTS GOING ON ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!! PLUS I’VE NOW GOT THE TASK OF HAVING TO DO THIS WEBSITE TOO!! AND I DON’T REALLY HAVE A CLUE AS TO WHAT I’M ACTUALLY DOING REGARDING THIS SITE!! IT’S BEING MORE GOOD LUCK ON MY PART THAT I’VE GOT TO WERE I HAVE WITH IT UPTO NOW!!!!!! 🙂 SO IF ANYONE WANTS A JOB, THEN COME AND BUILD MY WEBSITE FOR ME IF YOU CAN AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE REALLY DOING!!! AND YOU’RE NOT LIKE ME AND JUST HOPING FOR THE BEST!!! LOL!!! SO ONCE AGAIN IT’S GONE 6AM!! AND I’M JUST GONNA GIVE YOU A VERY QUICK RUN DOWN ON WHAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING SINCE I WAS LAST ON HERE!! 😆 AND THOSE ADVERTS YOU SEE ON THE TV ETC, ABOUT HOW YOU CAN HAVE A WEBSITE ALL SET UP AND RUNNING WITHIN THE HOUR ARE A LOAD OF BULL!!!! BECAUSE UPTO NOW I’VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS DONE, AND YET IM STILL A HELL OF A LONG WAY OFF ACCOMPLISHING THAT, AND SO FAR IT’S TAKEN ME A COUPLE OF MONTHS JUST TO GET WHERE I’VE GOTTEN TOO!!!! 😠 SO ALL THIS “YOU CAN BUILD ONE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR WITH NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE” IS A LOAD OF (BLEEP)!!!! THAT’S HOW I FEEL A LOT OF THE TIME LATELY, JUST STRESSED OUT AND FRUSTRATED MOST OF THE TIME!!! BUT I’VE GOT NO CHOICE REALLY NOW, AS I’VE ALREADY MADE THE START WITH IT, AND I’M HOPING THAT IT’LL WORK OUT IN THE LONG TERM!!! ANYWAY ENOUGH OF THINGS LIKE THAT BECAUSE IT’S DEPRESSING, SO LET’S FOCUS ON THE GOOD THINGS INSTEAD EH?! 😆
On the slideshow above, you can see the piece of aluminium that I’ve had to bend to get it so that it’ll fit where I want it too! I’ve then taken the controller module and I fixed it to it using good old silicone! Coz at the same time as holding it, it’ll stop any ingress of water getting anywhere that it shouldn’t!!! 😆 We’ll go onto the next slideshow from here, seems to be a lot easier to put the pictures into a slideshow and then explain whatever is happening like I have done here!!! 😆
THESE ARE A SET OF OLD APE-HANGERS I HAD KNOCKING AROUND, SO I’VE DECIDED TO PUT THESE ONTO THIS BIKE!! IF THEY DON’T CLEAN UP AS WELL AS I’M HOPING THEY WILL, THEN I’LL JUST GET EM EITHER RE-CHROMED, OR POWDER COATED!!! EITHER WAY THEY’RE GONNA LOOK GREAT, AND THE HANDLEBARS THAT ARE ON IT AT THE MOMENT ARE JUST ON IT TO MOVE IT AROUND!! MAKES IT A LOT EAS IT!!! 🙂
On the above slideshow you can see how i’ve had to cut off the long stem part! That’s because it would’nt fit with that on, and I then siliconed it back together again, and I’m hoping that the silicone does’nt let any sort of moisture into it!!!
One thing I seem to have worked out, is that if you use slideshows/images in your posts, it really does help the reader to understand things a lot easier and better!! Because they’re visualising it as well as reading about it, so I personally do think it works better for others to understand what you’re trying to explain to them!!!!
THE SLIDESHOW ABOVE SHOWS YOU THE MOTOR BEING TESTED OUT THOROUGHLY BEFORE REMOVING THE MOTOR OFF THAT WHEEL ONTO THE WHEEL OF THE SAKURA!! AND AS YOU CAN HOPEFULLY TELL, ALL WENT WELL!! 🙂
THIS IS JUST SHOWING YOU THE HEADLIGHT THAT I FITTED, BUT A BIT MORE IMPORTANTLY THAN THAT IS; THE STATE OF THE FRONT FORKS!!!! THEY’RE A RIGHT MESS, ALL RUSTED UP LIKE THEY ARE!! SO I’LL TRY MY BEST TO CLEAN AND POLISH THEM BACK UP, BUT IF THEY DON’T COME UP AS NICE AS I’M HOPING THEY WILL, THEN IT’S OFF TO THE POWDER COATERS ALONG WITH THE APE-HANGER HANDLEBARS!!
AND ONCE I’VE GOT THIS EXACTLY HOW I WANT IT TO LOOK AND RUN AND RIDE, IT’LL THEN BE STRIPPED BACK DOWN TO ITS BARE BONES, AND I’LL THEN MEDIA-BLAST IT TO GET IT BACK TO BARE METAL!! IF IT NEEDS ANYTHING DOING TO IT, THAT’S WHEN YOU FIND OUT WHAT YOU REALLY HAVE!!! BECAUSE THE MEDIA-BLASTING SHOWS EVERYTHING UNDER ALL THAT PAINT AND LACQUER ETC ETC!!! AND ONCE ALL OF THAT HAS BEEN DONE THEN IT’S TIME TO GET IT READY TO PAINT IT!! WHICH IS MY LEAST FAVORITE PART, BUT ALSO MY MOST FAVORITE PART TOO IT ALL ASWELL!!! 🙂 I JUST LOVE TO SEE THAT TRANSFORMATION FROM LOOKING LIKE A BIT OF SCRAP METAL, AND TURNING INTO A THING OF BEAUTY!!!! 🙂 AND I DON’T THINK THAT I’M GONNA GO MAD WITH THE PAINTWORK ON THIS, I RECKON I’LL JUST STICK WITH A COLOUR THAT’S VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT’S ON IT NOW!! AS I THINK IT SUITS THE DEEP RED BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH OF THIS BIKE!! YOU’RE LOOKING AT AROUND 7 FOOT LONG!! AND SOME COLOURS WILL MAKE IT LOOK EVEN LONGER THAN IT DOES!! WHEREAS THE RED AND SILVER COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER AND DEFINITELY DOES’NT SEEM TO STRETCH IT ANY LONGER THAN IT IS!!! SP YEAH I THINK A NICE DEEP, WINE RED COLOUR, WITH SOME SIMPLE GRAPHICS AND PIN-STRIPING, WILL CHANGE THE WHOLE LOOK OF THIS BIKE, BUT IN A GOOD WAY THOUGH!! 🙂 ESPECIALLY WITH AS MUCH CHROME THROWN ON IT AS POSSIBLE, ALSO ASWELL AS HAVING THE CHROME, AND ALIMINIUM THAT’S ON IT ALREADY TOO, IT WILL MAKE IT GORGEOUS, THAT I CAN PROMISE YOU!!!! 🙂
RIGHT BACK TO THE BIKE AGAIN NOW EH?
THE ABOVE SLIDESHOW IS JUST SHOWING THE CHANGE OVER FROM ONE ELECTRIC MOTOR TO ANOTHER BEING SWAPPED OFF THE SKINNIER, NEWER VERSION OF AN EBIKE MOTOR, AND YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCES QUITE EASILY!! THERE WAS A SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IN THE LENGTH OF THE SPOKES TOO BUT I ENDED UP LACING IT UP OKAYISH!! 🙂 NOW TRUING IT WAS ANOTHER STORY ALTOGETHER!!!
THIS SLIDESHOW ABOVE IS JUST SHOWING PUTTING THE DISC ON FOR THE REAR DISC BRAKE SET UP THAT IT’S GOING TO HAVE, BECAUSE IT’S BEING CONVERTED FROM THE RUBBER BLOCK TYPE BRAKES TO A DISC SET UP!! A LOT MORE SAFER THAN BLOCKS ALONG WITH BETTER STOPPING EFFICENCY!!! THE CALIPER LOCATION AND FITTING IS ONE OF THE JOBS THAT NEEDS TO GET DONE ASAP!!! AND ALSO I RECKON I NEED TO GO GET SOME SHUT-EYE, BECAUSE IT’S NOW 06.49AM AND BY THE TIME I ACTUALLY GET INTO BED IT’S GONNA BE AROUND 07.15AM!!!! I’LL BE LUCKY IF I GET 5 OR 6 HOURS KIP YET AGAIN!! AND NOBODY CAN EVER SAY THAT I DID’NT PUT THE EFFORT INTO GETTING THIS BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING RIGHT, THAT’S IF I DON’T BURN MYSELF OUT BEFORE-HAND THOUGH!!!!!! THAT DEFINITELY WOULD’NT BE A GOOD THING, BUT I SEE IT AS IF I DON’T GET IT DONE, THEN WHO ELSE IS GONNA DO IT!!?? WELL I’LL SAY ADIOS FOR NOW, AND I’LL CATCH UP WITH YOU LATER ON TODAY!!! 🙂https://swapshopstore.co.uk/blog-you-made/
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