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  1. Iron

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    So, put me thinking cap on and went down ze garage. Here's the existing rear master cylinder in place:

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    Doesn't leave a lot of room with the new tyre. And maybe putting a fatter one in later when I learn how to lace rims.

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    This is the usual method to fixing these cylinders. (I went to look down the local trials bike shop):

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  2. Iron

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    I could weld brackets on the frame and rear brake lever but as I wanted to reuse the return spring therefore leaving the lever and all in place why not reuse the bracket:

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    So I made up a little plate as a spacer and bracket to secure the cylinder onto the existing which would allow the piston to be operated in the original manner. This allowed me to cut off the electrical operating arm on the footbrake lever (much nicer all smoooooooth)

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    Then to make up a bracket to replace the existing to operate the piston

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  3. Iron

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    #83 Iron, Jan 11, 2022
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    So, only needed two bends and allowed me to use my square drill:

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    And put it all back together and it seems to work. Hooray :)

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    So far. Time for bed said Zebedee (well dinner) .....Over

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  4. Iron

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    As they are called "All Balls Racing" maybe it's something that particularly concerns them too.
     
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    Very clever I say :)
     
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  7. Iron

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    So, standard mudguards I think just cut down but what seat?

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    I'm thinking something like last one with the rear subframe loop cut and bent to suit. Too cold today brrrrr...
     
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    I like the bottom one but if it fits inside the loop leave it like that as the loop/frame would stand out nice.
     
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    I quite like the 3rd but I think it depends on the guard/light cluster
     
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    #90 Iron, Jan 12, 2022
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    Hmmmm......still musing on the seat. The Admin Staff isn't keen on the last little one. But I'm liking the exposed loop of the subframe and a little round back light.

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    Any old end up, carried on with brake master cylinder. All cleaned out and shiny and ready for reassembly with the Balls to the Wall cancer giving spares

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    New bits at the top. Not many bits are there for your, I think, 15 nicker. And do they fit? Do they bugger. The cover and circlip are ok (and I assume the copper washers are ok but they went into the stash) but the spring and the o ring gasket seals are miles too small. FFS.

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    However, the existing seals are good, soft and ok to use now they've been cleaned. So bunged them back in and tried pumping with some brake fluid into the inlet. All goodie gumdrops.
    So either the ebay breaker got the bike wrong (unlikely as it was labelled up, I expect as it came off the bike) or the Ballsed up supplier from Shermanland listed the bigger cc model incorrectly (very unlikely). That's that then :neutral: Ebay eh? Pffffft.
     
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    4th picture for me I think. Which ever one you opt for will look stunning I reckon.
     
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  12. Iron

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    Yep, I think so too. Thanks Chaps and Chapesses (I'll let the Admin Staff know)
     
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    3 for me
     
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    I think we're trending towards 3 or 4. Not anything standard. This is 3

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    From the side it looks ok, but from the top and/or back looks very plastic and that arse, hmmm...I could paint it with something

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    It doesn't sit well on the frame. Some modifications and thinking caps required.
     
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    #95 Iron, Jan 14, 2022
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    Here's number 4. The leatherette cover was on skew, I expect those Chinese kids have a lot to do so I took the staples out

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    This really doesn't sit well on the frame although, I think, the idea was right having the sub frame showing all the way round.

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    Again, some serious modifications required. This one also has a square front that gives extra problems on the fibre glass and seat foam amendments.

    Neither of them allow for any mudguard over the wheel so, fuck it, I'm gonna have a go at making my own. (Periwinkle blue maybe) Along the lines of number 4. Needlework/leatherwork isn't something I have any skill with whatsoever, so the Admin Staff will need to be consulted. :expressionless:
     
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    Phew, I think tyres are getting tighter these days :sweat:

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    Someone had mullered the nut on one of the long bolts. So hammered on a metric socket. Metric ones are handy sometimes :)

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    This side of the disc is luvly, looks never used

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    The reverse has obviously had a piston pressing onto it.

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    Obviously just one piston in the caliper had been working. Always worth checking the bits are operating correctly when one has a bit of a maintenance check. Such as changing the pads.
     
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    Stuck wheel back on and all looks very pretty. I really need some bigger tyre irons or maybe get someone else to do the tyre changing.
    Still have to polish sliders but that'll be with the final strip and build. Rebuilds are mostly cleaning, sanding and polishing. Making and installing new parts is the easy bit.

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    And while I was doing the cleaning thing. I did the rim and hub for my try at wheel building. Thank you, over.....

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    Another blimmin' cold one. Pulled out some rusty mudguards from the stash and sanded the rust off. Got a garage, and bikes, covered in rust dust now. Then measured, marked and cut them down to size. Not bad for old rusty tins.

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    Too cold for me :)
     
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