Monthly Archives: August 2013

Iron Triangle Fender


The fender for my new bike (for the brooklyn invitational, then artistry in iron), has an entirely stainless steel rear fender. Recently I made the wiring conduit that leads the taillight wires from the frame backbone to the taillight location at the rear of the fender. To curve the thin walled tubing, I used a low-tech method that works well for tubing too thin to be formed in my roller- torch bending. Common thought is that using a torch to heat and bend thin tubing would result in the tube collapsing and “pinching”, but thats not the case if done right. By heating a large area of the tube to an even cherry red, and applying soft pressure, a perfect curve can be achieved!

here she is finished and installed:

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fender 2

 

fender 3

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Good Ones


good one from japan

 

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Thanks to dwrenched, and wherever I found the other pics!


Iron Triangle Update


Bike is progressing! not long now…

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Making stainless steel exhaust clamps. I made a simple fixture to form the flat stock to the correct diameter.

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After a lot of metal finishing….

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My only gauge will be cylinder head temp, which is the hottest part of the engine. Gauge itself is from an airplane.

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This box got recessed into the top of the gas tank, and the other cutout is for my two mil-spec toggle switches. This is all cut out with basic hand tools and my sander.

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