Did a bit of bike chopping, grinding, etc. Hell I even used a tape measure! This bit I did a few weeks ago so i could let ideas formulate and stew. DSC_2234 by quickrack, on Flickr
Today I put a small ratchet strap between the top and bottom bars and as I tightened it I relieved the join the other end with a torch. This I did till it looked "good". Then I cut the seat post bottom off and removed any tabs etc. Notched the bottom of the frame to fit it in. Then leaned the post rearwards till it looked "good". Tacked it in place and removed all the brake tabs. cable stops etc etc. messenger-quick-cam-1465327488194 by quickrack, on Flickr messenger-quick-cam-1465327547529 by quickrack, on Flickr Then cut the crank off a smaller bike and ground it smooth. messenger-quick-cam-1465327457356 by quickrack, on Flickr
And finally with the help of my eldest we did a mock-up to see if it was shaping up well.
Got this load of a sister. The doors will become the garden entrance. The bricks will become a barbacue. The bike will be fettled for the wife. Its actually new but sitting years. All this was skip bound Till my inner womble cut in
Sod! Being a beginner to this I didnt realise just how far metal can move with welding, cutting,grinding etc So when I stood back and saw the wheel was no longer in line I started swearing first. Then had a think and cut what i thought was the offending joint. Nope that didnt work either. I ended up cutting the entire rear section off and then apart. So. Here I go again