Monday, May 6, 2013

green tag half off kinda day...

picked up the spokes and rims for the CB750 at Buchanan's.


Buchanan's is just around the corner from our workshop and a thrift store is just a stone's throw from Buchanan's. long story short, we scored this book :)


 sandblasting the rear hub.



 and drying.

while waiting for the rear hub paint to dry, shinya began lacing the front.




 putting a new rear hub bearing.


 lace, and true the rear.





movementpractice said...

thank you Aju!

this is an illustrated craftsmen dictionary.


matthias said...

"The spoked wheel was invented to allow the construction of lighter and swifter vehicles. The earliest known examples are in the context of the Andronovo culture, dating to ca. 2000 BCE. Soon after this, horse cultures of the Caucasus region used horse-drawn spoked-wheel war chariots for the greater part of three centuries. They moved deep into the Greek peninsula where they joined with the existing Mediterranean peoples to give rise, eventually, to classical Greece after the breaking of Minoan dominance and consolidations led by pre-classical Sparta and Athens. Celtic chariots introduced an iron rim around the wheel in the 1st millennium BCE. The spoked wheel was in continued use without major modification until the 1870s, when wire wheels and rubber tires were invented.

Constructing a tension-spoked wheel from its constituent parts is called wheelbuilding and requires the correct building procedure for a strong and long-lasting end product. Tensioned spokes are usually attached to the rim or sometimes the hub with a spoke nipple. The other end is commonly peened into a disk or uncommonly bent into a "Z" to keep it from pulling through its hole in the hub. The bent version has the advantage of replacing a broken spoke in a rear bicycle wheel without having to remove the rear gears.

Wire wheels, with their excellent weight to strength ratio, soon became popular for light vehicles. For everyday cars, wire wheels were soon replaced by the less expensive metal disc wheel, but wire wheels remained popular for sports cars up to the 1960s. Spoked wheels are still popular on motorcycles."

from Wikipedia 2013


menacing ayu said...

movementpractice: :)

menacing ayu said...

Matthias: wow, you're like a human wiki :D