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Stockport, United Kingdom
Spud is obsessed with all things wheeled, both with an without engine's. 2006 Open class uk champion at Boardercross racing mountain boards, his knee's have since given up and he spends more time on his bikes both with and without engines.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

A little slice of history

I've bought a little slice of history, as a die hard mountain biker this was an ebay find I couldn't let slip'

Very clean and almost 100% original Muddy Fox Courier circa early to mid 80's, I cant believe the condition its in, so well looked after and as far as I can make out, never been offroad, hence the original chainset,

Obviously the lights, mud guards, seat pack, pump and possibly the slicks will be going.

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Quiet but not idle

So there's been a bit of a break since the last post, but  I've not been idle. I've kept up my Tuesday night project night and have been hard at work mocking up the rear sub frame.

Its taken a while and a few attempts and lots of measuring and a scale drawing here and there at critical points.

Basically I've been trying to determine the size and shape of the rear seat rails to keep everything as small and compact as possible yet make sure the sizes are right so I can fit the battery/cdi/fusebox behind the seat and mount twin shocks.

I also had to see what it would actually look like.

This is the first mock up of the seat hump once I was happy with the shape of the board replicating the seat rails.

I didn't like this, the seat hump looked far too big and out of proportion, so I made the change below, the idea being that the hump will sit inside the rear hoop. It looks a bit wierd but I'm hoping that with round tubing making the rear hoop it'll look fine, that and the fact that the hump wont be made out of duct tape.