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by russelllowe
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Si. Two riders this year.
by russelllowe
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Hey Harky, something about trainer wheels, no comprehendo?
by russelllowe
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Can't wait!

I have my tickets, time off from work and the truck booked ... a few things left to do on the bike and I'm there!

Not long now ...

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Ha! Is "Bullshit" a car or a bike? I'll keep an eye out for it on the salt, what colour is it?

Image

Cheers
by russelllowe
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

hey Bones, Thanks! I'm not anywhere near the level you see with the professionals online ... but I'm improving every time and I can get it close enough to acceptable with quite a bit of effort. Happy to share what I know ... and if anyone else is in the Newcastle area I'm happy to help get you start...
by russelllowe
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Shedymarket, Yes, I quite enjoy reading other people's threads and actually enjoy posting up my own. My goal is to reveal my process, warts and all, so anyone who is considering going can see what's involved. For some it might seem daunting cos there is a lot of work/cost involved. For others it ...
by russelllowe
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Dave! Started on the blisters for around my hands today ... if anyone is curious about this metalshaping stuff, these were my steps (using 1.6mm, 5005 alumium sheet ... it's about $70 a sheet; 1200 x 2400mm): I decided to make a bowl and then cut it in half, one side for the front of each bli...
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Thanks Harky, staying on the bike was a high priority (it seemed quite happy to go it alone in 2019)!

I'm thinking Fuel for the renewable aspect; time to start acting like its 2020 I recon.

Yeah! 202, 220, both numbers I can get behind.

Cheers!
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Thinking I'll run in Fuel in 2020.
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

Re: theTRUTH

Hi Guys, Some fairing fillers and some more brackets ... mounted ... and begining to look fast: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/Fairing/theTRUTH_Fairing_Mounted.jpg And from the riders point of view: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/Fairing/theTRUTH_Fairing_Mounted_RidersView.jpg Some...
by russelllowe
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

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Thanks Chris, yeah it seems to be coming together... Here is todays effort, step one, bend some 1.6mm strip with a couple of RHS's, a block of wood and a home made hammer: http://www.russelllowe.com/PhD/theTRUTH/Fairing/theTRUTH_FairingMid_BendStrip.jpg Step two, shrink the horizontal flange to shap...
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: theTRUTH
Replies: 383
Views: 119924

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Hi Guys, Quick update; still working on the lower fairing ... got it welded inside and out, and fabricated brackets at the front and rear so it'll stay where it's meant too. The brackets seemed to take as much time as making the fairing itself. This shot shows me sitting on it wondering what to ask ...
by russelllowe
Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 49
Views: 13109

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Wouldn't want it to get "normal" though would we? Not wanting to suggest another project, but ... set of rollers? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81s9wdSvfGL._AC_SL1500_.jpg I like how these ones link the front roller to the front one at the rear. I wonder if there are any cyclists ...
by russelllowe
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 49
Views: 13109

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

How far out of Adelaide do you have to go to find an empty road?
by russelllowe
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Build Diaries
Topic: FEET FORWARD AG1350
Replies: 49
Views: 13109

Re: FEET FORWARD AG1350

Nice one Harky, speed looks fine to me. How firm are the wheels in place when they are half way up? Just thinking about what would happen if you were to tip over at slow speed ... they could probably stay down until 50kph or so couldn't they? It'd be pretty stable by then. Got my fingers crossed for...