well, things were going pretty smoothly. i guess that was mostly due to the fact that it was the weekend and my orders were not processed yet.
i drove around at lunch to find a place to do my powdercoating. it turns out that the color that i want is going to be very expensive. i now have to adjust my requirements a bit to fit my budget. it will still be a pretty cool color, but not as flashy as i wanted.
also, i got a dreded e-mail from the bike parts place: my hub is not in stock and they wont have it until 2 weeks from now.
after finding a place that will strip an powdercoat my frame, i wasted no time dismantling my old diamond back. i put my bike up on the stand and got out my bike tools and started. i was really glad i had the right tool for everything… except for the headset removal. i think i’ll see if my local shop can pound it out for me. it only took me about 15 minutes to completly remove everything. i was actually 30 seconds away from putting in my car and driving off to the powdercoating shop. i decided not to, because i wanted to think about the color some more. i also wanted to research some parts online, just to get a ball park figure of the cost.
here are some pictures before:
these drops are going to be a pain in the neck for single speed. i suppose i could use eccentric hubs. eccentric hubs are hubs that have the axle offset so you can twist the hub to tighten the chain. i still haven’t got a plan for this bike so i won’t get too far ahead of myself.
this next picture is of the old quell headset. i’d love to replace that, but i don’t want to buy a fork.
the forks and handle bars and cranks are just hanging on the fram so i could get these pictures. when i remember to take the pictures i had already dismantled everything.