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Glider Progress Update

Coming together…

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I bought some tires today and some bearings for the BB.

I’ve put a ’72 hub on the back and we’ll see how it works out. Front rim is a Dunlop.

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It’s quite amazing how well 50 year old British chrome will clean up.

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I used a pipe lined with cardboard to straighten the crank on this ’61 Superbe.

Big Chief from the 3 Speed Forum says:

“The best check is to put the pedal back and test ride, but you can save some time by holding a spare crank arm against the one you’re adjusting. When the light between the two arms is symmetrical like this, you’re close. This arm was badly bent. I took this picture before I did the test ride and it was spot on. No wobble. Didn’t need any further bending.”

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It was a lot easier than I thought it would be. I had put the Chain ring from the Glider on this bike as a place holder. It’s come off and back to it’s original place.

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I’ll probably use this vintage Wrights composite saddle.

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It’s made of some sort of rubbery material that is still in good shape and very comfortable.

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