TOC American cycle Co. Wasp

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  1. #1 Posted Jun 13, 2018

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    The wasp is on the right with the display rims off of the Century Marathon, left. F0FB007D-D580-472E-883B-2161DDD85005.jpeg



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    Here’s the front rim as found.... 3BEE4200-48B5-4B25-9307-717DDFA2A968.jpeg


    This is the front rim from the Wasp after a scrubbing and soak in hot water followed by an afternoon spent between two truck tool boxes in the 100 degree Texas heat. This was just a half hearted attempt to get it in the ball park.


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    Here’s another redneck straightening method working on the rear rim which was even more potato chipped than the front. A freak rain anomaly required that I back up into the barn momentarily. Barely visible up front is a red squirrel cage fan providing air circulation.


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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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  4. #4 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 7:22 AM

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Got them within 5/32” true at this point. My plywood was a little warped so I braced it with some 2X4s and screwed some blocks to it with a 25-1/4” radius.

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    Here’s my redneck hot tub where I soak the rims. It a 1912 American Standard that was my great grandfather’s. Still scouring the Internet for the correct ornate fleur-de-lis eagle claw feet for it...

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    Still not satisfied so I’m holding off on the glue joint. New 14/17/14 spokes and 1” Nipples are on order so I won’t be lacing them right away anyhow.

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  5. #5 Posted Jun 16, 2018 at 8:37 PM

    I live for the CABE

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    I think I have the claw feet for you. I’ll get you a photo tomorrow.

    Bill
     
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