Hackspace BMX

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UPDATE - no longer with us!

During a clear out of the bikes area we decided the Hackspace didn't need a BMX! This has now been donated to a youth group in Loughborough.

Info

We built a BMX for the Hackspace from various donated parts. We had a Mongoose frame, forks, stem, bars, one-piece crank, chainring, levers, most of an Oddessy Gyro, but lacking wheels and tyres. I was lucky enough to find a bunch of parts on ebay including wheels and tyres and after some negotiation I was able to swap them for an old-style XBox (of which I had a spare) instead of cash (which is never spare!) It turns out that these newly obtained parts are an almost complete bike too! And quite decent components as well.

Photos...

https://plus.google.com/photos/101627167067307203883/albums/5784036318771929345

WORKS

chainring size limit

The 44 and 45 tooth chainrings snagged on the dropouts so I needed to source a smaller one. To fit the one piece crank it needs a 24mm hole (well, the old chainring I measured had a 24mm hole anyhow). I obtained a 30T WeThePeople Supreme Sprocket from Winstanleys BMX: -

http://www.winstanleysbmx.com/product/10791/WeThePeople_Supreme_Sprocket_2009

 WeThePeople Supreme Sprocket (2009)		
 Colour Options:	 Grey
 Chainring Sizes:	 30T
 Price:	 GBP Sterling £5.99, Saving £32.00 (84%) on RRP (£37.99)
 Product Code:	VZJ8787
 Availability:	In Stock - Normally Dispatched in 24 Hours

...aaaand it didn't fit!

So we got it on the lathe and milled out the centre until it fit the OPC!

Gyro & Potts Mod

The stem we have is a fangled fork-top thing and has no hollow stem bolt.

I don't know how to mount a gyro on this thing - need to make a plate

SPEC

 Frame: Stolen (http://www.stolenbmx.com/)
 Bars: Volume (http://volumebikes.com)
 Stem: Shadow Conspiracy front-load (http://www.theshadowconspiracy.com/)
 Front wheel: KHE (http://www.khebikes.com/)
 Back wheel: Alex (http://www.alexrims.com/)
 Seat: Primo (http://primobmx.com/)
 Forks: Stolen (http://www.stolenbmx.com/)

We tried to identify the frame (Serial: GS090562706) with the manufacturer: Michael E was in contact with Stolen on the phone but they were "pretty flakey" and couldn't give us an answer. [ [ Category:Tools_and_Equipment ] ]