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    High Roller frame size

    Latest update: I have now test ridden the bike, or more correctly rolled the bike downhill, appropriately for the High Roller! Wasnt game to lift my feet too far from the ground and onto the pedals. It is much harder to ride than a conventional bike. The faster I went the more stable it seemed...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thought its time for an update. im still progressing though with the heat I only work in the shed on cooler days. As vk3ckc's thread mentions there are fires throughout the east coast of Australia, temperatures into the high 40s. I think the area of the fires is greater than the area of Wales...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks for the replies I will probably buy a cheap spring rear suspension unit an use that. I have already cut off the bottom bracket from the rear stays to use as per the plans so cant use it for the pivot for a suspension, might try the PTFE bearing. Already made up the seat from a very light...
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    High Roller frame size

    Questions about suspension. The AZ design calls for using front forks for the rear chain stays however since I have only one donor bike from which I will use the front forks for the front I have to find another solution for the rear. I am thinking of having a suspension of some sort on the...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks Popshot Turns out they are not cartridge but the bearings just sit inside the race which is press fitted into the head tube. The top part of the race is retained by a thin metal ring which fits inside a groove in the bottom race. Getting this out without damaging it was difficult but not...
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    High Roller frame size

    Another question I have cut the headset off the donor bike, a giant rincon and I want to remove the ballbearings to grease them/ I think it is a cartridge type, any tips how to remove and replace it Regards Stewart
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    High Roller frame size

    Just imported Brads photo into sketchup and traced over it. Dimensions are 30" for the monotube as the plans show, this results in a wheel base pretty much 1200mm or 4'. However while the 73 deg steering angle seems right the monotube appears to be not quite right angles to it. Not sure what...
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    High Roller frame size

    Thanks everyone for your replies. I have uploaded 2 images from Sketchup onto Flickr so hopefully you can now see. I realised my original sketchup drawing was slightly the wrong scale as I based it on the wheels being 700mm dia instead of 650mm (26in) so the whole drawing was a bit big. However...
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    High Roller frame size

    Just got the plans from AZ and have a question regarding the monotube length . The plans say it should be 30 inches (760mm) from the headset back to the rear forks however the photos appear to show it longer. So I imported the photo into Sketchup , scaled it to the right size and measured the...
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