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#1 2012-11-15 4:30pm

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Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Been working on this idea for a while now and thought i would give you lot a sneak preview now the finish line is in sight.  big_smile

I started off with a tatty, damaged and hubless set of early etched logo skyways which Scorcher Mick was kind enough to let go at a good price.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010339.jpg


Then the unthinkable... turn away now if you are easily shocked  wink


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010340.jpg


Made a little jig for my router table


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010343.jpg


The first trial to see how they would take the cutter. It cut lovely with no chatter or splintering  big_smile


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010341.jpg


Final check of depth


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010344.jpg


The majority of the waste cut away


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010346.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010347.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1010345.jpg


After shaping with a dremel sanding drum and some elbow grease


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/01.jpg


The finished rim once wet sanded and etched logo painted in


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/2012-11-08140136.jpg


Got some red anno suzue hubs off JT Racing and Del was kind enough to send me a few different sized decals to get the scale right inside the hub


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/2012-11-08111256.jpg


Laced them up tonight in a crazy pattern (spokes were too short  wink) just to see how they would take the tension. I actually shat myself nearing the end of the lacing as the rim was a real crazy shape but it trued up well and should be lovely when i lace them in a 3x pattern  big_smile


http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/_1040444.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040433.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040434.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040435.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040436.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040448.jpg

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x455/oldschoolace/P1040449.jpg


Big thanks to Scorcher Mick, JT Racing and Del over on radbmx.co.uk for helping me make this possible  cool


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#2 2012-11-15 4:32pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Looks awesome:cool:cool Del is good peeps he's made a few sets of decals for me


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#3 2012-11-15 4:33pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Dude, that is awesome. big_smile. I cant wait to see the results and how it feels and rides. big_smile


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#4 2012-11-15 4:35pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Looks good cool

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#5 2012-11-15 4:36pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

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#6 2012-11-15 4:36pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Excellent project.  Continue to post pics of final products.

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#7 2012-11-15 4:37pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

Ill bet he wanted some z rims and didn't want to pay for them and was creative. That would be my guess.


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#8 2012-11-15 4:39pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

I love to see parts people modify. These definitely would have been cool BITD too. Very cool mod!

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#9 2012-11-15 4:41pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

awesome


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#10 2012-11-15 4:41pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

Just wondered if it could be done big_smile always liked exploring new ideas


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#11 2012-11-15 4:42pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Badass .


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#12 2012-11-15 4:44pm

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bird wrote:

awesome

What he said.


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#13 2012-11-15 4:44pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

TXBONE wrote:

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

Ill bet he wanted some z rims and didn't want to pay for them and was creative. That would be my guess.

You don't read much do you..? He CLEARLY stated WHY he did it
"I started off with a tatty, damaged and hubless set of early etched logo skyways which Scorcher Mick was kind enough to let go at a good price."

So ill explain, his set of jacked up skyway mag were jacked up. No hubs chunks missing... 100% unrideable..... Can't be used in a safe manner... Nore can they be used on a show bike. So he did what any one with half a brain did and made them work..
Lol sorry. But it's right there lol.


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#14 2012-11-15 4:45pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

cool you were working on some new brakes a while back right?? did you ever finish those?


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#15 2012-11-15 4:47pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Very cool!!!  What the hell kinda frame is that??


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#16 2012-11-15 4:50pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

wow !! great job big_smile

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#17 2012-11-15 4:50pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

TheKoolKids wrote:

TXBONE wrote:

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

Ill bet he wanted some z rims and didn't want to pay for them and was creative. That would be my guess.

You don't read much do you..? He CLEARLY stated WHY he did it
"I started off with a tatty, damaged and hubless set of early etched logo skyways which Scorcher Mick was kind enough to let go at a good price."

So ill explain, his set of jacked up skyway mag were jacked up. No hubs chunks missing... 100% unrideable..... Can't be used in a safe manner... Nore can they be used on a show bike. So he did what any one with half a brain did and made them work..
Lol sorry. But it's right there lol.

I disagree with your reply. Why would he buy a set of ratty mags to do this with is the question? He bought the mags to do this is my take on the question. Great question. If he already owned them, your answer works, but, getting them from someone else means there was a plan in advance.


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#18 2012-11-15 4:51pm

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OLDSKOOLPK wrote:

Very cool!!!  What the hell kinda frame is that??

+1000


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#19 2012-11-15 4:51pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Very cool idea. Lots of work, but, love the wheels.


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#20 2012-11-15 4:52pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

Some really nice work you did there.. very sharp!!  http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b197/DjGuestOne/Smilies/1dude.gif

Wondering what colors you're going with on the rest of the build?


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#21 2012-11-15 4:53pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

rocs8x9x wrote:

cool you were working on some new brakes a while back right?? did you ever finish those?

Well remembered big_smile

Yeah, about 7 prototypes later, alot of head scratching and massive amounts of redesigning for crank clearances etc they are nearly there. Got some elements water jet cut in september and besides a few fine tolerance differences they are almost there. 
They have been a real labour of love with some major setbacks but the end is in sight cool


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#22 2012-11-15 4:55pm

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The frame is a pretty rare Batavus and will be painted a deepish blue cool


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#23 2012-11-15 4:57pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

TheKoolKids wrote:

TXBONE wrote:

DEADREAPER649 wrote:

I think that is awesome. But what made you think to do that? Not bashing, just curious.

Ill bet he wanted some z rims and didn't want to pay for them and was creative. That would be my guess.

You don't read much do you..? He CLEARLY stated WHY he did it
"I started off with a tatty, damaged and hubless set of early etched logo skyways which Scorcher Mick was kind enough to let go at a good price."

So ill explain, his set of jacked up skyway mag were jacked up. No hubs chunks missing... 100% unrideable..... Can't be used in a safe manner... Nore can they be used on a show bike. So he did what any one with half a brain did and made them work..
Lol sorry. But it's right there lol.

I did read it. You don't have to be rude.......


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#24 2012-11-15 4:58pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

SWEET!...Now,who's gonna do a set of Peregrine's!lol


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#25 2012-11-15 4:59pm

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Re: Gentlmen... may i introduce...... the Skyway Ace Rim

I like your project.
Very cool cool


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