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S&M LTF rebuild

#51 2021-09-13 7:06pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

Really diggin’ this so far.


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#52 2021-09-13 7:39pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

Game On!


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#53 2021-09-13 8:05pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

Each post is a bit different... recommendation is look at minimum insertion line, measure how much that is. Then figure out how low you want post, mark that with tape, then measure minimum insertion down from there and mark that as the cut line.


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#54 2021-09-16 4:56pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

brettweir89 wrote:

Each post is a bit different... recommendation is look at minimum insertion line, measure how much that is. Then figure out how low you want post, mark that with tape, then measure minimum insertion down from there and mark that as the cut line.

Nailed it!

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#55 2021-09-16 6:43pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

My wife picked up the forks and cranks from the powder shop today.  Turned out pretty good except the powdered the whole neck!  Easy fix though.  I did a quick mock up tonight as well

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#56 2021-09-16 6:46pm

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I gotta do something about this.  I'm not digging the black Headset and cap.  I did add stainless hardware to the stem.

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#57 2021-09-16 6:51pm

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Bars are S&M Grand Slam XLT's that I got from a fellow member probably a year ago.  I happened to have the necessary decal in my stash too cool

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#58 2021-09-16 7:44pm

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Why did I check this *Face Palm*

Mock up locks awesome! Updates with the chopped Post (Nicely Done!) The Shield Wrap stuff is such a great contrast to the Grey! I agree the Black Cap is a bit "Off" maybe strip it & a light buff, get close to those Bolts?

The reason I started with what I did...
I walk past my PMA every day, it's almost finished, 1 or 2 additions are coming later on but nothing major. Then I think, wonder what matching Red Forks would look like? Too much? Perfection? Hmmmm... I would probably want Chrome Bars too but I have a Polished/Raw Stem & don't want to over do it with Chrome, Polished, etc. So Raw Bars come to mind (Essentially VERY similar to my old Barcode build which is tugging heart strings haha!) It's definitely something I'm gunna be thinking about for a while! The F/F Combo you're putting together just pushes the idea of how good it CAN look even further to the front of my mind haha.

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#59 2021-09-17 5:23am

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Sorry your're original finish did not work out as expected.  But I'm not a fan of raw and hate patinas so I think this looks great!  Well done so far and looking forward to the finished product.

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#60 2021-09-21 5:58pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

Awesome. I love LTFs. I was working on a gold zinc LTF but ordered the wrong length spokes. Then lost interest & moved onto another project. LOL Can't wait to see it when it's done.


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#61 2021-09-21 10:15pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

Pirate_Duck wrote:

Why did I check this *Face Palm*

Mock up locks awesome! Updates with the chopped Post (Nicely Done!) The Shield Wrap stuff is such a great contrast to the Grey! I agree the Black Cap is a bit "Off" maybe strip it & a light buff, get close to those Bolts?

The reason I started with what I did...
I walk past my PMA every day, it's almost finished, 1 or 2 additions are coming later on but nothing major. Then I think, wonder what matching Red Forks would look like? Too much? Perfection? Hmmmm... I would probably want Chrome Bars too but I have a Polished/Raw Stem & don't want to over do it with Chrome, Polished, etc. So Raw Bars come to mind (Essentially VERY similar to my old Barcode build which is tugging heart strings haha!) It's definitely something I'm gunna be thinking about for a while! The F/F Combo you're putting together just pushes the idea of how good it CAN look even further to the front of my mind haha.

Do It!

lmach wrote:

Sorry your're original finish did not work out as expected.  But I'm not a fan of raw and hate patinas so I think this looks great!  Well done so far and looking forward to the finished product.

Thanks man


1of1547 wrote:

Awesome. I love LTFs. I was working on a gold zinc LTF but ordered the wrong length spokes. Then lost interest & moved onto another project. LOL Can't wait to see it when it's done.

The zinc bikes are rad!

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#62 2021-09-21 10:24pm

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So I had an interesting find.  I was moving the spindle for this bike and I grabbed another I had sitting here and found the one for my LTF was much lighter.  I weighed them both and found this.  I had no idea I had a titanium spindle for this bike.  Not even sure how I ended up with it cool

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#63 2021-09-21 10:26pm

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Anyways, the Stolen Revolver BB showed up and was installed

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#64 2021-10-03 4:27pm

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Removed the black Headset today.   Stripped it with easy off oven cleaner then polished it and the cap.  Much better than before.

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#65 2021-10-03 4:31pm

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I also decided to install a head tube badge.  The engraved head tube is cool, but this stands out a bit better.  I cut the bolts down flush with the back side of the badge using g a dremel tool.  I then used epoxy to fuse the bolts to the badge.  At this point I used a very thin 3M double sided tape.  Looks like it is bolted on, but there was no drilling into this frame cool

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#66 2021-10-04 12:01pm

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Nice work! I’ve been wanting to do that same thing with the headtube badge. cool


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#67 2021-10-04 12:06pm

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Re: S&M LTF rebuild

jray02r1 wrote:

So I had an interesting find.  I was moving the spindle for this bike and I grabbed another I had sitting here and found the one for my LTF was much lighter.  I weighed them both and found this.  I had no idea I had a titanium spindle for this bike.  Not even sure how I ended up with it cool

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It all adds up! This is going killer!


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#68 2021-10-04 12:45pm

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Looks great man!!! Where'd you get the stickers from?

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#69 2021-10-04 8:23pm

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ModeFlip wrote:

Looks great man!!! Where'd you get the stickers from?

I found them from a member living in the land down under.

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#70 2021-10-05 6:45am

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This is coming along so nicely! The Polish on the Headset parts was absolutely the right call & the Head Tube Badge work around? *Chefs Kiss*

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#71 2021-10-17 6:38pm

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This bike is so dope.  Maybe some polished hubs and alloy nips?

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#72 2021-10-18 9:55pm

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Some photos of the finished product.  I have a few things I may swap out down the road, but for now it rides great!  Almost ran out of time to take pics for the Calander buildoff. 

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#73 2021-10-18 10:49pm

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Submit this bike....and I will instantly fav it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#74 2021-10-19 3:52am

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Love it!


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#75 2021-10-19 4:21am

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The grey is so clean looking cool

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