Project Steel Belly

The "Pimp my Ride" section for Soviet bloc bikes. Everybody seems to have their own custom add-ons, modifications & accessories. Share your tips and post pictures of them here.
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BinDerSmokDat
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Re: Project Steel Belly

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed May 15, 2019 9:47 am

Better pics. Look at all of that smoothy goodness!
No holes or bolt heads to get snagged.
Can you spot the broken spoke?
How about the chain link fence post mid-pipe?
And no, I don't trim my zip ties...that is how I can tell they are still there at a glance, plus no sharp zip tie end to scratch my hand on while wrenching.

Hmmmh my sidecar looks vulnerable, I need a sidecar skidplate next. :sarcasm:

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Re: Project Steel Belly

Post by jaybird » Wed May 15, 2019 10:41 am

Nice Rich, I would probably round off all the corners if it were mine though.
That really looks helpful for sliding over sand hills.
:cheers:
I can see I need to move building a skid plate up my list of priorities :D

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Re: Project Steel Belly

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Wed May 15, 2019 2:20 pm

Yeah, I should have probably ground off and/or rounded the corners.

UralDude (JD) had a great idea.
He suggested grinding a line at a 45 degree angle an inch back from each corner, grinding halfway or so through the skid plate.
Then bend the corner upward and weld along the fold.

Next time I have it off for some repair, I'll look at both options.

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