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Stu's Mod
« on: January 08, 2018, 03:16 PM »
A rather miserable flu filled christmas break was brightened up by a mail from Chubby with news of a rotor find he knew i wouldnt have. Seems he had been thumbing through some old mags and stumbled upon this article




Sixteen thirty-two. What is that? A year?   No, it's your top score on Pole Position.


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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 03:18 PM »
With only the info in the article to go on i set about googling Stuarts name in conjunction with Scotland, Bmx, Aberdeen, etc. All the usual and somewhat generic related keywords in the hope something would pop up.

Amazingly i found an old post of his on bmx talk where he mentioned he was a rider for Vincent and rather unusually had posted his phone number for anothr memeber on ther to contact him.

The thread was 10 years old but with no other leads i drafted a introductory text and pinged it off expecting no reply.

Amazingly he answered  :daumenhoch:
Sadly he told me the only one produced was the one in the add. He had never taken any orders and had long since binned the prototype in the add. He did however say he thought he may have some old pics somewhere in a folder and would have a look over the holidays.

A week went by with no word and just as i was starting to think the worse i got an email with some hi res pics and some helpful recollections as to the rotors construction.

The next step was obvious, a rotor had to be reproduced!!
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 03:21 PM »
Stuart indicated that the rotor had ball bearings and using the distinctive scalloped mid section as i guide a search though a few of my regular bearing sites suggested it was probably a lose ball thrust bearing. One was duely ordered and it arrived this morning, thankfully confrming my guesswork  :daumenhoch:


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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 03:30 PM »
I'm loving this thread already!
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2018, 04:01 PM »
Brilliant! A good bit of detective work and an engineering tease. I'm looking forward to the outcome of this beauty  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 04:27 PM »
Top work AGAIN Our Clint.
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 04:37 PM »
I'm loving this thread already!


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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 05:13 PM »
Cheers lads, feels good to be fettling again  :D
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018, 05:47 PM »
Great, how this came about.  ;)  I'm sure this will become another one of your epic threads.  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 07:27 PM »
 explosion awesome
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2018, 11:40 PM »
The man's a genius!  :daumenhoch: love threads like this
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2018, 06:48 AM »
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2018, 08:52 PM »
This thread is going to be good. Well, it is already, but it's only going to get better! Top work Clint  :4_17_5:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2018, 12:38 AM »
Ace work as ever Clint,looking forward to more of it  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2018, 12:58 AM »
I couldn't find the rotor thread Clint!
Spotted this Columbia freestyle complete on the bay..has an interesting rotor setup. Not really worth buying the bike for the rotor but one to look out for....

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/old-school-bmx-bike-columbia-free-style-1985/172938169374?hash=item2843eb0c1e:g:an0AAOSwk~ZZ6w~1
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2018, 11:46 AM »
I've never ridden anything with a rotor (helicopters aside), but I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out! Great work so far Clint! :bow:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2018, 12:01 PM »
Thanks lads and cheers Damo.
Ive got one of those. There is a lad on US ebay trying to sell one for silly money as he thinks its kuwi magician specific  :LolLolLolLol:

Final drawings done, now to get the thing knocked up  :)
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2018, 09:01 AM »
You finished it yet ???
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2018, 03:56 PM »
Yep! pics on the way  :daumenhoch:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2018, 04:22 PM »
All done!

Well happy with how it came out. Spins lovely too  :daumenhoch:

The original compared with mine



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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2018, 04:30 PM »
WOW  explosion 

Amazing work Clint  :4_17_5:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2018, 07:00 PM »
Top stuff :daumenhoch:
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2018, 07:03 PM »
That's stunning!  "wantit"
Amazing amount of skill and commitment there. I love a good rotor and have only built two bikes without one!
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Re: Stu's Mod
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2018, 09:47 PM »
That is a big fat thing of beauty, what year was the Mag ???
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