Tuesday, 18 May 2010

German Architecture

Damning the wisdom of those with more of it (especially Jan Leek) headstrong I went and bought some secondhand 19" BMW snowflake wheels today, for my CCM tracker conversion. Couldn't resist these /7 series nut-less handlebar clamps either. A sort of cherry on the top of a cake still in the mixing bowl. Saturday I'm taking the bike and assorted bits to CoBuilt in Oxford, for some jiggery pokery to fit some of their lush yokes mated with Yamaha R6 forks. About bloody time. BP

12 comments:

Marcus_of_MarcusMotoDesign said...

That will be an cool mix! CCM and snowflake wheels! Can't wait to see it!

/Marcus

Sideburn Magazine said...

mine will get painted satin black; it's a trademark of all my vehicles. But he guy I bought them off, had just painted some ├╝berkool white!

stevie coles said...

does this mean youll be making your track debut soon then ben?.
about bloody time!!.

Sideburn Magazine said...

- Stevie if my sequined tutu is ready in time, I will debut on the main stage at Amman Valley.
BP

McQmoto said...

I've used BMW upper ber clamps on my Trackmaster bikes with Ceriani yokes because they look so neat. I think Laverda also used some similar ones, slightly less teardrop shape which I have on my XR

Anonymous said...

Ok then, it really is OK Ben. We simply have to assume that wheels are less stressed in dirt-track than they were on the road (when I was young - you know, the older I get, the faster I was).

Jan Leek

Sideburn Magazine said...

- My thinking too Jan.
I'm not Chris Carr, & it's for short track racing, not mile. My top speed will be embarrassing low. I'm more likely to break a fingernail.

One of the wheels I bought is date stamped '79, making it a pre-factory recall item, without the extra webbing around the hub. I saw the R80/7 it came from, it had been dry stored since 1986, it was mint condition & a give-away price. I could sense you waving your 'No No' finger, but I still bought it. I will use it on the front as with no brake it has less stress, it's also actually 8mm narrower.

Another thing I didn't realize is, how damn heavy they are. You said they were made from too soft a metal, maybe it's lead?!

Ben

stevie coles said...

thats a hell of a track to make your debut on ben.
you dont do things by halves do ya!!

Sideburn Magazine said...

Stevie it will be a small miracle if I manage to get the bike (or my sequins) finished in time, but if the gods give speed to all those involved in the equation, I'm certainly up for it.
BP

Anders said...

Think you should seriously consider white wheels. Break with your principles..

Anthony Brown said...

Stevie

If bens not there it wont be because his bike isnt ready. I have handed over to "top men" with in the co-built ranks to make sure it happens. His steel shoe well thats a different matter!!

Luca said...

Hello! I am looking for a new or secondhand /7 series nut-less handlebar clamps. Just like this ones! Please anyone could tell me where can I find them? Any website or shop online? Thank yoU!