Saturday, 4 December 2010

Much Much Build

The build diary in pictures:
The once neglected 1979 CB250T

Evaluation of stance: After striping the bike down I experimented with dropping the rear of the bike which gave a natural rotation to the motor and rake to the forks - but not enough! I then cut into the frame to further rake the forks and better centre the mass of the motor between the wheels.

Tank Modifications: the original flip-up tank cover was missing, I detail which I didn't much like anyway. The bayonet opening was cut out and moved to the new infill panel.

Details of some of the fabrication and modification:

Detail of some of the smaller components made: while the gear change and rear brake linkages look simple they took a long time to make, the brake in particular had to be set so that it didn't crash into the swingarm. The turnbuckle on the bottom right is the brace for the carburettors.

All in a days work - actually 55 days work.

Friday, 3 December 2010

Much Much to Post

People have been feverishly posting comments about Much Much Go on various sites, many of whom have missed the point. These two pictures are for them...
photos by craig

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Much Much More....

Bike Exif have posted some amazing images of Much Much Go on their Facebook page.
Deus have also updated their gallery to include images of the entrants, their bikes and coverage of the day. Also, their coverage of the day in Flickr.

I just need to get my images of the build posted too.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Much Much Go...

Much Much Win!

I'm so excited to announce that I won both first prize and people's choice award at the inaugural Deus Boundless Enthusiasm Bike Buildoff yesterday.

More images to follow soon, I've only just driven back from Sydney....

Much much thanks to Shayne, Craig, Rob, Tim, Sam, MMSr, Simon, Pete and especially Esme for all your help, advice and patience.
And, much much thanks to Deus and Snap-on and all my friends who were there on the day!

(images by Deus)

or check out the coverage of the day as posted on Pipeburn

Sunday, 10 October 2010

A false calm...

It's the end of week one and just 47 days remain until the deadline for the Deus Build Off. A plan has been laid out and the first week's progress has been good, though I still don't know if my bike runs... lucky I haven't entered yet...

Sunday, 3 October 2010

The race is on....

With 54 days remaining until the deadline for the Deus Bike Build Off I've decided it's as good a time as any to start!

Model: Shayne.
Shayne is sporting this years latest fashion - the donated bike - much thanks!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Don't judge me by my welding

I've spent the weekend using some metal that's been leaning against the workshop wall to make a bike carrier for the Caddy. The big hoop of metal was already welded that way but I fabricated the two posts with the quick release axles. The whole thing hooks into the tie-downs at the back of the bed, anyway, the test will be if the bikes stay upright!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Slowly moving forwards to look backwards... a bit...

This week I've changed the mirrors on the SR. While these are much smaller than the ones I put on originally, they stick out further and I now get more than a view of the back of my hands. It will take some of the aspect of Russian Roulette out of lane changes.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

The perfect project...

The perfect project is the project that keeps on giving - a project that facilitates projects while being a project in itself... my new Volkswagen Caddy!

Monday, 26 April 2010


... anyone remember this?
I've been enjoying pulling this old bike out from behind the SR - it's been like meeting an old friend again.
I'm changing the front fender, the hoses and probably the plugs... then maybe it's time to let her go?

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Any project is a good project

Bicycles are a great ongoing project - I've been buying new bits for this bike since 2005. I never liked the curved steel forks that came with the bike so straight carbon forks seemed like a good idea until I didn't have enough clearance to put my brakes back on.

Adam, this is how I fixed it:

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Picture Perfect

Last week my friend Luke took a few pictures of my bike which he has posted on his web site. It's nice to have some professional pictures finally!

Luke publishes Fuel Magazine - check out his website

Thanks Luke!