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OK, so I want to try pinstriping the wheels and rear sprocket myself, but I had to come up with a way to allow the wheels to spin while applying the stripe. Since I don't have a wheel balancer, I needed some ingenuity. I needed something that would be cheap, easy and hopefully stuff I had in my shop so I didn't have to spend any more money (need the funds for other parts). I looked on my wall and the solution reached out and grabbed me;


I have a bunch of spare Peralta Bones with some old bearings still in them. All I needed was some all thread and I was set. Less than $1.50 later I gathered all the parts and set out to create my wheel spinner. To keep from scratching the floor or table, I used some felt pads (I may replace them with some non slip rubber pads to keep the jig from sliding around):




I used a spade bit to create a recessed spot for the washer and nut, Drilled a hole for the all thread, then put everything together:


I added 2 nuts to lock the all thread down which also keeps the lower wheel raised just enough to allow movement:


I used 3 wheels to make it less of a hassle using 3 different thickness parts and adjusted the nut to prevent interference when the middle wheel is not used:



It makes it easy to just leave the lower wheel and add or remove the middle one based on what part is on the jig. The added bonus is that the Peralta's make it easy to center the part due to the shape of the back part of the wheel:




I have to admit, I did not measure the all thread properly and merely got lucky that the rear wheel fit:



I am practicing with the Buelger to make sure I know how to use it before laying down a stripe. I am also still trying to figure out the thickness and location of the stripe(s?). I want to put down a thick red stripe and possibly an orange one. I'm going to do some photoshopping to see what looks good.

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Nice, should work out well. I like the follow rest to keep the brush even, just make sure there are no imperfections on the rim it follows.
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Nice, should work out well. I like the follow rest to keep the brush even, just make sure there are no imperfections on the rim it follows.
Funny you should mention that. The wheels are fine, but the for the sprocket, I will have to follow the inside edge since the outside edge has bumps which are evenly spaced so it must have been forged that way.
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OK, took me a bit to get it done and I actually had to do it twice. On both wheels.

The first time I was not precise where I held the guide and my fingers, so the line ended up being thinner in some places. I had to go back over it to even it out and ended up making it wider than I wanted and not as steady. I made the same mistake on all 4 lines. I thought I could live with it, but the more I looked at the wheels, the more I knew I had to change it.

I practiced some more and found the right way to hold the tool to get an even consistent line. I am really happy with the results and think I will leave them like they are.

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I like it. I wish I was close to you, I'd have some work for you.
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I think they look damn nice.
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Once the black tyres are on it will really sharp. Well done.
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Thanks guys!

Looking to mount the tires/tyres this week and hopefully have a rolling frame by the end of next week.

I have an issue with my front fork sliders. When they powder coated them, they did not tape off where the chrome dust cap fits, so now they won't fit.

I was planning on using gators, but I am not sure I want them zip tied so I am looking for alternatives. I've seen a few options, including the custom clamps, but they are pricey. I've also seen the gators that come with their own cover, but I think I might have the same problem with fitment due to the thickness of the powder coating.

Here is one of the clamps I am looking at:
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