5 Boro Bike Tour Tandem Trike: Hoops! There it is!

written by JerseyJim on February 9, 2015 in Projects with no comments

hoops1Since I do my metalwork outside, I’m at the whim of the weather. Cold is one thing-I can deal with that-snow, sleet and ice is another. Recently, We’ve been getting a bit of the latter.

I have a goal of doing something on the project, no matter how small, every day. On a day like this where I can’t comfortably work outside, I look for things I can do inside. One of those things is shop for bike parts.

I have a stockpile of parts from other projects and repairs, but for this project I need to build up some front wheels. I have the hubs for the wheels but I need some rims. After scoring that sweet rear wheel, I went on the hunt for another great deal.

I found a pair of high quality BMX rims on eBay for half the retail price mainly due to the fact they are factory painted olive drab. I find quirky stuff like that adds to the personality of a project. I can work with the color for the price. Besides, I need the hoops to build up the wheels.

It’s likely that we’re going to have some more bad weather events before the project deadline so it will be good to have the wheel parts on hand. If I can’t weld outside I can always build wheels inside.