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1896 Roper Steam Bike
Paul Brodie

3: Rear Axle & Wheel
Frame only.


Designing the rear hub on my trust-worthy (but ancient..) Autocad 12. Thanks to those individuals who took the time to urge me to look into SolidWorks, or other equally modern software. I will do that one day.


Another chunk of 303 stainless gets chucked and turned. It's quite nice to work with.


Dick supplied the rims to get laced to this hub; from a Columbia bicycle over 100 years old.


Here are the six bearings used to support the rear wheel. Each end of the axle has a five degree taper for the eccentrics to bolt on to.

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