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1896 Roper Steam Bike
Paul Brodie

9: The Chimney
3" hole saw cutting it's way into the top "smoke stack", getting ready for the installation of the chimney.


Bob Jorgensens's bike had a horizontal chimney, but the Roper's chimney had a swivel so you could rotate it. The up-draft made it easier to light the fire, and the down-draft position (shown here), made the fire burn a little slower. At this stage I'm checking the angle, so the chimney is held on with masking tape and welding wire.

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