ARCTIC SUPER BIKE_

    Building a bike capable of riding to the North Pole using a Yamaha R1 as a donor

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      28 Apr

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      - Flanges to connect the rim halves and the spacers to adjust the rim width.- Moulds to drill the holes in the tyres and the rings to keep the tyres together during the vulcanisation process.

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      20 Mar

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      - ARctic1 bike build - Triple clamps # Part one- Arctic1 bike will get an extreme wide front tyre. That will require wide triple clamps. To check out how wide they need to become and how they fit, I make them from wood first.

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      20 Mar

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      - ARctic1 is taking shape!- More about the Arctic Challenge on, www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/category/north-pole/north-pole-intro/

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      20 Mar

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      - To create the biggest possible footprint on the polar ice surface, I searched a long time to find an extreme flexible tyre. Just received the American Racer’s. They are going to be the base for the aRctic1 tyres.- This was made possibleRead more

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      20 Mar

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      - First video from the preparations for the arctic challenge.- In this clip I take the R1 Donor Bike almost completely apart. From here on the build starts from the North Pole Bike, which will be called, aRctic1

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      20 Mar

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      - Thanks to Bongers Bandenservice I have 4 used car rims which I will transfer into aRctic1 rims by welding two of them together with a wide ring in between. - When later on everything is ready an aluminium versions will be make.

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      20 Mar

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      - Visited Reifencenter Hofdmann in Northern Germany. There we discussed different types of tread to find the most suitable one for the ARctic1 tyres.- The original tread from the American Racer tyres is not suitable for the cold and gotRead more

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      20 Mar

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      - Is this a front tyre or not!!!- More about the Arctic Challenge and also if you are interested to participate www.sjaaklucassen.nl/en/category/north-pole/north-pole-intro/

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      2 Feb

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      - ARctic1 bike build - Footrest placing # Part one- For the bike to be able to hold a massive rear tyre it means that the front and rear sprocket are not inline, so the power can’t directly be transferred. So we need an axle in between, fitted in aRead more

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      6 Jan

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      - I made a temporary MDF plate on which the food pegs will be mounted.- Once we have the peg where it brings a relaxed riding position, the MDF will be swapped with steel and will become a part of the lower frame extension. At the very end of theRead more

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