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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #30 on: 15, February, 2011 - 10:45:01 »
Vehicle won't track true if the chassis is bent.You'll use extra energy to propel it , as it will be steering constantly in a straight line.

Unortunatly I can't get it back into position :'(, I need to either get a new chassis from someone in the UK or get it serviced by the nearest servicer to me (I am in the Bournemouth area)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #31 on: 15, February, 2011 - 13:15:26 »
I'd take it out for a couple of test rides first and see if there are any adverse effects from the chassis damage. If not, simply ignore it and enjoy the ride  ;D Should there be any probems it can be sorted  :)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #32 on: 15, February, 2011 - 19:16:37 »
I'd take it out for a couple of test rides first and see if there are any adverse effects from the chassis damage. If not, simply ignore it and enjoy the ride  ;D Should there be any probems it can be sorted  :)

Ive just taken it out for a brief run around the block, did a test while in the middle of a flat road and let go of the handlebars and their was no swerving or slight steering to the left or right  ;D

also managed to get it to go quite fast using the 'pedelec' method and didn't require too much energy so all good on that front.

Therefore I am going to ignore it and I am very much enjoying the ride and the funny looks i get from people  ;D

however on the left set of LEDs on the pod, its functioning as far as a red LED lights up when I push the power button but isn't it supposed to go through yellow to green while using the pedals at the same time  ???

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #33 on: 18, February, 2011 - 16:28:54 »
Hi All


Ive managed to purchase a chassis off marra from this forum. Therefore I have stripped down my c5 in preperation for the new chassis to turn up.

Pics:

This photo shows just how badly bent the chassis was:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5456493256/

Pic from the rear end of the chassis showing the unusual modification to the chassis and the bend in the chassis:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5456494892/

Pic of the chassis modification from the 'motor side'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5455886159/

Pic of the chassis modification from the 'brake side'
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5455886581/

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #34 on: 18, February, 2011 - 17:58:16 »
The chassis has certainly been modified, I imagine it originally bent in the usual "elbow" section on the brake side so the previous owner straightened it and tried to strengthen it at the same time.

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #35 on: 21, February, 2011 - 20:58:09 »
Hey All

My new chassis from marra turned up today and I have spent most of my evening rebuilding most of my C5 with the new chassis. below are some pics:


The new Chassis:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5465697063/

The body on the chassis but very grubby as I ended up with very very greasy and oily hands  :P:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5465695649/


A cool little compass I got from halfords that looks quite nice on the c5:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5465696311/in/photostream/

....and it lights up when you push down on the ball!  ;D:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5466293010/in/photostream/

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #36 on: 21, February, 2011 - 23:03:49 »
awesome! how much was the postage for the chassis?

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #37 on: 22, February, 2011 - 06:38:03 »
awesome! how much was the postage for the chassis?

£20.50 so not bad really

Chassis was £64

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #38 on: 22, February, 2011 - 15:24:36 »
Inluded was the black 'A' frame done in black.  ;)

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #39 on: 22, February, 2011 - 20:19:20 »
Inluded was the black 'A' frame done in black.  ;)

indeed it was, forgot to mention that, many thanks marra :)

ive taken it out for a spin and its a much smoother ride than the old bent chassis!.

when pedaling i heard a clunk and the chain slipped off, after inspection i found out that the chain tensioner had moved out of position (ive been battling with it for hours tonight before taking it out for the spin, bloody y retainer has worn out  :-[, therefore i will be ordering a new one from the shop )



I am very pleased with the chassis and A frame marra  ;D!

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #40 on: 22, February, 2011 - 20:44:13 »
 :o You have it built already ! Nice one, that was quick. ..... Or have you got a production line going on over there  8) .

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #41 on: 03, March, 2011 - 19:31:03 »
:o You have it built already ! Nice one, that was quick. ..... Or have you got a production line going on over there  8) .

nope just dedicated to my hobbies  ;D

More Photos:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5494538129/
(my C5 sporting Red Nose Day monster)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5494538473/in/photostream/
(my push to make switch for the horn)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5495131526/in/photostream/
(pic of wiring and rear end of chassis)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5494539213/in/photostream/
(pic of 12v buzzer for horn)


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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #42 on: 03, March, 2011 - 23:54:48 »
Hi Peckishere,

Nice job so far. Well done, but what is the red nose hiding? Your radar? :D

Frank

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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #43 on: 08, March, 2011 - 17:40:11 »
I'm nearly finished!  ;D


I got my front wheel cover in the post today, just taken a quick pic to show everyone how it looks :)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5509308619/



I have 2 things left to sort out now which is the Boot and the pod (some of you may have seen my post in the C5 support section).

I have taken 2 photos of the boot just to show you how rubbishy the boot that I got with the c5 is.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5509321741/in/photostream/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/59177467@N07/5509322141/in/photostream/

as you can see on the last of the 2 photos that my boot isn't actually a 'boot' as it only protects the inside from weather  :'( but I hope to source one down soon


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Re: My C5 under restoration / cleaning (photos)
« Reply #44 on: 09, March, 2011 - 06:15:28 »
Hope you find a boot mate, it will really finish it off for you, you have done a nice job getting your C5 back on the road.

Retro Andy.