Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dia de Los Vespino pt. 2

Here's the video that gabe put together from Saturday. Bear with the long drill start intro...

Here's some more photos from the day that I stole from Gabe's blog

Gettin' my hair did..THANKS MAGS!.

In bummer news, while cleaning out the rear wheel hub to hopefully improve my rear brakes, I noticed this...

A cracked mag! It's cracked almost halfway through. Here's a close up...

What a freaking bummer. Now I'm trying to source a new wheel. I know that I can get one from Spain, but I have a small lead on one in the US (strangely enough). Fingers crossed...The other option however is to try and weld this one back together. I'm told by Francesc from vespino.es that I can "solder weld aluminum" or so that's what google translate tells me he says. I'll have to look into that option as well.

5 comments:

  1. it's good to hear that thing running, looks pretty fast from that vid. bummer on the wheel though. and yes, team zissou unite!

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  3. Waahooo! That is too bad about the rim, if you don't find a new one you could probably find someone who knows how to weld it. I remember when that thing was nothing but a pile of rust and spider webs, great job!!

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  4. you can tig weld aluminum, it will be just fine.

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