Chapter 5 - Front Disc Brake and Radiator Mount
Here's where I left things in 2016. Wheels were sorta sorted out, with spacers and whatnot, seat was just resting there with no actual attachment:
So technically I started the disc brake conversion in 2016, but I didn't like that I mounted it on the left side with the caliper facing forward, and it also wasn't aligned as well as I would have liked. But, it sat as shown in the picture above for three years. Life brought changes, distractions, etc. for the last few years. I had screwed around a bit with my Peugeot (Tillotson pumper carb), and got a nasty Motron for $60 and rebuilt the motor and got it running pretty well. But that was about it for mopeds.
Fast forward to about a month ago, when I finally got inspired to get heavy back into the General project, and started with a radiator mount. Not the most interesting thing, other than thinking it was stainless when it was galvanized - pretty interesting first weld!! Very white, very fuzzy, possibly dangerous?
I then moved the brake mount to the other fork leg, and got it positioned a little better. No flexing when fully applied, and basically no drag, taking advantage of the floating caliper design:
This work was kinda fun, so it triggered a full-on mad rush to get the bike finished, or at least almost entirely fabricated.