Whereas at this time last night I was pretty dejected and resigned regarding actual success, I am cautiously optimistic at this time this night. As of now, I think there's at least a 50/50 chance the wheeliebike could still roll in November.
One of the big obstacles as of last night was how to deal with what I thought was a pretty messed up der hanger. It was not only the alignment, but I believed the threads were all messed up.
Glen. He loaned my this tap . . .
Glen, that's who.
I can't see any need for a front der on this flatlander. It would only add weight on the wrong side of the rotational axis. If I need a different chainring I can always do a manual adjustment.
It is my opinion that a front brake is totally unnecessary. For generally the same reason that the front der is not.
Wheelie dreams still continue to invade my conscious and subconscious mind, obviously.