I am a 27,brazilian applied mathematician ( no i am not a teacher, i am specialized in animal health...long story ) and for a while i have been wanting to post a ible, and buy a dirtsurf.
Well the problem is that here we did not have dirtsruf, and importing one is was out of question, finally i came across a guy selling a really good "generic" one in a different state and at a very reasonable price (around ($375 including shipping fee). Of course it is not the same quality (its made out of steel not aluminum), wood shape, so its way heavier but the overall quality is pretty good, 20" wheels, disc brake and all the stuff.
So i took the guts and bought it. The main reason why i wanted one besides the fun it promised is that i am planning on transforming it to electric using a regular bike kit (crystalite or something similar) and using it to commute to work.
Being the way i am i had to upgrade it somehow!, so this ible is about how i managed to assemble it and give it a few upgrades (more to come)
Disclaimer: sorry for the bad english, its not my main lenguage, and sorry once again for the bad pics, only had my cell camera!
Step 1: Assemble
1 - assemble tires (inner tube, tires, rim)
2 - attach tires to sub chassis ( there are 2 one to front and one to back) - pay attention to propperly align the rear wheel so the disc brake is somewhat alligned, we will fine tune it later
3 - join the 2 chassis usind the deck/shape, just simple screw it together, it will only fit one way!
4 - the brake adjustments is a little bit pain, cause its besically a trial and error, but what you have to do is thigthen or lose the screws that support the brake so its propperly alligned, a good tip is to keep the wheel turnig whilist doing it.
5 - ajust the brake lever, not fancy about it just follow the cable and losen the bolt, pull the cable to de desire length and then screw it back! (tip for first lessons try to keep it really close so it activates the brake fast, trust me its easier this way)
sorry for few pictures, i was so excited about my new toy that i just rushed into putting everything together!