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Not Smart but Done

#260163 by dusty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:09 pm

I've been waiting for assistance that never came so I reassembled my Mark V Model 520 without assistance. The only part that was questionable was mounting the headstock.

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260165 by Hobbyman2 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:44 pm

looks good to me good job

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260166 by rjent » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:27 pm

Done like the Pro you are Dusty. Looks likes you done it right! :cool:

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1951 10 ER S/N ER 44570 -- Reborn 9/16/14
1950 10 ER S/N ER 33479 Reborn July 2016
1950 10 ER S/N ER 39671
1951 jigsaw
1951 !0 ER #3 in rebuild
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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260168 by john_001 » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:43 pm

Well done! I'm going to remember that one.

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260169 by dusty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:51 pm

Thanks, Dick

I believe it is put together correctly but lifting that headstock by myself was not wise. I have a hip and a knee that can give up on me without notice.

However, putting it up on the extension table and then adjusting the carriage to lineup the tubes with the holes in the headstock worked really slick. Once I had the tubes in contact with the headstock it became quite stable. Lifting and sliding it onto the tubes from there was effortless.

However, I would hesitate to do it again. I could have lost control of that headstock very easily and I understand that they don't bounce.

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260182 by ChrisNeilan » Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:54 pm

dusty wrote:Thanks, Dick

I believe it is put together correctly but lifting that headstock by myself was not wise. I have a hip and a knee that can give up on me without notice.

However, putting it up on the extension table and then adjusting the carriage to lineup the tubes with the holes in the headstock worked really slick. Once I had the tubes in contact with the headstock it became quite stable. Lifting and sliding it onto the tubes from there was effortless.

However, I would hesitate to do it again. I could have lost control of that headstock very easily and I understand that they don't bounce.


It’s not the hip or knee we are worried about Dusty, it’s your ticker!

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260184 by dusty » Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:08 pm

ChrisNeilan wrote:
dusty wrote:Thanks, Dick

I believe it is put together correctly but lifting that headstock by myself was not wise. I have a hip and a knee that can give up on me without notice.

However, putting it up on the extension table and then adjusting the carriage to lineup the tubes with the holes in the headstock worked really slick. Once I had the tubes in contact with the headstock it became quite stable. Lifting and sliding it onto the tubes from there was effortless.

However, I would hesitate to do it again. I could have lost control of that headstock very easily and I understand that they don't bounce.


It’s not the hip or knee we are worried about Dusty, it’s your ticker!


I truly appreciate the concern but with the help of my pace maker and my full time heart monitor the ticker is not a problem. Went to the cardiologist for a six month checkup just last week. Echo indicates a strong heart and I have had no afib events during the last six months. Normal rhythm and good oxygen levels and blood pressure.

I have six great grand kids whose graduations I want to witness. I have to hang in there.

My wife and I are looking for recumbent bikes to help insure that. The problem then will be parking space in the garage/shop.

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Re: Not Smart but Done

#260245 by JethrowClampett » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:14 pm

I did the same thing when I received my Mark 7. Totally dissembled and re-assembled to get into the basement by myself. I think the only difficult was the weight of the head stock (appx 80-90 lbs). Other than that was an easy job and a better understanding on how eveythings fits together. Everything lined up afterward.

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