Cubs tribute 4-stroke shifter build

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by KCvale, Nov 7, 2016.

  1. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    This new 'themed' 4-stroke shifting build I just started today is for local Cubs fans.
    There are 100's of thousands of them here, especially in the winter months and spring training.
    Basically just another of my 10G 4-stroke shifting builds, but with a custom one of a kind cubs paint job.

    By all rights it should be a white paint job with the Cubs logo on the frames gas tank, but maybe cubs blue would be better since white is so hard to keep clean.

    Your thoughts?
     

  2. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    Go with the white. It's what your market expects a Cubs bike to be. Upkeep of the white surface is something they should have considered when they designed the shirts- Not your problem. :)
     
  3. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    You need like half a baseball for the petrol cap. or a seat that looks like its made from a baseball . Little things like that make it really special
     
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  4. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Yes, a baseball theme is important but I don't want to 'gob it up' too much.
    Baseball fuel cap and maybe a baseball bat exhaust should be enough.

    I agree it needs to be white but being a cleaner 4-stroke shifter there will be little engine related mess.

    This is the fame I'll be using sitting on a pair of old rims so the new, thicker 1/4" aluminum motor plate was welded on dead level.

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    Once the frame is white I'll see whatever parts can be Cubs blue.
    This a 'no buyer' build with my own money but if it don't sell quickly I'll put it up for auction on E-bay and see what it will fetch.
     
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  5. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    I take it you are going to vinyl sticker the bike ? Or full paint job .I didn't think of a bat muffler lol even better if it comes off at will .
     
  6. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I have one of the best vinyl sticker makers in the country right down the street, they make my KC's Kruiser's engine stickers so yes, stickers, I just haven't got the design I want down yet.
     
  7. KTOKTO

    KTOKTO Active Member

    I like the motor mount plate.
     
  8. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Thanks, I really like that making my own rock solid welded in base perfectly set for a 4-stroke with my 10G is so perfect the engine mount holes are just simple holes, not slots ;-}

    I needed something standard, and what better than the Skyhawk gas tank fame with a disc brake mount on the frame?

    Anyway, what I am building these days is not cheap, but my dream of the perfect reliable commuter I set out to build works great, and I very happy with the results ;-}
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2016
  9. Randall

    Randall Member

    Baseball fuel cap and maybe a baseball bat exhaust should be enough.

    --- SWEET :)
     
  10. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    A cubs tribute bike should be painted pink.
     
  11. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    What kind of rear hub is that?
     
  12. Randall

    Randall Member

    Why pink?
     
  13. Randall

    Randall Member

    Almost looks like a fat tire hub.
     
  14. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    An old dead NuVinci Developers Kit computer controlled automatic internal shifting hub.
    The rims on the frame were just used to get the bike level for welding the plate in, not what is going on the actual build.
     
  15. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    When do you start ? I know some are cheap o but. blue colored tyre's on white frame looks good . stands out
     
  16. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Maybe worth a look, but the Fito doner bike comes with 3" Kenda Flames.
     
  17. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    So I got a call from a local guy this morning about one of my gas tank frame 4-stroke shifters and we talked a bit.
    He wanted to know if I had anything built for sale and I told him no, but that I had a build in the bay to make the Cubs Tribute Build and he freaked out!

    He is a Chicago transplant and huge Cub's fan and as I told him what I planned to do he claimed it on the spot hehe.

    I'll have his funding tonight to build it up the way I envision it and it don't get much cooler than that for me right now ;-}
     
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  18. Randall

    Randall Member


    WOW, very COOL!
     
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