Dr. J's Bikes

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Dr. J., Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

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    These bike were as much fun to build as to ride! :>)

    Dr. J.
     

  2. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    Damn, those bikes look so good! What size motor does that last bike have?
     
  3. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

    Thanks Tom for the kudos! All of the bikes have 80cc (70cc) King's motors. The best upgrades so far have been the new style clutch lever (all but the top bike), chain roller (inline skate wheel), and 510 BMX chain.

    Dr. J.
     
  4. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    frount hub

    What is the deal with that frount hub? Is that a drum brake?
     
  5. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

    Yes it is a drum. Front and back are Grubee heavy spoke aluminum wheels.
     
  6. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    really nice looking bikes, Dr. J. 8)

    i wish there was a large frame classic cruiser for me to work with, i like the look so much...
     
  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    USA Today- Dec 12 p. 7c mentioned some HIGH dollar bikes, plus this $550 Amsterdam Cruiser

    http://www.electrabike.com/06_new/flash_index.html

    Other high tech gadgets were Thump Pro sunglasses with mp3 capacity, and a LED light from knogusa.com for $28.
     
  8. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Wheels

    Must have those wheels. How much for wheel with drum brake?
     
  9. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

    I bought both wheels on ebay for $100.00 a few months ago. You might check with Mike Simpson to see if he still sells them.
     
  10. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    Mike Simpson

    What is his member name on e-bay?
     
  11. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

  12. Cookie

    Cookie Guest

    really nice looking bikes, Dr. J.

    i wish there was a large frame classic cruiser for me to work with, i like the look so much...

    Augie TRECK has some large beach crusers with coasters that is what we got for Sutan and he is 6'4" I think we paid around 250.00 for it and it is a good sturdy bike.

    Cookie
     
  13. nogoodnic42

    nogoodnic42 Guest

  14. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    thanks, bothaya, but i really really gotta have a 21" or larger mens' frame...

    my "sabrina II" is a 22" frame, and i've never had a better fit :)
     
  15. erikvilla

    erikvilla Guest

    Where do you get those top chain tensioners that look like roller blade wheels? or do you have to make them? i need some thing like that for the top of my chain.
     
  16. Dr. J.

    Dr. J. Guest

  17. etheric

    etheric Guest

    The bike I think Cookie is refering to is a Trek "Classic" and they are 229.99 msrp, come in a 21"; in vivid blue, candy red, metallic bronze, and metallic black/dark silver. I just took a look at one on the floor and I'm not so sure an engine would mount in easily...maybe. The womens bike could take one though I think. This info is in regards to the '07s only.

    Not that anyone needs a new bike, but just to fill in the information gaps for future reference.[/b]
     
  18. tirebiter

    tirebiter Guest

    That was my guide roller in the link Cookie referred to. After re-reading that it does sound complicated. Using a seat clamp like you did is nice and clean...easy too. :grin: Having that roller sure keeps the chain rolling smooth.

    I like your bikes. They look comfortable and safe with plenty of brakes. :cool: I've got a drum brake setup to put on one of these days.
     
  19. Joshboy

    Joshboy Guest

    why would you want drum brakes they are way less efficient... (in cars at least)
     
  20. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Drum Brakes on a Bicycle

    Drum brakes are great! Check out an 18 wheeler and see what kid of brakes they have!

    I have used a drum brakes on my bike and it stopped me better than rim brakes.
     
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