First "commercial" build...

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by hybrid, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Been riding my bike back and forth to work. Had a co-worker approach me
    and ask how much I'd charge to make him a bike. I said I thought I could
    do it for right around $400. The following Monday he showed up with $600
    and told me to get to work. Finished with everything minus mounting the engine, lights, mirrors, etc. Will finish this weekend and post more pics....
     

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Nice looking bike.

    keep us posted.
     
  3. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Thank you. It was a SMURF blue Ross that I had sitting around
    my garage. It was a nice sturdy frame though so I sanded, primered,
    painted and then added about a ton of urethane. I don't know squat about
    how to powder coat but my formula seemed to work. After that I took it
    to my Bicycle shop close by and they installed everything. They were real
    reasonable and did phenomenal work. Indy Bicycle Garage - Shamelss plug
    on their behalf. Least I could do!
     
  4. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Finished!

    Here it is....
     

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  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Looks like it's worth every penny with the increase in prices these days. Outstanding build. Did you change the hardware
     
  6. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Thank you for the reply and the kind words. Yeah, as these bikes make the transition from bicycle to motorbike, some things simply don't work as I
    initially envision them. This one needed a change in the seat and post
    and I went through three different rear wheel setups before I found the right fit.
    This bike isn't a speed demon. Tops out at about 40 MPH. It is however the most comfortable ride I've ever built. You could ride this bike from here in Indy
    to Ohio and I bet your back wouldn't hurt at all. My buyer was very happy with it and really that's all I care about.
     
  7. Billyshears

    Billyshears New Member

    that is one classy motorbike! Inspiring.....Thanks
     
  8. 2strokepoke

    2strokepoke Member

    what is that thing on the handlebars? is it a bag or what?
     
  9. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    T%here appears that no bag is mounted. From the right side (4th picture) you will see the fuel tank behind the handle bars (looks like a bag) . Head lights, center mast. Nice looking bike..Is the stock spark plug and wire installed?
     
  10. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Yes, no bag there. There are 2 Chinese 56 LED Lights that I've mounted
    next to each other but yeah no bag. SO.....Quit my job this past week to
    work on orders and just fix up bikes (both motorized and non motorized)
    Sort of Forrest Gumped My way into this whole thing. I'll keep everyone on
    here posted on my progress and I'm available if anyone runs into a problem
    that they just can't figure out. Lord Knows I intend to hit up the forum when
    I need a question answered. The Spark Plug - Yeah, just stock standard nothing special. Thanks for all the responses....
     
  11. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Up next.... Finished with the paint and pieced it all together
    tonight. Features a springer Banana Seat (Persons) to go
    with the springer front end. It's BIG! Should finish up on the
    tank this week and move on to the wider crank, etc. I'll post
    more pics again soon. Thanks for looking.
     

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  12. hybrid

    hybrid Member

    Daylight!...and some better pics of my next project in development.
    This is a Micargi Rover that I've painted. It's on it's way.....
     

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