Irish John's Bikes

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Irish John, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Alloy 7a.jpg

    Alloy 7c.jpg

    Alloy 7e.jpg

    Alloy 7b.jpg Here are some pictures of my 4-stroke bike project using a Schwinn Cruiser plus one of my workshop with some current 2 stroke bike projects:
    I'm using a 2-stroke in the Schwinn until I figure out the 4-stroke rig to use.

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  2. Cool! That table pretty much sums up my table as well.
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice bikes :D
    they need some MBc stickers ! :D
  4. Nice workshop... your bikes look really nice too.
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Very nice. Both the bikes, and the work space.
  6. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    You're right

    I've ordered some MBc stickers for the tanks. I've used the stickers before but only on other people's bikes I've built.
  7. eltatertoto

    eltatertoto Guest

    nice rides! did u custom make that lift? im guessing yes. looks pretty cooldefinately need stickers
  8. highrider

    highrider Guest

    Looks good!
  9. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Hi Eltatertoto, By "lift" I presume you mean the bike workstand. It's an old heavy duty workshop stand that was standing out the back of a small hardware & bike shop in a small town called Mullumbimby. I asked if it was for sale and got it for Aus $30. It has a swivel so I can rotate the bike but the clamp isn't much use for my Schwinn cruiser which has two thin top bars. Nevertheless I can clamp it on but not swivel it. Since I got the workstand my back isn't so sore.
  10. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Very cool Irish!! Looks like you got it together!!
  11. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    Thanks guys. My latest project

    Thanks for your kind comments guys and some ace advice. Here's a picture of a bike I'm building for a mate. It's a Giant Cypress 21" frame with 700C wheels so it will probably go faster than the 26" wheels I'm used to. I spent ages hunting for a comfortable cheap bike and chose this one. I needed double wall rims which ruled out a lot of other bikes and has anyone noticed that the current fashion for sloping top bar on bikes makes fitting a HT 70cc engine harder - that's why it's a 21" frame. The suspended saddle post will have to go because it makes the seat too high in relation to the handlebars.
    I've put high rise handlebars on for comfort. The 700C wheel has a thinner tyre than a 26" wheel but I think that will be OK apart from wearing tyres out quicker. One thing I didn't notice until I bought the bike was that the seat tube is a thicker diameter than I've ever come accross and the two engine studs only fit on either side if I force them. This worries me even though it is only about 1mm too wide either side. I just didn't look for that in the shop cos I wasn't expecting it. I've played around with the way I'm fitting it to the frame and I think it should be pretty secure. Wonder if the sideways tension on the studs will crack the engine casing or ruin the seat tube. I hope not. I'm sick of the HT and can't wait to start my Honda 50cc kit but Grubee doen't have a supplier in Australia yet. Wonder would they ship from USA to here. They are cheaper in US than here cos you are a big market and we are a tiny captive market.

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