Keith Williams has arrived!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by williamsk1936@yahoo.com, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. I had one heck of a time registering. I finally figured out my username had a dot after it. Here I am. :grin: I am 72, live in Bartlesville Ok., 50 mi. North of Tulsa.
    I have owned about 145 motorcycles, still have about 7, but still have a soft place for designing and building motorbikes. Currently I am building a Lotus 7 clone (Locost) from scratch so bikes are on the back burner. I am doing the confuser thing because being out of work, I am spending a lot of time watching Sarah and John while I communicate. This is an area I am comfortable with, having built about 14 motorbikes since the 1st one in the
    7th grade. It was a Briggs WI from a washing machine. 5/8 hp, suction mixing valve, splash oiler. It hauled me 10 blocks to highschool all week for a little square tank of fuel. No brakes or clutch, but I used my shoe soles on the front wheel and thus invented "stoppies" and 3 or 4 licks with the leg and it was running again. It was good to me and kindled a love that lasts today.
    When I grew up, things were crude and I did the best I could with dad's tools and depended a lot on freebys from dad's friends to build with. A mechanically inclined kid has an unfair advantage among men in mechanical business. After awhile, you become a pest and have to start paying your own way. Somewhere else I will give you an essay I wrote for fun covering the construction details on my latest which is a Monarch bike with a 5-1/2 HP Chinese OHV motor and featuring a 3-speed Sturmey-Archer rear hub tranny as a jackshaft,and a friction wheel outboard of the motor pulley (clothes dryer support wheel)that drives a bicycle lighting generator full-time. I also had this one powder coated, but moreover it gives a look at what it was like growing up in the late 40's and 50's with motorbikes. I am also an old freeflight and R/C modeler and raced model gas boats as well as sail and row. I enjoy machine work and built a 600 sq.ft. metal shop to house my machine tools. I would urge all to register with www.metalmeet.com and learn all the tricks. They are good craftsmen and generous with their answers and advice. There are plans for building English wheels, helve and plannishing hammers, etc. I have belonged for several years. Keith(trackfodder)Williams
     
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2008

  2. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc. I look forward to seeing pics of your bike.
     
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Welcome and I bow down in your direction. I'd love to see your latest work.
     
  4. JE

    JE Guest

    Welcome.I also collect vintage bicycles and have had a few Monark's.I'd love to see you're current project.
     
  5. psmcd

    psmcd Member

    Howdy Kieth,

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing more of your creations.
     
  6. terrence

    terrence Member

    Hi Keith, new member to new member, welcome.
     
  7. psmcd

    psmcd Member

    Monarch

    Somewhere else I will give you an essay I wrote for fun covering the construction details on my latest which is a Monarch bike with a 5-1/2 HP Chinese OHV motor and featuring a 3-speed Sturmey-Archer rear hub tranny as a jackshaft,and a friction wheel outboard of the motor pulley (clothes dryer support wheel)that drives a bicycle lighting generator full-time.

    I'm really curious about this one Keith.
     
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