more pictures

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by retro_racer, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Here's a couple more,any questions just ask Rod.

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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    that's the detail i was sooo looking forward to :)

    my dreambike involves an old-school briggs & stratton minibike engine, you've made my bike-viewing day with this post, i love that tank 8)
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    beautiful...just beautiful
    :shock: :shock:
     
  4. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    WOW that thing is beautiful just a brillant bike. i love the work you did to it good work. :smile:
     
  5. boardtracker

    boardtracker Guest

    Great job on the bike Rod! :D
     
  6. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    I love it! No pedals! :)
     
  7. Maddaddy

    Maddaddy Guest

    Very, Very nice bike! Turn of the century style, Four stroke sound and Frame-centered tank... Gotta' love it.
     
  8. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Thanks guys for all the praise,and great comments.I'm hoping to make the next one.Alittle along the same line's,but more authentic.Oh yea it will have pedels too. :grin:
     
  9. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    Beautiful...! :evil:
     
  10. azvinnie

    azvinnie Guest

    nice ride RR, that bike is amazing kewl :shock:
     
  11. Great looking bike, I dig the tank. Board track bikes are making a comeback for sure.
     
  12. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Well the car show went off great.I'm glad thats over,but I'm alittle bumbed my little bike didn't get any trophy's.The response was great though,and I have the judging sheets.I even got a realy nice 8x10 picture of my bike free.
    There were times I was realy stressed out.Most of the show there were around atleast 5 people around my display.They had more questions than I had answeres.They freeked out when I told them the motor ran on alcohol,and was an easy 16+hp.
    When I get my 8x10 scanned I'll ad it to this post.I should also have some new pictures of my next project.Its almost done,and yes I have some in progress shots.Thanks To everyone in here :grin: :grin: Rod
     
  13. Retro Bike

    Very Nice!!! Tho the Enforcers in the Socialist Republic of Kalifornica would never let me street a bike like this!
    Augi, there is an example of "Inline Offset" that we were talking about, except he's using a chain primary so he can use that auto-clutch, then migrating into a belt-drive.
    To the builder, I'm currently working on another AM build, this time an OHV exposed pushrod, exposed rocker, modified Whizzer. This time I'm hoping to add a bunch of really cool detail. Feel free to PM me if you like.
    I'm looking forward to seeing waht you do next, Mike
     
  14. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    That is a fantastic bike...not sure how I missed it.

    Dan
     
  15. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    holy carp! thanks for waking this one up...there's a very home-buildable drivetrain, and i forgot all about it being here 8)
     
  16. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Augi,do you remember the pic.I posted it was of a bike I saw on Ebay?It used the pedal sproket as the rear drive sproket.You had mentioned that I left out the link to ebay.
    My next project is very simular to that bike.I pushed large bearings in the pedal housing,and used a 3/4 rod for a jackshaft.Thanks to Dax's 50T rear sproket.It will be all chain drive on one side.I'm using a rather large 2 stroke snowblower motor for power,and a standard bicycle frame.I did some reinforcing,and put an offset motor plate on the frame.I should have some pictures posted in a couple of days.I'm trying to get the frame primered,and in paint. :grin: Rod
     
  17. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Heres a couple of pictures of the new project
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  18. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Rod, did you make the first frame or was it from the early 1900's?
    Did you use conduit clamps to hold the tank to the top bar?
    Excellant work man!
    Keep it up!
    Doc
     
  19. retro_racer

    retro_racer Guest

    Hi Doc.
    No I made the first frame Doc,but this one is an old bicycle frame.It's been slightly modified as you can see in the pictures.I added the straight top bar,motor plate,bracing,ignition plate(side of seat post),and the footboards.Oops,and the brake pedal with a mount for the return spring.I also removed all the teeth on the original drive sproket,and added an activator arm.So it will use the coaster brake on the rear.Before I forget yes those are a conduit clamps on the first one.There easy to get,and are very authentic looking.
    The next one uses a skinny round tank.I had to fab some straps,and made my own clamps(like the conduit clamps).I'll have some more pictures soon.That fender is also the real deal.Its made from a teens front fender.It fits great,but has about 8 different layers of paint. :grin: I also had to led in some dents,and holes.I'm also thinking about mounting a teens(Indian) chainguard.
     
  20. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    You can tell that you are meticulous. Damn Fine work. keep the pics comming in.
    Doc
     
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