My bike (updated 11/5/14)

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by dotcom, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. dotcom

    dotcom Member

    amendment #2 did not pass on the ballot last night in Florida for medical marijuana by 3% but here is my personal bike (latest build). Upgrades are the head, long extension muffler, NGK wire, NGK boot (cap), NGK spark plug, 3hole sprocket adapter with 44t sprocket, engine mounted chain tensioner. I think the only things I want to change on this bike are the rear mounted gas tank with a custon tank, a new seat and new back wheel with 11g spokes for my heavy load. I don't have a working speedometer but im pretty sure it goes just around 30mph. I think for my next build I want something with a suspension so I can hit some trails.

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Cool. I think you spent your hard earned money in the right places on that bike.
    The voters of Arizona passed medical marijuana about a decade ago (I lived there at the time).
    The AZ legislature never took further action, so nothing ever changed. Same as it ever was in AZ.
     
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  3. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Decent

    Here's a picture of one still in boxes just waiting to be assembled, it's an original ZEP from what I've found out not a later copy but both are decent steel frames to begin with. I've got a few day work ahead and hope to get a picture and video posted soon. Get a jackshaft kit for that bike if it's a steel frame if not you may want to look at a few old bike's on eBay. The weight of the bike frame is slightly more than aluminum but much stronger and when you start in with adding suspension and brakes as well increasing final drive speed you don't want surprises.
     

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  4. dotcom

    dotcom Member

    if you plan to repaint that metal frame, I bought something called paint stripper from home depot for about 10 buck and it stripped the paint off the old metal frame with absolute ease and I still have half the bottle left. Here is the bike a just repainted and put together (wheels not painted yet) :
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  5. Robot

    Robot New Member

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  6. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Slow Start ..May take a minuet or two to complete this bike.
     
  7. dotcom

    dotcom Member

    I hope you don't have clearance issues. The motor mount area looks small but i guess you already thought of that. Looks like you possibly might just need to add an intake offset. Good luck
     
  8. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Thanks for the interest and I'm hoping not to blow up before the bike does..

    The bike is old but steady still working on it ..
     

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  9. dotcom

    dotcom Member

    that's a different looking intake offset. I thought you would need it. Does anyone know how to reduce vibration comming through the pedals
     
  10. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    wear softer shoes
     
  11. dotcom

    dotcom Member

    stupid question. I think the mount needs to be adjusted to reduce vibration through the pedals
     
  12. Zen builder

    Zen builder Member

    Not to mention, vibration at the seat, at 25-30 MPH. I only have so much "padding".
     
  13. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Jack Shaft instanllation on this 1930's Ward is advancing ..

    And I'd mention the engine will fit as well the shift kit but it will take additional filling on this frame/engine/shift kit..
     

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  14. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Well back to it for a second for anyone interested pictured was much more work than I'd hoped the assembly needed extra work near complete at this point it was only pure luck the soft aluminum fine thread assembly went together without finding the garbage can first..
     
  15. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Appears correct

    Just got done setting one side of a wheel with .8 mm diamond and no joke they are tiny but I got them set with a 1/16'' bit at ~.5 mm by eye surrounded by epoxy waiting to do the other side of the wheel that at $23.00 for 50 is one wheel 16 per side to start. I'm going to attempt to use fine silver pads on a side pull against this surface on this old bike all though the weight is less than an estimated 90 lbs. finished The Nexus 3 speed and jackshaft will be quick to 35 mph I'd like to get it back to zero quick as well. That Schwinn must be a lot heavier steel pipe than this Ward to stuff that gigantic engine in the frame and control it without worry.. good luck looks a professional build ..But if that frame is the same gauge pipe as what I'm working on I'd suggest you save that engine until you can find a Cadillac..
     

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  16. Robot

    Robot New Member

    Well I 'll reply to my own post after drilling a tiny setting for a trace amount of tiny cut diamonds ,I'm needing now to enlarge to the setting slightly and order up rough to fill that setting which is ~ 1.4 mm deep 4 05 mm in dia. this judged by the size of the stones I have @.8 mm
    I'll say even 3mm won't likely be to small so rough diamonds @ 10 carats or so will be next I'll need to rough up the surface of setting with a small file I'm now searching for on eBay to allow the epoxy a good surface to bond to on the double wall wheel set. these a decent wheels and
    Should handle the heat and friction with the inserted stones and once the solid silver brake are broken in the stones should glitter like a Fat Chinaman's wallet..
     
  17. Chain Driven

    Chain Driven New Member

    I like that long pipe you have on the muffler. Also for a speedometer, I bought one of these things and its on my bike right now: http://www.ebay.com/itm/191413399720 (I don't work for this guy, its just a suggestion)
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  18. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    I use those speedo's for 26" wheels too.
    Nothing fancy or particularly strong, but a pretty good indication of speed with a glance and provided you don't accidently reset the odometer a good indicator of distance.
     
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