New pics of refitted bike , wheels tyre fork

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by simonjohnwilmer, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Got my bike back together , got some wheels , 24x2.125 , they are about 35mms wide , New Thick Brick on the front , Kenda on the back , cut down bent springer fork , this bike has evolved very nicely , just need to do the brakes and figure out how to make it legal.
     

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  2. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Bike is great,luv the 24 inch tires gives it a real nice look.Did you make the frame?If so very nice.How is the springer action after cutting it down?
     
  3. Thanks ..The Fork works pretty good but I havent had much riding time as yet , just got the back brakes working , so hopefully I can try her out soon , the frame is kinda half built by me , I kept the oval bottom tube and rear wheel stays from a bike I cut up a while back , I will make some new rear stays tho as I want a bit more length behind the seat tube , just an inch or so .
     
  4. WhizBangAndy

    WhizBangAndy Member

    Really Neat build on that one! Good Luck on the Sorting!:tt1:
     
  5. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    That's a great job Simon. A front disc will help stop her but the whole thing looks just fantastic now.
     
  6. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    That is looking really good. I like everything about it.
    The bigger tires really set it off well.
     
  7. Thanks for the positive comments everyone , its a great ride , smooth, handles nice and light , I am running V brakes front and rear right now , waiting for a new disc and caliper .
     
  8. heres a few shots of work done this week , replaced the mid chain split idler with Sturmey A 3spd hub , have to make an old school suicide shift, tidied up the engine mount at the same time .
     

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  9. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    She's brill Simon. Where did you get the springers with v-brake bosses? Micargi?
    That GB cover spoils the good looks and I wonder if you really need it. Would your pants get pulled into the pulley without the cover?
     
  10. Ive had my pants caught a few times briefly so I decided to put it on ,it grows on you after a while , that springer I made out of a bent one ,welded bosses on , Ive bought Micargi ones from Helden that have bosses .
     
  11. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo Member

    Awesome bike. What kind of speed are you getting out of it, how many horses? What are the dimensions overall? Looks like a cool bike for parades and such, even if it isn't legal (just took mine to a parade) where the police said it was ok as long as I stayed in the parade. Actually wound up with a lot of room to show mine off. I have a grass airfield to ride at and am searching for other "event" venues.
     
  12. scooterpimp

    scooterpimp Banned

    The Coolest thing is its still uses pedals , unlike alot of custom builds i have seen. Cool!!!
     
  13. WhizBangAndy

    WhizBangAndy Member

    Super Cool Bike!

    Love that you used the Steumy Archer Hub as the freewheel for the pedals. Build quality looks like its up with Helmutt's. Great Job!:tt1:
     
  14. Thanks everyone , Im halfway thru making a new springer fork , this one will be more of a WLA etc Harley type set up , not real happy with the bicycle springers performance over larger bumps in the road .
     
  15. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Girder style rigid (rear) fork with holes?
    I love how those look!
     
  16. Just the early Harley springer style with the four springs , trying to make it look like it fits the bikes look . its coming along.
     
  17. Hoodoo

    Hoodoo Member

    A friend of mine is backdating an OCC Schwin to a 20's-30's look and I recommended a monarch style twin spring and wondered how it would look on your bike....but it sounds like you are going a step up from that.
     
  18. I like Monarch forks but they are a bit expensive to justify for me , shipping from the U.S an all , anyway I got some springs from inside various sizes of telescopic forks to make a beefier fork for this bike , its a scaled down Harley style of springer , I think a monarch type would be nice on my Schwinn so I will make one with some of the lighter springs .
     
  19. Heres a look at the almost finished springer , still have to make the top plate so the bars are about five inches too high , just stuck the gooseneck in the steer tube for now , the fork works well but needs heavier coils , and I need to finish the caps that retain the top springs .
    Took a fair chunk of time to get this fork to this point but its almost done and I think it makes the bike .
     

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  20. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Those forks came out nice! You certainly do good work.
     
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