Parts pile

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Alaskavan, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I can tell that this site is goig to play heck with my spare time. I was looking at my parts pile today, thinking about paring it down some. It got a bit crumpled while I was plowing snow this winter. And there, lurking in the corner, the next major drain on my time. Now where was that pile of weed whackers? Tomorrow I'll pull it out of there and take a good look at it.
     

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  2. JE

    JE Guest

    Sweet trike.Should be a good start for a motorized bike.I like the bike pile.
     

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  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    as long as the part you need, isn't on the bottom of the pile:eek:
    the trike should make an interesting project !:cool:
     
  4. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I pulled it out into the open today. Bent and missing wheels. Bent chain ring. The freewheel on the rear sproket was frozen, but a gentle application of the correct tool freed it up.
     

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  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    if at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer !!! :D:p:D
    sounds and looks like the begining of a nice build
     
  6. JE

    JE Guest

    cool.Any Idea who made the bike.
     
  7. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I see a pile of "art" sitting there.

    (Course, I'm going slowly blind i thinks.)
     
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    HEY Bro.....get that hammer away from that trike.....hahahaha!

    Unless it really needs a whack or 2 !:D
     
  9. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I was going to ask if anyone recognizes the style of frame. It's got so much funky paint on it. There's no hint of a Mfg. name. I'm hoping someone can give me advice on disassembling the rear axles. If I have to, I'll use the "correct tool" on it again. Probably have to re-fabricate it then (50/50 chance). I'll try to get another picture up here.

    There is the remains of a red, white, and blue decal on the seat tube.
     

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  10. Herrmanator8

    Herrmanator8 Guest

    im shure you could look day and night for that one part you need, and just because you need that part...it wont be there.

    jon
     
  11. JE

    JE Guest

    Check this web site out.Someone on there should be able to help you identify it. thecabe.com
     
  12. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    I need a bike parts mountain in my back yard. Alaska must be a cool place to live. All of them wrecked bikes are from people who got new bikes and wiped out on the ice.
     
  13. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    My first 3-wheel project

    The parts pile is an amazing and amusing thing. I run a sanitation transfer station and junk yard here. People pay me $.13 a lb. to take thier bikes. I get 3 or 4 a year that just need a little oil on the chain and air in the tires. I give those to people that need 'em.
    It ended up that the "correct tool" wasnt sufficient to extract the broken axle. I had to find another way. Fortunately, I'm not planing to reuse the bearings. I figure I'll lace another rim onto the hub I have, and I'll figure out how to attach a 24" rear wheel to the side with the broken axle and missing hub. I'm planing on using a friction drive in the begining, but I might want gears over there in the long run. I am concerned about stability. There isn't anything for the outside end of the axle to connect to. Any ideas?
     

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  14. Haggard

    Haggard Guest

    Hi
    I am presently building my first trike also, having started about a month ago.
    Have built appprox 20 motorized 2 wheelers but have never even seen or ridden a trike.
    Did lots of homework prior to starting and have accumulated over 200 pics of different trike designs, axle setups, etc.
    Have them in an album on My SPACE at the moment .
    Might be helpful.
    Good luck
    ~Haggard
    http://http://schithawks.spaces.live.com/?lc=4105
    theres a couple different photo albums click on the trike designs album
     
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  15. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Hi Haggard
    That address doesn't seem to take me anywhere. Perhaps something about the setup on my computer.
     
  16. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    I have a parts pile (no insane bike kustomizer/builder should be without one!) But the yard nazis came along, so now it is with all my other parts and such 45 mimnutes away. Kinda stinks, because now if I need a part, i can't just go in the back yard and dig around, I have to waste gas and time driving to get it.
    Dang ol' nosey (Mrs. Kravitz) neighbor...!
    Parts piles and spare bikes are invaluable IMHO.
    I don't recognize that trike frame/make at all, but it looks like a fun project!!!
    Hey if you get the chance there's a great book out there called 'Atomic Zombies Bike Builder's Bonanza'
    I got mine from the local Border's, but it's available on Amazon too. I highly recomend it to anyone into odd, cool, kustom homebuilt bikes...
     
  17. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    I have a hammer just like that. I call it my Huffy universal alignment tool. works everytime!
     
  18. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    heheheh...

    ROTFLM(backside)O!!!!!!
    That's great!!! I should go to harbor freight to buy a big hammer then attach one of my old Huffy headbages to it, for humorous display effect in the shop!!!
    Oh that's rich...!:p
     
  19. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    I was looking at the parts of the trike while I mused about how I'll attach the rear left wheel. I decided that I didn't like the forks on the trike. It has a 7" head, so it took a bit of looking to find one that would fit. (Yes, it was on the bottom of the pile). The new forks give me a 26" front wheel (rear wheels are 24") and have braze ons to acomodate new brakes. The front brake is the only one it'll have, so I want it to work well. The rear wheel I laced last night looks good so far. It still needs some tightening. We'll see how long it stays true.

    While I was digging in the parts pile, I found a nice big cushy sprung seat for my TREK. Bonus.
     

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  20. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Slooowly but surely

    It has wheels. The motor drive wheel is just tacked on. I need to come up with a bracing system. I have it in my mind. I just need to do some cutting and welding. It's tough to find the time to work on it. Oops. I was going to post some pictures of it, but I think I broke the server. Oh well. Later.
     
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