srdavo's pics

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by srdavo, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Here's a pic of my 55 cc dirt bike I built in 2005.


    This is my Charcoal powered trike....
    59_122805_001_1.jpg I can't ride it....but a guy's gotta eat!

    and finally......
    59_nov22_021_1.jpg I call this, "Siamese Schwinns"

    I really enjoy this forum.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hey, srdavo, bring that q-bike up this way, i got the munchies 8)
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

    that dirtbike looks pretty sick. Was it hard to paint the cooling fins on the engine? Can you paint the rest of it?
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Thanks. The cooling fins came painted. I bought a couple Grubee 55cc's back in '04. This one sat in the box till last year. I'm sure the rest could be painted to match.

    Bar-b-q to buddy calls it " meals on wheels "
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    Meet Rusty....this is my first motor bike. I pedalled this bike for 3 years. A rescued 1953 Schwinn......the frame was the only thing left worth salvaging. (well worth it... in my mind haha) we're on our 4th fork....3rd seat.....3rd handlebars....2nd set of tires...2nd engine....& 2001st grin!!!but the rust is all origional. haha you could say we have a history.


    btw.....Rusty is hanging here because of a flat tire....& prolly a much needed rest. geez...I need to clean ,my garage...haha
    thats all I got...for now....
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  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    this pic was taken in 05


    my 2nd build, this bike has turned into my daily ride. 24 inch wheels. the stingray tires (front tires from the OCC Schwinn) have lasted a lot of miles, showing very little wear. I'm running a 48 cc skyhawk, with a 48 tooth sprocket. It runs flat out 27 mph & has excellent take-off. this bike begs to be run wide open. I've since added a rear rack and saddle bags to carry a few tools & spare parts. the rack holds a 12 pack beer like it was made for it.

    this is where it started --- 1973 boys 26inch 3 speed Schwinn-- found on a junk pile on my buddy's farm. FREEBEE!!

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  7. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    srdavo, i like the classic look, but i'm really happy with the mountain bike look, too...nice bike 8)
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    My bbq trike has moved on to a new's my mock up.
    Old Murry cruiser, and a Gobby trike rear-end. 45cc Russian engine.


    Can anybody name this springer? I have a complete bike of this same brand......hint-----> mid 1960's.


    I was able to attach a 44 tooth sprocket to the original hub, making an easy jackshaft....of sorts.

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  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    man, oh, man...i can't wait to watch this one! your concept is too cool 8)

    i have no idea what that springer came off of...i'll guess later after i've searched around a bit :)
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Is the springer from a Roadmaster?
    I had a bike with that frontend years ago, but my memory fails me now....
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    not the roadmaster...or at least this one isn't.
    thanks for looking...& keep guessing :)
  12. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Rolling Chassis



    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'd call it "The Hot Seat"...
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Is that bike a Murray Westport? :???:
  15. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    it's a murray something.... a freebee!

    :lol: hot seat!! :lol:
  16. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    I really like that bike! The fork is fantastic. Where did you get the Russian engine?

  17. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    thanks Dan.

    the fork is from a mid 1960's Sears Spaceliner. I also have a complete Spaceliner bike (basket case/rat).

    Does anyone know what company(s) built bikes for sears?

    I got my Russian engines a few years back, from a St. Louis Grubee dealer.
    Augie found one on ebay------>
  18. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    I really like the trike idea. I see people around here riding those, without engines. I had a bad experience on one while turning. How steady are they? Mine flipped with me on it. I wouldn't want to see that happen to you at 30 MPH.
  19. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    It's alive!!



    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  20. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    Git 'er Done!