Straight bar board track racer

Discussion in 'Antique Motorized Bicycles' started by Frankfort MB's, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    I was looking at making a new build after seeing this bad A looking bike.... I would have to run a front brake along with some wider tires and a laid back seat post and a ported polish and matched HT with an expansion chamber that drops out behind the seat :)
     

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  2. Frankfort MB's

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    Some type of high performance head and a delarto carb (both mainly for looks);)
    Might have a 3 speed coaster brake with a suicide shifter for looks as well lol
     
  3. Frankfort MB's

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    I actually found the bike I was going to use and it was perfect right to the patina :)
     

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  4. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    That tank is like the Columbia, just bolt together panels that look like a tank.
    To make that a real tank is an expensive endeavor but rewarding.

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    I have a 5 page topic about how I did it here is want to have a look.
    http://kcsbikes.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=812

    That will give you a real example in detail of how to convert a fake tank into a real one.
    It's a darn long read, but read it all before you start as it far harder and more expensive than you might think.
     
  5. Frankfort MB's

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    I'm getting mine done as we speak actually, I was just getting a "gas box" made inside of the original tank and it should be around the size of the stock kit gas tank but look 2 times as cool.... Could have and should have done what you did but since my bike has a perfect patina I doubt I could match that paint again so had to work with what I had.
    My quote was at 50$ for a steel tank and 100$ for aluminum.... Not bad but that is with my friends and family discount :) hope it looks as good as yours
     
  6. Frankfort MB's

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    Thinking of a front disc brake but I don't think it looks that good on such an old bike
     

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  7. chainmaker

    chainmaker Member

    You picked a great looking bike to start with., look into a front drum brake they work great and have the look.
     
  8. Frankfort MB's

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    Thanks, I haven't thought much about a drum brake but they seem pretty expensive after a quick scan through the interweb
    If I run a front brake I think I'll just stick with a rim brake, plenty enough stopping power
    After all who needs brakes, they just slow you down lol;)
    Jk they help a lot when your about to slam into a very large vehicle:)
     
  9. Frankfort MB's

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    Got me sum extra thick slime filled tubes under those vintage looking duro brick tires.... Had to get creme colored:D
     

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  10. Frankfort MB's

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    Second bike was an the same bike with some fatty Frank's.... My bike has actually been converted from skip tooth to a regular chain from the research I've found. The guy I bought bike from was the 2nd owner (pretty neat for me lol) and he changed over the wheels off a 80's cruiser. He took the sprocket off an old 20in girls bike. Everything else is original other than what I've done to it.
    I'm a younger guy but I like old bikes since nothing's made like it was used too. I think it's fun to see what you have exactly and what it's been through. Things this bike could tell if it could talk....
     
  11. Frankfort MB's

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    Test fit!!! Looks great with that head
     

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  12. Hello Moto!

    Hello Moto! Active Member

    The newness look of the cream tires really clashes with the old look of the bike. I absolutely love the look of that bike but I think black tires would suit it better. Maybe when the cream ones get dirtied up a bit it won't be so bad to my eye lol. Just my opinion. Got any updated pics? I saw you had a Skyhawk engine on it in another thread.
     
  13. Frankfort MB's

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    This gives you an idea what black tires look like. I like the cream tires, different lol

    Bike runs great and looks even better:)
     

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  14. Hello Moto!

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    Oh man but that black tire just blends into the frame so well! That thing is awesome dude.
     
  15. Frankfort MB's

    Frankfort MB's Well-Known Member

    Thanks! Very VERY expensive build compared to my others :D

    Bike rides great but is very touchy... Bout wreaked when i was waving to the neighbors
     
  16. Frankfort MB's

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    I've had several people interested in buying it... I've got to drive it a little before I think about selling it.....
    Besides I would have to get too much out of it to make money or even brake even.

    How much would you think it's worth after I get everything finished. Your not going to hurt my feelings... I will sell anything for the right price, so that means that I get a lot of people that don't know what stuff is bringing.
     
  17. Hello Moto!

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    I wouldn't sell it dude. Too unique. If you want to sell it, I'd build a different one and sell that lol. How often are you gonna come across a bike like that! Around my area antique bikes are pretty rare. You'll see one occasionally out in the country where a farmers wife has it sittin in the yard with some flowers planted in the basket lol.
     
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  18. Frankfort MB's

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    My dad has this truck that's definitely one of a kind but it's still for sale. You can never have the same thing twice I know that. That's why I want to have 2x as much, I can't have 2x as much without selling my toy to build a bigger and better toy:)
     

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  19. Frankfort MB's

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    I had too pay 250$ just for the bike.... Payed way too much for it but it was perfect, with the perfect story
     
  20. Hello Moto!

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    I hear ya. I'd still keep it lol but I'd surely get out what you put in. That's one hell of a truck by the way.
     
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