Vintage Feel Skyhawk Muscle Bike Build - Coming Soon

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Leroybrown420, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Just pulled the trigger on Skyhawk in-tank frame.
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    Going for a vintage muscle bike look. Something simular to these.
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  2. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Found a cool vintage seat. Maybe?
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  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    That Banana seat would be great for a vintage Houston Astros themed bike.
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  4. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    If I only lived in Texas. Went with a brown vintage brown seat since I'm a D-backs fan.
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  5. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    It's here. Off to powder coat on Monday.
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    Got a big box of parts in
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    The vintage super rat engine and the rest of the parts. Can' wait
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  6. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    Jose Cruz!
     
  7. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Time to start putting thing together.
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  8. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    I love clamp-on sprockets. Quick, easy & PART_1434991683993_0622150947.jpg PART_1434992632881_0622150949.jpg PART_1434992782752_0622151005.jpg painless.
     
  9. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Wanted a cooler chainring and gear ratio with a little more muscle. Was a 44/18 = 2.44 (good) Would have been 36/18 = 2.00 (okay, if I lived on a hill), is now 36/14 = 2.57 (perfect, IMO)

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  10. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Not All mufflers are created equal. The Super Rat has a shorter muffler. Notice the port size difference on the mufflers.
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    Ready to bolt-up.
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    Even the exhaust flange is different on the Super Rat
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  11. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    The Super Rat has a 40mm Intake, most have a 30mm. Notice the size difference.
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  12. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    I wish I had scored a 80cc Super Rat. I'll make the most our of this itty bitty 48cc tho. At least it will be street legal.
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  13. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Picking up the frame from powder coat today.
     
  14. Leroybrown420

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  15. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Rides great.
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  16. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Making progress.
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  17. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    After ridding this Super Rat, I'm, totally fine with the baby 48cc. Can't wait to finish mine. PART_1435443148924_0627151512.jpg PART_1435453583817_0627151756.jpg
     
  18. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Making slow progress. PART_1435755607152_0701150559.jpg
     
  19. Leroybrown420

    Leroybrown420 Member

    Made a little time to work on my Skyhawk. Almost ready to fire.

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  20. Timbone

    Timbone Active Member

    Very nice!
     
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