100cc Villiers

Was getting my bikes out for the upcoming move. This bike hasnt seen the light of day for years. Thought I take a few pics. The build is basically finished, just a million little details. The Villiers is driving thru the bottom bracket directly to a clutch on the right side to a 3sp IGH.
I did something I have wanted to do but have never done, is to convert a coaster wheel to a front brake. Notice also where the rear brakes are. Should be a cool old school ride. Its a true 100cc. The old Villiers are smooth, torquey runners that dont rev overly high. The engine is an early 30s and the frame is a 36 Cleveland Welding step thru.This one may reach forty. Will be badly under braked at that speed, will keep it as an easy going 30ish cruiser.
 

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Wrench

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Was getting my bikes out for the upcoming move. This bike hasnt seen the light of day for years. Thought I take a few pics. The build is basically finished, just a million little details. The Villiers is driving thru the bottom bracket directly to a clutch on the right side to a 3sp IGH.
I did something I have wanted to do but have never done, is to convert a coaster wheel to a front brake. Notice also where the rear brakes are. Should be a cool old school ride. Its a true 100cc. The old Villiers are smooth, torquey runners that dont rev overly high. The engine is an early 30s and the frame is a 36 Cleveland Welding step thru.This one may reach forty. Will be badly under braked at that speed, will keep it as an easy going 30ish cruiser.
Very Impressive, thanks for some ideas (y)
 

Cannonball3

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Thanks yall for the kind comments! Got inspired getting it out to move it. Once settled after the move will
finish it up. I think its going to be a fine ride. Only unknown is when the clutch will engage. There is a primary reduction
before the clutch, so the clutch is running slower than engine speed. I ordered the weakest spring maxtorque makes,
comes in at 1300rpm. I dont remember the ratios, will have to refigure them, but seems like the engine engagement rpm is around 1700. Which should work ok.
 
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