2nd Build - Project 'Hippie Hater'

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by mattlgiberson, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. mattlgiberson

    mattlgiberson New Member

    This is the second bike I've built completely from scratch. The first one I built used a 20" rear tire dthat didn't fulfill my need for speed, so this one has a complete jack-shaft kit with a 5 speed rear wheel and suicide shifter. This bike is also obviously a kick start only.

    Now I realize that I have broke the rules a little bit and was unable to keep the peddle part of the bike...so technically speaking its just a tiny motorcycle. I haven't got an actually speed on the bike but I'm guessing about 45-50 kmh on 20" tires.

    I still have to tear it back down and paint it. The bike has a full lighting system running off of a small 12V battery. I want to upgrade the rear brake to a disc but haven't quite figured out how to hook up the disc to the wheel yet though.

    Anyways, I'll post the finished bike pics in a week or 2. Comments, questions and criticism are always welcome.

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  2. customcruiser

    customcruiser Member

    dude...that is an awesome lookin bike...the frame comes together nicely...i love messy lookin rat thrash bikes...and wow the rust and everything really sets it off F****** excellent work...dont paint it keep it rat...do u think u can put some pictures up of the jackshaft?
  3. wow that looks really great. I love the ratbike look. I bet it is a head turner.
  4. AussieJester

    AussieJester Member

    If you guyz like rat bikes you should head over to ratrod.com forums...

    Nice motorcycle ;-P

  5. mattlgiberson

    mattlgiberson New Member

    Thanks guys. I'll take a few pics of the jackshft set up and post them as soon as I get the chance
  6. mattlgiberson

    mattlgiberson New Member

    Hey guys,

    Here's the jackshaft pics I promised. Basically I cut a bottom bracket off another bike, split it and pressed two 7/8" bearings into it. I then welded the sprocket from a pedal back break system on one side and a 36 tooth sprocket on the other. I wanted to make it servicible but wasn't able to...oh well, next time.

    I've started cutting up an older chopper project and shortened it up quite a bit. I'm putting the jackshaft in this weekend and should have pics up within the next 2 weeks.


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