80 cc Grubee Skyhawk Mt Bike [ Huffy 26 ]

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by V 35, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. V 35

    V 35 Member

    My bike was a long time coming, paint became an obssession, now too
    cold to ride. Oh well, it runs good ! Wanted to send in picture, so here goes ...

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  2. slimshady

    slimshady New Member

    Thats a really thick frame... how did you get the engine mounted correctly?

  3. V 35

    V 35 Member

    The ' wide frame mount ' included with the kit bolts through frame. I fastened rear mount loosely, positioned front mount, marked hole. Drilled 1/8 hole, used sheetmetal screw to center / align mount, than brazed mount to downtube. I was later chagrinned to find couldn't get bolts up into mount. Wound up dimpling tubing to clear. 4" long, all thread, M6 bolts got it done for me. I used the bottom saddle bracket for safety,
    Allen Heads under the ' bikini ' mount would have looked slicker, but I wanted the added safety of the saddle's clamping force. The 1/2 hole in front mount got a rubber chair tip as a vibration dampener. The dimpling looked hellish, and was filled with PC - 7 epoxy
    prior to prime / paint .
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Good looking mountain bike. I seem have the same kind of timing. You might need fenders to protect that bright white paint.
  5. V 35

    V 35 Member

    Paint has me baffled, I'm tired of Blue [ former color ] and Black [ too common ]
    I went with the white, because if I ever decide on a paint scheme, I'll have a white basecoat. No idea for color of the Beach Cruiser I'll someday build.