Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Large Filipino, Apr 23, 2008.

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  1. Cronus. He was the chief god of the Titans, the Elder Gods of Greek mythology, and was defeated and supplanted by Zeus (his son), after seizing power himself from his father, Ura*us.

    He ruled over the so-called "Golden Age", a time of harmony, peace and plenty.

    He is golden. Hear him roar!

    Thank you Simple Simon for helping me name my new bike.

    And Duane,Thank you is simply not enough.
    Duane did all the work,man. I take very little credit.
    I DID get that rear fender on there! I needed to clear the sprocket bolt,but you really can't notice it cause the engine kinda screams "HERE I AM!!!" Fender clear.JPG
    The thick chain rubbed some on the tire. Remember now Duane had to remove the rubber spacer to clear the coaster arm so it moved the sprocket rather close. But the bike chain is doing it's thing. I really don't think I'll have any issues with this. It's definitely less stress than the stress my Happy Time takes. Bike Chain.JPG
    Here he is next to MOOP. Yea,MOOP is really hurting right now. I think he's okay. He knows he's my first. But CRONUS is SUPERIOR!!! Please don't tell MOOP that. That would be the end. W:MOOP.JPG
    Look here. Duane moved the rack back simply because he felt it was too close to the seat. I mean it would have been okay. But that's just not good enough. He grabbed a couple more tensioner mounts and moved it back. I tell you,I'm so glad Duane did this install,and he learned from this that cruisers need longer this and longer that. Mount.JPG
    Here's the gas line. Duane put a Happy Time line on there. It simply grips better. Again,another example of his perfection. Notice though the lack of a fuel filter. Gas line.JPG That's no big deal. I can always get one. But there is a pretty good filter at the tank. Filter.JPG

    I was in a bit of a hurry today for I had to take my daughter to work so I didn't take any more pictures of Duane nor did I have time to stop at Columbine High School to see that memorial. Duane's not too far from there. But I did manage to ride it some over there.
    I tell you. This is NOTHING like MOOP. NOTHING.
    It starts real easy,I give it a pedal but you really don't need to (I'm used to MOOP. I feel it has to be easier on the centrifugal clutch in one way or another) And then it just goes. I need to get used to the coaster brake. I find I'm using the front brake pretty often.
    This engine is so quiet. this is DEFINITELY the Downtown Bike Trail choice of transportation. And it's so easy to ride that I don't think anyone in my family would have a problem riding this bike. There's a moment that the engine becomes so quiet you can hardly hear it. It's pretty spooky,actually.
    I'll still ride MOOP. MOOP is more REBEL,man. You gotta clutch this and pedal so it won't snag that and watch that tensioner and mix that gas well. And it's frame mounted so it's HAR HAR HAR!![Tim Allen]

    But CRONUS is simply...MAJESTIC. It GLIDES. It says "I belong on the trail"

    Tomorrow I'm gonna do some riding. A few miles at a time. I'll pack a lunch so I'll eat at the park. Then I'll check this and tighten that. Really there's not much. I mean I could carry only a 1/2 inch wrench in my pocket and if my tires don't blow that's all I need.

    This is Duane's install. And he rode it too.

    Duane rode my bike.

    I think that ROOLS.

    Oh and another thing. I told Duane yesterday about my chain breaking on MOOP. He gives me another chain.
    Simply CLASS.
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  2. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Hey LARGE !!!

    You are very welcome. Several Things... Your pics are awesome !! And... There is already an inline fuel filter. It is inside the fuel line right at the tank. Right where the fuel line is pushed on to your fuel tank. Right there at the plastic connector, there is a super fine fuel filter. If you ever pull your fuel line off the tank, you will see it there. So.. No need to purchase another one. You are done. Also.. I know this sounds weird..But..The happy time fuel line is the line to use for this application. Reason being is that the Happy time fuel line gets hard as time goes by. As long as you are not pulling it off and on, then this is good because it will not cavitate. Since the fuel tank does not have the fuel outlet in the best position in respect to the carb inlet, then you need a fuel line that will not cavitate. Why does not this forum like my spelling of cavitate? I do not get it..anyway.. Just wanted to point out a couple of things. Enjoy the ride...... Sincerely.. Duane.. o yea.. I love that Schwinn.. One cool ride for sure.......
  3. Oh! Okay. That's good to know there's already a filter there.

    Duane,you so rule. I KNOW I'm gonna have some great days with this bike.
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I'm happy for you, Large Fillipino.

    To be really honest about it, I'm a bit envious as well. That's a sweet machine.
  5. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Very nice lookig ride Large.
  6. OH MAN it's fast. And it pulls hills. Dawgs. I'm 270 at the moment and this runs circles around MOOP.
    And it's completely okay to shut the engine off when riding. In fact this has been a habit of mine with MOOP anyway to save gas,because I just reach over without even having to look and pull that rope. When it's warmed up,not even a full pull and it's running.
    I like to shut her down going down hills. The centrical clutch doesn't grab at downhill speeds at all with the engine off then at the bottom just reach on back and not even a hard pull and you're riding off.
    I dunno. MOOP may start collecting dust here.
    I do look more fat on Cronus. On MOOP I'm more back so that kinda hides my belly a bit. But with the rack mount,my b%tt crack don't show!
    I'm gonna walk a mile on my treadmill,then I'm off to the mall.
    Dax is teh man. Exhaust in back you can lean your back on the engine no worries,Pull starter in perfect position can't get any better. My rear fender started making a little noise. No worries. Later after riding I'm just gonna snip off a little so everything will clear.
    At the speed sign,MOOP can do 23 screaming. Cronus at 23 is at about 1/2 throttle and has more. I'm still breaking it down,but I think I went about 30 today still with some juice left. And remember,this is with a 44 Tooth sprocket.
    Way faster than MOOP. Way faster.
    Thank you again Duane for moving that engine back. That little bit of room does make a difference in comfort.

    RATRODER Guest

    WOW,large Cronus sounds cool, but when ride MOOP you can do this. louis

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  8. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Upgrade for Large.....

    Hey Large... Here is an upgrade for you. If you are interested. I have new .045 springs for the clutch pack. Currently you have the Factory 055. We can pull your clutch pack, grease the bushings, and replace the 55 springs with the 45's. This will allow your clutch to engage earlier and with more power down low gaining torque, lowering RPM. This will allow your engine to run cooler, they already run cool , I know, less rpm, and less wear on the clutch pads increasing the life of the clutch and better and smoother engagement. Let me know if this is something you like to do. You can ride your bike down and we can fix you up. Thanks..And..Enjoy the ride... Sincerely.. Duane..
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  9. AWESOME!!

    Duane I'll let you know. This is kind of a bad time for me right now.

    I owe you some more Thank You's!!!


    I have some duct tape too.

    My client is going on a Home visit today so I'm just waiting for his mom to show up then it's off again!

    Life is great.
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  10. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    It looks great Large! Now all it needs is a 12v head and taillight system. You have plenty of space behind your seatpost in the lower frame for a generous amp hour battery there. Clean up those wires a bit, some black spiral binding would work well.

    Great vision and great job Duane. I hope these engines work out very well for you and your clients.
  11. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    I'm pleased it worked out for u Large & i'm also pleased the Titan is a winner cos that's what i'm looking to buy.I tried to send Duane the money today but unfortunately they don't accept PayPal payments from overseas customers. :(
    Handy info that .045 springs for the clutch pack...i'll follow that up when i order mine.If u have any comments about that clutch pack Large please let the group know? u know for a fact that it's a 12V system...have u tapped into the wiring?
  12. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    No I wasn't speaking of the titan magneto itself. I was just speaking generally of a simple 12v battery system like the ones listed in this thread:

    They're well worth the time and marginal amount of effort you have to put into setting one up.
  13. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    No problem man...i'm still going to follow this up just as soon as i get the time but though if someone had beaten me to it that would have been great. :)
  14. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    OHHHHHHHH man I wish I wasn't so busy this week, I'd have mine put together by now. Great pics Large, it will realy help with my install.

    Way to go Duane, you've been a eal trooper and patient with us. I wanted to be the first kid on the block with mine running but I'll be a proud 2nd.
  15. Scott any pics up close you want just let me know. Duane's design is pretty amazing.
  16. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Nice lookin ride you have there. It was great of Dax to help you out the way he did. I have been reading your threads and posts and could feel your excitement while you waited to get it. I am very happy you and your new ride is now a reality. Enjoy the miles with smiles and don't forget to give Moop a ride once an a while so it does not feel left out in the rain. :)
  17. Is it possible to lengthen the pull start cord and run it through a pulley, so you can pull it from the front?
  18. Believe me,there is absolutely no need. It takes very little effort to pull that rope. Get it past the compression stroke then it's effortless. I thought I would strain my arm but I thought wrong.
    It would be rather easy to extend it though Just knot the rope. But again,I really don't see any need.
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  19. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Large, How are the wires connected? Wires from the throttle have bullet connectors abd the wires from the motor have a rectangular plug.
  20. Duane snipped mine for it needed it to be longer. He crimped it to blue connectors. One connector disconnected so I replaced that wire with the crimper that disconnects by pulling.That way if down the road I ever do get a no start situation I could disconnect the kill switch to eliminate the possibility of a stuck switch. I think since it's just a switch at the end it doesn't matter which wire goes with which. It's nice having the switch right there and I haven't heard anything about Magneto's blowing on this engine but it's two wires so I think it's pretty safe.
    Just for coolness and out of habit when it comes to MOOP (Remember I don't have a kill switch for MOOP) I don't use the kill switch on Cronus but it's connected for when I do need it.
    I've been finding it's actually rather easy to reach behind without looking and flip my choke and that stops the engine dead. I like to do this when I'm about to go downhill or about to stop and park. You can use the kill switch too but this just personalizes it for me. I'll leave it on for I plan to get some family members turned on to all this. Who knows? Maybe I could afford to get another one for my wife down the road. She'll need a woman's cruiser most likely a 24 inch. The Titan would be so perfect on that....but not mine. No. BACK OFF!!! :grin:
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