Dockspa's 1st one

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Dockspa1, Apr 12, 2007.

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  1. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Hi guys, I am new to Motoredbike.
    This is my first attempt and it really is comfortable for a fifty year old 250 lb. man.
    Had to make some conversions but alls well that ends well.
    Tell me what you think and hinters if you gottem. Thanks[​IMG]

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    nicely built, Dockspa1...and welcome to MBc 8)

    fenders, watch 'em for clearance & loosening/breakage due to vibration...
  3. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    Looks nice to me !!

    Hints? Splurge on a shock absorber seat post, about $18.

    If you see the tire need to be pumped up once a week, swap out for the $7 slime tubes.

    I like green, wish the Sun Retros came in that color, look more Shwinny.
  4. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    nice crusier and motor.
  5. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Thanks for the responses. I have retightened all screws and bolts about 4 times in 7 rides. I even welded a couple in place. Hey about that seat shock, where do I find them and how high does it make the seat? I have very short legs, that is why I ask.
    The rear rack I remanufactured from a 1967 ct 90 honda.
  6. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the shock will add about 1-1.5" but it looks like you are extended at least that much out of seat tube ... should be good to go
    you can get a suspension post at most bike shops, look on seat post for diameter of post
  7. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Wow, Bill,
    I did some searching on line and those post suspensions can run hundreds of dollars. Any idea's on the best cheap ones?
    Brian :???:
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    you only need a cheapie the big-buck ones are for jumping n stuff
    try amazon or use the e-bay bar at top of page
  9. Mister R

    Mister R Guest

    Looks comfy. Wish I had the welding capabilities. That would come in handy. Good job!
  10. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Thanks Bill and I will invest it to save on the butt aches. :smile:
    Mr. R I did not have to do too much welding but I did heat the rods and hammer them flat to drill mounting holes through them. I have a little cheap gasless mig welder.