finished cheapo derringer style

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by dbower22, May 19, 2008.

  1. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

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  2. that is very nice indeed, very clean! where'd you get the gas tank?
  3. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Nice looking MB. I really like the vintage look. Bet you'll have alot of fun on that one!!
  4. First word that popped in my mind when I clicked that pic was TANK.

    Awesome bike,man.

    How much gas can you put in there?
  5. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Dude, that is a totally AWESOME ride man. Fantastic work
  6. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    NICE! What's the tank from?
  7. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

    thanks for all the comments.

    tank was bought used from a fellow in north carolina. it holds a little over a gallon and a half.
  8. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx Guest

    what is that style tank called? also, the seat is great, i gotta know what you did there..

    the first time i saw how much a derringer bike was i said to myself, i bet you can build one just like it for around 250 - 300 bucks
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  9. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I like it!

    Sure doesn't look "cheapo".

    How did you support the rear of the seat? I can't quite make it out from the picture. Also, what did you do for handlebars?
  10. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

    The seat support is actually just another springer section from an old saddle bent and clamped with a kickstand support brace. the saddle itself is just an old brooks saddle off my old road bike. the derringer seat arrangement was the biggest design flaw of their bikes, it just looks bad. so i tried to make it more board tracker style. quite comfortable.
  11. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I understand what you mean about the seat- a board tracker needs the seat moved back over the wheel or it doesn't look right. On mine, I brazed brackets onto the frame to support the back of the seat with a piece of flat stock bent to shape.

    I admire your ingenuity.

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  12. lobsterboyx

    lobsterboyx Guest

  13. Irish John

    Irish John Guest

    That's better than the Derringer it looks not just cafe racer but looks cappucino coloured. Where are those tanks made? Does anyone know how where they can be got? Also where can you buy saddles like the Whizzer ones?
  14. MasterLink

    MasterLink Member

    big differences then when i first seen it
  15. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    The bike looks awesome: just my style. What color is it? I know you plan on adding some brakes to that thing. Coaster alone is difinitely not safe. Good job on the bike Derringer should take some cues from you.
  16. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

    thanks for the compliments, the color is cappuccino--as far as the brakes, probably not. Stupid I know, but i'll save the brakes for the one i'm building right now.
  17. bushido

    bushido Member

    i know i already told you in a PM, but TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
  18. h0tr0d

    h0tr0d Member

    What exactly are you building right now? Any pics?
  19. dbower22

    dbower22 New Member

    i'm attempting to build an art deco style racer. I want to use a 26" in the front and smaller wheel in the rear (not sure how small yet), and have both wheels tucked up real close to the frame. Sounds kinda silly I'm sure, but trust me, it'll be a real looker. I'm about to get my frame welded, so hopefully will have pictures soon.
  20. atomicmiata

    atomicmiata Member

    General Moped Tank Gas Cap?

    what did you use for a gas cap?
    I just purchased a gas tank fro Handy Bikes but they were out of the gas caps...