friction drive cruiser

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by oldanintheway, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. oldanintheway

    oldanintheway New Member

    Just finnished my old cruiser. The drive setup is from formula. Got the motor from Jerry thescooterguy. Runs great .I had to build my own throttle cable. Im building a drum front wheel for better stoppin cause this thing HAULS...Here is a coupla more pics with the new wheels. Got em done today...Now i can stop!!!!

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    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009

  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    sturdy looking machine you have there..... Nice!!
  3. Nuttsy

    Nuttsy Member

    Details Please

    Sturdy indeed!
    Talk to me about the tires. What kind; where to get; etc.
    What brand is the frame? Can't read the head badge. Looks to have on old Schwinn saddle? Plenty of room in that frame for all sorts of add-ons. Tank bag, fuel and water bottles. Some cheap caliper brakes in addition to the front drum just for backup. Any plans for lighting? Just for safety's sake.
    I like it. Always a soft spot in my heart for friction drives.
  4. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Nice Build

    That Bike has some nice lines..
    Love the big tires !!!
  5. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Nice,love the simplicity & low profile of the friction.
  6. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    simple and direct to the point --- nice set up with plenty of gas a board

    ride that sweet motor bike THING !!!
  7. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I like that fuel tank! I've been looking for something like that to mate up in exactly the same way to my friction rigs. Nice job! Can't wait to see what you do with it next.
  8. oldanintheway

    oldanintheway New Member

    Hi Nuttsy.....The tires are maxis hookworms. you might have to look a bit but not too hard to find, maybee jenson usa...the frame is a later model 1996 schwinn with an american flyer headbadge. probably wont put anything more on the frame. I can carry whatever in the basket and that bladder tank holds alot of fuel. sure is smooth compared to my china bike...
  9. eastwoodo4

    eastwoodo4 Member

    nice bike.i need to get one of those gas tanks.
  10. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

  11. oldanintheway

    oldanintheway New Member

    fetor56...thats the tank....
  12. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    Thanks man...i've ordered the tank for my new friction build so now it's only a question of time....LOVE that waiting. :whistling:
  13. pooja84

    pooja84 Member

    That's very good. It is really eye catching. Keep up the good work!!
  14. D_Station

    D_Station New Member

    how do you stop your friction drive? is it just like a kill switch and then you use a hand break?
  15. D_Station

    D_Station New Member

    also, nice bike btw
  16. oldanintheway

    oldanintheway New Member

    d station....... sorry for the delay... the drive roller has a freewheel built in so i just let off the gas and the motor idles down and i brake as needed...
  17. D_Station

    D_Station New Member

    ok, thanks alot, that was very helpful, i hope you are able to enjoy your awesome bike.