Hyper Crusier/ Zeda case reed build



Spare_Parts

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Been a little bit since the last post. Ordered and received all the parts for the tank. Destroyed 3 kit tanks in the past couple of weeks. They don't like that top bar and the vibes. Picked up a horrible vibration and figured the wrist pin bearing was going bad. Turned out it was the weld on the stinger broke. No big deal. Decided to move the pipe in tighter to the frame and also came across a piece of tube with a nice radius. As I was piecingthe pipe together I noticed it. The one thing I didn't want to see was right there glaring at me. A crack in the seat tube! sh*t! It's a perfect straight line. Remember those vibrations I mentioned, pretty sure that is the cause. The roads here are nice and smooth and I don't do dumb sh*t like ride off curbs. So now I'm looking for a cruiser frame or may just get a Worksmen News Boy. Going to hit up the flea market next weekend. I'll start a bew thread for the next build. Anyway, here is a picture of the pipe and weed wacker tank..lol

 

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Been a little bit since the last post. Ordered and received all the parts for the tank. Destroyed 3 kit tanks in the past couple of weeks. They don't like that top bar and the vibes. Picked up a horrible vibration and figured the wrist pin bearing was going bad. Turned out it was the weld on the stinger broke. No big deal. Decided to move the pipe in tighter to the frame and also came across a piece of tube with a nice radius. As I was piecingthe pipe together I noticed it. The one thing I didn't want to see was right there glaring at me. A crack in the seat tube! sh*t! It's a perfect straight line. Remember those vibrations I mentioned, pretty sure that is the cause. The roads here are nice and smooth and I don't do dumb sh*t like ride off curbs. So now I'm looking for a cruiser frame or may just get a Worksmen News Boy. Going to hit up the flea market next weekend. I'll start a bew thread for the next build. Anyway, here is a picture of the pipe and weed wacker tank..lol

Sorry about your seat tube, i really liked this build and learned a lot from this thread and will be watching for the next
 

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Sorry about your seat tube, i really liked this build and learned a lot from this thread and will be watching for the next
Thanks. The next one should be pretty good since I can weld steel. Also learned a lot from this build. Mostly how to make a fast, safe and somewhat dependable bike. I'm kinda sad but also excited. Think I'll hang this frame on the wall.
 

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so sad! but I know now to gusset the seat tube, I always thought the Hyper was more sturdy than most others. Workmans start at like 250 new? hope you can find a good used one!
idea for roached out frame - cut bottom of the V out and make a bench engine mount out of it
 

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Turns out my boss has access to a tig so we may try to fix it. I worry about possible other damage that hasn't shown itself yet. Still plan to get a steel frame, probably the worksman, to put the go fast stuff on. Going to hit a big flea market tomorrow and maybe I'll stumble on something cool.
 

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Sucks, was looking forward to the tank you were making. Was a nice looking build. Think about banging a seat post down the seat tube to reinforce the crack before welding? I thought the hyper cruiser was steel.
 

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Been a little bit since the last post. Ordered and received all the parts for the tank. Destroyed 3 kit tanks in the past couple of weeks. They don't like that top bar and the vibes. Picked up a horrible vibration and figured the wrist pin bearing was going bad. Turned out it was the weld on the stinger broke. No big deal. Decided to move the pipe in tighter to the frame and also came across a piece of tube with a nice radius. As I was piecingthe pipe together I noticed it. The one thing I didn't want to see was right there glaring at me. A crack in the seat tube! sh*t! It's a perfect straight line. Remember those vibrations I mentioned, pretty sure that is the cause. The roads here are nice and smooth and I don't do dumb sh*t like ride off curbs. So now I'm looking for a cruiser frame or may just get a Worksmen News Boy. Going to hit up the flea market next weekend. I'll start a bew thread for the next build. Anyway, here is a picture of the pipe and weed wacker tank..lol

Couldn't you just cut a seat post short enough to slide down inside the tube while spaning the crack and still being short enough to get your functioning post in. Then weld the crack? The reason I ask is because I have ran into the same problem on a customers bike and this is how I solved it. I guess it depends where the crack is. The one I fixed was right at the rear engine mount so it took some grinding to get the mount to fit clean.
 
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