Industrial bike

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Glenn M, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    Has anyone built a MB out of one of these? Industrail Bicycle

    With their strength and looks, it my be a good starting point for an interesting build.

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    No Glen -- never even heard of them back when I owned my bicycle shop
    saw a lot of brands come in for repair

    they are claiming (strong) ------- looks good

    thinking about MB #2 ------- another thought here maybe -- thank you

    Happy Riding from - Mountainman
  3. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    I've seen them in auto company plants and they are built heavy duty. Look similar to this, don't you think? Pierce Arrow
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    yes -- both bikes are very nice -- reminding me of the same era

    and I wish to thank you
    the old Pierce-Arrow Company

    when my buddy and I owned our bicycle shop back in the 70s
    grandpa brought us something kind of special one day
    at a swap meet he had bought for 25 dollars
    Pierce-Arrow racing track bicycle -- wooden wheels -- perfect condition
    ended up in some museum -- I heard..

    anyway -- thanks for the food for thought here
    and remember to always ----
    Ride That Thing - Mountainman
  5. softride

    softride Member


    I used a Sun industrial bicycle for my kit theres some pis in the link
  6. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

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  7. butch27

    butch27 Guest

    I agree it's Worksman.!
  8. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    After further research, It looks to me, that Industrial bicycle is an outlet store and sells both Workman and Husky brand bicycles.
  9. Torques

    Torques Guest

    You'd never get a motor in there would you? With that crossbar brace, I don't believe any motor would fit except a rear mounted engine.
  10. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I think that with some work, maybe a custom mount, I could get a Honda GXH50 in there- and a nice sheetemetal tank between the bars to boot.
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  11. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    I called Workman, From the the top of the Bottom Bracket to the bottom of the the cross bar is 11.5" on the 18" curved top bar frame. So from what I've read, you need at least 11" to install a HT engine, in a frame. So it should fit.
  12. DougC

    DougC Guest

    I posted this once before but I'll drop it again here: I bought a 20" Worksman and at me being 6'2", the 20" frame was WAY too small. Going by "conventional fit" standards, a person my height would need a frame about 23.5 inches.

    Somebody else wanted to know if a HT engine would fit in the 20", and I had most of it left in one piece, so I photographed it with a couple yardsticks laid down.
    I do not know how the 18" frame compares to the 20", as far as space inside the front triangle.

  13. flying cycletruck

    flying cycletruck New Member

    ht will work on a low gravity worksman

    I am putting a HT on a "low gravity" worksman (cycle truck, 20 inch front 26 rear, big basket). It fits fine though I had to make a different rear mount and will have to make a different intake manifold to keep the carb level.
  14. Glenn M

    Glenn M New Member

    These bikes aren't built for high efficiency touring, so I don't think the typical fit standards apply. I just thought the looks of the bike and the heavy duty construction, could make a good starting point for maybe an early 20th century motor bike style, build. Something like this. bike
  15. mikem

    mikem Member

    Industrial Strength MB

    I've been thinking about an industrial strength MB too. After all, if you add the cost of heavy spoked wheels and a good, big seat to the cost of a "regular" $150 bike you're getting close to the cost of the "Worksman" type bike. Would be glad to hear some more input on this.
  16. HoughMade

    HoughMade Guest

    I think it would be a great idea. I bought a flea market bike, then added a bunch of quality components- truth is, if I had started with one of these with drum brakes, I may have come out money ahead.