looking for a new bike

manuel newsom

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the frame i was using was too flimsy and broke now i need a new bike, im not sure what to choose my biggest issue is the fact that bikes these day come equiped with disc brakes and i dont want to hacksaw the mount off again (already did it on my first build) and the spacing for the chain seems really tight.

i would buy one of those beach cruiser if i had any idea where to get them (im in europe)

any more mainstream bike that work well ?
 
Ive had great success with the Kent Bayside. I know that its a pretty popular bike around here, but I can't speak to it's availability in Europe
 
any more mainstream bike that work well ?

This is what i have, posted in the link below with pics of finished product...DAMIEN


A few more close ups that are not in the link.
Fabricated Rear Caliper Adaptor IMG_0347.jpg
Another view of rear caliper adaptor.IMG_0350.jpg

Adel clamp holding front caliper adaptor to fork. IMG_0349.jpg
 
the frame i was using was too flimsy and broke now i need a new bike, im not sure what to choose my biggest issue is the fact that bikes these day come equiped with disc brakes and i dont want to hacksaw the mount off again (already did it on my first build) and the spacing for the chain seems really tight.

i would buy one of those beach cruiser if i had any idea where to get them (im in europe)

any more mainstream bike that work well ?
I wish you could find a beach cruiser. They are very comfy rides. You would enjoy the lazy feel when riding them. Just a Sunday afternoon cruise feeling every ride
 
ended up doing exactly that
That gas tank needs to be up on the top bar there for the fuel to flow downhill...If you notice, the fuel line goes down and then has to come back up to the carby, that will probably result in inconsistent fuel feed as these things do not have fuel pumps but are gravity feed, meaning it could starve for fuel, and therefore proper lubrication of the moving parts from an adequate oil/fuel mix as well as sputtering out on you and inconsistent running of the motor.

Also the fuel filter is on upside down, there will be an arrow on that filter and it is supposed to be pointing to the carby...The bottom of the exhaust, as blackened as it is, kind of confirms all of my observations already listed above...thanks for the pic which is quite helpful...DAMIEN

Ps...In order to place the tank on that top bar, those cables on the bar will either need to be re-routed or you will have to devise some sort of fixture to "tunnel" those cables so as not to be bound up with the tank directly on top of them...Whoever built it did not think things out correctly, but is easily correctable...DAMIEN

Ps...You will need to remove a link or two from the drive chain as well...it is way too loose.
 
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