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Need some bike suggestions

Spicy McHaggis

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Hey all.

Okay, so I've been doing a LOT of researching here the past few days.

I want to build an antique replica motorbike. I really like the Felt 1903 and the Chief. However, I want a real, functioning tank under the top tube...and I don't have the resources to make the one on the bike a real one. I really don't like the small tanks that come with the kits.

So...are there any other bikes out there that have a look very similar to the 1903 and the Chief (pictured below), but without the fake tank under the top tube? Preferably something with a straight top tube...

Thanks!!!
Andy

http://spicymchaggis.smugmug.com/photos/261141101_m7wBf-L.jpg

http://spicymchaggis.smugmug.com/photos/261141177_z92Zx-L.jpg
 
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Could'nt you just epoxy up the ends of that top tube. Thus creating a tank, not under the bar. Cool thou none the less.

edit: heck you might not even need any epoxy. those are sweet looking.

Hmm it seems I did'nt really help you any. Baseman was the first thought I had. Close? No clue where to get one thou.
 

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Alan

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If you don't need range, consider a small plastic tank placed inside the fake tank. You will have to cut a hole for the fill up spout. Nice choice by the way.
 

Spicy McHaggis

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That's the problem...I don't want to have to cut into the "fake" tank. That's why I'm lookin' for a similar bike with a straight top tube.
 

Alan

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A bike like that could take a small tank somewhere else like below the seat between the tube and rear fender, sprayed black. It won't even be noticed there. Even a 1 liter will get you over 30 miles.
 

Spicy McHaggis

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A bike like that could take a small tank somewhere else like below the seat between the tube and rear fender, sprayed black. It won't even be noticed there. Even a 1 liter will get you over 30 miles.
Hmmmm....very true...very very true...
 
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Someone here, has I think a spoiler with the tank hidden in a bag. Pretty neat you've got to look for it.
 

ocscully

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Electra Amsterdam Balloon 8

Check out the Amsterdam Balloon 8 from Electra Bicycles http://electrabike.com/amsterdam Click on Men"s Balloon 8 to see a photo. This is a new bike from Electra this year and is made to fit the Schwalbe 2.35 balloon tires. Its on the pricey side at $660.00 suggested retail, but I think would make a great motored bike

ocscully
 
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