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Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Guest, Apr 26, 2007.

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  1. Guest

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  2. JosephGarcia

    JosephGarcia Guest

    That you? nice tats!

    Sweet bike though.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Yes, that's me 7 tattoos and all. One says ROCK-N-ROLL, yeah I was young once and in a band for years and years....

    That's the Western Flyer bike I picked up for 35 bucks.
  4. Mister R

    Mister R Guest

    Nice bike, Bikeguy Joe. I like the older ones. Be on the lookout for stress cracks on the frame though. I had an old Evans that I was happy with until a few days ago when the down tube broke. Must be a combination of the extra weight of the engine plus vibration putting too much stress on the old metal. Just be careful.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    the classic's like bike and kit were made for each other.

    nice work joe, it looks great 8)

    (i see a possible prob, tho...keep a close eye on that chain idler, it's not really made to be placed on the torque-side of the chain. if that stay is round, be very careful about the idler rotating into your spokes, resulting in many owwies :cry: )
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks guys.

    It's more fun than I imagined. I'll keep an eye out for cracking too.
    It do vibrate a wee bit! :D

    Not sure what I'll use for my next project, but I don't think it will be that old bike my Dad gave me- seems a bit too fragile, plus the coaster brake gave me fits, so I'll more than likely cop out and do a new bike with a derailer. 8)
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanks for the pointer, that thing was a biotch and a half to get so it would work...I will re-do it though and put it on the "soft side" of the chain run.

    One more, this one's for you jeffspeeder-[​IMG]
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Good lookin' Bike, Joe!

    Those chain tensioners are a pita. Kinda looks like you could take out some links & get away with not using it at all. Then you'd have to mess with the pedal chain. :idea: But I'd rather put the tensioner on the pedal side.....since I really don't pedal much!

    Glad you're having fun with your new bike!
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Thanks Dave, and thanks again augi...I put the tensioner on the bottom run and now it makes 24% LESS NOISE THAN BEFORE. :D Everything is awfully close to everything else now.

    I WAS loving it, but the rain cut loose and we are under a tornado watch, so I had to put it away for the night. :(

    BTW- DO NOT grab the bare kill switch wire, the voltage goes straight to the nads when you are straddling the tank bar!!!!!! :shock:

    No, I'm not kidding.
  10. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    good to know...thanks!
  11. Nice job! Got a old school Whizzer look going.
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Like I said, not the prettiest girl at the dance, but she sure has character!
  13. RandyK

    RandyK Guest

    HAHAHAHA, Where was i?? That's too funny. Yea anyways, The bike loosk greeaaat man.. and needless to say i kinda helped build it?? 8)
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my future son-in-law. :D :lol:
  15. jeffspeeder

    jeffspeeder Guest

    dang joe nice bike!!!! :grin:

    man you be hauling a** on that bike it looks
  16. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    well, if you want grandkids, you better keep him away from the killswitch :lol:
  17. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    no sense in having toys , if you don't play with them
    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  18. Guest

    Guest Guest

    YESH!!!! :lol: :lol:
  19. Thejman

    Thejman Guest

    lol despite me laughing at the shocking joke nice bike!!!! :razz:
  20. uncle_punk13

    uncle_punk13 Guest

    WOWZERS! Nice job, it's an awesome bike!
    Gads! Tornadoes...
    That freaks me out...