Rough Draft-

WE GOT A RUNNER!!!

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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.
 
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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.
 
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the classic look...it'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: )
 
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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)
 
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augidog said:
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.

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-
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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. :unsure: 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!
 
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YES!!!

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!!!!!! :eek:

No, I'm not kidding.
 

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

No, I'm not kidding.

HAHAHAHAHAHA :LOL:

good to know...thanks!
 
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