slapped this together today

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by beast775, May 22, 2008.

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  1. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    its for a buddy ,did this build today from a bare frame,it was a schwinn,3sp kickback .but no more.i put cantilever brakes. new cables, her up tommorrow.ow ya this was alot of work and playin around......i havent made a ht build for over a year.i had fun:smile:

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  2. Shweet. That tank strangely looks really good right there.
  3. enforcer505

    enforcer505 New Member

    i can see having fuel problems to the carb with it there.....
  4. KiDD

    KiDD Member

    He'll be fine getting fuel, my tank is even worse, I was thinking I should put a rack on my bike to mount my gastank
  5. put the tank back by the handlebars, it looks way better up front.
  6. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    Yeah, it will work up in back, but looks cooler up front.

    Just my $0.02..
  7. beast775

    beast775 Guest

    ht build

    my buddy wanted it there,might be that people get them taken away in bc.its mounted good and will get fuel the same back there,ive done it before many questioning the 415 bmx chain i bought?ive always used the original and had great luck with them,i always make sure there perfectly lined up and trued.the motor kit i had was 6 years old and the chain was rusty,so i wanted to change it.:shock:
  8. Bogaurd

    Bogaurd Member

    I prefer the tank in the back too. Doesn't get in the way of my knees, and if I take the bike on anything really rough the petrol spilling a little doesn't worry me :D

  9. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    What type of paint is on your bike ?
  10. Bogaurd

    Bogaurd Member

    The paint is a Satin black enamel - about $8 a can at my local paint store. 4 Coats on the bike, which took 2 cans. Prep work was having the bike sandblasted & primed, then a bit of light sanding. The engine was painted with a high temperature engine paint in a matte black.

    There are a bunch of pics detailing how it was done in my thread here. :smile:
  11. starkm32

    starkm32 Member

    Bikes look HOT with the tank mounted like a motorcycle, at least that's my 2 pence on the subject.

    Of course it's different strokes for diff folks, & your mileage may vary. :shock:
  12. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I'll agree that tank up front looks better. But not by much, I think.

    And rear tank is more practical.
  13. Marktur

    Marktur Member

    I likes it like a motorcycle, too.

    Vrrrrmm, vrrrrrm! :)
  14. BoltsMissing

    BoltsMissing Active Member

    Thanks Bogaurd..,