So, any winter build projects?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Happy Valley, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    14 degress last night so instead of doing much riding I'm planning the future.

    Off the deep end with this antique : DSCF0085.JPG

    Got a K2 Proflex in a trade and it's one of those 'I paid little so let's see how much I can throw at rebuilding it' things.

    Got a new Robin EHO35 sitting on the bench, now just need to figure how the heck I'm gonna mount it.

    Should be fun. Should.:thinking:

    Got a build project this winter?

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  2. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Let's see -

    1: Finish TLE43/CVT rack mount project.
    2: Get "Harbor Freight Special" 2.5 OHV 4 stroke rack mount project off the ground and running. (have a new engine, but that's all.....)

    Rebuild the carb on a Craftsman snow blower I found in the trash. Sell and buy more bike parts. :)
  3. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    My main project for the winter is to learn welding (I'm waitng for delivery of a MIG Welder). I wanna start building my own frames.
  4. We just finished a trike,headed to Clearwater.fla for the weekend. Come back and get back to work.
    Picked up a new Moondog and got a pair of West Pointe (His & hers) That will be done before Dec 25.

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  5. arceeguy

    arceeguy Active Member

    Welding with MIG is pretty easy to learn. Every shop should have a small MIG welder for repairs and fabricating parts. When times were lean, I could not afford to have a new exhaust system put on our car - so I kept repairing the rotting exhaust system with the welder. When I finally got a new exhaust system installed, the shop tech was laughing his butt off because nearly 1/3 of the exhaust was cobbled together by me.

    What kind of welder did you buy? I'm going to upgrade mine to a Lincoln 180C. It is their small 220V model. I figured 110V capability wasn't important since I run the welder from a portable generator anyway.

    I never thought of building a custom frame, or even modifying a frame. I suppose a hydraulic pipe bender would be needed. In any case, it sounds like a cool plan!
  6. JE

    JE Guest

    Clean nd detail the whizzer some more. Start Building the frame and tank for the new whizzer powered board tracker. finish my 1937 Shelby Bicycle 1938 shelby Bicycle and 1939 Elgin Bicycle. It's going to be a busy
  7. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Arcee, I ordered a 110v Firepower welder. I didn't want to bother wiring this cabin for 220. I would have liked to buy a Lincoln or a Hobart, but the shipping would have killed me (there are no brown delivery vans in this area). The Firepower I can get through work, basically wholesale and no delivery charge. It should be here in a couple of weeks.
  8. Topcat

    Topcat New Member

    winter build

    Just got done adding 14" to my magna frame. Due to lack of welding skills I used bolts. The down tube was rect. tubing so I used channel iron lower. I used inner/outer tubing for the top tube. Hopefully enough room for my 3.5 edger motor. Also, discarded Yazoo mower jackshaft with a pulley/chain combo.:clap:
  9. bikebum1975

    bikebum1975 Member

    I'm designing a custom gas tank for my vintage Schwinn Continental That I am going to put a 50cc on t in the spring to early summer soon as funds allow. The tank is based on the vintage tank bicycle engines sell I am going to make it out of copper and polish it. As soon as I get it finished I will post pics towards the spring should look cool. I am also going to put a sick bike parts shift kit on it at one point but this is my first build so we shall see how it comes out.
  10. biken stins

    biken stins Member

    picked up a old murray montery. needs a ground up rebuild. would like to put a 4 stroke kit on it. schwinn delray, power king 80cc build.
  11. hill climber

    hill climber Member

    im working on a vintage style racing motorcycle sidecar. kinda cafe style bike with side car and an air cooled outboard for power, and yes it will pedal.
  12. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    I have sooo many unfinished projects.... & last night, I picked out a NEW one.(go figure :willy_nilly: )
    I have everything on hand to put this together.

    so today I prep & paint this frame.
    this is a kid's cruiser with 20" buddy's 11 year old son. (not to worry, he's been riding minibikes, scooters & pocketbikes for years.)
    I've got apehangers....this is just the mock up


    tight fit, eh?


    RATRODER Guest

    Dave your shop kinda looks like mine,but neater
    20" mb sweet,keep us updated. louis

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  14. thescooterguy

    thescooterguy Member

    winter is my favorite time becouse i have time to build the fun stuff ,
  15. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    I think i'm going to do just the opposite. After 35 years of tinkering i'm shying away
    from anything mechanical. Im tired, burnt, spent. I even took my car "IN" for a oil change
    for the first time ever. Fried, baked, toasted. (This will pass:whistling:)

    Then will come this season called "spring". Then I will create something spectacular.
    I will be surfing here for fun and ideas. Also to watch everyone flourish and grow in
    their projects. The MB's just keep getting better and better. I'm not giving up....Just regrouping.
  16. mountain80

    mountain80 Member

    I did most of my projects through summer till now. Just got a 4L fuel tank off ebay, wow am I going to be able to a week solid to work and back plus my errands now. Should regrease the bearings in the wheels and i have a high quality needle bearing sitting in my toolbox so later on I will pull the head and jug and install it, Probably check the compression and if its down I will throw in a new set of rings in as well.
  17. The Buggy Bike is my winter project. I ride it every day but it's not finished till I get that 3 speed squared away and a decent paint job.
    For a decent paint job that would mean taking it all apart so that may not happen at all for that's my ride when the ice is out.
    Maybe I'll do the paint job in the spring when I dust off Cronus from hibernation.
  18. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Yeah, me too. A lot of good riding weather went by and I missed it by being occupied with building bikes. Not this year, that's why I'm starting early. By the time spring rolls around I want 3 bikes primed and set to go with build and maintenance done, one each for me and the Mrs. and one spare.
    Looking forward to those long summer evenings. :cool:
  19. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    winter rocks!!!

    wait till you see this one....... 100_2484.JPG

    and this one's on the drawing board.... 1bentA.JPG
  20. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member