srdavo's pics

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by srdavo, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Here's a pic of my 55 cc dirt bike I built in 2005.

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    This is my Charcoal powered trike....
    59_122805_001_1.jpg I can't ride it....but a guy's gotta eat!



    and finally......
    59_nov22_021_1.jpg I call this, "Siamese Schwinns"



    I really enjoy this forum.
    Dave
     
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  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    hey, srdavo, bring that q-bike up this way, i got the munchies 8)
     
  3. Tom

    Tom Active Member

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    that dirtbike looks pretty sick. Was it hard to paint the cooling fins on the engine? Can you paint the rest of it?
     
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Tom,
    Thanks. The cooling fins came painted. I bought a couple Grubee 55cc's back in '04. This one sat in the box till last year. I'm sure the rest could be painted to match.

    Augi,
    Bar-b-q to go....my buddy calls it " meals on wheels "
     
  5. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Rusty

    Meet Rusty....this is my first motor bike. I pedalled this bike for 3 years. A rescued 1953 Schwinn......the frame was the only thing left worth salvaging. (well worth it... in my mind haha) we're on our 4th fork....3rd seat.....3rd handlebars....2nd set of tires...2nd engine....& 2001st grin!!!but the rust is all origional. haha you could say we have a history.

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    btw.....Rusty is hanging here because of a flat tire....& prolly a much needed rest. geez...I need to clean ,my garage...haha
    thats all I got...for now....
    Dave
     
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  6. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    AFTER
    this pic was taken in 05

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    my 2nd build, this bike has turned into my daily ride. 24 inch wheels. the stingray tires (front tires from the OCC Schwinn) have lasted a lot of miles, showing very little wear. I'm running a 48 cc skyhawk, with a 48 tooth sprocket. It runs flat out 27 mph & has excellent take-off. this bike begs to be run wide open. I've since added a rear rack and saddle bags to carry a few tools & spare parts. the rack holds a 12 pack beer like it was made for it.

    BEFORE
    this is where it started --- 1973 boys 26inch 3 speed Schwinn-- found on a junk pile on my buddy's farm. FREEBEE!!

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  7. gone_fishin

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    srdavo, i like the classic look, but i'm really happy with the mountain bike look, too...nice bike 8)
     
  8. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Trike

    My bbq trike has moved on to a new project......here's my mock up.
    Old Murry cruiser, and a Gobby trike rear-end. 45cc Russian engine.

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    Can anybody name this springer? I have a complete bike of this same brand......hint-----> mid 1960's.

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    I was able to attach a 44 tooth sprocket to the original hub, making an easy jackshaft....of sorts.

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  9. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    man, oh, man...i can't wait to watch this one! your concept is too cool 8)

    i have no idea what that springer came off of...i'll guess later after i've searched around a bit :)
     
  10. Guest

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    Hmmmmm.

    Is the springer from a Roadmaster?
    I had a bike with that frontend years ago, but my memory fails me now....
     
  11. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    not the roadmaster...or at least this one isn't.
    thanks for looking...& keep guessing :)
     
  12. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    Rolling Chassis

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  13. Guest

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    I'd call it "The Hot Seat"...
     
  14. Guest

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    Is that bike a Murray Westport? :???:
     
  15. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    it's a murray something.... a freebee!

    :lol: hot seat!! :lol:
     
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    I really like that bike! The fork is fantastic. Where did you get the Russian engine?

    Dan
     
  17. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    thanks Dan.

    the fork is from a mid 1960's Sears Spaceliner. I also have a complete Spaceliner bike (basket case/rat).

    Does anyone know what company(s) built bikes for sears?

    I got my Russian engines a few years back, from a St. Louis Grubee dealer.
    Augie found one on ebay------> http://www.motoredbikes.com/viewtopic.php?t=1570
     
  18. JosephGarcia

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    I really like the trike idea. I see people around here riding those, without engines. I had a bad experience on one while turning. How steady are they? Mine flipped with me on it. I wouldn't want to see that happen to you at 30 MPH.
     
  19. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

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    It's alive!!

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  20. JosephGarcia

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    Git 'er Done!
     
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