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