Youngbirds Black Bike....

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Youngbird, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Here we are at last with some progress to show/report. This is a Cranbrook frame from the ground up. The rear section is leaving later today in exchange for a more traditional "hardtail" replacement. The color will remain "hotrod black" except maybe the 1 gal. tank. It may be doctored a bit. The tires are 3x26 Kenda Flames. In the front is a HUSKY 2.25x26 with a S/A drum brake and out back will be a 2.25x26 S/A 3sp 165mm wide from Firebelly Cycles (thanks Evan). It will be powered by a Honda GXH50 and a Comet TAV2 convertor. Im starting the hardtail tonight....wish me luck.

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  2. DetonatorTuning

    DetonatorTuning Active Member

    absolutely love the front end and clubman bars.

    can't wait to see the rest.

  3. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Those forks are beautiful! Very nice work indeed. Where did you get the forks?
  4. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    If memory serves, they came from "CHOPPER US", and thanks to you all.
  5. wcocc

    wcocc Guest

    comet tav 2 ? how are you going to run this on the honda motor? did you find a driver for the 5/8 shaft? If you did, let me know, I would like to use the same setup, but can only find 3/4 drivers .

  6. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    I spoke with the tec. eps at Hofco/Comet and asked zthe same question. Their response was to sleeve the 5/8 crank output up to 3/4 and bobs your uncle....the 3/4 driver will do it from there. They did recommend a steel sleeve for the crank. They cost about 72 cents each from the gocart suppliers. GoodLuck!
  7. KDC1956

    KDC1956 Member

    looking good

    Your bike is looking clean and good like the front end too.And the front tire wheel is nice
    I thought about using one on my bike but not sure just yet.:evilgrin:
  8. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    That wheel from HUSKY is a steal at $74.00. HD rim with the 11g spokes and the drum all laced and ready to go. I will surely keep using them.
  9. Yeah, it's a nice brake too! Wish I could match that front wheel price! Lookin Good Youngbird!
  10. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Glad you checked in....Im still looking for a suitable box to send that rear wheel....I didnt for get or nuthin....LOL.:ack2: