Thanks for that It has two tubes in it. I am seriously lacking in tools... don't even have a vice :shock: Will need to get one of those I suppose :roll: I shouted myself a ceapo gasless mig welder at Christmas when they were on half price special 8) Man... welding is HARD!OneHorsePower said:
MplsCoaster said:Like the discs on the back, sure it more than adequate (since I run only rear coaster brakes)
Can't wait to see it all together...
Yep, took it for a ride earlier with just one side connected up as the dual cable lever is not here yet, and just the one disc is plenty for pulling it up, even with just one brake you can even skid it around corners like an old coaster bmx if that takes your fancy... Skidding sideways on a stiff and heavy 5 inch wide motorbike tire with limited weight over the front is an interesting experience though... :shock:Lowlife Lucas said:Looks great, Luke! You should have plenty of stopping power!
pretty impressive for someone lacking tools .. i curious to know if it works fine with 2 tubes or even if i would work with one big tube bending around the middle lips .. let me know when you test this pleaseGlen said:Thanks for that It has two tubes in it. I am seriously lacking in tools... don't even have a vice :shock: Will need to get one of those I suppose :roll: I shouted myself a ceapo gasless mig welder at Christmas when they were on half price special 8) Man... welding is HARD!OneHorsePower said:
haven't you made a front rim for this also ? ... Very cool bike .. Gj!LukeTheJoker said:Got the normal drive side crank welded up with a 44t bmx chainring and took it for a ride today! 8)
P2258774 by LukeTheJoker, on Flickr
Without a doubt, the most fun bike I have ever ridden! Very relaxed riding style but easy to go fast too, plenty of room to stand up and ride for extra power and it tracks really well and turns on a dime. Only issue with it is like most muscle bikes, it is fairly light over the front wheel, tried riding in loose gravel and the wheel would sometimes push and skip if you gave it a sudden turn. That is part of the reason why I decided against brakes on the front wheel, if you are riding fast into a corner and use the front brakes the wheel could slide out on you. With two discs on the rear, a 5 inch tire and all the weight of the rider directly above it, I am sure the rear brakes will be more than adequate to pull it up from speed.
Speaking of the rear brakes, I ended up getting the mounts done after my ride, took a lot of planning, mock ups and re-starts but got there in the end, quite late by the time it was done (9:15) so no pictures. (Sorry Terry!)
Unfortunatly where the brakes and mounts are, now means I need to re-work the rear seat support bar to get them to clear... :roll:
Just have to wait for my second chainwheel and freewheel to get here and I am finished the drive chain, once the dual cable brake lever arrives I can work out how much I have to extend the barends to give me enough length to mount it and the grips I bought, so aside from the seat support bar re-work, running cable guides, mounting the front guard and adding the name plate, the bike is getting close...
Then of course there will be filing, sanding, prepping, priming, painting, buffing, apply the stickers etc... :shock:
13 days and counting...
I did make up a 24inch front rim, but decided against using it when I decided not to do the long forks, the 20inch looks more muscle bike to me with the current forks.OneHorsePower said:haven't you made a front rim for this also ? ... Very cool bike .. Gj!
Glad you like the mounts Terry, took me back to my working days trying to figure the drive side one out, actually enjoyed it, doing something from scratch with things that are not designed for it is my idea of fun! :mrgreen:bigfatcat said:Dang Luke super cool yet again.
LukeTheJoker said:Edit: Just checked the weather predictions, and my best days for painting in the coming week (not raining) is tomorrow and the next day, I will need two days to do it, one day to prime, next to sand and top coat, and that is just the main frame colour, nevermind all the add ons... :shock: Not sure I can have it done and ready to paint by then, currently raining outside and under warnings for extreme weather, flash flooding, thunderstorms and quote "large hailstones."
Bike may not get painted... :|
No guts no glory!! :lol: :lol: :lol:LukeTheJoker said:Not sure I am desperate enough for the win to paint in the rain, nevermind the welding etc. I have to finish... :mrgreen: