Silver Moon Velo

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF #8 - ANYTHING GOES BIKES' started by frameteam2003, May 1, 2013.

  1. frameteam2003

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    May 1,2013. RRBO#8
    Time to start on the Silver Moon Velo---a tandem or two seater Quad-cycle.
     
  2. LukeTheJoker

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    Looking forward to it!
    Your other "sister" build Crescent racer is so cool already, cant wait to see what this one is like!

    Luke.
     
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    Can't wait to see this idea.
    Good luck.
     
  4. frameteam2003

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    The insperation for the build is the cyclekarts of the teens and the French Mochet velocars.At the time Boardtrack racers were popular super/light motorcycle events run on indoor bicycle tracks,cyclekarts was also a hot fed using super/light race autos powered by motorcycle engs.
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    these models became the design for the compain build Cresent Racer(SEE BUILDS)
    For the Build Off the tandem quadcycle will use the Mochet velocar as the blueprint
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  5. frameteam2003

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    measure/drill/cut/fit/measure again/clamp/measure again/weld
    frame rails are done
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  6. panelman

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    Cant wait to see how this turns out looking good!!
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Wow! You are straight into it!
    One of my favourite builds already and there is only a chassis!

    Luke.
     
  8. frameteam2003

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    Almost had the axel done yesterday--but it needed more work--spent all morrning getting it right
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    but for this build I didn't have to build the spindels--there store bought,that will make this a lot better also having front brakes is really good--especially on a tandem.
     
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    Looking gooooood.........
     
  10. Gdcast

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    OOOhhhhh man!!! You´re killing me!! This is OUTSTANDING!!! Wont be able to sleep because of this now,
    MORE!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
     
  11. frameteam2003

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    Thanks for the encouragement guys. Waiting on parts at present. Really need the tires to arrive as I don't want to roll the new rims around bare.
    And Monday's plan is to start on the back disk brakes--I have to add tabs for them. I did learn a lot doing a head start with the Crescent Racer--just added the tires to it. But for now it's the weekend--I have a bike ride/an out door movie and a bike show to do---so till Monday---have a great weekend.
     
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    Nothing till Monday? You are killing us here! :shock:

    All good, enjoy your weekend, love both builds so far!

    Luke.
     
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    WOW! A cyclekart! Good to see one of these in the buildoff. I will be watching this closely.

    Ccd
     
  14. frameteam2003

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    Today's up-date May 8 2013
    New tires--sometimes I have to stand back and see if things are going to plan--so far so good
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    also did one rear disk brake
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  15. Tommy Atoms

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    Sweet Chassis!
     
  16. frameteam2003

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    may 9th up-date
    finished up on installing the disk brakes and started playing around with the seats
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    Thats amazing! Keep up the good work
     
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    Today I'm making braces to add to the frame. They will later be used to hold the body work.
    I'm using a welding method I perfected when I was just a lad back in High School shop. It's been so successful that 90% of all welders use my method. It's Categorized by it's many weight saving voids which I'm sure add strength, it's also extremely easy to re-position the brace. Just snap it right off and re-weld. I'm sure you have heard of my method---it goes by the name" dirt dobber weld"
     
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    Today May14th up-date. Added the braces for the body and started the rails and inter fender well.
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    Looking good!
    Keep those pics flowing and show us that side car...
     

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