The Streamliner

Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - FINISHED BIKES' started by David Cooksey, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. David Cooksey

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    This started life as a Dutch bike. I fitted an electric conversion first, using a 500watt motor in the front wheel and a 16amp/hr battery pack.
    Bodywork was all hand made from aluminium using traditional methods.
    The style I was after was a 1930's streamliner/art deco bike.

    I loved making it!

    Thanks for all your kind comments throughout the build. You really are my favourite forum!

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  2. Wizzletooth

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    Wow!
     
  3. SSG

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    I think you nailed your streamliner/deco look. The metalwork is amazing.
     
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  4. OddJob

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    Does it look like a guy straddling a rocket when you ride it?!

    Cool build! If you have time in the next week, shoot a ride vid, I want to see that thing go! :thumbsup:
     
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  5. David Cooksey

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    My brother. The jet noise in the background was the track drier on the drag strip

     
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  7. toro1978

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    Watching these I can't but think of Burt Munro.
     
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  8. David Cooksey

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    I'll take that :)
     
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    Somehow missed the entire build, gonna have to do some catching up.
    Very cool bike.
     
  10. SkyknightJohn

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    Is it retro or is it futuristic? I can’t decide. Super cool either way. Awesome job!
     
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  11. Chad T

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    Unbelievable craftsmanship on this one. Especially like the roll formed ribs and the tear drop bumps. Looks like it moves pretty good too.
     
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  12. MattiThundrrr

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    This cigar cutter from the thirties says it's retro:
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    *Currently available online for the low low price of $1,730.51!!!
     
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  13. David Cooksey

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    I like this photo too

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  14. OneHorsePower

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    :43: Amazing ! :41:
     
  15. vonwid

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    looks great . good metal work takes time . must be a few hours in getting that right
     
  16. sdframe

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    Wowser!!!
     
  17. David Cooksey

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    Thanks, and yeah, there has been more than a few hours put into it!
     
  18. MattiThundrrr

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    And the RatRod Understatement Award goes to...
     
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  19. irideiam

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    Killer!
     
  20. OddJob

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    That thing really moves along with that electric, throttle activated, motor! Sleek!

    One question: Do the cranks turn? It looked like his feet were just resting on the pedals during the ride video. What I mean is, can you pedal this bike as well as use the throttle?
     
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