(WBO) Bhuzzard

Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by The Renaissance Man, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. American Vintage Bicycle Supply

    American Vintage Bicycle Supply Double Nickle Moderator

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    That feeling of the motor firing up will never get old. Is it pedal start or pulley?


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    Pulley start is for sissies. :D
     
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    After the engine settled in on the frame, the drive chain got too loose again. So I changed the pedal side chain ring to a 48T and took two links out of the chain and it worked even better than the last set-up. Pure luck!

    After a few other minor adjustments I put a few miles on it and then loaded it up and took it downtown to the First Friday street festival. I've done this with both of my other build-off bikes so I guess it's now a tradition for me.

    It was loads of fun listening in on people's conversations as they looked over the bike. No one guessed that it wasn't original. :21:

    I waited for an opening between the people walking by and took this shot:

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    Several people told me stories about the bikes that they remembered from that era and most all of the kids loved it. Even on the trip back home a girl at a stop light rolled her window down to tell me how cool that she thought it was. I don't even have a half hour of riding in yet and I'm having a ball with it!
     
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    ^ Sounds awesome TRM!

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    She looks the part,and I knew you would be having a blast.
    I'm shocked you don't sleep with it....:21:
     
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    I practically did last week during the final assembly!:43:

    Funny thing, with all of that oil in the mixture it drips oil after a ride so it's right at home parked next to my Samba which also marks its territory.:21:
     
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    The bike looks great . Whats interesting to me is that's the Same Columbia guard on the left side that I have saved for my motorbike build .. I hope my guard works that well.
     
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    I notice your motor is a tad more on a slant then mine.Mine has settled in,but I was thinking raise it buy a couple of millies for chain reasons.I will do it for sure on the Blue Arrow,and I want to bend the exhaust in more.
     
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    Thank you to everyone who voted for this bike and to everyone who participated by adding your thoughts along the way. :)

    My intention from the beginning was to use the build-off and its deadline as motivation to get this bike built and enjoy the comradery along the way. I'm happy to say that I achieved my goal and the fact that so many of you liked the end result is very rewarding!

    Now lets all do some riding!
     
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    You sir are an awesome builder and one I consider a friend. No baloney and honest. I so much wish we could ride, that would be some fun. I do still plan on powering SGT.ROCK, I've been looking at a few different motors that friends around here have. I'm thinking four stroke, so I can burn pump gas. Yours is a great build, I hope mine turns out nearly as fine.

    Carl.
     
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