Inspiration for your MBBO/ORBO Build

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Sounds like an awesome plan! I've always wanted one of those OCC bikes since I was a kid, but I would need to modify one so I could ride it now.
Everybody needs to modify one to ride it. The bikes look awesome, but the raked fork steering geometry is similar in safety to being a Kamikaze pilot in a Mitsubishi Zero during WW2.

I have one so far back on the burner that after you turn the knob, the gas would take a month to reach the burner.

It is a motorized project, but not the normal variations. I have an early 1960s opposed twin Lawson Power Products 2 stroke with a crank fired points/battery/Harley coil ignition. I may mount a vintage bicycle generator on the engine for lighting and charging purposes.

To make it safer to ride I am using the hydraulic fork off a Peace Captain America chopper. Looks great with the 24" front wheel and goes downhill like a dream.

It uses a chrome centrifugal clutch (for now at least) and a Rupp mini bike sprocket. No crank sprocket, it uses a vintage Shimano Disc Brake where the sprocket was. I am going to use a 24" MTB rear wheel to do the same up front. The disc's will screw onto the threads where the sprocket goes.

No pedals, they are now highway pegs.
A super size Persons spring seat (for the solo rider only) and the Peace chopper Z Bars are the other 2 points of rider contact.

It is going to be transferred to a Sunset Orange Metallic Schwinn tribal frame with all the decals removed.

I built Mini Fatbob tanks for it with a 160 mph VDO speedometer so I do not break a speedometer drive by going too fast.

It is only a mock up right now so I will be redoing almost everything I have done so far.

It is in storage right now and no photos. I may get it out soon though and if I do I will put up a build thread on it even though it may not get built right away. I have 2 or three musclebikes ahead of it.

Thanks for listening to my inane babbling.
Rob
 
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I have a Peterson Book of the Bicycle with a build story on this bike. It is incredible!
Not aware of that one. Have to look for it. Altered my life.

Allan Abbott also designed the controversial Signorina.
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I first saw in on a magazine rack next to the Mad Magazine at the IGA store near my high school.
I finally found a copy 40 years later on eBay. Couldn't remember the book name, only the build article on a homemade BMX bike I thought was awesome.
I have the book handy in my shed, I will pull it out and take a couple photos to make it easier to find man.
Thanks, Rob
 
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hamppea;
I first saw in on a magazine rack next to the Mad Magazine at the IGA store near my high school.
I finally found a copy 40 years later on eBay. Couldn't remember the book name, only the build article on a homemade BMX bike I thought was awesome.
I have the book handy in my shed, I will pull it out and take a couple photos to make it easier to find man.
Thanks, Rob
Thank you. I learned about it from a Guinness World Records book in the 70's. My dad explained how it worked. I was hooked thereafter fitting the largest sprockets possible.
 
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Thank you. I learned about it from a Guinness World Records book in the 70's. My dad explained how it worked. I was hooked thereafter fitting the largest sprockets possible.
If you find any, the sprockets from the original Schwinn Excersizer are the largest I have ever seen man. I had one but it went with most of my bikes for the museum.
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One of us just brought one of those home. @Bike from the Dead wasn't that you? I was going to mention that sprocket on your "Finds" thread, but I forgot. People want those big gears.
Yeah, just got one last week. Part of the reason I got that exercise bike was for the giant sprocket, in case I decided to use it for parts. For now though, I'm using it as intended, especially during the winter when it's too cold for me to ride my other bikes.
 

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