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You all know what to do! Scream real loud! Arrrrrrrrrr! Hey boys and girls what’s this? A tiny bike! Ha ha! Haaaaa ha ha! It’s a kids bike with an identity complex!
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This repainted ‘70 Stingray Midget arrived yesterday got a once over and has logged several more miles by an adult on what are likely original tires. I wanted a Run-A-Bout Krate to throw in the trunk. I tried that idea originally with a fastback but it’s still too big for the trunk. I may refresh/repaint this one because there’s no clear coat and I want it to match the Apple I did. Whitewalls & Springer for sure, but torn between the stock height 16” springer or a 20” springer with a 12” front wheel. I may go with a 1.75 rear wheel so I can run the fatter Cavaliers I like that probably won’t work on the s7rims. Gripper slick would be the best. I know I definitely want more gears. Maybe some full insanity alloy electric hub? I currently have it set up like a Runabout…yeah I’m tired of hyphens…& I’m too lazy for cut & paste. I still need to cut a seat post to turn into a stem using the tandem seat clamp. Riding it all over. Light and portable and already getting shout outs.
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The runabout single seat post look is kinda growing on me and is super convenient. I’d like to figure out how to run supports for the rear of a banana seat to the seat post...maybe from a seat clamp using short or even bent springer bars?
I fit larger diameter sissy bars over a cut portion from a smaller one…great for trying stuff out quickly. The idea is you undo the main seat post and the rears all slide out. I tried out a few combos. Last one reminds me of a bsa or triumph.
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I tried living with the S7’s but the available tires are bunk. These whitewalls are lumpy.
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I’m looking for either a 16” chrome run a bout rim or a 28H geared hub with roller or coaster that I can lace on these steel rims. Love the Slik…Meh on the silver rims…might go with white. Love the portability of the regular saddle and I haven’t yet nailed how to make an adjustable banana seat. I’m using the bike daily and it’s a blast. I get thumbs ups and asked about it every time I ride it. I’m stepping out of the contest. I’ll ding it up from practical use and respray it down the road.

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You all know what to do! Scream real loud! Arrrrrrrrrr! Hey boys and girls what’s this? A tiny bike! Ha ha! Haaaaa ha ha! It’s a kids bike with an identity complex!
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This repainted ‘70 Stingray Midget arrived yesterday got a once over and has logged several more miles by an adult on what are likely original tires. I wanted a Run-A-Bout Krate to throw in the trunk. I tried that idea originally with a fastback but it’s still too big for the trunk. I may refresh/repaint this one because there’s no clear coat and I want it to match the Apple I did. Whitewalls & Springer for sure, but torn between the stock height 16” springer or a 20” springer with a 12” front wheel. I may go with a 1.75 rear wheel so I can run the fatter Cavaliers I like that probably won’t work on the s7rims. Gripper slick would be the best. I know I definitely want more gears. Maybe some full insanity alloy electric hub? I currently have it set up like a Runabout…yeah I’m tired of hyphens…& I’m too lazy for cut & paste. I still need to cut a seat post to turn into a stem using the tandem seat clamp. Riding it all over. Light and portable and already getting shout outs.
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The runabout single seat post look is kinda growing on me and is super convenient. I’d like to figure out how to run supports for the rear of a banana seat to the seat post...maybe from a seat clamp using short or even bent springer bars?
I fit larger diameter sissy bars over a cut portion from a smaller one…great for trying stuff out quickly. The idea is you undo the main seat post and the rears all slide out. I tried out a few combos. Last one reminds me of a bsa or triumph.
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I like the visual flow from tank thru seat.
 
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Cheers all. Another one of those “guess I‘m fated to get that green bike” bikes. Had that feeling when I first saw it advertised. I saw it for sale on and off a few times over the last year or more and finally caved. I’ve been down cause a friend had just passed and inquired…cause buying stuff…ended up getting it in the same random neighborhood I first met my buddy 20 years ago when we both answered the same random musicians wanted classified ad. The only one I have ever answered to this day.

I always wanted to do a Roth inspired trike with 20” rear silks, bent springer, screamer bars and and dual headlights...and a wheelbarrow pan for cargo. I need to figure out how to hook up the coaster brake with that rear all filled in and where in the world the 333 t shifter is going to go.
 
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