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  1. wheelbender6

    Western Flyer 24 5 speed

    The shifter sure looks like a Sears shifter. Maybe a DIY 5 speed conversion?
  2. wheelbender6

    Quite possibly the ugliest bicycle ever

    Townies make good e-bikes. Plenty of room for batteries.
  3. wheelbender6

    Jude's finds

    That head badge rocks.
  4. wheelbender6

    california dreamin

    Keep the pics comin.
  5. wheelbender6

    Red Bikes Are Faster (rbaf)

    I would need a lot caffeine before I could spin those cranks!
  6. wheelbender6

    Electric hub motor with five gear cassette

    Bafang hub motors have a good rep. Most come with 6 speed cogs. I don't think you can get 5 speed cogs anymore.
  7. wheelbender6

    New member looking for ideas. How would you convert my custom frame to electric?

    I would get a kit with a rear hub motor. At least 36v500w.
  8. wheelbender6

    Purple Heart

    Great to have a Purple Heart recipient on board. Thank you for serving and sacrificing.
  9. wheelbender6

    Went To The "E" Side

    There are quite a few e-bikes with vintage rat rod styling, nut they are really expensive.
  10. wheelbender6

    Cranbrook E-Bike

    I have not. I have seen other electrified beach cruisers. Mounting a hub motor should be pretty straight-forward. Mid mount motor will require a BB adaptor and you will likely run into other problems. Bottle battery pack can be mounted to the seat tube. One problem: Hub motors do not have...
  11. wheelbender6

    My first rod brake bike

    Thats what I needed when Iived on the Gulf. Cables would rust and seize within a month.
  12. wheelbender6

    OK Guys! How does this bike seat grab you???????

    I'd use that seat if it gave massages. No more numbness on long rides.
  13. wheelbender6

    Unofficial March Shootout 4 VOTING

    Sorry I didn't vote. I've been busier than a one armed paper hanger. Gotta get my priorities right.
  14. wheelbender6

    Schwinn Continental II

    Here is a quick mock up for my Conti. Bars, front brake and 3 speed coaster were scavenged from a 1977 Breeze.
  15. wheelbender6

    Schwinn Continental II

    Great color. Looks like you added some wider beach cruiser wheels, too. -My favorite thing about my Continental is that nice little French made fork, and it looks like yours has it too. -By the way, the date in my original post was a typo. it's a 1979 Conti, verified by SN. Sorry.
  16. wheelbender6

    Schwinn Continental II

    Brought home this 1979 Conti II. I am very unfamiliar with these Schwinns. Its a low spec bike, but virtually every component is stamped Schwinn or Schwinn Approved. That crankset is as big as a satellite dish. I may add upright bars and a 3 spd coaster hub.
  17. wheelbender6

    Long low beach cruiser (custom made frame)

    Dude. You could ride that under a Miata.
  18. wheelbender6

    New bike who this?

    Welcome. Wheels are 20"x12"?
  19. wheelbender6

    Can you put custom gears on a freewheel?

    I don't think cassette cogs will fit the freewheel spindle. Cogs on my cassettes would not thread on to anything.
  20. wheelbender6


    Looks great. I want to resurrect an old10 speed like that.