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Old November 26th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #301
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Your bike frame looks like the frame of a steam powered custom bike I drew awhile back... except mine had brass tanks and a belt drive.
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Old November 27th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #302
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Besides the cool looking frame, the wheels look very trick. Where are you locating the crankset?
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Old December 1st, 2014, 06:29 PM   #303
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http://www.ruff-cycles.com/

Has anybody seen this site? Bit pricey (at least el'cheapo here thinks so) but nice bikes
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Old December 1st, 2014, 07:46 PM   #304
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Yes, I've seen it.
This is inspiration for me. Mine is very similar also made from square tubes but will have a bit of Hebster's touch on it. And off course scratchbuilt....

http://kahaki.pl/en/projekty/baron/

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Old January 3rd, 2015, 06:59 AM   #305
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Needed a break from the 356 so I can work on a few solutions in the back of my head. So I decided to put the dream I had last night into reality....

Upper tube for the rearfork now welded!!





Some detailling still with a piece of paper...

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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:13 AM   #306
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ratrodbikes.com

There is a lot cooler stuff than mine on there too.
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Old January 5th, 2015, 09:25 AM   #307
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swing bikes are pretty bad ass
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Old January 5th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #308
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Slick bikes. Nice Iron Sporty!
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Old January 15th, 2015, 10:23 PM   #309
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Thought I might share my latest bike build, having a go at a 1914 era Indian Boardtracker
getting close to where I want her, following a bit of a long winded condensed build diary.

She will have a twist or three, first twist she will be change-able from boardtracker to traditional,
couple of pic's I found of some real ones!


Pile of parts from my stash a bike scraps, can you see a boardtracker in there?


Drew up some plans, size determined by forks and the rear triangle and of course 26'rims.


Have a roller, bit more welding to do then bondo, primer and get her ridable.






Here are the boardtracker drop bars, have to be cut down yet.


The joining tubes I always thought would be a problem, had to get these as close as possible
as the drop bars are what makes a boardtracker. Sort of stumbled across a simple solution
which has worked really well, cut and welded four handle bar stems.


Here she with the board tracker bars.








Now here she is with the straight bars.


Will have fenders as with the straight bars.




Twist number two, twist throttle with a front hub electric brushless motor, so good so far can
get around 35Kph only fitted yesterday so haven't really given her a good run.




Plan is to hide the battery behind a fake tank.


So was going to use some plumbing pipe for the fake tank, too much curve,
so went down another track, more complex, more work but turned out okay.



Cut the fuel filler and pressure pump from an old primus kerosene stove, yep
bit of a sin to cut the old gem up but I have another mint one, a greater cause!




This thing was a bit more complex than first meets the eye, wanted it to look
authentic but had to get around the battery and still be able to charge it. Made
the whole thing so it can be removed four screws takes each side off.


I live pretty isolated so have to make stuff with what's at hand 2mm ply glued, screwed
and clamped around the curve of the internal frame, then fill sand paint.




Didn't polish up the brass too much wanted to retain the patina look.


The top straps are for clamping pipe under a house perfect size for the job.


How she sits today, tried the patina look re paint, put down a base coat of red primer then table
salt on the high, more likely to fade, areas. Then top coat and a black pin wash to give her an
older look. Took most of a rainy day to make these two Head badges, dremel, then file, then buff.


May just be able to see I scribed in Hendee MFG and Springfeild Mass top and bottom.


Also added a tail light from an old reflector I had and some plumbing pipe




Getting all arty on the computer.




That's the ten year old Boarder Collie "Fly" looking happy to have her picture taken.
Getting close but still a bit more to do, will convert her over to a boardtracker soon
and see how she looks.

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Old January 16th, 2015, 06:00 PM   #310
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Brilliant! Love the construction pics and the pup too.!!
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Old January 22nd, 2015, 12:56 AM   #311
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Yeah she's a champion, hangs outside my shed for hours while I
tinker away, run a few ideas past her and she always approves!
Thought I'd share some pic's of my tribe of Indians, most of the
bits from the local Waste Management Facility, only buy tyres and the odd accessory.

Thought I'd get a few pic's of my Indians together, the lowest, the slowest and the boardtracker!




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Old May 12th, 2016, 02:50 AM   #312
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Some progress on this yesterday...
Modified rear fork some..


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Old January 1st, 2017, 12:28 AM   #313
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So after a bit of a break been working on filling the void under the tank, from the outset I was always going to try to get this thing as close to the real thing as my ability would allow, so fake engine!

So I live pretty isolated and have to build my bikes from what I can beg, borrow or pirate from here, there and everywhere, the bulk of this thing is mainly from scrap plywood.



The cylinder head is cut out of an old compressor head.


More plywood for the oil tank and mangeto, the carbie an old torch and scrap plumbing pipe or the intake manifold and exhaust.


Bit more detail, pipes are old brake lines pulled off a wrecked car, the oil valve from an old primus stove as is the oil tank filler.


Oil pump from the same dismantled primes stove, the crank shaft is driven by the pedals.


Now most of the mock up is now done, next, dismantle and paint!
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Old January 1st, 2017, 01:12 PM   #314
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Okay, now you've done it! You've hooked me on the idea of an electric bike with a fake but really cool looking engine. A buddy down the road has a small bike shop and 'bone' pile.
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Old January 1st, 2017, 03:28 PM   #315
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I seem to have a soft spot for odd bicycles. I have two Masa Slingshots, a Rebike, a Rhoades car, a 2 seat recumbent tadpole trike and a homebuilt "mini-Slingshot" project. I'm itching to build a couple of customs.
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Old January 25th, 2017, 12:18 AM   #316
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Got the fake engine painted and fitted up, not 100% happy,
the oil tank is too silver and want to add more weathering to
the crankcase, getting close.


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 02:16 AM   #317
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My latest creation, trucktrike.


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 09:50 AM   #318
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Damn, your Truck Trike is just soooo cool!
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 10:56 AM   #319
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Damn, your Truck Trike is just soooo cool!
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 05:00 AM   #320
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YUP ! These things just keep getting better and better.
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Old February 21st, 2017, 12:57 AM   #321
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What I set out to achieve around three years ago, as close as possible replica of a 1914 Indian board track racer. To convert her from traditional to broad tracker she gets different handle bars, fenders removed apart from the cut down rear one and the smaller seat, ready to race!

While she is a bit nicer to ride in the traditional mode, I just love the stripped back look of the board trackers, just something rough and raw about them. Imagine roaring around an oval wooden track throttle wide open at 100mph with other bikes close by, the crowds,the smell, the noise and the fear!








I wasn't happy with the engines paint job so redid her with less silver.


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Old February 21st, 2017, 03:13 AM   #322
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I'm trying to imagine going 100 mph on that with several others close by

It's tough to imagine, but, I'll bet it's one hell of an adrenaline rush


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