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Old 10-05-2010, 04:44 AM
sparrow69 sparrow69 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Detroit
Posts: 74
Default Re: New Old Schooler from Detroit

so its been a while since I made my initial post, and progress has been slow (life is like that sometimes). I figured I'd update you all with some new changes, I've found an amazing deal on a Micargi Leopard, so it looks like I'll be building a stretched cruiser rendition of a board track (i know, typically not a traditional board track setup) but I'm still doing it old school.
I'm still kind of hung up on a motor, flopping back and forth on a few different options, but I'm hoping the line on some slightly used (broke in) Briggs kart engines comes through, their Animal series, and put out an amazing amount of power. if so, the plan now calls for a 72 tooth rear, and disk brakes on the rear.
My rear wheel is a 20", my front is a 26" and will be adorned with a springer front fork, im just deciding on if i should go straight or low-rider style curved to make it an even longer stance.
I do know however that i will be eliminating the pedals, and replacing them with footpegs, and the motor will have a modified kickstart.
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