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Old 08-25-2008, 11:52 PM
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ralex999 ralex999 is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2008
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Default Re: I'm New, but got carried away

Hi guys...Being new has it's draw backs. I would love to post some photo's but not knowing how, I will do my best to get some up. We may have to have someone send me an email with your email so I can reply with photo attachments and have someone help me post the photo's. My son has basically been building Schwinn's, as his old man litterally was raised on one. We have settled in on the beach cruser known as the Windwood and my personal favorite is the Schwinn's Searcher, a comfort bike with a cross between a mountain bike and "baloon tire" rebirth of years of yore. We have built up a half dozen 70 cc's (more like 67.9, but whose counting) and mounted them on Huffy Sante Fe's. I really do need to post a few photo's of the front wheel that collapsed on one and wrapped the fender into the wheel, totally collapsing the front wheel and send my son into ordbit doing about 30 miles an hour (yes, he was clocked doing that on a 70 cc). He was fine, but still has reminder's of the incident called "road rash". Wow. I have read some of your post on beefing up the front fender, but all I can say is: DON'T under any circumstances leave a front fender on a Huffy Sante Fe. The Schwinn does look like the front fender was engineered with a lip preventing it from biting directly into the tire, but it could possibly happen with any of them. So for now, Let me just add until I get time to post actual accident photo's and figure out how to do this, be so very careful with front fenders on motorized bikes. Don't do it! Take the damned front fenders off. Please. The life you save might be your own. Ride safe guys and here are some of my happier photo's of some really cool bikes....
Bill, better known as Ralex999
The stuff is built in China, but it took and American to make it better....
P.S. There are some photo's at Green Earth Choppers
if the ones I am going to try and post do not make it. Happy motoring....
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