Re: Joining the madness..
So glad to have you join us. I've always enjoyed looking at photos like those you posted. I simply never get to see this type of design in my part of the world and I'm sure the young men in my area would have their eyes open wide
if they saw the what you posted drive down the street. In time we're going to have to start making our own custom frames here and start by making replicas of old vintage bicycles.
I'm also an avid world band radio listener and must tell you Radio Netherlands is one of the best I'm able to tune into.
As you speak of making a bike without pedals and with a motor we have some
threads on the subject of the Cuban "Riquimbili". You may like to see what the Cubans have built. They too have an interesting sense of styling.
Some of us in the states are making replicas of 1900's motorcycles which
looked like motorized bicycles back then and had pedals. In my part of the wolrd there are lots of old small vintage Briggs Stratton motors laying about that were about 2 or 2 1/2 horse power. Most were made of cast iron.
I hope you post plenty of photos.