Originally Posted by mapbike
sounds to me like you have done great with your blkes, you have built what you wanted and what you need and done it with the least amount of investment and it's something you enjoy that's a win win in my book and the way I try to do a lot of the things that I enjoy would love to see some pictures of your box and how you have them set up.
The bike is all apart getting a new paint job right now. I was posting paint pics in the "what did you do to your bike today" thread, but will now post those in the painting (chop shop) forum. While it's tore down for paint, everything will be cleaned and detailed before reassembly. I'll take more pics.
I've been lucky over the years- several mods each improved things a bit at a time. Now it runs pretty trouble-free and tires and rollers last a long time. There are still other design ideas (improvements?) I plan on trying.
BTW. I just looked at your albums. Lots of nice rides there! Not a FD in the bunch? I don't blame you. I would go chain-drive with a DIY motor in a heartbeat if it wasn't for the pesky reduction problem. I might even break down and buy a china girl someday, but I must enjoy doing things the hard way.