Thread: And away we go
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Old 04-13-2015, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by thxcuz View Post
Hi everyone, I've been on this forum for years asking stupid questions and getting honest answers. Everyone here is MUCH more polite than on the moped forum. In the past I ran a bumble bee bolt on engine that I liked but chewed the living snot out of my tires. I rebuilt an old Sears friction drive which didn't have enough power to move my fat keister around. I got a great deal on a 77 puch maxi moped that I was able to take apart and put back together and get running pretty well. I could stop there and be content but I don't roll like that. I wanted to dance with the girl who was the reason why I showed up in the first place. I wanted to build me a china girl bike.
I have never been one to do things the easy way so I got a weird old bike a guy found in a barn in rural MO
It was rusty and crusty but it was weird and I am into weird

the next step was to strip her down and paint here green
I rattle canned her (don't judge)

I was afraid I would have a clearance issue but it seems ok. though there is pedal clearance problems I need to address
and here is the mock up. I have a long way to go until it is road worthy. Either I need a clam shell or a different rear wheel. I need to replace the crappy Chinese bolts and solve that pedal issue. Either a conversion to a 3 piece or a wider 1 peice. I haven't decided yet. Wish me luck because I am gonna need it (more updates when they come)
looks great, wider one piece cranks work real well, just put a set on one of my bikes last week, gave enough clearance for using a pull start on the engine which is what I was hoping, it also allowed me to run the exhaust how I was wanting too.

I like wierd also and ill be watching this buildas well since I really like the frame.

I have a sorta unique old Western Flyer bike that reminds me a little of your bike, i plan to make a nice buid with it eventually.
I dont always ride WOT, but when I do..I do my best to keep the rubber side down..Ride safely my friends!
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