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Old 11-23-2010, 11:40 PM
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rode around, went to the bank, then bought another bike carcass. another rusty old colson 24", except this one's super rare and probably worth a lot of money restored, so i dunno if i'm gonna motor it. but i want to.

i had to cut the cranks off because they were so rusted out there wasn't even a nut on the bottom bracket anymore. just a semi-round, petrified chunk.

the frame looks bad, but it's actually really nice.

and for some reason i can't post pics of it. keeps saying "invalid file." tomorrow i'll take some more, or something...
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:44 PM
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The files likely in the a format not accepted on this forum, right click on the pic gotto propeties i will tell you the files format, you want it in jpeg format and at 1024 resolution or below to up it here. If you dont know how to change it and resize email it to me at aussiejester@hotmail.com ill up it on my ftp space and post it here for you.

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Old 11-25-2010, 01:33 PM
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put a new rear tire on. noticed the old one was tearing at the side walls
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Old 11-25-2010, 02:50 PM
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I am worried about the looks of the bike. I was going for more of a DARK Death look.
But today I put on a rear basket. Looks vs. practicality???? I will say though, that the new basket holds a full case of beverages!!!! And makes the 3 mile round trip to the Wally World much easier and more convienient. Just another reason to ride more.
Does it look nerdy????
I does hold 2x12 packs of .................beverages!!!!!
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Old 11-25-2010, 03:12 PM
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Is a sharp looking motorized bicycle Mr.G. (Is this her?) http://motorbicycling.com/attachment...01107-1622.jpg

Got pics with basket? For a 30pk beverage or sheer looks, could go with a trailer. A cool hitch at the end of your rack? Just a thunk. Really like your bike. Could go saddle bags too. LOL, balance the load with a 12 pk on each side.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:41 PM
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That picture in the link is the MotorBike the kids and I built together and the one as my avitar. The one I put the basket on is my second bike I bought used of C-List. I had torn it down to nothing,, and rebuilt it. It does not quite look like I want it to yet, But it is developing nicely.
Niether one of the bikes is anything more than a basic build. But man do they draw attention every where. I think there will be a small outburst of MotorBikes in my area shortly.
I did try a whimpy set of saddle bags from Wally World made by Schwinn, The bags were rugged, but the attachment bands and clips were not up to the task. I think I would like to find a nice set of leather bags,, Or I just might have to custom make my own. That would be cool.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:57 PM
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Mermite Pannier by Gitte

i like these panier ideas
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:58 PM
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I FINALLY- a year later- installed the newer NTS66 carb onto the billet intake- the bike has been running great with the old kit 50cc carb, since I put the billet on-

- except the last two trips started bogging down when it got warmer after several miles- I don't know why, but with a 36 sprocket and narrow wheels, I'm never more than about 1/2 to 2/3 throttle to cruise at 25/ 30. I'm off for coffee and a basket of groceries and back on a cup of gas or so- maybe 5 miles round trip.

I had some fuel leaking around the old one, and the fitting was loose- maybe that was it. Plug looked good, and hadn't changed fuel in several runs

So the new one is on, but haven't had it out yet. Love the new lower fuel cut-off valve- I see the billet intakes are being made even shorter now I think- that's good-

mine could be almost 1/4 inch shorter and closer to motor-
that would also give more frame clearance in the back of carb.
I've thought about hacking it, but the groove for the small rubber gasket ring would go then too.

I'm expecting good results, although I see the clamp for the 66 carb isn't quite wide enough for the neck- and then PINNED to the carb sleeve so it can't be pushed back- this leaves very small "pinholes" behind the clamp, where the sleeve is slotted under it for possible air leak- it may need an internal gasket or other cover behind the main clamp.

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Old 11-26-2010, 08:55 PM
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i went to Newport Beach to take a ride with my buddy and his new bike i built for him. we got about 5 blocks and got stopped by my good buddy Officer Darling (his real name.)

we both had license plates, front and rear lights, and DOT helmets, but no working brakelights, high beams or horns.

that cut our whole ride short.

we didn't get tickets, luckily, since this guy's purpose in life is to get everybody legal, by ticketing and impounding bikes, but he said we couldn't ride without the proper equipment.

if we woulda kept riding, we woulda got fix-it tickets. not that big of a deal, but we decided not to push the issue and went home.

so tomorrow, my next post in this thread might be "i made working brakelights, high beams and horns for our bikes..."

ain't gonna let the man keep me down.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:34 AM
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got my chromoly axle in the mail!
gonna throw it on tomorrow, too tired right now from work to put it on...
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