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  1. indian22

    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Pete photo of the upper fork plate. .
  2. indian22

    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Steve trade workers even artists such as sculptors or painters often end up with work related disabilities, but even if we knew it was a highly probable outcome in our youth we would have done nothing different. Reality always requires adjustments of attitude & activity. I certainly don't fancy...
  3. indian22

    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Pete your question was a good one as slotting & clamps would work really well. My use of the term clamps by itself was improper and bar riser clamps would have helped. The silver you see is edge on is a view of the thick upper plate that ties and stiffens the two tubes which the bar risers are...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Thanks for the likes guys and now that the clamps are on the bars I also really like the springer. The fork is actually quite faithfully reproduced circa late twenties & thirties. Harley used these as early as 1926 and on into the war years. Steve I feature that I may be the only old guy...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Pete since one of my goals was to clean up the bar connection I was loathe to use clamps. I instead used all thread rod with lots of steel resin & made up two guides to center the rods in each tube and when the goop cured I used set screws to secure. That last bit probably not required...
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    Indian Tadpole

    Steve I'm hoping some relief in sight for you. Health is a topic of concern for many these many months. I spend far more time thinking about bikes and designs etc. these days than actual work though I get in a fair amount of saddle time just running my errands. I've not taken any long rides...
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    Hi from the UK - INDIAN Board Tracker tribute, my first build

    Lol is way overused but I'll risk it as I couldn't help myself from laughing as I read just how forked you were on the current build. The last fork I made was the leaf spring for my Simplex I did so only after searching far and wide for a complete leaf fork & the ones available would have needed...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Handle bars are now double clamped. Rick C.
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    Hensim V-twin 49cc

    Millyard creations are so cool! Rick C.
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    As you can see I'm toggling between bikes currently. Yesterday I swapped the HD type springer and girder forks on the electric V-twin. The bar clamps are scheduled for delivery Wednesday so the bars are still fixed on the short ahead stem. Final bar position will be approximately 2" back & 2"...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Before and after photos. Rick C.
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    More tinkering on a free Cranberry frame that I hacked together using spare everything's that I had laying about. I'm certain I shared a photo sometime back with the original cobble. I rode it some as a pedal bike in the Fall, but I got back at it a few days ago and fitted it with a Sunlite...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Thanks Pete I'll post some photos as I swap the forks. I like the girders and they are correct for a racer so if the occasion or my whim requires it's a quick swap between forks. The earliest model Harley I've seen with a 4 spring fork was a 1926 on a single cylinder bike, yet fairly common...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    The two rear vertical fork tubes are where I'll attach the two round base/single bolt, handle bar clamps/risers. This eliminates the need for the bulky, ahead stem clamp steer tube. I'll insert a star nut for tension.& to hold a tube cap in place over the tube opening. Completed the conversion...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    I've got a spare set of these HD style forks & think I'll mount on the electric V-twin and see if they suit me. Many of the forks I favor have gone way up in pricing recently or are not readily available. I ordered a pair of cycle style bar clamps to use in place of the bicycle style bar stem...
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    Misfit Board Tracker

    Ralph I'm glad to hear yet another fine forum mate declare their thread "open" for actual discourse on topical tangents. It seems to me that this tends to generate posts that feel more conversational and less confrontational. I can't learn if others don't share and I'm more open to sharing my...
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    Misfit Board Tracker

    I'd like one as well Curtis but they seldom show up for sale. There are way more Harleys than Simplex trucks that turn up.. I know of some well made replicas that are beauties using original Simplex cycle frame etc. up front and fabricating the rear frame and box. Big project. I'd opt to power...
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    Misfit Board Tracker

    I'm a fan of the 3 wheel service cars and 3 wheel trucks in general. Simplex, New Orleans, made a truck which was a smaller version of the Harley. The small 2 cycle powered bike used a double down tube which formed a cradle for the engine, just like the first Knuckle head HD used in 1936 when...
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Well worded advice Tom that helps to pay it forward & remind us to focus on that which is most important each day. Rick C.
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    63 Schwinn Bobber

    Sidecars rock and so do those who actually build them. I'm not yet in that group but keep talking a good story...one day I hope to put a wheel on a hack and ride. Till then I'm just a fan that blows a lot of air! Rick C.