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  1. indian22

    1912 Excelsior Tribute

    That's what communities do and this is a great resource for all of us. Rick C.
  2. indian22

    Sportsman 200

    Look at Maxxi then another 65lb. tire with a selection of grippy MB tread patterns out standing tires and pricy but worth it widths up to 2.5" but I've not noticed a 3" size, but could be. Rick C.
  3. indian22

    Sportsman 200

    Pat's post included an Ebay link (rc) that's a great price shipped on the 2.35" which is what I use on the front of my bikes. The 3" i just do a 3" Vee tire Flame tread search. Don't use pedi-cab in search. Vee rubber is a Thai company and the cab thing is big over there as well, NOLA tire in...
  4. indian22

    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Yeah buddy lots of small jobs call for a table setup but the normal commercial tables are overkill. A precision rotary collet is a very nice option and a back saver for old guys. Rick C.
  5. indian22

    Sportsman 200

    Tom I get me hackles up at the mention of Coker lol. Though he seems to have found a niche market for many years in the classic tire reproductions arena and kinda' has the market sewed up & tied with a bow for show bikes that don't get rolled except to load onto a trailer. Rick C.
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    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    That's a nice quality tool Tom. Rick C.
  7. indian22

    Sportsman 200

    I also use the 3" & 2.4" Vee Rubber pedal cab tires 65 lbs. pressure and unreal wear and performance. Load carrying is double any other tire I've found they are tough. Street tire it's my favorite. New Orleans pedi-cabs use them to haul huge loads of tourists over some of the worst city...
  8. indian22

    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Just a few hours after I boldly proclaimed "No motor...blah, blah, blah on the Cranbrook..." "Piece of crap blah..." a friend saw the bike in my drive and asked if I'd sell it, "Why sure says I... " Long and short of it he has a 500 watt, 36v. rear hub motor and it's going to be a Cranberry...
  9. indian22

    The Epic an electric tri car.

    Yes Steve the Tig is the proper tool for thin sheet, but using the plan outlined with a stick or flux wire /mig works too. Use small rod or wire to tack. The tank can't mis-align or warp if you leave the majority of the original tank flange/rib attached as you progress with alternating tacks on...
  10. indian22

    The Epic an electric tri car.

    May not be called a rib but it's where the upper and lower sections of the tank are joined it sticks out about 3/8" all around the Whizzer tank or the kit tanks. What I've done in the past is grind that down flush to the tank. To begin with select 5 or 6 sections about 1.5" long to grind down...
  11. indian22

    Flyer Production

    You guys won't be disappointed frames etc.are first rate! Rick C.
  12. indian22

    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    And you were! That's exactly how I pronounced it for many years along with a host of generations past in this area...brought back memories. Rick C.
  13. indian22

    Bike builders that have machine tools/shops

    Sounds like me ordering pizza and beer for the guys ;)! Rick C
  14. indian22

    The Epic an electric tri car.

    Steve I like the tank forward. Have you thought about tunneling the tank to settle it deeper on the top bar? This is common practice on motorcycle bobber builds. Since the tank is purely cosmetic you don't have to worry about leaks. Same with the side ribs on the Whizzer tank, they can be...
  15. indian22

    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    Daily riding is a great habit LOL! This will not be another 500 mile jaunt like I took last Fall and that's for certain. Two separate rides. We have a beautiful National park to the South of my home that's nestled into some old red granite mountains with multiple lakes ranging from tank size...
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    Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike

    I finally got two more 20 amp hr. lithium packs for my e-mountain bike which makes 60 amp total with some pedal assist that's good for 16 mph average over 120 miles. I've got two separate long day trips planned for this Fall that I'll need this kinda' range and may require one extra battery...
  17. indian22

    1912 Excelsior Tribute

    Great tip and reminder Tony of the wrap effect especially on small diameter pulleys and the use of a tensioner to achieve it coupled with a longer belt. Rick C.
  18. indian22

    1912 Excelsior Tribute

    And great joy again was found in Mudville! Rick C.
  19. indian22

    1912 Excelsior Tribute

    Engine braking is a wonderful thing as you discovered! Not as much need for disc brakes if your overall ratio is low enough. On my two 5 speed bikes I'd say 80% of my braking is handled with engine compression coupled with down shift. Though the Simplex has dual disc the Harley Peashooter is a...
  20. indian22

    Backazwards build? Start with 65cc moto, chop build into mtb? Does anybody do this?

    It is hard but that's what I did with the Simplex (shown in a previous post, this thread) frame design which consists of duplex tubes and I added a pedal bracket, which no Simplex ever had a pedal function. I cut all the original frame tubes from the head tube and built a much longer and...