24 Inch Frames

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  1. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    It seems like everyone who does cruisers uses a 26 in frame, why is that do these kits fit in a 24 inch frame?
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  2. 2door

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    It can be a challenge especially with the spark plug but the Chinese 2 stroke kits can be very successfully installed in a 24 inch frame. There are shorty plugs available if that becomes an issue. Frame to chain clearance can also be a problem but with a little ingenuity it can be overcome. You'll want to stay with a smaller rear sprocket, maybe a 36 or 41 T. Here's one I did. http://motorbicycling.com/f15/2door-uncle-santa-14211.html Good luck.
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  3. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Thats a nice looking bike. I was thinking more about the pre and post war cruisers. Im not planning anything else right now I have my hands full with http://motorbicycling.com/f41/jenny-irene-so-far-20211.html but a guy across town has a couple for sale I was thinking of picking one up for a later project.

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  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i think 24's are just harder to come by, and a lot of people are just too big for them, but they make awesome bikes.

    here's my '39 Colson:

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    i like 24" bikes too, for the same reason i like girls with tiny hands....... they make my motor look bigger

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  6. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    Nice looking bikes. Bairdco on Your cycle what is stock and what is newer manufacture?
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  7. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Those are some tight looking units....just imagine....24"!!! Still on a serious note, those truly are some sweeeet builds, very nice!

    And as mentioned above, 24" are kinda scarce and on the smallish side for most riders. I like em!
     
  8. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Super transformation...WoW! Also thanks for the links bairdco.
     
  10. CalKustoms

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    A couple of bikes I did. I like smaller frames.
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  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i still like 24's. working on a '70's schwinn speedster right now.
     
  12. Russell

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    I build on 24" frames because I am verticaly challanged!
     

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  13. wheelbender6

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    We have seen quite a few in-frame motorized 20 inch wheeled muscle bikes on this site, so a frame for 24 inch wheels should be no bother (I've been reading too many Intrepid Wheelwoman posts).
     

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