6 years later finally put this together

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  1. nosferatu

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    [​IMG] this is my motorcyke I have always wanted a Ridley or a Whizzer. I will likely have half a dozen of these by the end of the year. I always have a project bike or muscle car/jeep and this is such a rewarding hobby and so inexpensive by comparison I am hooked. This was a bicycle I built. The shifters are in the skull. I broke my fancy carbon external bearing crank the day I started it for the first time. And I am probably going back to the original as soon as I am done with it on the anvil so it will clear the motor. This is a cruiser and a ten speed that donated parts to be cut and hammered into what I wanted.
     
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    nice motorized bicycle! welcome to the forum. great to have you with us
     
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    If I was supposed to introduce my self in an extremely long thread with thousands of posts my appologies. I am mobile and old enough this tiny phone is not the easiest way to forum
     
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    You did it exactly right. The 'Introduce Yourself' section is where new members tell us a little about themselves and their motorized bike projects.

    Welcome to the community and we're glad you've joined us.

    Have fun and ride safe.

    Tom
     
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    Thank you Paul. I confess there is 40+ hours in it between oak trim and making that skull. I dragged those two old bikes around for years promising Kate I would put them together one day. I knew what I wanted it to look like in my head and I think I got pretty close. I have plans for a trailer ( half finished) that looks like the old wood sides campers, only much smaller, and I have a schematic for a Watsonian sidecar. The child's version is really cool and will look good on it.
     
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    I keep ice tea in that whiskey bottle. I call in my sports bottle. Those fancy plastic bottles from the store just didn't look right and it was 106° here yesterday.
     
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    [​IMG]
    I hate to post an "I am going to do" type picture, but I will journal the process. I noticed several people were curious about sidecars and this is a brilliant and elegant design for one that should not require the forward stabilizing post and allows the rider to lean into a turn without lifting his passenger.[​IMG]
    It is easy to remove as well and can be ported to your other projects.
     
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    If I skin it with the same oak and stain it to match. It is a superlight basically built like an old aiplane and with a sprung suspension for a small passenger.
     
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    That sidecar looks like an interesting project. There have been several built by members here. You might want to search, 'sidecar' and see what others have done.
    Be sure to keep us posted if you build it.

    Tom
     

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