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  1. Figment51

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    I am a 67yo crazy guy Raced and built many cars but was sitting around lookin on Craig list saw a motor bike and I am hooked Finished my first build and working on second already adapted a china torque convertor to my
    79cc predator for my personal ride Looks like a great site will be around need advice ask
     

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    Re: Been looking for new forums

    Looks good put the photo in my file
    To me this is a whole new challenge and a new road
    I bought 2 Schwinn's and using 1 for the four stroke probably go shifter
    I thought we were supposed to be retired but doing more now then when I worked chez
    Jim:-||
     
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    i'm semi retired. enjoy your retirement, many people don't make it, life is short.
    what i have learned "the heavier the frame the smoother the ride"
    the extra steel absorbs the vibration.
    used a small mountain bike frame once, didn't like it, squirrely handling with the short wheelbase and not enough steel to absorb the vibration/harmonics.
     
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    I know what your saying I take my 2pm nap so I can work all night in the garage like a fool but love it do what makes you happy but don't overdo it
    Jim
     
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    Welcome to the addicting forum Figment51, I built the same 37 Columbia bike and like you among others and I also take a nap now and then just to screw up my sleep cycle so I can spend more time in my shop after midnight so I can build bike after bike.
    here is a link to my 37 Columbia build.
    http://motorbicycling.com/album.php?albumid=1964
     
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    Nap time when ever i get tired,Lol 75 been retired 16 years. Welcome aboard, had a motor bike when i was a kid. So didn't take much to get me going again. How is the torque converter work out on that small engine? .............Curt
     
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    Hey Curtis how are ya all I did was adapt it to the 79cc predator building a bike now but next build will get the 79 with converter keep looking for articles on the motor they say the converter robs a lot of power but I have some ideas we will find out
    Jim
     
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    I good for a old fart, ya that's why i asked. I have never run one, be interesting to know how yours works out.........Curt
     

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