Cooper & Ludwig

Discussion in 'DIY Home Built Motorized Bicycle (non kit)' started by Ludwig II, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    These pics are of the current state of production of mine and my friend JC's bike. He has the butch manly frame, I have the girly one. My engine mount is made and fitted, but we ran out of time to sort out the supports for it.
     

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    Purty cool Ludwig.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    So he's the lad who has to fight to get his leg over the motor and exhaust while fighting to keep his balance............. and you aren't.

    Good looking bikes.

    Steve.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Cold beer, hot muffler= bad night, lol.

    Plus, step threw frames are the way to go when possible IMHO. Aside from the above, just easier.
     
  5. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    You wait for the Mk2.
     
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    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Mk2?

    Steve.
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Once the Mk1 is out of the way, there will be a pause for reflection, and then a possible Mk2. Which might be like this Lavalette, but then if I can sort out an axlemount like a VAP motor, perhaps not.
     

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    Cooper & Ludwig.........you outa trademark that name! Kinda conveys a vibe of 'simple elegance'.

    Really.
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    But we'd have to make sure the customer never actually met us ;)
     
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    The Mk2 looks great. Hope you don't get caught up like Silverbear and I have. Mk1 barely has the engine turning over and we're on the Mk6.

    Steve.
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to work out a drive system as simple as a friction driver without the wet slip problem.
     
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    Ooooooo a proper bike with rod brakes, - I like :D
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    My friend Percy says he was given a bike which has filigree rims, but it might be restorable. Um. And I just reinvented a direct cog drive to a wheel.

    Um.
     
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    Glue a matching single sided belt to the inside of the rim.
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    This is ok, but when the belt's worn, how do you get it off?
     
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    Use a Kevlar belt(Polychain GT is one) and I doubt you will ever wear it out, they are used in many applications, but the most demanding is in gravel processing machinery. They out last chains.
     
  17. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    That's one more useful piece of inflammation to know.
     
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    Nice build Ludwig. Always good to see a CAG on a bike.

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    Lovin' ya work Ludwig
     
  20. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    The girly bike is mine, it was done after JC's, which is why it's going to be neater, we learned much from his.
     

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