Cruiser build, Here's what I got so far.

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  1. Nomad

    Nomad New Member

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    This Cruiser bike is my second build, I gotta say this engine is MUCH nicer looking that the first one I built. The bike is a thrift store special. The pics may tell the story, I had alot of difficulty fitting the sprocket, I reamed it out with a dremel cutting tool and amazingly I got it "square" .. installing it was another matter, it was a little off center when I cinched the bolts down and I had a bear of a time trying to get it "right" I finally loosened all the bolts and spritzed the whole thing with a little soapy water then horsed it into place.. a lesson learned.

    The front mount idea came from a post on this website (can't recall poster) but thanks for all the great tips that abound on here. I don't think I like the flat bar on the bottom of the front mount (wish I had another semicirlce mount, You'd think these kit sellers would include a few of these things among other pieces of hdwe necessary for a proper install.

    The little green tie was what I used to check for "squareness" before I installed the sprocket I spun it on the hub and the teeth were all the same distance from the tie. amazing- i got lucky. I did change the engine mounting studs with some I got at Ace Hdwe.. they are a much better quality...

    If anybody sees something in the pix that doesn't look right or could be done better please advise...

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    thanks
    Bob
     
  2. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    Looks really nice wish I could do that kind of clean work. Mine look like the junk that they are lol.
     
  3. Nomad

    Nomad New Member

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    Thanks for the compliment Deacon, musta been the soapy water... :) My first one was cobbled together because I was just anxious to make it run.... this one I decided to take my time and do a neat job..
     
  4. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Thats just plain Pretty! Going to be one nice ride. Everything I find at a thrift store looks like it sat on the ocean floor a while be for they ran it over with a car. LOL!
     
  5. Nomad

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    Saddletramp, Thanks for the compliment, I want this one to be really nice. Got some more work to do then,,,, VRRoooooooommmmmm
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    You might want to flip the rear sprocket to give a little more chain to tire clearance...
    Looks good! (I love the Schwinns!)
     
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    Venice Boy. You Are Paying Attention !!! (^) You Get Ten Atta Boys For That. :) I`m To Poor To Pay Attention.
     
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