Dave's 1962 Schwinn Briggs Bike

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  1. msrfan

    msrfan Active Member

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    Thanks Moto. No banana seat, something like a cobra shape. Probably straight about 5'' wide curving over the top of the rear tire, then flaring out wider and transitioning nicely into the tank. Connected to the slightly angled back sissy bar on the rear and anchored into a cut off seat post area. Haven't got that far yet. Will make some cardboard templates until we get what we want. I had to slot the left hand gusset to make room for the brake arm clamp, and I thought it looked cool and just finished with that pattern.
     
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    Dave's coming over on Saturday After Donut Derelicts (rain or shine but not on 2 wheels). Going to make some major decisions about styling.
     
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    Dave didn't make it Saturday but now that the rain is over for a while, I finally got a chance to fit the belts. They look good so now I can make the rear axle adjusters and fit a front pedal sprocket and chain.


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    How thick is the box tube for clutch housing? It is looking so KOOOOOOL.........Curt
     
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    Hi Curt, it's 3/16'' thick. My choices were 3/16'' or 1/4''. The thick had to ordered so I went with the lighter. I'm glad I did as it seems the perfect size.
     
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    Thanks, was thinking that when look. Such a clever way to mount the clutch ...........Curt
     
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    I took the bike over to Dave's so he could clean up the welds, shape the cylinder head and do some porting. We got some chrome bars, but he needs to cut about 2'' off each end. Making the seat and sissy bar will put us real close to a test ride.
     
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    Anymore progress on this amazing build?
     
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    Hey Moto, it's still at Dave's and he says he's been doing some work on it. If it doesn't progress very soon, I'll steal it back from him and do some major fabbing. I have a good idea how he wants the seat and sissy bar, so that may be next. Meanwhile I have another bike my Grandson and I are working on that will be built like Dave's but a more traditional style of cruiser. I'll probably start a build thread on it soon.
     

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