Does anyone have this bike?

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  1. ChopperDave

    ChopperDave New Member

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    I just bought this Cadillac Fleetwood with the Nuvici CVT Hub and as it has not arrived yet, so cant measure it. I was wondering if anyone on the forum had one? If so can you please tell me the dimension of the seat post.
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  2. Flounder

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    I dont have one , but all my bikes which are different make bikes use the same size post on all..
     
  3. ChopperDave

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    Thanks Flounder, but am thinking the aluminum tubing may be different. Well I am trying to order a SBP shifter kit and they have 3 options 1.125 inches, 1.25 inches, or 1.375 inches. Guess I will just have to wait till the bike arrives to measure it
     
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    You might ask them about the new and improved shifter befor ordering,there was a thread on it recently,It is pictured in the install instructions (red letters),It looks great
     
  5. Flounder

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    Dave, sorry I misunderstood your question.. You ment Vetical bike tubing and not seat post right.
     
  6. AslansMonkey

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    Pretty sure he meant the seat TUBE, not the seat POST. Easy mistake since they both have the word "Seat". The seat TUBE is part of the frame. The seat POST has the seat mounted on it and goes into the seat TUBE.
     
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    now thats a cruiser i would ride
     
  8. ChopperDave

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    Yes the frame tube, that goes from the BB to the seat that is what meant to say...where the jackshaft mounts.
     
  9. ChopperDave

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    I originally got it primarily for the hub for my worksman project. The Nuvinci hub, which costs almost the same as the whole bike on sale is the shizzle for a shifter motor. Though now I may just ride it for the summer...never bought a new Cadillac before LOL
     
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    #11 ChopperDave, Jul 21, 2010
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    I think one is al-ready working on here some place,,,,,I think its just hard too get him off the bike long enough to talk too us lol
     
  14. ChopperDave

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    You have to use the shifter kit/jackshaft ala SBP to drive the bike through the right side
     
  15. Ted

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    You have to use the shifter kit/jackshaft ala SBP
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    OKaaaaa,,,you have something that would make this a little more clear to me? sounds a little complicated to me.
     
  16. corgi1

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    Jackshaft moves the motor power to the pedal crank gear,,and the crank gear goes too the back wheel,,the shifter on the handle bar changes the gears,,(the crank gear is a free wheel so the pedals dont turn when the motor is going fast)
     
  17. scotto-

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    To answer your original question here, the seat tube that the seat post slides into is 1.250" outside diameter....that's an inch and a quarter. The length of that tube from the center of the bottom bracket, to the top tube where it penetrates the top tube is approx. 15.5" on the 18.5" frame. Hope this answers your question...

    Scott
     

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    Tim_B_172 New Member

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    That really is a nice looking bike. And I've been looking at that hub for a long time wishing I could spend the money on it and a shift kit. Have fun with it, and let us know how it turns out.

    Ted, look for an ad on the edges of this page that says "Sick Bike Parts". They make a shift kit and the site explains it pretty well.
     
  19. Cannonfish

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    Hey guys, just wanted to throw in my own $0.02 on the combination of a NuVinci hub and SBP shifter... I've had these two products together on a Micargi cruiser frame (looks kinda like the Cadillac frame you've got), and together they are amazing.

    Well actually both parts are amazing just by themselves. But when put together, they are freakin' phenomenal.

    At first, I had my bike rigged with the standard kit set-up (one-speed, left-hand drive), and the novelty was beginning to wear off and I was a little bored with the limitations of the bike. Then I plopped down the cash for the NuVinci and the shifter and it got really interesting again. Shifting gears (or ratios in the NuVinci's case) is a blast!! My top speed with a polished but otherwise stock engine is somewhere between 30-35mph, and I can accelerate from a stop without pedaling at all.

    I posted a thread about the installation a while back:
    http://motorbicycling.com/f3/nuvinci-installation-micargi-cruiser-14721.html

    Here is what my bike looks like now. Good luck with your Cadillac build, and let us see how it turns out when you're finished!!
     

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