First couple builds

Retmachinist

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I figured I would attach a couple pictures of my first two builds. I didn't get very creative with them just used a couple new cruiser bikes.
I just got started on the winter build. Now that I am recently retired I can finally build parts for myself, instead of making them for customers. Going to get real creative with the winter build. The only thing I will be using from the China kit is the engine, everything else will be fabricated and machined in my shop.Mostly 6061 polished Aluminum, or stainless.
 

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UncleKudzu

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nice! i love seeing what you really skilled guys come up with.

i like those small fenders on the Schwinn. are you gonna leave the derailler off of it? i've got that same bike in pieces at the moment.
 

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nice! i love seeing what you really skilled guys come up with.

i like those small fenders on the Schwinn. are you gonna leave the derailler off of it? i've got that same bike in pieces at the moment.
Yes, I am going to just use it as a single speed. I built it for my wife to ride, and she said she didn;t want to hassel with shifting gears. Guess she had a 10 speed many years ago that the chain kept coming off, probably a junk derailer, back in the day.
Thanks for the kind words.
John