Hello from Australia

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  1. MB Dave

    MB Dave New Member

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    Hello
    Built my first MB a few weeks ago. Found this site very helpful in ironing out the bugs. The search feature is very good. I'm looking forward to the latest developments such as the new clutch pucks.
    My bike has 27" wheels, a 1970's steel frame and bits and pieces off E-Bay etc..
    cheers
    David
     

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    biken stins New Member

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    Welcome to the site.
    Lots of information.
    Like the style of you bike.
     
  3. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Welcome to the forum MB Dave.....howzit goin'? Cool lookin bike ya got there, looks like it was made for that engine. Whereabouts in Oz are you from? Let's see some more pics if ya don't mind.

    Cheers,
    scotto-

    dnut
     
  4. MB Dave

    MB Dave New Member

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    Thank you for the warm welcome.
    I'm in Perth, Western Australia.
    Here's some more pics of my bike.
     

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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    NICE BIKE!
    Could you take a close shot of the headlight? I like it. Were did you get the tank from?
     
  6. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Great, thanks for the pics. I've been to Perth, used to like the Emu bitter back when.....my first wife was from Merredin, WA. Again, welcome aboard! (^)

     
  7. MB Dave

    MB Dave New Member

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    Hello Curtisfox
    The headlight is an old bicycle kerosene light. I've put a modern Cree light assembly in it. ($10 from E-bay Hong Kong). See pics.
    The tank is from eziridecycles.com.au here in Sydney Australia. I believe they are from China that some vendors sell. They will fit on the bigger bikes that have enough room under the cross bar.

    Hello Scotto
    That's cool that you've been to Perth. Small world.
    Yea, Emu Bitter is a nice beer, although I prefer Victoria Bitter (VB).

    Cheers
    David
     

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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    THANKS! sure is cool. I have a Raleigh frame that the tank would work good on....Curt
     
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    newbie tryin New Member

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    Hey David!!! Good-daY!!! :)
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    What size is the tube that the tank fits on? All it says is large frame. $40 is not bad wander what shiping would be to here? Thanks.....Curt
     
  11. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That is a cool old lantern ya got there, nicely converted. And yeah.....VB = the Very Best me mates would say. My favorite back then was Coopers sparkling ale, when I lived in Newport Beach, NSW. I need to come back for a visit.

    dnut


     
  12. MB Dave

    MB Dave New Member

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    Curt
    The diameter of the top tube is 1 inch.
    When looking for a suitable fuel tank, there were a few places in the States that had pictures of them on their web sites, but were out of stock.
    One such place was here Custom Motored Bicycles - Home
    Keep looking, you should find one near you.
     

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