Hello from Slappy in the UK

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  1. slappy

    slappy New Member

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    Hello all I am new to the forum and new to the world of motorised bikes, I have been into old cars hot rods and old pedal bikes for a long time , I have always wanted an early Indian but we can all dream. Until this weekend just gone when I purchased a 1920's Motobecane Mb1 frame with great patina and also managed to find a tank in France , they should be turning up soon, I want to build it broadtrack style so any advice and help would be great
    thanks Slappy.
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Where are you, Slappy? I'm in Brum. I could do with a tank like that as well. Got any contacts?
     
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    Hello Ludwig , I am from Bedfordshire so not that far away , try motobecane mb1 on e bay France there is one on there now
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    I found the tank and saw the price. Fortunately I had my spray at hand and the palpitations went away very quickly. :)
     
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    Past the spray. 150 Euros, 118 British Pounds, $170 U.S. dollars. $216 Canadian dollars.
    Sitting in someones shed for 50 years.

    Steve.
     
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    I know bit expensive but if you want to build something that the tank will fit straight on and has real patina it's worth spending a little more on one part a less on another also that tank has the very hard to find brass fuel cap , my tank was somewhat cheaper but it will go in keeping with the bike
     
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    That's where we differ. I'm doing mine from scratch with cheap or cheap-ish parts, and it's intended as a bit of fun that will have rivet counters either recognising it as a bit of fun, or talking total garbaggio about it as if it's really old.
     
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    Hi Slappy i'm in Berkshire again not to far I am also building a board tracker its all mocked up now just need to braze / weld a couple of bits the will get round to final build unless I change the design again!!! welcome to this forum. I don't post a lot but read and look all the time.
     
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    Hi Ludwig I didn't mean to offend in any way I have been building old cars for a long time and just wanted to build a patina broadtrack I am also on a budget it's just going to be frame tankand engine old but rest I will build oh and I need to find some form of girder forks, sorry again if I offended you in any way
     
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    No offence taken. For the forks I'd go straight to Mopedland, out by Ipswich. He's a/the major autocycle parts supplier.

    Take a look at the Cooper & Ludwig thread as well on

    DIY Home Built Motorized Bicycle (non kit).
     
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    Hi Briax Ducati, thanks for the welcome , it's a bit of a learning curve for me used to old rusty metal cars and old pedal bikes , but I have always loved old Indians and chace came up on the early frame I had to do it, just waiting for the postman to deliver can't wait like a little kid at Christmas.
     
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    Hi Ludwig thanks for the info, I will take a look, as soon as the tank and frame turn up I will start a thread on the build.

    Slappy.
     
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    Thanks Ludwig I will do , as soon as the frame and tank arive i will start a thread on the build , i will be asking lots of questions

    Slappy
     
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