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  1. Petherwin Bpy

    Petherwin Bpy New Member

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    Hi guys. Just found this forum and figured it was right up my (slightly crazy) street!

    By the way, in my haste I typed bpy.... it should be Petherwin Boy (Any chance of putting this right or do I need to re-register?).

    I have several old 'bikes but I really fancy making something that resembles a turn of the (20th) century motorcycle, so here's hoping I can find some inspiration here! cvlt1
     
  2. Chaz

    Chaz Active Member

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    Welcome from the colonies. You'll find tons of builds to look at here. Follow the build threads to give you an idea of what you are in for. There's a lot of beautiful bikes in your style in the Board Track Racer section.

    have fun
     
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    Welcome to the forum, Bpy! laff dnut
     
  4. Ludwig II

    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Petherwin, where are you? I'm in Brum.

    Bist 'ee in Kernow?
     
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    Petherwin Bpy New Member

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    I am in Kernow, where Brummie accents abound :)
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    Are you intending to use it on the road, and do you know the rules regarding home brewed motor vehicles?
     
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    Petherwin Bpy New Member

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    I haven't even thought about it TBH. I like the idea, and I have a vision of what I'd like to do. I have a fully equipped workshop and time on my hands as I'm retired. As for regulations, I know things ain't easy, but I'd be prepared to fight my way through them IF it was worth it. Conversely, I live in a very rural part of North Cornwall where you could ride a homebuilt contraption with little chance of being spotted! :)
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    It's good news for you. SVA is merely a super MOT. Depending on Low Power Moped/Moped/Motorcycle classification, you have to have various requirements fulfilled. 50cc, 1kw/1.3 horse and 16mph flat out on a vehicle capable of being pedalled is the minimalist way to go. If you went trike or quadricycle moped qualified, then the intriguing option of 4kw non-spark ignition engine is available. Nothing in the rules prevents hot bulb ignition petrol engines, if you don't want a diesel or steam engine.

    I have 2 slow projects on the go. One is a bicycle with a minimoto engine over the back wheel, that may go through SVA, I don't know. The other is the creation, using pre-existing parts and documents, of a Genuine Vintage Fake, to be titled the Gravis Et Lento.

    If you haven't already looked, there's a section full of pictures, with all sorts of ideas and solutions. http://motorbicycling.com/forumdisplay.php?f=15

    Look up also the works of Cannonball2 and his 90 degree direction changing belt drive. An engine may be bulky one way, but narrow if you sidestep convention.
     
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    Petherwin Bpy New Member

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    Thanks for the info Ludwig. I have a few motorbikes on the go so this is 'interest only' at the moment although I really like the idea of creating a local pub/shopping bike!

    I bought the bikes before I retired, figuring I'd just restore them all in a serial manner... wrong! I seem to spend most of my time doing woodwork to complete our barn conversion or keeping things like strimmers and mowers working. In fact, I found my way onto this site via online inquiries about Villiers 11C motors (I have an Allen Scythe powered by one which I'm rebuilding).
     
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    Howdy & welcome to the clubhouse!!
     
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    Ludwig II Well-Known Member

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    If you want a 2 speed 98cc fan cooled late Villiers, Doug Pinkerton has one kicking about.
     
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    Thanks, but no; the 11C I have is fine :)
     

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