My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhon, Love it!

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    My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Here is my Typhoon, constructive criticism encouraged, thanks!
     

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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Some early photos...and homemade air filter for cns v1 carb.
     

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    Looks good , Nice 65 bike .
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Thank you, any ideas/changes you would suggest?
     
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    what do you use it for ? I like saddle bags and rear rack , so I can carry things easily .
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    I ride it for fun on weekends mostly. Speed, and reliability are most important to me, never considered carrying an extra load really.
     
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    Do your breaks work well ? Top speed ? Your one post away from being able to use the chat box .
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Original front, rear, and coaster stops well. some squealing though. tops around 30-35 flat surface, use chat box?
     
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    yes , scroll to top click motorized bicycle--engine kit forum , you now have 5 posts .
     
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    Cool, so if I want higher top speed what do you recommend?
     
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    What size rear drive sprocket do you have ? Are you willing to peddle more ?
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    44 tooth sprocket I believe, don't like pedaling...
     
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    very nice first build. I personalty like the fact that now I see just how much space I should have for my 52 schwinn Im about to start on.

    one question though I notice that on the front brace it looks like you have a spacer did you need it or did you just want to place the engine a little different in the frame?
     
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    errr I mean on the back bracket.
     
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    I have a 40 tooth sprocket , do hardly any peddling , go 24 mph up steep inclines -no peddling , top speed of 36 mph , only really peddle to start .
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Scott, I used the spacer to keep the carburetor more level, I'm pretty sure it is the only way I could make it work.

    Powertool, thank you for that information. I think I will order the 36 tooth try for more top speed. Kansas is pretty flat not too worried about hills.
     
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    thanks something for me to keep in mind as Im putting my bike together in about 1 month
     
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    Re: My first build, 65' Schwinn Typhoon, Love it!

    Good luck to you! Have any pictures of your frame?
     
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    Looks like a fun project, interested to see finished bike.
     

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