My Mountain turned Krusier...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle Welding, Fabrication and Paintin' started by mtn bike cruiser, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. mtn bike cruiser

    mtn bike cruiser New Member

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    Just what we all have been waiting for. My ol school springer front end came today and I got it installed. The wheels and seat in pics are just for mock up. Ill be getting new wheels and a spring seat. I took my seat post to a welder today, I would've just done it myself, but I dont have a welder. I took and measured 3in. down from the top of the post and cut it off, I will be adding a 1.5in wide x 5in long 3/8in thick piece of flat stock and welding the cut tubes to that in a offset, kinda like what piratecycles.com sells. Hope everyone enjoys. God Bless

    dance1
     

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  2. Ruby478

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    looks good so far
     
  3. F_Rod81

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    You can call it a fast-back cruiser. I'm sure it will turn out great. Keep us updated!
     
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    Thanks guys.

    F Rod81... Kudos on the name, wished I would've thought of that :)
     
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    Update on progress...

    Got my disc brake conversion installed

    Got my modified seat post and new spring seat mounted.
     

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    I'm shopping for an engine kit. Anybody got any suggestions on where the best place to get one from? Also, what exactly is so bad with the CNS carbs? Looks like all skyhawks have them now, and they dont offer one with the NT carb.

    Also, has anyone dealt with Motovelo.us?
     
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  7. NewOrleansFlyer

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    Is that a standard 26" springer?? It looks huge. Where'd you get the lay back seat post. I'm really impressed that it is looking good...mtb s are not my thing. Good job!
     
  8. mtn bike cruiser

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    The seat post I made it out of the seat post that came on the bike. As for the springer, yes its a standard 26" springer. Im not a big fan of mtb either, but the bike was give to me, so its saving me a good bit of money just converting it.

    brnot
     
  9. NewOrleansFlyer

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    I hear you on the $$$ angle. I now see bikes as parts first and then as whole bikes. I got *****ed at at the dump last week when I was loading a tossed mtb in my car...but man, it was loaded with the good stuff, so I just sucked it up "Yes sir, and no sir"...and ended up with the bike ;-)
     
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    There must be a lot of places doing that now. I tried going to a couple of landfills to pick up some scrap'd bikes and every one said "no, they couldn't let anyone salavage through there." Whats the world coming to? Here it is you have people willing to take junk off thier hands and its a big friggin deal!
     
  11. dirt

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    Great ideas. I may have to mod my mountain bike now. I was already thinking of painting it flat black with red accents, but that springer fork and seat mod would go great with it. Where did you get the front fork?

    I have a CNS carb and it runs pretty well now. It took some tweaking though. I had to adjust the float and "E" clip on the throttle needle. It also pored gas out of the drain valve. The little gasket seal that it came with was pointless. I put pipe dope on the threads and then sealed it up with automotive form-a-gasket.
     
  12. mtn bike cruiser

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    I got the forks off of ebay, I believe I paid 39.99 plus whatever shipping was. Thats the cheapest I was able to find them. The only complaints I had about them was it didn't come with a new threadset. I had to reuse my old one off the original forks that was on the bike. I hope it stays tight. I still haven't bought an engine yet. I had some other things come up. I did however order a new coaster brake wheel, and a set of white wall tires today. I'm hoping I can get the bike finished before the end of fall.
     
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    Not a bad price. I like that they are black and not chrome. Can't wait to see it done.
     
  14. mtn bike cruiser

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    Yea, Im not much for chrome. I used to be, but I don't care for it any more. I like total blackout now. Im thinking about calling my bike "Disturbed"

    laff
     
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    I'm this ][ close to taking my bike all apart and painting it flat black with red accents. My wife thinks I'm goofy.
     
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    I hear ya on that. My wife thinks Im nuts too.

    I say go for it... Red & black are my favorite colors.. lol...
     
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    Updated Pictures...! Its a Roller

    Here are some updated pics of my bike as of today 9/19/11.
    I finally found a coaster brake wheel in black, and found a set of white wall tires for a decent price.

    Hope yall enjoy....

    dance1
     

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    Wow, that looks great. Where did you get the wheel?
     
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    I found it on Amazon.com believe it or not
     
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    I'm going to show my wife your bike pics. Maybe get the blessing for a little extra cash ;)
     

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