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  1. obd1kenobi

    obd1kenobi New Member

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    hello all! I am new to the site, but not so new to motor bicycling. I built my bike 2 1/2 years ago, when there really wasn't any cool upgrades, or hub adapters, or anything like that. Well maybe there was, and I just didn't search hard enough. Well, I found this site, and I'm ready to build another one! Right now I have a Huffy Sixty Sixer from, I'm guessing early 80's. Its made in USA, and looks good for it's age. I slapped on the 80cc motor kit, and rode it everywhere! I was the only person I ever saw, talked to,or heard about in Chicago for a while. My friend just joined the site, and is building a custom bike as well now. The CPD stopped me a few times and they're like " Where did you get that? How fast does that thing go? Thats cool..." Never hassled me, and I guess appreciated the fact that I had something unique... I will post pics.

    My new build is going to be a North Woods Ridge Dale Cruiser. I am planning on using both Manic Mechanic Hub Adapter+ Sprocket, as well as his Engine Mounts. His design, and final product is just simply amazing. Nothing compares (in my opinion). Well, enough for now, time for sleep.
    -Ron
     
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    GearNut Active Member

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    Welcome to the force *cough* ahem.... the forum!
    You will certainly fit in well here.
     
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    rkorson4209 New Member

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    Welcome to the forum. I too decided to go with all of jims items he sells. I know I won't have to worry so much anymore with his items.
     
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    my bad new at posting
     
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    south side chicagos lambo37
    archer and ashland son
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    GearNut Active Member

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    The same bike, b4 and after pix?
    Either way, nice bike!
     
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    thanks itsan after pik got rid of the flames on tank
    went more simple
    peace out
     
  8. obd1kenobi

    obd1kenobi New Member

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    Nice Bikes everyone. I am trying to sell mine, but have no luck yet. I can't post pics until I am an active member. Anyways, I've been checking out Acme's twin 2 stroke they have in testing. Anyone hear any new news as to when they might be in production, and for sale?dnut
     
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    Just ordered the Northwoods Ridgedale. I got for 161. shipped, with a free helmet from abikestore.com. As soon as I get it, I am taking measurements of my hub, seat tube, and down tube so Jim can make my mount, and hub adapter. I plan on making a custom tank, or sourcing an old school round barrel type tank, and mount in on the back. I'm thinking about just running the engine I currently have on my other bike, but it has a lot of miles, and the clutch is in need of replacement. Still deciding. more to come.
     
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    Where did you come up with the tank. I like it!!!!!!!
     
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    skipu New Member

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    whats up and welcome ill start by saying i love chicago 15 yrs ago i was born and raised in rockford (rockbottom) place turned to **** and motorized bicycles are legal there you need nothing i wish jersey was like that any ways peace have a good 1 and i hear manic is closing shop you better move fast if you wand hub adapters later !!!
     
  12. MaxPower

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    You should hurry up and buy from manic mechanic. He's supposedly going out of business soon. I've heard nothing but good stuff about his business. waht a shame
     
  13. obd1kenobi

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    ya, I already placed my order for my engine mount. I figured I'd just buy the engine mount from him, and get the hub adapter from SBP since they have the "common" ones in stock that fit most coaster brake hubs. I measured mine carefully to see if it is within spec, and it is-(1.524-1.528)

    Anyways, I built this bike 2 years ago, and it's still going strong,
    My 2nd build (Ridgedale) will be a huge improvement over this thing. haha
     

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    obd1kenobi New Member

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    Here's a pic of my gas tank, not done yet though. It is kind of a small tank (28 oz.), but I found it in my garage. It is an actual gas tank, not a homemade one, although I was going with the apple juice can style until I found this. I wrapped it in dark brown leather. I am going to use 2 black leather straps to attach to the seat stays, and I'm going to fab up a Aluminum mount to go over the spout (held on by the gas cap), and attach under the seat post clamp. This way here, no holes need to be drilled. I will also be using 1/4' brake line, polished and bent neatly running to the carb.
     

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    lol leather wrap.. get a job Roonie

    if you need gas tanks sealed, Al's Radiator by me will do so.
    i was thinking about hacking 2 coffe cans into one for a larger capacity
     

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