Noob attempts a Felt MP build: Have mercy on me.

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  1. steampunk

    steampunk New Member

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    so maybe i missed it...or something....but what kind of tank is that...i love it
     
  2. MotorBicycleRacing

    MotorBicycleRacing Well-Known Member

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    Very Koool Bike!

    Contact scotto- for an EZ Q Matic gearbox.
     
  3. miked826

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    Thanks. It's from an Italian moped. "Motobecane" I think.
     
  4. miked826

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    Will do. Thanks.
     
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    RELEASE THE PICS! It won't be fast but hopefully it will climb a wall.

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  6. miked826

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    I accidentally had a stuck horn button, after installing a cheap button, while in my house, and lost all hearing for about 5 seconds. laff

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  7. miked826

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    Like I said before really nice build. Can't wait To see done. What parts are you waiting for?
     
  10. miked826

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    EZM Q-Matic is on the way!! I already paid for it. I sawed off the Felt kickstand mount and replaced it with a double leg. I sat my boney butt on my choppers-us seat and the plastic seat pan split in half from the left side to the right were I jerry-rigged some mounting screws to a sawed off layback seat post. I will end up tossing the $60 seat and the $25 layback seat post into the trash can. Right now I'm ordering a full-on motorcycle custom bobber leather seat (same dimensions as seat I have now) on eBay. After 3 different seats and 3 seat posts, I'm officially done with bicycle seats and seat posts forever! FOREVER! LOL

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    Awesome build! Definiatly gonna be a show stopper.
     
  12. miked826

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    Thanks much. I'm trying my best. I think I've made every mistake I could possibly make on this bike but luckily they are hardly noticeable or easily camouflaged. It's been enough to make me wanna pull the hair out of my head. I won't make them again. I'll be happy when I get the tranny on there, then I will road test it until the wheels fall off or I get t-boned by a city bus. Whichever comes first. LOL

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    New brown leather ribbed motorcycle seat to replace the other 3 bicycle seats. I'm not playing around anymore. .trk
     

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    LOL, mistakes. A great craftsman is judged by how good he can fix his mistakes. Anyone who is actualy doing something is gonna make mistakes.
     
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    That's so true. I learned a whole lot and I didn't have much to go by before I made my mistakes so I just went for it and tried my best to camouflage what I jacked up. I gots no regrets other than the time it's taken me to get this far. It's been a long road.
     
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    I thought I split my pants but actually it was my new $60 bike seat that split instead. It only lasted about 2 weeks.:-||

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  17. Dan

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    Dang, that's a bummer.
     
  18. miked826

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    I did not conventionally mount it, so I rolled the dice and lost. Lesson learned.
     
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    Really and truly, makes it worth the cost.

    LOL, Ya should see my scrap pile. Is almost scary and I really don't wanna know what it cost. I tell Mrs. it is the "Spare Parts Pile"
     
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    Q-Matic is mounted and running great! Hit 25 MPH and was still accelerating but I have a very short street book-ended by a stop sign and stop light. Rear tire is too wide though and chain is skipping off the tires sidewall. Left side 170mm crank is too long and I had to cut it down for now. Ordered a 152mm crank arm and two 24"x2.10" tires. I love the 24x3's but I can't have the chain bouncing off the sidewall. I'm crazy but I'm not that crazy. 25 MPH on a bike feels like 60 and the hydraulic disk brake is working overtime to slow me back down. xct2
     

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