I keep coming back to this thread to view Motoschwinn's Point Beach set up. I tend to study on things for long periods of time and then create some preliminary sketches to visualize on paper or screen what I'm thinking. The thought of creating a motorized bike that harkens back to the 1910 era of board racers and motorcycles intrigues me.
Today one WalMart near me finally got some Point Beach bikes in, both in boys and girls frames. I've only seen them up close as girls bikes. So I ran to the hardware department and got a measuring tape and began to take some measurements and see how it would lend itself to creating a vintage bike replica. I figure I'd have to cut frame elements off it and extend the frame foreward 4 to 6 inches and install pyrimid springer's to get the look I'm after. The Point Beach is reduced now to $124 bucks from $160. I'm still left wondering if I could buy several old bikes for $5 bucks each at flea markets and build from them. This time of year they are all but giving them away. The springers would likely be where I'd have to spend some money, beside the motor kit.
But what I came up with was this sketch.
The fuel tank would be made of sheet metal to house a plastic string trimmer
fuel tank of some kind. The CDI ignition would be dressed up with some kind of ancient looking aluminum casting to lend to the vintage appearance.
I didn't render a rear wheel stand yet, or color the aluminum rims either.
I'm sure I'd remove the two smaller top tubes at the seat post to the frame head and just rely on the top frame tube.
But the Cargo Bike and the Vintage Cycle replica bike would complete my stable for now.
Awhile back we were talking about 2cycle motor kits with round cylinder heads and square heads. Which kit "makes" offer the round heads ?