Re-introducing myself

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  1. jezusjonz

    jezusjonz New Member

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    Wanted to re introduce myself been away for a while and after looking around so many changes have happened in the motorized bike world I feel like a newbie again which is kinda exciting and challenging.
    Built quite a few motorized bikes in the past but just have a few left. My pride and joy in my Indian copy. But I also do custom or reproduction headbadges in brass which keeps me busy these days.
    Cant wait to see all the changes I've missed..
    Terry
     

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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome back jezus.

    Boy, that sounded weird. :)
     
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    jezusjonz New Member

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    ha ha thanks Joe....how ya been?? busy I hope.
     
  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I just took a ride on my last two builds, both for sale.

    Busy dealing with my heart problem, and work, so I guess that's bad news/good news.

    Overall, I am doing O.K. Thanks!
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    welcome back, and nice ta meet ya.

    so, how much do custom badges cost?
     
  6. jezusjonz

    jezusjonz New Member

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    Well they run about 33 bucks shipped.

    Which works out to 10 to draw you something up.
    20 bucks to etch it
    and about 3 bucks to ship it.

    If you do your own art work...take 10 off

    I tried to do this on a budget based plan so anyone that wanted one could afford it. Most others I seen started at 75 or so and way up and they are probably worth that. I tried to recreate them as they were minus the big hydraulic press they were stamped out of. But a lot of the older bikes pre war the badges were usually trashed so I try to recreate them as best I can.
    Heres a Western Flyer badge I did for a friend that the edges were worn off of. Not exactly perfect but close...but theres a lot of things that be reproduced or first time. It just seemed like something that needed to be done at a more cost friendly price for everyone.
    But right now they are done mainly in brass but can also be done in copper...and I hope to be doing small plating in a zinc for the mild chrome look....but thats still up in the air.
    But its about a 4 to 6 hour process.
    hope this help answer your question....and nice to meet you also.
    Terry
     

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    Welcome,

    You sure do nice work.

    Have fun,
     
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    Welcome back, and nice to meet you!
    I have to agree, you do very nice work indeed!
     
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    jezusjonz New Member

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    Thanks guys I try my best to make something that a person would be happy to put on the front of their bikes.
    Terry
     
  10. Blakenstein

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    Loookin goood!!!!! nice work.
    I went down into the west end on my birthday to order bike parts and check out a new lounge and both turned out to be closed - on my way back i blew out my rear tire
    "BOOM" and that was it.

    I had to push my bike all the way home and boy was I ever mad because I could not even stop for a nice cold Labatts Blue pilsner beer being that it just happend to the Queen Victorias birthday also!!! I was so mad ,I ended up calling her a toilet beetle!!!


    Any way I looked on the brightside and found out that there was four good points.
    The problem was not my motor. I burned off lots of calories in the hot Sun of Greatness.
    The bolw out happend slow on the side walk and not fast on the street -I could have easily been killed. I learned valuable info- always replace a damadged side wall tire with a new tire -really is a matter of life and death.

    The only bad point was that I had to push a bike home across the city.

    So, 4 to 1 and I win!!!!
    Keep up the good work Jez.
     

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