Retro style Indian

Discussion in 'Board Trackers and Vintage Motorized Bicycles' started by Rusty_S85, May 6, 2017.

  1. Rusty_S85

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    I'm looking at using a Grubee Aluminum Motorized frame the GTA with curved down tube for the basis of a retro style Indian cruiser build.

    I'm about ready to pull the trigger on buying the frame but I have one major question for those that have used this style of frame for a build similar to this.

    I will be using disc brakes front and rear (found a dual cable lever that can be used to operate front and rear discs) and will be using a single speed bicycle drive which means I should go with the 135mm frame width. But I am wondering can one use the wider 150mm frame width with a single speed set up?

    I don't want to spend $170 for this frame and realize I should have gone the opposite way.
     
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    Well I am still waiting on my frame I ordered it from Raw-Motors last Saturday, still haven't gotten a confirmation of shipment and I still haven't received it. Will try giving them a call to check up on it how ever.

    In the mean time this week I've been wraping my head around colors.

    So far for me its a toss up between Dandilion Yellow, Amaranto Red, Acapulco Blue, and Agusta Green.

    I will be using a double springer fork set which I will order once I receive my frame. I will be stripping the black paint off the forks so I can paint the forks the same color as the frame. Only down side is I cant find a threaded double springer fork in 1 1/8" for this frame so I guess I will have to make due with a thread-less set. I did how ever find a vintage looking stem mount that I will scuff up and paint to match the rest of the bike.
     
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    Thanks for the link. I saw thoses but heard people with the skyhawk gt2a frames had problems using headsets other than what came in the kit.

    If there wouldnt be a problem id just buy a threaded 1" double springer for and the conversion and call it done.
     
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    Well i might not be building anything ive been trying to get confirmation of shipment on my frame from raw motors which i found out is the same business by the names gasbike.net and kingsmotorbikes.

    Ive called 4 times today and left a message looks like ill be going to my credit union to get my money refunded. Aside from that this has a bad taste in my mouth and i just dont think i want to try buying from another company to deal with this again.
     
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    Don't get discouraged. There may be a few bad apples but I am actually amazed at how reliable most obscure vendors are. Putting together my bike, I made over 100 separate purchases from probably 50 different vendors in maybe half a dozen countries and had only one deal go bad. With all the proliferation of reliability ratings its pretty hard for thieves to perpetuate.
     
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    Don't trow in the towel yet Rusty, MANY of us have been burnt at one time or another. A simple google search of the company before you buy will save trouble. I did the one you ordered from. Not good!
     
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    True but this guy and his three sites have quite a bit if bad review on their customer service. I just dont know if its been shipped or not. I dont even know who is delevering it.

    I guess im so used to dealing with the auto industry that im not accustomed to lack of customer service notifying you when your item shipped along with a tracking number.
     
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    Yep, i wished i did some searching for this company but im not used to this. I deal with the automotive industry and you can get a hold of people with no problem.

    Guess its a learning experience.
     
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    I do Automotive Restorations.
    I sent a rare Shiebler carburetor To the KARB KING check him out
    I only got it back after I threatened to drive down to PA with my motorcycle club and have a chat and help him look for it.
    Flags should have gone up when they ask for a postal money order.
    For $175 he sprayed a can of carb cleaner on it.
    You can get burnt by any one. Check out the charity's that give a whole 5% of what the collect to the cause!!
     
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    See i do all my own work i only buy parts and supplies might be why i have ran into this before.
     

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