Schwinn Bobber

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  1. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Here are a couple of pics of my recently completed Point Beach bobber. Put about 10mi on it this afternoon breaking in the engine. Its really is a fine ride. All it needs now is final paint. Will ride it a while first. The build is in DIY if anyone is interested
     

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  2. 2door

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    Nice looking ride, Cannon. Congratulations and thanks for sharing with us.
    What's the tank from?

    Tom
     
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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks 2Dr. The tank is a Whizzer.
     
  4. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Cool. What size are your tires?
     
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    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks CCC!

    Wheelbender, the tires are Thick Bricks from Felt. They are 24x3.0. Basically a copy of an Avon Speedmaster motorcycle tire.
     
  7. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    That's a nice looking build! That must be the 99cc Predator engine. It fills up the frame nicely. Guess I'd better read the build thread...
    SB
     
  8. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    That IS nice CB2 !
    Finally got yer 'shifter fix' taken care off, huh? lol
    Are yah gonna send the lever mechanism off to the chrome shop?

    ...I been looking at some youtube vids on nickel plating... doesn't seem to be too difficult.
    yah, I know, famous last words... lol

    Best
    rc
     
  9. cannonball2

    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks RC! Ya know I always wanted a chrome shifter, but my Scottish ancestry dicates I will probably go the black painted route. Just happy I finally got one-lol. Nickel plating would be cool. Got a link? I have a friend that used to seriously restore M/Cs and he cad plated and alodined a lot of small parts as the correct finish. As I remember it was too difficult.
     
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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Read: wasnt too diffIcult in the last line.
     
  11. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    lol

    yah, i'm on the edgy side of thrifty...

    Here's the one that I happened across. young feller sprucing up his car.
    It doesn't start out with the essentials, but his vid for that can probably be rooted out fairly quickly.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lcz8Py7bjzQ&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PLB2083BEAC6B8BBAF

    with the chems in solution and a little juice, he seems to be doing the work in minutes! I'm sure there's a bit more to it, but it's basically simple to accomplish.

    I'm off on a tangent now, to build a small scrap metal foundry and try a bit of lost wax investment casting... fun stuff!

    Best
    rc
     
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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks RC, that was really interesting. Maybe I will have a nickel plated shifter.
     
  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I really like it! (^)
    Nice job!
     
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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks! I take that as quite a compliment coming from a builder like yourself.
     
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    That is a fine looking machine.
     
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    cannonball2 Active Member

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    Thanks, I appreciate the comment!
     

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