Soon to be my new Motorbike!!!

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  1. ADDICTED BICYCLES

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    ok, here you go. After snapping my frame, I was in need of a new one. Found me a bike thrown out. It was just laying there, at the side of the curb, waiting for me. :) So, tomorrow, I start the build. Here is some pics and stuff. :) [​IMG] Pictures by ADDICTED-BICYCLE-CUSTOMS - Photobucket Any suggestions? Here is the type of bike. It's from the 1970's!!! Awesome!
    -jeunet, franche comte>Bike is from France. Jeunet main
     
  2. bigluelok

    bigluelok New Member

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    nice find.
    do the thin wheels help at all?
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    The pedals might hit the engine, & you will have to change the bars & brake levers...
     
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    wildemere New Member

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    The old 10 speeds are ideal for a HT. You can fit your 26" rear wheel then use some modern MTB forks and brakes for the front. A coaster rear wheel would be ideal.

    These old steel frames are what HT engines were designed to fit.

    The crank spindle might be a bit short but its an easy fix.
     
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    very nice find a little tlc and a shift kit and you will have one sweet mb. keep us posted
     
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    so it just turned up...you might want to make sure its not one of your neighbor's
     
  7. ADDICTED BICYCLES

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    I saw the dude in his house, pointed, and he waved it away, sayin take it. lol, I made sure I wasn't stealing it. ha ha. So, I have fixed the bike, and first ride, smooth, silent, and oh man, does it ever respond when you push on those pedals! I was in hard gear PEDALING uphill!!! I was in shock. Lol, when the engine is installed, It's going to be very fast! Bike weighs nothing too, I can't believe they threw this out! I found another throw out that is in way worse shape. Lol, It's a womans 10 speed, but I figure it's extra parts, since I haven't any for this type of bike. As for the pedals hitting the engine, what can I do about that? If it happens. I'm starting the build in about 10 mins, I don't plan to pedal much, it's all engine for me, so if I can just bend the pedal arms slightly to fit, would that work? lol. I don't really want to do that. It's all original parts on this bike, every part is metal stamped, pedal arms, derailer, handlebars, frame, etc. Anyways, How can I fix the hitting pedal problem if it happens?
    I'm not trying to spend any money. lol
     
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    My first build war a 27". the only problem is the peddle hit the motor but that looks like a steel crank arm so it will bend easier than aluminum. and you are going to fly fly
     
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    I so can't wait! LOL
     
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    Ok guys, here's what I've done so far. It's been a long build. Issues all the way. But, I think I'm working out the kinks here, just stopped for some food. been going 3 or 4 hours straight on this build so far. Lol, I hope I have that sprocket straight! Can't pedal all the way around, the left pedal needs to be bent, other pedal clears by like 2mm. lol. So I can pedal 80% of the way around. Good enough for now. Mounted without frame adapter, like it's supposed to, and I used leather belt on the motor mounts to dampen a ton of whatever vib this thing's gonna experience. I need to put a spacer nut on the rear left axle. The chain rubs on the frame, with the spacer, it should be fine. It seems fine when I pull on the frame a bit, so a spacer would make sense. :) It's coming along fine, I may not even need new fuel line, I just need to move the tank back towards the seat for now, and I've yet to change over the handlebars. It's coming though. :)
     

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    Ok, here you go fellas! The build is complete! Took me nine hours, had a lot of snags tonight, but I prevailed victorious! Fired up first try!! Hope you like it! I know I'm pretty proud of myself. 27" rims, 44t Sprocket, catch me if you can!!!
     

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    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Looks good!
    Get some weed wacker fuel line. The stock fuel line will shrink!
     
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    watch out when you restart it will want to wheelie out on you. LOL You need the 36 tooth sprocket.
     
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    LOL, It already tried to wheelie on me, I was pretty surprised when it happened! Lol, wasn't expecting that. ha ha
     
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    jeebus that bike must FLY!!! Good job man :D
     
  16. ADDICTED BICYCLES

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    Well, I have to say. This bike is FAST! Holy crap. I'm so impressed! A little bit of vibration, but not an intrusive amount. Very tolerable. Here is a link to a video. My clutch won't lock anymore, so I had to put the phone in my pocket for stopping. Really good video though, Hope you like it! Thank you everyone for your comments and support with this build. I'm very proud of it, and a lot of that pride comes from your reactions. So Thank you. Ride hard, Live free. :) VID2000165.flv video by ADDICTED-BICYCLE-CUSTOMS - Photobucket
     
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    The bike is holding up well. I give it full throttle now and then, just to have some fun, but for the most part, I just cruise it. :) I'm very happy with this build, and I would recommend to you all, build a 10 speed racer bike with an engine. You won't be disappointed. I promise. :)
     
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    hey prolly a dumb questy - whats the "halo" (circular ring) up on the bars for>?
     
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    That is my cupholder. :)
     
  20. noco

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    you get up to speed just fine...get a shorter gear, that thing rolls easy enough...it will pull it
     

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