Venice Ruff Cycles Chopper Build

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  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I just scored a Ruff Cycles frame & some wide custom wheels with a front Shimano roller brake... I'm thinking this bike will be a perfect platform for a 212cc Predator engine. (^)

    My plan is to powder coat it something special & install a custom gas tank... I'll post more pics as it happens. :)



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  2. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Very nice platform for a big block build!
    Lots of pics!
     
  3. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    that thing looks huge! nice setup. :)
     
  4. buba

    buba Member

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    good score norm

    I have been thinking of a small production run of such frames /bassman/ruff tango like
    with the drop out option of their recent models

    heavy gauge and super gussets

    we have seen a part of motorized bicycle world become ---
    motorcycles with pedals so at the same time thinking the same work on motorcycle frames/tubing ends up being a *****'in possibility!!!!

    the recent anaheim easy rider show was won by the guys on melrose avenue --
    powersports
    lean- mean- super machine cost around 40k-50k

    my wife's momma and brother leave LA this monday--got me some chopping and bopping to do
     
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  5. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Signing on for another great build...
    SB
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I did a minor build up of the Ruff Cycles frame... I added a Felt fork & some 'apes'.

    What do you think?



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  7. runnermike

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    That ride looks sick!! Are you going to have room for chain clearance with those wide rims?
     
  8. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yes, it's going to have plenty of room for a chain.


    I've decided to use a Honda GX160 4-stroke engine that I've been saving for something special. ;)

    Here's a quick mock-up pic with Clubman bars.


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  9. chainmaker

    chainmaker Active Member

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    Nice looking bike, following the build.
     
  10. Tang

    Tang New Member

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    Nice bike so far. I'm a long for the ride.

    .shft.

    Tang

    The trail life for me.
     
  11. runnermike

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    Any update on the bike Norm?
     
  12. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a little update... A customer gave me a deposit on it & I have to build it with a dark blue frame & all chrome parts.

    Right now I'm waiting on a new set of polished 26" Felt wheels to arrive.
    After I get the wheels all set up, I can figure out the proper engine offset & weld up the engine mounts.
     
  13. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    The new 26" polished Felt wheels arrived today!

    Next I'll lace a disc brake hub into the front wheel.



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  14. buba

    buba Member

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    what a great bike you have going there Norm!!!!

    super package!!!
     
  15. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I took apart the new front Felt wheel & laced in a Shimano disc brake hub.
    Now I'm just waiting on the matching (slightly larger) rear tire to continue.



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  16. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Here's a quick pic of it with the polished Felt wheels & new Michelin tires... It's now ready to start designing the custom 212cc motor mounts.



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  17. Tang

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    Looks good so far.

    Tang

    The trail life for me.
     
  18. butchl

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    That looks great!
     
  19. runnermike

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    Any update Norm?
     
  20. Wild Bill

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    Great so far! I like the looks of the Michelins.
     

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