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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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buba

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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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Venice Motor Bikes

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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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Venice Motor Bikes

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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.
 

Venice Motor Bikes

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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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Venice Motor Bikes

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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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