WCC SO-CAL Special Frame Build....

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  1. maciver02

    maciver02 Member

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    I like how long it is... should track nicely at speed; I know others have said it... but man, you do NICE work! I'm a newb, and have only done one MB build, but nothing like this, man. I slapped together a Chinese 2 cycle Grubee, back when he was starting out, on a stretch cruiser frame... engine looked pathetically small for a bike its size, I've been looking for something... more "substantial" since. I've got an idea for a build though, looks NOTHING like anything I've seen here. I wish I had your skills (and tools!) But being on a Veterans pension doesn't give me much in the way of spare change! I have to find me a welding buddy, locally. What do you charge for a frame-only build?


    Mac-
     
  2. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Mac for the kind words. I am having fun with the bike building and kinda hooked on my own frame building. At this time I am only building bikes for fun and racing.
     
  3. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Latest update as of today:

    I have made some updates to the race bike:

    The motor was moving quite a bit in the frame when under heavy acceleration, added a stout top mount to hold this beast, made a big difference that’s for sure...no more having my crowns glued back in...This bike did loosen a few no BS.lafflaff

    I was not really happy with the exhaust, made a new three stage...big difference in performance, saved a pound or two.

    Changed the pedals to these Bear Trap type, way better and secure, no more feet slipping off. The only problem is if I get out of control these are going to eat me up on my legs for sure...
     

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  4. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    A couple more items that were changed:

    The bike had issues with trying to stop it on the race track or should I say slow it down. The back moped drum hub sucks for braking so my only other options were to step up the front brake for the third time. I did some good research and this is the new set-up...don’t ask what I have cuz I won’t tell...do your own leg work...all you wanta be jockers...

    I changed the tires to all I will say is 24 X 3... The rest is top secret. They lowered the bike 3/8 of an inch...

    The over-all performance of this bike is awesome. It’s such a handful it’s hard to race for myself. I am out of shape and too fat to be competitive...the Iceman is out of commission for some time so I may be forced to get in some kind of shape which is not a bad thing...

    Check out Iceman in the picture background...Poor Baby....laff.bf.

    Scotto....watch out...thats all I can say...My Friend...
     

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  5. nostyle

    nostyle New Member

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    Really nice looking M-bike. Really looks tough and aggressive.
    No matter what shape your in, your going to be hard too pass.
    Very inspirational. Looking forward to see it in person.

    I have a schwinn springer for sale, (if your son is interested, just pm me) and I can bring it by on the way home.

    The race is going to be fun!
     
  6. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    ccc, it's really impressive looking!

    I've got to go back and re-read this thread to catch up, but I'm glad to hear you went with a top motor mount. I think I had discussed it with Pat a while back, before he was ready to use one... don't know if he does, now.

    Are you open to criticism on this build? :)
    I ain't got much more than 2 cents, but it's usually a gud deal for free! lol

    got a few ideas that would help out the Iceman when he's back in the saddle, but got no jenny craig ideas... ;-)

    ...yah, ex outlet has at least gotta be further back to spare the rider...

    Best
    rc
     
  7. curtisfox

    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    How about putting a disk brake on the jack shaft.............Curt
     
  8. dmb

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    jeff & iceman, always thinking out of the box. that's why everyone is chasing you. nice floating brake's are a step ahead of everyone else. and tires with sidewalls what's next forced induction? cant wait! dennis
     
  9. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    We have some tricks to add... Just wait... WCC & SON'S
     
  10. Dogtown Burner

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    dude. duuuuuude. Thats a bike! i mean, "that's a bicycle?!" lol. great work Jeff. truly a piece of Art. that thing looks fun, get in shape! ( i've got 20 to drop in 2 weeks personally, think its possible? hahaha) glad we're in different classes!
    dnut
     
  11. gearjnkee

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    outsanding build.. love the jig as well. better than $2500. for a henry james. great idea. may i ask what your bottom bracket hieght is? on a pedal bike she'd ride like a slug...lol. i'm trying to get input on what works for mb... anyway, mad props.
     
  12. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    The bottom bracket is 9 in from the ground to center.

    I made a post on the jig... It has worked really well and easy to make.
     
  13. tommyboy1442

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    THAT BIKE IS EPIC!!!!!!!!!! I CANT BEGIN TO TELL YA HOW MUCH I LIKE IT BRO, you should get a patent on that and make a limited run on em. beyond rad lol im curious, what color is it gettin? i recently found some kool unique kolors in a spray can....http://www.rothmetalflake.com/main.html
     
  14. SoSauty

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    Looks to be great entertainment this 9/15 in the thumper class. Stopping is half of racing. Looks real nice and fast too.
     
  15. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    To tell you the truth I had more fun on my 2 stroke chasing you at the last race. Your bike moves real well.
     
  16. atombikes

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    CCC-
    Wow, fantastic build!

    Question about your pedal side cranks (pic attached). Are you running a 5/8" jackshaft with reamed moped cranks in a bottom bracket shell? Smart- I thought it was my original idea for a cheap wide crank set...oh well.

    If so, are those 1.375" OD/ .625" ID bearings in the bottom bracket? And then you use some sort of machined adapter for the bottom bracket shell?

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    If my assumptions are correct, that'll be two design features I can see in this pic that I will be hijacking for my build. :)
     
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  17. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Another fine build!
    SB
     
  18. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for the comments...

    I had an old suppressor lying around (JK) that I used for an oil catch can. It’s not really a suppressor...sure looks like it could be tho. Well it did not work too well, filled up fast and blew oil out the top vent area all over the back tire...maybe that was my problem with traction...da...

    I made a new one that is more than twice the size as far as storage, added a site tube to know when to drain. Welded on a tube clamp to hold it. This took some real time to complete but worth it I guess. Good practice for when I build that Street Tracker I want...

    This should be a good upgrade, ordered a small vent filter for it...
     

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  19. wolf-jr

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    The new oil catch can mounted low in the frame to keep a low center of gravity.

    Happy about how it came out.

    Great work CCC.
     

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  20. headtrama

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    Looks good should work a lot better then the other one .
     

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