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Old 09-20-2010, 11:52 PM   #121
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i think he was talking about my thread and Shims or shes and hims
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:01 AM   #122
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Here's what I'm thinking about. Nothing as ambitious as Rebuilder's Merkel. Dumpster diving time.



Something between this and this.

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Old 09-21-2010, 06:28 AM   #123
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Here's what I'm thinking about. Nothing as ambitious as Rebuilder's Merkel. Dumpster diving time.

Something between this and this.


IMHO this thing is too "humped up" looking. You need something more stretched out.

I have a Felt V12...it was only about $400



Felt has a whole line of retro bikes. Many of them look like antique motorcycles. Personally if I were going to bolt in one of those $200 "add-on" engines I'd start with this type of bicycle.
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #124
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IMHO this thing is too "humped up" looking. You need something more stretched out.

I have a Felt V12...it was only about $400



Felt has a whole line of retro bikes. Many of them look like antique motorcycles. Personally if I were going to bolt in one of those $200 "add-on" engines I'd start with this type of bicycle.
What a great idea to put a small engine into a bicycle like this. Unfortunately, here in the sunny UK, we would have to jump through so many official hoops including Vehicle Approval and roadworthy tests its hardly worth the aggro.
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Old 09-21-2010, 04:28 PM   #125
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I am loving this build, keep on keeping on, please

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What a great idea to put a small engine into a bicycle like this. Unfortunately, here in the sunny UK, we would have to jump through so many official hoops including Vehicle Approval and roadworthy tests its hardly worth the aggro.
A couple of years ago I saw, here in the UK, a Yamaha bicylce, with an engine.
Only a little 25 of 30cc two smake, but being sold new in a shop, no plate no registration etc.
Seller said as long as it's only motor "asisted" and not capable of breaking the 30 mph mark it was legal.
Still not sure about that, but he sold a few.

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Old 09-21-2010, 05:43 PM   #126
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:12 PM   #127
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I better get to work so I can get my thread back.

Painted the rims again last night, cleared them tonight and tomorrow night I get to sand out the runs.

In the meantime. My next project.....


The suit and the mustache. Not the bike silly.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:15 PM   #128
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You can build the hot tub time machine too? That looks circa 1975.

Go big!

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Old 09-21-2010, 08:24 PM   #129
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I better get to work so I can get my thread back.

Painted the rims again last night, cleared them tonight and tomorrow night I get to sand out the runs.

In the meantime. My next project.....


The suit and the mustache. Not the bike silly.
I tell you, he must've been a hit at those 70s picnics.... check out those bad ass shoes...
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:06 PM   #130
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Rebuilder,
"I better get to work so I can get my thread back."
Yea, better feed some more progress photos because the lurkers are getting restless.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:11 PM   #131
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A couple of years ago I saw, here in the UK, a Yamaha bicylce, with an engine.
Only a little 25 of 30cc two smake, but being sold new in a shop, no plate no registration etc.
Seller said as long as it's only motor "asisted" and not capable of breaking the 30 mph mark it was legal.
Still not sure about that, but he sold a few.

Neil.
The rule seems to be that if it runs on petrol, regardless of engine size, it will need tax and insurance and MoT tests and you will need to wear a helmet. Electric power on the other hand is a whole different ball game.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #132
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The rule seems to be that if it runs on petrol, regardless of engine size, it will need tax and insurance and MoT tests and you will need to wear a helmet. Electric power on the other hand is a whole different ball game.
That's what I always thought as well, but this was definitely petrol powered.

Ok, sorry about the diversion, back to the regular stuff now

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:47 PM   #133
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You lost me mymindsok.
Look ReRS... If youre ever gonna get up to speed, you're gonna have to push a lot faster!

OK... Follow me here... All of the people in this photo, including the intrepid Mr Doug are men, except for the men wearing womens clothing. They are called "Shims" and some of them have been, uhmmmm... Modified.



If you still don't get it, think about it for a few days and come back!
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:30 AM   #134
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Look ReRS... If youre ever gonna get up to speed, you're gonna have to push a lot faster!

OK... Follow me here... All of the people in this photo, including the intrepid Mr Doug are men, except for the men wearing womens clothing. They are called "Shims" and some of them have been, uhmmmm... Modified.



If you still don't get it, think about it for a few days and come back!
I think they had a tranny rebuild...
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:19 AM   #135
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There's a flying merkel, and a few old pre 1914 harleys and indians being ridden on the road, not kept in a museum in this ride report

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=steptoe


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