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Le 'Rapidement'. Bored tracker.

Discussion in 'Some Assembly Required' started by Wildebeest90210, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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    So after much thought and many hours on auction sites I decided to build a 70cc two stroke bicycle beast. Those lovely Chinesey people make these motors at a price that I could buy one a week and the rest will be a buying pleasure for lovely quality cycle parts at a fraction of the price of motorcycle parts . I'll try and get it road legal but may be tricky. 1 person on my other thread asked me to post up if I did one so that's enough for me :D
    It'll be somewhere between these two.......

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    Some stuff coming in. This ally frame needs a serious amount of mods to get the 3" rear wheel in so will probably go in favour of a German made steel number.

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    Nice...:bmwrider

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    The latest technology in drum brakes!!


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  2. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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    Le Rapidement after the French for quickly. I have the headstock and papers for a 1965 NSU Quickly, we'll see if we can make this work on the road.

    A lovely NOS art deco style mudguard piece, not cheap but I had to have it. I guess I'll be having mudguards then...


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    More drum porn, Sturmey front and single speed back.

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    And of course, the ubiquitous sprung leather seating arrangement.

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  3. Tim_Tom

    Tim_Tom Long timer

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    This is gonna be good. Though have you decided what type of headlight it's gonna have??

    :hide
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  4. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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  5. JB2

    JB2 Dirt Of The Earth

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    Subscribed! :lurk
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  6. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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    Provenance :wink:

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  7. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    Yes......!!!:wings

    Back in the game......!!!:choppa

    I have HUB lust....!:raabia
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Nice, this should be interesting! :thumb
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  9. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Dammit... Sucked into another build thread... :fpalm


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  10. Puregonzo279

    Puregonzo279 Ms wanderer

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    I know right! Get back to your build I want to see the KTM and the xs finished HURRY UP ALREADY
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  11. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

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    You guys are really bad for my spare time!
    The stupidity flying around on this forum is contagious:sick

    Two builds moving:hide

    The idea to turn my trusty, but discarded Y2K YZ250 into an enduro

    And now this sillyness makes me wanna build something to just ride into town with:ricky
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  12. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    In!
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  13. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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    I was going for an all alloy look with a tank fabricated to fit the frame but...the frame was cheap and is real thin walled and requires mucho mods for the 3" rims so it goes. Ruff cycles do the forks I was always going to get but they also do a steel frame. If not bare alloy then I see white with a gold pinstripe so I think I'll get the frame and the forks from Ruff.
    Question is ............ do I spend 50 euro extra and get the chromed forks or get the plain phosphate ready for paint? :hmmmmm

    Ruff cycles Germany, don't look, they ship world wide!!!! http://www.ruff-cycles.com/

    Here's the frame. I'll be making up a tank to fit the top section and painting white/gold pinstripe.

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    And the forks, chrome or white? Wheel rims and tank will be white too.....unless I make the tank from ally of course :dunno Answers on a postcard please.

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    And yes, Nuggets, get on with that XS KTM :dhorse
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  14. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

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    I like white best
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  15. Cat Daddy

    Cat Daddy Been here awhile

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    There is a bike shop here in the USA that is a stocking vendor of the Ruff parts. Same price as listed on the Ruff Cycles website without having to do the overseas/euro thing.

    http://hbbikeco.com/product-category/ruffcycles/

    edited to add....I just assumed you were in the USA.
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  16. GR0NK

    GR0NK Got some screws loose!

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    Definitely chrome. :thumb

    I would like to marry one of those Chinesey bicycle motors with a NuVinci Nfinity variable speed hub. Most would balk at spending more on the hub than the rest of the bike but somehow I don't think you would take issue with that. :D




    Sean :bmwrider
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  17. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    I'm kind of surprised that you're not taking on building the frame. You built so much of the Mettisse.
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  18. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer

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    To be honest I don't want to get too involved. I fancy a nice clean bolt together assembly, don't want to get the garage tied up until next winter and also I got these two just in from the Los Alamos labs to work on. Build thread? Hmmm, maybe not :snore

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  19. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Whatizzit? :ear
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  20. Foxed101

    Foxed101 Monkeywrench

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    My sentiments exactly:y0!

    Horace's new automatic kitty litter cleaning machines?
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