Le 'Rapidement'. Bored tracker.

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

  1. JagLite

    JagLite Long timer Supporter

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    At first glance I thought you were making a joke, like the old warning not to use the front brake (ever) because it will make you crash.
    Then I saw that you were making an appropriate response to the "superfluous rear brake" comment. :beer

    I have seen many a rider tip over at very slow speed because of touching the front brake. :muutt
    I'm sure I've done it too but hopefully not for many years.
    Front brake is very important for slowing down, but not for low speed maneuvering.
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  2. Scrivens

    Scrivens Long timer

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    One of my bikes is a hexhead BMW R1200R with combined braking which is a PITA when manoeuvring at parking speeds as touching the rear brake can lock the front wheel.
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  3. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    Well I once dropped a bike when touching an overly sensitive rear brake in a U turn - the bike just stopped dead...and I fell over. No one saw it...so now only the whole world knows.
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  4. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer Supporter

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    The world according to ADV...to paraphrase the title of the John Irving novel.
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  5. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    I've been doing a bit on this when I have the time, this is where we are now;
    Bike actually belongs to the current Mrs Wildebeest as part of a sponsorship/investment deal for more Banshee funding so it really needs to be sold. I'll ride it once, I think that will be enough!!
    Been sorting the drive out
    with a couple of ally plates and rubber gaskets, I'm copying the original set up which bolts up through the spokes.


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    And the sprocket adjusted to suit


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    Pedal side was spaced out by welding a single speed to the guts of another one stripped down.

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    And roughly all together. Needs rear brake sorting next.


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  6. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Moving right along at a snails pace. Thanks for the update.
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  7. Wildebeest90210

    Wildebeest90210 Long timer Supporter

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    Finished :y0!


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  8. more koolaid

    more koolaid Been here awhile

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    looks good.....If only you knew somewhere to find a proper engine :hide
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  9. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Nice work, looks great!
  10. cedric

    cedric Been here awhile

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    Looks great. Can it actually be pedaled without the cranks hitting the ground? Looks really low in the pics.
  11. Salsa

    Salsa Long timer

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    Right ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don
  12. chris a

    chris a Been here awhile

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    Lovely project but your French spelling is shite !!!!!You would have got a severe rap on the writing hand for misplacing the accent had you had the same French teacher as I had :jack:jack
  13. Roadracer_Al

    Roadracer_Al louder, louder, louder!

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    Kewel. Ride vids, plz.
  14. Roofchop

    Roofchop Hands up mother stickers, this is a f**k up!

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    Page 6 post 104....:D

    But yeah video of it going up a hill please!:D
  15. Olirider

    Olirider Been here awhile

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    Yea, but :
    "La rapide" or "Le rapide" means "the fast one". "La" is feminine and would be used for a motorcycle which is feminine in French.
    "rapidement" means "quickly".

    "le rapidement" or "le rapidemént" just means the name you gave to your bike in English but nothing in French...

    Nice bike and build anyway ! :clap
  16. nickguzzi

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    Adjectival agreement is a thing.
  17. poppykle

    poppykle Adventurer

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    Registered and rideable, great work, video please. I love following your builds.
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  18. DiggerD

    DiggerD DougFir from SuperDuke Days

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    This way no need for side stand. :D:D

    When we made these with B&S rototiller engines with 26" pedal bike frames, we would use crank sets from a 20" frame for more lean angle....little brothers bike..:lol3
    My first 2 wheel motor bike was a mini bike...front wheel had a flat on the front one time and my brothers bikes was sitting in the same shed. Hummm. I fitted my bro's 20" front wheel...handled sooooo much better with a larger wheel...never went back to mini bikes.:clap
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