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Old October 3rd, 2008, 09:04 AM   #61
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but, I'm still going to need to change out the rear chain ring too right? where do i get that?
The rear sprocket might work okay - I cannot remember what size chain the old bikes run.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 10:39 AM   #62
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Neat looking one on CL

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 11:33 AM   #63
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where does this engine hook up to your drivetrain at?
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 01:02 PM   #64
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it runs a chain to a sprocket that is bolted to the rear wheel via spokes.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 01:10 PM   #65
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here it is with the tank + engine. I guess I'll put the kit together with the crank off. At least that way I could probably even test the engine, I just wouldn't have any brakes ;)

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Old October 3rd, 2008, 01:13 PM   #66
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Sova, just use a BMX chain, it will work on the rear cog just fine. You could probably get away with an 8 speed chain too, but it might be too narrow.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 06:15 PM   #67
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good prices on the 50 and 80cc kits.

Its taking an incredible amount of self restraint....
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 06:17 PM   #68
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I was able to run start ours many many times.

The only time I was really glad that I had a pedal crank was when it was cold and the engine had trouble staying running on its own, so you have to pedal with it for a little bit.

Is it gonna work with a coaster style rear hub?

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I was able to run start ours many many times.

The only time I was really glad that I had a pedal crank was when it was cold and the engine had trouble staying running on its own, so you have to pedal with it for a little bit.

Is it gonna work with a coaster style rear hub?
attaching the rear cog to the coaster hub shouldn't be an issue, I think the only problem will be that he will have little to no braking power, and at 25 mph that may be an issue.
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Gotcha.

Yeah the brakes we had were terrible.

Got used to doing the flinstones thing through town.
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Old October 3rd, 2008, 08:19 PM   #72
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wow, that's a good price.

did some messing around putting stuff together:

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Now it just needs a Brooks B66 saddle.
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Now it just needs a Brooks B66 saddle.
I would love one, but those things are way too pricy. I'd like some of their leather panniers too!
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So how long will it take you to tune the engine, up the compression, put a turbo on it, and be able to do 60?
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Update: everything is installed on the bike, except the Bulletproof adapter and the crank. (Thanks Scooter and Flatfender for the advice!)

I technically could start it and run it as is by just rolling it, but there would be no brakes. Maybe I can wait, or maybe I can't...we'll see ;)

here she is:









any advice on how to make it look more "old timey"?

I know I need some of these :

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Old October 6th, 2008, 10:10 PM   #77
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ummm where did you find the leather helmet and goggles? I have been looking for some to wear when I drop the windshield on the flatty
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You've talked about panniers. Look for the canvas ones that are made in Holland. They are smaller than domestic bags, but definitely have an older look to them. Spinsession is a member that doesn't post here very often, but he may have a set. I'll ask him tomorrow.

This project is very, very cool. I'm sure your grandfather would be pleased.

BTW, do you work in a small engine shop? There is no way a guy has that many spare belts in his garage. :)
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You've talked about panniers. Look for the canvas ones that are made in Holland. They are smaller than domestic bags, but definitely have an older look to them. Spinsession is a member that doesn't post here very often, but he may have a set. I'll ask him tomorrow.

This project is very, very cool. I'm sure your grandfather would be pleased.

BTW, do you work in a small engine shop? There is no way a guy has that many spare belts in his garage. :)
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thanks, I'll check out those panniers.
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