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Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-10, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By musicman

So I found the bike on ebay by accident: ...

So I found the bike on ebay by accident:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Worksman-Folding-Bicycle-Bike-Very-Cool-/250707963928?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a5f5bf018

This is almost EXACTLY what it looked...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-10, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By musicman

It actually does have a brake, the rear hub is a...

It actually does have a brake, the rear hub is a single speed coaster brake. It does the trick usually, but it's a cheapie and isn't very smooth. I was riding it around a little today, I wish I could...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-13-10, 10:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By musicman

So I've been looking around the forum, and I'm...

So I've been looking around the forum, and I'm seeing that this frame is a very common style (just an older one, probably why I haven't seen one). So it's impossible almost to figure out what it is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-12-10, 06:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By musicman

Need help identifying a folding bike I'm fixing up

I bought this thing about 5 years ago for $5 at a garage sale. It was blue originally, but the finish was shot, and the decals were nearly gone. Wheels were rusted severely, chain was as stiff as a...
05-25-09, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By musicman

Mine broke because I learned how to weld when I...

Mine broke because I learned how to weld when I built this frame, user error, lol
05-25-09, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By musicman

Reviving the late great chopper

This thing has been out of service ever since the frame cracked, about 2-3 years ago. I've since sold the forks and wheels, most of the chrome goods have rusted up really bad. But I kept the frame I...
10-26-08, 10:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

I've never seen that clamp before. That a good...

I've never seen that clamp before. That a good idea. I haven't ordered anything yet, good thing too. I'm thinking about going with the wald rack that has built on baskets. I'm not seeing the folding...
10-25-08, 09:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

Impractical, sort of. But it's one of my simpler...

Impractical, sort of. But it's one of my simpler builds, so I'll stick to it. I pull a trailer around with it sometimes. It has a bendix 2-speed kickback hub, and that frame is aluminum. I also...
10-24-08, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

I was out looking at my bike, and I think I hit a...

I was out looking at my bike, and I think I hit a snag. The struts on the rack would be easy to mount, but the front is difficult. My bike is a cruiser. There is a strut the goes across the top bar...
10-23-08, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

Yeah, kinda spendy. But it looks like a 10x's...

Yeah, kinda spendy. But it looks like a 10x's better setup than this walmart plastic seat-post-mount rack I have right now. Not sure what I was thinking when I bought it. I'm going to order some new...
10-23-08, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

Will these two work together, or is there a...

Will these two work together, or is there a better idea for a rack?
...
10-23-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By musicman

Rear basket/rack

I'm looking for something for my bike here at college. I saw a rack once that had large baskets on each side, but the baskets folded up when they aren't needed, and just lie flat on the sides of the...
10-03-08, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Do you think this thing would look good with a...

Do you think this thing would look good with a banana seat and tall sissy bar? I keep starring at the bike, and I can't make up my mind. Heck, I'm not even 100% sure about white walls. Any opinions?
10-03-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By musicman

Hmm, I'll start an ebay excursion then. I wish...

Hmm, I'll start an ebay excursion then. I wish this hub would've worked out, no cables to mess with.
10-02-08, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By musicman

having problems

My bendix 2-speed kick-back hub is acting up. It's making odd noises in low gear, and locks up when you start braking. I just had it rebuilt too. Is there a complete wheel somewhere on the web that I...
09-08-08, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Alright, here it is. It needs a banana seat,...

Alright, here it is. It needs a banana seat, highback sissybar, ape hangers, and whitewall tires, but this will do for now. It's nice to ride since it doesn't have a heavy steel frame.
...
09-08-08, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

oh, and maybe whitewall tires. This project got...

oh, and maybe whitewall tires. This project got too expensive, so I don't know if I want to dish out the cash for them.
09-08-08, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Alright, it's been a while, but the bike is...

Alright, it's been a while, but the bike is almost done. I got a generator-powered bullet headlight and a tail light, got the forks on finally, my bendix 2-speed kickback hub has been laced into the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-08, 12:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By musicman

and I can't seem to find the headset tube. Need a...

and I can't seem to find the headset tube. Need a little help here.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-14-08, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By musicman

is this the bottom bracket I need?...

is this the bottom bracket I need? http://www.novacycles.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=2_108&products_id=898
Forum: Framebuilders
08-13-08, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By musicman

It sure isnt a road racer, just something to ride...

It sure isnt a road racer, just something to ride around for fun, so I will weld it myself.
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-08, 11:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By musicman

A few frame part questions

Well, since I'm getting back into building bikes again, I took a look out in the shed at the frame of my prized creation, the chopper you see in my sig. A few years ago, my welds failed at the...
08-12-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

I'll make another one later, this one just has to...

I'll make another one later, this one just has to work for a little while. I'll keep an eye on the rivetss
08-12-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Oh, that seat. I've been buying parts from those...

Oh, that seat. I've been buying parts from those guys for years, I'll look into that.
08-12-08, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

I had a Buescher 400 top hat and cane true tone...

I had a Buescher 400 top hat and cane true tone alto sax for a while, sold it though. What's the link to the seat, I'd like to take a look
08-12-08, 12:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Alright, pick out a banana seat for me, I'm kinda...

Alright, pick out a banana seat for me, I'm kinda buried in all them. Needs to be a good one, this thing will be ridden rain or shine
08-11-08, 10:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Oh, and I used nylon spacers next to the air...

Oh, and I used nylon spacers next to the air fitting, they work real well
08-11-08, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Here's the finished product. I wrapped the...

Here's the finished product. I wrapped the flanges in some automotive grade double sided tape I had, and wrapped that with a piece of rim strip. Then I covered it all up with some blue electrical...
08-11-08, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/musicman_...

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/musicman_sax/100_1833800x600.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll291/musicman_sax/100_1835800x1067.jpg
08-11-08, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

:thumb: it's good!

:thumb: it's good!
08-11-08, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Hmm, never thought of that. Guess I should've....

Hmm, never thought of that. Guess I should've. Can't check it right now, the paint is drying. If it doesn't work, I'll just get another $1.50 wheel, and make another bracket. I wear size 14 shoes, so...
08-11-08, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 797
Posted By musicman

lol, I meant to say something, but I just stuck a...

lol, I meant to say something, but I just stuck a springer onto the full suspension frame I had, didn't like it.
08-11-08, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Went and bought some hardware today, got a...

Went and bought some hardware today, got a stainless bolt and poly lock nut for the hitch. I also grabbed 4 hose clamps. Then I got a few bolts to put the springer fork I have back together. Grabbed...
08-11-08, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Yup, like I said, temporary. I just wanted to...

Yup, like I said, temporary. I just wanted to hold the fitting on right now.
08-11-08, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

4 hose clamps, and a cut up inner tube. That...

4 hose clamps, and a cut up inner tube. That should do the trick
08-10-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Oh, and it will be painted satin black

Oh, and it will be painted satin black
08-10-08, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By musicman

Yet another hitch idea

I took the air coupling hitch idea and made a change to it. Instead of welding two bars to the caster, I cut out a bracket from a piece of aluminum I had in the garage. Then I riveted the caster to...
08-10-08, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Tomorrow I'll finish the trailer (hopefully) then...

Tomorrow I'll finish the trailer (hopefully) then I can move to the bike. First things first, I'll strip it down for blasting and paint. But here's a question, should I just peel the decals off, and...
08-10-08, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

alright, the bike I'm working on is primarily a...

alright, the bike I'm working on is primarily a cruiser, so go here for more updates: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=7244621#post7244621
08-10-08, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By musicman

Cool Campus Cruiser build

The purpose of this project is to build a multi-purpose bicycle. I want a bike that looks good, can be ridden easily, and can pull a trailer that will carry my bari sax around campus (it's case is...
08-10-08, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 804
Posted By musicman

I never understood the purpose of tall bikes, but...

I never understood the purpose of tall bikes, but I have to admit that it would look cool if you put another frame on top, or maybe 2 more. As for paint, I would paint it if I were doing a build such...
08-10-08, 08:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By musicman

I'm ok with a glossy paint. But for satin colors,...

I'm ok with a glossy paint. But for satin colors, I was only thinking about the green or black. I am trying to go with a retro color if I can.
08-10-08, 12:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

I'm hoping these huge tires I have will cushion...

I'm hoping these huge tires I have will cushion the sax, I was going to use 20x2.125, but I found 2 matching 20x3 tires. I also have a shock off an old honda spree scooter, I'll see if I can make a...
08-10-08, 12:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By musicman

hmm, I like the idea of taking it to an auto body...

hmm, I like the idea of taking it to an auto body shop, and having them spray it with their excess paint. Seems like everyone likes green, so I'll look into that too. I will most likely end up rattle...
08-08-08, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

I've seen a few racks like that. What I like...

I've seen a few racks like that. What I like about the trailer is that I can take it off in a second, and I've got a regular bike again. Thanks for the recommendation though.

Trailer update. I...
08-08-08, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

Alright, thanks for the pictures and diagram,...

Alright, thanks for the pictures and diagram, that's exactly what I needed. All I have to do is figure out the wheels, I don't have any matching front wheels to use. By the way, nice trailer, that's...
08-08-08, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By musicman

I know y'all got some ideas, speak up!

I know y'all got some ideas, speak up!
08-08-08, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

For the welding and metal fab, I've got an arc...

For the welding and metal fab, I've got an arc welder, gasless wirefeed, and your plain 'ol gas torch. I can't lay pretty beads, but I can weld.

As a trailer noob, the arm is making me scratch my...
08-08-08, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By musicman

It will be a dedicated sax trailer, until I find...

It will be a dedicated sax trailer, until I find somewhere in the music hall to store it. I'd rather not haul it around to begin with. Otherwise, I have to get it from one side of the campus (my...
08-07-08, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By musicman

Alright, here's the $60 monster, in all it's...

Alright, here's the $60 monster, in all it's ugliness. Sporting factory peeling decals, ugly powdercoat, and actually a decent aluminum frame under all the mess. It'll have springer forks, with the...
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