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LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by: Chris on 5/30/2001 at 2:05:01 PM
I have an old schwin girls frame i am striping the paint off of. Once im done that im geting sheet metal welded on the front and the rear skirts, how do i put the body filler on it after i weld it and how much? My other question is im getting it painted either candy branywine or candy apple, i can't chose,i also want to get some murals on it but i dont know of what, can anyone give me some cool ideas?

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          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by A friend on 6/1/2001 at 6:11:22 AM
Hi Chris, Since this is your first project, remain focused on the first stages of your work. Don't over load your thoughts about paint, colors, and murals at this stage. Have your your plates welded first. When you receive your frame back, then start your body filler stage next. When your ready for the next stage, post a message about that prosses. We will be here to answer your request.

          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by A friend on 6/7/2001 at 6:31:22 AM
Chris, How is your frame comming along? Did you have the plates welded on yet? We have not heard from you lately.

          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Sheet metal frame and paint posted by justin on 6/29/2001 at 3:28:16 AM
yeah high im thinkig of filling in a frame not sure how to go about it ican mig weld it in but ive been reading that
most bike welding is tig or oxy




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LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by: Mack on 5/29/2001 at 8:31:37 PM
I am trying very hard to make a three wheeler and need some much needed help -- i am looking for something i can add onto an existing frame and be able to have gears on it also. Or if possible just a frame for a three wheeler would be awesome -- i am in Canada and just want to make an awesome three wheeler with at least 5 or 10 speed with a bench seat -- someone please help meout andmail me back -- thanks

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          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by Annette on 5/30/2001 at 1:02:10 PM
i have a conversion kit for attaching to a 2 wheel frame. It only has one speed. I am not sure if you could add more speeds but I don't see why you couldn't. Let me know if you are interested and I'll see if I can't help you out. Please view our website at www.hiwheel.com. I have pictures if you would like.

          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by A friend on 6/7/2001 at 6:37:50 AM
Hi Mack, have you found anyone who can help you with converting your 3 Wheel into multi- speed trike? How far along are you?

          RE:LOWRIDERS:   Three Wheeler posted by Mack on 6/22/2001 at 4:38:25 AM
Hey i am still working on it actually -- i know there are conversion kits out there but i want to have somethingthat i can have speed bc i want to have a hand shifter oo handlebars -- also since i have purchased NOS ralleigh shifters -- 5 speed i want to use these somehow on another bike -- there are not allot of people aorund that i can get stuff done like wedling and stuff -- they never seem to get it right -- guess a little more time waiting won't be to bad and being in Canada it is hard to find parts -- buying in USD can be a killer allot of the time but thats all i have been doing -- cheers




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AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by: sam on 5/27/2001 at 9:40:08 AM
I've been building on a custom large frame stringray/chopper and it feels like it's taking for ever!I try a part--some times it works some times it don't.I just put it back in the shead feeling like a failure.Restorions are much easer to do-parts may be hard to find but I know what I'm lookin for,with the custom I'm never sure.thanks for lettin me run on about this--maybe in a week or two i'll try again--sam

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by christian on 5/27/2001 at 9:52:16 AM
hey sam, i still owe ya one. anything you need that i might have? let me know buddy. christian

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by sam on 5/27/2001 at 2:46:09 PM
Maybe I should send this to you too!Just kiddin--I do like your latest photo of your chrome lowrider . I do have my eye on a small chrome frame bike,I'll let you know what I need,if I get it--sam

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by A friend on 6/1/2001 at 6:30:26 AM
Hi Sam, I here where your comming from. Restos are not complicated only for the simple fact; the manufacture did all the designing for you. So, when you have all the parts to the bike that fit, it makes assembly ABC. The hard part about stock bikes is, when you come across a bike missing this & that. Now you have to hunt down the parts. When it comes to Kustoms, you are the designer, and the fabircator of parts. Trial & error. Sam your right on track. When you try this and that, your creating. Your designing, your in the driver seat as an engineer, your appling your own ideas. Not easy. You did the right thing walk away from it, and take a break. Come back to it at a later time.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Robert on 6/1/2001 at 11:15:06 AM
Sam, I'm becoming very farmiliar with the "downs" of customs and things not working out . Began an Tour easy custom recumbent this past weekend. Cut up 3 frames that supplied most of the frame. Grind, file,fit and and tweeked frame to get the bottom bracket straight. Tack it and then discover it is not straight. So grind tack loose and get ready to try again. But then, I was getting tired / flustered so maybe next weekend! Cause i know if i continue it will only get worse. I'll ride my Columbia or roadster in the mean time. And think of a better way to jig frame.
Just have to chant to myself, It's only a bicycle , It's only a bicycle.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:32:45 PM
I am $elling low rider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail if you wont.

          RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:32:48 PM
I am $elling low rider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail if you wont.

          RE:RE:AGE / VALUE:   custom posted by Billy 3 on 7/5/2001 at 8:41:03 PM
I am $elling a nice lowrider bike.
I want $50.00-$60.00 for it.
e-mail me if you want it.
bowman6@fronter

          Afordable Low-rider for sale!!! posted by Billy 3 on 7/8/2001 at 12:38:31 PM
I am selling a lovely,cool,and chick magnet low-rider! Its black,has a springer front end,ape hangers, black swade seat. I want $50.00 to $70.00 for it. (This the updated version of this ad company got new e-mail adress)




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FOR SALE:   IF YOU CAN AFORD IT posted by: RICKEY on 5/22/2001 at 11:34:59 AM
I HAVE A 20IN 3 WHEELED BRIKE BLUE DOES ANY ONE KNOW THE VALUE THANKS

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          RE:FOR SALE:   IF YOU CAN AFORD IT posted by JimW. on 5/28/2001 at 1:33:27 PM
Brike? Isn't that the one that has the rear wheels canted inward at the top? There's supposed to be an advantage to
that, but I forget what it was. I don't think they were terribly expensive when new; certainly less than current recumbents. Anybody else know anything about them? I've probably got the original article on Brike from PopMechanics
magazine. I'm fairly certain that they came out in the late '70s-early '80s.

          More On Brike posted by JimW. on 5/28/2001 at 2:09:46 PM
I just ran a Google search on Brike. Among other things, I ran into a for sale for one from last year at: http://www.ihpva.org/pipermail/hpv-forsale/2000q3/000660.html
The guy was wanting $350 for a nice one. There are other
interesting things about the brike-you steer it by leaning
your body, the for sale ad describes the feeling of steering this way. Brikes are still made, but they seem currently best known for their handcycles, which are pretty
much the same as their "footcycles". Not sure if they still
make the foot-powered ones.




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FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by: RICKEY on 5/22/2001 at 11:03:18 AM
I SED OLD that usely means rust.but it is. a 19? B&F GOODRICH CHEETAH II 20X20 & A 48" BACKREST make me a offer. you must call 334-756-7561 9am-8pm sun-fri.eastern time..

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          RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Timmy Huboskey on 7/5/2001 at 8:46:06 PM
shdhgdh
I have 3 weelei

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Billy 3 on 7/6/2001 at 2:20:14 PM
I must sell low rider bike.
Springer front end, black suede seat, ape hanger handle bars.Big chick magnet. Just finished assembly. $50.00 to $60.00 firm. e-mail at bowman6.frontiernet.net

          RE:RE:FOR SALE:   one old bike posted by Billy 3 on 7/6/2001 at 2:20:17 PM
I must sell low rider bike.
Springer front end, black suede seat, ape hanger handle bars.Big chick magnet. Just finished assembly. $50.00 to $60.00 firm. e-mail at bowman6.frontiernet.net

          RE:RE:FOR SALE: 3-wheeler low-rider posted by Timmy911 on 7/8/2001 at 12:05:41 PM
This is an old 20in. Columbia 3-wheeler. It is in mint condition it has ape hangers,banana seat,it has grips,we have trail master shocks hooked up on it for hydraulics.Itis in flat black right now but its going to get painted a nice color.Is a real eye catcher and chick magnet!!! (E-mail me what color you would think it would look best in) P.S. LOW-RIDERS 4 LIFE!!!




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CUSTOMS:   Raked front end posted by: Adam Millikin on 5/20/2001 at 7:06:33 AM
Hi. I just started building my first bike, an old western flyer frame. I have a question though. What does it mean and how do I rake the front head tube. Also what is an average angle for the rake. I kind of have an idea about the whole thing but i just need quick tips from some of you pros out there. I have access to a machine shop and have full welding capabilities but any help would be greatly appreciated before i go chopping into my frame. Thanks in advance.

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          RE:CUSTOMS:   Raked front end posted by christian on 5/27/2001 at 9:54:42 AM
well, if you email me, i will send you a pic of what it could possibly look like when you are done. as a matter of fact, i may be selling the bike. you gotta see the pics to appreciate it. it would really get you going on a custom in a big hurry!! let me know, christian.




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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: A friend on 5/17/2001 at 1:05:08 PM
Hi Brian, When I go on the nbci site, it says no member with that name. Well I guess thats just the brakes. We will not see your pix's of your bike anytime soon. Unless you send them to Jim at BR&K, like I had said in a prior post. I take your word they are there. Its just I would like to here from someone else, who has seen them. Anybody out there can share with us on some feedback?

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:    posted by JimW. on 5/21/2001 at 9:51:54 AM
Pix of Brian's ride will be in the BikeRod&Kustom gallery in the new issue, coming soon. It's a very good looking bike.




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AGE / VALUE:    posted by: A friend on 5/16/2001 at 8:54:58 AM
I would like to talk to one of the club members of the Choppercabras, how about you Luis? I would like you to share your positive Kustom Kulture with these good people on Old Rodes. You guy's have much to share. Thanks in advance. A friend

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WANTED:   SCHWINN GRIPPER SLIK WANTED (S-7) 20 inch posted by: brad on 5/15/2001 at 5:18:52 AM
schwinn gripper slik wanted (S-7{20 inch})
tube not wanted tire wanted send me pic at LEEWEE911oo@aol.com
Thanks brad

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CUSTOMS:   MY OWN "HARLEY-DAVIDSON" posted by: Mario Romano on 5/11/2001 at 4:13:56 PM
I built my own "harley-davidson-type" bike, I used the frame of an Caloi Cruiser 87 bike (brazilian maker), and a Caloi Berlineta fork. Well, I cut the fork arms and put new ones with one meter height. New weldings with no ugly jobs and, haha, an harley-davidson-type homemade bike. I built a new seat for it using fine steel tubes and revised it all around. The paint I will give is black and it have 26" tires rear and 20" tires front. Ah, brakes and all accessory are on the place.

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          RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A friend on 5/13/2001 at 7:04:03 AM
Hi Mario, Maybe I misunderstood, are you done with your bike? Or do you still need to paint the bike? Was the choice of frame on the top of your list? Did you modifiy the frame in any way? Mario, it sounds some what of a ol' copper. Do you have any more bike projects?

          RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by JimW. on 5/14/2001 at 8:57:43 PM
BR&K has pix of some Caloi cruisers @
http://www.bikerodnkustom.homestead.com/offtopic2.html

          RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A friend on 5/15/2001 at 2:26:46 PM
Mario, Excuse my spelling, lets try once more with chopper, thank you

          RE:CUSTOMS:   MY OWN posted by A Freind on 5/15/2001 at 2:37:37 PM
Mario, I went BR&K, and checked out the kruiser frame on the top, "alright Mario," is that what you have, I sure would like too take a look at that bike when your done. I like the design. Aluminunm too, well we will just have to wait, I know how that is. Keep us in touch, if you like.




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AGE / VALUE:   Hopping Tech posted by: Jump!!!! on 5/9/2001 at 12:19:17 PM
In the latest issue of Lowrider Bicycle Magazine, there are a couple of guys' out of CHOPPERCABRAS, who did a frame extention for a radical hopping bike. This bike is out of Pedalers West bike shop, here on the west coast. A couple California boys' adding a touch of Choppercabras to the Lowrider circuit. This is in the Spring issue. The one on sale now, check it out! You can also find these guys' on Jim Wilsons web site, www.bikerodnkustom.homestead.com They are located in the Bike Links on the that site. Good Job Boys'.

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          RE:AGE / VALUE:   Hopping Tech posted by JimW. on 5/14/2001 at 8:54:29 PM
Choppercabras are also building nice stretch Kruisers now.
The next issue of BR&K will have a page of them in the gallery. These guys are really branching out.




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WANTED:   Swinger Bicycle posted by: Jeff Schroetlin on 5/8/2001 at 9:15:53 PM
Does anyone have information about the dual pivot bicycles? I rode one once and I think it was called a "Swinger" I would really like to buy one of these, but I can't find any info on them.

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          RE:WANTED:   Swinger Bicycle posted by sam on 5/9/2001 at 6:27:52 AM
Under the "links" there is a Swing bike web site---sam




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AGE / VALUE:   German paint job posted by: sam on 5/8/2001 at 8:34:04 AM
check out this paint job--might give you some ideas for the next bike you do--ebay#1142665226

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CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by: Brian on 5/6/2001 at 12:32:46 PM
I did find the pics at the add. posted, put in at the top: http://members.nbci.com/petribike/shows/image30.jpg to see all the pics, just change the image# there are images 30,34,46,48,and 49. Also they will have a gallery page on BikeRod&Kustom in one month, in the new issue.

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          RE:CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by A friend on 5/13/2001 at 6:52:56 AM
Hi Brian, Did you ever send your pictures to Jim Wilson? I am going to try and look for your pictures once more.

          RE:RE:CUSTOMS:   Roadster pics posted by Brian on 5/21/2001 at 10:21:44 AM
Yes I did, he is going to have a page in the next issue. If you still cant find the pics you can wait till they are on BikeRod&Kustom.




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CUSTOMS:   Spoke length... posted by: Rif on 5/5/2001 at 9:32:07 AM
Hi again all,
I've pretty much got the pattern down for lacing wheels, but after extensive research I couldn't find any "spoke length calculators" out there.
Any one got the formula/ equasion for this? I can do the math I just need the formula. Can ya' help?
Thanks :-}
Rif

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