OK, I found out I couldn't take pictures in the sun with my camera, too much wash out. If you saw this bike in Eustis you may have seen the front fork support bracket broke. Well I found a much stronger collar to weld it to and all is well again, I even finished the front fender. So these are the final pictures. Enjoy. Peace!
Man that bike looks like fun! I'll even bet it's pretty comfortable too!
Congrats on your invention... but I have to ask the question especially of the other guys on this thread, do you really think a 2010 invention belongs in a strictly over 30 years old club environment/rally. I mean, great for what it is, but it is new... literally, and the only remote link to old antique motorcycles is the idea behind it.
Peace and may it never rain on your ride
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Hey I know it's just a toy made out of junk in my garage, but the motor is a 1936 (74 years old) Wisconsin AB and the pedals are Ford model A. And it's not just the parts, it's the engineering, try and make a frame and front end from scratch. I feel it's pretty easy to bolt any old bike together that's already been together. Or even make a new part from an old one, but made a pile of parts from scratch that all fit together and WORK together.
I don't know if you ever make it across the pond and to the meets but alot of people know my 1920 HD original paint bike that I've won many field events with the last few years and my '16 Miami that I ride around at a lot of meets. I have bikes from every decade that I purchased many years ago but may never be able to afford any more. Alas I'm not a wealthy man so I build junk out of my garage, besides have you ever saw a Pierce riding around at a meet? I've been a member since 1984 and never have.
Peace (as in piece of S***)
Louie, looks good to me. I would be proud of it if I had done it, I bet it was a real learning experience. How does it work going down the road? is it fun to ride. I bet it would give you just a glimpse into what those guys who built those really early machines might have experienced. Does the belt work alright? seems like the American belt drives on the Cannonball were not up to it. Atleast compared to Katrin's - spelling, JAP powerd machine.
Well, Like I said Louie, its a great little invention, but its a toy. If what you've made is compared to a Pierce, I may as well claim that my BSA is a Cyclone. It is what it is, a great invention, a great toy, but its new... even if made out out of old parts. Its not a repro frame made around an original Pierce engine, which I would say, "great, its not all original, but it is a Pierce". Even I would build an original looking frame to go around a Pierce engine if I had one... but they are rare.
Now we can build toys, but they are toys. Should we encourage these 'Timeless' machines...? I won't. Bring out the Miami! Bring out the HD! These are REAL antique motorcycles, whether had parts made for them or not. Your toy is great, but not everyone in the club will support 'Clone' machines that are nothing like the original. I'm not a wealthy man either, I spend many years looking for parts and my bikes are built from the rustiest parts that most in the club would consider 'too hard' or simply a waste of time.
Enjoy your toy, it looks like a fun bike to play with, I'm just discouraging the other guys who seem to be saying that things like this should be out with and compared alongside the antique bikes.
P.S. Yeah, there was a Pierce at the Banbury run over here in the UK a couple of years ago.
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