Ratted treader

  1. andypocock

    andypocock Member

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    Not really sure where it is going...

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    ...hospital quite possibly
     
  2. simon718

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    :laughing: looks like fun

    wonder if theres any scrap bikes lying around my house :whistle:
     
  3. chunkolini

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    Looking good, I'd drop the front end a bit and fit a 20" wheel. That would handle quite nicely, I reckon a bit of fork flop, and it should not wheelie too violently as you will be sat in front of the back axle.
    You will also discover what chopper crotch is....................

    Chunko'.
     
  4. andypocock

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    I'll see if I can find a 20 incher and a cricket box.
     
  5. chunkolini

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    If you get into this nonsense it is great to have a selection of front wheel sizes to look at handling etc. Just watch out for filing the whole place up with dead bikes like I did. In the end we keep a couple of complete donor corpses in my mates nettle patch and pull them out as needed. Crap bikes are easy to come across when you need them.
    Note, the only things to spend money are bearings, cables and in desperation tubing. No painting allowed.

    Chunko'.
     
  6. rtcosic

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    No, no a thousand times no!

    Just tell us all about the E-Type and leave the bikes alone! :laughing:
     
  7. davenport Member

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    haha love it....

    thats a seriously slack ol head angle... chances are it`ll handle like a yak BUT i have to agree the grin factor is off the scale...

    can i just take this oppotunity to suggest som HUGE ape hanger style handlebars... and maybe an old raleigh (sp) chopper style banana seat...
     
  8. andypocock

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  9. zardoz

    zardoz Old school Socialist

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    yeah you'll have to fit a smaller front wheel or it will be wheelying everytime you go over a bump. Looking forward to seeing how you tackle the forks.

    Good luck

    ps: there aint nothing silly about the great E-type my friend. i wish i could get a car as "silly" as that. :)
     
  10. madkayaker

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    looks like a fun ride. Where does the engine go?
     
  11. rtcosic

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    Sooooo..... Series 1½, OEW, LHD, BW slushmatic (California car by any chance?), now Red, RHD, Manual (Jaguar change lever on a nice 5 speed Getrag?). But the interior still seems to be black - I'm disappointed!

    Can't find the Smilie for Jealous, Envy etc! It will be a long time before my 420 looks that good.
     
  12. andypocock

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    Series 1 ex California hence a body that's had a few knocks but not rusted away. Converted to RHD when she returned home in 1989.

    I fitted a Jaguar 4 speed all syncro with overdrive gearbox in place of the hiddious auto early last year. I've also renewed and uprated the suspension and braking systems, fitted new tyres and a stainless exhaust and thrashed the nuts off of it.

    Black leather - the only colour to have.

    The 420 might be a while coming but you'll have far more fun driving it knowing that you saved her. All I've done with the E is bolt a few bits on as funds permitted.
     
  13. andypocock

    andypocock Member

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    Is that a bad thing?
     
  14. simon718

    simon718 needs to stay off ebay

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    the angle its sitting at already u'd end up landing on your back :laughing:
     
  15. nellway Member

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    Hi Andy

    When we had the thatched cottage on Hayling Island I used to visit the Island recyclying skips to replenish the scrap heap in my garage. There were always masses of bicycles - I rebuilt a couple for son and self, and used them up the Hayling billy Line to visit the Royal Oak.

    Anyway - you might find your selection of wheels there.
     
  16. andypocock

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    Great pointer - I hadn't thought about going over the bridge for a parts raid. I'll pop down with the pick up.

    Cheers

    Andy
     
  17. g-funk New Member

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    hi, i had to register as your thread got me thinking about a bunch of crazy people who do cool stuff with old bikes - backwards steering, double decker, etc etc,crazy and deliberately rediculous bike mods. saw it in Make Magazine

    they are at cyclecide dot com

    they have a vid on youtube type in 'Maker Profile - Bicycle Rodeo'

    hope you find it interesting.....
     
  18. andypocock

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    Thanks for taking the trouble g-funk. Apprechiated.

    Andy
     
  19. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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  20. madkayaker

    madkayaker Pro sparkey Pro Welder

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    thats crazzy!
     
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