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Electra "Wolfgang" finally turns into carriage! NEW PICS P.4

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by Tibor, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. cruisehard

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" 90% finished ...*Pics p.3

    That is just amazing.... :shock:
     
  2. Tibor

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" 90% finished ...*Pics p.3

    ...and Wolfgang is still alive... it was disassambled some months ago, because i needed the wheels for another project... no i got my hands on some nice 144s wheels... and so they went into the Wolfgang but with some bigger tires (Kenda Flames...not the best but i still had a pair in the basement!)... and i had forgotten that i loved the bike so much!... i put on an ape that was laying around for several month and went on any project but never fitted the style of the bike...no i think its o.k.! :mrgreen: (i'll change the grips shortly!)

    but now the pics...

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  3. scrumblero

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    still awesome!! :shock:
     
  4. FatBoy

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    Thats WILD! 8) Now it looks very cruisable,Great Work,I love it :mrgreen:
     
  5. essenciaaa

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    One of the coolest bikes I've seen here for quite some time.

    The fork is so cool and with a little suspension, German style!

    I like the mixture - the elements of "nouveau art" and the steampunked lights - all of this in a based electra bike - beautiful! :D

    Nice Work man! :wink:
     
  6. Tibor

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    ...thats how i drive it now...i removed the 144s...to put in some rims with a 3-speed again (we really need it here!) and the lamps went red finaly! i still have some ideas... we will see.. :)

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  7. ChuckyO

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    I really dig that, med-evil style iron work and woodgrain. I like it with the minni apes and the 144's. Sweet ride.
     
  8. Tibor

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" new Pics p.3..."Its Still Alive"

    ...hehe my dream came true... i found a trike axle... a strange one i have to assume... a hartford trike axle... but with a two wheel dual drive but both also with freewheel...strange? I KNOW! no i have to integrate a front brake :)... i have some ideas integrating a transport floor with some brass piping and i found an old suitcase made of brown leather which fits between the axle... NOW its going to be a carriage like i first planned... YIPPIEEEEE!!!

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  9. Tibor

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" finally turns into carriage...

    made it roll today... definitly not finished...but ill keep going... the loading bay will be manufactured next week... and wheels (i dream of 20x4" with 20x4.25 Tires in the back and 24x3" with 3"tires in the front) will be build in a few weeks...

    i added some closer pics of the trike axle... its a split dual drive axle... strange looking... BUT ITS VERY GOOD FUNCTIONING!!

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  10. ruddigger

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    That's just crazy. Good job.
     
  11. Endlesschain

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    that is amazing I really dig this style of bike,well done
     
  12. Walker

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    one side for pedal power the other for a motor? Great project so far :shock:
     
  13. Tibor

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    definitly no gasoline motor... maybe a steam engine? or an electric motor (if steam engine isn't available) :)

    ...yesterday i installed a front brake, its not looking sexy... but its reducing the speed :D ...
    ...planning for the new wheelset started...
    frontwheel : 24"x80mm plus Streethog tire 24"x3.00" in whitewall (spokes in calculation)
    backwheels: 20"x100mm plus Streethog tire 20"x3.00" in whitewall (spokes in calculation)
    plus i need to build two new hubs because they only have 28 holes... the rims have 36 holes... but the hubs are easy just some sheetmetal for the flanges with 18 holes per side and a 20mm tube welded together plus two carvings for the axle to "lock" in ... will be made in 1hour :)

    ... and there go another 200Euros for all the stuff... :(
     
  14. ChuckyO

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    this may sound messed up, but, a small casket would fit right over that rearend. Storage and style. Black walnut? Hurst Carriage? May be to much weight though, probly another unneeded 10 to 20 lb.
     
  15. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Tibor,
    Wolfgang just keeps getting better and better! Can't wait to see those fat wheels and tires on it!

    Cheers,
    Dr. T
     
  16. J4CK

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    liking the new look
    trike kit is class 8)
     
  17. redrkt

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    Re: Electra "Wolfgang" finally turns into carriage...

    are you looking for a setup something like this:
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    Only with a wider front wheel.
     

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