My new Swapmeet cruiser

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  1. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Great swap meet ride, great beach gear hauler, heck great anything bike!

    Makes me think about what I could do with my Mongoose Beast that won’t sell....

    Question, where did you get that front fender.....asking for a friend....OK...asking for me...


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  2. kelvin hahnel

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    Front fender was custom rolled by a local engineer, Same place that did my tray and rear fenders. Rear tray and all 3 fenders cost me $350 AUD
     
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  3. kelvin hahnel

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    I will get you some close up pic's tomorrow if you want?
     
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  4. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Definitely! I’m looking for a wide ‘bobber’ fender for a future build


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  5. kelvin hahnel

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    I know its a little crooked but its only a single bolt so it rotates a bit
     
  7. Dr. Tankenstein

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    That is very clean looking. God inspiration.

    Cheers mate!


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    nice bike! i really love the inspiration and engineering abilities of the people on here.
     
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  9. kelvin hahnel

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    Wait until you see what I have planed for the drive line :)
     
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    Designing a new front end so I may be loosing the front guard.
     
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  11. kelvin hahnel

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    Small update, I got matching tires, a little pricey at $120 delivered (express) but rolling resistance is very low so I may have to gear it a bit harder because its way to easy to get moving triketires1.jpg
     
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    After swapping out the tires I think I will be sticking with 3 wheels for a little while, I just have to get some custom forks. Time to start designing
     
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    Sorry for the lack of updates. New job with very long hours so I only get to do stuff on Sundays if I'm lucky. but heres how the cruiser is going at the moment. Fitted some springer fork's at the moment and downgraded to a 26x1.75 front rim. Probably be swapping out the front wheel for something a little more custom and probably a custom quill stem but she still rides like a dream and all the gears are gone. It's now a single speed coaster brake (still low geared cruises all day at 10kph). So whats everyone think? oh and the tray is getting refitted after some "light" mods.

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  14. kelvin hahnel

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    Been a while again, but here's a HUGE update that some of you may like:

    New custom frame and forks. Only thing left from the red trike is the rear: 67664278_2350997731653141_7833180458459332608_n.jpg 67425975_2350997674986480_4876950873734905856_n.jpg 67367636_2350997611653153_1480306241442938880_n.jpg 67296940_2350997551653159_3232082921691021312_n.jpg 67176991_2350997488319832_9110262698725081088_n.jpg

    Still in primer at the moment, Still waiting on some parts and building a flat tray for it but I have about 35k distance traveled on it testing and rides like a dream.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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  16. Dr. Tankenstein

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    Looks awesome!
    I especially like the sun bleached rims, gotta keep those as is.


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    Small Update,

    blutrike2.jpg blutrike1.jpg blutrike.jpg

    got a great deal on some SE 26x3.5's in blue. also unfortunately the brooks seat broke so now I'm running an aftermarket one
     
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    Love it!


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    That is one sweet trike! Tires match the rims perfectly.
     
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  20. kelvin hahnel

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    I agree with you there, I liked the old tires but it's so much better to ride now.
     
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