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Road Bomber

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by teisco, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. teisco

    teisco

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    Thinking of doing this bike during the winter. This concept would require the following:
    Roadmaster Repo or vintage (at least the frame and front fork, front light and rear rack)
    Dyno Mooneyes wheelset
    Dyno Mooneyes wheel covers
    Sheet aluminum and other odds and ends plus lots of time.

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    Seat is bomber style made from sheet aluminum. Bottom pan would be rivited to bucket sides. Bomb made from rolled aluminum sheet using funnel as rear taper and sheet for fins, front dome nose use found object or fiberglassed foam. Fin should have working rudder with cable to steering to coordinate rudder turn with handle bars or fork. Wheels would be big expense but just have to have them. Used Dyno to rob wheelset from and then order 4 wheel covers. Not sure if wheelcovers would fit most 26" Dyno models or just the Mooneyes version but after checking I am pretty sure the covers only fit the Dyno wheels.
     
  2. HoodooBrown

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    Go for it, I love the tank and the colors
     
  3. purple

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    Mooneyes at least used to have wheel covers available for any size o reven custom made but man they were exspensive.
     
  4. Walker

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    If you can take an accurate measurement of your inside rim diameter, just feed the info to someone with a plasma cutting table (water jet/lazer cutter etc.). They should be able to pop out some wheel covers for way less than the Dyno's. If you used rims with a flat sidewall the discs could be stuck on with automotive double stick stuff.

    Great theme idea btw!
     
  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    DO IT! :mrgreen:
     
  6. gowjobs

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    those mooneyes wheelcovers will fit on any 26" cruiser/mountainbike wheel. A set of the plastic ones in white with some Army Air Corps stars on them would be just as cool.
     
  7. Rustinkerer

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    Cool! I like the wing w/the operational "rudder"! :mrgreen: -Adam
     
  8. aka_locojoe

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    That is cool! I don't know how comfortable/functional the seat would be. I think a worn leather saddle would compliment the design.
     
  9. Chainsaw

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    The bike is definitely somethings that has to be built!
    I'm with LocoJoe on the seat thing though. If the bike had outfront peddling than it might work but it would have to be way out front to be comfortable.
    You need to find an old leather aviators helmet and goggles and don't forget the scarf!
    Thanks for posting this great idea!
     
  10. Bigcam59

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    I love the idea! You should have a bunch of us build them and become a squadron! 8)
     
  11. teisco

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  12. roadmaster

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    Now that is a cool design! Build it!
     
  13. Bigcam59

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    maybe you can add these! :D
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  14. teisco

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    Good idea, I am sure that works swell!
     

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