PRE WAR ELGIN BIKE BLACK LIMO TAXI BICYCLE SIDE CAR UPDATE

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  1. SCHWINNRAY69

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    Re: PRE WAR ELGIN BIKE BLACK LIMO TAXI BICYCLE

    Nice job! 8)
     
  2. The Black Monark

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    Re: PRE WAR ELGIN BIKE BLACK LIMO TAXI BICYCLE

    Yeah, both 1/2" pitch, but 1/8" and 3/16" wide?
    Funny they're both Westfield bikes, too :lol:

    looking good btw [​IMG]
     
  3. tanksalot

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    Now I have to get the rack going .. So I can add the side car to the bike.
    [​IMG]

    I have to fix the light holder also.
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  4. Jake Sensi

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    LOOKING GOOD!! MAN I FORGOT HOW MUCH AWESOME STUFF YOU HAVE!! GTB
     
  5. tanksalot

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    Thanks Jake .. Im realizing There is such a thing as to much stuff though .. :roll: :lol:
     
  6. tanksalot

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    Im trying to figure out what to do for a seat ..The side car seat is dark brown & I have a Light brown seat.. I may have to use the Black seat That I have :?: ..[​IMG]

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  7. tanksalot

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    Then I have to figure out what to do with the lighting ..Im torn between bulbs or leds & I have to decide what to use for a tail loght lens.Id really like to use the Black & white seat on my Columbia in the photo for this bike but Its not a prewar seat & it looks cool on The Columbia . 8)

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  8. tanksalot

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    I added some things to the bike today but it was dark by the time I was done .. Ill get some pics whan I get a chance .. :D
     
  9. tanksalot

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    I decided to use Skirt guards .. I figure they will go well with the side car. :D
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  10. tanksalot

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    Im thinking white Pedals..
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  11. deven_science

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    Can never go wrong with skirt guards!
     
  12. kingfish254

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    Re: PRE WAR ELGIN BIKE BLACK LIMO TAXI BICYCLE

    +1
    Last year it was bare metal and Fat/Skinny.
    This year we have a lot of skirts (which is a good thing).
    Looking sharp buddy!
     
  13. tanksalot

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    Thanks for the comments .. Im debating on a white back ground on the shirts ...
     
  14. tanksalot

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    The side car is attached and I went a a test run with a crash dummy . But the front bracket is a no go its to close to the crank arm but it did work fine side car wise.. I also had to relocate the other center mounting bracket to the seat mount clamp.
    Im going to make the same bracket but like a big L shape..
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  15. tanksalot

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    I did remove the side car tub off of the rear axle beam to see what I was working with ( Sorry no pic ) Its basicly a straight beam with two holes & a wheel ..I was looking into a spring system using a raleigh Chopper spring set on the bar.. But the the rest of the frame supports would have to move (pivot) some how..But I also attached the other support to the frame seat clamp instead of the frame witha added clamp( Its more sturdy this way now.) Im open to any suggestions :?: :idea:
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    I think I have the stance right now for the side car but I still need to make a front bracket .. Im considering using a lower frame tube for the curved shape & mashing the ends .[​IMG]
     
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    Great job! This is a very cool bike. The kids will be fighting over who gets to ride next! :mrgreen:
     
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    That baby is classy enough to be a Limo!!!
    Love it.
     
  18. jats

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    that side car is incredible!!!!! realy cool build :D

    Troy
     
  19. tanksalot

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    Thank you .. The side car was originally on a late 1930s / early 1940s Girls Raleigh I used it a few years as it was ..It was restored some durring the 1970s That Explains the fender on the side car.. When found at a Estate Barn the side car was wheeled out durring Summer Months as a Garden Ornament..
    ( Before I owned it) !! I have been waiting for a better bike to put it on.. So Im glad I found this Elgin it should be a good match when Im done ...
     
  20. JoKeR63

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    You may want to use a piece of conduit for that front tube. It looks like you'll darn near need a 90 deg. at the frame attachment point to get some pedal clearance. As another PW Elgin entrant and former sidecar builder I'll say I'm diggin' this!
     

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