When Pigs Fly | Front Fork

I have started building my first bike ever. And it’s going to be a motorized one. Having always liked the board track style it inspired me on my build.
Most people around me were saying that my ideas would never work, hence the name: When Pigs Fly

When I started the project I had never really welded before in my life so I couldn’t blame them for thinking I would fail. Still can’t make a decent looking weld but it’s getting better.


Parts used:

  • Ross Girls frame
  • 26 inch Springer front fork
  • 160mm Kreidler front drum brake
  • 26 inch wooden Ghisallo rims
  • Wooden Ghisallo Moustache handlebars
  • Shimano FH-M525 rear disc hub
  • BMX bottom bracket
  • Renthal BMX front sprocket
  • 80cc Engine Kit

IMG_0628My bike started out as a Ross Girls frame. I added a Kreidler 160mm front brake and a standard springer fork.

IMG_0712The springer fork I bought didn’t fit so I had to cut and weld the clamp.

IMG_0628I drilled six holes in the hub to give it a sportier look. (I don’t drive in the rain anyway)

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I then added a pair of wooden rims I bought in Italy. Laced the wheels myself for now with DT Swiss spokes. I’ll have them laced later on after paint and polishing. Had to drill new spoke holes in the hub. It originally belongs on a Kreidler moped that uses thicker spokes.

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