Now it was time to modify the frame. Starting with the top tubes.
After welding them on they were too high so I heated them with a torch and bend them down.
Now I extended the whole frame 80mm to get the low and long look that I’m looking for.
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Finally, my wooden handlebars came in from Italy. They were made to match the rims. I had to shorten the stem and bolt to get the steering height as low a possible.
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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.
- 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
My bike started out as a Ross Girls frame. I added a Kreidler 160mm front brake and a standard springer fork.
The springer fork I bought didn’t fit so I had to cut and weld the clamp.
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