2004 Nirve Cannibal / Switchblade Project ; Build Clone

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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
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Pageland South Carolina
So this is my inspiration to a degree ....
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However, I can't afford this exact frame so a few years before I ever thought about buying a vintage bike I took a $25 Micargi Rover GT
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& did this "Rust" job on it to duplicate an old crusty rat rod style build. Nothing Special. Built with a $50 Huffy Cranbrook wheel set & chain sprocket. Not long after buying this bike I came across a Facebook Market Place listing for this
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$120 for a bike that bone stock retailed in the $600 range. Took off the 24x3" rear Nirve FatAss rear wheel & the 26x2.125 front for 26" front & back on Duro 26x3" All Around.
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Got a set of Dyno style 16" Ape Hangers & a mock up Batavus gas tank from a moped I bought, got running & never fooled with again
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So this was where it stalled for a while .... I didn't want to just do a cheap 49cc or big heavy Predator build so I unstuck an Italian built Motori Minarelli V1 (google them they're bullet proof & hellaciously buildable to 80cc).
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
I went to the Hurricane Coaster bike & swap meet February 1st @DonChristie & @Freqman1 who siked me up about it after meeting them on a local ride. So this is Finally Happening after buying a set of Super Deluxe Deep Fenders & chain guard
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I am debating on doing a street scraper style rear fender, buying either a Monark or Even a Schwinn housing for a headlight. Motoring will come after debating a lower down tube chop for clearances & change of appearances/style. Here's some ideas that inspire me
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
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My buddy did this one, cool bikes to customize.


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Can you by any chance find out what size rims & tires he's running? When I get to motoring it I am setting a goal of 55mph+ so a wider rim & tire with 12-11g spokes is safer & more stylish. I have a feeling I am close as is with the 26x3" Duros in the fenders though ....Especially rear wise
 

Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
55 on that is going to feel like rocket speed. Hold on tight. ;)
done 50mph on a 2005 Whizzer on mountain bike tires .... sure the chopper forks (if I keep these 32"+ set) will definitely add some "white knuckle" & clenching to the fun :tearsofjoy: :p. Damn thing unmotored is kinda fun but takes a mile a to turn around
 
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Pookie42

Look Ma, No Hands!
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Chicago
Can you by any chance find out what size rims & tires he's running? When I get to motoring it I am setting a goal of 55mph+ so a wider rim & tire with 12-11g spokes is safer & more stylish. I have a feeling I am close as is with the 26x3" Duros in the fenders though ....Especially rear wise
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26 x 2.0 rear


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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
So I bought this ;
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2010 Fly Scout 110cc, 4speed semi automatic, electric & kick start for a practice motor start that should easily do 45 mph+. I am fixing to start mocking it up to the Nirve; I shouldn't have too much cutting & fabrication needed but I am excited as I had it running today within a little while off carb cleaner. Charged the battery so Saturday I can test the electric starter function, pour some gas into it, and maybe see about planning a set of Worksman style wheels to handle what I am going to be doing. I suppose buying them is going to be the best option because I am crazy but I know 10-12G spokes are going to be needed for this Ripper ;)
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Anybody ever lace moped hubs into bicycle wheels ? Lmfao. I am debating if I want to do drum/drum for some brakes or jus' Bad Ass It All Show, All Go, & All It's Glory No Brakes to start off
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
That's awesome man. Good luck. Do what makes sense to you.
Thanks. I looked at what it was going to cost to do the Minarelli V1 and for about $75 I got this & a electric scooter so it's a little cheaper for now but has some perks ; electric or kick start, already 12v wired for accessories & battery, has controls just to get me going forward & parts that aren't needed or used can be sold off for bicycle related needs. I was joking on the No Brakes part ; albeit crazy I am not plumb dumb !
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Saw this one in the 'hood and thought of your bike.

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See that is what I am trying to avoid mine looking like. I mean if it works Ok for them but I don't want something cheaply thrown together. I want this thing to blast 55-65 mph Reliably & Safely for what it'll be. Hence NO Rush to Throw a kit on it
 
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Balloonoob

I live for the CABE
Jan 24, 2019
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See that is what I am trying to avoid mine looking like. I mean if it works Ok for them but I don't want something cheaply thrown together. I want this thing to blast 55-65 mph Reliably & Safely for what it'll be. Hence NO Rush to Throw a kit on it
Yeah I get it. I'm sure yours will look better and fill the void hole in the frame more completely. Hopefully the motor fits and balances well.
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Yeah I get it. I'm sure yours will look better and fill the void hole in the frame more completely. Hopefully the motor fits and balances well.
I think with an actual Moped/Pit bike motor it'll fill the frame a lot more
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I'll be using a 110cc & supposedly this is an 80cc. I don't know why he modified his lower down tube but I plan on cutting mine loose & reshaping it for more clearance & appearance before I finalize it. I don't like the way it looks, I may not keep the thing as a pedal bike, & I want the freedom of being able to modify or work on the motor easily in frame. Oh Plus Everything on my motors are Left Side ; Shifter, drive chain so that will help some IF I decide to keep pedals
 
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Superman1984

Finally riding a big boys bike
Oct 28, 2019
415
36
Pageland South Carolina
Rode the 2010 Fly Scout (put it together using a K2 suspension front fork & wheel) I didn't get too wild with it but until I adjust/tune the carb it'll wheelie jus' kickin' it into 1st gear & seems to have plenty of power test riding 1st - 3rd gear. I cut a few donuts & rode it cautiously but it's peppy. I am working on stripping the Monark Super Deluxe parts of paint, dent repairs, & trying to decide IF I want 10 or 11G spokes or IF 12G will suffice. Pics later
 
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