Shelby custom

Discussion in 'Custom Bicycles' started by St.Peter, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. #1 Posted Feb 28, 2015

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    This is a project I built from a Shelby frame and fork. It has drum brakes on the front and back. 24 x 3 tires. Its a nice smooth ride.

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  2. #2 Posted Mar 8, 2015

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Nice looking bike!
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 9, 2015

    I live for the CABE

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    really nice work on the old shelby! I like seeing these old bikes being put back on the road, I bet you get many good comments.:eek:
     
  4. #4 Posted Mar 12, 2015

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Cool Bike. It has that Happy Circus Bike effect on me. I like it so much, I have Questions. What powers the lights? Where are the Batteries? Is that a Red Horn on the handlebars? Just wondering, because it has a bell on it and a light on the front and a backup light on the rear. What do you call those brake levers? I really like them. What is the zip tied bracket on the front hub do ? Is that a bracket to hold the Speedometer or a Drink Holder?
    A lot of questions huh? But it does look cool. That seat is very interesting. Small Girls pan with a lot of springs. I would call it Curvy Girl Seat... :D
    Thanks for Sharing the pictures.
     
  5. #5 Posted Mar 12, 2015

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    Kool bike !
     
  6. #6 Posted Mar 12, 2015

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Your right, a lot of questions. The LED headlight is battery powered from a box on the underside of the fork. That is a battery powered horn on the handle bars. In some of the pictures I have a whizzer speedo on the bars but later on I swapped it out for a cup holder. Starbucks is close by and it makes for a nice morning ride. The zip tied bracket on the front hub is for the drum brake. I had a ride coming up quick and didn't have time to make a nice looking bracket. The brake handles are for road bikes, I thought it would be a fun change from the traditional brake levers. I found the horn annoys people as I approach and added the bell to have that "he could be selling ice cream" sound that appeals more to the folks around here. Nobody refers to me as a Curvy Girl but the seat is a girls seat that I recovered in leather. Its a fun rider. It has 24" wheels with the thick brick 24x3 tires. I have been using swap meet parking lights from old cars and repurposing them on some of my old builds. I appreciate the questions and interest in my bike build. These are fun to build, ride and share.
     
  7. #7 Posted Feb 9, 2016

    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    I am not a fan of red (looks red on my computer) but that color scheme rocks!
     
  8. #8 Posted Apr 11, 2016

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    I live for the CABE

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    Cool bike!

    I hope you replaced that zip tie on the drum brake. There's a tremendous amount of force on the arm while stopping, and it'll break that easily.

    I tried a stainless hose clamp for the same reason you did, and it snapped at the first brake pull.

    An atom drum snapped a steel bracket on my motorized bike, spinning the bracket and locking up the front wheel at 45mph.

    Broke 4 ribs, wrist, two fingers, seperated my shoulder which required surgery, and bruised my heart, lungs and kidneys.

    So, yknow, just sayin'...
     
  10. #10 Posted Dec 29, 2016

    Cruisin' on my Bluebird

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    Nice looking bike
     
  11. #11 Posted Dec 30, 2016

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Great looking ride!
     
  12. #12 Posted Feb 11, 2017

    'Lil Knee Scuffer

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    Sweet Ride!!! I'm turning an Evans Sonic Scout into a "semi-custom" and hope it turns out nearly as nice as this one did!
     
  13. #13 Posted Jun 12, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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  14. #14 Posted Jun 12, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    im diggin the brake levers!
     
  15. #15 Posted Jun 12, 2017

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    Nice job! The Shelby " jimmy D" springer is tops. I like the look, and the ride is great. Nice looking bike:) and unlike the girl's Huffman and 53 Monark , the girl's Shelby springer can be cut down to fit a boy's frame.