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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1024
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2008-11-22 10:29 am   Permalink

maybe some day I too will be able to be in the club *wink* wink*
we'll see

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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5507
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-11-22 9:11 pm   Permalink

You are correct Cammo that setting priorities in life are important. I would love to ride my bike but unfortunately I have a very bad back that only gets worse as the years go on. My priorities are maintaining a full time job and avoiding a wheelchair as long as I can. I used to enjoy riding bikes, golfing, and tennis, but I am lucky if I can walk a city block now without being in intense pain. But such is life, I do the best I can to get around. I look at it this way...coin collectors don't spend their coins, but they get pleasure by looking at them...I can't ride my bike, but I enjoy seeing it in my lounge. If you are ever in the Sacramento area, give me a shout and come on by...take my bike off the ceiling and give it a spin around the neighborhood...it would make me and my bike happy. I look forward to your pics.

Sneaky...sounds like you have a Von Franco in your future...woo hoo!!!


 
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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1941
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-11-23 06:52 am   Permalink

Thanks for the explanation, VP. You're forgiven. I still think you should call the thread the "Tiki Bike Owners Club".

Mainly cause I have a Tiki Bike. It's an Electra Black Assasin (all aluminum tubes, 7 speed, center pull brakes, fatboy tires) that I've customized with... well, I'll post some pictures soon. But here's the deal - it's built to RIDE.

Hey HEWEY, here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna take the classic Highway 101 Malcolm Merriweather WestCoast-California-Dippy Hippie-Motorcycle-Zen Garden-Tiki Tour.

It's gonna start at Del Mar, and end at Caldwell's Antiques somewhere in Leucadia. Caldwell's is incredibly famous for having "The Strange Thing" in a box. "The Strange Thing" is the strangest thing you'll ever see in your entire life. It's only 25 cents to see it, but I'll take pictures. In fact I'll take pictures of the entire run, cause it's gonna be fun.

Anyway, Hewster, you gotta do the same wherever you are - take yer bike for a run to somewhere half-assed interesting and take a few shots. Anybody else who wants to get in on the action, YOU TOO!

I'm polishing and greasing the "Black Hibiscus" today.


 
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5507
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-11-23 10:58 am   Permalink

Changed the name.....great idea Cammo. Your Black Hibiscus sounds intriguing.

Forgot to say also...those were wonderful pictures of your bike in action Hewey. I loved the one you took of the back wheel on the move. I could feel the wind blowing through my hair on that one.

Wow...
this looks way kewl.
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sneakyjack
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Joined: May 25, 2004
Posts: 1024
From: NYC Area
Posted: 2008-12-11 3:00 pm   Permalink

maybe once its together I'll post more pics.. but its cold out ny way (right now) to be riding it!





good times

Is there a secret - bell-ring or handshake or horn blast I should know?



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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2008-12-13 7:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-12-11 15:00, sneakyjack wrote:
Is there a secret - bell-ring or handshake or horn blast I should know?



Just a grin and a thumbs up as you pass each other on the boardwalk
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Tiki Trav
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Joined: Sep 25, 2006
Posts: 639
From: NSW Central Coast, Australia
Posted: 2008-12-14 12:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-11-23 06:52, Cammo wrote:
It's an Electra Black Assasin (all aluminum tubes, 7 speed, center pull brakes, fatboy tires)




Hey Cammo, Center pull brakes are late 70's- 80's technology and are probably not on your bike, if the cable is horizontal between the calipers they are commonly known as "V-Brakes" and are around 60% more efficient than center pulls.. center pull have the main cable running vertically down then splitting into two to the calipers hence the name. just thought I would share that bit of bike tech....
Cheers..
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VampiressRN
Grand Member (7 years)  

Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5507
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2008-12-14 4:31 pm   Permalink

Woo Hoo...way to go sneakyjack!!!

 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2009-01-13 10:45 pm   Permalink

Well, it's not the Taboo Tiki but it is still a pretty sweet ride and a heap of fun.
It's a work in progress... I'd love to have the fenders pinstriped and maybe paint the rims too.


My favorite accessory... She squeeks!


Aloha,

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Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1271
From: Indiana
Posted: 2009-01-14 03:26 am   Permalink

I once had a girlfriend who squeaked like that... met her off the coast of Barbados...
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2009-01-18 03:55 am   Permalink

Some pics of both my bikes


















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tikipaka
Grand Member (6 years)  

Joined: May 31, 2006
Posts: 639
From: New York
Posted: 2009-01-18 04:31 am   Permalink

Hey Hewey, I love the collection of lanterns you have hanging up there. But is that a cam/lifter you got up there also? Now that's an odd decorating technique. But it does work!

Oh yeah Tiki Royale, and the hula on the bike, not sure about that. I think a tiki is better. But I bet the young girls will like it.

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Cammo
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Joined: May 18, 2006
Posts: 1941
From: San Diego
Posted: 2009-01-18 05:25 am   Permalink

"Hey Cammo, Center pull brakes are blah blah blah late 70's- 80's technology and are probably not on your bike, if the cable is horizontal between the calipers they are commonly known as "V-Brakes" etc. and not only that but also you'll be interested to know that some more stuff like they are around 60% more efficient than center pulls. And in case you got nothing else to do you can read some more of this freakin' detail crap like center pull have the main cable running vertically down then splitting into two to the calipers hence the name. Blah blah blah brakes blah center bla bla calipers blah bla blah"

What he f&%# are you talkin' about????
You gettin' stir crazy on that leetle island?


 
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sasquatch
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Joined: Aug 29, 2007
Posts: 76
From: Newcastle, Australia
Posted: 2009-01-18 2:27 pm   Permalink

Hewey... schweet rides buddy!

 
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Gooberfreek
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 38
From: Manchester, England, UK
Posted: 2009-02-01 12:06 am   Permalink

Ooo Ooo I want one! I want one... and how cool is that hibiscus tread!!! OMG where can I get one of these??? I've been after a cruiser / low rider for ages...
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