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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Bike kits , anyone know anything ?

I need to know if any of you guys have heard about the vintage bike kits that come complete and ready to assemble ? I would like to get an idea of the assembly time involved and the reputation of the sellers . Any help would be appreciated .
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-12-2011, 11:54 AM
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The only "kits" I can think of are like the Kiwi Indian where you can put a whole 40's era Indian together from new parts. Kiwi has a good reputation and their reproduction parts are high quality and well regarded. There was also a company called Notalgia Cycle that had a kit bike with an engine that was derived from hacking off the front 2 cylinders of a Chevy V8 (not literally but that's how it was designed and standard Chevy parts fit) but I haven't seen anything from them in years! If you can give me more info on who you'd be getting the kit from I could make some inquiries and get info from a wide source of old bike enthusiasts.
Building any bike from the frame up is a pretty involved project. So much depends on your personal experience and ability. I know guys who've done it in 2 days and others who took a year to get it done and still others that never finished the project...which leads me to what I think is the best bit of advice I could give you about building a bike...look deep into yourself and make sure you have the dedication and resolve to finish the project...there are alot of half built bikes out there collecting dust in garages and basements where the person who started the project occasionally says..."I need to finish that someday"...that sucks even more than making a mistake and having to do something over again while working on the project!
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Never heard of this, but very interested.

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