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« on: December 02, 2012, 09:36:08 PM »
In my introduction I showed the beginnings of my 1/3rd scale mini bike project. I'm going to pick it up from here and not go back to where I started as I started before my membership here. The goal is a 1/3rd scale Ruttman like the one post below.





I designed the wrong wheels. I have 2 new drawings. One is for the 4 inch steel wheel and the other is for the 5 inch mag wheel. Should start on the wheels soon.



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Re: Mini Bikes
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 09:57:50 PM »
Hi Steve,
Good to see you back on the mini-bike project. Although the spoke wheels look classier I think I would stick with the original style stamped steel wheels. They more remind me of the early mini-bikes.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2012, 11:28:34 PM »
Hi Steve,
Good to see you back on the mini-bike project. Although the spoke wheels look classier I think I would stick with the original style stamped steel wheels. They more remind me of the early mini-bikes.
gbritnell

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Both wheels are original to the Ruttman. The toad and the Vulture had the steel wheels and the Wild Goose had the mags. I believe all 3 bikes were built on this frame.
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Re: Mini Bikes
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 11:47:10 PM »
good to see you back steve  :ThumbsUp:
looking forward to this build...........

chuck

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2012, 01:47:45 AM »
Hey Steve!   Good to see this thread continue!

I'm watching!

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2012, 02:42:05 AM »
Great Steve, I want to see it completed also. I am also glad you decided to complete it here.

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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 11:11:36 AM »
I have been missing this one Steve!!  Very heppy to see you back on it and posted here on MEM. Where do you stand on the engine?

Bill

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 12:15:37 PM »
Hey, I had one of those bikes as a kid!  I will be following along.  Will you have a 1/3 size person to ride it?  :ROFL:

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Re: Mini Bikes
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2012, 09:55:25 PM »
Where do you stand on the engine?

Bill

I'm still in the CAD stages right now. I basically modeled an existing engine. I have bone nothing concerning the placement of the cam to work with existing gears and choosing fasteners. Basically step one of 4 or 5.

This is all I have right now. Once the frames are in paint, I will hit the engine hard.


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Re: Mini Bikes
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2012, 12:40:37 AM »
I have turned the blanks for the front wheels. I made a few extras just in case. They have the
outer profile that an RC rim would have. I have the Gcode 85% done. I will do some cutting
this weekend if nothing come up.









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« Reply #10 on: December 05, 2012, 01:58:51 AM »
Gee Steve, I must of missed you making the tires. I see you have enough blanks for mishaps. Sure glad you are making progress on this. I would like to finally see it completed.


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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2012, 03:00:29 AM »
You are being watched!
Bought my kid a Ruttman when he was 6 or 7. We was fun.
Glad to see you again.
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« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2012, 11:48:08 AM »
Steve, I went back and looked at the build log on the other site and may have missed it but saw nothing on the tires.  Did you mold them yourself or find a source...they look great and will look even better with those rims :)

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« Reply #13 on: December 05, 2012, 10:00:01 PM »
Steve, I went back and looked at the build log on the other site and may have missed it but saw nothing on the tires.  Did you mold them yourself or find a source...they look great and will look even better with those rims :)

Bill


They are 1.55 inch RC tires. They are so close to scale that if I blew them up to real size they would be about 1/8 inch too big.
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« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 11:18:47 AM »
Thanks Steve...so does that mean you have to keep them slightly underinflated in order to fit the mini-bike frame?

Bill