Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Recommended Posts

I finally finished it. I did not add some of the accessory pieces as I thought they were Too Gaudy.
This loosely resembles my bike as a kid.
The kit is horribly made and no fun to build but turned out OK.
Mike

 

 

DSCN5313.JPG

DSCN5314.JPG

DSCN5315.JPG

DSCN5316.JPG

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks good Mike!  I love all the chrome on it.  Were those seats called "banana seat"?

The brakes look interesting.  Were those similar to automotive, or vintage motorcycle drum brakes?

Edited by peteski
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good job, turned out much nicer than I thought it would!

In Germany we call them bonanza bikes, although "Bonanza" was just one of the brands which sold those types of bikes. They disapperead rather quickly with the BMX hype.

Edited by mattg
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, peteski said:

Looks good Mike!  I love all the chrome on it.  Were those seats called "banana seat"?

The brakes look interesting.  Were those similar to automotive, or vintage motorcycle drum brakes?

Thanks Pete, Yes Banana seats and every kid had one. The brakes were pretty similar to motorcycle brakes. Mine was actually a coaster brake model.

Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, mattg said:

Good job, turned out much nicer than I thought it would!

In Germany we call them bonanza bikes, although "Bonanza" was just one of the brands which sold those types of bikes. They disapperead rather quickly with the BMX hype.

We had them here for a long time in the 60's and 70's.

Thanks , Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

50 minutes ago, cobraman said:

I think it turned out great. The only thing I think they did wrong with the kit is the plastic tubing is too large.

I agree as well and I could have fixed that issue but my heart was just not in it.

Thanks Ray , Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

57 minutes ago, Faust said:

Dude! 

There's nothing to be ashamed of there! It looks great! All the chrome and that nice blue... and the seat looks great too!

You should be proud - looks like a darned fine build from where I sit!

Thank You Adam, Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Cowpunk said:

The brake and shifter cables should be grey. If they were, it would be a substantial improvement. The seat color should match the frame but, It is still a GREAT JOB!

I know but that is life.

Thanks , Mike

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Our boys had a version that IIRC was called a "swing bike". the bar between the seat and the handle bars swiveled left or right so you could pull the handle bars to either side a little bit while keeping the wheel straight. It was the only one in town thus very cool indeed.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, misterNNL said:

Our boys had a version that IIRC was called a "swing bike". the bar between the seat and the handle bars swiveled left or right so you could pull the handle bars to either side a little bit while keeping the wheel straight. It was the only one in town thus very cool indeed.

I have seen them but never when I was a kid.

Mike

 

 

swing bike.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...