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Old 03-20-2010, 12:12 AM
rockhopper rockhopper is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Default Is this thing on? I'm rockhopper.

Hi all. I'm new to forums. Good to be here.

About me: One of my hobbies is riding and learning to wrench on a dual sport motorcycle. A Suzuki DR650SE to be exact. It's a great bike but that's not what I'm here to talk about.

My father had a Whizzer when he was a kid. For 30 years he talked about wanting one when finally one day last year he bought one. A 1949 model. He found it on ebay for $1500. It had been nicely restored but never ridden or dialed in. We've broken it in and worked all the bugs out of it and it really is a surprisingly nice ride. It'll do 32mph with a 210 lb rider.

Well, it now needs a riding buddy. We have an early 2000 Specialized Rock Hopper bicycle in near pristine condition. I want to make a modern version of the Whizzer with it.

So far my internet searches have driven me to two conclusions. A CH80 with a jack shaft to take advantage of the gearing already there or a Honda GHX50 setup. No clue.

I'm in over my head here. If you could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated.

Thanks all!
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