Hello from AZ
I finally decided to register and join in the fun. I have used the forum for information now about 6 months. I found this forum after I decided to motorize a chopper style bicycle as a "bet you can't" challenge. When I got the bike I had no idea what was involved and that my used bicycle was a poor choice for a first build! I learned quickly that "cheapie" bikes can look good but suffer from poor quality. It has been frustrating and fun to learn as I go. This forum has helped me get the right parts and given me some helpful tips. I had planned to use the original wheels when I first started but upon inspection to re-grease and clean they literally fell apart! Bent axles and minature bearings told me I needed a better set-up! I also found out that a 3"
wide rear tire wont work with the standard mounting method. Had to break out the welder and fab a custom welded in mount to get the offset needed.
Needless to say this is turning into a real project! I'll post some pics soon.
Thanks to all.