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Old 09-15-2008, 11:55 PM
sissonscott sissonscott is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 14
Default New to the forum. Scott in Oregon

Hello from a little town on Oregon named Boring (No kidding)

I thought I might as well get my feet wet and introduce myself.

HI !

I have built two bikes over the years the first one (In 1993) used a Ryobi Motor(off of a scrap weed eater) with a friction drive to the rear wheel on a 26" mountain bike. I used a urethane skate board wheel that I turned down to about 1" on my lathe for the motor drive. It worked but was to hard on the tires and slipped when wet. I also never go around to installing a kill switch on that thing and I several exciting moments. Actually it was far more trouble than fun and I sold it on to some one who wanted the motor for an RC plane. Several weeks ago I was in Beijing for the Olympics (Work) and I saw so many neat home built motorized bicycles that I got the bug again.

So I built another one, This time using a 68CC Happy time motor, I did not like the idea of driving the rear wheel off the spokes so I machined a hub adapter and recut the center hole of the sprocket on my lathe. I put a limit of 200 dollar limit on the whole project and I am currently at 190 dollars spent, I got the Bike for free just need two new tires (7.99 each at Bimart end of season sale) and some adjustments, the motor kit was $160.00 and I got the Bike computer ( Digital speedo ) for 8 bucks at the same sale) the rest was for the the metal and other supplies used for the hub adapter.

Kind of a long winded intro. Hope I did not Bore you !!!
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