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Old 01-12-2012, 07:18 PM
cat341 cat341 is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New York
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Default First build (Worksman)

Ok so I started out collecting Schwinn Stingrays, Krates, then I moved up to middle weights. I then built a customized balloon tire Schwinn, thats when I realized I liked the smooth ride of 26 X 2.125 tires the only bad part of riding those big clunkers is they weigh a ton (ahhhh good old Chicago steel). So when I picked up this Worksman bike I decided to try to motorize it and found this site.
So here is where I am with this build...It's a Worksman (what I believe is a M2600 frame). It came with both front and rear drum brakes which I thought was great for stopping power, but sadly I don't think I will be able to use the rear wheel with the drum without using a jackshaft/shift kit or drilling the rear hub to install one of those moped sprockets that seem to fit perfect on the rear drum.....but I don't want to ruin the rear hub and I'm not too sure about it holding up to the torgue of the engine. So I ordered a single speed coaster brake wheel from Worksman to be able to use the sprocket adapter that came with the 2 stroke Chinagirl engine (or I can buy one of SportscarPat's sprocket adapters down the road). I mounted the engine onto the frame and learned two things from other posts here's going to be a tight fit (needed to buy an offset intake manifold for the carb). 2. in order to use the existing chainguard I would need to use one of those front engine mounts made by Sick Bike Parts (which seems to fit real well). I picked up a vintage saddle that I plan on restoring to use for this build to give it a little character and because I just love those old saddles with the long springs. I've been thinking....I've had this engine for about a month waiting for these parts so the engine will fit correctly on this frame......and I don't even know if it's works! Oh well one step at a time. Once I get the new rear wheel from Worksman I will be able to complete the set up to at least see if it runs (and if it doesn't i'm sure the wealth of knowledge here will assist). Here are a few photos so far and thanks to the Forum members who have helped.

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