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Old 10-19-2013, 06:14 AM
FMB42 FMB42 is offline
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Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 107
Default Re: what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

Originally Posted by FMB42 View Post
You want to know what I did?

I realized just how pathetic my bike is compared to yours and a whole lot other bikes I see in here.

Originally Posted by mapbike View Post
Hey bro dont hate on your!
Originally Posted by Dan View Post
Just what Map said FMB!
Originally Posted by xseler View Post
If she doesn't find you handsome, at least she'll find you handy.......Red Green
Originally Posted by allen standley View Post
Give yourself some time FMB.
Originally Posted by CTripps View Post
The first build always looks a bit rough. We've all been there.
Originally Posted by Allen_Wrench View Post
Give it time, my friend, give it time.

I very much appreciate the support guys. Seriously, thank you all very much!

The good thing is that I, like everyone else in here, am a fan of all things mechanical; everything from sleek and cutting edge to homely underdogs, I love them all. Had some ideas rattling around in my head with this first gas build of mine, but I'm still working out some of the "bugs" and the like. About the worse thing so far is that the cases are cast for large front down tube frames (which I have), yet the factory drilled/tapped for a small down-tube frame...ya, go figure. If I can't get around this I might try installing a couple of aluminum bolts into the mount stud holes, cut them off flush, and then re-drill/tap the studs at the proper spacing. Doing so will require drilling accurate stud holes in "material" that is part cast aluminum case and part aluminum fastener which, of course, isn't always so easy (due to the drill wanting to drift off-center). I'll probably try this with the case securely clamped on a drill press or mill. Anyway, I like challenges, so it's not really a big deal (it's more annoying than anything I guess).

Note: This forum is a far-cry better some of the other "dog eat dog" bicycle forums I've belonged to. Make that light-years better. All of the members in this forum are just flat-out great to be around. Tons of knowledge, great help, fantastic bikes, friendly discussions, this place has it all.

Thanks again everyone, and please have a good weekend.
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