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Old 09-09-2015, 12:25 PM
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Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Sarasota
Posts: 16
Default Greeting from the gulf coast of Florida!

Hi Everybody,

My name is Chris, and I live in Sarasota, which is just south of Tampa.
Sarasota is where everybody's grandparents' grandparents come to retire : )

I have loved motorized bicycles long before I even knew what a motorized bicycle was.
when I was a chubby 8 year old, I had the idea of adding magnets to the wheel of my bike, and and electro-magnet on the frame, and turning it on/off in time with the wheel spinning. When I told my dad about my idea he said "congratulations, you invented the electric motor" :P

When I became a dad, I sold my motorcycle (wife was not a fan)

She never said anything about motorized bicycles though...

Unfortunately, I'm always so busy with work, and family that I don't have a lot of time for hobbies. But I like thinking through mechanical problems, and different ways of doing things.

I've been lurking around here for a while now, and I'm so impressed with talent of the members here. You all make some awesome bikes!

For now, I have a Schwinn beach cruiser that i'd like to stretch similar to the Surf City bike, and maybe add a large 4 stroke, with a variable speed belt drive.
If money were no object, I'd love to mount a radial r/c engine to something!

Thanks in advance for helping this noob (Curtisfox) has already answered questions of mine, and I look forward to posting some pics soon!

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