Re: What a great forum
My outfit was sold by Sears as a "Free Spirit".
I didn't get it as a complete outfit but with the help I got here
have made most all of the missing parts. My present muffler is a lawn mower
muffler screwed into a brass 90 which is threaded to match the muffler
on one side and a 1/2" copper tube sweat solders into the other. (these
are used around washing machines for the bibs the rubber hoses connect
to) the copper tube runs up to the flex tubing off the exhaust. I found
a large 5 x 5" Stanley 90 degree bracket for reinforcing corners like of
screen doors that I drilled and bent for the muffler and tension adjustment
rod. I was able to get the whole thing running OK but here in Ohio 20
mph is all you're allowed with a motorized bike. I've thought of purchasing
another free spirit outfit, or aquabug/bikebug if I found one in fair condition.
Some of the bikes I would like to build would lend themself better to a front
friction drive for me.
At this time a "cargo bike" and a "vintage replica motorbike" are my objectives.
On the vintage, I'll use a Chinese motor kit.
Let me know what you're wanting to do with that Bike bug. OK