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Old 12-30-2016, 02:56 PM
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Default GasBike Snow Bike Conversion Kit

https://www.gasbike.net/products/gas...ard-attachment

Does anybody have any experience or information about this kit?

Does it require a shift kit?

Can't find much as far as reviews or anything. Looks fun!
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:22 PM
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It needs a shift kit. It's actually meant for normal bicycles, you would modify it just like any bicycle wheel except for the fact that it has no spokes. So a jacksaft is needed for sure
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:41 PM
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in the 50s, we used to drill holes in a tire and put sharpened bolts thru for racing on the lake when it froze
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Old 12-30-2016, 03:57 PM
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Looks PONDEROUS. Wouldn't even consider doing this WITHOUT an engine. Why not save up and buy the business?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Business-FOR...item35fc0abb5f
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Old 12-30-2016, 07:47 PM
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gotta be in great shape to peddle one of them things around.
not for this ol man....
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:01 PM
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Default Re: GasBike Snow Bike Conversion Kit

Umm, just say no. Adding a few inches in length to the narrow tread of a bike will not help near as much with traction as width. If you want to play on the ice without a fat tire bike, pick a sacrificial rear rim, an aggressive MTB tire, some flange head sheet metal screws, and a jumbo roll of gorilla tape. Oh and heavy duty tubes.

Bulk up the inside surface of the tire with two layers of Gorilla Tape. Don't use cheap ducktape, buy the good stuff. Run the screws through the tread from the inside, and cover the heads with a few more layers of tape. Install as normal, mindful of spikes. I recommend a lower pressure, so the tire squats a bit. TaDa!

Oh and gasbike sucks saggy green troll nuts

All just "opinion" as I would never be so foolish as to race anything on the ice and or snow, or even hot-rod at all... Says the Kaveman who treats his throttle like an on off switch...
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Old 01-06-2017, 04:52 PM
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motorized bike ice racing video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OVj_cYtI1I
must really hurt when you crash....
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:11 PM
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motorized bike ice racing video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OVj_cYtI1I
must really hurt when you crash....
I was a military brat when my old man was stationed at Minot AFB, ND we used to race our cars on a lake north of the base. That video sure did bring back some memories. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 01-06-2017, 05:29 PM
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when i was a kid about 50yrs ago, we had a cottage on a lake. i rode my mini bike with my ice skates on all over the lake. it was low to the ground and with your skates on you couldn't flip. took a while to get goin but it topped out about 30. had a 2 3/4 clinton 4stroke on it. no suspension and i don't recall it having any brakes either...
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Old 01-07-2017, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: GasBike Snow Bike Conversion Kit

Also about 55 years ago, we used to do go-karts on the ice. Talk about a blast, learned to drive on ice that way, never spin a tire. It was a factory twin Mac. engine kart, with slicks. Get it up to about 20 mph you had all the traction you wanted, but getting there was the trick. Learned to keep it there, get it to full speed then crank the steering wheel. Al the broddys, and spinning around, was a blast. Now there is a group of guys doing again, but now snow would have to be plowed LOL..........Curt
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