Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  


Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle Welcome Forum > Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself Meet & greet your fellow motorized bicyclists, make introductions and even find others in your area.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2009, 02:27 AM
Gangrell Gangrell is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Wyoming, US
Posts: 1
Post Salutations

I'm new and stopping in to say hi! I have led a sheltered life in regards to tools and creativity. always in the garage as a shop monkey but never was shown how or why. Well I'm an adult now and tired of staring lovingly at all the projects that I see online, and in books or magazines. One of the projects that I am hopping to be able to do in a few years is a custom designed recumbent bike. One that can be switched out from a crank and go system, to either a fuel based engine or better yet a steam boiler system (I can dream right?)

I live in southern Wyoming, but I never felt that the town was honestly large enough to own a car. 30 - 40 min drive across town max, Maybe in traffic. and everything is located on two thirds of one side of town.

With my most recent auto problems rendering my car totaled, I remembered my old bike in the shed, but it needs some work. So looking in to alternate options A friend suggested this forum to me. I have to admit the cost of a simple build would be cheaper by far then any vehicle. What with fuel costs, and Insurance, and maintaining the dang thing. The only advantage I can see would be protection from the harsh winds and frigid winter season we have here.

So there you have it, and here I am!
Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2009, 02:52 AM
Blakenstein's Avatar
Blakenstein Blakenstein is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Alta. Canada.
Posts: 559
Default Re: Salutations

Hello and welcome to the forum u will learn lots here. I am Blakenstein
Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009, 08:05 PM
2door's Avatar
2door 2door is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 16,219
Default Re: Salutations

Welcome to the forum. Your steam powered concept is not so far out. We have members who want to put wings on a bike and fly it. Hang in there and keep us informed of what you build. If I can make a suggestion; start simple. Install a motor on a bike like most of us have done, ride it and enjoy it then turn your attentions to wilder ideas. Keep us informed of your progress.
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"
Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2009, 07:42 PM
wheelbender6's Avatar
wheelbender6 wheelbender6 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: TX
Posts: 3,751
Default Re: Salutations

Welcome to the forum. I'd use any motor assist available to help with the Wyoming winds.
In AZ, no insurance is required (under 48cc) so it really saves money.
“You're only young once, but you can be immature as long as you like" -Unknown
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.