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Old 10-26-2011, 09:17 PM
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@happy - That is freakin' awesome. Thanks for sharing. Need to shoot a vid of the missus opening up the bike to where it sounds like a weed whacker burning jet fuel.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:26 PM
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That one sounds like a chainsaw:

moped short clip ride 5min.wmv - YouTube

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@happy - That is freakin' awesome. Thanks for sharing. Need to shoot a vid of the missus opening up the bike to where it sounds like a weed whacker burning jet fuel.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:01 PM
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Right on, Happy. Very cool.
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Old 10-26-2011, 11:11 PM
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I put a Cheng Shin/ Schwinn Streamliner beach cruiser tire (see my pics) on the back, instead of the 26 x 1. 75 Nashbar Elevator I was running. Oh what a HUGE difference! I never put it on before bc. I thought it wouldn't fit. The rear rim is 2.35. It has a little gap left for the chains and didn't rub, so it's all good. This thing feels like one of those big rubber balls with the handle on it that people ride around the Toys R Us when they think no one is looking .hahahahaha [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-4Hz...ain&playnext=0
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:33 AM
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New Mirror and a small tailpipe to quiet the beast.






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Old 10-27-2011, 12:47 AM
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Awesome Happy!

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Old 10-27-2011, 09:05 AM
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Wow! Epic win ! Just like you said, Happy...
I'm trying, here and there, to get my SO to take the motorized bicycle for a spin...
Will be a gud thing once she does.

Wm, I like the Bonneyville lite, but not mounted up so high... I think maybe I like a bicycle look better than the retro-chopper look. Besides, if ur going for the chopper look in ventura u got to have flames!
...but it's a very nice motorized bicycle you have built!

lol the only smudge is the china motor lol

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Old 10-27-2011, 10:35 AM
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Wow! Epic win ! Just like you said, Happy...
I'm trying, here and there, to get my SO to take the motorized bicycle for a spin...
Will be a gud thing once she does.

Wm, I like the Bonneyville lite, but not mounted up so high... I think maybe I like a bicycle look better than the retro-chopper look. Besides, if ur going for the chopper look in ventura u got to have flames!
...but it's a very nice motorized bicycle you have built!

lol the only smudge is the china motor lol

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I kinda like it stickin' up....we are talking about the headlight right?
I mean..I got am awesome chrome tail coming..that square thing is just a stop gap so I can ride without worring what time it is..

and flames..yup..check!



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Old 10-27-2011, 06:34 PM
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I swapped tires from Armadillo 26 x 1.95's to 26 x 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples. Just swap tires and ride away, right?

Wrong!

The bike weighs the same. Handling might have improved a bit. Ride is still as bumpy, but lowering tire pressure might help. Since the tires are taller, the bike stand is not touching the ground. Worst of all, the gear ratio RAISED, so the bike has a soggy response. Now my motorized bicycle struggles to climb the steep parking ramp. If bumber-to-bumper traffic stops on the gridlocked hill, I have to jump off the road and onto the dirt path. The bike does not have enough low end to start up from a dead stop on a steep hill. For those unfamiliar with shift kits, pedal-assist doesn't help a whole lot. I adjusted the carb, which helped some, but not enough.

The solution is lower gear ratios. I already have a 34-tooth first gear on my cassette. Even if I do find a 38-tooth first gear, all the other gears would still be adversely affected by the taller tires. The solution is to lower the ratio on all eight gears. I can do this by replacing the 30-tooth bicycle chainring sprocket to a 24-tooth sprocket. Gear reduction will be HUGE! Gear changes in first, second and eight gears will be from 37.09, 31.64, 26.18 AND 12:1 TO 46.32, 39.55, 32.73 AND 15:1 in first, second, third and eighth gear, respectively.

With drastic gear changes, this bike should be able to climb the steepest hill. It will also be able to cruise at high speed w/a 15:1 in eighth gear.

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Old 10-27-2011, 08:27 PM
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The biggest rear cassette I've ever seen was a 13-36 tooth, and probably very expensive (10speed stuff)
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