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Old 04-10-2012, 05:02 PM
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Hmm, looks interesting, esp for a $100 Wongmart. WM has come a long way in the last 10 years. I'm using a Schwinn Avenue. Nothing spectacular, but it works well after tightening all the spokes and running the wheels in a stand.

Are you using a Dax or Staton, or a home-made rack drive?


http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/01...80_500X500.jpg
Review of Avalon as a high-mileage pedal bike for recreational riding (dude says he rides it even 40mi in a day, with SPD pedals!)
http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/f21...review-181156/

Someone crammed a HT engine and mag wheels into one of those!
http://motorbicycling.com/attachment...8&d=1260128662
http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=8591&page=2

http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=9361&page=3
http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=24547

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Old 04-10-2012, 05:06 PM
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I snagged it off Ebay but Livefast and http://80ccmotorboys.com/
have the same kit
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:28 PM
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80ccmotorboys doesn't show the kit, only the motor. What do you think of it? Did it have dual tension straps and a quick release, or only a single prop rod and nut system or spring?
It's showing a friction drive kit and a 4 stroke pull start engine for $190 & shipping. Seems pretty low. I am wondering what's the gimmick. I'm a Dax fan, but if it's good stuff, I'll alert my cheap-ass friends who keep bugging me and wanting basically a free motorized bicycle.
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:43 PM
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Like most made in china stuff its mod it till it fits what you want.
It uses the single rod on the motor side... Not going to on mine will be double when I am finished. Roller is being replaced with a 7/8s from Staton. I am not a light weight. I had to mod the mount to make it fit this bike beyond what you would normally see but it will never slip out of alignment again.
Will be making a mount so the gas tank I got from Staton will fit down by the motor.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:04 PM
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Install a new kill switch on my friction drive Townie.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:41 PM
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I got honked at by one of the Ruling Elite today. I just waved and went on my way. They were going to turn left in front of me, then stopped, so I continued on, and took a side street in case they were crazies. They honked at me with the little Beep Beep, which I guess means, Shame on You, not the Blaring FU. So maybe they won't storm any townhall meetings. It was a good day though. Taco Bell took my order happily, as always, and no one flipped me off or called the PD to say I was riding an ATV in the city.

I did witness a police chase though! I heard the siren ahead so I pulled over, and a bashed up pickup truck with a man and woman inside roared by me, with 3 cops behind him. If you see one police, watch out because there will probably be more, and you don't want to be in the way!

I filled up my 1gal can today and took it home on the front rack. My Walmart camping strap broke at the plastic buckle! Luckily I had it tied up too. The can handle hit my wheel and chunked off the handle, but it still works, maybe even better. Wheel looks ok. I think 1 spoke might have to be tightened a little. I suppose I will have to use an old leather belt or motorcycle type ratchet. I don't want to go through that again!

The 1 gallon can was not too heavy, and the bike steered ok. I wouldn't want to carry a 2 gallon can or metal can though. The 1gallon cat sat right between the rails and fit perfectly, I just need a solid strapping system to be safe.

Any ideas?

Front rack: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-...9_314171_n.jpg


Gas Can: [img]http://sadpanda.us/images/910854-JVYFJJT.jpg[/img

PS I slit an old tube and made a few wraps around the down tube of frame, for a rack bumper, glued on with spray adhesive. It looks nice and has stayed on a long time.


I have a couple ideas. Something like this, with METAL buckles! http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...apfemale_1.jpg
http://www.armysurpluswarehouse.com/...can-strap.html

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/wsphoto/v0/4...-free-ship.jpg
(extender shown, just plan to use old GMC belt, stitched together to make loop.

or an old seatbelt from a car ought to work. I bet I can get those from a junkyard here for cheap. I plan to weave it around the joints on the rack, and use a loop to tie the can down and cinch, and one to pull it back against the rack's ledge at the fork crown. I guess they can just sit in the cargo bucket when I don't need it. Lots of cool stuff in there. It holds a lot of burritos too!

http://motorbicycling.com/picture.ph...pictureid=3924


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http://www.amazon.com/Erickson-53901.../dp/B005C2AMZY $7
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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got ya covered on straps..look here

http://www.harborfreight.com/set-of-...aps-67386.html



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Old 04-10-2012, 10:08 PM
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Thanks! I like the yellow ones. The net looks cool, but I don't think I can trust nets on the front rack. That was scary! (when the 1gal can fell off and was rubbing on the wheel)

I think the next DFD build will feature front wheel drive on a rigid fork. The shock is cool, but doesn't really do much for a slow-ped. Then I can have a "real rack" in the back. (Wald Steel $10 American classic)
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:13 PM
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its called a ""cam buckle lashing strap""

gonna see what I can do about mounting a wald folding basket on the side of the FD tunnel
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:18 PM
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added another LED to my self-modified bullet light today. I know they make LED bullet lights, but I got this one for free, and its the old kind, steel body and glass lens. I have modified it twice so far. First I put a 6v incandescent bulb and wired it to run on 4 AA batteries. decided that wasnt bright enough, so I pulled an LED bulb out of a rayovac maglite clone. it was brighter, but i found an LED flashlight at a thrift store today for $2, and wired that bulb in. So now its 2 LED bulbs running on 4 AAs. They had another flashlight at the store, so I might go back and get it tomorrow. If I can make this light bright enough, I wont need to upgrade my lighting system when I do my predator build.
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