Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum  

Sponsors



Go Back   Motorized Bicycle Engine Kit Forum > Motorized Bicycle Welcome Forum > Welcome to the World of Motorized Bicycles

Welcome to the World of Motorized Bicycles Forum announcements and instructions for posting on motorbicycling.com. To start a new thread choose the appropriate area. No new threads can be started in this area

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 07-16-2013, 09:25 AM
Groove's Avatar
Groove Groove is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 245
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Master-shake View Post
Whoa I lol'd at that one. But seriously I keep the 40's in my back-pack, not the plastic bag it throws off the bikes balance.
The backpack idea is a good one. Also, use a larger sprocket when hauling 40's back to the roost because they're heavy. A 48 tooth does the trick.. Slow, yes but you won't have to pedal very much, even with the load and hills..
__________________
Please keep in mind that I am utterly insane.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:55 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 07-17-2013, 09:45 AM
sumdawgtwigg's Avatar
sumdawgtwigg sumdawgtwigg is offline
Motorized Bicycle Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: SW VA
Posts: 60
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I got into it because I love two wheel transportation of any kind. A motor just makes it more fun.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 07-18-2013, 06:36 PM
GAS+RIDEZ's Avatar
GAS+RIDEZ GAS+RIDEZ is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 117
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

The feeling is closer to a motorcycle but for the price of one of its parts, and as mentioned before fredom.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 07-19-2013, 12:04 AM
Otero's Avatar
Otero Otero is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: wa
Posts: 723
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Uhh well... cuz it's easier than walking.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 07-19-2013, 08:29 AM
Groove's Avatar
Groove Groove is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 245
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Quote:
Originally Posted by Otero View Post
Uhh well... cuz it's easier than walking.
What I've found is that walking is sort of like sitting, except the the legs move and bent some.
__________________
Please keep in mind that I am utterly insane.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:57 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 07-19-2013, 12:02 PM
CTripps's Avatar
CTripps CTripps is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 1,311
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Quote:
Originally Posted by miked826 View Post
Those prices look like a bargain compared to the UK and the rest of Europe. LOL

Canada has the largest deposits of Oil Sands on the planet. Gas should be almost as cheap as water there. I don't get it.
I know. Part of the problem is that here in the 'lower mainland' in addition to the other taxes on fuel we get to pay close to 50/l to support the mass transit system.
__________________
CT



-=-

Any day that starts with a good ride is already a better day, and a bad day riding still beats a good day working.

My Builds: My Beast, Harley59's bike, my Cruiser

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 07-19-2013, 03:04 PM
Otero's Avatar
Otero Otero is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: wa
Posts: 723
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

Nothing wrong with mass transit. If I were to drive from my home
to Neah Bay, I'd use $60 in gas. On the bus, with my bike in the rack,
$4.50. That's a helluva saving, even cheaper than my 160mpg bike.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 07-20-2013, 11:36 AM
CTripps's Avatar
CTripps CTripps is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 1,311
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I wasn't saying there's a problem with it, I was just saying almost a third of the cost per liter goes to fund it here. Unfortunately they don't like powered bikes (either kind) on the racks on our busses. The only time I've had to go that route since motorizing I had to tell them the tank was empty.

Anyway, back on topic.. Another reason..If I take the bus, it's a 45 minute trip to work. With the car it's about 20. On the bike it's less than 15. On the way home (in the same order) it can be an hour, 45 mins, or 11 minutes flat on the Beast.
__________________
CT



-=-

Any day that starts with a good ride is already a better day, and a bad day riding still beats a good day working.

My Builds: My Beast, Harley59's bike, my Cruiser

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 07-20-2013, 10:28 PM
Otero's Avatar
Otero Otero is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: wa
Posts: 723
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

I didn't think you were coming down on buses, just stating fact.
Down here in Washington state we also pay one of the highest gas
taxes in the states. Still, I've been in B.C.;I'm well aware of how
they stick it to ya, and not just on gas. I count myself lucky that
at least I'm not getting gouged as bad as you.

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 07-21-2013, 03:17 PM
CTripps's Avatar
CTripps CTripps is offline
Motorized Bicycle Elite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 1,311
Default Re: Reasons for riding Motorized Bicycle

B.C. = Bring Cash
__________________
CT



-=-

Any day that starts with a good ride is already a better day, and a bad day riding still beats a good day working.

My Builds: My Beast, Harley59's bike, my Cruiser

Last edited by BarelyAWake; 02-19-2014 at 02:59 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bicycle, commuting, speed enhancing

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 02:09 AM.


Sponsors

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