Tom from Rubicon's Recent Activity

  1. Tom from Rubicon liked curtisfox's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Don’t think huashenig makes a 79, but harbor freight sells the predator so cheep, with coupons. And are good motors, go-kart co’s sell...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 9:33 AM
  2. Tom from Rubicon liked FOG's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    I was pedaling along the other day when a motorized bike cruised right past me. Phatmoto on the tank and teeny little rear wheel were...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 9:32 AM
  3. Tom from Rubicon liked FOG's post in the thread 49cc's on a Schwinn.

    I can't take credit Tom. I got the idea from similar set ups I saw at the bike races. I don't think I've ever had an original thought in...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 9:28 AM
  4. Tom from Rubicon replied to the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Well this last Thursday all chains mounted and tracking beautifully and I am thinking any good weather on the weekend is seat time. But...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 8:02 PM
  5. Tom from Rubicon liked indian22's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Good info Dennis the Lifan is a 5/8" shaft and I used a 3/4" adapter to fit the Comet CVT. So the Gas bike transmission is designed for...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 7:27 PM
  6. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Rick, use the 1" drive unit for the CVT, get a adapter to the 5/8" but the 79cc engine has enough torque to snap the crankshaft off! I...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 7:27 PM
  7. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Be real carefull on a CVT it does use a lot of HP to run but once it's spinning up it's a good situation. No jackrabbit starts! You...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 7:26 PM
  8. Tom from Rubicon replied to the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    A little caveat emptor Rick and Dennis, unless Gas Bike has changed vendors the die cast aluminum mounting plate of their death row CVT...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 7:26 PM
  9. Tom from Rubicon liked indian22's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Dennis I like your spirit of try it and .see. I haven't built a 4 stroke with CVT on a bike yet, but have done various go karts using...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 6:24 PM
  10. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Caught a fella riding a street bike on a County Road over here he was riding it about 10+ miles for exercise. He might be a part of a...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 6:23 PM
  11. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Tom and Rick, check this out, I seen the mailman down at the mailbox drop some junk mail and flyers off and in that bunch was a small...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 6:21 PM
  12. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    Yes, I've done some business with her over the last few years and don't have any complaints! Some of her prices are high but they are...

    Tracking.png Sep 14, 2019 at 9:27 AM
  13. Tom from Rubicon liked EZL's post in the thread Bike builders that have machine tools/shops.

    I will probably be running 35 mph at 1500 rpm. (p) Although again, it might take a city block in distance to get up to 20 mph. :mad:...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 9:24 AM
  14. Tom from Rubicon liked curtisfox's post in the thread Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike.

    Pete! So true, also setting back and watching, Love what you are doing Rick, be best of both worlds.......Curt

    Sep 14, 2019 at 9:23 AM
  15. Tom from Rubicon liked PeteMcP's post in the thread Old Guys Simplex moto-peddle bike.

    Rick, Your comments re girder fork rebound consequences had me a little worried for a while. But the differences between where you and I...

    Sep 14, 2019 at 9:22 AM