Hello from France!

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  1. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    Hi everybody!

    I'm very happy to join you and to see all of your vehicules!

    First, I'm sorry if my english is not perfect, it's not my mother tongue, but I think you'll understand me!

    So, what about me, I'm french, I'm currently a student in information technology, and I'm crazy!!

    I built with some friends 3 motorized bikes with chainsaw engines.
    I built the CicloTRON first, it was realy simple, with a friction drive directly on the clutch. And because at this time I didn't know how to weld, I build it in wood.
    The engine is a Sachs-Dolmar 112, 52cc, ~3HP.

    Then with my fiends, we founded it so wonderfull that we decided to build a second vehicle, the Black JACC (JACC is the contraction of the first letters of or first names: Julien, Alexandre, Clément, Clément)The engine comes from a McCulloch Pro Mac 10-10, 54cc, ~3.5HP (this is the only chainsaw I know that is auto disasembling itself)
    We had a lot of touble with this vehicle... (brakes, starter, starter-rope, exhaust, carburator, and the screws comes from the USA, so it isn't the same screw thread as here in europe)

    Then I learn (by my-self) how to weld and we made the Troncotinette, a kind of go-ped!
    This is a crazy project!! We started from scratch and we build everything, the frame, the brakes, the clutch...
    The cluch is very simple: The roller is directly on the engine shaft, ant the chainsaw is on an armature that put it on the tyre or a little above it. It is commanded by a pedal near the front wheel.
    The brake is very similar to the clasical go-ped brakes: it is a piece of old plane tyre, witch can be put on the tyre with a pedal, at the rear of the central board.
    The engine is a no-name chainsaw, 33cc, ~1HP and it goes very fast!

    And we recently rebuild the CicloTRON to make the CicloTRON reloaded. We used the same chainsaw but we added a reduction before the roller.

    I will put the photos as soon as I will be allowed to do so.
    You can see a lot of photos on my website (in french): ht[REMOVE]tp:/[REMOVE]/ciclotron.forever.free.f[REMOVE]r/
    You can also see some videos on the video page: ht[REMOVE]tp:/[REMOVE]/ciclotron.forever.free.fr/videos.php[REMOVE]?menu=9&i=Videos-de-la-CicloTRON-tream


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    Welcome! Let me to be the first to say that is really unique! So how fast does it go?
     
  3. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    It goes around 55Km/h (35MPH)

    On the CicloTRON and the BlackJACC, you have to pedal to go to this speed, but not on the CicloTRON Reloaded. The Troncotinette is a little bit slower, we dont know for the moment.
     
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    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the largest, most informative, INTERNATIONAL motorized bicycling website in the universe! I'm sure you'll make a great addition here.
     
  5. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    Thank you!

    Yes i saw the amount of messages and threads! it's a huge forum!

    And motorized bicycle will invade the streets HAHAHAA ! :D

    .cs. (I love the smileys! they're great) .shft.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.
     
  7. Poupoudoum

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    I cant add all my pictures in one post, so I will put the descriptions of each vehicle in separates posts :( (wy is there this kind of rules???)


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    I built the CicloTRON first, it was realy simple, with a friction drive directly on the clutch. And because at this time I didn't know how to weld, I build it in wood.
    The engine is a Sachs-Dolmar 112, 52cc, ~3HP.
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    Poupoudoum New Member

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    the Black JACC

    Then with my fiends, we founded it so wonderfull that we decided to build a second vehicle, the Black JACC (JACC is the contraction of the first letters of or first names: Julien, Alexandre, Clément, Clément)The engine comes from a McCulloch Pro Mac 10-10, 54cc, ~3.5HP (this is the only chainsaw I know that is auto disasembling itself)
    We had a lot of touble with this vehicle... (brakes, starter, starter-rope, exhaust, carburator, and the screws comes from the USA, so it isn't the same screw thread as here in europe)
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    And the new starter and exhaust:
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    The Troncotinette

    Then I learn (by my-self) how to weld and we made the Troncotinette, a kind of go-ped!
    This is a crazy project!! We started from scratch and we build everything, the frame, the brakes, the clutch...
    The cluch is very simple: The roller is directly on the engine shaft, ant the chainsaw is on an armature that put it on the tyre or a little above it. It is commanded by a pedal near the front wheel.
    The brake is very similar to the clasical go-ped brakes: it is a piece of old plane tyre, witch can be put on the tyre with a pedal, at the rear of the central board.
    The engine is a no-name chainsaw, 33cc, ~1HP and it goes very fast!
    [​IMG]
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    the brake:
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    The CicloTRON Reloaded

    And we recently rebuild the CicloTRON to make the CicloTRON reloaded. We used the same chainsaw but we added a reduction before the roller.
    [​IMG]
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  11. Motoschwinn

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    I LOVE this, if you can't weld (like me) you improvise! Hey if it runs, and you like it, more power to you! Keep building them brother...
     
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    I must say that I am quite impressed with your ingenuity!

    Great pictures too by the way!

    .mbcsb
     
  13. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    Thank you guy's!

    If someone wants to build one, it is pretty simple and only take 1/2 days of work. And it is very rekiable, very easy to fix, but not very powerfull..

    here are the plans: (notes are in french, but if someone want them in english, just ask me.)
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  14. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    All I have to say is "I never thought of using the clutch bell as the drive roller."

    Simple and effective.
     
  15. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    At the begining, neither do I, but after a while, I had no real solution to transmit the power to the wheel, so I put my bike on the handlebar and the seat, then I put my chainsaw above the wheel, and it became logic!

    I also wanted to do It quickly, because I was working in the field, and I was bored of going back home by bike after 7 hours of work!
     
  16. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Now that was the incentive I was looking for to try one of those home built type DIY bikes!!!! I have a couple of saws here, and a full wood working shop.
     
  17. Poupoudoum

    Poupoudoum New Member

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    Nice!

    If you do it, send me some photos!

    I send you some of our projects (me and my firends, the CicloTRON TEAM)

    The ChoppyTRON (a little chopper bike, with a lawnmower engine on it, the friction is on the side of the tyre)
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    The chips mobile (A 3 wheel project, with full suspention, and a friction drive on the 2 rear wheels)
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    the ChopperTRON, with 2 McCulloch chainsaws (can I say Americam muscles) and a moped rear wheel, transmition, and front!
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    and probably the next one we will build: The ORNItorink with a moped frame, and this crazy chainsaw (72cc)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Welcome, & hello from Pa. Dan
     
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    hey i seen all your videos on youtube and i subscribed to you, your bikes are pretty impressive
     
  20. Dan

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    Awesome. Great stuff!
     

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