Hello from the UK

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    Skodasupercar New Member

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    Doh. I wrote an introduction with pics from photobucket bit apparently can't post links until i have 3 posts under my belt.

    So anyway, here goes again.

    I have been a lurker here for a while and really like some of the creations and bikes on here.

    A car forum I frequent has a large annual car show with a weekend of camping and fun on the site.

    For the show, and campsite fun I build a chopper out of a kids push bike and an old lawn mower engine.

    I used a 3hp Tecumsi lawn mower and a childs mountain bike. I cut and welded new tubes in to stretch is an used a belt and tentioner to create a primary drive and then used a secondary chain drive to the rear wheel.

    I will post some pictures up in a moment when I figure that out.

    I will do a full thread in the chopper section shortly.

    So for now, thanks and Hello!

    Lewis
     
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    Skodasupercar New Member

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    Ok, pics now attached.

    Here is the childs bike I started with.
     

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    Skodasupercar New Member

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    Here is the lawn mower and the finished bike with my 5yr old for scale.

    I have also attached a pic of my riding it on the car show track.

    It is a pritty interesting ride. The belt clutch is fun and it has no gears but will do over 30mph and is suprisingly powerful considering. I have already started on adding gears to get it going really fast.

    The biggest issue I had was the strength of the rear axle. It appears to be made out of chocolate.

    Lewis
     

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    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Definitely the coolest Tecumseh build I've seen. Well done.
     
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    Welcome to the forum! That is a nice bike!
     
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    Wow, nice work on the frame. Do you have foot pegs or somewhere to rest your legs?
     
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    cool build !!!
    the little one looks proud to be sitting on Dad's bike :):):)
     
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    Skodasupercar New Member

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    Thanks for the comments.

    I added foot pegs and a tank after the pic with my daughter on it.

    On the 'action' pic you can see the tank and one foot peg on the other side. Unfortunately I let a mate have a go in the camp site, and he crashed it snapping on of the foot pegs off.

    I was really quite supprised how fast this thing goes. With the current gearing it does about 30 - 35 mph flat out, but has loads of power. I can't really gear it any higher as, without gears, it is hard to get it going. Needs lots of clutch slipping.

    Lewis
     

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