Hello from Vancouver, BC

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  1. jvirginillo

    jvirginillo New Member

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    I am 2 weeks into slowly assembling my kit onto a 20+ year old bike. Have had some challenges but am taking my time. Reading lots of tips here in the forums. Thank-you all for the great information.

    I have the "80cc" unit from PowerKing or Zoom (whichever they are best known by).

    Already had to reverse the gear, adjust the clutch, replace a bad brake cable (brakes are a good thing I understand) picked up my loctite, modify front mount (frame diameter larger at front).

    I am at the chain stage and need to locate my dremel tool. Looking forward to completing soon.

    Plans are to add a boost bottle as well and a better seat for comfort. I hope to partially commute with it once completed.
     
  2. MrLarkins

    MrLarkins HS Math Teacher

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    welcome to the forums...glad to see you finding the advice here good...these guys know a lot about making these motorized bikes run great!

    and yes, brakes are a good thing! LOL
     
  3. Ilikeabikea

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    Welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have a good plan. Glad you joined us.............................
     
  4. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us :D
    Nice to hear you are taking your time to do it right. It will make it so much Worth while when you are finished.
    :ride2:
     
  5. jvirginillo

    jvirginillo New Member

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    Yeah well I guess it comes with age and having a family.

    If all goes as planned I am going to convince my wife that we need a his and hers :)

    I have to say that the amount of info available here on this forum is incredible. I think I may have the "chain rubbing tire" hurdle next, however each of these issues I get by with the info collected from this site makes it that much more rewarding.

    I have a few neighbors who are excited to see the outcome as well so I might send them to the forum as well.
     
  6. jvirginillo

    jvirginillo New Member

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    Well unfortunately the project is on permanent hold whilst I mend my torn achilles tendon. Bummer!

    Looks like I'll get working on it again when my leg gets better minimum 10 weeks. Then more time for therapy before I can ride. Baseball hmmmmph!
     
  7. paul

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    that stinks. prayers are with you for a speedy recovery
     
  8. jvirginillo

    jvirginillo New Member

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    Thanks Cruiser. Meantime my appetite for a boost bottle and tuned pipe have my interest peaked. Also reading with great interest about Nexus and Nuvinci wheels and the possibilty of using the gears as a distinct possibility.
     
  9. Saddletramp1200

    Saddletramp1200 Custom MB Buiilder

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    Welcome to the forum! Sorry about the injury, been there myself. It is so nice to hear your taking your time. I have always wondered that there is not enough time to do it right the first time, BUT always time to do it over! I wish you well, :ride:
     

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