How old?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by KAA, May 14, 2011.

  1. KAA

    KAA New Member

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    Just wondering how old most of the people are thats into this madness? I'm 57 and looking at my first build.brnot
     
  2. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I'm 43, but this isn't the first time I've bolted an engine onto something. Just the first time I built a "Motorized Bicycle". When I was a kid I had a hand made go cart with a lawn mower engine that I kept transferring to other things or a newer better go cart. I grew up, into my teens, putting one kind of motor into another kind of thing, or putting a motor on something that didn't originally have one, or putting a motor where it didn't belong and finding out why, or building a motor, or you name it.
     
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    24, but i should have started when I was younger.
     
  4. dan+1

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    44 and looking at 14 agian.
     
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    72 and working on 15. Like Dan, I'm growing younger (at least in interest) each year and still having fun in retirement. Like many others, I got started in my teens when my brothers and I re-built motorscooters and motorbikes for basic transportation. The thrill of riding a powered bike or scooter that you had assembled yourself was unmatched, and still is a blast.
     
  7. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I'll be 65 this year.

    When I get old, I'll build a tricked-out motorized trike.xct2
     
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    I ain't sayin but I can remember how excited I was when we got a telephone that you could dial instead of having to tell the operator what number you wanted.
     
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    Well I'm 40 in November. But my MB's give me that Peter Pan effect. So I feel MUCH younger.:D
     
  10. The_Aleman

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    I turned 35 last month. Built my first MaB just before I turned 30.

    Some say it's all downhill after 30. I agree, sure is easy to go fast now :D
     
  11. KAA

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    Thanks for the replys. Sorry Barelyawake, I could not find anything on here that had been posted about age. But I'm not good at this computer search thing. I've reworked alot of bikes when I was younger. But not with a motor. Did the motorcycle thing,go karts, cars, but wanting to do something different. Would like to build a 4 stroker board tracker to ride to work. Really seen some awesome work on here.
     
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    57, but I've wanted to build one since I was 8 yr. old and Larry Vince , the "big kid," came up the alley throwing gravel on his Whizzer .
     
  13. Greybeard

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    68 next month. I built my first bike in '57 and the 2nd one a year later. I plan on this one I'm doing on a Felt frame to be my next to last one. I want to use Helmutt's cruiser on my last one.
     
  14. Skarrd

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    21, built mine few months before i turned 21. hoping to keep this one for a long time. even looking into building a chopper bike (debating 2 or 4 stroke right now)
     
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    Just turned the big 28 a few weeks ago
     
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    51 as of may 9th,,,
    but, my daughter says I act like one of her kids !!! ;) laff
     
  17. Buzzard

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    74 and still going strong. I can remember when everything was either on or off with a switch.
    buzzard
     
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    msrfan Active Member

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    I was born the year after the most notorious unsolved murder in L.A., so it wasn't me. Besides I was born in Texas.
     
  19. Nashville Kat

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    57 I-sure-don't-want-to fall-again- years old.

    I was watching the re-run of the Giro d'Italia stage where that Belgian rider crashed and died this week- and I noticed that American peter Stetina also fell on the descent about the same time-

    I think his father is Wayne Stetina- a racing friend of mine from Indianapolis who won many Road titles back in the '70's. i started getting beat by him regularly when I was 18.

    Crashes are nothing to take lightly- a helmet has literally saved my own life I'm certain, when I crashed into the front of a Chevy head on while traveling about 60.

    Our bikes travel at a speed cabable of sustaining really bad head or spinal injuries-
    so please, where a cycling helmet at least.
     
  20. socialdistortionkid

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    15 and currently working on installing it on a beach cruiser
     

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