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Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by deacon, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Maybe if you build it as shown, the PVC tubes will have just enough give so you can lean a bit in turns, but enough to "supplement" your balance when starting off.

    I say build it and give us a report on how it works.
     
  2. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    I am trying to decide now whether to use 20" or 16" wheels. Joe do you have any idea which would be more stable. I'm leaning to the 20" just because they are both front wheels and would roll pretty much evenly.
     
  3. paul

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    i rode one of these around walmart and i think it would be a hoot to turn into a motor bicycle

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  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    On a trailer, you'd want one that will take the most side loading....theoreticly that would be a 16" wheel, but quality of 16" wheels varies quite a bit. I'd opt for some of those plastic BMX ot "Tuff" wheels. (20")
     
  5. deacon

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    I think I am going to go with the 20" and I agree about the trike. It would take a little welding to get the sprocket on the axle otherwise it should be just a standard hook up.
     
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    Have you thought about a side car? you could mount battries in the side car and if you wanted power the side cars wheel with a electric motor and use your gas engine on the frame. The sort of best of both in a way and not have to try to balance it. I've been thinking about this for myself for something different and GREEN rotfl. It would be different I could sneek in a bigger 4 stroke engine as well with the right type of cover and muffler.
    Just some crazy thinking.
     
  7. deacon

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    I have given the sidecar a lot of thought. I would love to have one but have never seen a nice easy design. Did you see the new trailer design in me and sissy thread. It's close to an after market trike. I hope to test it today.
     

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