Motorizing a Madsen

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  1. PutsTheDUIinRUINED

    PutsTheDUIinRUINED New Member

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    Link to bike.

    I might be in over my head on this one, but it would certainly be one-of-a-kind. Anyone have any ideas on where to get started with engine mount ideas?
     
  2. 42blue15

    42blue15 New Member

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    One possibility--get another pair of (steel) forks, spread them wide enough to accept a rear hub, then put a rear 26" wheel in and do a front-wheel-drive setup. {make a engine-mount bracket so the normally-rear-mounted engine rides above the front wheel, in front of the head tube}

    With a cargo-bike setup you would probably want to get the engine gearing way down lower than usual.
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  3. ChipMan

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    I was about to go and ask this question myself, but I figured I'd see if someone else had considered it as well...

    If you're still thinking about this, I'd say go for it. I'm a huge fan of Madsen just for how cool I think their bikes are, so making a Madsen into a MB would be quite something.
     

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