mountain bike thing

so I got the sprocket on the back wheel
I used some bits of 1/8 inch plate which I threaded to put on the inboard side of the spokes
this is a 32 spoke wheel so I drilled a 4 bolt pattern & used 8mm bolts
the sprocket centered perfectly I put tire rubber on the inboard side & inertube between the the sprocket & spokes
I took apart a dirailure ? I actually used a porting burr on the inside of the plastic sprocket so I could get a skateboard bearing in there

it keeps the chain pretty tight but this engine is bump started so Ill need something more robust with a skateboard wheel as a tensioner
when the chain is pulled tight it dosent hit the frame on top by about 1/4 inch

this is about where it stands for now
take care
JAK
 

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mabman

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JAK, I certainly recognize your skill as a designer/fabricator/mechanic but my mentor in regards to all things bike frame building is very knowledgeable in the ways of all types of materials, Steel, Alu, Ti and Carbon Fiber for construction of said bike frames and one of the things that he told me awhile back that has stuck with me is the fact that whenever you reweld aluminum like 6061 or 7005 the entire frame needs to be re heat treated in order to really make it stick.

I sent him a picture of your bike and your latest response and his was "You have to be kidding me."

This isn't about disrespect for what you, and others on this site, are doing in order to get to their ultimate goal(s) of having the MAB of their desire as cheaply as possible by using parts at hand and I have warned others of this before here and other places. I don't do it for any other reason than to save someone from experiencing the type of failure that can occur if the material fatigues then fails due to not only the fact that the base bike was never designed to have a motor/extra torque/extra weight in the first place, but cutting it apart and refabbing it just adds to the danger that what can go wrong, eventually will. May be not for you, but for someone it will and already has I'm sure. I have seen a number of frames on these boards that broke in stock form for instance.

Anyway that will be the last I have to say on this matter and do as you will. Have a nice week yourself and a Happy and Safe Holidays.

BP
 
JAK, I certainly recognize your skill as a designer/fabricator/mechanic but my mentor in regards to all things bike frame building is very knowledgeable in the ways of all types of materials, Steel, Alu, Ti and Carbon Fiber for construction of said bike frames and one of the things that he told me awhile back that has stuck with me is the fact that whenever you reweld aluminum like 6061 or 7005 the entire frame needs to be re heat treated in order to really make it stick.

I sent him a picture of your bike and your latest response and his was "You have to be kidding me."

This isn't about disrespect for what you, and others on this site, are doing in order to get to their ultimate goal(s) of having the MAB of their desire as cheaply as possible by using parts at hand and I have warned others of this before here and other places. I don't do it for any other reason than to save someone from experiencing the type of failure that can occur if the material fatigues then fails due to not only the fact that the base bike was never designed to have a motor/extra torque/extra weight in the first place, but cutting it apart and refabbing it just adds to the danger that what can go wrong, eventually will. May be not for you, but for someone it will and already has I'm sure. I have seen a number of frames on these boards that broke in stock form for instance.

Anyway that will be the last I have to say on this matter and do as you will. Have a nice week yourself and a Happy and Safe Holidays.

BP
well if it breaks Ill fix it better :)
hopefully no one will be hurt
take care
JAK
 

mabman

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My bad I guess but I was unaware that Mongoose ever made a steel FS frame and that section that says se looks alot like an oversized aluminum tube to me.
 

seca40

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Jak, you rock man. That thing scares me and I don't scare easily. I want a MAB that makes little kids cry. Frankenbike. It looks like fun. Be safe
 

TexasDav

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It's alive!!! Need dry ice fog and a thunder sound effect when you open the garage door for the test run. I think it is so cool, looks like it would eat normal bikes after midnight.
 
Have you measured the head angle? For a bike like that 70 degrees should be about the max, 65 would be better. .bf.

Mabman
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its a little steep but it rides pretty nice

if I dont like it Ill build another one :)

I want to do a whole frame myself anyway

you know what is a PIA? the gas tank

I think I might have to use an engine kit tank

anyone have one?

good eye on the tractor :)
my tractor is a 1938 9N the easiest way to tell the difference is something you cant see from the front & thats how the rear wheels & rear hubs go together
I use it to maintain my road & driveway
the hydraulics stopped working all of the sudden
its nothing major so I should have that done today


merry christmas you guys :)
JAK
 

mabman

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The guy at Creative Engineering was offering one up on here somewhere as a good samaritan so he must have at least one extra? Look in the latest Felt bike thread.
 

jasonh

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you could always just grab a 3" pipe and some ends and weld it all together to make a tube tank and just mount it to the top bar. I think that would look better than the HT tank.