my first motorized bicycle

jasonh

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Here's my bike I recently bought. Finally got some decent pics of it. I bought the bike with the motor already installed (an early Dax 70cc) for $140. Then I had to spend $30 to replace the magneto and cdi after riding it for 20 min, lol. But still, $170 for the whole setup isn't too shabby.

You might notice in the first pic that the frame is bent near the derailer. I didn't notice when I bought the bike. But it rides straight and smooth. The only effect is I get some (bike) chain slippage when I'm pushing hard on the pedals. Eventually I would like to find a new frame, but hopefully something of a similar size. it's a small bike and I'm a big guy (6'2" or so) but it's comfy.

I have a different neck I'd like to put on the bike to raise the bars a bit, and bring them a bit closer to me. I really want some bent handle bars. My wife has some that I'd like to steal, but I think she'd kick my butt for that.

Anyway, this is an early Schwinn Moab. Not sure of the year, but it's nothing like the current Moab.
 

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Bikeguy Joe

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Re: my first mb

How about bending the frame back a little? I don't wanna know how they bent it in the first place.
 

jasonh

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Re: my first mb

I've thought about trying to bend it back a bit. The only way I can think of to do it though is to take everything off the bike and flip it over and whack on it. Then I'm just afraid that if I do that, it'll no longer ride straight.

Oh, and yesterday when I was getting it running again, I tried the old tilt-on-the-kickstand-and-push-the-pedals-to-start trick...snapped my kickstand in half, lol. Luckily I've gotten the kickstarting down now, and I do it just by lifting up the back by the seat. I need to get a new kickstand soon. I hate having to lean it on things.
 
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