New to the forum. Scott in Oregon

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  1. sissonscott

    sissonscott New Member

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    Hello from a little town on Oregon named Boring (No kidding)

    I thought I might as well get my feet wet and introduce myself.

    HI !

    I have built two bikes over the years the first one (In 1993) used a Ryobi Motor(off of a scrap weed eater) with a friction drive to the rear wheel on a 26" mountain bike. I used a urethane skate board wheel that I turned down to about 1" on my lathe for the motor drive. It worked but was to hard on the tires and slipped when wet. I also never go around to installing a kill switch on that thing and I several exciting moments. Actually it was far more trouble than fun :-||and I sold it on to some one who wanted the motor for an RC plane. Several weeks ago I was in Beijing for the Olympics (Work) and I saw so many neat home built motorized bicycles that I got the bug again.

    So I built another one, This time using a 68CC Happy time motor, I did not like the idea of driving the rear wheel off the spokes so I machined a hub adapter and recut the center hole of the sprocket on my lathe. I put a limit of 200 dollar limit on the whole project and I am currently at 190 dollars spent, I got the Bike for free just need two new tires (7.99 each at Bimart end of season sale) and some adjustments, the motor kit was $160.00 and I got the Bike computer ( Digital speedo ) for 8 bucks at the same sale) the rest was for the the metal and other supplies used for the hub adapter.

    Kind of a long winded intro. Hope I did not Bore you !!!
     
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    sissonscott New Member

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    Pics of my ride and Hub:)
     

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    Amazing Sissonscot. Looks good. Hope you share more about the homebrews in China.

    Welcome, great to meet ya
     
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    SCOTT, WELCOME, GREAT BUILD AND PICTURES. (^) VERY INTERESTED IN THE HUB SPROCKET SETUP. BREAKING SPOKES IS BIG PROBLEM. :rolleyes: MORE DETAIL WOULD BE NICE IF POSSIBLE. THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US. RON :ride2:
     
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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us :)
    :ride2:
     
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    When I get back home this week I will make a thread showing how I made the simple and Cheep (12 Bucks) hub adapter, so you do not need to drive the rear sprocket off of the spokes. I do not know if it will work for everyone, but it has worked for me so far,:p


    Scott
     
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    Thanks Scott. Can't wait
     

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