newbie from pottstown,pa

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  1. mister406

    mister406 New Member

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    Hello everyone. I have been reading this forum for a year and am getting ready to build my 1st bike. It is going to be a schwin riverside powered by a 99 cc harbour freight motor. I think I am going to use a jackshaft so I can use the gears that are on it. I,m a big guy and I believe .the gears will be a big benifit. I realize it is going to be a big undertakeing but I have been studying on it for a while and I am looking forward to the challenge. I will be turning to this forum for info frequently.I will try to photo the build as if goes and post if anyone is interested usflg
     
  2. Dan

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    Howdy Mister, welcome.

    Just a personal preference, but I really like the Riverside. Just think it is old world beautiful. I put a 79cc HF on one (same dimensions) and is about my favorite build. http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=23871

    Post lots of pictures!

    OH, the fenders will try and kill you. Not kidding, they need to be shored up or removed. Not trying to worry you but is not if they will fail it is when. Lots of information on how to fix that and keep em but until, I cant say strongly enough to lose em for now.

    JMHO
     
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    Welcome Mister!

    There are a few active members in the area. I'm over by Harrisburg.

    I just finished the beginning stages of my first bike. It's a 1930's frame. Supposedly it's an Elgin. The engine is a 66cc Chinagirl. It's a bit of a Frankenbike, but I like it.
     
  4. 2door

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    Welcome aboard. Good luck with your project and keep us posted on your progress.

    If you plan to dump the fenders, keep me in mind. I've already relieved Dan of his. :)

    Have fun, ride safe.

    Tom
     
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    LOL Tom. Was just sort of getting ready to move stuff to the new shop and Carol was with me. Went some thing like this; "shop, shop, dump, shop, Tom.." Carol "Tom?" yes, he gets the fenders"

    Was just funny you mentioned it.

    Sorry for rambling Mister.
     
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    Now all I need is another 'Winter Project' that will need fenders. :)

    Tom
     
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    welcome from allentown, Pa
     
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    Welcome yinz....... where an I from ? lol
    Gary
     
  9. mister406

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    Hey Dan, Thanks for the reply.I was looking at the pics you posted and I noticed your motor seems to ride kinda high.I used a piece of 1/8 plate for my mount ,useing a 3 & 1/2 horse briggs for measurements. My mounting plate is all the way down to the chainguard,leaving me with 11 & 1//2 inches for the motor height before it hits the bottom of the top bars.Is there that much differance in the height of these 2 motors. I want to use the plate because I am going to incorporate the brackets for the jackshaft into it.I like the look of the motor sitting low and It seems to me that it would have a bettet center of gravity sitting as low as possible. Does this make any scense to you?pino.pino.
     
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    welcome from warren pa ..& welcome aboard
    really would like to see some pics when you get a chance
     
  11. Dan

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    Yes, sure does. The engine is a Greyhound/HF 79cc and is mounted about as low as possible. The cylinder head on the pred and greyhounds sweep back and are not vertical. Kinda squat and long appearing.
     
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    welcome, mister. I used to live in Pottstown myself, first on Jefferson St. and then below Cutillo's Restaurant. I am originally from Lancaster, but now live in Lebanon.
     

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