one more thing

deacon

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I want to try and i might do it first. I want to see if I can build an electro bike with no pedals. I have the lightweight schwinn and a nice 16" front wheel I can put on the back. Toss in the electric motor and see if it will start with a kick rather than a pedal. That should be an interesting concept to experiment with.
 

deacon

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Jan 15, 2008
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Tried the no pedal electro and it doesn't work. Really need that chain drive to get it moving so the motor will make a difference. so off comes the wheel with no sprocket. I have all these front wheels laying about anybody know how to get a sprocket to fit on them. You know turn the front wheel into a one speed rear wheel by adding a sprocket.
 

Norman

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Jan 16, 2008
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Do you mean mount a sprocket on the front? Use a sprocket mounting kit that mounts a sprocket for on the back on the front. I guess. To stop the chain from spinning the motor when the motor is not on, there is a sprague type sprocket thing to let a motor free wheel I can 't tell you where to get one but a pocket bike I had for awhile had the one. With the engine off the drive sprocket would free wheel like a bicycles.
Norman