Topless: Molotov Evolution

UncleKudzu

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May 26, 2008
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Ok, below is the final installment of Project Molotov. no more frame options - this is the bike that will be built. like i said elsewhere, it ain't what i had in mind, but this will work with my frame mounts and it can be pedalled without busting my ankles.

24" frame with 26" front fork and wheel.
3 HP 50cc Franco Morini engine.
Layback BMX seatpost.

more progress and better pictures hopefully soon.
 

deacon

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You know you can pick up a 20" youth bike for peanuts and the crank and chain ring are smaller. It give you more leg room with raising the seat.
 

UncleKudzu

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You know you can pick up a 20" youth bike for peanuts and the crank and chain ring are smaller. It give you more leg room with raising the seat.
deacon, i tried that very thing (20" youth crank and chainring) on the Molotov Reloaded cruiser pictured below (still the adult crank and ring in the photo, though), but i still had to mount the engine way up high to clear the pedals. that approach did give me more room, though, and without the engine, it left me with a fun bike that's easier to pedal up all the hills in my neighborhood :) (the Morini engine is wider than the China Girls.)