Another New Guy in AZ

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by PoloInAZ, May 17, 2009.

  1. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    Hey guys, I'm B. new to motorized bikes (1 month in), as the Law took my rights to VW enthusiasm. I started with a really bad Schwinn setup on Grubee motor. The clips came off and the motor fell onto my chain causing me to push start it home. I then took it to a local builder who welded it to the frame. Everything seemed to be going well, except i noticed he swapped out my rim and tire for an old one of his (my bike was brand new). Yesterday the bent rim caused my chain to rip my tire apart and now I am bruised up and bones a hurting... I figured I would join you guys so I don't have to deal with shady mechanics, and do to this bike what i have done with my volkswagens, get them right my darn self!

    Nice to meet you!

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member You want to do your own mechanic work. Then you've come to the right place.

    You'll find the info you need here. You'll do fine.

    Welcome aboard.
  3. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    Thanks for the welcome. At first I felt like Pee-wee herman, but honestly my ride to work is 100 times more enjoyable now than in a car. I hope to make some really cool bikes now~!
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome from FH :cool2:
    are you close to FH?...we could get together for a ride :)
  5. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    I'm in Gilbert. How's the riding in Fountain Hills? I have to get a new rim and tire, maybe adjust the sprocket a little, then i should be good to go. I'm going to research tires and rims that aren't too expensive, then I'll be ready to cruise.
  6. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    There's quite a few riders in the phoenix metro area. You'll find lots of good help here.
  7. lordoflightaz

    lordoflightaz Member

    Welcome Polo,

    You should find a bunch of folks in the East Valley here to help you out. I think I would go back to that dude that ripped you off of your wheels. They make nice rides down there. Up here we scavange together "stuff".
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    the riding in FH is really nice(wide bike lanes, courteous drivers:))
    I would definitely go back for YOUR wheel also
  9. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Welcome aboard, polo. I'm in Gilbert, too.
  10. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, Polo. I commute to work once a week or so on the motor bike.
    A 25 mile commute takes around 90 minutes, mainly due to traffic lights.
    Street tires resist flats better than knobbys for me. A slimed tube will last me 6 months or so. The back tire was bleeding green from 7 or 8 places by the time I changed that tube. Good luck.
  11. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    wheelbender - was your bike smoking REALLY bad a couple of months ago? If so, I probably saw you one morning, on baseline.
  12. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Could have been me if I left the choke on too long or something. The exhaust runs clear these days, unless I have to idle a spell.
    My main east-west route is Guadalupe, because of lower speed limits.
  13. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    Thanks, I can use some help finding a new rim and tire. I already confronted the guy, and basically it's my word vs. his. The only option left is strongarm, and I feel no need to go that route. I will learn from my mistakes, as he was shady from the beginning and I should have known better.
  14. PoloInAZ

    PoloInAZ New Member

    and no, I take chandler rd. for my commute
  15. lennyharp

    lennyharp Member

    I ride Guadalupe also as the bike lane is wide.