BIKE STAND

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by rgflynn, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Hi All. I have a 80cc motorised bike though not had it to long and wanted to know what would be the best
    stand to use to so I can get the motor started from stationary instead of peddling on the road to get it started
    as the bike I have is a lot of hard work to peddle to get it started.
    So was thinking of some kind of stand to lift the rear wheel so I can sit on the bike and peddle
    to get it going.I hope you can figure out what I'm getting at.(I have had a few Jim Beams.)
    Also I'm a limey from the UK so hoping I can find something over here.:(
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    you'll find that it is better to attach a smaller pedal sprocket on single speed bikes for easier starting - most stands tend to fold up under that kind of treatment
     
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  3. skyash

    skyash Active Member

    If it starts good and runs good. You can kick start it one hand on the seat one on the bars lift the back wheel off ground then put pedal to top position put your foot on it and kick. I did theat for years. If it doesn't start first kick then I new something was up.
     
  4. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Active Member

    I suppose you could use a turbo trainer. Fifty quid in Aldi when they have them. The drum/brake thingy unbolts so you can have just the stand, which folds flat if you want to carry it. Heavy though. You have to use a suitable quick release skewer.
     
  5. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks Crassius I had an idea they would probably fold up when sat on the bike that's why I haven't bought one yet.
    Since I'm not clued up on these bikes how do I attach a smaller pedal sprocket I have never heard of them.?
     
  6. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks skyash. Well I cant see it working that way as it seems to take awhile for it to get started when I take it out on the road
    infact I find it hard work .
    I haven't used it for a few months because of the sweat it takes to get it started.so I have been using my E Bike instead
     
  7. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks Furry.but since I'm as tight as a ducks nether region it seems like a lot of cash to pay out. would be better if I could half inch it.
     
  8. Nanonevol

    Nanonevol Member

    Or a larger wheel sprocket. I found a 22 tooth for @$6 US.
     
  9. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    yes, a larger rear sprocket is good too, but they can be hard to find - a front sprocket is easier to find at a junk yard, and if needed, the whole pedal crank can be replaced to get a three-sprocket option for pedaling (though with three sprockets finger selectable, one would then also need an adjustable chain tensioner for pedal side - perhaps an old derailer to do nothing but tension a longer chain)
     
  10. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    You can get a good tripod kickstand, or assuming you have a coaster brake just go up a tooth or two on the your back wheel pedal side. 18T is what I usually use but it all depends on your bike.
    They are a breeze to change, jut pop the retaining ring off and the sprocket comes right off.

    Sprockets are cheap, my local bike shop lets me just swap for a different one for free.

    That will make it easier to pedal and as a bonus you will have more force for the coaster brake ;-}
     
  11. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

     
  12. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks KC and all. but I'm as green as grass with the jargon that's been thrown about.
    Having checked the bike today to try the method suggested of kick starting it off but
    the rear Wheel is stiff so makes it difficult .
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  13. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    too late to mention that I refuse to build coaster-brake or single-speed bikes - pedal sprockets require no knowledge of the motors, so you should easily find some bike person to help you get something easier to pedal set up
     
  14. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks crassius.I will have a check around and see if I can get one sorted out
     
  15. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    Do you have a local independent bike shop around?
    Just take your back wheel in tell them you want a sprocket 2 teeth larger, and you'll most likely need a new chain too as it, but maybe not pending on what dropout's you have.

    Post a couple pics of your bike and we can help more.

    In the mean time, here are the terms used for parts of a bike.

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    Not indicated in that is the Bottom Bracket, it's just the hole at the bottom of the frame the pedal crank goes through.
    Hope that helps get you up to speed on terms.
     
  16. Arty

    Arty Active Member

    Good one KC! Sometimes I forget the terms too.
     
  17. rgflynn

    rgflynn Member

    Thanks KC. for your help and the info.
     
  18. KCvale

    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

    It helps to know the terms ;-}
     
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    JGH122 Member

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    KCvale Motorized Bicycle Vendor

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