Front Wheel Drive

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by 50sville, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. 50sville

    50sville Guest

    Here is a Motor bike I snapped together on a old Roadmaster.
    It has a Power Products AH47 and Whizzer Type Sheeve with Belt Drive.
    It moves along pretty good and the fork can be pulled out and put on another
    bike in a snap.


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  2. beast775

    beast775 Guest


    that is somethin else!i like it.great frame.:shock:
  3. 50sville

    50sville Guest

    Thanks...It does work!
  4. I like it, elegant and simple. How does it steer with the extra weight?
  5. 50sville

    50sville Guest

    It steers really well. You have to keep in mind that when wheel is turning the centrifugal force is working in your favor. Keeping the front wheel stable when parked is a different story.It is a little on the top heavy side. If you were going to build something you are better off driving from the back of the bike. Like on a rear rack. I only built this to test it.
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

  7. Sianelle

    Sianelle Guest

    I like that. Thanks for posting photo of your bike :grin:
  8. 50sville

    50sville Guest

    Thanks ! I use it for testing all kinds of engines! 2 Cycle and 4 Cycle engines,Clutching and ratios. I even had a
    electric motor on there. I made up different plates to mount the engines to for quick change of power plants.Since the REAL environmental issues at this point I am staying away from 2 cycle engines but they are a little faster on the top end and much lighter in weight. Roy
  9. Esteban

    Esteban Active Member

    Good job with that old engine.
  10. Sianelle

    Sianelle Guest

    It really is quite elegant and simple. I don't know why I spend so much time faffing around while other more adventuresome folk just go and get on with it. I must be getting old or something (sigh).
  11. crazeehorse

    crazeehorse Member

    thats a great design, i like the front wheel drive design, & the idea of switching forks to another bike. does anyone know if you can do that setup with a gebe engine, drive ring & belt, would everything clear?
  12. lowracer

    lowracer Member

    I love this bike you built.
    I am fond of front wheel drive & belt drive.
    My question to you is about gearing.
    Looks like a 3" pulley clutch & a 15" whizzer sheave & a 26" wheel.
    How is your acceleration?
    What is your top speed?
    Is that a ~3600 rpm motor or higher?
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  13. cool old school setup. you should put an old metal cylender style tank instead of the plastic one. Id be afraid of something going wrong and the front wheel locking up. thats just me though :) nice bike
  14. Will Snow

    Will Snow Member

    I have not looked in on this Forum for awhile making this evening a treat for me. Built it yourself, handles good, simple and an engine test bed on top of that. Pretty clever fellow I must say.

    I am seeing projects tonight that are very neat and this is one.

    Thank you for sharing this project with us. By the way, have you discovered a favorite engine you can tell us about?

    Best Regards

    Will Snow
  15. HarryJames

    HarryJames New Member

    The bicycle with motor is intelligent technique .and very use full ,I like it very much .