Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by ZMX, May 12, 2008.

  1. ZMX

    ZMX New Member

    19 year old here. Transferring to Indiana University in the Fall - lots of hills and I'm taking my bike (Mongoose aluminum mountain bike). I just bought a Craftsman 18inch chainsaw at the local flea market, and I hope to make a direct chain drive with it to the front wheel. I understand that the chainsaw spins >8000rpm and I will have to reduce that by at least 12 times. With me on acceleration duty, I'd like the bike to be able to hold me above 40mph, but at IU, I'd settle for a ratio better for hills (which means more reduction, if I can do it).

    Never ridden a motored bike before, just a few mopeds.

  2. kgray

    kgray New Member

    I would suggest a mounting over the rear wheel. I think I may do similar mounting with a weed eater engine that I have on a bag rack or something similar. I suggest reading the FAQ type thread. I found a ton of helpful info there!
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi ZMX. Welcome to MBc!
    I also would suggest rear rack mount. This vendor on the left may give you some ideas. Then scroll down.

    If you search and are unable to find your answers, don't hesitate to post your question. Someone will steer you to a link, or reply to your question. Were here for each other! Enjoy! :grin:}
    Here's a great crash course post "link" to get you started.
  4. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    hello zmx and welcome to MBc! good luck on all your endeavors and happy motoring!
  5. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

  6. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!