Kahunna's Cannondale

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by dbigkahunna, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    1 Ebay special,
    1 17 year old Cannondale
    32 MPH with Kahunna, Cannondale and engine.
    Will try smaller round wooden wheel to see if can go faster.
    Need spring.etc to give tension so round wooden roller fits firmer to wheel.
    But thats tomorrow.
    Wet out this afternoon, added fuel and a 15 mile jaunt around the ole home 20.
    Kahunna Happy

    Attached Files:

  2. stowaway

    stowaway Guest

    32mph? Can you give me details of the motor. how many cc. did u buy it in a kit ect.
  3. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    Tecumch 49 cc

    It is just the standard TC-300 Engine. Wifey following on straight stretch and it is uh rather flat out here in West Texas. Takes a while to get it rolling though so it is not exactly neck snapping acceleration. And I am learning how to run the thing. The city slickers may have something to do with the extra speed. I am not an expert. My first bike and my second ride.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    it hauls you around, and puts a big smile on your face...
    it's perfect !!!
  5. crgintx

    crgintx Guest

    I see an Airstream in the background. I live in a vintage one. Sick... er I mean great minds think alike.
  6. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Nice ride !
  7. I love the home-made appearance of the engine - looks great!
  8. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    My Airstream

    Yup, she is a 73 model. As a full time welding inspector I have lived on the road for 20+ years. I used to motel it until I got my little Aluminum beauty. We have been together 9 years and I have pulled it over 80,000 miles chasing jobs. Have settled down, thanks to a granddaughter but selling her would be like taking a thumb. And thanks for the other replies. This being my first and having the two worse things on can have, time and a little free money, I am looking at my next motorbike.
    No honey, it is NOT a bicycle any more. NO it was MY money.
  9. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Nice clean build!
  10. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    A little update on The Cannondale and Edge scrubber drive. After nearly taking a 5 pound hammer to the TC300 I discovered anything plastic needs to be pounded into little bitty pieces! The do-hickey on the side of the carb that turns the fuel flow 90 degrees had a little crack in it. Everything would run good then kablooey. Sputtering, stopping, Could not get the ting to run. Filled it with fresh fuel. Come out the next day and all the fuel would be gone. Pull off the fuel tank. Pressure it up and could not see where fuel would leak out??? Head out and 7 or 8 miles this sputtering would start. Finally pulled the plastic do-hickey off the carb and hooked the line directly to the carb. Had to buy some longer fuel line, but problem fixed! Put about 100 miles on it this week with no problems. Next issue is keeping proper pressure for the roller against the wheel. Again a plastic do-hickey caused me a problem. First I do not want to disparage Edge. I bought this kit off Ebay and it may be several years old. But there is a plastic PVC pipe that keeps/allows the base to raise and lower allowing the friction wheel to be raised or lowered against the tire. This pipe is cut at an angle. I still have not got this part of the kit figured out yet and have yelled Calf rope to Edge and requested a manual or exploded parts sheet to see how to fix this do-hickey. Got a spring from Ace to hold everything down.
    But this is my learning curve and I am enjoying this greatly. Was at the Allsups this morning getting a drink and some Harley riders on a Labor Day Run stopped for fuel and burritos, after all "There's one near you". With the Tecumseh/Cannondale my rig is more made in the USA than a Harley. When they saw the owner is a 50 yo, slightly overweight, shaved head recovering welder/biker, the kid factor went up 1000% percent. hey got a kick out of it and one wrote Edge's telephone number down. Told them about this site and maybe they will come here and see what the fun is about. Are the issues with my kit frustrating. Yea, but no more than adjusting the valves on a 38 Knuck and I am having as much fun off this thing as I did my knuck. My 17 yo nephew wants to get him one and I am accumulating parts for him one.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 1, 2007