my old junk

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by just for kicks, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Here is my first MotoredBike.

    It's nothing special but it does run so I'm happy.

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    it runs, you're happy, it's special :)
  3. davidsis

    davidsis Guest

    It runs

    I think you did a pretty good job with the instalation. Pretty neat, and clean. It says my first. What do you have planed for next?
  4. I got my wife to ride it friday and I'm thinking about a 4-stroke kit on something she'd like to ride.
    Either a nice cruiser or a mountain bike with front suspension.(kinda boring I know)

    I'd like to do something a bit more wild like a tandem.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    your wife's involved? now THAT's special...wavygravy is also thinking of doing a tandem as his wife has always been a passenger, that's their style. be neat to see this trend take on steam.

    one time, 2 riders (i won't say who. don't try this at home :p ) wanted to see how well a 70 would pull a one held onto the other's elbow & off they went. 2 riders & 2 bikes, one engine...20mph easy.
  6. A tandem would be cool but that's boring to me. I would hate to be riding the back.
    I would just build a second bike. It would be fun having two racing side by side.
  7. I'm kinda leaning towards having three bikes one for each of us and the tandem for the both of us.

    I'm thinking the tandem would have to be a twin engine with jackshafts to freewheeling cranks.
  8. bamabikeguy

    bamabikeguy Active Member

    I'm building my first, with probably another to follow for a friend of the customers. Using a 33cc Rackmount, but what I wanted to tell you was the fella priced 4 places, including some Target special, chose the Sun Drifter 7 speed from my dealer.

    Sun has three choices on the website, he/I chose the 7 speed because of the lower walkthrough on the backseat.

    My dealer priced it, with all my tire/wheel reinforcements and 12" gel seats, at $550-575. I don't know what kind of discount I'm getting, but the price with my adaptations were $100 less than anything my customer found.

    The other choices were the Atlas yellow industrial type, and that third one, the Retrotandem 8)
  9. FatPete

    FatPete Guest

    Or you could buy a (shock Horror) car! Sorry what was I thinking of? Maybe a secondhand bus? I'll go now, I'm starting to feel a little threatened.
  10. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    You know, you called it junk in your title but I'm willing to bet that you weren't calling it junk when you finally got it fired up and took a ride grinning from ear to ear! :grin:
  11. The JUNK was referring to the old cheapo bike I used.
    It had a little dry rot on the tires(replaced) one pedal was cracked(replaced) and the rims needed a litttle truing up(done) and of course some fresh lube.I dont mind fixing something up but in the end it is still just an old cheapo mountain bike and I should have just bought something new.Mine really isnt much after seeing the very cool bikes that members have done here(yes I know mines just a starter bike :grin: ).

    I'm still in search of the right bike for me, you know how it is, you know it when you see it and I havnt seen the perfect bike for me just yet.
    It could be an old bike at a garage sale that needs work or something new sitting in a store.

    These are just for kicks to me but I think I'm hooked and I want the wife to ride along with me and enjoy the fun.I just about got her talked into getting one setup for her.
    We each have our own dual-sport motorcycles but the motoredbikes are just plain simple FUN.