My Ugly Beast

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by DeusIgnis, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. DeusIgnis

    DeusIgnis New Member

    Here is my first atempt at a motor powered bike.

    Been riding it for about 9 months now. do ~80 km a week on it.

    I believe that pretty much everything on the bike and engine has broken at some point. (Both chains, accelerator cable, clutch arm, brake cables, chain tensioner, 1 front wheel, 3 rear, kill switch, rack, lost baffle, and more) Some things have been my fault, some the bike, some the engine.

    Nothing has broken in last 3 or 4 months though and here it is in its current state.

    I know it aint the prettiest thing, but well the bike cost me a 6 pack of beer....

    Box on the back is custom built to fit a carton of beer in.

    Plan on getting new bike/engine and starting fresh again.

    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike01.jpg
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike02.jpg
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike03.jpg
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike04.jpg
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike05.jpg
     
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  2. stude13

    stude13 Active Member

    you are a better man than me, gunga din.
     
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    after some CLOSE INSPECTION of the pictures of your MB

    to be very HONEST with you --- I must agree --- not the PRETTIEST MB

    but -- it's getting the MB job done -- two wheels, engine running and it's time to --

    RIDE THAT THING
     
  4. DeusIgnis

    DeusIgnis New Member

    This was day after putting engine on
    was having clutch slipping issue at the time as you may guess
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike01.jpg

    After running into car coming out of blind driveway
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike02.jpg

    Mounting bolt snapping
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/bikesnap03.jpg

    When i first attached the box (note the super flimsy rack, ended up snapping and going through the wheel in a drunken dinking incident)
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike03.jpg

    Rear wheel after my chain tensioner came loose when i was doin about 45kmh and went into wheel, every spoke on the right hand side ripped and and derailer got destroyed
    http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike04.jpg

    Box in action before i painted it.
    http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v194/94/104/858405360/n858405360_2603201_2046.jpg

    I love this bike :D
     
  5. motoschwinn

    motoschwinn Guest

    Yeah don't hose this bike that has been thru all this with you! I had the same problems with Motoschwinn I. When things settle down for a few months, they settle down. Keep this bike, good Karma!
     
  6. terrence

    terrence Member

    Yes your bikes beautiful in a ugly kind of way. :shock: I realy perked up when I read about the rear rack modified to carry a case of beer. On second thought, that bikes just plain beautiful.....
     
  7. DeusIgnis

    DeusIgnis New Member

    O i will defintatly keep it, and now that i have stumbled upon this great community i can hopefully get some ideas on what i can do with it to get that little more out of it, ****, i already have.

    It will always be my Beer Mobile

    a friend even registered the domain for me...

    www.thebeermobile.com
     
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