New guy here from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pa.

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MauserBob, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. MauserBob

    MauserBob New Member

    Hello all. :smile:


    Name's Rob, bike's a 26" Schwinn Frontier mountainbike of a few years' vintage. Found this site through the link on Chris Hill's CH80 engine website....which I found through a Google search on "putting a small motor on a bicycle". :grin: I have a buddy who has a small Honda 50 scooter and has recently begun riding it to work. Same old story of getting sick of ridiculous gas prices and so on.....and he got me thinking that I could do at least as good with what I've got in my garage and my shop. (I'm a machinist by trade.) I've built a couple of fun motorized toys over the years, go karts and whatnot, so I figured that someone somewhere would have some info on do-it-yourselfers in the bicycle arena. Found Chris's site and a couple others, and then followed the link here, and the rest is history, albeit a short one. :grin:

    So anyway, that's me in a nutshell. I have aspirations of motorizing my Schwinn so I can park my car for maybe 7-8 months out of the year and save some beacoup money on gas.....I only live 5 miles from my shop, so I could just pedal the bike there, but I've got a balky knee that's on the verge of needing some tuning-up of it's own. Too much paintball abuse, I guess. :cool:

    Anyway, I'm here to learn from those who know.....thanks for reading and I hope to see y'all on the boards.


    Rob.
     

  2. hellbilly

    hellbilly Guest

    Welcome Rob! Sounds like you've got some great experience already. I'm sure you will have alot of fun building your bike project. There's lots of info here and if you can't find it just ask. Lot's of folks here willing to help. Best of luck to you!
     
  3. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi Rob. Welcome to MBc!

    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:
    You may have seen this, but here's a great MBc starter "link" to get you motoring.
    http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=10392
     
  4. Alan

    Alan Member

    Welcome neighbor !!
     
  5. MauserBob

    MauserBob New Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.

    Where in the Illadelph are you, Alan?

    Rob.
     
  6. Alan

    Alan Member

    Currently living in N.E. (Rhawnhurst) Where are you ?
     
  7. MauserBob

    MauserBob New Member

    Doylestown, in central Bucks County. Don't know Rhawnhurst real well, although I've been through a time or two. Spend most of my Philly time down in South Philly, around the sports complex and surrounding environs.


    Rob.
     
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