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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by gdl357, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. gdl357

    gdl357 New Member

    Hello. I joined a few weeks ago and have read and learned alot from this forum. I originally joined because I have bough a NEw Honda motor and wanted to get some infor on making a motorized wheel barrow. Gearing and clutch info.

    Anyways, turns out the barrow will not be worth it for me to go on with the project and therefore I am kind of saying good bue as I am puttig the New GXH50 for sale on ebay and here.

    I rather get into another project than drop more cash on a project that won't please me anymore.


  2. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    gdl, we hardly knew ye, lol
    Well hi and I guess goodbye too though you never know,
    you might get bitten by this bike thing.
    Good luck.
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Have you seen this?

    or were you more interested in building one from scratch?
    If you wish, ask around. Lots of gearheads on board, here.
    (& they do love a challenge!) :D
  4. gdl357

    gdl357 New Member

    Hey thanks for the kind words. I will still be around, just not for any bike projects.

    One thing I don't understand, and maybe someone could explain.

    Why are people spending $1000 on a motored bike when I can get a Scooter for that price? There must be something I am not seeing. I much rather ride a scooter than a bicycle with thin tires and bad brakes. Then again, I just spent $5k CND on my Mountain bike so I must be wacked. Built her myself from scratch. I could have gotten a dirt bike for that price...

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  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    a motor assisted bicycle does not need insurance, registration, or to be plated (AZ Law)
    the operator does not need a DL (AZLaw)
    makes a difference to those without the means for transportation otherwise

    plus... they look so much cooler than a scooter IMHO :cool2:
    when was the last time you saw someone on a scooter get the 'thumbs up' from a harley rider ??? I get them all the time here in FH :cool2:
  6. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Heh, well I think you answered your own question.
    (Beautiful MTB btw, is that a Hammerschmidt crank?)

    You know how it goes, I promised myself when I got into this I was going to keep it cheap and not let it get carried away. I do keep it well under $1K though but I favor having patience to barn-find vintage hardtails and put a gad of hours into refurbishing them.

    You're kinda right IMO on the scooter thing, particularly if someone wants fast road speeds. I'm just looking for a little power assist but still like cycling, though entering geezerhood I've gotten older but the hills have not, lol.
  7. gdl357

    gdl357 New Member

    Nope, It's a Shimano Hollowtech II Hone 2-gear with bashguard. Full specs here for a killer setup HAHA on the wallet that is.:devilish:

    Frame: 2007 Banshee Scirocco 19" x 23" Top Tube
    Crankset: FC-M601-2 2008 Shimano Hone Hollowtech II Crankset Bash Guard 32T - 22T 175mm - 68mm/73mm BB
    Front Der: FD-M771 2008 Shimano XT Top/Bottom Dual Pull - Bottom Swing - 28.6mm/31.8mm/34.9mm
    Rear Der: RD-M772-GS 2008 Shimano XT Shadow Medium Cage Top-Normal
    Cassette: CS-M770 2008 Shimano XT 9SP Cassette 11T-34T
    Shifters: SL-M970 2008 Shimano XTR Rapidfire Lever 9SP
    Brakes: BR-M765 2007 Shimano XTR F/R Hydraulics with Metal Pads
    Rotors: 8" 2007 Shimano XT DH 203mm Rotors - F/R
    Saddle: 155mm 2008 Sonoma Gel - 155mm (270mm L x 155mm W)
    Seat Post Clamp: 31.8mm Hope 2008 Quick-Release - Model with Ball - Black
    Handlebar: FL Flat 7075 Syncros Hard Core Fixed OS (31.8mm) 7075 5 Deg, 580mm Flat bar (180g)
    Stem: X4 2008 THOMSON X4 1-1/8" x +/-10° x 31.8 x 90mm Black
    Headset: 140-2005 2008 FSA DH Pig Pro - 1-1/8"
    Headset Shims: Spacers under the headset
    Fork: Team 2006 Rock Shox Reba Team 115mm with Remote PopLok
    Hubs: ISO Disc HD SS 2008 Chris King HD ISO Disc 36-Spoke Stainless Steel Freehub - Brown
    Wheels: 2008 Mavic EX 729 36-Spoke DT Champion Black 2.0mm Spokes
    Tire Tubes: Intense Inner XC Tubes 26 x 2.0" - 2.25" 0.9mm - Presta Valve
    Tires: 2008 Maxxis Advantage 2.25 60TPI 660gr Folding Bead F/R
    Tube Adaptor Presta Valve to Schrader Valve Wheelhole Aluminum
    Pedals: 2007 Azonic A-Frame
    Chain: CN-7701 2007 Shimano XTR Dura Ace HG 114 links
    Computer: CC-MC100W Cateye Micro Wireless
    Seat Bag: ToPeak Seat Bag Carry-on
    Mud Flap: Croozer 3 Zefal Front Mudguard
    Chainstay Protector: Lizard Skin Black Chainstay Protector Large
    Grips: 2008 Ergon Leichtbau GX2
    Air Pump: 2007 Blackburn
    Bottle Holder: 2002 Elite Ciussi Alloy with bottle - Red
    Mounting Screws: Aluminum

    Thx All

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