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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.

    Thx
     

  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?
    http://www.motorizedwheelbarrow.com/

    or were you more interested in building one from scratch?
    :idea:
    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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