Another Gear Head :)

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by CLSSY56, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. CLSSY56

    CLSSY56 New Member

    I'm into anything with a motor. I'm big into old cars and airplanes, although I don't have my license yet.

  2. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Hey Classy, is that a '56 Chevy you refer to?:tt1:

    I'm a gearhead too; that helps a LOT with motorized bikes.

    Same fixing, only ten times CHEAPER!!! LOL.
  3. CLSSY56

    CLSSY56 New Member

    Yep, one in the same. I thought I recognized your screen name snooping around last night.

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  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest


    Yep, mine is a 1957 Bel Air Sport Coupe, 383(not 283 lol), 4-speed, Cragars, etc. Of course, it needs $15K to rebuild, lol.

    Sometimes I'd rather be spending $30 replacing my motorized bike's transmission, which I'm doing as we speak. I have 2 or 3 spare trannies, so zero cost.

    The cost to replace my Chevy's tranny? Maybe $300, IF I'm lucky, $1000 if I I'm not.:ack2:

    You'll LOVE motorized bikes, so cheap to build, repair and swap engines.:detective:

    And just like Chevy engines, 90% of rear-mounted bicycle engines have the same bellhousing bolt pattern!

    Just like a hotrodder, instead of using the standard 1.6hp engine, I'm running a 5hp, high-rpm engine....powershifting thru an 8-speed transmission!

    Once you run an engine with a shift kit, you'll NEVER run a "slushbox".
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  5. CLSSY56

    CLSSY56 New Member

    I'm thinking of motorizing a couple of chinese Schwinn Krates. Which the few pics I have seen look really cool.

    You are on CT, HAMB or trifive, right?
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    I used to hang around CT years ago. Then I got a job, went back to school, learned to play a musical instrument and discovered motorized bikes.:grin5:

    Believe it or not, I get more enjoyment playing with MB's, than I do with my Chevy.:whistling:

    Go figure.
  7. CLSSY56

    CLSSY56 New Member

    I haven't been on CT in years as well. Not much on all three to be exact.

    I started a forum on rc planes awhile back and it'd doing pretty good, have 3 owners. So flying has taken up most of my time and put the Chevy on the back burner. Tried to sell her a few times so I could get my pilot's license, but no one was interested.

    I picked up 2 old school minibikes with briggs & stratton's. I plan on redoing those this winter with my oldest son. Maybe through a motorized Krate in the mix too :)
  8. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Guest

    Sometimes I compare gopeds, gokarts, minibikes, pitbikes and motorized bikes.One great thing about motorized bicycles is that you can ride them offroad like the abovementioned, ANNND on the road like a bicycle.:detective:

    Of all the motorized toy operators, the MB rider is the one least likely to be hassled by cops. I ride mine to and from work sometimes, a ten-mile round trip. Never been stopped or even stared at by the police.:sweatdrop:

    Start slow, like a simple rear friction drive and 1.6hp engine, or a Happy Time frame mount.
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  9. CLSSY56

    CLSSY56 New Member

    I've been looking into a Grubee Starfire 49cc for the Stingray Krates. I haven't decided yet.