First post

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Pirate88179, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Pirate88179

    Pirate88179 Member

    Hello everyone.

    My name is Bill and I have been interested in motorized bicycles for quite a while now. I am amazed at the progress folks have made here.

    I am finally getting around to designing and building one. I am planning on using the Honda GX50 and a cruiser based bike. Since funds are limited, I will build it first using a single speed, and then later upgrade to the Shimano 3-speed internal hub and use that for gear changing.

    You guys have a tremendous amount of information and resources here and I have learned a lot from reading.

    I look forward to seeing you all on the forum. Some of you may know me from my youtube earth battery, joule thief and electronics experiments videos.


  2. Happy Valley

    Happy Valley Active Member

    Hey Bill, welcome to MBc. Good luck on your project.
    If the vids are of a non-commercial nature, post a link, I'd be interested to see what you're up to.
  3. Pirate88179

    Pirate88179 Member


    Thank you very much. I don't want to post the vids here as they can be seen on Youtube, and it would be off-topic I think. The folks here are up to some really good stuff and I am looking forward to participating.

    Thanks again.

  4. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    We have all sorts of interests, sounds cool! Welcome to the site, this place is meant for people who like to tinker! Can not wait to see what you roll out!
  5. Pirate88179

    Pirate88179 Member

    Thank you Ed. It may take a while but, I will get there.

  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard, Pirate.
  7. Pirate88179

    Pirate88179 Member

    Thank you.