From the land of the Quahog

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by itsrabid, May 14, 2008.

  1. itsrabid

    itsrabid New Member

    I'm from Rhode Island, and was looking to motorize a bike from the dump with a chainsaw..
    's about it...

    Trying to find a relatively simple way to do so, without welding, as I'm not old enough to have the money for equipment.

  2. dbigkahunna

    dbigkahunna Guest

    THere is a thread in the Rack section
    Welcome to MBc from the Giant Side of Texas!
  3. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest

    welcome to MBc...i do hope there is parental supervision...there are a few young ones here...these are not good luck and enjoy the forum...BTW here is someone who is your age and has built several of these:
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  4. fastboy9

    fastboy9 Member

    Hey there, welcome to MBc! Theres loads of info on here that is bound to be able to help you out here, I think your best bet is to make some sort of friction drive (a spindle that turns on the top of the tyre). This video here will probably be a great help to you., its basically a guy telling you how to put a chainsaw engine to run a bike. Just for ideas...
  5. BSA

    BSA Guest

    Welcome to the forum.

  6. itsrabid

    itsrabid New Member

    Thanks, all.
    Yes, there is parental supervision, my parents say it's probably okay, providing that there isn't some law against it here.

    Also, I was thinking of simply routing the bicycle chain through the chain saw... to avoid complications with gearing and the like.
  7. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Hi 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.