Hello from East Texas - homemade belt-drive suggestions?

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Uncle Stick, May 14, 2012.

  1. Uncle Stick

    Uncle Stick New Member

    After viewing multiple posts and videos for a couple of months or so, I think I'm ready to start building a homemade belt-drive bicycle using maybe a trimmer or pocket bike engine. I might want to use a bicycle rim as a drive wheel, but I'm not sure about how to deal with the frame clearance and method of attachment to the other rim. I was thinking about using 1/8" black iron rivets that i have on hand....or maybe ordering some stainless rivets.

    I'm looking forward to motorizing a bicycle, but have gotten sidetracked just pedaling around. Time to build something.

    Thanks to all who make this site possible.

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Welcome to MBc, Uncle. Now that you have introduced yourself, be sure to read all you can, including the 'Stickies' at the top of every Forum. They contain a lot of information. For example, ‘Sticky’ by Al.Fisherman has 20 or so links to “How To…” threads, and important pages for you to follow. ‘Sticky’ by Anton "Forum Rules and Infractions” is a must read about how you are expected to Conduct yourself. However, read all of them, and be sure to use the search feature. Almost every question you might have has already been asked and answered someplace here. If you are still stumped with a certain problem, post your question in the proper Forum and I am sure you will get an answer. Good Luck to you.