Hello from Saskatoon!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Big_Ben, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Big_Ben

    Big_Ben New Member

    Hello! I'm Ben and I live in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. I first got interested in motored bikes when I saw one of **** billie's (I think that's his handle)board trackers. I'm just having a hard time finding a place to purchase parts as I can't fabricate them myself. Any suggestions would be welcome!


  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Welcome aboard. There is a video floating around of a steam powered moped built by a guy in Saskatoon. You ought to check that out, find out if the guy is still around.
  3. machiasmort

    machiasmort Active Member

    Glad to have you Ben, Here's that link Simon mentioned about steam! http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=23547

    Interesting way to go if your really into fabrication... Just want something to get going fast, I buy an HT or rear rack mount!
  4. Big_Ben

    Big_Ben New Member

    Wow that's really neat but I think that he's probably dead. He is "the late" Robert Grouse, a real shame but his bicycle I would bet is at the university museum.

    and what's an HT and a rear rack mount? I was thinking about getting a worksman or one of those hot rod looking beach cruisers and making a little dealy like that, with an 80CC engine.
  5. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    HT is the acronym for "Happy Times" engines, which is the label applied here to the really cheap (and cheaply made) 2 cycle chinese built engines which are probably the commonest after-market add-on power choice for bicycles.

    A "rack mount" is a small engine mounted to a modified bicycle rack, either front or rear, and usually powering the bike by applying a driven roller against the tire to cause it to turn (friction drive). There are also rack mounted chain drive bikes, both regular chain (right) side, and off-side diven sprockets. The choices are various. Look around the site, read up on various people's implementation of the many choices, and decide what is best for your needs.