Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Captchuck57, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Captchuck57

    Captchuck57 New Member

    Hey Group!
    I just ordered a 80cc kit from ebay, and I can already tell this site is going to be an invaluable asset to the construction of my bike!
    I have several reasons for wanting to do this little project, but mostly cause it will be fun! Also fuel economy, etc....
    On that note, I have several old abandoned bikes (cruisers and mtn bikes) at my disposal, does any of them seem more efficient/faster than the other? I'm guessing lighter is better and that tires on cruisers allow for a little less drag and more speed.
    My idea is to build a rat bike, I don't really like the plain old tanks that come on them. I'm going to try to use an old glass Jack Daniels bottle as a tank and see how that works...I'll post in the appropriate forums about that to see if I get any responses.

  2. graucho

    graucho Active Member

    Charlie, welcome to MBc ! Home of may answers, and awaiting your ideas.
  3. Abeagle

    Abeagle Guest

    Welcome to MBc. :cool:
  4. Hollywood

    Hollywood Guest

    Welcome to MBc. Charlie !!!
  5. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  6. Alaskavan

    Alaskavan Guest

    Welcome to MBc.
  7. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Welcome aboard, Charlie. This is a great site. I wish that I had found it before I started. Where in Alabama are you?
  8. Scottm

    Scottm Guest

    Welcome to Mbc. It will be fun to see where your creativity leads.
    Gas pumps used to have stickers saying it was unlawful to put gas in glass and other non gas containers, but I still like the thought of it. You could call it moonshine or bootlegger.

    Have fun!
  9. Captchuck57

    Captchuck57 New Member

    thanks for the welcome everybody!

    mickey - i am on dauphin island, not far from you. it seems to be the perfect place for a motored bicycle.
  10. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Frank Sinatra and the rest of the boys used to refer to Jack D as "gasoline". Not crazy about the idea of a glass gas tank. Why not soak the label off and put it on a real tank? Welcome anyway, though!
  11. fetor56

    fetor56 Guest

    G'day Charlie & welcome.
  12. Captchuck57

    Captchuck57 New Member

    I think I will take your advice on the glass tanks, the more I think about it the worse that idea sounds. I may look around for a cheaper liquor in a plastic bottle and replace labels. It would be easier to drill into anyway.