Hi Everybody

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by MMarty, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. MMarty

    MMarty New Member

    Hey all, new guy here. Decided to try something new. Been building cars and trucks for years and want to build a motorized bike. I have a buddy that is big into antique bicycles and he just bought a powered bike to ride to work. I thought it would be cool to build one that looked like a vintage motorcycle. So what better way to start than to hang out with the experts. Thanks for letting me in.

  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Welcome to MBc, Marty. 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 #1 under "Introduce Yourself" has 20 or so links to “How To…” threads, and important pages for you to follow. Sticky #3 has info on Forums...how you are expected to conduct yourself, and where you might find and use various features. 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, and enjoy.

  3. JR_MB2012

    JR_MB2012 New Member

    Welcome Marty. If you want a vintage look, I would suggest the Schwinn Admiral 700c from Wal-Mart. My roommate bought one and it looks like it came of the streets of the 50's. Good Ride, but skinny tires (700c).
  4. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Here are important questions to consider when building for yourself or others:

    1) What is the predominant riding terrain?
    2) What type of physique does the primary rider have?
    3) What will the rider's local laws allow and require them to have?
    (Lookup and personally read these laws.)
    4) What kind of bike is being motorized?
    5) What is the bike to be used for?
    6) How much of a budget is to be used for the build?

    Seek the answers to these questions in order to get the most out of the bike you're building. We're here to help with any questions you may have. Good luck with your build.