Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Roy Carpenter, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. Howdy all! Already posted before I noticed this Own a 35cc Robin/Suburu GEBE, and luv it except it keeps breaking rear wheel spokes! OUCH!! Anyhow...hi all :)

  2. highrider

    highrider Guest

    welcome...dont own any motorised bike yet, but the broken spoke thing worries me a bit. what sort of bike do you have and what caused them to break?
  3. Broken spokes

    It's a Schwinn Alloy Seven cruiser. I weigh in at over 300 lbs...that may have something to do with it If I were you, I'd try to get the heaviest guage, and toughest spokes/rim that you can find regardless of your weight. I think it's somewhat of an issue with the Golden Eagle drive ring in general.:???:
  4. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome Roy, Wheel breakage has been a problem for me also. I found a bike shop that can order me super heavy duty wheels with 12 guage spoke. I have still broken a few spoke, but not nearly as often.

    Enjoy the info on this form.
  5. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc Roy !
  6. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Welcome to the group!
  7. BTW, I'm from way out in the middle of the corn field...Indiana!!
  8. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    you just sorta slid on in there, huh?

    i've been watching the GEBE, & specifically R/S 35, posts very closely but i have no experience...yet. anything at all you have to report in rack-'em will surely come in handy.

    welcome to MBc :cool:
  9. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc ! :D
  10. az cra-z

    az cra-z Guest

    Welcome! Don't know much about rack mounts, but I just LOVE my R/S 35 motor!
  11. hey roy try getting a rear hub with disk brake attactment option then put a sprocket on there.

    because.. a spoke it designed to transfer load (tension) along a staight line and not ment to transfer moment (twisting) which is why your spokes break. i tie my back spokes where they cross to reduce deflection (bending) in the spokes. sorry about the explanation thats its been well over15 years sinse my last structural anaysis class