Long time tinkerer, first time forum user

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by klassard, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. klassard

    klassard Member

    Greetings, fellow Masters and Madams of the mechanical.

    My name is Kevin and I'm a gear-a-holic. My current two-wheeled vehicular contraption is a Schwinn beach cruiser with an 80cc engine that my co-workers dubbed "Sally" although no one can figure out why.

    I've been slapping engines onto things for some time now (coolers, rollerblades etc.) but I've found my favorite is the bicycle. I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and expanding my horizons out here in the realm of ones and zeros.

    Hope to see you around,

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  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Send a pic of Sally when you can. Cheers
  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard.

    Isaac Asimov once wrote a story about a robotic car named "Sally". Maybe that's where the name came from. But that was a long time ago now....

    Anyway, it sounds like you're already one of us. So tell us more about your bike.

    See you around.
  4. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    hi Kevin


    I would like to see one of those fast cooler THINGS

    ride that cold THING !!!
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  5. klassard

    klassard Member

    Thanks for the responses! I posted a picture of Sally in the gallery. Since Mountainman wanted to see it, I also put a couple of shots of the cooler out there. However, since it isn't a motored bike, I'll take them off if I've committed a faux pas...
  6. That may be MUSTANG SALLY

    Better slow (COOL) that Mustang DOWN!!! Nice job cooler man. I have an igloo like that in the garage that made it to the beach once. Just not in style like that. Good to have some out of the BOXERS here. Welcome aboard!
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    I like that (Cooler) motorized THING

    hey klassard

    that's a very (Cool) cooler
    seems like some higher bars would be better
    but then again
    while leaning over
    easy to check and see what's in the cooler

    what engine are you using in that (Cool) cooler motorized THING ?

    I like that -- ride that THING
  8. klassard

    klassard Member

    I'm using two, 24volt 900 watt electric motors with an 80 amp controller. They are parts hacked from surplus EV Warrior guts. I'm using a chain drive to transfer power to the transaxle.
  9. klassard

    klassard Member

    It is an old Schwin beach cruiser with an 80cc kit. I didn't like the bent spokes I was getting with the stock sprocket adapter thing so I built a jack shaft to move the power over to the right side. Then, I was getting my heals beat by my pedals when the engine was engaged. To fix that problem, I found an old Schwinn Front-Freewheel crankset. Now that the crankset itself freewheels, I can keep my feet still. To help get up hills, I put a Shimano 7-internal gear hub on.