Mini Chopper with NEW//Old School Drive System!!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by srdavo, May 9, 2009.

  1. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    This mini-chopper rolled up in my driveway yesterday. Used to have pedals!!
    Donivon, the owner, gave me the details.....seems it was built by Lacey's brother, Phillip.
    (remember AlexLacey?)
    Schwinn OCC Stingray Bicycle
    5hp Honda engine, from a power washer
    Primary Belt drive..... borrowed from a roto-tiller.
    Very smooth engage/disengage.... via handlebar mounted brake lever. (having visions of suicide clutch, here... :idea: )
    Quiet operation, too!

    Thousands of Roto-tillers can't be Wrong!!!! :D

    I wish I had seen this before I put the centrifugal clutch on my Tadpole, cause I have a couple roto-tillers.
    I've been looking around today & old school belt-drive parts are available....& reasonably priced. Man...remember the old school minibikes?

    Oh, well...there is always next time!! :D

    very cool home-built jackshaft!!
    dual exhaust....
    I'm sure there was more...but I was so jazzed by the drive system....
    did I mention it was really quiet? All you hear is the low growl of that 4-stroke Honda!!

    & the local PD liked it !!!! hahaha

    Kudos to Donivon on his new ride!!

    Guess who is gonna be hangin out with the Jones boy? ------>(me)

    If anyone needs me...... I'm out in my garage!

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  2. SimpleSimon

    SimpleSimon Active Member

    Man, that's a LOT of engine in that small bike. There was one of those OCC choppers here locally on Craigslist for $60, very, very clean.

    I'd have loved to have been able to buy it and motorize it, but I got too much on my plate right now - can't afford another project.
  3. augidog

    augidog New Member


    i passed on a free OCC left by the road up here...too tiny for me and it needed a lot of wasn't there long, somebody got it fast.

    dang, dave...the bike & the roto-tiller remark jolted up a memory,
    so i got in the way-back machine, check the dates on this one:

    i still have the engine and the need for speed, but nothing to strap it to.

    please DO enjoy yourself in the garage :cool2:
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  4. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member


    Donivan has been by a few times....they've converted the secondary drive to V-belt too. Smooth!!
    I shoulda got more pics.
  5. hurricane billy

    hurricane billy New Member

    i am 200lbs and 5'11" tall . how to these little bike sit or ride ? how small are they really?
    there is one for sale for 80$ . thinking about MB n it up !
  6. Rileymoto

    Rileymoto Member

    Hurricane Billy, they arnt that small! They are very confortable and handle really well being so close to the ground!

    With engine assistance you won't even notice how small it is!

    80$ is a little expensive... I would shoot for below 50$!
  7. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I am 6'1" and can't ride azvinnie's comfortably
    my knees hit the handlebars on even the slightest turns
  8. hurricane billy

    hurricane billy New Member

    thanks guys. i think i am over the whole mini chopper look . i took one of my old beach bikes and i am sterching it about 18" or so , useing parts from a mtb rear frame. so it should have some movement (easy on the back).i will have pics up later this weekend.