Motorized bicycle video tutorial

Discussion in 'Video Gallery' started by Fabian, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Everything you ever wanted to know about a motorized bicycle:
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  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Great vid Fabian! Were you involved with the engineering on that bike?
  3. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Yes, i was involved in the engineering on my next door neighbours bike. Having said that, his bike is less complex than mine. In the below photo you can see Dave's bike behind my bike and the combined 10 trailers we have between us.

    Once i built my setup, Dave decided he wanted his own kit after riding my bike and hauling the trailers around the court/cul-de-sac.


    In this video, you can hear Dave chatting to people at the Seville Carriage Cafe:

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  4. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    :oops: i need to add that we actually have 12 bicycle trailers between us considering that we both have BoB IBEX uni-wheel suspension trailers.

    Actually, make that 15 trailers in total considering we both have an A-frame box trailers and i have a motorcycle trailer as well.

    Crikey, that's a heck of a lot of trailers residing between street numbers on two letter box posts.
  5. professor

    professor Active Member

    OK, I have to ask what you do with all those trailers?
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    :no: best not to ask that question, because it's "top secret" :lipsrsealed2: You might not be able to handle the truth...

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  7. professor

    professor Active Member

    Truth is one of my favorite topics. Come on - lay it on me.

    I have almost as many little tractors and all are doing tasks except one ( standby unit).

    You aren't some kind of non- legal transport system are you?
  8. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    ummm, my girlfriend doesn't mind a bit of bicycling but she won't leave the house without a boot load (trunk load) of shoes to cover every social occasion that could possibly arise, and we haven't got to discussing her vast make-up repository.

    She won't even go to the corner store without at least 20 pairs of shoes and endless make-up trays stuffed in her car, so there is no chance for a bicycle ride if she doesn't take along at least 60 pairs of shoes and half a department store of make-up and skin care products.

    5 trailers wasn't enough storage space to cart all her sh!t; with 6 trailers being the minimum number, as i had to provide room to store 4 dress outfits and accessory highlighters.
    If she brings a friend along we can't get away with any less than 10 trailers packed to the rafters with clothing and vanity products.
  9. bobo333

    bobo333 Member

    in other words drugs...

    he carts many kilos of the finest a grade columbian white powder across the border, with the border patrol monitoring streets like hawks the only way to get bulk loads through is by secret bike paths known only by Fab and his "neigbour" hehehe

    oh no, now ive sprung his plans, this will probably be the last you hear from me!
  10. professor

    professor Active Member

    I would have never guessed Fabian's answer.
    I totally understand, I am married to a lady with similar behavior.
  11. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    :lipsrsealed2: keep your voice down bobo - loose lips sink ships.
    I have no idea about the contents of my previous (cash only) contract; with sealed black plastic bags loaded into the trailers by a client (using his his own staff) who preferred transportation of product using my bicycle courier service; moving it along bicycle paths to avoid creating undue attention to consignments, with a strictly "don't ask - don't look - don't talk policy".
  12. bobo333

    bobo333 Member

    "dont ask - dont look" jobs always pay well, maybe i need to expand my trailer convoy to allow a larger load to be carted, even with the tiny amout of fuel these things use it would be much nicer if it payed for itself
  13. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Quite a lot of complex apparatus/ae on that bike. I like to
    keep things simple as possible. If I can get pic to load here's
    how I tour. The gray bike' since gone to the belt drive shown
    on the blue bike. The $15 blue bike's gone to scrap.( had to shoot
    it, cracked frame, couldn't let it suffer) Most of the parts,(the ones
    I couldn't eat), live on in the replacement, a robust old Koga mtn. bike
    I rescued for...$15. The trailer works with both.

    Attached Files:

  14. rawly old

    rawly old Member

    Unless I'm fleeing the country with all my worldly goods, I
    don't use the trailer much anymore. My bivy, rain gear & a few
    tools, and a change of clothes in-frame + odds and ends, and I'm
    good to go for a week. I take a bit of food in a daypack, as well as
    a flat 72 oz. water bottle.
    The belt drive has a very low ratio that lets me pedal-assist at a
    comfortable cadence with little effort. Since I rarely exceed 5500 rpm
    and make frequent stops to rest my backside, engine temperature
    is not an issue. I putt along at 14 to 17 mph and have no problem
    getting 150 miles to my 1 gal. tank. My average speed is only
    slightly higher that of a regular cyclist.