My new project

Discussion in 'Photos & Bicycle Builds' started by Barret, May 29, 2007.

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  1. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Recently I bought the Qurve from Greenline from Spooky Tooth, and I'm finally ready to mount my 48cc on it. My wife and I have been so busy with selling our house and getting moved into "transition" (living with my mom until our new house gets built) that I just haven't had time.

    I got the bent seat post since I'm 6'1" and sometimes I feel like my knees are about to hit my chin when I pedal. The seat may be sitting way too high right now, and I may or may not like the handlebars set that way (I did that for a board-track racer feel). I still have some adjustments to make, but I'll work out the kinks after I get the engine on.

    Can't wait to start riding again!! 8)


  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    nice looking ride
    8) 8) 8) 8)
  3. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Come on Barret, is that a training wheel I see on the other side? :razz:
    Just kidding, I have the opposit problem. I have a 6'8" torso with 54" shoulders but on the lower half, I wear a 31" length pants.
    I'm a freak I tell you. :D
  4. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Sometimes I feel like I need training wheels!! :???:

    Well, at least you can still ride a motored bike, right? :cool:
  5. Dockspa1

    Dockspa1 Guest

    Wow, thats weird that you ask!
    I just found out yesterday that i have to have a neck bone operation and I can't be jarring it for some time.
    All better when they get done, I HOPE!
  6. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Well, I was FINALLY able to ride my "motokruiser" again after almost eleven full months since my last mishap!! I removed my one and only Chinese 48cc from the Huffy Cranbrook (that was a good first-time bike, but not quite to my liking) and mounted it to the Greenline Qurve just last night.

    At first, my motor chain kept jumping off the back sprocket on the opposite side of the spokes because I was having difficulty finding just the right spot for the chain tensioner to prevent that from happening. On her first test run, and the first time I heard the engine start to catch, the chain jumped off the sprocket and I got a whiff and taste of the exhaust. I looked down after stopping and noticed my hands shaking, like I had been clean from drugs and then got a taste of cocaine and was wracked with anticipation and excitement. I wheeled her home and tried again. After a few more tries, I got the tensioner in the right spot. I took her out for the last time, and got her to fire after a bit. At this time, it was nearly midnight, and I was riding around in the neighborhood I grew up in near my mother's house...virtually pitch black! You see, her neighborhood is not lit like the one I just sold a house in, and with no lights yet on this bike and extremely dark streets, I was sure to run into SOMETHING.

    Luck was on my side, however, and I made it home safely. Of course, the first thing on my mind this morning and virtually all day was my bike!

    I turned the handlebars around from how they are normally mounted, and before I mounted the engine, was at first wondering if this was even going to work OK or not. But, after getting the engine on and riding it around quite a bit, I'm very happy with the results!

    [A few of the pics are kind of dark; should've taken those in the sun]

    Keep riding!! 8)

  7. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    nice job! Barret
  8. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    these bikes are addicting, aren't they :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:
  9. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Very basic 'n simple. Looks sweet! Well done. :cool:
  10. I wish my seat looked that comfy!
  11. sojudave

    sojudave Guest

    Where did you get that seat post? I'm 6'1 with 34" legs give or take.
  12. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Same place I bought the bike, SpookyTooth Cycles. I'll PM you the specific link.
  13. iRide Customs

    iRide Customs Member

    Cool looking ride...I can never get enough of the racer style!

  14. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Looks Great !

    That is a great looking bike to be sure. On the Technical side..Having your air box upside down is inviting trouble. You will need a more shallow air box cover or grind down the tubes until the air box can be mounted pointing down. Having it pointed up will cause it to collect dirt and water and then funnel it directly into your motor. Not a good thing.. But..for testing you should be ok. But..As soon as you can..Get it turned around.. Enjoy the ride !!!
  15. lotsa_mpg

    lotsa_mpg Guest

    That is one of the sweetest rides I've ever seen. It must make quite the sound with that pipe.

  16. Barret

    Barret Guest

    Re: Looks Great !

    I thought about that, as well, and am working on getting it turned around. More than likely I'll have to fashion/fab my own...

    Dude, the sound is absolutely invigorating and addicting!!

    You and me both! When I first rode it without the motor, it was like, "Man, this looks and feels cheesy, childish, and nothing like a racer bike!" But after the motor was installed....the rest is history! It feels SO much more cool and better than anything else I've ever ridden. I can also bank and turn easier and more comfortably than my old bike (Huffy Cranbrook from Wally World).
  17. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest