My Ugly Beast

Here is my first atempt at a motor powered bike.

Been riding it for about 9 months now. do ~80 km a week on it.

I believe that pretty much everything on the bike and engine has broken at some point. (Both chains, accelerator cable, clutch arm, brake cables, chain tensioner, 1 front wheel, 3 rear, kill switch, rack, lost baffle, and more) Some things have been my fault, some the bike, some the engine.

Nothing has broken in last 3 or 4 months though and here it is in its current state.

I know it aint the prettiest thing, but well the bike cost me a 6 pack of beer....

Box on the back is custom built to fit a carton of beer in.

Plan on getting new bike/engine and starting fresh again.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike01.jpg
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike02.jpg
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike03.jpg
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike04.jpg
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/0810bike05.jpg
 
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Mountainman

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after some CLOSE INSPECTION of the pictures of your MB

to be very HONEST with you --- I must agree --- not the PRETTIEST MB

but -- it's getting the MB job done -- two wheels, engine running and it's time to --

RIDE THAT THING
 

DeusIgnis

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This was day after putting engine on
was having clutch slipping issue at the time as you may guess
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike01.jpg

After running into car coming out of blind driveway
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike02.jpg

Mounting bolt snapping
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/bikesnap03.jpg

When i first attached the box (note the super flimsy rack, ended up snapping and going through the wheel in a drunken dinking incident)
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike03.jpg

Rear wheel after my chain tensioner came loose when i was doin about 45kmh and went into wheel, every spoke on the right hand side ripped and and derailer got destroyed
http://members.iinet.net.au/~roundy_s/petrolpushie/bike04.jpg

Box in action before i painted it.
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v194/94/104/858405360/n858405360_2603201_2046.jpg

I love this bike :D
 
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motoschwinn

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Yeah don't hose this bike that has been thru all this with you! I had the same problems with Motoschwinn I. When things settle down for a few months, they settle down. Keep this bike, good Karma!
 

terrence

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Yes your bikes beautiful in a ugly kind of way. :eek: I realy perked up when I read about the rear rack modified to carry a case of beer. On second thought, that bikes just plain beautiful.....
 

DeusIgnis

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Yeah don't hose this bike that has been thru all this with you! I had the same problems with Motoschwinn I. When things settle down for a few months, they settle down. Keep this bike, good Karma!

O i will defintatly keep it, and now that i have stumbled upon this great community i can hopefully get some ideas on what i can do with it to get that little more out of it, ****, i already have.

It will always be my Beer Mobile

a friend even registered the domain for me...

www.thebeermobile.com
 
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