new and stuff

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Diagaro, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Diagaro

    Diagaro New Member

    So I have to post here first.
    I was riding a POS 12 speed with a crumpled sprocket derailer so it was really a 6 speed and the rear tire was so bent it was like a exorcise bike with all the resistance it gave when pedaling, then some asshat stole it - so now I walk the 2.4 miles to work since I work a split shift thats 9.6 miles I walk every day I work, being a heavy smoker, drinker and red meat eater this is good - However, this affords me alot of time to think about building stuff.
    When I get another bike I will also get a horizontal shaft 2cycle - maybe from a $100 rototiller at a pawnshop, maybe one from harbor freight tools, maybe from craigslist I could use a vertical shaft and convert/fabricate the crankcase oil slinger and rotate the carb 90° as I have researched and found possible, but since I'm starting off fresh (no bike, no motor) I may as well just for over the cash for what I need rather than jimmi rigging already crappy supplies.
    Thats what I think about every day, 4 times a day, as I slog to work for my measly pay.
    Nice to find a forum all about this stuff, I am eager to syphon some knowledge/wisdom/do's-n-don'ts/can't-n-won'ts whatnot/whatever.
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  2. PatrickW

    PatrickW Staff Member

    Welcome to MBc, Diagaro. Now that you have introduced yourself, be sure to read all you can, including the 'Stickies' at the top of every Forum. They contain a lot of information. For example, Sticky #1 under "Introduce Yourself" has 20 or so links to “How To…” threads, and important pages for you to follow. Sticky #3 has info on you are expected to conduct yourself, and where you might find and use various features. However, read all of them, and be sure to use the search feature. Almost every question you might have has already been asked and answered someplace here. If you are still stumped with a certain problem, post your question in the proper Forum and I am sure you will get an answer.

    I'm sure that whatever you come up with has got to be better than what you had. I had a car like that once in Chicago. I left it parked with the keys in the ignition...nobody would steal it. Finally the city towed it. Good Luck to you.
  3. LR Jerry

    LR Jerry Well-Known Member

    Here are important questions to consider when building for yourself or others:

    1) What is the predominant riding terrain?
    2) What type of physique does the primary rider have?
    3) What will the rider's local laws allow and require them to have?
    (Lookup and personally read these laws.)
    4) What kind of bike is being motorized?
    5) What is the bike to be used for?
    6) How much of a budget is to be used for the build?

    Seek the answers to these questions in order to get the most out of the bike you're building. We're here to help with any questions you may have. Good luck with your build.
  4. Diagaro

    Diagaro New Member

    Yay! I cant finaly post . ..
  5. Anton

    Anton Administrator Staff Member

    Excellent that's good news!