Ready to Build Something

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Veloce, Jul 25, 2007.

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  1. Veloce

    Veloce Guest

    For a little while, I've wanted to build a motorized bicycle like everyone else here seems to have. I actually had no idea there was such a following for this type of thing, so I was thrilled to have stumbled across the boards. I have a few questions, though, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    What type of motor should I look into getting, and where can I get it? I was thinking about an engine off a motorized scooter, like a Go-ped. Is this a good choice? Will it be easy to mount it, and can it be mounted safely on the bicycle? Are there faster, safer or cheaper choices?

    Other than the motor and a way of mounting it on the bicycle, what other things do I need to make this happen?

    And finally, how can I route the exhaust away from me in a safe and comfortable manner?

    Any other considerations I've missed?

    I really look forward to making something like this work out :grin:.

    Edit: If there is a thread around here that covers all the very basics of getting started on a build, please direct me to it. Ive been browsing around, but it's all a bit overwhelming, going from basic guesswork to an encyclopedia like this website haha. And, sorry if this is in the wrong forum; it seemed like the right place.

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome to MBc Veloce ! :D
    read as much as you can here, there are all kinds of styles and engine types
    do a lot of research first and you will have an easier build
    there are style of frame,
    type of engine (frame or rack mount),
    electric or gas (2stroke or 4)
    all this criteria can be researched here
  3. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    Yes...welcome to MBc.
    I took the liberty to move your 1st post to Introduce Yourself.

    all good questions. lots of info here.
    We have almost every type of kit imaginable here & some fantastic home-builts. enjoy! 8)
  4. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    actually, in my opinion, this is a good place for a non-intro least your questions are appropriately placed, and seem thought out :D EDIT: davo got me good on this one :p

    'kronic's correct, there's no single topic that tells all. as you explore, you'll find something that piques your interest, feel free to post your relevant question (as a "reply") at the bottom of any thread, that will "bump" it back to the top & you may be assured you'll then be barraged with all the answers (or opinions) you need, probably more than you want, considering this crowd :p :lol:

    good luck, & welcome to MBc 8)
  5. Veloce

    Veloce Guest

    Yeah, this certainly does seem like a very knowledgeable crowd. Thanks all for the friendly welcome :D
  6. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    Welcome to MBc Veloce ! :lol:
  7. drimpact

    drimpact Member

    Welcome to MBc
  8. skyl4rk

    skyl4rk Guest


    Are there motor kits for sale in Argentina? Or are you looking at buying a kit from the US and shipping it? Or putting together your own system?
  9. quay1962

    quay1962 Guest


    Hi veloce and welcome to MBc... :grin: good luck and happy motoring...
  10. spunout

    spunout Member

    Welcome to MBc, Veloce:D
    There's a wealth of info available at your fingertips, and the search feature will be a big help to you;)
  11. Veloce

    Veloce Guest

    ...I'm not from, that won't be a big issue for me... haha

    But, thanks for the welcome, everybody. I've already found a great deal of the info I need to get started, so that ought to get moving soon :D