Rick in Reston, VA Here

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Hoagster, May 9, 2010.

  1. Hoagster

    Hoagster New Member

    I am building my first motorized bike. I have a 1994 GT Mountain Bike and am installing the Phantom Edition Deluxe 2 Stroke 50cc Gas Engine Kit I purchased from http://www.bicycle-engines.com/ . I am just about finished but have run into an issue which I believe lurking in the forum may have already solved. I had our local bike shop, the Bike Lane, make the rear drive wheel using the Heavy Duty Axle Kit. The issue I have is that when trying to start the bike the main drive hub begins to unthread.

    Anyway - great forum and thanks to the moderators and community.

    The Hoagster!

  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Rick, welcome to Motoredbikes!
  3. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    Rick in Reston Va here

    Hi and Welcome Rick.
    You might consider a pullstarter for your engine, they are available from a couple of sources I know of. You'd probably need a wider pedal spacing though.(I did on two bikes)
    Let me know how your bike handles those mountains. I was born and grew up in Tazewell, Va and remember the hills very well. Rode a 1950 something schwinn cruiser all over those mountains. I should say I walked the bike up a lot of those and coasted down.
  4. Hoagster

    Hoagster New Member