The bicycle frame we are trying to mount the new engine is too wide for bracket

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Marko, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. Marko

    Marko New Member

    Does anyone have any ideas how to mount a new engine onto a bike whose frame is too wide for the front bracket? The rear bracket (vertical post is fine). I was thinking of a larger U Bolt from a hardware store or a steel adjustable hose clamp? Anyone face this problem and overcome it? Thank you

  2. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member


    see how i removed the long stud threads and placed the plate on with 2 bolts..then added a U bolt
  3. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    if it is really close to fitting, I sometimes take an old wrist pin and hold it against the side of the frame and smack it with a 3lb hammer to put a small dimple there on each side for the bolts to pass thru

    other times I use a u-bolt and also slide a piece of nylon tubing over the u-bolt to protect paint