What is it and what...

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by himmelberg, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. himmelberg

    himmelberg New Member

    ...is the best way to motorize this baby? I like the idea of a driven tire and am curious as to the pro's and con's of this method versus the chain driven ones. Serial number appears to be P489531, found on the frame near the rear hub.

    Please accept my apologies in advance if this is too trite or naive.

    Thanks, himmelberg

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  2. srdavo

    srdavo Active Member

    not sure what it is..... I know it's not Schwinn.
    post your question & pic here..... http://www.motoredbikes.com/showthread.php?t=17155 ...to ask the experts. someone will know!! the star pattern in the sprocket should tell us something.

    I can see your fork is really, really bent. not a problem....easy to replace.
    looks to be a good platform to build from.

    as for how to motor this .... I, for one, like the simplicity of friction drive.
    it has it's drawbacks.... wet weather...etc.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that picture reminded me of a jack type of fork straightener we used at the
    bicycle shop years ago
    went from fork to crank housing
    took about two minutes to straighten at the most
    that was easy money

    cool looking old bicycle -- get it up soon and

    ride that thing
  4. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    And this question is not trite or naive. It's exactly the sort of thing that we all like to look at and discuss. Someone is very likely to know what it is.

    I'd vote for a two stroke, chain drive.
  5. n8ygn

    n8ygn Member

    Just thinking out loud

    The stars make me think of Evil Knevil.