Thursday, September 27, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
choosing the right bike for the job is just as important as putting peanut butter on your pb&j sandwich, a bike too small and you wont have a place for the motor, a bike too bike well that doesn't normally happen. when using a weedwacker friction drive setup off the back tire, it is important to note that you need a bar that the brakes normally sit on, for example:
note also that the bar needs to long/wide enough for (the mount that you plan to use) the weight of the whole setup.
just as well, if you plan on using an in frame engine you need to know that typically a bike with rear suspension will not work for this as you typically require the use of a v-frame bike. the bigger the better is always what i remember but, keep weight in mind as 5 lbs. can make a huge difference. so, you need the bike to be big without being heavy.
I came across this while surfing the internet today, "fat bikes" were bikes made by a few custom bike builders who apparently liked to ride about the snow, the modified bike frames and rims to get these huge tires to fit, personally I think its kind of cool.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
i found this cool tool for my sketchup models so that others can view them, here is a preview of what you will be seeing soon on this blog, this is a desk that i made a while ago but its just an example of what this tool does. just click and drag the mouse over the picture( only works on pc ).
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Saturday, September 1, 2012
this bike gets over 150mpg and 27mph or more its a very simple build and took about 2 hours to build start to finish. parts were u-bolts, a 5/8 threaded rod, some angle iron and a homelite string trimmer for $70 at home depot. this bike is probably the cleanest one that i have built and is made on a very solid bicycle the price of all the parts together not including the bicycle is about $80. i came up with the design myself it uses a bicycle peg as a spindle and is friction drive. there are benefits and disadvantages for friction drive. for example, its easy and simple to make, no need to worry about aligning chains or belts, the disadvantages would be not being able to go over wet roads, the spindle just slips and you need to change tires every 250 miles. so there you have it