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Thread: Chain Saw + MTB

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    Howdy all,

    I'm new to this forum, and I've searched through the archives trying to find out if my topic has already been covered; so hopefully I'm not being redundent.

    I'm not much of a bicycle rider, as my lust lies with motorcycles. I have found that the smaller the motorcycle the more fun I can have (because I can push it harder).

    So the next logical (or illogical) progression is to strap a chain saw to a mountain bike... by running a chain from the saw's sprocket to the front sprocket on the bike.

    here's a link of someone else who has done it... just to show you all that I'm not the only one who is crazy:
    http://www.saunalahti.fi/~narker/nakkis.htm

    Basically, I'd like to know if any of you have attempted this, how it worked out, if you have any tips, or even a website with directions on how to go about this.

    Thanks,
    Alan Heng
    Seattle, WA

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    Nah, man, you're not crazy, but it isn't original either.

    Back in the '60's and '70's, a lot of guys made their own mini-bikes by attaching small motors to bicycles.

    Of course, the idea goes back to the 1930's and was the birth of the Whizzer bikes and what became motor bikes.

    Maybe the use of a chainsaw on a mountain bike is new, but the concept is not.

    Frankly, the older designs looked safer than the motorized mountain bike shown on the page you advised. Those exposed chains are going to bring a quick end to somebody's bicycling career when it tears their leg off.
    Mike

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