Fat "Motorized" Tire

Oct 16, 2011
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I've been kicking around an idea of a Fat "Motorized" Tire cruiser but want to know if anyone has accomplished this task.
I would like to check out some ideas and what obstacle I would encounter in this kind of build..
 
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Aug 21, 2013
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I'm in the process of converting my rrbbo 8 bike, Chunkpunk (mongoose dolomite)from last year to a brushless electric hub. I wouldn't want to go gas, it really limits where you can use it imo.

Going with a front hub motor really eliminates many of the problems you have while converting; chainlines, gearing, independant drive chain and sprocket setup, screwing with mounting the motor, noise and licensing issues, bottom bracket and rear hub/brake wear issues.
 
Apr 18, 2015
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I'm in the process of converting my rrbbo 8 bike, Chunkpunk (mongoose dolomite)from last year to a brushless electric hub. I wouldn't want to go gas, it really limits where you can use it imo.

Going with a front hub motor really eliminates many of the problems you have while converting; chainlines, gearing, independant drive chain and sprocket setup, screwing with mounting the motor, noise and licensing issues, bottom bracket and rear hub/brake wear issues.
Good idea,with Ohio's moped law electric is the way to go. But I'm curious how the motor will fit. Are you going to make a longer axle? I'm asking because the rear hub motor I'm using for the mbbo has a hollow axle.
Well I'll be using it when I get off my butt and make time to actually work on it.