Countryboy’z DIY Motobecane swing-arm full captured wheel

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Parts list:

Puch rear sealed bearing wheel

12mm axel

Motobecane rear brake plate

12mm washers or spacers

Some scrap metal

Simple step by step instructions brought to you by countryob. It’s not to complicated of a build and definitely worth it if you want to feel safe going fast*

Just remember this will will be modified slightly So don’t have any regrets*

Remove freewheel:

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(I had to use the angle grinder because freewheel was frozen on)

Next grind free wheel threads down as indicated in photo:

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Third: Use some crap metal to block off the wheels slots.

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Step four weld, cut, and weld!

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(I’m not a good welder :)

Step five: this part I liked a lot because it blew my mind when I found out a Motobecane brake plate works on a puch wheel! Drill out Motobecane brake plate to 12mm

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I forgot to take a picture of step six but all I did was file and grind the wheels slots wider until they accepted the 12mm axle.

The rest is pretty much self explanatory, you have to make some spacers or use washer to space everything out correctly like the brake plate and chain alignment. (edited)

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Here on some end photos

You could probably drill a half moon into the scrap metal if you want more chain tension to play with.

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Very little benefit here, unless you’re planning on sending it so hard you collapse those 40 year old shocks and fold the frame. But hey, at least your wheel wont fall out when you forget to tighten your axle nuts (edited)

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> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> Very little benefit here, unless you’re planning on sending it so hard

> you collapse those 40 year old shocks and fold the frame. But hey, at

> least your wheel wont fall out when you forget to tighten your axle nuts

I’m just super paranoid person! I rather be safe then sorry. the puch swingarms are a solid design.

And I had a lot a puch wheels laying around and the Motobecane rim had a dent on the bead.

I end up removing the swingarm & welding even more lol. I have so much free time!

Now I can blast with a lil bit more peace of mind. (edited)

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I'd be more worries about the original bearings failing at speed than the wheel somehow slipping out the back.

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I would be more concerned with how trashed that rear sprocket is.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> I'd be more worries about the original bearings failing at speed than

> the wheel somehow slipping out the back.

Old bearings just used for mock up. I was removing the rust from the rim an exposed some pin holes so I’ll probably be looking for a new rim in the near future.

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> I would be more concerned with how trashed that rear sprocket is.

It’s brand new dawg!

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okay this was a stupid idea :/ not really. I feel safer and that’s what matters. It’s like wearing a full face helmet or skateboarding with a helmet.

You can’t fix stupid and I don’t want to be any more stupid

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Looks pretty trashed for a brand new sprocket.

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> Bas Autowas Wrote:

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> Looks pretty trashed for a brand new sprocket.

> >

It’s been sitting for awhile in a wet barn. When you run the bike it will break the sprocket in and round off the Teeth.

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Excellent idea but works so much safer if you weld the brake carrier to the frame as well.

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why?

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> Dave & Bummerzz Wrote:

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> why?

Because I enjoy living to much

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could have just made some sort of chain tensioner setup instead to hold the wheel.

Then it would have also actually been useful.

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> Joel P Wrote:

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> could have just made some sort of chain tensioner setup instead to hold

> the wheel.

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> Then it would have also actually been useful.

Yea I had a lot of different idea going thrue my mind. I though about using pins so you can use a losse ball bearing wheel. In the end I’m just going to buy the mlm , this is just for the mean time.

Here another photo:

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I just Can’t figure out why people don’t Want me to be safe!?

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When's the last time that you saw or even heard of a rear wheel falling off a moped , or any other bike for that matter ?

Anyway , do your wrenching correctly , and safety is not a problem .

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> P D Wrote:

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> When's the last time that you saw or even heard of a rear wheel falling

> off a moped , or any other bike for that matter ?

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> Anyway , do your wrenching correctly , and safety is not a problem .

On a stock bike yes but when you kitted a bike to make like x5 more power then from the factory.... safety is all out the window.

Guys swap out those junk stock maxi swingarms from a beefy mlm for a reason.

I was never worried about the wheel falling off, now I’m definitely not worried. I would never be to confident no matter how good you are at wrenching.

Drive your car correctly all the time, and you never needed to wear a seat belt :/ (edited)

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This odd I post something about making your moped “safer” and everyone Is saying it’s pointless and not neeeded.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Barack Obama Wrote:

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> Drive your car correctly all the time, and you never needed to wear a

> seat belt :/

Except that's not the theory. In your case, if you drive your car correctly, you can just weld your seatbelt closed.

You theory is to improve safety, but in order to lose the rear wheel, you'd need: a) no fender; b) to have both axle nuts loose; c) to snap at least your drive chain.

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Barack Obama Wrote:

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> > Drive your car correctly all the time, and you never needed to wear a

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> > seat belt :/

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> Except that's not the theory. In your case, if you drive your car

> correctly, you can just weld your seatbelt closed.

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> You theory is to improve safety, but in order to lose the rear wheel,

> you'd need: a) no fender; b) to have both axle nuts loose; c) to snap at

> least your drive chain.

My theory was not to improve “safety” ( I’m not a qualified engineer). It was to give the rider a lil extra piece of mind that is all. I never plan to actually needed but it’s there just In case of a very rare situation.

Disclaimer: this mod has not been safety tested do at your own risk* I’m not at fault for any mishap that occur from this mod

I love you dirt Dillion and I wanted to be able to read more of your ma post, please let me “feel safe” on my moped that’s all I ask from you. I wouldn’t make anyone do something they don’t feel safe doing (edited)

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This reminds me of those pins for wheel axle nuts. You don’t need them but dam do they make you feel a lil safer

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Dirty30 Dillon /

> Barack Obama Wrote:

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> My theory was not to improve “safety” ( I’m not a qualified engineer).

That's literally all you've talked about this entire thread:

> Barack Obama Wrote:

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> "I’m just super paranoid person! I rather be safe then sorry."

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> "I feel safer and that’s what matters."

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> "I just Can’t figure out why people don’t Want me to be safe!?"

>

> "when you kitted a bike to make like x5 more power then from the

> factory....safety is all out the window."

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> Dirty30 Dillon Wrote:

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> > Barack Obama Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > My theory was not to improve “safety” ( I’m not a qualified engineer).

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> That's literally all you've talked about this entire thread:

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> > Barack Obama Wrote:

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> > -------------------------------------------------------

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> > "I’m just super paranoid person! I rather be safe then sorry."

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> >

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> > "I feel safer and that’s what matters."

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> >

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> > "I just Can’t figure out why people don’t Want me to be safe!?"

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> >

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> > "when you kitted a bike to make like x5 more power then from the

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> > factory....safety is all out the window."

Yes I’m paranoid and I rather be safe then sorry when it comes to anything in life. I didn’t mean the actual idea was 100% legit or safe, i was Trying to figure out why people didn’t want me to try to be safe? And yes when you kit a bike safety is out the window. When u ride a moped safety is all out the window :)

I’m being so safe I’m not saying it’s safe :/

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lol

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On a motobecane if your wheel comes loose or if you keep riding though it and lose an axle but your wheel kicks side ways and you will definitely notice it

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> Daniel '' Wrote:

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> On a motobecane if your wheel comes loose or if you keep riding though

> it and lose an axle but your wheel kicks side ways and you will

> definitely notice it

Wtf dawg!? I don’t know anymore about this thread. I’m really interested in the mlm swingarm now though lol

Omg this thread is a mess. Anything from here on out is the truth!

I like dirty Dillion even if he doesn’t like me and only because I think I should be mad at him :) I love u big bro (edited)

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its nice of you to post a tutorial and put it out there with photos and stuff, this community in general benefits when people do that rather than just post smarmy single replies to threads. (like i'm about to do, ha ha!)

but yeah, this is just a dumb thing to do. you lost pedals and hacked up (granted it was trashed so idk) a sealed bearing puch wheel just to have a slide out axle.

I will say i have seen a lot of people get hurt from loose/ poorly maintained rear wheel bearings, and i've seen people get hurt from 11 mm snowflake axles so upgrading to a 12mm thru axle and sealed bearings is defintely good for safety.

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yeah you could weld up your drop outs, or you could just follow regular service best practices (which you should do with captive dropouts or not) and tension your chain and occasionally make sure your axle bolts are tight. You're trying to fix problems that you won't have if you do regular maintenance (edited)

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