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Old 09-16-2009, 05:25 PM
xlite xlite is offline
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Default Re: NOOB ALERT: Questions for starting out..

Originally Posted by fall_down_stand_up View Post
I think that bike is going to beat you to death along with tons of flats....When you get an engine on it let me how she rides....I might be wrong and it will be ok,but in my experience you have to have heavy duty rims 26x2.25 (12 gage spokes to keep from getting bent rims)with some fat tires for comfort....
I second that. I switched to mountain bikes after countless flats and more than a few bent rims.

Skinny 10 speeds worked ok for my small friction motors (27cc-33cc) but too fragile for the speed and weight of HTs. If it's all you have and you ride carefully they do work and have advantage of easy install.
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