Re: road/racing bike
The suspension seat post will help I'm sure. I also put that suspension fork on the cruiser which really makes a smooth ride, but I don't think I'll do that to the Schwinn- they really add some weight.
No, in fact there's no reason why it should be uncomfortable. It's strictly for the road- I thought about putting some flip/flop 700C wheels with even skinnier tires, but decided that was in fact too minimal- the 27 x 1 1/4 is really quite a lot of rubber compared to the tubular sew-ups I rode racing, and the big wheels smooth over bumps more than smaller 26 wheels.
In fact the cruiser photos from last summer are now dated. I put a 27 x 1 1/4 wheel on the front of that too, with alloy rim and a blue tire, and it rolls even better! And I've also now got the dual brake lever on the bars.
But as for the red Schwinn, it IS responsive and the wheelbase is short compared to a cruiser. But with just a 50cc motor, I'm hoping it will give a nice roll, without as much noise or vibration as a 66.
Last edited by Nashville Kat; 11-05-2009 at 08:19 PM.