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Old 01-31-2010, 04:19 PM
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Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Valdez, AK
Posts: 7
Default Another Old Guy Looking to dip my toe in the water


I've been interested in these for a while, and I think I'll buy or build one. I kind of like the complete kits with bike and all, but haven't seen one with a threadless headset yet. Also, it seems obvious that a disc brake rear hub is a super simple way to attach a sprocket, but nobody seems to be doing it that I have found. I'm also very interested in the crank & jackshaft assembly that allows use of the rear derailler.

I guess the Pirate motor or Grubee are my current favorites. It is not totally clear how they are equipped. I do want an engine with needle bearings on the wrist pins, and balls or rollers on the big end and mains. I don't trust bushings or plain bearings on e two stroke.

Anyway, I'm 54, and own 19 running motorcycles. I hope to get some valuable insight here on what to use and what works. I'will probably have the bike in Miane.

Are there any club rides or meets anywhere? Anybody tour on one?

What kit is most reliable and easiest to get parts for?
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