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Old 03-18-2010, 02:29 PM
mikecola mikecola is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Long Beach, Calif.
Posts: 10
Default New from Long Beach

Been lurking a while and just realised I hadn't done the intro thing. (I get this and the other site mixed up from time to time). Been wanting a motorized bicycle for a number of years but never got to it until my 15 year old son beat me to the punch and bought a Raw motor kit. It's been a learning experience, lots of pedaling with no action, a few sheared off studs etc, but it is now progressing. We have it running somewhat safely, but it need lights and more braking power. Springer front end in the works too. My son wanted to put the motor in his 1963 24 inch Schwinn Typhoon. I had salvaged that bike before he was born with the idea that I may have kids one day. He's gotten a lot of use out of it, but it's too small for comfortable pedaling now. He feels it looks better as the motor really fills the frame. I agree. As the frame had lots of "Patina" he's opted to scrounge vintage parts when he can to match the wear on the original frame.

Last edited by mikecola; 03-18-2010 at 02:41 PM. Reason: unable to post photos yet...newbie.
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