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Old 04-03-2010, 12:00 PM
5-7HEAVEN 5-7HEAVEN is offline
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Default re: 60 MPH...achieveable? Who cares?!? Let blueprint an engine!

Originally Posted by Bikeguy Joe View Post
HT refers to "happy time bicycle motor" a name once penned by a hack who is no longer associated with the hobby. He was trying to play on the names the Chinese give fireworks. He did not mean it in a nice way, he made a bad attempt to be funny or "witty" and as usual, fell quite short of the mark.

Somehow, it was taken wrongly by some and turned into a generic term for the Chinese in frame bicycle engine kits.....maybe because it was easier to say, or maybe it was just passed along without thought like most ignorance/bigotry.
I like the term "Happy Time", even though it was originally coined in a malicious way. My friend Hawaii Ed runs a Trek bike, HT engine, SBP kit and front/rear disc brakes on his Trek.

He's having a happy time.