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Old 04-05-2010, 05:47 PM
Dougan Dougan is offline
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Location: wisconsin
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Default 90's schwinn cruiser SS

Hi, I'm considering making a motor bike. I know my way around a motor, but, kind of a rookie in the bike department.

Anyway, considering putting it on a 90's Schwinn Cruiser SS I see for sale on craigslist. I figured some of you people here would have done it on this exact bike before and could answer some of my questions. I plan on using just a regular 66/80 cc kit.

1) This has coaster brakes. How big of a problem is this? Would the sprocket get in the way of the coast braking mechanism.

2) I've read that it's not a good idea just to rely on this single brake, and I don't think I would be comfortable with just the one either way. How hard is it to install a front brake on this? Is there a front brake kit that someone would recommend?

3) Any other insight or tips on this particular bike would be greatly appreciated. If there is another model of cruiser that is cheap and common that people recommend I look for, I'm all ears as well.

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