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Old 07-08-2010, 11:49 PM
taddthewadd taddthewadd is offline
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Location: Visalia, California
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Default What is the best bike to build to sell?

Ok so I was wanting to build a few bikes on the side to make a little extra cash. I bought a Huffy from Walmart for 75.00. After I built it (without the engine) and rode it I soon realized no way! The coaster brake can hardly stop me going 7 mph! I wouldn't feel right about selling that bike motorized.

So now I am on the hunt for a better bike. My problem is finding a better bike that isn't too expensive. If the bike is too expensive then the price will go up and it might be harder to find a buyer. I think the lower I keep the cost the easier it will be to sell.

I went to the local shop and looked at a townie electra. It is 200.00. It is still just a coaster brake but works about 3 times better than the Huffy but it will be harder to mount the engine due to the frame.

Do you guys have any ideas for a better bike than the Huffy that hopefully has a front brake that isn't too expensive?

Thanks in advance guys!
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