Originally Posted by Greenlake
New to this forum and motorized bicycling.
Just bought a Huffy beach cruiser from walmart (see pic below) and ordered a 49cc 4 stroke 4g t belt engine kit.
Wondering if any of you have any advice to whether I need to strengthen my bike in anyway to handle the motor?
It has a steel frame and steel wheels.
The gentleman I ordered the engine kit from said he has the same exact set up on his bike and has never had a problem....but just wanted to make sure with you guys.
I don't plan to ride this everyday. I live in Seattle, unfortunately, the weather doesn't allow it :/
But I would like to once a week....just go putt around town and do an errand or two.
Also, it only has one brake in the rear. Does anyone recommend an easy front brake set up...like a disc, drum, U shape etc....
I would like to keep it as ol school looking as possible so a disc brake setup would probably be my least favorite.
Any help would be greatly appreciated...
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Hi and WELCOME
While I am a newbie too, IMHO your cranbrook will be fine. Just remember to keep current with maintenence and do a safety check every time...