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Old 08-28-2010, 04:59 PM
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Default Re: Strengenthing my new cruiser

Originally Posted by Greenlake View Post
Hi there.

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 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...
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