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Old 11-22-2010, 11:38 AM
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Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 8
Default New Member...and loving it!

Hi to all
I am primarily a road cyclist, riding around 6000 to 7000 miles per year. A family friend constructed a motorized bike, and I was initially turned off by the whole concept of having a motor on a bicycle.

My son got the bug and I reluctantly approved of his plan to get a beach cruiser and to motorize it.

He got all the stuff, and we put it together. After some mistakes, and lots of help from reading the forum, we got it together and eventually got it tuned and running like a swiss watch.

To make a long story short, I'm totally addicted to the whole experience. Building, riding, and tinkering. I often take the bike out in the evenings and just buzz around the neighborhood. It totally clears my mind.

I'm still doing my self-propelled road bike thing, but I always look forward to my time on the motorized bike.

One piece of advice if I may. If you have a little extra money, I suggest that you go with an after-market sprocket adapter kit. This is way superior to the rag joint, and will help your drive train run better, with less stress on the rear spokes.

Good Luck to all

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Picasa Web Albums - David - Motorized Bike
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