Originally Posted by epicboy
bike nut your comment is subjective. while i agree that some bikes certainly are not cut out for this hobby, there are plenty of steel frame bikes, like the worksman, that i know for a fact are actually built better than scooters. On the other hand, i've had my china girl in some really cheesy frames and your right, some bicycles reach critical mass just going 25-30mph
Right, but the frame isn't the only consideration. Once you start getting over 50-60 mph there's a lot of other things to worry about, like suspension, brakes, frame geometry, not to mention what happens if you fall off.
Another problem we should be concerned about is, if bikes like these were to become common most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them and a normal China Girl because of the fact that they're in bicycle frames. That's probably the biggest problem of all.
That doesn't mean it shouldn't ever be done. Just not by most people.