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Old 05-10-2011, 11:00 PM
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Default Re: Electra Straight 8 3i

I looked hard at one of these a couple years ago, when "Alehauler"s frame broke. I needed a frame to put my 2-stroke drivetrain in. My findings:

1) Rear dropouts are diagonal front-exit. I despise them even in a non-motored application.

2) The fat rear tires and odd frame take special motor mounts. We already know this.

3) Coaster brake = ugh. Shorty rear fender = useless.

All those combined, along with that ridiculous price broke the deal for me. Nice-looking bike tho, would love to see one with a 4-stroke and shift kit. Also, the front steering tube/gooseneck is very long. Aftermarket threadless forks would fit well, tho.

For the money, I feel Nirve offers more.
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