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Old 07-11-2011, 12:36 AM
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Default Re: The "If I knew then what I know now" Thread

I would have started with an antique frame like the JC Higgins I have now. The Micargi Huntington was a good solid frame, don't get me wrong. But I had to really think through some of the changes I had to make. Its top tube was elliptical one way at the head tube and another way at the seat post. Mounting the tank was a pain, I had to make custom brackets. The downtube was oversized so I needed to get a custom mount from SBP. Chainguard sat too high. Chainstay didn't like the tensioner bracket. The left crank would play Jingle Bells on the muffler every time I peddled. On and on. I finally get all the bugs out, and some guy hits me on it with his truck.
The Higgins was just made for a bike motor. I doesn't get easier than this bike.

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