Re: My gosh, I would love to motorize this baby
Yeah, the frame does look thin and flimsy but I am guessing it is stronger and built better than most of todays modern run of the mill $150 - $200 bikes. Maybe not ? I would never pay that much for it but it would make one super cool motorized bike as far as looks and style I think.
I just finished motorizing a 60's schwinn cruiser and stripped it down to start. I was amazed at the quality of the bike compared to todays modern bikes. The little details like the nuts and bolts .. for example an extra heavy duty custom bolt used for the seatpost clamp that has a "S" stamped in it. You could just feel the difference when holding the headset lock nut in your hand, etc.