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Old 12-14-2011, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Would you like to help a bunch of teenagers go fast?

Welcome to the forum. I hope the advice given so far will steer you away from your original concept. If this in fact is a "class project" you'll want success. The mechanics involved with mounting an engine that size and transferring the power to the rear wheel will require a lot of design and fabrication skills. I concur that a simple 2 or 4 stroke kit will be a far better choice for you and your classmates.

As for "going fast", it is and will always be a bicycle. You have to keep in mind that what you're building will have bicycle wheels, brakes and bearings. 25 to 35mph is reasonable, especially for a first build. Reaching higher might be more than your skills and the bike is safely capable of of delivering. Keep it simple and keep it safe.
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