Originally Posted by Michael1
I would like to build a motorized bicycle (probably a mountain bike, but maybe a road bike) with a low weight engine, so the bike is light enough to pedal for exercise and offroad trails if I go with a mountain bike (i.e. not move at a crawl), and then motor back home (on the street). I am looking for the engine to give me some extra range.
However, I'm not finding any information on the weight of these kits. The manufacturers seem to omit it (or hide it pretty well). I am also looking for something very reliable, low maintenance, and reasonbly quiet. In other words, I'd rather pay more for good quality, than fix it all the time.
Sounds like your looking for a bumblebeebolton...they give you all the info on the engine..i think it wreighs only 10 or 12 pounds..no clutch.just make sure you have your tension ajusted just right on the drive wheel..they can be touchy but when you get the feel of it..its one of he most reliable kits..i used to ride my everyday..if your looking for reliablity go with a friction kit..there much more reliable..theres a couple different kits..google friction drive kit..