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Old 06-09-2013, 11:23 AM
seasalt2013 seasalt2013 is offline
Motorized Bicycle Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Galveston, TX
Posts: 2
Default Re: Newbie-Galveston

Thanks for the warm welcome!
The reason I wanted to use a road bike is because they are so much more efficient. Smaller tires, lighter frame, less power to go faster. Etc.

But, I can now see how a smaller frame would only amplify the amount of vibration caused by the engine, being as they are probably more rigid.

The bike I now have in mind is called a fixie, its a walmart special for 99 bucks. Seems like a cross between a road bike and a hybrid, and have seen online a couple people who have motorized with great success, and not much complaining. One guy , my size (5'8", 150 lbs or so) said he was able to hit 38 on flat ground with stock everything, right from the factory.pretty impressive on a walmart special, and also pretty freaking ballsy!

I have cruised this site for a long time, but never really searched too hard. has anyone tried using any vibration dampeners. Maybe pieces of rubber where the engine mounts to calm down the vibrations?
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