Thread: If You are rich
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:55 AM
B Craft B Craft is offline
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Default Re: If You are rich

Look at the GT Meatball urban bike and then have a custom frame built that has an S-curve in the downtube so as to mount the engine down low. Of course these large diameter tubes are aluminum frames.

Then look at an 8-speed internal shifting rear hub with coaster brake. But the shifter needs to mount either on the downtube or near the handlebar stem because the ends of the handlebars are busy enough.

Premium parts available are the clutch lever, throttle, sprocket adapter, and anything that can be found that is CNC machined. Of course there's the choice of fork and front brake.

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But since the motorized bicycle is not street legal, consider the Honda CBR 250R with 250cc four-stroke single. But just realize that the bike is full of dorky OEM parts.

For instance, a true race fairing allows the knee to tuck in behind the fairing. Also, this design element of having the fairing tie into the gas tank is a motor-cover element and not a race fairing element.

Other dorky parts are the exhaust, handlebars, footpegs, rear fender, and instrument panel. Well, get rid of anything that is diecast and replace it with CNC machined.

I see a sale price until Sept 22 of $3697.

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And then continuing with single-cylinder motorcycles, street bikes can be built using flat-track frames. Take a look at Cheney Engineering for motorcycle frames and parts. But for a street bike get the road-race fork clamps.

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Last edited by B Craft; 09-17-2013 at 03:18 PM.
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