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Old 12-12-2015, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: New Project- Vintage Motorized Bicycle!

I like it!

Looks a lot like the 1970's Schwinn Continentals I've been using. Straight frame tubes and skinny tires.

What size wheels/tires are those?

I converted mine from 27" to 700c. So now I can use fatter tires (about 40mm) than before, since the only thing I ever see for 27-inchers is 27 x 1 1/4. My bike only uses little weed wacker motors and tops out around 30mph. Still, I gotta watch out for every bump in the road.

With your big motor and stiff frame you will really have to be careful with skinny tires. If you blow out a front tire from hitting a hole (a rim flat), the tire goes flat instantly and can easily cause a wipeout.

Like you said, scary!

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