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Old 12-13-2015, 06:08 AM
Mike Stroz Mike Stroz is offline
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Location: Shrewsbury, MA
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Default Re: New Project- Vintage Motorized Bicycle!

Originally Posted by a_dam View Post
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.
I actually have no idea what size wheels and tires are on it... Somewhere around 24 ". I put on a new set of wheels off a 1970's Raleigh yesterday (couldn't find a set of wheels, so I bought an entire bike for parts!) that have some skinny tires on that I think I'll keep. As for the speed, it does have a 3 speed hub, but it's geared more for torque than speed, so I don't think I'll go quite fast enough to kill myself on those tires.
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