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Old 04-20-2016, 04:57 PM
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Default Re: Would anyone but me buy a smaller still China Girl?

I run cruiser frames now with 700c wheels- the real pedaling difference comes with the lightweight and narrow wheels. My 50cc build on a modern light Huffy cruiser frame comes in at about 40 pounds and handles much like a road bike. With sound dampeners- the 50's are quieter and vibrate less, but with stock Speed carb, not as powerful as a 66.
Most MB's have their seats too low for good pedaling, and if their approach is for a lot of speed I can respect that- but I got used to a good pack speed with my legs almost extended fully on a road bike. The 415 Industrial Trike chains peddle much easier too,-MUCH less rolling resistance- and so you KNOW they're helping the motor out too. I bought my last one a year or so ago- and it was a hard search then- the cost had gone up to over $20. I was getting them delivered for $12 a few years ago and still have them on both my builds.

below 50cc huffy with 700C wheels

and aborted Schwinn Traveller project 2010
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Last edited by Nashville Kat; 04-21-2016 at 03:14 AM.
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