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Old 08-04-2009, 07:31 PM
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Default Re: Bikes for Winter Builds

Originally Posted by fm2200 View Post
All those beautiful bikes you have made in the past are really works of art. Did you ever consider taking on a full suspension bike with rear rack mounted belt drive system. Not as stylized as the frame mounted engines but still a good alternative for the guy that wants function over style. If anyone can pull it off it would be you to maximize the looks and make an attractive rack mounted belt or chain driven bike. It would be interesting to see how you would set if up.
I like the looks of these in frame kits so well, that I can't get myself to mount an engine in the back over the rear tire. I guess if I was going to use a rear mount engine I would have to do it on a trike so it didn't look like it was hanging out in the middle of know where.
I know they are probably alot smoother and more reliable than these Chinese kits, but I guess that is what I am willing to sacrifice for the great looks of the in frame motors.
Thanks for the kind words though

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