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Pre-Motorized Bicycle Information. Before you mount that engine to your bicycle frame, you'll want to know if the bike is ready for the engine! Ask our experts here for advice on what will perform well.

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Old 05-31-2015, 10:53 PM
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Default 212cc capable frame?

I'm in a tight spot atm, I'm looking for a frame that will handle and fit a HF 212cc... Now, as far as felt frames I love them, however, I don't have a local supplier, so if anyone has a way for me to purchase one, or a reputable online supplier, that would be completely fine.

Otherwise, I'd love to hear input from anyone whom has suggestions.

That being said, locally I've pretty much exhausted my options for older steel frames, unfortunately a long time ago the ones that I had were sold. At the moment, I don't have the tools to fab anything... so, unfortunately, I'm left to what's on the market.

Thanks for any suggestions,
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

bump......... Curious to hear folks opinion on this...
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:47 PM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

if you have a welder just get a wally world bike and gauset the frame with triangle cuts of thick 3/16 sheet metal from lowes

the gausets will take the load off of the welds and distribute the forces and torque evenly throught the frame

that would be as simple as cutting triangle pieces to fit in all the corners of the inside frame work and welding them centered in the tubes with a solid bead (tacking them would defeat there pourpose) the larger the triangle gauset brace the stronger and more stif and ridgid your bike will be.

i can take a cheap wally 100$ speacial and with 1 small sheet of 18guage steel from lowes for 15$ make the frame so strong and stiff you can park a fork truck on it
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:54 PM
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as a matter of fact they can be welded on the outer side of the tubes also if you want it just wont look as pretty but it wil serve the same pourpose
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:22 PM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

I am just starting a Predator 212 build on a Skyhawk GT2 frame. They have them on a killer sale on gasbike for the one with the CG mount built in. I plan to either make creative use of the CG mount or just simply cut it off. Anyway don't buy the last one before I get my paycheck that I have planned for it lol.
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Old 07-06-2015, 02:17 PM
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if you have a welder just get a wally world bike and gauset the frame with triangle cuts of thick 3/16 sheet metal from lowes

the gausets will take the load off of the welds and distribute the forces and torque evenly throught the frame

that would be as simple as cutting triangle pieces to fit in all the corners of the inside frame work and welding them centered in the tubes with a solid bead (tacking them would defeat there pourpose) the larger the triangle gauset brace the stronger and more stif and ridgid your bike will be.

i can take a cheap wally 100$ speacial and with 1 small sheet of 18guage steel from lowes for 15$ make the frame so strong and stiff you can park a fork truck on it
Please understand that I by no means want to rain on your parade here but this information is not quite right.
A cheap wally world bike no matter how many gussets you cobble on to it is still a cheap bike.
Low quality materials do not make for a quality or safe build.
Look for an industrial bike like a workman.
http://www.worksmancycles.com/
You can order one just about anyway you need it.
Then if you can not fab parts use the available bolt on kits to complete your build.
A 212 is never a cheap build , if you value your hyde.......
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Old 07-06-2015, 05:58 PM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

So to clarify, you're saying that gussets don't reinforce welds and increase structural integrity? Respectfully I disagree and happen to agree more with Roger that a Walmart bike can be made much stronger if properly gusseted.
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Old 07-06-2015, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

McChicken- The Sportsman Flyer company makes bikes that will handle that safely... if you're willing to spend.
Also, boxcar has given you some dependable advice.

Good luck!
Please keep us informed.

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Old 07-06-2015, 07:19 PM
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Default Re: 212cc capable frame?

Most people will struggle gusseting a walmart bike properly...then you still have a walmart bike...just welded on
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:26 PM
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Most people will struggle gusseting a walmart bike properly...then you still have a walmart bike...just welded on
Well said...spend the money and do it right the first time

On another note that GT frame is not a good choice either.
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