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Old 05-18-2008, 02:10 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm very new to all of this. Been reading up on motorized bikes for a little over a week now and I'm sold. I want one so bad I can't stand it, but I'm short on funds (who isn't). Glad that I found this board and I hope to be here for a while. Nice to meet you all.
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:40 AM
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Hey crabdance, welcome to the forum. Lots of motorized bicycle enthusiasts here. One good thing about bikes is if you are a pretty good scrounger people will give you bikes for free. Lots of em don't need much work at all to make them into a motorized bike. Have fun building and take lots of pictures..............
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:01 AM
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Welcome to the place!

Friendly, informative, helpful....
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:31 AM
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Hi everyone,
I'm very new to all of this. Been reading up on motorized bikes for a little over a week now and I'm sold. I want one so bad I can't stand it, but I'm short on funds (who isn't). Glad that I found this board and I hope to be here for a while. Nice to meet you all.
Do what I did, just set aside $20 every one or two weeks, plus any extra windfall can go into the pot. Then hit eBay. Got me hooked!!!

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:37 AM
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Do what I did, just set aside $20 every one or two weeks, plus any extra windfall can go into the pot. Then hit eBay. Got me hooked!!!

:welcome:
Hi Pablo,
That's what I'm trying to do. I'm trying to save every penny I can Since you mention eBay, I have a question for you. I notice that the prices are better on eBay than on other commercial web sites... do you know why this is? Just wondering.

Thanks for the advice..
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:43 AM
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Well some of the eBay guys cut corners....but some of them just make money on the shipping. $99 for the kit, $99 for shipping. I Normally send someone to Dax, but first time out for the lowest bucks, your best bet MAY be eBay......it's a classic decision. With DAX the stuff will work. (something Chinese may very well be goofy though). With the eBay kits there will be a defect (or more than one) and it's up to you to find it! (Usually a low cost fix)
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:51 AM
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Well some of the eBay guys cut corners....but some of them just make money on the shipping. $99 for the kit, $99 for shipping. I Normally send someone to Dax, but first time out for the lowest bucks, your best bet MAY be eBay......it's a classic decision. With DAX the stuff will work. (something Chinese may very well be goofy though). With the eBay kits there will be a defect (or more than one) and it's up to you to find it! (Usually a low cost fix)
Can you give me the url to Dax so I can take a look? I might want to stick with something that I know will work because I'm not that much of a handyman. I appreciate your time and your help. It's nice to know that someone is willing to help these days. Especially when you don't know too much about the subject matter.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:02 AM
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bicycle engine kit, bike engine, bicycle engine, bicycle motor

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Me help? You should see how helpful some of the fellows here are
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:08 AM
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bicycle engine kit, bike engine, bicycle engine, bicycle motor

He's a cool site sponsor.

Me help? You should see how helpful some of the fellows here are
What a dunce... now that I look at the left side, I see the link to Dax. Thanks for the link though. I will check out the site and see what their prices are like. thanks again for your help.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:05 AM
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No, dunces on this site. Just some people not as aquainted with the site as others. When you get ready to start building there are some really smart and experienced motorized bicycle builders that are more than willing to give advice and help. This is the friendliest and most helpful forum I have ever been a part of............
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