Greetings from Kentucky
I'm Stuart from Frankfort, Kentucky. I've been lurking for a few days here reading and learning as much as I can before I set up my first motorized bike. A friend of mine in Louisville put together a Staton Inc kit with his Honda gx31engine he had from an old roto tiller. Well, I've been enamoured with his project ever since and I just have to build one (maybe a second for my son). I'm pretty set on going with the Staton-Inc rack mount 4 stroke NuVinci drive and currently looking for a good bike to mate it with. Any suggestions on quality retro looking beach cruisers ?? I've been thinking about a Schwinn Deluxe 7 if I can find one, but I know that Schwinn isn't the company they used to be and I'm not sure the bike would hold up to this or not. I sure do love the old Schwinn Phantom look though....sort of the '59 Caddy of bicycles ! I definately want a high quality springer front end, and quality hand brakes on both front and rear, and balloon tires. A cool retro bike is what I'm after...as my son calls it, the "ultimate old man bike" LOL.
Anyway, this forum is great and I look forward to continue learning and sharing my experiences with the build(s).