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Old 04-24-2012, 01:05 PM
John_Roger John_Roger is offline
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Hey future friends!

I'm just starting to gather some info before I dive into my first built. Are there any common frames that lend themselves well for a conversion? I was thinking of going with a Schwinn DX frame, and finding an old tank off of a moped, or an early Motorcycle. I'm looking at going over the top, ala Derringer cycles. Something to that effect.

Any input would be warmly received.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:43 PM
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Welcome to the forum!
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:58 PM
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Hi J,

Welcome aboard.

The Schwinn 26" bikes with front and rear rim brakes work well for an in-frame ht installation if an extended front motormount is purchased, and provision is made for properly attaching the chain tensioner.

Mine is a Southport. There are a few different models in that class.

Good luck
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:29 PM
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Welcome aboard.
The Schwinns are good foundations for motorizing. There are many here owned/built by members. As was mentioned the front mount can present some challenges but nothing that can't be overcome with a little ingenuity and imagination.
Spend some reading time here using the Google Custom Search feature and you'll have plenty of good information to start your project.
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