29" Genesis Onyx - Help, First Project

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  1. Onyx_Projekt

    Onyx_Projekt New Member

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    Hi,
    My name is James, and I have a new 29" Genesis "Onyx" and would like to order a gas-powered rig for it. I keep reading that the rims have to sacrificed due to spoke count, and other reasons, but was wondering if there was a way to hook up disc-brakes versus caliper brakes so that I can keep these unique high-profile rims (one of the reasons I picked this bike).
    I am TOTALLY open to suggestions for kits, motors, and anything else you guys know about dealing with this particular bike.
    Thanks Kindly!
    ~J~

    laff
     
  2. Dirt Road Cowboy

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    First off, welcome to the forum.

    Next, look in the Motorized Mountain Bikes section. There are quite a few 29's that guys here have built. I'm sure they can answer your questions.

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  3. bandito

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    I like that bike its 200$ cheaper than the local bike shop. I like it.
     
  4. Onyx_Projekt

    Onyx_Projekt New Member

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    Mine is a cruiser, not a mountain bike...
     
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    bandito New Member

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    Onyx wasssup?
     
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    Do it! You!
     
  7. Onyx_Projekt

    Onyx_Projekt New Member

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    I was stating that my Bicycle is not a Mountain Bike... The 29" Genesis Onyx is one of their Cruiser Models... You told me to look in the Mountain Bike Forum.
    Do what? me?

    laff
     
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    Sorry. I was thinking of the other 29" Wal-Mart bike.


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  9. motorhedfred

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    Here's a link to a build thread based on your bike. This one is for a FD (friction drive) rack mount (engine in the back, atop the rear tire), but there's a lot of good info....

    http://motorbicycling.com/showthread.php?t=29901

    Go to the Google search at the top and type this in [genesis-onyx] and you get tons of results.

    Good luck and make us proud, grasshopper.

    MHF
     
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  10. Onyx_Projekt

    Onyx_Projekt New Member

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    I want to go gas powered. Electric is a pain in the butt and just seems wussy. Plus I want the aesthetic of a gas-powered cruiser. I like the way it looks with the tank. I don't want to change my wheels, so I need to find out how to work that. This guys built something other than what I had in mind. Still scouring google, but most of these links don't have a straightforward parts list, which is what I'm looking for. I am receiving the money to do this from another source, and that means I'm on their timeframe for when the cash is available. I just need to know what parts to order and then do the learning thing before i start turning wrenches.
     

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