Chopper Bike, Impractical without Motor?

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  1. Toadmund

    Toadmund New Member

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    I look at these bikes and I think, they look heavy, but not only that they must be awful if you live near any hills.
    The pedals are positioned so far forward that I think climbing hills would be hard. (at least sitting down)

    Sometimes I think that people put motors on these things, not because they want to, but because they have to.

    Am I right?
    Are they impractical as a pedal bike?
     
  2. 2door

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    My last two builds have been choppers, both built on the Nirve Switchblade chassis. If I had to pedal them they would be the most uncomfortable, hard to ride bikes I've ever had. Put an engine on them and they are the most comfortable, easy riding and best looking I've owned.

    The secret? Make sure the engine stays running cause pedaling one of thses beasts for any distance would not be fun.

    Tom
     
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    Thanks for confirming my thoughts on this.

    I am not getting one, nor am I getting one for anyone else, I was just wondering if my suspicions were correct.

    Just wondered about that.
     

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