Frame dilema

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Rudz, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Rudz

    Rudz New Member

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    I've had my MB a few months now, around 800 miles on it so far.

    I upgraded the handlebar, stem, wheelset and front rotor on the bikesdirect mtb. Whole bike original cost was $300

    Fast forward, now that I have more experience with these, I realize I probably should have gotten a better frame, one without ridiculously huge tubes. Not to mention a short headtube and minimal room for the engine.

    I'm supposed to get a Christmas bonus and I'm eyeing the skyhawk frames, my bars, wheels brakes will all transfer easily. I just press the headset, grab a bb adapter, bottom bracket, crankset and seatpost. The rest of the stuff should fit.

    I could probably use my current bb and crankset if I wanted to save money.

    Cons of the frame, cost of buying a new frame, and I'd have to buy a different rack or use a backpack. Also smaller tank

    Pros are I feel it's more reliable, and I get to use a high compression head if I want

    Or keep my frame, buy another 4L tank, I cracked mine. New sturdy motor mounts.

    Decision decision
     
  2. BobbyT

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    Buy Ihe frame and build it. If you don't you will keep eyeballing it. Santa is getting me one, If I keep my MB's away from her washer and dryer!dance1
     
  3. Dan

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    You and the baby deserve a gift. Gonna make ya feel better. Most of the parts are transferable, so good investments there.

    Like sands through the hr glass... (lol, opening line from a soap opera that was on TV when I was a little kid, getting home from school every day.)

    The money is gonna go some where. For the $, and how many hrs of joy these crazy forms of functional art give, a really great investment. And still cheaper than golf.

    Or as Carol says; "Keeps ya outa the bars and your happy. You should get it..."

    Not to support or suborn addiction, if it won't cause you and yours to miss a meal or live out doors, why not get it. Me thinks.

    It's only money
     
  4. Rudz

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    That's why I love you guys. Lmfao
     
  5. BobbyT

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    Rudz,
    Time to get the frame while they are on SALE! $99 shipped.
     
  6. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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    so true, I turned down a '36 BSA 1000cc flathead v-twin for $800 back in 1977 - still kicking myself for not getting it
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Staff
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    Holy cap & gown BatMan, might have to revise my letter to Santa.
    wut? I been good. sorta...


    weren't they around $300? I really don't recall.
     
  8. wheelbender6

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    The Skyhawk frames certainly make a motorized bike look more motorcycle-ish. You can always carry extra premix in a different container and add it to the tank when needed.
    Some guys would rather spend their money on engine hop up parts, a shift kit, suspension or stronger wheels.
    It truly is a matter of what you want and what would benefit you most.
     
  9. Rudz

    Rudz New Member

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    Where at? Link?
     
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