getting too old to climb my hill

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  1. deadethylene

    deadethylene New Member

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    i have a burley "canto" recumbent that i'd like to motorize, getting rid of the pedalling entirely. was referred here by spookytooth cycles after querrying them re the suitability/modifications neccessary to add their 4cycle "5g" motor, any thoughts?
     
  2. professor

    professor New Member

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    Welcome to Motorbicycling! Only thoughtI have is to keep the pedaler drive set- up with whatever you do. Beats walking if something goes wrong and many states require pedals or you are listed as a motorcycle.
     
  3. shwnrttr

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    i think the 5g that spooky tooth sells is the same thing as the hoot gear box its crap i wouldnt use it. go with a q matic there the best.they cost a little more but there worth it.
     
  4. Mannhouse51

    Mannhouse51 New Member

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    Welcome to the forum ! I agree , hills suck the older we get . Have fun with your project , keep us informed .
     
  5. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum. Recumbents can make climbing more difficult than a conventional bicycles, but you more than make up for it when you have a headwind. Sounds like a fun project.
     

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