Heavy duty bike frame?

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  1. Ron j

    Ron j New Member

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    Had a micargi beach cruiser frame till yesterday when it snapped in half. Luckily didn't put it down. Like the look but need something solid. Looking for suggestions. Go frame only or get another kit? Looking online at frames but not sure of there sturdiness and clearance for engine. Gonna start checking garage sales too. Need to know what to look for and want to stick with coaster brakes. Just trying to save leg work on a rebuild.
    Thanks for any 411
    Ron J
     
  2. WightBoy

    WightBoy New Member

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    You may want to look for a worksman frame for strength.
     
  3. JonnyR

    JonnyR New Member

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    worksman has made great bikes for 100 years snd sportsman flyer is another good choice
     
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    The_Aleman New Member

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    Schwinn Heavy Dutis aren't to be overlooked either. They're about Worksman-strength and have been made for a long time.
     
  5. JonnyR

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    worksman has a lugged frame which is the strongest way to assemble a frame if you want a strong bike lugged frame is the way to go plus they have some of the best rims and can have the drum brake hub stock also they are made in the ozone park new york
     
  6. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    What engine will go in the bike? The Worksman frame in stock form doesn't have a lot of room for an engine. Even a China girl is a tight squeeze unless you modify the frame. That's what I had to do to fit a 98cc Sachs engine in mine.

    I also have a 50 Schwinn straightbar frame (Panther)which has a lot more room without modifying the frame.

    So it makes a difference iwhat engine you intend to use and whether or not you are willing to alter the frame.
    SB
     
  7. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i wanna see some pics of the micargi busted in half!
     
  8. Ron j

    Ron j New Member

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    Can you say CATASTROPHIC KERBLAMMO!!!!!
     
  9. JonnyR

    JonnyR New Member

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    i think i could weld that it would be hard to get perfect but i bet i could do it :)
     
  10. Ron j

    Ron j New Member

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    Probably be able to weld at the crank but the front tube snapped just below the motor mount. I think the fine quality Chinese steel would just melt. I see someone has a sportsman frame will this engine fit without any mod? I must admit I was quite rough on the equipment . But never thought I'd snap the frame . She only had 5-600 miles on her with 90% on paved potholed roads and a little mild off-roading. I'm positive welding is not an option. Looking for a solid but cheap chassis .
     
  11. Ron j

    Ron j New Member

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    Sorry to change subjects but does anyone know the real output of the magneto aux. wire is it AC or DC want to slap a led in my headlight and want to know what voltage and if I need a rectifier.
    Thanks for all the help guys
    It's just a costly HAHA in the world of "MILES OF SMILES" !!!!!
    Ron J
    Road America's Rockin Ronny
     
  12. chainmaker

    chainmaker New Member

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    I would look for a American made Schwinn frame or Worksman frame, the worksman is tight for space but they can fit a china girl but not much more. Check over at RatRodBikes.com always some good american made frames over there on the forum for sale.
     
  13. Chubbz McNasty

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    I'm running a Micargi stretch frame...I would have crapped my pants! Your lucky the backbone collapse.
     
    #13 Chubbz McNasty, Sep 27, 2012
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