Hello From NH

JR_HOLT

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Jul 18, 2008
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Hi I am new to the forum and have a lot of questions...But I will read a lot first before asking a ton of the same old same old..

My Project is to build a commuter bike for the 70 miles round trip on back country roads. Thoughts and Ideas are more then welcome.

  • Four Stroke or Two (which is better?)
  • Any good source of Old fashion gas tanks (Early Harley Style)?
  • Has any worked on a gas/electric drive hybrid system?

Thanks JR
 

JR_HOLT

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Jul 18, 2008
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NH USA
Hi -

That's 70 miles round trip three days a week and 20 miles the other two. I have biked it on nice days but takes too long. I want to build a derringer style bike to help with the hills. (NH has a lot of intense hills).
 

Ilikeabikea

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Welcome to the forum. I think if I was going to do those kinds of miles I would probably go with a 4 stroke. Glad you joined us.............................
 

Saddletramp1200

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Ditto: 4 stroke is the way to go. Gas tanks are up to you. I have a friend that has a two gallon aluminum keg looking tank mounted behind his saddle.
He pulls a little trailer behind and picks up beer cans as a hobby. Seen him empty some too. (c)
 

comfortableshoes

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I picked up a honda qa50 tank on eBay for about $25. It's a good sized tank and looks good on my bike. I want to say it holds just south of a gallon of fuel. And 2 or 4 stroke you can go all day on that.