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  1. John_Roger

    John_Roger New Member

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    Hey future friends!

    I'm just starting to gather some info before I dive into my first built. Are there any common frames that lend themselves well for a conversion? I was thinking of going with a Schwinn DX frame, and finding an old tank off of a moped, or an early Motorcycle. I'm looking at going over the top, ala Derringer cycles. Something to that effect.

    Any input would be warmly received. brnot
     
  2. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
  3. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Hi J,

    Welcome aboard.

    The Schwinn 26" bikes with front and rear rim brakes work well for an in-frame ht installation if an extended front motormount is purchased, and provision is made for properly attaching the chain tensioner.

    Mine is a Southport. There are a few different models in that class.

    Good luck
    rc
     
  4. 2door

    2door Moderator
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    Welcome aboard.
    The Schwinns are good foundations for motorizing. There are many here owned/built by members. As was mentioned the front mount can present some challenges but nothing that can't be overcome with a little ingenuity and imagination.
    Spend some reading time here using the Google Custom Search feature and you'll have plenty of good information to start your project.
    Have fun, ride safe.
    Tom
     

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