If you had it to do over again ...

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by bjaspud, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. bjaspud

    bjaspud New Member

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    Hi, I'm a newbie here. I've been on-line for a few days soaking up as much knowledge as I can before posting. First let me say that I'm hooked. I can't wait to order a kit and start building.

    The first question is .... do I build using a single speed bike or do I start off with 10 speed mountain bike? Which should I choose and why? Pros - Cons?

    Thanks,
    Spud
     
  2. brisbane_boy

    brisbane_boy New Member

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    hey spud. Welcome. It all depens on what you want to use ur bike for? My 1st build was a 21 speed mountain bike. And ill admit i never changed gear.
    I think that if you got a old mountain bike the ones with the larger frame they engine should just bolt staigh on and be alot less complicated.
     
  3. Dave31

    Dave31 Moderator
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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.

    Mine is a single speed, I would rather have a multi speed bike. I have a lot of trouble taking off from a dead stop. There are times at higher speeds I would like to pedal and help my motor out but I just do not have the gear to do it.
     
  4. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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    I'd find a dual-suspension 21-speed bike with disc brakes that'd accept rack-mount and frame-mount.
     
  5. Rayzor

    Rayzor New Member

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    Im going to build mine as a 21 speed. My bike will be my only transportation anywhere and the gears do help a bunch up hills that your motor cant climb.
     
  6. Laker

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    I'm going to use a three speed Shimano Worksman Industrial News Boy as my base . Depends on topograhpy.
     
  7. TexasDav

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    Always good to start with a heavy duty bike
     
  8. tyrslider

    tyrslider New Member

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    Worksmans Are Great! I have one I'm gonna stuff a 4 stroke into for a very good friend of mine! It's gonna be 8 speed Sturmey Hub w/ 11g spokes, front drum and suspension. Good times! Love the rear dropouts you can run a bmx chain tensioner on your axle!

    Brisbanes right the old chromoly mtb's are a good 1st build! They handle well too!
     
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