Is s aluminum frame a no no.

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  1. Lorenzo Guevara

    Lorenzo Guevara New Member

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    Picked up a hybrid with an aluminum frame for a very good price .will it work or should I keep looking.
     
  2. Lorenzo Guevara

    Lorenzo Guevara New Member

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    From what I read on other post's, shouldn't be a problem. Answer my own question.
     
  3. Greg58

    Greg58 Well-Known Member

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    The black bike in my avatar is aluminum, its my first bike I built in early 2011.
     
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    Tony01 Well-Known Member

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    It’s fine if you check frequently for cracks. It will break with enough miles.

    Suspension helps reduce frame damage. Coil shock up front with a seat shock of some kind.
     
  5. waynesdata

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    The wheels seem to be the weakest link on low end bikes. Cheap poorly setup wheels will fail long before an aluminum frame even on walmart / target bikes
     
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    Greg over the years I've pounded aluminum mountain bike frames no suspension and with partial or full and they held up great just as good as steel.

    I prefer to work with steel however, but still use aluminum frames on some of my motorized bikes; my Grubee is a 2011 frame as well and is coming up on 20,000 real world miles with not a crack & half of that with no suspension on seat or forks.

    Rick C.
     
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  7. allen standley

    allen standley Well-Known Member

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    Done a few with Alum. Frames. No Probs. Mount the motor secure being careful not to crush or distort the alum. My Daily is an Alum. Genesis Onyx 29". Very solid.
     
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    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    Allen the Genesis is a good example, along with Felt, Fito... and a host of others that are excellent choices to motorize and ride hard daily on the street.
     
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    allen standley Well-Known Member

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    Yes, aside from a custom fab tank mount this was a very kit friendly, easy build.
     
  10. xXNightRiderXx

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    I prefer to work with steel only. I have the mindset of failure aversion: a steel frame will give warning before complete failure. An aluminum frame will simply fail.
     
  11. ChevyDave56

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    Hey, I'm new and just bought a Onyx 29" bike. I have no idea where to staty. But I want to put an engine on it. I'm about 160 my son is about 315
     
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    This belongs in introductions mate. If you make a post there, I'd be happy to help as much as I can.
     
  13. ChevyDave56

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    I did in hello and welcome yourself ;) was also doing a quick question here just in case
     

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