kent siesta key 7 spd crusier??

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  1. hutchbike

    hutchbike New Member

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    hello everyone im new to this.. so i wanna start by thanking all for there posts of bikes projects . well i just got a kent siesta from big 5 for $120. im going to install a china girl i just got with fresh new upgrades... so they say lol. its a 26" bike like a cranbook. anybody heard of it? ill try to post pics later. any tips on the build? ive read alot about the chain tentioner not working very good i was thinking about welding it or drilling hole in frame to keep it from coming in on the spokes. any thoughts on that? or should i go without tentioner at all? i wanna get a rear hub adapter from sbp or pirate idk the size i need yet. & i might need the front uni motor mount now. thanks for any help.
     
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    ok i just seen motovelo site its the same bike they use in there install videos.
     
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    Hi. Yes I have that bicycle. They seem adequate for a GEBE or EZM kit. I think mine came with a sticker that said: "TIG Welded 1020 steel". I installed the kits carefully and I go at 22mph or less. The tensioner for EZM: I up-graded the bolts and clamp them very tight to the chain stay and twisted the longer piece of steel slightly (with vice-grips) to align the tensioner wheel with the pirate sprocket. The bicycle is $160 on sale for $120. I would not drill that thing, I don't know about welding anything to that chain stay either. I don't think you should run at 30-35mph with the China two stroke happy time on that bicycle for more than a couple seconds at a time, it might shake or crack.
     

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