Maroon bikes

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  1. gphil

    gphil Member

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    Any of you guys seen the "Maroon Bikes" Yup that is the name. Chainless and have airless tires. Have a geared rear hub and really look built strong. Have locking systems and lights requiring no batteries. Bet they cost. Built in Texas. I think the site is maroonbikes.com Ok enough .G
     
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    I'm impressed, not just with the bikes but the whole company vision. Prices aren't too bad considering what you get: lifetime warranty, stainless hardware, Nexus hub, design features built in, made in the USA. I'm not crazy about airless tires but I'd give the stock units a try and could always swap them out, otherwise I'd keep it stock as a good pedal city bike without a motor.
     
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    Man, look at all those abandoned bikes!
    I would fix 'em up and up a motor on each one and sell 'em.
     
  4. gphil

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    Abandoned bikes , who would figure that many. I would love to have a free run in there for parts. Wonder how much torque those gears would stand on the Maroon bikes? Have to figure a way to attach a drive on the bottom bracket. Could be done,,,,,small Honda motorcycle huh.
     
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    Figure a 185 lb rider, pedaling hard and off the saddle, is putting out far more torque than
    than any of the small engines commonly associated with MBs are capable of.
     
  6. gphil

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    I would say you are correct on that statement. Like to see a little four stroke on that one. Oh well G
     
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    A 20 year old man in his prime only can muster 1/3 hp, the motor has how many hp?
     
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    I have ridden the Rugged cycles bike...
     

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    Does anybody know what their prices are? I cannot find any on their web site.
     
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    Not exactly. HP is commonly measured as peak and sustained levels, also HP is not the same as torque. Average club road cyclists can hold at 300 watts (.4 HP) for 30 minutes sustained and sprint peaks of 1500 watts (2.1 HP) at over 100 ft. lbs. of torque in sprints. At upper athletic levels, Tour de France racer Mario Cipollini has a max sprint power of 1900 watts (2.5 HP) and world-class cycle sprinter Marty Nothstein produces upwards of 160 ft. lbs. of torque in track sprints.

    For comparison, A Honda GXH 50 produces 2.1 HP and net torque of 2.0 ft. lbs.
     
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    The $1190 figure shows up on the model page.
     
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    Thank you. I still see no prices on the page though.
    I will still browse the whole site more thoroughly and see if I can find any more details.
    I like these bikes. If I can ever afford the whole thing, I see adding a GEBE or friction drive to one being very hard to beat!
     
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    Looking at that boneyeard, it makes me think my local university would be a good place to find some cheap frames...
     

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