My bike broke and I need advice on a new frame

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  1. luckydog

    luckydog New Member

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    Hello my name is Jay, after watching people ride their motorized bikes around town I wanted one.
    I put a four stoke engine kit on a Royal Enfield bike and for two months and quite a few miles had a great time.
    Pulling out of an intersection just reaching full speed I just shut down the throttle to idle and coast for a while the seat moved. Thinking the seat adjustment came loose I put my weight to the rear of the seat and put more weight on the pedals about then the handle bars started pitching down. I then realized the severity of the situation seeing the down tube broken off at the steering neck, luckily I got the bike stopped without any further excitement the front sprocket was just starting to drag on the road.
    So I would like some advice on frames, is there a favorite frame that longtime builders favor?
    Thank you,
    Jay Llewellyn
     
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    If you're going for a mountain bike, the older models of the trek 820 with 20-21" frame are great. But generally any decent steel frame will work. I'm guessing you had an aluminum frame. Aluminum does not fatigue well.
     
  3. WECSOG

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    Hi Jay; I think it's all that reliable ignition that did your frame in. Everybody knows Enfields are designed to use Lucas electrics! :-||
     
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    luckydog New Member

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    Now that you mention it it would act up as soon as a cloud was in the sky. Is it Joseph Lucas "the prince of darkness"
     
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    I ordered a new bike from bikeberry, hopefully I can get it together before the snow flies.
    Jay
     
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