My gosh, I would love to motorize this baby

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by 59Cruiser, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. 59Cruiser

    59Cruiser New Member

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    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    Wow! Sweet piece of vintage chrome, that is!
     
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    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    Way too nice to put a motor on...
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you can pick up flightliners, spaceliners, and whatever other names they go by (sears, murray, and someone else i can't think of all marketed the same bike under their names) for pretty cheap. maybe not in that condition, though.

    i saw a frame for 50 bucks at the swap meet yesterday.

    it's a middleweight bicycle, though, and not exactly the strongest frame design.

    i've seen ones in the same condition go fo 250 or less.
     
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    Agreed. ^^^
     
  6. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I picked up one of those for $80. (not that nice though!)
     
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    Nice looking bicycle, but looks kind of flemsey for motorizing.

    When I was a kid I hated those things because it looked like an old fogie bike. Now that I'm an old fogie it's a different story lol.
     
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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    That is a flimsy old fogie bicycle that is in great condition that I would not motorize either......you couldn't fit a decent sized 4-stroke in that frame if ya wanted too. I just said that 4 times rotfl Make that 6 times....laff

    dnut
     
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  9. 59Cruiser

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    Yeah, the frame does look thin and flimsy but I am guessing it is stronger and built better than most of todays modern run of the mill $150 - $200 bikes. Maybe not ? I would never pay that much for it but it would make one super cool motorized bike as far as looks and style I think.

    I just finished motorizing a 60's schwinn cruiser and stripped it down to start. I was amazed at the quality of the bike compared to todays modern bikes. The little details like the nuts and bolts .. for example an extra heavy duty custom bolt used for the seatpost clamp that has a "S" stamped in it. You could just feel the difference when holding the headset lock nut in your hand, etc.
     

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