New to motorized bicycling!

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  1. sdjoe86

    sdjoe86 New Member

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    Hey what's up fellas. I have been into bikes in general for a while now, but it was not until a month ago that I finally decided to build/assemble myself a motorized bicycle. I have been lurking on here for some weeks now gathering info and ideas and I feel that I am ready to start gathering some parts. So far I have ordered a sprocket adapter kit, Some new bars and reverse levers )so that I can hide as many cables as possible), a set of nice steel heavy duty wheels with a drum front brake. I also have a monark springer fork laying around that I have been dying to use, depending on what bike I decide to go with i might be using it.

    Since I will be using my MB for commuting to and from school and really a cruise here and there, I have decided that it it would be best for me to go the cheaper route and order a china engine 2 stroke kit. I have 2 bikes that I am considering using but that I can't just make my mind up on. I want to keep things as simple and streamline as possible. Here are the pics of my two candidates, any feedback or info would be great! thanks guys.

    First bike is a 1937 CWC Roadmaster, the second bike is a 1966 Schwinn Collegiate
     

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    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    Welcome to the forum from a fellow San Diegan (^) The sky is the limit, either of your bikes will make a nice motorized build.....just do it!

    You can 4-stroke for nearly as cheap as a 2-stroke these days. Have fun with your build and we'll see you on a local ride hopefully!

    dnut
     
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    hondabicycle New Member

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    Welcome,
    What did you pay for your rims can I see a picture?
     
  4. CTripps

    CTripps Active Member

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    Welcome aboard.. Both of those bikes will look very nice motored up.
     
  5. sdjoe86

    sdjoe86 New Member

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    Sure which ones?
     
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    inked1974 New Member

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    welcome to the forum! i vote for bike #1 but they are both sweeet!
     
  7. F_Rod81

    F_Rod81 Dealer

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    First off, welcome to the forum; lots of good guys here willing to help. I like both the bikes that you have chosen for a project. If it were me building one of them, then I'd go with the pre-war CWC with a 2 stroke. If your new to the hobby/sport then I recommend mastering a 2 stroke first, before graduating and moving on to a 4 stroke. :) Keep the pics coming
     
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    sdjoe86 New Member

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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys, I really appreciate it. I think I am going to go with my Roadmaster, using my monark fork because the current fork has a slint bend.
     
  9. MotorBicycleRacing

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    Re: New to MB'ing!

    The monarch forks can fail when they are used on a
    motorized bike if they aren't reinforced.
    Try a Google search for some info.

    Put motors on both bikes. :D
     
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    sdjoe86 New Member

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    Thanks man, they have been beefed up some, I also was given the lower brackets that are a bit thicker than the originals and re pops.
     

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