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  1. rslavicek

    rslavicek New Member

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    I'm looking to build a motorizied bike. I'm a retired computer tech that lives in San Diego. I rode motorcycles for about 25 years and then switched to bicycles. My legs are getting older and the hills seem longer so I'm looking for some mechanical help. My first shot was a electric bicycle that I picked up for my wife from a classified add. It leaves a lot to be desired. I've ridden it a couple of times and it feels like I'm peddling in mud with the motor off. I would like to try building a gas version. I have a decent mountain bike that I could convert or I could buy a new one. Deos anyone know any sources in the San Diego area?
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Welcome to the forum....I can't help you with the San Diego source. I will suggest that you get a rack mount friction drive if you don't like pedalling mud with the engine off. Most of the rack mount and in frame kits with the chain to the rear wheel offer some resistance when the engine is disengaged.
     
  3. Dave31

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    Welcome to the forum, glad you joined us.
     
  4. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    you can buy your bike at local store and have a engine kit delivered to your door.
    walmart - bike enginekit - gasbike.net
     
  5. rslavicek

    rslavicek New Member

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    Thanks all. I may end up buying it on line but I'm a little worried, one of the stores had a disclaimer that they couldn't sell to California residents. Since they were located in California do they know something that the others don't? I also looked at the friction drives, but I wasn't impressed with the quality.
     
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    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    many sellers on e-bay will sell to anyone even in cali,you just have to find one and no nobody knows anything that we dont already.

    the locals just dont sell to calis because of the 2-stroke emissions,but we dont care about that.
     

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