newbie first build help Huffy Cranbrook

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  1. jonnyp929

    jonnyp929 New Member

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    Hi everyone. this is my first post as well as my first build that is coming up. I was thinking about buying a cheap and simple cruiser bicycle as my first build. I want to buy an engine kit from ebay and find a bicycle that needs no or very little modifications. I was thinking about the huffy cranbrook because their are very cheap and I have seen a lot of people motorize them. I found one on walmart for $95. I also found a motor kit on ebay for around $150. I have heard people saying that a coaster brake isn't good enough. will I need to install a hand brake? scratgscratgscratgscratgscratg

    once again thanks
     
  2. bigdbeach

    bigdbeach New Member

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    Hi glad you joined I used a wally world bike for mine just a coaster brake on mine but I do need a front brake. I am waiting till I get my springer front end on for that.
     
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    My bike is a Schwinn DelMar.
     
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    if you find a cheap used bike on craigslist you can use it for parts. I even found one with disk brakes and front shocks for 70$, you cant beat that
     
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    what is the difference though? will the sprocket not fit onto the bicycle because the coaster break is bothering it or the stopping isn't sufficient enough?
     
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    jonnyp929 New Member

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    did you have to modify the Schwinn Delmar to mount the motor? the frame looks really wide on the bottom to mount the motor.
     
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    im just saying if you want shocks, and a front break. It may be cheaper to take the front wheel and fork, off of another bike
     
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    I made a Steel plate that I bolted to the motor with two holes that are wider for an u-bolt to bolt to. I will take a pic and post it for you.
     
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    I posted and gave a link to a guy that put a motor on your bike, he did modify the mount a little. Posts with links have to be reviewed so maybe later tonight it will show up
     
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    Here is the front motor mount I made
     
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    A little advice, buy the best bike you possibly can, upgrading wheels, and brakes gets expensive fast same with the kit motors. Coasters are usually ok for a regular riding bike, you should do something about the front even calipers are better than nothing. Most kits come with an oversized tube mount for the bigger down tubes.
     
  14. jonnyp929

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    Hi everyone. i thought about wwhich bicycle i am getting. i current have a gmc denalli road bike. i am going to sell it and buy the genesis onyx 29er. i am also going to buy the huffy cranbrook. after i buy them i will post a picture of the bike and start mounting the engines. thanks so much for helping out with my first build :)
     

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