Phatmoto 79cc bike

Discussion in '4 Stroke Bicycle Engines & Kits' started by Tigger, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. indian22

    indian22 Well-Known Member

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    It's so encouraging to read the path you've taken Kelly I'd hope many new to the hobby will read your post. None of this is instant and so many get discouraged and quit. Sixty years working, first on bicycles, and then scooters, cars, cycles & now back to bicycles... some with motors. I started on 4 strokes then two cycles and tried to take what I knew with me when modifying for power. That was a big mistake they don't translate well. Reading and learning, talking with those really in the know, that's how I learn...still. Money matters but so does building with what you've got right now assembling a kit on a donor frame is a great way to start and I've seen some awesome bikes result from just that.

    Keep encouraging others Kelly & teaching you've learned a lot to this point that is good share.

    Rick C.
     
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  2. motorhedfred

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    I see they're marked down to $499...but only the yellow ones. Does the pigment in yellow paint really cost that much less? $100 more for red, $200 more for black.

    I suppose if you mask off the tank portion of the frame, paint the rest satin black and add a set of fenders in matching yellow it would look old school cool.
     
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  3. Taffy13

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    Probably because not many people buy the bright yellow and they have old stock that's just sitting about collecting oxidization and dust
     
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    I was being sarcastic. Generally speaking, opaque black is usually the cheapest pigment, opaque red usually the most expensive. I figured it was probably a stock balancing move.

    I wish I was in a position to buy one. Maybe I should thin the herd...
     

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