Road bikes?

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  1. SeattleMike

    SeattleMike New Member

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    Has anyone put a kit on a road bike, like a light weight one with skinny tires? I want to put a kit on a nice one, but I'm wondering if the skinny tires aren't strong enough, or for some other reason it would be too much for the bike to handle. Any input guys?
     
  2. SeattleMike

    SeattleMike New Member

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    Also, what about an aluminum frame bike? Would the aluminum be too weak for a kit?
     
  3. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    To be honest I have no idea. I bought a three speed with skinny tires and a steel frame. I put an electric motor on it and rode it through the bike trail a couple of times and decided not to do it. I put bigger tires on it and converted it to a cruiser.

    The bike was pretty unstable for me. I don't have a lot of balance and the road is pretty awful around here. The small pot holes and bumps in the pavement threw me all over the road.

    I wise I could be more helpful.
     
  4. TINKERER

    TINKERER New Member

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    I'm currently using a vintage road/comfort bike with a heavy steel frame and skinny tires. I think it looks sweet. It is a rough ride but seems to be pretty fast, here are some pics.

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  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    I mounted a kit on a 70's Ross Europa with 1.90 tires- no problems.
     
  6. Autocycler

    Autocycler New Member

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    I agree with you....sweet ride. :D

    Any problems with flat tires?
     
  7. deacon

    deacon minor bike philosopher

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    I run 1.9 on a cruiser and yes they are plenty wide I think. It was the 1 3/8 english 3speed tires that threw me all over the road.
     
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    Mine's mounted on a 12 speed bike. Both hands on the bars at all times!! Vibrates like mad!! Not the most comfortable thing to ride.
     

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