Senior Project

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  1. taylorg

    taylorg New Member

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    Hey guys, well for my senior project im building a bike. Its just that i have no clue what kind of kit i need to get. Help Please :)
     
  2. rustycase

    rustycase Gutter Rider

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    Get the absolute cheapest thing you can find and keep a log for the project information.
    Have fun!
    rc
     
  3. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Take your time, read up on all the options right here on this site, then make an educated decision.

    For simplicity, go with a rack mount or friction drive.

    For low cost and a bit of tinkering, an in frame will do.
     
  4. Rocky_Motor

    Rocky_Motor New Member

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    If it's a senior project I wouldn't buy a kit. That's kind of cheating don't you think? Your decision though. There is no "best" kit.
     
  5. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Sure there are some "best kits" so to speak.

    A kit from thatsdax http://thatsdax.com/KITS.html is complete, and offers good customer service, as compared to an unknown (or infamous) ebay seller...
     
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    Thats true, I didn't think of that. Nonetheless, it's important to know that any kit from anywhere can contain damaged items.
     
  7. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Hence the need for good customer service....thatsdax! :)
     
  8. Tinsmith

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    Welcome and good luck. Do a whole lot of reading on this site and make notes. I read for months before jumping in and after several years now I can see just how much it helped me avoid a lot of mistakes You'll get alot of helpful advice and encouragement here. Take your time and try to do it right the first time, and if you like to tinker this is the place to be. Pirate Cycles are a real good outfit to look at for product.
    Dan
     
  9. 2door

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    Did someone say, "Senior". We have plenty of them here, many with years of mechanical and technical experience to help you with your project. If you can't find an answer using the Google Custom Search feature, just ask. You'll get plenty of opinions.
    Good luck, keep us posted on your progress.
    Tom
     
  10. fx-2

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    Welcome were not senior were just old adolescents . When I start a project the thing I think of first is skill level what can I do , the next i how is my tooling . An last how big a project do you want to start . My build is therapy , at work just about everything I build gets distorted . With my bike the fun is in the build . Read lots and have tons of fun with your project . Dan
     
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  11. taylorg

    taylorg New Member

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    Thanks yall so much, I just have no idea where to start. My step-dad rides a lot and my neighbor did a Kikker 5150 bike kit and he loved it but I never got to see it. Iv looked around on the internet to find that bike but I always see that it has been discontinued :( but I just need a simple easy bike that I can ride on long-distance trips and something comfy, and cheap. I have the place to build it and all I just don't know what exactly to be looking at.
     
  12. 2door

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    Start by checking out the many vendors you see down both sides of this page. Then keep reading the numerous threads aimed at whatever you have a question about.
    You'll find information on cruiser bikes, choppers, road bikes and even trikes.
    There are kit builders and the DIY guys who have found ways to use engines from various garden tools, pumps and generators. There are threads (discussions) on the best mounting techniques, troubleshooting and wiring/electrical and much more.
    The beauty of our hobby is that you're only limited by your wallet and your imagination. The search feature will provide you with hours of reading. Just type in a keyword/s and sit back and enjoy.
    If you have specific questions there's always someone here to help. Good Luck.
    Tom
     

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