Soooo,,,who's gonna be the frist

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by Ted, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    I wouldnt even consider putting an engine on a bike like that......maybe a friction drive or an electric wheel drive but no way a mid mounted engine, a China girl would damage that frame IMO......

    I know carbon fiber is very strong material and it may actually work with a shock absorbing mounting system of some sort, but I think I'll just stick with a steel frame bike myself.

    Very cool looking bike though, and very expensive too I would imagine.
     
  2. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    From what I read, carbon fiber is very strong but not as springy as steel. It can also get brittle in cold weather, I believe. I seem to remember watching a TV program about a guy looking to set a downhill bicycle speed record on a carbon fiber racing bike. He made his attempt during cold weather. The resulting crack-up put him in the hospital. I'm still making up my mind about carbon fiber bikes.
     
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  3. The_Aleman

    The_Aleman New Member

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    That '"glossy chocolate" with gold accents' bike on link is aluminum, not carbon fiber. It's also $1750! It would almost be a crime to put a chinagirl on that beaut IMHO lol
     
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